Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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As their old acts began to resurface on the internet, the 'comedians', who have been hailed as the champions of free-speech and often 'speaks truth to power', were soon hit with the reality and decided to run away from social media platforms as they deactivated their profiles.

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Meerut: Hindu caretaker of a Shiv Temple beaten to death after he protested against remarks on his saffron attire, accused Anas Qureshi arrested

Anas Qureshi allegedly attacked and beat up Kanti Prasad brutally after he complained to his family member's about Qureshi's hateful remarks

GST exemption on hand-sanitiser has the potential to increase price of domestic products and incentivise import from China: Read how

Exemption of GST on a product blocks the input tax credit available for a manufacturer, which gets added to the retail price

Manhunt launched after terrorists kidnap BJP leader in Jammu and Kashmir

Mehraj-U-Din Malla, the vice president of the Municipal Committee(MC) Watergam Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district and was kidnapped by an unknown person on Wednesday morning

Pakistan: Hindu boy’s throat slit with sharp weapon, body dumped in river in Sindh province

Dead body of a Hindu youth named, Mohan Bagari, was recovered from the river in Hala city, which is a Taluka in Mitiari district of Sindh, Pakistan.

No funeral rites for PLA soldiers killed in Galwan clashes, China ordered families to cremate them silently, say reports

The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs has directed the family members of deceased Chinese soldiers who killed in the Galwan Valley that they should abandon conventional burial services and instead cremate the soldiers discreetly.

Kerala nun rape case: Accused Franco Mulakkal tests positive for coronavirus after court issued non-bailable warrant

Kerala nun rape accused Bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mulakkal tested positive for covid-19, after the Kottayam trial court cancelled his bail and issued non-bailable warrant.

Editor's Picks

Watch: Bull refuses to be parted from cow, reunited after video of him chasing the vehicle cow was being transported in goes viral

The bull was finally reunited with the cow after the heartwarming video of affection between the two bovines went viral on the Internet

Rahul Gandhi to postpone his ‘current affairs show’ because Congress is currently facing Rajasthan crisis

While Ashok Gehlot has been claiming that his government is stable and he has the numbers, Sachin Pilot has stated multiple times that Gehlot has lost majority.

Congress govt used sedition law against its own minister: Sachin Pilot says he’s hurt but wont join BJP

Sachin Pilot has expressed disappointment at Ashok Gehlot-run Rajasthan government and said that the government has failed to try and fulfil the promise it made to the people who voted for them.

Muslim Congress leaders pressurise Maharashtra govt to allow Bakri Eid sacrifice even as Shiv Sena-led govt puts several restrictions on Ganesh Utsav

Ahead of the Islamic festival, the Muslim leaders have reportedly expressed their concerns to the government regarding the preparedness and arrangements of cattle mandis (makeshift market) in the city amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump attacks China again, says US holds it responsible for concealing the virus and unleashing it upon the world

Donald Trump again attacked China and accused the communist country of concealing the coronavirus and unleashing it upon the world.

Melting French glacier lead to resurfacing of Indian newspapers which could be from 1966 plane crash

Air India 101 had collided in the summit of the Mont Blanc mountain range on January 24, 1966, killing all 117 people on board

Data automatically updated from this public source

13,478,594
Updated on 15 July, 2020 2:37 PM
13,478,594
Worldwide cases
Updated on 15 July, 2020 2:37 PM
581,710
Worldwide deaths
Updated on 15 July, 2020 2:37 PM
India
937,844
Total cases
Updated on 15 July, 2020 2:37 PM
India
593,178
Recovered
Updated on 15 July, 2020 2:37 PM
India
24,327
Deaths
Updated on 15 July, 2020 2:37 PM

Coronavirus
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Bihar: Govt imposes complete lockdown from July 16 to July 31 to curb the coronavirus explosion in the state

On Tuesday, the overall coronavirus tally in the state rose to 18,853 with record 1,432 new cases in the last 24 hours.

West Bengal: Doctor accuses Mamata govt of publishing misleading information on the states’ coronavirus preparedness on its health website

The doctor spoke in his interview with ABP News that health infrastructure in Bengal is deteriorating and the situation is grim.

Why ‘liberal’ hate against Amitabh Bachchan for getting admitted to a hospital after testing positive for Coronavirus makes no sense at all

A bevy of perverse liberals took to Twitter to denounce Amitabh Bachchan after he got Coronavirus, claiming it to be a "privilege of rich" and accusing him of needlessly occupying a hospital bed

India may have 17 lakh+ total coronavirus cases by 3rd August, with over 6.9 lakh active cases, says study

India may have 17 lakh+ Covid-19 cases by 3rd August, says Professor Shamika Ravi.

