Sunday, June 7, 2020

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7 out of 8 of those panelists belonged to South Africa, however, there was one name that did not add up - Anand Sharma, Congress leader.

Latest news

Shekhar Gupta peddles anti-Brahmin narrative accusing Brahmins of enjoying imaginary privileges

If 'Brahmin Bashing' was ever a sport, perhaps the 'liberal-secular' Shekhar Gupta and his ilks in the media would have won a medal

FIR registered against Ekta Kapoor and others on charges of hurting religious sentiments and insulting army personnel in erotic web series XXX

The complainant Neeraj Yagnik said that he registered a complaint after he noted that there has been objectionable use of national emblem and army uniform in the web series.

Netizens flag inflammatory posts inciting violence by a man named Afsaar Bhai, demand intervention from UP CM Yogi Adityanath and UP Police

Citing chaotic protests in the US, the man incited violence by calling for a fresh wave of violent protests, more gory than the previous ones

NIA arrests key terror-funding plotter Abdul Jabbar Sheikh in 2019 Vishakhapatnam espionage case from Mumbai

Abdul Rehman Abdul Jabbar Sheikh is the 15th person to be arrested in the Vishakhapatnam Indian Navy espionage case

‘American filmmaker Cynthia Ritchie told me that Pakistan PM Imran Khan wanted to have sex with her’: Pakistani TV host

Cynthia alleged that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is spreading fake news against her and called Ali Saleem a nice guy but misguided

13-year-old Madurai girl convinces her hairdresser father to donate entire savings to help the needy during Coronavirus lockdown

Despite harrowing experience of losing everything 7 years ago, Mohan distributed grocery and essential items to the poor during lockdown

Editor's Picks

This is not the first time Arvind Kejriwal has said he doesn’t watch Rahul Kanwal’s shows, here is an incident from 2014

Arvind Kejrowal rejects the claim of India Today journalist Rahul Kanwal that he watched his program on Delhi hospitals

A tale of 2 contradictory orders: How Arvind Kejriwal govt made the Coronavirus fight impossible for doctors at Ganga Ram Hospital

Reportedly, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital would test 150-170 Coronavirus samples and conduct 30-40 surgeries per day, prior to the government order.

Celebrities have commercialised dissent in India, they say ‘BlackLivesMatter’ while endorsing racist fairness creams: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut slams celebrities for speaking on 'Black Lives Matter' while staying silent on incidents like Palghar lynching

No, Jyotiraditya Scindia has not ‘removed BJP’ from his Twitter bio: Here is the truth

Media claimed that Jyotiraditya Scindia, the former Congress leader who is now with the BJP, had removed his association with the BJP from his Twitter bio.

How AltNews ‘fact-checked’ the pregnant elephant story to shield Muslim suspects, quietly changed copy but continued to peddle agenda

AltNews tried to 'fact-check' the brutal incident that resulted in the death of an elephant in Kerala with the aim to shield the Muslim suspects

US filmmaker says former Pakistan minister Rehman Malik raped her, former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani manhandled her: Watch

Cynthia D. Ritchie said that sexual assault against her by Senator Rehman Malik had happened occurred at Interior Minister's residence in 2011

Data automatically updated from this public source

6,966,495
Updated on 7 June, 2020 6:06 AM
6,966,495
Worldwide cases
Updated on 7 June, 2020 6:06 AM
401,607
Worldwide deaths
Updated on 7 June, 2020 6:06 AM
India
246,622
Total cases
Updated on 7 June, 2020 6:06 AM
India
118,695
Recovered
Updated on 7 June, 2020 6:06 AM
India
6,946
Deaths
Updated on 7 June, 2020 6:06 AM

Coronavirus
Latest info and reports

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Delhi Government files FIR against Medical Superintendent of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for allegedly flouting ICMR directives on Coronavirus testing

Delhi govt files FIR against Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for allegedly not using RT PCR app while collecting Coronavirus samples as per ICMR norms

BJP leader Nandini Sharma shares video showing dead bodies lying unattended in Delhi hospital alongside patients undergoing treatment

A video shared on social media shows Coronavirus patients being treated next to unattended death bodies of Coronavirus victims

Congress leader Archana Dalmia passes off an old image from 2017 as recent one, deletes it after being caught

Archana Dalmia claimed that the woman had died by the railway tracks of the MP's Damoh and she was spotted by people in the state

