Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Chargesheet in Delhi riot case says that bullet that had hit Shahid could not have come from Hindu rioters as they too far away

Latest news

Bhima Koregaon case accused Varavara Rao tests positive for coronavirus, shifted to JJ hospital

Activist Varavara Rao tests positive for Coronavirus, shifted to JJ hospital from Taloja central jail

Police lodges FIR after AMU student receives threats from another student, told she will be forced to wear “brass hijab”

Police file FIR after AMU students threaten female student for saying girls in the University are forced to cover themselves up in hostels

Fact-check: Did the Rs 263 crore Sattar Ghat bridge in Bihar collapse within 29 days of construction?

The barbs were not limited to the opposition parties. Some netizens also blamed Bihar govt for the Sattar Ghat Bridge collapse

Sachin Pilot & other rebel Congress MLAs approach Rajasthan HC against Speaker’s disqualification notice, court grants time to amend the plea

Earlier in the day, Congress had sacked Sachin Pilot as the state chief and removed him from the Deputy CM's post

Maharashtra: NCP demands Rs.11,000 as ‘donation’ from aspirants to consider them for Gram Panchayat administrator posts

The NCP leaders in Pune have asked aspirants of the post to pay Rs 11,000 donation to the party to be eligible for the Panchayat Administrator post.

Watch: Alcoholic man ruthlessly beat a stray dog to death in Ghaziabad, gets arrested after video of the act go viral

Ghaziabad man taken into custody after video of him beating a stray dog to death went viral on social media

Editor's Picks

Netizens outrage after Scotch-Brite says it will remove ‘regressive’ bindi in new logo

Karthik Srinivasan, who claims to be communications strategy consultant, recently took to LinkedIn to call out Scotch-Brite for their logo which stereotypes gender roles.

India to begin International flights to select countries via Air Bubbles till travel restrictions due to Coronavirus remain: Civil Aviation Minister

Unless international civil aviation returns to pre-covid state, air bubbles are the only answer, said civil aviation minister

Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty requests home minister Amit Shah to hand over Sushant’s suicide case to CBI

After receiving death and rape threats, Rhea Chakraborty seeks CBI probe into her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput's death case

Congress governments over four decades kept changing rules to allot free Lutyens land to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation: Read details

A report by Times Now stated that ongoing high-level probe against the Gandhis-controlled Rajiv Gandhi Foundation has exposed a convenient arrangement that saw Gandhi family virtually taking over prime Lutyens land through various trusts including the RGF.

“Was attacked because I’m a Dalit”: Says social media user Madhur Singh who finds inaction of NCW against comedian Kenny Sebastian worrisome

Social media user Madhur Singh, popularly known as ThePlacardGuy has expressed concern that the lack of action of National Commission for Women against comedian Kenny Sebastian for obscene comments against his mother.

He had problem with ringing bells in temple: Locals allege Nadeem Mewati of unleashing terror against Hindus and masterminding priest murder

In the Meerut Priest murder case, local residents have alleged involvement of former councillor Nadeem Mewati.

Data automatically updated from this public source

13,742,525
Updated on 16 July, 2020 8:06 PM
13,742,525
Worldwide cases
Updated on 16 July, 2020 8:06 PM
588,001
Worldwide deaths
Updated on 16 July, 2020 8:06 PM
India
979,719
Total cases
Updated on 16 July, 2020 8:06 PM
India
619,193
Recovered
Updated on 16 July, 2020 8:06 PM
India
25,101
Deaths
Updated on 16 July, 2020 8:06 PM

Coronavirus
Latest info and reports

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

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Fact Check: Fake message circulating on social media alleges hidden agenda behind Amitabh Bachchan’s hospitalisation at Nanavati Hospital

Fake message claims that Amitabh Bachchan has mini-ICU at his home and he is director of company that owns Nanavati Hospital

GST exemption on hand-sanitiser has the potential to increase price of domestic products and incentivise import from China: Read how

Exemption of GST on a product blocks the input tax credit available for a manufacturer, which gets added to the retail price

Kerala nun rape case: Accused Franco Mulakkal tests positive for coronavirus after court issued non-bailable warrant

Kerala nun rape accused Bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mulakkal tested positive for covid-19, after the Kottayam trial court cancelled his bail and issued non-bailable warrant.

