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Supreme Court asks UP government to make zig-zag roads to avoid felling of trees for Krishna Govardhan Road Project

The Supreme Court said that building roads in a zig-zag way would reduce the speed of vehicles which would reduce accidents .

China may have ‘planned’ the Galwan Valley faceoff, knowing there would be fatalities, says US security panel report

US agency claimed China planned Galwan Valley clash of June 15, with an intention to 'use fighting to promote stability'.

Twitter refuses to delete fake image posted by Chinese official or tag it as ‘manipulated media’ despite official complaint by Australia

The fake image posted by Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson was created by a Weibo user, but Twitter refuses to remove or tag it as fake

Uttar Pradesh govt to scrap controversial scheme that rewarded ‘interfaith’ marriages: Reports

Uttarakhand, which retained most of the laws from the parent state Uttar Pradesh, had also continued with the controversial 1976 scheme that incentivised interfaith marriages.

Attorney General declines his consent to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for initiating contempt proceedings against author Shefali Vaidya

The AG informed Saket Gokhale that as the tweets by Shefali Vaidya are more than one year old, contempt case can't filed against her

Calcutta High Court orders CAG audit of cyclone Amphan relief distribution in West Bengal amid allegations of wide-scale corruption

Several petitions were filed in the High Court alleging large scale corruption and irregularities in the distribution of cyclone Amphan relief

In Focus

With Twitter's admitted Left-wing bias, nobody needs to wonder which side they would choose to censor and the trajectory is rather evident with the censorship of Malviya's tweet.

Editor's Picks

Indonesian radical Muslims change words of Azan from ‘hurry to the prayer’ to ‘rise up for Jihad’: Here is what happened

A verse of the chant, which originally means “hurry to the prayer”, has been changed to “hayya alal jihad”, or “rise up for jihad” in Azan

Kangana Ranaut served legal notice for mistaking an elderly woman in farmer protests for Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh

Kangana Ranaut had commented on Twitter that the Shaheen Bagh Dadi was available on hire for appearing in protests. She had deleted her tweet later.

Mask violators to compulsorily serve at COVID-19 community centres: Gujarat High Court directs State to issue notice

The Gujarat High Court observed that monetary fines were not a sufficient enough deterrence for people to conform to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols

“Fact checking” is a new name for same old propaganda journalism

Why did journalists lose all credibility? Because bit by bit, we realized that journalists were just feeding us an agenda, not reporting facts.

Ex-Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh joins Farmer’s protests, justifies “Indira thok di” comment

Multiple videos of Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh's father, have gone viral on social media where he has been giving provocative speeches amid the ongoing farmer protests

No politicians, farmers only: Centre bars Yogendra Yadav from being a part of farmers’ delegation for the discussions

Yogendra Yadav, a political activist and self-proclaimed psephologist, had wanted to be a part of the discussion but the government objected to his presence.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
9,499,710
Total cases
Updated on 2 December, 2020 5:47 PM
India
8,932,647
Recovered
Updated on 2 December, 2020 5:47 PM
India
138,159
Deaths
Updated on 2 December, 2020 5:47 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

64,320,792
Updated on 2 December, 2020 5:47 PM

Opinions

Farmer protest: From celebrity protestors hijacking the ‘protest’ to AAP and Congress fighting for credit, the circus is here

The farmers protests in Delhi have turned into a Shaheen Bagh redux with the same usual suspects coming together.

Not ‘just a municipal election’, a defeat of TRS in the Hyderabad Municipal Elections will alter the political discourse of the state

Not just top BJP leaders, top TRS leaders are also campaigning hard for the GHMC elections, making it more than just a municipal election

What they never told you when they said India was the worst performing emerging economy

India’s economy contracted by 23.9%. For comparison, Brazil’s GDP contracted by 11.9% and Russia’s GDP by 8%. So, did they really do better than India?

With an information overdose on social media and deluge of OTT platforms, it is time to be digitally ‘Atmanirbhar’

Getting 'cancelled' or ostracized on social media may seem harmless, but as these technologies weave themselves tighter into our day to day lives, the impacts of such cancellations can be far-reaching.

7 March 1990: When Khalistani extremists killed 22 Hindus and ruined dozens of families

Abohar is a town in Fazilka, Punjab, near the India-Pakistan border.

France, Germany, UK and all other countries we should boycott for using water cannon and tear gas

As a newly woke nation, we also have a moral responsibility to oppose other countries that carry out atrocities such as using water cannons on protesters.

Politics

As ‘Canadian Pappu’ trends, here is a lowdown on how Rahul Gandhi time and again aped Justin Trudeau’s PR strategy

While under Trudeau's leadership Liberal Party in Canada won the 2015 elections, under Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress had one of its most humiliating defeats in 2019 general elections.

Fact-check: Is Prasar Bharati shutting down AIR radio stations in Kerala?

Prasar Bharati CEO took to Twitter to reply to allegations that AIR stations are being shut to cut down cost.