Coronavirus: Mild and asymptomatic cases do not need hospitalization, says Delhi Health department

Citing union health ministry guidelines, Delhi govt said that Coronavirus patients with mild and no symptoms do not need hospitalization

Markaz management deliberately disregarded police instructions to send back its members, central govt tells SC

Markaz management did not inform about the Tablighi Jamaat gathering to authorities, centre tells SC in affidavit

Facebook user narrates the harrowing tale of his struggle to get tested for Coronavirus in Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi

Delhi man narrates how he was told by multiple hospitals and laboratories that Delhi govt has stopped Coronavirus testing for 2-3 days

Opinions

On the need for making “The Judge” – A movie on Love Jihad and the typical ‘liberal’ reaction of Hindus to the issue

Maker of The Judge explains why he made a movie on Love Jihad, a topic not touched by mainstream movie makers

Congress mouthpiece says ‘Muslims have sat quiet and subdued’: Here is how they are wrong and how their dog-whistling might not work

National Herald published an article that said that the first year of Modi Sarkar 2.0 has been the 'worst possible year' for Muslims in the country.

Tiananmen Massacre to Communist attacks on Indian people: A saga of hate, hypocrisy and violence

Thousands of students were killed in broad daylight by the Chinese government to curb dissenting voices in the Tiananmen Square Massacre

The Tiananmen Square Massacre: June the 4th 1989 when the Communist Party of China brutally crushed an anti-establishment mass movement

The Tiananmen Square Massacre, also known as the June 4th incident which took place in the year 1989, is regarded as one of the darkest phase in the history of China.

Tiananmen Square Massacre: The heinous face of communism

The Tiananmen Square Massacre was one of the most heinous chapters of the World's political history and it is imperative that it is remembered for what it was

Not just Tiananmen Square: There are torture rooms in colleges in Communist ruled Kerala

The forgotten students in the torture rooms of Communist ruled Kerala are the real victims.

Politics

Gujarat: Ahead of Rajya Sabha polls, Congress moves its MLAs to resorts

The Election Commission (EC) has now finalised the polling of four Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat on June 19.

News of Chhota Bheem ditching Chutki to marry princess Indumati is fake, clarifies maker of animated show after netizens outrage over ‘betrayal’ by Bheem

Netizens launch #JusticeForChutki campaign after news spread that Chhota Bheem is ditching best friend Chutki to marry princess Indumati

Media furthers a dangerous narrative, wrongly portrays scuffle between cops and a thug in Rajasthan as ‘India’s George Floyd moment’

There is a stark difference between the George Floyd murder and what happened in Jodhpur when police tried to control a thug who assaulted them

The Wire report claims Tripura govt paid less amount to students for mid-day meal scheme, data shows govt paid 50% more

Tripura govt debunks The Wire report saying less amount was paid to students under mid-day meal scheme during lockdown

Food Corporation of India fact-checks Scroll, calls out its deliberately misleading report claiming 65 lakh tonnes food grains wasted amid lockdown

The FCI has slammed Scroll after the latter published a report claiming that India had let 65 lakh tonnes of grains go to waste.

Media

Defence Ministry advises media to refrain from any speculative and unsubstantiated reporting on India-China border situation

Defence ministry said that any speculative reporting about India-China border situation would not be helpful

FIR registered in Delhi against journalist Vinod Dua for spreading fake news and creating public nuisance: Read the details

FIR registered by Delhi police against Vinod Dua on the complaint of Delhi BJP spokesperson Naveen Kumar for reporting fake news

Rajdeep Sardesai discusses the success of ‘Bengaluru model’ in tackling coronavirus, asks whether the success was due to luck

Rajdeep Sardesai tried to discredit the BJP govt in Karnataka for containing Coronavirus by saying that luck helped the state

Zee5 ‘hides’ replies on Twitter which had questioned their association with #MeToo accused comedy group All India Bakchod

When Twitter users questioned Zee5 for showing a movie by controversial comedy group All India Bakchod, Zee5 chose to hide the replies

Specials

Our special offering of interviews, detailed reports, explainers, and more...

Is Safoora Zargar being unfairly kept in jail while she is pregnant? Here is what the law says

Safoora Zargar was denied bail and liberals on social media have been calling the order 'remorseless' and 'shameful'.

