New York Times faces backlash for calling Pulwama terror attack an 'explosion', misspelling PM Modi's name

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 12, 2019, 04.09 PM(IST)

File photo: PM Narendra Modi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The American daily, in its tweet, called him Prime Minister 'Narandra' Modi. 

The New York Times, a leading American daily, raked controversy on Monday after it referred to Pulwama terror attack as an "explosion". Twitterati didn't spare a second to troll the US media giant with some even asking if the 9/11 terror attack was an airplane crash if Pulwama bombing was an "explosion". 

The "explosion" bit wasn't the only folly exhibited in the NYT tweet. Its post on a story on the upcoming Lok Sabha polls had the Prime Minister's name spelt wrongly as "Narandra Modi". 

"After an explosion in Kashmir and weeks of brinkmanship with Pakistan, many Indians are rallying behind Prime Minister Narandra Modi as elections approach," the NYT tweet read. 

The incident triggered a wave of reactions from Twitter users, essentially Indians, who were angered by the unexpected error.  


"Nyt... pls Correct your journalism and spelling errors. It did not expect you about Pulwama attack. Terrorist Attack Anywhere in the world, It is Terrorism. And our Prime Minister's name is Narendra Modi... Not Narandra," one Twitter user posted on the microblogging site. 


It is not the first time when the Twitterati has came down heavily on the erroneous. Just a few days back, US President Donald Trump was trolled for calling Apple CEO Tim Cook as "Tim Apple". 

Cook even went ahead and changed his Twitter handle to Tim Apple.