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After NCB arrests Kshitij Prasad, Karan Johar releases statement, says he did not know him ‘personally’: Read the full statement

In a statement issued soon after arrest of Kshitij Prasad by the NCB in connection with the drug nexus, Karan Johar claimed the arrested person was only briefly employed by Dharma Productions in November 2019

Nassar Abdulla suggests summoning the ghost of Sushant Singh Rajput to find out the truth about his death – In all seriousness

In a bizarre incident on live TV, Bollywood actor Nassar Abdulla went to advise the media and NCB to seek answers into the Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case by summoning his ghost

Amy Coney Barrett expected to be Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee: CNN

Amy Coney Barrett, a circuit judge on the US Court of Appeals, is expected to be POTUS Donald Trump's Supreme Court of nominee.

Indian govt to decide on next step in Vodafone retrospective tax case after studying the order by Permanent Court of Arbitration rejecting India’s tax...

Vodafone won its arbitration against the ₹20,000 crore tax demand by India at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague

‘Women have fundamental right to choose their vocation’: Bombay High Court rules that Prostitution is not a criminal offence under the law

Releasing 3 women sent to correctional facility by lower court, Bombay High Court clarified that prostitution is not a crime under law

Pakistan link to Paris knife attack emerges, at least one perpetrator reported to be of Pakistani origin

Pakistani link to the Paris knife attack on Friday emerges. The arrested suspect is reported to be an 18-uear old man.

In Focus

Hours after being subjected to online backlash for 'sexism' and 'misogyny' on the basis of fake news, ace cricketer Sunil Gavaskar responded to the controversy

Editor's Picks

Why the mainstreaming of Umar Khalid is scary and the need to restore sanity by drawing a line in the sand

At the moment, with a range of “eminent” personalities coming out in favour of Umar Khalid, he is winning this circuit hands down.

‘He pushed me on the sofa and forced himself on me’, says actress who accused Anurag Kashyap of rape: Here is what she told...

After an initial delay, police registered an FIR against Anurag Kashyap and initiated an inquiry into the sexual assault case

‘Maaro, Kaato’, Muslim mob shouts as they attack beleaguered Hindu family in Kanpur over Facebook post: Read details

"Poora Tandav teen ghante tak chalta raha", says the Hindu family in Kanpur which came under attack from an irate Muslim mob

Delhi Riots: WhatsApp chats acquired by OpIndia show how some anti-CAA protestors were aware that violence was planned, discussed ‘de-escalation’

The WhatsApp chats accesses by OpIndia show that some individuals were aware that some anti-CAA groups had fanned the violence and they now need to de-escalate.

Illegal Christian Cross and Jesus statue removed from government land following High Court order in Karnataka: Details

District administration removed a Christian Cross and a statue of Jesus Christ, which was illegally put up, on Susai Paliya Hill in Chikkaballapur in Karnataka.

India Today editors’ tussle with Republic TV is ruining their own credibility, one tweet at a time: Read how

Rahul Kanwal and Rajdeep's sly, targeted tweets against Republic TV are only helping to take their own credibilities further down, and exposing their own hypocrisy.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
5,903,932
Total cases
Updated on 26 September, 2020 10:26 AM
India
4,849,584
Recovered
Updated on 26 September, 2020 10:26 AM
India
93,410
Deaths
Updated on 26 September, 2020 10:26 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

32,765,204
Updated on 26 September, 2020 10:26 AM

Opinions

From Hindu Hriday Samrat to Secular Liberal: Why Shiv Sena transformed itself so radically

If Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had made one big compromise to grab the power, to continue in power he is making a series of them

Delhi Riots: Defenders of Umar Khalid reach the third stage of grief, they are now ‘bargaining’ with Police for action against Kapil Mishra and...

The defenders of Umar Khalid appear to have reached the third stage of grief after ranting and raving against their arrest.

Triple talaq to child marriage: All the crimes against ‘Bilkis’ that Indian liberals would have supported

‘Bilkis’ could be any face in the crowd. In India, ‘Bilkis’ could come in many forms. But Indian liberals love just one of them.

BJP govt must be careful about ecosystem trying to engineer price rises

BJP government needs to watch out about what comes next. The so called “age of controls” may be over, but the mentality of that era might not be.

The far east and its ancient Indian connections

Many of the common Indians who travelled to these places settled down permanently and married local women, while the Princes who arrived would establish new kingdoms.

Feminism and investigative journalism has been misappropriated by ‘champions’ of Indian public discourse

Feminism is now misappropriated by women as a fallback strawman argument, a fallacy, and to justify personal agenda.

Politics

Nashe main kaun nahi hai, mujhe batao zara? Sanjay Raut pulls an Amitabh Bachchan in an attempt to shield Bollywood: Read what he said

With this statement of Sanjay Raut, one recalls a character played by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan in the 1984-movie "Sharaabi'

Fact Check: No, Sunil Gavaskar didn’t make sexist comment against Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma during an IPL game

Sunil Gavaskar was referring to a video of Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma playing cricket,, didn't make any sexist comment

India Today reporters chase a car in Goa saying Deepika Padukone is inside it, hours later says the actress is still in hotel

India Today reporters were chasing a wrong car in Goa, believing that Deepika Padukone was travelling in it on the way to the airport.

Rana Ayyub lies again, this time while writing an ode to the old lady protestor at Shaheen Bagh for Time’s 100 most influential people...

Rana has written that Shaheen Bagh protestor 'Bilkis' was sitting to protest against the CAA that could "block Muslims from citizenship".

