Monday, August 3, 2020

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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.

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“You will always be our pride”: Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister writes a heartfelt note on Raksha Bandhan

Shweta Singh, Sushant's sister posted an emotional message on Raksha Bandhan

Iqbal Ansari, the main litigant of the Ram Janmabhoomi title suit, receives an invitation for Bhoomi Pujan ceremony in Ayodhya

After receiving the invitation, Iqbal Ansari said it may be Lord Ram's wish that he gets the first invitation for the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony. He had welcomed the SC verdict last year.

Want to make a contribution for the construction of the Bhavya Ram Mandir in Ayodhya? Here is what you need to do

The construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will commence after the Bhoomi Pujan scheduled to take place on August 5th

BJP slams Times Now for claiming 21 BJP leaders, including 4 MPs and 1 MLA, ‘likely to join TMC’, calls it fake news

West Bengal unit of the BJP slammed Times Now for claiming in a report that 21 of its leaders were 'likely to join' Trinamool Congress

Tavleen Singh comes out to defend her son Aatish Taseer for spewing venom on Amit Shah, lies through her teeth

Aatish Taseer still outraged about his OCI status revocation, uses vile, abusive words for India's Home Minister.

Anti-China protests take place in Canada: ‘Covid-19 Made-in-China’ slogans raised

"China lied, people died" slogan were raised in Canada during the protest.

Editor's Picks

Digvijaya Singh claims 5th August is inauspicious, Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan should be postponed, BJP leader Narottam Mishra calls him an ‘Asur’

At a time as historic as this one, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh goes on to spread fear and suspicion about the auspiciousness of the date on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan

There was never any doubt that ‘seculars’ were behind the Delhi riots

From Day 1, the Delhi riots was an open and shut case. It was obvious who had the motive.

Mata Amritanandamayi sends special Raksha Bandhan greetings to the Prime Minister, PM Modi thanks the Nari Shakti of India

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, popularly known as 'Amma', greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Raksha Bandhan today.

Karti Chidambaram tests positive for Chinese coronavirus

Congress MP and son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Sushant Singh Rajput case: BMC forcefully ‘quarantines’ Bihar Police officer, DGP Bihar says he was not even provided accommodation

Mumbai police's behaviour in the case has been criticised by many. Earlier there were reports that the many aspects of the case are being covered up due to involvement of some high profile persons.

‘Mind your own business’: Capt Amarinder Singh accuses Arvind Kejriwal of playing politics over Punjab hooch tragedy

Hitting out on his Delhi counterpart, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked Kejriwal to 'mind his own business' for demanding CBI probe in the Punjab hooch tragedy which has claimed lives of over 100 people.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
1,808,128
Total cases
Updated on 3 August, 2020 3:18 PM
India
1,188,650
Recovered
Updated on 3 August, 2020 3:18 PM
India
38,201
Deaths
Updated on 3 August, 2020 3:18 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

18,254,639
Updated on 3 August, 2020 3:18 PM

What’s the rush? Should have waited for ‘tabela Poojan’: Islamists wish death upon Amit Shah as he tests positive for coronavirus

Radical Islamists took to Twitter to express jubilation on Home Minister Amit Shah testing positive for coronavirus

How Amit Shah saved Delhi from hitting AAP’s ‘target’ of 5.5 lakh Coronavirus cases by July 31

Towards the end of March this year, just as Coronavirus was making its way across India, the AAP government quietly signed up Delhi for the Center’s Ayushman Bharat program.

Women-led Self Help Groups: Frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19

The mention of SHGs by PM Modi holds significance here since in the last few years, this women-led movement has become an institution for women empowerment and economic prosperity of rural India

Maharashtra government employee commits suicide over non-payment of salary for over two months

Amol Dhondiram Mali, 35, was under tremendous stress due to lack of work and the non-payment of the salary for the last 2 months

Communists in Tripura demand that lockdown restrictions should be removed on the occasion of Bakr Eid

Tripura CPI(M) says that imposing lockdown on Bakr Eid is reckless, demands that the restrictions should be relaxed on that day

‘I saw Uddhav Thackeray on TV, but not his administration’: MNS chief Raj Thackeray slams Maharashtra govt for mishandling of Coronavirus crisis

Criticising the state government, Raj Thackeray said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance in Maharashtra won't last for long

Opinions

Sainyavyapadeśa: Summons of the Indian Army to develop Self-Reliance in Defence Procurements

The indigenization of military equipment and defence infrastructure needs significant improvement in India

‘Hindus taking away jobs’: The old justification for genocide in Kashmir is back on play again as August 5 approaches

While peddling an agenda of alienation, the usual elements never bother to mention that the Kashmiri Muslim is as Indian as the Jammu Hindu and Ladakhi Buddhist, and every Indian citizen is granted the right to education, jobs and property by the constitution of India.

National Education Policy 2020: The prospect of research and innovation

he government has announced the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The new vision of the government has redefined the trajectory of education by bringing about momentous structural changes in the Education System of India

July 30: When 15,000 Indian ‘liberals’ paid tribute to a terrorist

You remember Yakub Memon. He and his friends carried out the 1993 serial blasts, in which 257 people were killed. This is how he was eulogised.

Faiz Khan and why there are so few ex-Muslims in India

At first, I didn’t believe it could be the same Faiz Khan whose videos I liked, but then I realized it was indeed him, and felt greatly disappointed that he doesn’t realize that he should never go there for Bhoomi Puja.