The truth about the viral picture, shared by Rahul Gandhi, where police can be seen ‘beating up’ an old farmer

Congress leaders share cunningly edited version of a video to allege brute force is being used by security officials to quell the 'farmer' protest

Is the central govt recruiting Rohingya Muslims who have illegally infiltrated into India? Not really: Here are the facts

Earlier today, a concerning message went viral on social media claiming that RAW was recruiting Rohingya Muslims

Congress leaders and supporters use old photographs to attack Modi government on farmer protests

The pictures used by Youth Congress and then mechanically copied by rest of the Congress coteries are actually from the year 2018

Media

Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy, Vikram Chandra, others barred from capital market for insider trading of NDTV shares: Read details

NDTV Promoters & senior executives had done insider trading by trading in NDTV shares while holding unpublished price sensitive information

The Wire’s faux analysis: How it went from ‘Modi can’t get crowds in his rally’ to ‘Bihar admires Modi’ in 48 hours flat

As NDA emerged victorious in Bihar, the left-liberals, who had hoped for a victory of RJD-Congress-Communist alliance were perturbed.

Yogendra Yadav is not a farmer leader: Here is why urban Indians should reject this hollow emotional blackmail

The India Today banner reads “Gold standard of journalism" as they discuss the 'farmer protest' in Punjab, led by Rajdeep Sardesai

Caravan Magazine asked us about our coverage on Wikipedia and its Left bias – Here is our detailed response

OpIndia coverage of Wikipedia lies started after Delhi Riots and Caravan Magazine, with its strong Left bias, is clearly not happy about it

Specials

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

Webchutney: A marketing company with a ‘liberal’ CEO that seems to be dragging Swiggy through the mud

Food delivery app Swiggy recently stoked controversy by responding to a troll account taking an extreme political side

Door-to-door campaign luring Sikhs, grant of $1 million to protesting farmers, pro-Khalistan slogans now: SFJ tentacles analysed

The farmer protest started in September, and in that month itself, Khalistan org SFJ had started spreading its tentacles

Multiple links between the farmer protest and those who had fanned Delhi anti-Hindu riots and the JNU violence emerge: Read how

Shocking details have emerged linking the ongoing so-called farmer protest to elements who are accused of fanning Delhi Riots

Anvay Naik suicide case for which Arnab Goswami was arrested: Letters exchanged, the closure report, and unanswered questions

On 4th of Nov, the country watched as Arnab Goswami was dragged out of his house by over 20 armed policemen for a closed 2018 suicide case

The manufacturer of the radio carried by JeM terrorists killed in Nagrota encounter is operated from Pakistani military bases- Read Details

The Digital Mobile Radio carried by the terrorists is manufactured by Pakistan based Micro Electronics International Pvt Ltd

Bollywood, Sports & more

Indian Idol contestant reveals how she faced opposition from conservative Muslim society as singing is ‘not allowed’

The Indian Idol contestant revealed how women in her society are looked down upon if they try to excel in any field.

His family called our children ‘illegitimate’ because I didn’t convert to Islam’: Late music composer Wajid Khan’s wife reveals

Wajid Khan's wife has stated to Times of India that the late music composer's family never accepted her wedding under the Special Marriages Act because she had refused to convert to Islam.

Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam accused of sexually assaulting, exploiting woman for a decade after promising to marry her

In an explosive press conference on Saturday a woman levelled serious allegations of sexual abuse and assault on Pakistani cricketer Babar Azam.

Coronavirus: Pfizer/BioNTech wins COVID-19 vaccine licence in UK

The UK has purchased 40 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine which has shown to have 95% efficiency in final trials.

Vienna IS Terrorist wanted to massacre Catholic Youth group inside Church, investigation reveals

On November 2, heavily armed terrorists had attacked different locations in central Vienna.

Yogi govt swings into action to help distressed daughter pleading for medical assistance for her father from non-responsive Akhilesh Yadav

Prateeksha Yadav Preet, a Mainpuri resident, tweeted to Yadav pleading for medical assistance for her father who had met with an accident earlier.

Delhi: Muslim youth flees home, escapes to Mumbai after his parents force him to attend madarsa

The Muslim boy escaped from Delhi, when he went to attend a class in madarsa, to Mumbai and was found begging on the streets

London: South Hall’s Havelock Road, named after British general who fought Sikhs, renamed as Guru Nanak Road

The name change of a part of Havelock road in London's Southall district will come into effect early in 2021

Yogi Adityanath to visit Maharashtra to attract investments to UP, Uddhav Thackeray says will not let anyone forcibly take away businesses

Yogi Adityanath will meet several industrialists and celebrities during his visit to Maharashtra to encourage them to invest in UP

Indian security forces entered 200 meters inside Pakistan to unearth starting point of the tunnel used by JeM terrorists

On November 22, a 150-meter tunnel used by terrorists was detected by security forces in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir

‘Sanitary Panels clearly implies that SC is biased towards BJP’: Attorney General slams comic artist for assault on courts, allows contempt proceedings

Webcomic Sanitary Panels founder Rachita Taneja is known for her controversial, hateful and often Hinduphobic Tweets

Meerut: Communal tension after members of Muslim community create ruckus over Facebook post ‘insulting’ Prophet Muhammad

Police force from several police stations was reportedly called in to control the situation in Meerut.

Uttar Pradesh: Case under new Love Jihad law filed against two men for trying to convert a married Hindu woman to Islam

Case filed against Nadeem and Salman for trying to convert their Hindu co-worker Akshay's wife to Islam by regularly visiting her

After brutally suppressing protests by indigenous tribes in Canada, PM Justin Trudeau pontificates over farmers’ protests in India

Even though Canadian PM Justin Trudeau expressed his "concern" over the farmers' protest in India, Canada had last year moved WTO against India for high MSP rates

Days after mysterious monolith in Utah disappeared following its discovery, similar metal monolith appears in Romania

The 13 feet high metal monolith has a mirrored surface and was found near the historic landmark of Petrodava Dacian Fortress