Uttar Pradesh govt starts door-to-door medical screening for coronavirus

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a tweet on Saturday had said that medical screening and testing are the most important means to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

Former RSS pracharak, Hindu Samhati founder Tapan Ghosh succumbs to Coronavirus in Kolkata

Hindu right wing leader in West Bengal and Hindu Samhiti founder Tapan Ghosh dies of COVID-19 in Kolkata hospital

Opinions

How Ambedkar busted the myth of ‘Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb’ through his speeches and book ‘Pakistan or Partition of India’

Ambedkar was, in reality, always wary of the Communists and their propensity of creating chaos and anarchy.

The death of BJP MLA Debendra Nath Roy shows that no opposition political leader is safe in West Bengal

BJP MLA in West Bengal, Debendra Nath Roy, was found hanging in public on Monday.

Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Jagan and Himanta Biswa: How Congress ignored key regional leaders and eventually lost those states

Choosing loyalists over popularity and calibre has cost Congress dearly. Losing key regional leaders has decimated the party to ruins in many states.

Agrima Joshua apologising to Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance shows that the Woke slogan of ‘speaking truth to power’ is only an excuse to undermine...

Agrima Joshua tagged Aditya Thackeray and asserted that she was convinced that it was BJP supporters trolling her in the guise of Shiv Sena.

Aakar Patel abuses Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar – reasons go beyond hatred for Modi

The 'Woke' secular-liberal camp of current times is defined by its elitist arrogance and crass snobbery. 'Human rights activist' Aakar Patel is one such specimen.

Here is a short list of anti-Brahmin people and ideas Congress has nurtured and supported

The Congress party has been trying to paint the Yogi Government as 'anti-Brahmin'.

Politics

Did you know Farooq Abdullah’s daughter Sara Abdullah had a rough time convincing her family for marrying ‘Hindu’ boy Sachin Pilot: Read details

Sara Abdullah had to suffer a lot of hardship to marry Sachin Pilot because her family did not want her to marry a 'Hindu' man.

Amid political crisis in Rajasthan Congress, news agencies and media houses publish report based on fake Twitter account of Sarah Pilot

Media houses publish report on Rajasthan Congress political crisis based on fake Twitter account of Sachin Pilot's wife Sarah Pilot

Fact-Check: Is the West Bengal government recruiting only Muslims in its latest recruitment drive?

The WhatsApp message claims that only Muslims have been employed by the West Bengal government for a particular post.

Journalist shares image of a Pakistani cannibal who ate a baby as ‘RAW agent captured in Nepal’

The photo of a RAW agent supposedly arrested in Nepal is actually photo of a Pakistani cannibal who was convicted of eating children

India Today journalist Ashraf Wani peddles fake news claiming Kashmiri woman was killed by Army bullets in Pampore

A lady was caught in the crossfire after some terrorists attacked an Army convoy near a Mosque in Pampore. She was brought to hospital and was discharged soon after first-aid.

Media

The Caravan’s ‘health journalist’ is upset that BMC sanitised the Bachchans’ residence after Amitabh and Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Health journalist Vidya Krishnan shows ignorance of health protocol for Coronavirus, objects to sanitisation of COVID-19 patient

Virologist who spent weeks documenting his ‘battle’ against Coronavirus from hospital on NBC News finds out he was not infected

On Tuesday, Fair revealed that he was never diagnosed with the Chinese virus and had tested negative for it multiple times.

The Wire issues half-hearted correction after being called out by NCPCR for their blatantly fake news about ‘eight-fold increase in complaints post lockdown

The Wire retracted it after the author of the article said that she had no evidence to support her stunning claim.

The Wire accused Yogi Adityanath of being ‘casteist’ for not killing Vikas Dubey hours before the encounter of the gangster

Notorious gangster, Vikas Dubey, who was arrested from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh was killed in an encounter in the wee hours of the morning on Friday

Specials

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

AMU girl complains about being threatened and hounded since CAA was passed, told she will be made to wear “brass hijab”

Calling her a "Sanghi", the fellow AMU students had attacked her for calling out sexualisation of women in the varsity

‘Maaro, Kafiro ko Maaro’: From creating fake alibi to mobilising thousands of Muslims against Hindus, read what Tahir Hussain did in his own words

Disclosure Statement in the chargesheet which was narrated and signed by Tahir Hussain in his own words, reveal a sinister design during Delhi riots

Delhi anti-Hindu riots: Sahil’s father Parvez died in 3 different ways, in 2 different locations, 16 Hindus named in the FIR

Sahil Parvez had stated that his father was shot in front of their house in his statement to the media. His complaint letter to the police several weeks later suddenly shifts the location, identifies 16 'attackers' by name and makes a lot of contradictory claims, read details.