Political callisthenics in Didi’s Poschimbanga: A tale of hollow promises, corruption, misrule, unemployment and appeasement

The tragedy in West Bengal today is that the claims of the government and the reality on the ground are often miles apart

Politics

Tripura: FIR registered against CPIM leader and social media accounts of the party for spreading fake news on social media: Read details

CPIM blames BJP and RSS for a statue fallen due to heavy rain in Tripura, FIR registered for spreading fake news

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.

Congress shares images from West Bengal to attack Nitish Kumar-led govt over floods in Bihar

In a hurry to attack the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar, the Bihar Congress on Friday resorted to passing-off an old image from flood-hit areas of West Bengal as that of Muzaffarpur, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur and Patna in Bihar.

Congress leader Jitu Patwari spreads fake news claiming that PM Narendra Modi is flying in a luxurious private jet: Read details

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Jitu Patwari uses photo of a private chartered plane claiming that it is used by PM Narendra Modi

J&K govt refutes lies peddled by Rahul Gandhi and NDTV, says Saiffudin Soz not under arrest or detention, visited Delhi twice in October and...

While Saifuddin Soz claims that he is under house arrest, J&K govt denies it, he was seen visiting Delhi & roaming freely on Srinagar streets

Media

Barkha Dutt interviews Sushant Singh Rajput’s therapist, who breaks client confidentiality to give a clean chit to Rhea in middle of investigation

Barkha Dutt and Susan Walker Moffat breaks patient confidentiality by releasing mental illness history of Sushant Singh Rakput

Conspiracy of Silence: How mainstream media works to obliterate the brutal massacre of Karsevaks in 1990 from public memory

Almost all media houses who have prepared timeline of Ram Mandir movement have omitted the massacre of Karsevaks in 1990

When NDTV wanted 1000 karsevaks to be murdered in a storm of bullets to protect the secular fabric of the country

NDTV journalist had asked Kalyan Singh if it was wise to save lives of thousands of karsevaks at the expense of "dividing the country"

Hypocrisy in the time of pandemic: How NDTV shames Hindus during a temple festival but did the opposite during Eid

NDTV, like the rest of the mainstream media, regularly attacks Hindu traditions and festivals while giving others a free pass.

Specials

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

Had it been Pakistan, would have taken her from your house: The full story of what happened when Nazmul kidnapped Dinesh’s daughter at gunpoint

A minor girl was abducted on gunpoint while she was returning from the market with her father. The alleged incident took place on July 26 in Begusarai’s Bhikan Chak village that falls under Bachhwara police station.

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.

20-year-old Dilbar Singh Negi’s family hoped against hope that their son would return home this Rakshabandhan, but he never would

20-year-old Dilbar Negi's old parents, who hailed from in a small town, Pauri Garhwal in Uttarakhand, are still waiting for their son to return home.

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.

Pakistan: Indian flag appears on Dawn news screen with ‘Happy Independence Day’ message, channel claims it was hacked

Dawn News says its channel was 'hacked' following which its screen started showing the Indian flag with a 'Happy Independence Day' text.

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar claims he had turned down a £175,000 county cricket contract to fight Kargil War

Shoaib Akhtar revealed how he was ready to turn down a county cricket contract to fight for his country during the Kargil war

After Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP UP President Swatantra Dev Singh and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit test positive for Covid-19

BJP UP President Swatantra Dev Singh and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit test positive for Covid-19

Reports emerge saying Mumbai police ‘inadvertently deleted’ case files of Sushant Singh Rajput’s manager’s suicide, Mumbai police deny the claim

Mumbai police deny reports that they have ‘inadvertently deleted’ case files related to death of Sushant Singh Rajput’s manager Disha Salian

Delhi Police confirm OpIndia report, say that Tahir Hussain has confessed he had planned the Delhi riots to teach Hindus a lesson

Tahir Hussain confesses before Delhi police that he had planned the Delhi Riots, collected materials in advance for the same

This is how the temporary Mandir of Ram Lalla came up in Ayodhya after the demolition in 1992

Baba Satyanarayan Maurya narrates how they had to quickly build temporary Mandir for Ram Lalla before police arrived in 1992

Money spent from bank account of Sushant Singh Rajput multiple times to purchase Puja material, former office boy confirms ‘black magic angle’

Former office boy Ram alleged that Rhea gave medications to Sushant Singh Rajput and had changed his happy life into a melancholic one

PETA files petition in Madras HC to take away Lakshmi the Elephant from her home at Manakula Vinayagar Temple in Puducherry again

After Lakshmi the Elephant returned to Manakula Vinayagar Temple in Puducherry, PETA files petition in Madras HC to remove it again

Pakistan bans dumping of animal waste generated after Bakrid sacrifices near airports as they can cause air crashes

Govt of Sindh in Pakistan has banned the dumping of animal waste near airports that will be generated after sacrifices on Eid to avoid air crashes

Chattisgarh: Naxal terrorist gives up arms as a gift to his sister on Rakhsabandhan

Naxal Deputy Commander in Chattisgarh, Malla Tamo, surrendered before police his sister's request on Rakhsabandhan

Watch: Cow for slaughter lifted from rooftop through crane falls to death in Pakistan on Bakri Eid

Horrifying visuals have gone viral on social media where a cow being lifted through crane loses its balance and falls to its own death as people around stand and watch.

Pakistan: Thousands of people take out a procession in Peshawar to hail the killer of an elderly blasphemy accused inside court

Pakistanis take out march in support of Khalid Khan, who had shot dead an elderly Ahmadiyya man facing blasphemy charges inside court