Muslim Congress leaders pressurise Maharashtra govt to allow Bakri Eid sacrifice even as Shiv Sena-led govt puts several restrictions on Ganesh Utsav

Ahead of the Islamic festival, the Muslim leaders have reportedly expressed their concerns to the government regarding the preparedness and arrangements of cattle mandis (makeshift market) in the city amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump attacks China again, says US holds it responsible for concealing the virus and unleashing it upon the world

Donald Trump again attacked China and accused the communist country of concealing the coronavirus and unleashing it upon the world.

Bihar: Govt imposes complete lockdown from July 16 to July 31 to curb the coronavirus explosion in the state

On Tuesday, the overall coronavirus tally in the state rose to 18,853 with record 1,432 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Opinions

The comedy of apologies: When the ones mocking Savarkar for mercy petition to British apologise to ‘secular goons’

As their old acts began to resurface on the internet, the 'comedians', who have been hailed as the champions of free-speech and often 'speaks truth to power', were soon hit with the reality and decided to run away from social media platforms as they deactivated their profiles.

How Ambedkar busted the myth of ‘Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb’ through his speeches and book ‘Pakistan or Partition of India’

Ambedkar was, in reality, always wary of the Communists and their propensity of creating chaos and anarchy.

The death of BJP MLA Debendra Nath Roy shows that no opposition political leader is safe in West Bengal

BJP MLA in West Bengal, Debendra Nath Roy, was found hanging in public on Monday.

Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee, Jagan and Himanta Biswa: How Congress ignored key regional leaders and eventually lost those states

Choosing loyalists over popularity and calibre has cost Congress dearly. Losing key regional leaders has decimated the party to ruins in many states.

Agrima Joshua apologising to Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance shows that the Woke slogan of ‘speaking truth to power’ is only an excuse to undermine...

Agrima Joshua tagged Aditya Thackeray and asserted that she was convinced that it was BJP supporters trolling her in the guise of Shiv Sena.

Aakar Patel abuses Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar – reasons go beyond hatred for Modi

The 'Woke' secular-liberal camp of current times is defined by its elitist arrogance and crass snobbery. 'Human rights activist' Aakar Patel is one such specimen.

Politics

Rahul Gandhi to postpone his ‘current affairs show’ because Congress is currently facing Rajasthan crisis

While Ashok Gehlot has been claiming that his government is stable and he has the numbers, Sachin Pilot has stated multiple times that Gehlot has lost majority.

Amid political crisis in Rajasthan Congress, news agencies and media houses publish report based on fake Twitter account of Sarah Pilot

Media houses publish report on Rajasthan Congress political crisis based on fake Twitter account of Sachin Pilot's wife Sarah Pilot

Fact-Check: Is the West Bengal government recruiting only Muslims in its latest recruitment drive?

The WhatsApp message claims that only Muslims have been employed by the West Bengal government for a particular post.

Journalist shares image of a Pakistani cannibal who ate a baby as ‘RAW agent captured in Nepal’

The photo of a RAW agent supposedly arrested in Nepal is actually photo of a Pakistani cannibal who was convicted of eating children

India Today journalist Ashraf Wani peddles fake news claiming Kashmiri woman was killed by Army bullets in Pampore

A lady was caught in the crossfire after some terrorists attacked an Army convoy near a Mosque in Pampore. She was brought to hospital and was discharged soon after first-aid.

Media

The Caravan’s ‘health journalist’ is upset that BMC sanitised the Bachchans’ residence after Amitabh and Abhishek test positive for coronavirus

Health journalist Vidya Krishnan shows ignorance of health protocol for Coronavirus, objects to sanitisation of COVID-19 patient

Virologist who spent weeks documenting his ‘battle’ against Coronavirus from hospital on NBC News finds out he was not infected

On Tuesday, Fair revealed that he was never diagnosed with the Chinese virus and had tested negative for it multiple times.

The Wire issues half-hearted correction after being called out by NCPCR for their blatantly fake news about ‘eight-fold increase in complaints post lockdown

The Wire retracted it after the author of the article said that she had no evidence to support her stunning claim.

The Wire accused Yogi Adityanath of being ‘casteist’ for not killing Vikas Dubey hours before the encounter of the gangster

Notorious gangster, Vikas Dubey, who was arrested from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh was killed in an encounter in the wee hours of the morning on Friday

Specials

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

AMU girl complains about being threatened and hounded since CAA was passed, told she will be made to wear “brass hijab”

Calling her a "Sanghi", the fellow AMU students had attacked her for calling out sexualisation of women in the varsity

All you need to know about Ashok Gehlot’s links to the Fairmont Hotel that is being raided by ED

The Enforcement Directorate conducted raids on the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur on Monday.

