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After Pakistan threatens to split Saudi Arabia led OIC for not discussing Kashmir, Saudi govt decides not to renew oil supply pact with Pakistan

Saudi Arabia defers oil supply contact with Pakistan after Imran Khan Govt Threatens to Split OIC over Kashmir

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain blames outsiders for rising cases of Coronavirus in the National Capital

However, since the number of Coronavirus cases is again on the rise in Delhi, Satyendra Jain chose to shift the blame on the outsiders instead of taking up the responsibility.

Rapper Badshah confesses to having paid Rs 75 lakh for fake views and likes of his videos: Report

Rapper Badshah had paid Rs 75 lakh for additional views on one of his music videos, in a bid to break a viewership record in first 24 hours

Uttar Pradesh: Video of intoxicated man hanging son upside down and brutally beating him goes viral, case registered by Agra police

According to Superintendent of Police Ravi Kumar, the accused seen in the video was miffed with his eldest son

“Delete the video or there will be negative consequences,” Chinese embassy threatens India based strategic affairs portal over a critical video on Xi Jinping

Chinese authorities were irked with the portrayal of Xi Jinping in a 'negative light' by Indian portal 'Strat News Global run by Nitin A Gokhale

India Today Group shuts down Mail Today tabloid, several employees laid off

India Today group today announced that it is shutting down its Delhi-tabloid Mail Today.

In Focus

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Sunday took to Twitter to announce that Home Minister has tested negative for coronavirus.

Editor's Picks

Was Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh thrashed by Dalit Morcha of AAP, asks BJP leader Kapil Mishra

Kapil Mishra made the comment at a time when Sanjay Singh from the AAP has been leading a spirited effort to brand the BJP 'anti-Dalit'.

Rajasthan: 11 Pakistani Hindu refugees including five children die in Jodhpur

Pakistani Hindu refugees who had come from Sindh province were found dead in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Kakori Train Robbery: On this day in 1925 one of the most landmark events of Indian independence movement took place

The Kakori Train Robbery also known as the Kakori conspiracy was an armed robbery which took place on August 9, 1925, on a train in central Uttar Pradesh and the subsequent court trial instituted by the government of British India against more than 20 Indian revolutionaries accused of involvement, directly or otherwise, in the crime.

Maharashtra: Mount Carmel school teacher Sunita Joseph suspended for hurting religious sentiments of Hindus

Catholic school teacher in Maharashtra suspended for sharing a Hindophobic message on the school's class 6 WhatsApp group

Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law gives a befitting reply to toxic journalism of Shekhar Gupta’s portal

Sushant Singh Rajput's brother-in-law Vishal Kirti on Sunday slammed Shekhar Gupta and his portal for toxic journalism.

Atmanirbhar Bharat gets a push as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announces import embargo on 101 weapon systems

The Defence Minister said that the decision to impose embargo 101 items will give a big boost to India’s self-reliant initiatives in the defence sector.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
2,156,756
Total cases
Updated on 9 August, 2020 4:32 PM
India
1,481,825
Recovered
Updated on 9 August, 2020 4:32 PM
India
43,498
Deaths
Updated on 9 August, 2020 4:32 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

19,830,355
Updated on 9 August, 2020 4:32 PM

Opinions

The ‘Revolutionary Poet’ and the ‘Great Scholar’: Behind the veils of the Dravidian Delusion

One of the persistent pieces of given wisdom in Indian political discourse is that the Dravidian movement was a progressive one.

The curious case of Laila Tyabji’s epic meltdown, the ‘personal saree shopper’ of Sonia Gandhi

On the eve of #NationalHandloomDay on 7th August, founder of Dastkar and textiles Prima Donna Laila Tyabji chose to rant about this govt’s decision of scrapping of the Handloom Board

The KGB ties of Indira Gandhi: How India became a puppet of USSR during the Cold War

Mitrokhin Archives are considered to be the most sensational coutner-intelligence documents that have blown the whistle on several countries.

