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‘Duty before everything else’ – Two doctors return to work hours after cremating mothers in Gujarat

Dr Shilpa Patel and Dr Rahul Parmar, two doctors from Gujarat, joined back at work hours after cremating their mothers

ABC journalist complains about kids’ cartoon not having queer, disabled or gender diverse dogs of colour, PinkNews calls it ‘important debate’

ABC network journalist Beverly Wang sparked controversy with a 'woke' article criticising a cartoon for children called 'Bluey'.

US drops extradition request against Dawood Ibrahim’s financer in the UK after Pakistan allegedly manipulated key FBI witness

US extradition request in the British court had revealed that Jabir Motiwala reported directly to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim

While Rahul Gandhi ‘cancels’ public rallies, Congress leaders continue gathering large crowds in West Bengal

Rahul Gandhi on Sunday emphatically announced that he was calling off his election rallies in West Bengal.

MNS leader launches an attack on Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, asks him to condemn MVA leaders for hoarding Remdesivir

MNS leader and Vice President of MNS's youth wing, Akhil Chitre has alleged that the MVA leaders have also stocked Remdesivir

Karnataka: Police arrest Syed Nasir for burning library with 3000 copies of Bhagavad Gita, was drunk when he lit matchstick for beedi

The library in Mysuru with nearly 3000 copies of the Bhagavad Gita belonged to a daily wage labourer called Syed Isaac.

In Focus

Last year the SGPC had refused to ask devotees to wear masks at Harmandir Sahib, and had asked who were wearing to remove it

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Tata Steel, Jindal Steel, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel, SAIL announce the supply of liquid oxygen from their plants for COVID-19 patients

Several Indian steel manufacturers have come forward to divert oxygen for their plants for medical use for treatment of COVID-19 patients

Mamata’s party is regularly doing big rallies in Bengal, but they don’t post on Twitter. Here could be the reason

While Rahul Gandhi's change of heart on election rallies have drawn the eyeballs towards BJP, Mamata Banerjee is going unabated about her way with virtually no criticism.

Kejriwal government files FIR against four airlines for not checking passengers flying from Maharashtra for negative RT-PCR report

An FIR has been lodged against four airlines Indigo, Air Asia, Vistara and Spicejet under the DDMA ACT by the Delhi govt

Did Gen VK Singh have to resort to Twitter to ‘beg’ for bed for his brother suffering from COVID? Here are the facts

Gen VK Singh's attempt to help a fellow Indian in testing COVID times was used as an opportunity for political mudslinging

Bollywood and nepotism: Remnants of a Clubhouse rant

Bollywood and nepotism: Is the content really bad and people have learnt to love it? Or is the industry meeting the audience demand perfectly?

Congress supporter Saket Gokhale spreads lies to defend Maharashtra govt’s harassment of Bruck Pharma director over Remdesivir supply

Saket Gokhale alleged that 'private individual' like Devendra Fadnavis is not authorised to purchase Remdesivir from Gujarat

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
15,040,918
Total cases
Updated on 18 April, 2021 10:48 PM
India
12,932,574
Recovered
Updated on 18 April, 2021 10:48 PM
India
178,567
Deaths
Updated on 18 April, 2021 10:48 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

141,798,838
Updated on 18 April, 2021 10:48 PM

Opinions

The assassination of Mahashay Rajpal, the publisher of Rangeela Rasool: How secularism and freedom of expression died along with him

Pandit Chamupati Lal, a close friend of Mahashay Rajpal, wrote a short biography of the Islamic Prophet, Mohammed.

New York Times provides platform to Islamic bigotry, columnist claims onus to convert is on non-Muslims after Hindu boyfriend refuses to convert

The New York Times on Friday provided platform to Islamic bigotry in a blog where the author narrates her 'tragic' love story.

Panic amid pandemic: Did we get complacent as we thought we got lucky

As India struggles in second wave of coronavirus pandemic, a lowdown of how we all got complacent to the Chinese virus

Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint accuses the centre of issuing diktats to states on COVID-19, which is far from the truth

ThePrint ignores that apart from the initial nationwide lockdown, centre has given every flexibility to states on the ward against COVID-19

Derek O’Brien’s Clubhouse interaction exposes how TMC fears the prospect of loss in West Bengal: Three statements made and what they mean

Perhaps to fire-fight what Prashant Kishor said, Derek O'Brien appeared on Clubhouse for a short interaction with select 'liberals'.

Kumbh to be wrapped up by April 17: What this Niranjani Akhada Sadhu says is another reason Kumbh was nothing like Tablighi Jamaat

Ravindra Puri Maharaj of the Niranjani Akhada has stated that they have asked all Sadhus from other states to go back, keeping in view the pandemic concerns.

Politics

Rahul Gandhi criticises rallies four days after addressing massively crowded rally in Bengal

Congress party has been boasting about large crowds at the rallies of Rahul Gandhi, hoping to project it as the turn of the party's political fortunes.

Media

ABP journalist falls for joke where iPhone user claimed to have started ‘Indu ki Dhaba’ after job loss

ABP journalist Astha Kaushik bought the iPhone user's fake 'Indu ki Dhaba' claims without any due verification.

Former Indian Express journalist has an ‘Allah’s virus’ moment, thanks God for COVID-19, says pandemic saved Muslims from detention camps

Irena Akbar, formerly with the Indian Express, has thanked God for Covid-19 and attributed the virus to God's plan.

US intelligence backtracks on Russian bounty claims, here is how media ran unfounded stories to damage Trump’s re-election bid

A June 2020 article in NYT had claimed that Russia is offering money to Taliban-linked terrorists to kill US soldiers, a claim that has now been discredited.

The Logical Indian spreads fake news claiming BJP leader attended Kumbh despite testing Covid positive, issues apology

The Logical Indian (TLI) has apologised for spreading fake news about Uttar Pradesh Minister Sunil Bharala.

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Exclusive: How Maharashtra wasted thousands of tonnes of pulses, in the middle of the pandemic, sent under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana

While the central govt gave their approval to the other states to utilise the left-over pulses, Maharashtra was left behind - Here is why

Majnu Ka Tila: Kejriwal govt abandons destitute Pakistani Hindu refugee, ‘Seva Bharati’ provides helping hand

RSS and Seva Bharti are providing a helping hand to Pakistani Hindu refugees at Majnu ka Tila camp.

If we sit quietly, 800 year old history will repeat: Hindu leader explains why he came out on street to support Yati Narasinghanand Saraswati

A Muslim mob came face to face with Hindu organisations who carried out a sit-in vigil in support of Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

Maha COVID-19 crisis: Hospital beds and ventilators running short, scarcity in oxygen and Remdesivir supply, and inordinate delays in testing

Maharashtra is in a midst of a resurgent coronavirus outbreak as the state has reported over 60,212 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

From reports of shortages to black-marketing, is Remdesivir really the ‘miracle drug’ to cure Covid?

In November 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) recommended against the use of Remdesivir in Covid-19 patients stating that there was no evidence that the drug can improve survival.

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