‘Maaro, Kafiro ko Maaro’: From creating fake alibi to mobilising thousands of Muslims against Hindus, read what Tahir Hussain did in his own words

Disclosure Statement in the chargesheet which was narrated and signed by Tahir Hussain in his own words, reveal a sinister design during Delhi riots

Delhi anti-Hindu riots: Sahil’s father Parvez died in 3 different ways, in 2 different locations, 16 Hindus named in the FIR

Sahil Parvez had stated that his father was shot in front of their house in his statement to the media. His complaint letter to the police several weeks later suddenly shifts the location, identifies 16 'attackers' by name and makes a lot of contradictory claims, read details.

Delhi Riots Chargesheets: Before murdering Ratan Lal, the Islamist mob had held 2 other police constables hostage

The chargesheet filed by Special Investigation Team of Delhi Police in the murder of Ratan Lal and deadly attacks by rioters on IPS Amit Sharma and IPS Anuj Kumar mentions at least 17 accused.

Bollywood, Sports & more

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.

Shahid Afridi makes another controversial statement, says Indian cricket team used to ask forgiveness from Pakistan team after getting badly defeated

Shahid Afridi has claimed that Indian Cricket Team used to ask for forgiveness during India-Pakistan matches

UVA Premier League T20 in Sri Lanka turns out to be fake tournament held in a Punjab village suspected to be organised by bookies....

UVA Premier League T20 in Sri Lanka is a fake tournament promoted by Indian sports websites and Sri Lanka has denied any association with it

‘India took extraordinary step to ban TikTok and other Chinese apps, US shouldn’t trust them either’: 25 US Congressmen urge Trump to follow India’s...

Praising India’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps, 25 US Congressmen asked Trump not to trust these apps either in a strongly worded letter

Here is why #BabyPenguin is trending on Twitter, and why Aaditya Thackeray is called so by some

Yuva Sena registered complaint against twitter user for calling Aaditya Thackeray "Baby Penguin" and Uddhav Thackeray "Aurangzeb"

Madhya Pradesh CM orders removal of Guna SP and Collector, high-level inquiry ordered after Dalit couple consumed pesticide

Shivraj Singh Chouhan removes Guna SP and Collector after Dalit couple who were encroaching govt land consumed pesticide

Complaints of fake and bad quality seeds: MNS workers vandalise agriculture department office in Latur, Maharashtra

MNS workers vandalize office of co-director Agriculture department, Latur, demanding compensation to farmers over bad quality seed distribution and action against private companies.

Murder of a temple priest in Meerut: Locals allege ex-councillor Nadeem Mewati’s involvement, say Hindus are regularly harassed in area

Locals in Abdullapur have held a protest alleging that ex-councillor Nadeem Mewati has been harassing Hindus and his involvement in the temple priest murder case must be probed.

Maharashtra CID rules out communal angle in Palghar lynching, chargesheet filed

The CID filed two charge-sheets of around 11,000 pages, naming over 250-plus accused in the mob lynching case to claim that lynchings of Hindu Sadhus were fuelled by rumours of a gang of thieves and was not a pre-planned attack.

Never said I wanted to sell BMW car to fund my training, I do not have resources to maintain luxury cars: Dutee Chand clarifies

Dutee Chand's post announcing her car on sale was presented as if she is struggling with financial problems to fund her training. However, Dutee has clarified that her training is funded by the govt of Odisha and KIIT University.

Employees with high access were targeted to hack, Twitter says after multiple verified accounts get hacked

On the intervening night of 15th and 16th July, Twitter accounts of high profile celebrities were hacked.

Maharashtra govt accepts Raza Academy’s demand to ban movie ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’, home minister asks union govt to ban it

Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh writes to union govt seeking ban on Iranian movie ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’

Reliance Jio launches ‘Jio Glass’ – a mixed reality headset for 3D interactions: Read details

Reliance Industries Limited announced the launch of Jio Glass - the mixed reality headset that allows three-dimensional interactions

Kerala: Christian Padre Robin Vadakkumchery, convicted with 20 years of imprisonment for rape of a minor girl, files petition to marry the victim

Christian Padre Robin Vadakkumchery and his minor rape victim files joint petition for marriage with Kerala High Court

Uddhav Thackeray opposes gauge conversion of railway line that goes through reserve forest, proposes alternate route that require more virgin forest land

Uddhav Thackeray has proposed alternate route for railway line through forest that will require acquisition of more forest land