Hindus, the last standing major pagan culture in the world: Hagia Sophia, AIMPLB and why secularism is a scam

While Muslim majority Turkey wants to intervene in Kashmir, AIMPLB talks about the Hagia Sophia even as it wags its finger at the Supreme Court

15th EU-India Summit: Promising an opportunity for India in the post-COVID world

The 15th EU-India Summit was held in the virtual space, which can be called the Covid-19 era normal. Before the pandemic made its presence felt, this Summit was planned to be held in March in Brussels.

Is being a Hindu acceptable but having faith in Hindutva ‘dangerous’? Quite the contrary

Is being a Hindu acceptable while faith in Hindutva is not? Is it even dangerous? Many Hindus seem wary to be associated with Hindutva

Politics

Congress party may face suspension or disqualification if it fails to elect a party president soon: Read details

Even though there are no rules for ensuring mandatory compliance, the Election Commission can time-and-again take a call on the matter, if and when, it deems appropriate.

Senior lawyer K Parasaran who fought Ram Mandir case is not on Twitter, colleagues clarify after fake account gets followers

One of those heroes who rose to the challenge and was instrumental in the reclamation of Ram Janmabhoomi is 93-year-old K Parasaran, who successfully led the legal fight of Hindus

Is ED violating its guidelines by registering money laundering case in connection with SSR’s death? Here’s how NDTV journalists peddled fake news

The Enforcement Directorate has recently lodged a case of money laundering in connection with the alleged suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Did Mughals give birth to Raksha Bandhan in India? Fact-check

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu tradition celebrating the love, care and bond between the siblings and its origins dates back to several millennia

The curious case of Dr Aisha: How the quest to find the perfect ‘Muslim’ victim of the Wuhan Coronavirus fell flat on its face

Dr Aisha supposedly lost her life to the Wuhan Coronavirus after being put on ventilator on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha.

Media

Punya Prasun Bajpai makes absurd comparison of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan’s viewership on TV with BJP’s vote in 2019

Punya Prasun Bajpai on Saturday took to Twitter to discredit the success of the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony by making illogical claims

Does Rajdeep Sardesai think that untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput doesn’t deserve attention because he was not a “very big star”? Seems so

Calling the investigation into death of Sushant Singh Rajput a 'circus', Rajdeep Sardesai went on to claim that the issue has now turned out to be another feud between Mumbai Police and Bihar Police.

AltNews ‘editor’ makes a hitlist of the Bollywood actors who tweeted in support of Ram Mandir after Bhoomi Pujan

Yesterday, AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair targeted a minor girl in his Twitter fight with a social media user.

Unethical therapist who revealed personal details of Sushant Singh Rajput on Barkha Dutt’s show accused of money laundering: Read details

Ashish Shelar asked ED and Income Tax Dept to scrutinise financial records of psychologist of Sushant Singh Rajput for 'anomalies which could indicate money laundering'.

Specials

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

‘Aaj Dekh Lenge Hinduon ko’: The tale of Faizal Farooqui, Rajdhani and DRP school and what Chargesheet number 1 says

The Delhi Police and the Special Cell have filed numerous chargesheets in the Delhi riots that pertain to several different incidents of violence that led to carnage and destruction over a period of the two days.

The saga of Wikipedia bias continues: ‘Jai Shri Ram is a war cry’

The Wikipedia page of the sacred chant 'Jai Shri Ram' has been distorted to paint a completely ant-Hindu picture and call the chant a war cry

The Nanoor Massacre: When CPI(M) workers slaughtered 11 landless labourers and then blamed ‘evil’ landlords for their crimes

The Nanoor Massacre occurred on the 27th of July, 2000 in the Birbhum District of West Bengal. 11 labourers lost their lives.

From Shamshad trapping Priya impersonating a Hindu to killing her and her daughter: The complete story of the Meerut love jihad case

Priya's best friend Chanchal narrates the incidents that led to the brutal murder of the mother-daughter duo Priya and Kashish in love jihad

Afghan journalist and founder of Khaama Press talks about Talibanisation, ISI involvement in terror and evolving India-Afghanistan relations

This is an exclusive interview with a rising star of Afghanistan – Khushnood Nabizada, political expert, journalist and owner as well as founding editor of The Khaama Press News Agency, the largest online news service of Afghanistan.

Bollywood, Sports & more

If Bakra Eid was a Hindu festival: 10 images that tell the tale of how ‘liberal’ media and celebs would have reacted

Today is the Islamic festival of Bakra Eid where thousands of cattle, goats and buffaloes specifically are slaughtered by pious Muslims as an offering to Allah

Japan rolls out subsidies plan worth 536 million USD for its companies shifting manufacturing facilities from China

The Japanese government, in another announcement, said that they would also assist additional 30 firms in investing in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and other southeast Asian countries.

Cricket, fans, media and dogs: 10 Dhoni quotes which will bring smile on your face

Ten most popular quotes of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni

Men in blue: See how the ODI jerseys for Team India have evolved since 1985

As an Indian cricket fan, do you remember all the Indian Jerseys donned by the cricketers in ODIs? Here we are trying to show you all the jerseys Indian players worn since 1985.

Uttar Pradesh: Ahead of Independence Day, journalists receive mysterious calls demanding creation of ‘Urdustan’, FIR lodged

On Saturday, Lucknow-based journalists received calls from foreign countries informing them of protests against the Ram Mandir on Independence Day.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager Disha Salian’s post-mortem report says she was found nude after her death: Reports

According to the post-mortem report of Disha Salian, her body was found nude, which was not revealed by the police so far

Ram Mandir will be able to withstand natural calamities for 1000 years, says Ram Janmabhoomi Trust member

Ram Mandir trust member Champat Rai stated that the pillars for the Ram Mandir will be as deep as bridges built on rivers

Child Rights Commission takes cognisance of tweets by AltNews co-founder where he had doxxed a minor girl: Read details

AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair had targeted a minor girl in his Twitter fight with a social media user

Air India Express crash: Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council had warned about ‘possible accident’ at Kozhikode airport in 2011 due to runway deficiencies

The tabletop runway at Kozhikode airport is unsafe for landing during rains due to steep drops around it and very less buffer zone

RMP in collaboration with OpIndia launches #Tweet4Bharat, India’s first Twitter-Thread Competition: Win cash prizes and get published

Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) launched India’s first twitter-thread competition called “#Tweet4Bharat” last week in collaboration with OpIndia.com

‘Who are you to tell me what my ancestors fought for?’ Instagram blogger receives rape and death threats for celebratory post on Ram Mandir...

Instagram blogger wanderingkamya received rape and death threats for a celebratory post on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan.

Married Hindu woman abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married by her abductor in Pakistan: Watch video

Another incident of Hindu girl abducted by Muslims, forcefully converted to Islam and married by abductor in Pakistan comes to light

Tension in UP village after Lord Shiva Idol found vandalised by unknown miscreants during Shravan Mela

An idol of Lord Shiva was found vandalised by unknown miscreants in a Shiva Mandir in Sheikhpura Kabiruddinpur village in UP

Supreme Court Registry officials face action for ‘wrongful’ listing of Prashant Bhushan’s plea bypassing Justice Arun Mishra’s bench, listing deleted

Prashant Bhushan plea against contempt court law was listed before justices Chandrachud & Joseph violating Supreme Court guidelines

‘Previous govts did not pay any attention to Ayodhya, Yogi ji’s complete focus in on developing the birthplace of Ram’: Royal of Ayodhya

Bimlendra Pratap Mishra said that Ayodhya was robbed off its glory due to the absence of a Bhavya Ram Mandir.