ANI Editor rubbishes viral claim of the same person acting as a customer during demonetisation and farmer supporting agriculture Bills

Congress social media co-ordinator Vinay Kumar Dokania in a tweet alleged that a farmer interviewed by ANI over farm bills was the same man who praised demonetisation and Digital India in 2016

Media

Delhi Police rebuts fake news by NDTV that Kapil Mishra named as a whistle-blower in Delhi riots case

Delhi police have said that NDTV is trying to peddle its narrative in Delhi riots by airing fake news, saying the channel is creating fiction

‘The situation in electronic media is like Nazi Germany’: Families of Congress leaders file intervention petition in Sudarshan News case

Wives of Congress leaders Rajiv Tyagi and Pawan Khera seeks to 'assist' the Supreme Court in the Sudarshan News case

NCPCR asks AltNews co-founder Pratik Sinha to submit proof to substantiate his claims in Zubair-child harassment case

NCPCR has asked AltNews founder Pratik Sinha to provide proof of claims made in support of colleague Zubair Mohammad in child harassment case

India Today journalists whine about media coverage on Deepika summons by NCB only to tail her car giving live updates from Goa

The leftists claimed that the summon sent to Deepika Padukone was timed to distract the nation from the farmers protest

Specials

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

Parliament sees its most productive session: Here is a summary of all the 25 Bills passed by the Modi government in Lok Sabha

A total of 25 bills were passed during the just concluded monsoon session of the parliament some of which are very significant bills

Cannabis: What is it, why is it banned in India and how Rajiv Gandhi played a role in its ban

Rajiv Gandhi government had passed the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in 1985 to ban cannabis in India

Pakistan’s vicious narco-terrorism plan in India and its connection to Khalistan movement

Understanding Narco-Terrorism and how Pakistan is helping Khalistani movement by pushing drugs in India

HW News Network: The digital news outfit facing I-T probe with expenses eleven times the revenue and mysterious source of fund

While the revenue of Theo Connect that owns the HW News was just Rs 54 lakh in the year 2018-19, its expenses were Rs 3.23 crores

Julio Ribeiro and Open Letters, a love story better than Twilight: Here are some letters that the former IPS officer has signed

Former IPS Officer Julio Ribeiro has recently written to the Delhi Police complaining of their 'flawed investigation' into Delhi Riots.

Bollywood, Sports & more

Junglee Rummy scales ahead by understanding skill gamers’ personas

Growth in the country’s gaming industry is being fuelled by enhanced connectivity, changing ways of social interaction, and a growing young population

Deepika Padukone was the admin of the drug chats WhatsApp group, says Times Now report

Deepika Padukone kas been summoned by the NCB for interrogation on Saturday.

Legendary singer SP Balasubramanyam passes away at 74 after battling Coronavirus

Legendary singer SP Balasubramanyam, who had tested positive for Covid-19, passed away today at the age of 74.

NCB raids Karan Johar close aide and Dharma Production Executive Kshitij Ravi Prasad’s house, seizes drugs

The latest name to join the NCB's list is Kshitij Ravi Prasad, who is said to be a close aide of filmmaker Karan Johar.

Panipat triple murder: Noor Hasan had raped the bodies of his wife, her sister and mother after killing them, burnt faces to prevent identification

The accused had killed his wife and her sister with a sharp weapon and had burnt their faces with diesel before dumping the bodies in separate locations.

Tales from the Baburnama: Babur’s homosexuality and ‘love’ for a young child

Often idolised by the extremist section of Islamic society, Babur is assumed to be an ideal Muslim who followed all the modern day practises of Islam.

“Free Baba Jan,” Pakistanis demand release of activist illegally held behind bars for 6 years in occupied Gilgit-Baltistan

Gilgit-Baltistan based activist Baba Jan has been kept in jail by Pakistan on false of terrorism and murder, netizens demand his release

ISI-backed Khalistanis had supported Delhi anti-Hindu riots, promised to fight against India, reveals accused Athar Khan

Khan said in his statement that the Khalistanis had claimed that they have the ISI's support to join the fight against the government of India.

Chinese government systematically destroyed 16000 mosques in Xinjiang since 2017, finds Australian study using satellite imagery

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) found that roughly 16000 mosques were destroyed or altered to remove Islamic symbols in Xinjiang

‘COVID bail’ extension provisions granted by HC being misused: Court rejects bail pleas of Ratan Lal murder accused

Head Constable Ratan Lal was lynched to death by a violent Islamist mob on February 24 during the Delhi Riots.

France: Four injured in knife attack near former offices of Charlie Hebdo, suspicious package detected

Four people have been injured in a knife attack near the former offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath announces development of magnificent riverfront along the Ganga in Kanpur, dedicates it to PM Modi

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said that riverfront along Ganga in Kanpur will be gift to PM Narendra Modi, who had praised clean water of Ganga

“People are deeply hurt”: Congress-ruled Rajasthan press for coercive action against journalist Amish Devgan in alleged defamation of Moinuddin Chisti

Amish Devgan had inadvertently referred to Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chisti as "lootera" while commenting on Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji

Transparency for thee but not for me: Here’s why foreign funded NGOs hate the FCRA amendment bill

The proposed amendment has restricted the administrative expenditure of the NGOs to 20% of the total foreign contribution.

Cardinal Angelo Becciu, one of the most powerful in the Vatican, resigns amidst financial scandal allegations

Becciu, who was one of the most powerful in the Vatican’s secretariat of state, has been implicated in a financial scandal involving the Holy See's investment in a London real estate deal that resulted in loss of millions of Euros for the Vatican

Triple Talaq case petitioner Ishrat Jahan files police complaint after in-laws allegedly tried to rape, harass and assault her

Ishrat Jahan has lodged a complaint against her husband and brother-in-law at the Golbari police station in Howrah, West Bengal.