Monday, March 8, 2021

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Ambani house bomb threat: ATS files case of murder, criminal conspiracy two days after Mansukh Hiren’s death

Mansukh Hiren's family have alleged that he was murdered. Hiren was the owner of the car which was found with gelatin near Mukesh Ambani's house.

Communal violence grips Bhainsa in Telangana yet again, police enforces section 144: What we know so far

On March 7, Hindus and Muslims clashed and reportedly pelted stones at each other in Bhainsa, Nirmal district, Telangana.

‘Aren’t fake 33 cr Gods enough’: Abusive tweets of AAP MLA go viral, while Netizens demand ouster, MLA peddles ‘hacked theory

The AAP MLA Virender Singh Kadian then made his account private and later deleted it, in the hopes of not exposing himself further.

‘How dark is he going to be’: Prince Harry’s wife Meghan says the British royal family was ‘concerned’ about their child’s skin colour

In an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan has confirmed the suspicions of facing racial discrimination in the British royal family.

Fans slam England cricket team’s head coach after he does not rule out breaks for players during Ashes test series

England cricket team head coach Chris Silverwood said that key players may be given breaks during the Ashes as well.

Pakistan: Five Hindus of a family found brutally murdered with knife and axe near Rahim Yar Khan city

Five Hindus were found murdered in their house in Abu Dhabi Colony, a short distance away from Rahim Yar Khan city in Pakistan.

In Focus

On Saturday, 22,984 people were vaccinated in Uttar Pradesh. 364 vaccination sessions are conducted in which Covishield and Covaxin vaccines were administered.

Editor's Picks

Switzerland: People vote to ban burqa or niqab in public spaces, Islamic group calls it ‘dark day for Muslims’

On March 7, during the referendum, 51% of the voters in Switzerland cast their vote favouring banning people from covering their faces completely in public places

French MP and businessman Olivier Dassault, whose family owns the firm that makes Rafale planes, dies in helicopter crash

Olivier Dassault was an MP for the conservative Les Republicans party since 2002 and was considered the 361st richest man in the world along with his siblings.

Xi Jinping pushes for replacing Mongolian with Mandarin in Inner Mongolia amid protests against removing the local language from schools

Inner Mongolia saw massive protests against replacing Mongolian with Mandarin as medium of education in schools

From ‘Sonar Bangla’ promise to ‘Corruption Olympics’ attack against Mamata: Read what PM Modi said at Kolkata rally

Slamming the Mamata Banerjee led TMC govt, PM Narendra Modi said that democratic system has been destroyed in West Bengal

From Naxalism to ‘Disco Dancer’ to politics: How the death of his brother completely changed Mithun Chakraborty’s life

Mithun Chakraborty left Naxal movement after his brother's tragic death in a freak accidence and ended in the film industry.

‘Your scooter has decided to fall in Nandigram’: PM Modi mocks Mamata Banerjee, turns the ‘helping friends’ jibe on its head

PM Modi said that poor in the country are his friends, adding that he has helped his friends, and will continue to do so

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
11,229,398
Total cases
Updated on 8 March, 2021 11:19 AM
India
10,882,798
Recovered
Updated on 8 March, 2021 11:19 AM
India
157,890
Deaths
Updated on 8 March, 2021 11:19 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

117,449,599
Updated on 8 March, 2021 11:19 AM

Opinions

As Western engagement with China has failed, decoupling with it is the only option left

As China has become a visible threat to the global economy, the best idea would be to disengage with China in all possible aspects

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee smiles from above: What BJP means by ‘Aashol Poriborton’ Narendra Modi makes it clear in Kolkata

Prime Minister Modi addressed a massive crowd on Sunday at the historic Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata.

How Freedom House duped millions of Indians into signing up for an anti-India agenda

You must have seen the headlines yesterday. India has been 'downgraded.’ By whom? Some apparently international organization called Freedom House.

‘Even if life was taken away illegally, courts are helpless’: the Congress toolkit for protecting institutions

Rahul Gandhi had recently said that though the Emergency was wrong, Congress has never tried to capture India's institutional framework.

Indian Govt should ask badminton coach and Taapsee Pannu’s boyfriend Mathias Boe to quietly do his job or quit

Mathias Boe had tweeted tagging Minister Kiren Rijiju, asking him to do 'something' about the IT raids on his girlfriend Taapsee Pannu

Icchadhari protestor Yogendra Yadav finally admits that farmers’ protest is political and is about defeating PM Modi: Read how

Four months after the farmers protest began, Yogendra Yadav has finally admitted that the protests are indeed political

Politics

‘He is a Naxal, he has no credibility, no respect’: TMC MP Saugata Roy rants against Mithun Chakraborty after actor joins BJP

Superstar Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP during the party's massive rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata.

Media

‘Can’t wait to anchor Jabab Chay Bangla’: Republic Bangla to go on air from March 7, Arnab Goswami to anchor a debate show

The channel has taken to its official Twitter handle to announce the official launch of its Bengali News channel Republic Bangla

The popularity of PM Narendra Modi surges, becomes the most-watched personality on television in India last year: BARC report

Much the same as his social media fan-base, the impact of PM Narendra Modi on television has also been multiplying

Defence analyst Nitin Gokhale and journalist Ashutosh say they will sue Caravan India for allegedly misquoting them: Details

The article in Caravan magazine, written by its editor Hartosh Singh Bal, claims that the government's move to regulate fake news and web portals is aimed to act against people who are writing against the government.

The Wire publishes fake news regarding new guidelines for digital media sites, gets fact-checked

The Wire falsely claimed that the ministry will select members for the self-regulating body of the digital media portals under the guidelines

Specials

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‘Haram or Halal, TMC wants only money’, says West Bengal Congress leader Haji Mohabbat Khan in an interview with OpIndia

The Congress leader said that if 'communal BJP' has to be stopped from winning in West Bengal, then Congress is the only hope

Still living in fear, no compensation yet for our losses: A year on, OpIndia spoke to the owner of a parking lot burnt down...

The owner of the parking lot that was burnt down by rioters in Delhi's Shiv Vihar said that the cars were ransacked a day before the actual violence gripped the national capital

Don’t fall for propaganda! WhatsApp will not have to breach end-to-end-encryption to follow the new IT guidelines

We're all well aware that the Govt of India has recently notified the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

Encryption vs Compliance: The new IT Act guidelines put messaging services like WhatsApp in a tight situation

To comply with the new IT Act guidelines, services like WhatsApp will have to break its famous end-to-end encryption

Modi govt tightens noose on social media giants and ‘intermediaries’: What it means, the effects of the provisions and how it could tame the...

The guidelines define the due diligence measures that the social media platforms will have to observe to operate in India

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