Delhi Riots Chargesheets: Before murdering Ratan Lal, the Islamist mob had held 2 other police constables hostage

The chargesheet filed by Special Investigation Team of Delhi Police in the murder of Ratan Lal and deadly attacks by rioters on IPS Amit Sharma and IPS Anuj Kumar mentions at least 17 accused.

Used cartridges from the rooftop: What was collected from the scene where Ratan Lal was murdered and what it all means

During the anti-Hindu Delhi riots, the brutal murder of Ratan Lal was one of the first acts of violence that shook the nation from the 24th of February to the 26th of February

Bollywood, Sports & more

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.

Shahid Afridi makes another controversial statement, says Indian cricket team used to ask forgiveness from Pakistan team after getting badly defeated

Shahid Afridi has claimed that Indian Cricket Team used to ask for forgiveness during India-Pakistan matches

UVA Premier League T20 in Sri Lanka turns out to be fake tournament held in a Punjab village suspected to be organised by bookies....

UVA Premier League T20 in Sri Lanka is a fake tournament promoted by Indian sports websites and Sri Lanka has denied any association with it

Comedians apologise to the Maharashtra CM, HM, Aaditya Thackeray and Raj Thackeray for cracking jokes on Shivaji Maharaj

After years of blaming BJP for fascism, oppression and a lot more, comedians promptly line up to post apologies to Shiv Sena, MNS and NCP leaders fearing reprisal for offensive content.

Kerala racket smuggled 150 kgs of gold since September 2019: NIA

The NIA had arrested two key accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, from Bengaluru on Saturday

Google to join hands with Prasar Bharati for edutainment series to help business owners amid Covid-19

Google and Prasar Bharati to bring edutainment series for small businesses amid Covid-19 pandemic

‘I swear by Kashmiri mothers and sisters that I will wear a suicide jacket to destroy a Temple built in Pakistan’: Pakistani man in...

Islamists in Pakistan had recently opposed the construction of Shri Krishna temple in Islamabad, the country’s capital.

Hindus in Nepal protest against oppression of the Hindu community in Pakistan, burn Imran Khan’s effigy

Activists from the Hindu Community in Nepal protested outside the Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu against the atrocities committed against Pakistani Hindus.

At least 7 stand-up comedians deactivate or protect their Twitter accounts after netizens dredge up deplorable old tweets and videos

Unnerved by the possibility that they might be entrapped in a legal dispute, comedians deactivate/protect their Twitter account after users highlighted their reprehensible old tweets insulting Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Pakistan: Blasphemy complaint against opposition politician for saying ‘all religions are equal’

"This is a country of 22 crore people, irrespective of religion. No religious group is superior to another religious group," Khawaja Asif had said in the National Assembly.

France: Man who shouted ‘Allah hu Akbar’, robbed and defecated on an 85-year-old pensioner, sentenced to 18 months in prison

Thr 85-year-old pensioner was attacked, beaten with punches and was defecated upon by the criminal inside his Le Crosic home.

Chief Minister of Puducherry directs Forest Department to return Lakshmi the Elephant to her home at the Manakula Vinayagar Temple

Lakshmi the Elephant will return to her home at the Manakula Vinaygar Temple in Puducherry on Wednesday.

Gandhi family’s Associated Journals Limited “unethically” took possession of land meant for SC/ST hostel in Mumbai, says report

Land sanctioned for Dalits hostel was taken over by AJL and converted into a commercial property, says report.

Rajasthan crisis deepens: Congress fires Sachin Pilot as Deputy CM and state Congress chief, accuses him conspiring with BJP to destabilise govt

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala today announced that Congress rebel leader Sachin Pilot has been sacked as Rajasthan state Congress chief and removed from his post of Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

Employee Welfare Scheme launched in the name of late Arun Jaitley; Family donates pension for Group ‘C’ employees of Rajya Sabha

The Employee Welfare scheme will be called 'Arun Jaitley Financial Assistance for group C employees scheme'.