As in US, so in India: Antifa in India glorifies Naxalism, advocates violence against Sanghis and engages in genocidal rhetoric

India cannot afford to take the threat of Antifa India lightly. India has been waging a war against Red Terror for decades.

India must take a firm stand while holding dialogue over LAC: History of conflict, China’s devious motives and the fear behind the curtain

Under the prevailing geo political situation today, India, must adopt a firm stand drawing a red line at all levels while progressing with any dialogue over LAC with China

Amidst pandemic and untold suffering, the circle of life continues: 31 births in Shramik trains amidst Lockdown

Lakhs of migrant labourers have been transported back to their home states in special Shramik Trains that have been started by the Government of India.

Ultimately, we are all in this together: Psephologist Pradeep Bhandari talks about his month long ground reporting on coronavirus and migrant crisis

Psephologist Pradeep Bhandari traveled for over a month to understand and get to the bottom of the ground realities of the migrant crisis. In conversation with OpIndia, Bhandari talks about how the governments fared and what more they could do to mitigate the crisis.

Bollywood, Sports & more

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh apologizes for casteist remark against Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter and expressed regret for the comment which was made during a conversation with Rohit Sharma.

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh attacked over casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal, netizens demand apology

A couple of month old video clip has emerged on social media where cricketer Yuvraj Singh was seen using a derogatory term for fellow cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal.

Cricket Australia releases dates for India’s tour of Australia in December-January

Amidst the pandemic of COVID-19, Cricket Australia has released the dates and venues for Australia-India Test series which will take place in December this year.

Shahid Afridi anti-Modi comment: ‘Never Again,’ says Yuvraj Singh after Harbhajan Singh expressed regret for making donation appeal for the Pakistani’s NGO

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has expressed his regret for making a donation appeal for Shahid Afrid's NGO.

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugee camp area in Cox’s Bazar declared red zone after Coronavirus cases rise sharply

Rohingiya refugee camp area in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, placed under strict lockdown after rapid rise in Wuhan coronavirus infections

Twitter temporarily deactivates official Amul account after Amul posted a topical asking to boycott Chinese products

Amul said that their Twitter account was deactivated without informing them after they posted a topical on boycotting Chinese products

Every Sikh wants Khalistan, says Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on 36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar

The controversial remarks came from the Akal Takht chief on the occasion of 36th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star

Pakistan: 8-year-old maid Zohra Shah beaten to death after she accidentally let two parrots escape from cage

When the parrots flew away, a miffed Siddiqui and his wife Umm Kulsoom beat the victim 8-year-old Zohra Shahblack and blue, killing her

“Yoga has no place in the life of Christians,” Greek Orthodox Church issues diktat against yoga to its followers

Greek Orthodox Church said yoga has no place in the life of Christians after Greek media recommended Yoga during lockdown

Second Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita booked under UAPA in the Delhi riots case

Pinjra Tod activist and JNU student Devangana Kalita booked under UAPA for Delhi riots, she is under judicial custody after her arrest

Hackers take down website of Maneka Gandhi’s NGO after she blamed people of Malappuram district for the death of pregnant elephant

The hackers put a message on the web page saying that Maneka Gandhi used the matter of elephant's death for dirty politics.

Darbhanga, Bihar: Massive explosion in one Nazir’s house, locals suspect bombs and not firecrackers responsible for blast

Local residents in Darbhanga claimed that the explosion took place at Nazir's house while making bombs and not due to fire crackers.

Meerut police find that more than 13000 phones of Chinese manufacturer Vivo operating on single IMEI number, case registered against the company

When one Meerut Police officer gave his phone to cyber cell for checking, they found that more than 13000 phones have same IMEI number

Central audit team finds JNU officials guilty of committing fraud worth Rs 57 lakhs in the financial year 2017-2018

The DGCAE has recommended that criminal cases be lodged against the JNU officials for availing LTCs using fake bills.

Udaipur: Tribal youth Mukesh stabbed to death over a minor fishing dispute, Zafar, Saeed, Firoz and others arrested after 1000 villagers agitate

As the mob started swelling Udaipur police, fearing communal tension, went on high alert. Internet was snapped for 24 hours

Delhi riots case: Delhi police investigating the assets of accused Faisal Farooq and his links with Nizamuddin Markaz

Delhi riot accused Faisal Farooq was in contact with the people involved with the PFI and Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz