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US President Joe Biden approves $735 million weapons sales to Israel amidst tensions with Palestine

US President Joe Biden has approved the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel amid tensions with Palestine.

Maharashtra: Cops book 50 covidiots for flouting Covid guidelines and offering Namaz

The police had received information about a large gathering of Muslims at the Mahim Cemetery in Mumbai on Friday (May 14).

From Mumbai 26/11 attacks to Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati assassination plot: How Islamic terrorists use Hindu symbols

Delhi Police recently averted a major assassination attempt against Dasna Devi Temple head-priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

Turkey President Erdogan seeks Christian support for sanctions against Israel, calls Pope Francis

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken with Pope Francis over the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Cyclone Tauktae: Indian Navy rescues four crew members of tug vessel stranded off Udipi coast

Four crew members of Coromondel Supporter XI rescued by Indian Navy.

Watch: Portals of Kedarnath Mandir open in Uttarakhand, strict Covid-19 protocols followed

Portals of Kedarnath Dham opened on May 17, after the winter break.

In Focus

TMC goons reached Raj Bhawan and began agitating outside the premises. Later, some of the hooligans tried to scale the gate.

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Odisha: Sonu Sood clarifies after Ganjam DM says they had not received any communication from him regarding bed for COVID patient

The Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam has called out Sonu Sood after the actor claimed to have arranged a bed.

Punjab: CM Capt Amarinder accused of threatening Congress MLA for raising his voice in 2015 sacrilege case

Pargat Singh revealed to media that Punjab CM through Captain Sandhu said that he should be ready to face action.

From vandalising synagogue with Nazi’s hooked cross to chants of ‘death to Jews’: Anti-Jew hate on the rise amid Israel-Palestine conflict

Synagogues were also vandalised in Germany last week following the escalation of violence between Palestine and Israel. Protests and also become violent in France in Saturday.

Suicides among the Clergy of the Catholic Church in India: A disturbing trend

Life in a convent or monastery is demanding, with rigorous prayer, penances and learning. Life as a parish priest is demanding in a very different manner. A parish priest’s life is a lonely one.

As ‘liberals’ and Islamists in India #StandWithIsrael, a deep dive into their profiles shows visceral hate for Hindus, Jews

It perhaps will not be completely incorrect to say that under the garb of Israel-Palestine conflict, some radicals in India are displaying their hate for Hindus in full glory.

AAP’s idea of targeting Modi govt: Lists only Muslim countries as beneficiaries of Vaccine Maitri, slammed by netizens

Two hours after its first tweet that contained a list of Muslim-majority countries, AAP posted a string of tweets mentioning the remaining countries that had received vaccines from India.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
24,965,463
Total cases
Updated on 17 May, 2021 6:55 PM
India
21,174,076
Recovered
Updated on 17 May, 2021 6:55 PM
India
274,411
Deaths
Updated on 17 May, 2021 6:55 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

163,810,883
Updated on 17 May, 2021 6:55 PM

Opinions

Fictional cow dung link to mucormycosis, silence on other fake claims: How ‘public health experts’ destroyed faith in institutions during the pandemic

One of the most remarkable facet of it is the politicization of discourse surrounding the disease by public health experts.

Massive Eid gatherings show the futility of lockdown during the second wave of the pandemic in India, it is time to lift them now

The Muslim community across the world is celebrating Eid ul-Fitr today. With it, the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end.

Kejriwal govt sets aside Rs 50 crores for free vaccination of Delhi residents, while spending far more on PR: Details

While AAP government in Delhi spent Rs 150 crores on PR from Jan to March, it has only allocated Rs 50 crores for the free vaccination of Delhi's 2 crore population.

The façade of Indian secularism: How the uncomfortable truth about realities of Sanatanis is hidden by Lutyens ecosystem

The neatly ordered world according to the Nehruvian idea of India is nothing more than brushing the rubbish under the carpet and pretending upon the cleanliness while ignoring the fact that someday the rubbish will overflow the bounds of the rug.

Israel: Here is why the average Hindu supports them

Israel has no history of animosity against India and her citizens and Israel has stood during India in thick and thin.

Jawaharlal Nehru: History has been kinder to him because he rewrote it

Even in the Macaulay tinted version of history parroted by the Congress his contributions pale in comparison to Mohandas Gandhi who too benefited from the same.

Politics

‘Will beat with shoes 100 times and count 1’: Samajwadi Party worker threatens BJP leader Tajinder Bagga for criticising Akhilesh Yadav

SP worker Anshuman Singh threatened Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga for criticising Akhileskh Yadav, asked him to confine to Delhi

Media

Pakistan based CNN contributor Adeel Raja says world needs another Hitler amidst Israel-Palestine conflict, has history of anti-Semitic tweets

Adeel Raja, freelance contributor at CNN, has said that the world needs a Hitler today amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The Hindu quietly changes headline after columnist calls Tejasvi Surya a virus: Here are her previous problematic comments

The Hindu published an opinion-editorial by columnist Vaishna Roy on Friday where it called BJP MP Tejasvi Surya a virus.

Legendary Australian cricketer slams world media for ‘vulture’ journalism, says Incredible India deserves respect: Here is what he said

In a recent post, the former cricketer has expressed his overwhelming support for India and slammed international media for vulture journalism

5 years ago, The Week published an article insulting, mocking, lying about Veer Savarkar, today they apologise: Read full details

After a lawsuit filed by Veer Sarvarkar's grand nephew, The Week apologises for a article on Sarvarkar published in 2016

Specials

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Understanding Cytokine Storm: What it is and how it may be responsible for Covid-19 related deaths

Cytokine Storm happens when the body releases too many Cytokine, it leads to immune system attacking own body cells

While Delhi govt was alleging inadequate oxygen supply, data show it was returning oxygen to suppliers, asked them to store the excess

Due to lack of storage plants and not enough demand, Delhi govt had returned oxygen and asked the suppliers to store them

No documents or ID proof? Here is how the vulnerable section of the society will get their COVID vaccine

How will the vulnerable population of India who do not have a valid ID proof get Coronavirus vaccine? Ministry has a prescribed procedure for it

Herman Knippenberg – The Dutch diplomat who sent the ‘Serpent’ Charles Sobhraj behind bars

Herman Knippenberg was a Dutch diplomate in Thailand who had gathered vital information about Charles Sobhraj in Bangkok

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Air Defence System: What is it and how does it work

To counter the low-cost warfare initiated by Hamas, the Israel Defence Forces has activated its state-of-art air defence system - 'Iron Dome' to protect its civilian population from the barrage of rockets.

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