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TMC admits the audio of Mamata Banerjee promising rally of dead bodies is genuine, demands action on BJP for ‘illegal call recording’

TMC alleges that BJP illegally recorded phone call of the CM with a TMC worker, and played the recording out of context.

Actor Sonu Sood tests positive for COVID-19, releases statement on Twitter

Actor Sonu Sood took to social media websites to declare that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, releases statement

Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar blames Kumbh Mela for COVID-19 surge, says returnees will distribute Coronavirus as ‘prasad’

Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar compared Kumbh Mela with the Tablighi Jamaat's Markaz Nizamuddin event

Members of European Parliament take offence to India giving citizenship to Hindus, wants India to not prosecute Amnesty for FCRA violations

Members of the European Parliament have expressed 'concerns' regarding the human rights situation in India.

Lalu Prasad Yadav granted bail by Jharkhand High Court in fodder scam case: Details

The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in a fodder scam case.

This is the best system, earlier, it was in control of Arhtiyas: How Direct Benefit Transfer is changing the lives of farmers in Punjab...

As of now, payments are being made to farmers through DBT on the basis of the Aadhar cards and the quantity of crops brought by them to the Mandis.

In Focus

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

Editor's Picks

Republic Day violence: Hours after getting bail, Deep Sidhu gets arrested by Delhi Crime Branch

Only hours after Delhi Court granted bail to Deep Sidhu in Republic Day violence case, Delhi Crime Branch has reportedly arrested him again

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

Christian pastor dupes Jalandhar family of Rs 80,000, converts them to Christianity on the pretext of healing cancer

Jalandhar Pastor Balwinder Singh duped a family of Rs 80,000 promising to cure a cancer patient, and converted them to Christianity

Watch: Muslim mob gathers at Dargah Bazar Ajmer after Friday prayers, demand arrest of Yati Narsinghanand, law against insult to Islam

Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati has been in the line of fire ever since he made some remarks on Prophet Muhammad

‘Terrorists would have fired into your heart’: Cop in Kashmir arrested under UAPA for glorifying terrorism, resisting search and turning violent

Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a Special Police Officer (SPO) under the stringent anti-terror law in Frisal village in Kulgam of South Kashmir.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
14,526,609
Total cases
Updated on 17 April, 2021 3:24 PM
India
12,671,220
Recovered
Updated on 17 April, 2021 3:24 PM
India
175,673
Deaths
Updated on 17 April, 2021 3:24 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

140,602,145
Updated on 17 April, 2021 3:24 PM

Opinions

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.

Political opposition amid pandemic has become so devoid of humanity that Modi haters now want Gujaratis dead

One would've thought the pandemic would have humbled a few people and made them kinder, but then, 'liberals' would rather dance on dead bodies of Gujaratis if it shows 'Modi failed'

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.

What would Dr. Ambedkar say about Hindu and Muslim societies today?

What do you think Dr. Ambedkar would say today about the relative performance of Hindu and Muslim society in the years since 1947? Can you be as frank and clear in stating your thoughts as he was?

Politics

Violence continues during polls in West Bengal: BJP polling agent assaulted allegedly by TMC goons in North 24 Parganas

Like the first four phases, fifth phase polls for West Bengal Assembly election has also been marred with violence

Media

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.

Shekhar Gupta’s The Print declares Instagram Reels casteist, claims dancing Savarnas marginalise Dalits through ‘modern casteism’

The Print article makes it abundantly clear that Instagram Reels are the next great enemy that must be overcome.

James O’Keefe to sue as Twitter suspends accounts days after Project Veritas exposed CNN Technical Director making shocking claims on video

Twitter has suspended the accounts of Project Veritas and their founder James O'Keefe after they exposed CNN and their propaganda campaign

Specials

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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

Here’s why lockdown is no longer an option and imposing another at this point makes no sense at all

Not imposing a lockdown may be a bad choice but imposing it to combat Covid-19 will prove to be infinitely worse.

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