Friday, April 10, 2020

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Tablighi Jamaat erupted across the national scene in the last week of March when around 200 people with Wuhan Coronavirus symptoms were admitted to various hospitals in Delhi from the Markaz Nizamuddin and surrounding places.

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Madhya Pradesh: 40 people who were found offering namaz in a mosque in Chhindwara amidst coronavirus lockdown booked

Case registered under Epidemic Act against 40 Muslim individuals who were found offering namaz en masse at a mosque in Madhya Pradesh

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan transfers Rs 700 crores to CM’s Relief Fund to fight Coronavirus, was earmarked by Kamal Nath for IIFA

The IIFA event was to be held in March 2020 at an expense of ₹700 crores in Madhya Pradesh, and it is this amount that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan transferred to CM Relief Fund

Wadhawans travelled in cars registered with RKW Developers, a company which is under ED’s scanner for links with Iqbal Mirchi: Report

RKW Developers is owned by Dheeraj Wadhawan, son of Rajesh Kumar Wadhawan of the famous Wadhawan family in Mumbai. Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) is under investigation for fraud in relation to the PMC scam and two members of the Wadhwan family have been arrested.

USA calls for an analysis of the ‘origins’ of the Wuhan Coronavirus in UNSC meet, China says nobody should be made ‘scapegoat’

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) met on Thursday through video conference to discuss the Wuhan Coronavirus crisis, where USA and China went head to head

Madhya Pradesh: 57 cases against lockdown violators, 64 foreign Tablighi Jamaatis also booked for violating visa norms

The Bhopal police said that the foreigner Jamaatis will be fined and deported as and when the flights start operating. Presently all the accused are in quarantine.

While Tamil Nadu health secretary secularises Tablighi Jamaat, state records 96 new cases, 84 linked to the “single source event”

Attempt by Tamil Nadu Health Secretary to 'secularise' by referring to Tablighi Jamaat event as a 'single source event' is a shining example of political correctness.

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Official Twitter account of The White House follows PM Modi and President​ Kovind, first global leaders and non-American accounts to be followed

The White House follows only 19 accounts on Twitter of which no other non-American leader is followed except PM Modi and President Kovind

Scam accused Wadhawans given special pass by Maharashtra govt to vacation in farmhouse, detained, Principal Secretary sent on ‘compulsory leave’

Wadhawans had reached Mahabaleshwar on the morning of 9 April and were travelling on a pass obtained under the garb of 'family emergency'

Possibility of second wave of Coronavirus real, difficult to completely lift lockdown till vaccine available: Study in The Lancet

Countries battling Coronavirus pandemic will have to closely monitor their territories for new infections and adjust the controls they have imposed until the invention of a vaccine if they wish to end the lockdown

Leftist rag The Wire can’t handle a crossword puzzle on Tablighi Jamaat that spells out the truth as is

Ever since Tablighi Jamaat's contribution to the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic emerged, numerous attempts have been made to downplay and whitewash their malicious conduct.

Tablighi Jamaatis from Jharkhand illegally obtained fake SIM cards to hide their identity: Reports

Interestingly, two of these mobile numbers are now out of reach while one number is being used in Delhi.

Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Christian woman made to read ‘Kalma’, says was denied ration amidst coronavirus crisis due to her religion

Religious discrimination against minorities while distributing rations during coronavirus outbreak has been reported from many parts of Sindh.

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Aurangabad: Policemen assaulted for stopping lockdown violators, Shahrukh and Farookh arrested

The accused are identified as Shaikh Farookh Shaikh Kadar, Shaikh Sharukh Shaikh Farookh, Shaikh Sajid Shaikh Farookh, and Shaikh Sameer Shaihkh Salim.

Tablighi Jamaat had planned a ‘fidayeen’ attack on India by spreading the deadly coronavirus: UP Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi

Rizvi also said that there is a distinct possibility of radical Islamist Zakir Naik being involved in Tablighi Jamaat conspiracy to spread coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus positive Jamaati in Haryana hid travel history, smoked hukkah with people, visited several homes: Report

In the recent days, the man has reportedly visited several families in 4 villages and has been in close contact with dozens, all the while hiding his travel history or links with the Tablighi Jamaat.

Japan to fund its manufacturers to shift production out of China after coronavirus disrupts supply chain

Japan has earmarked $2.2 billion to help its manufacturers in shifting production out of China due to Coronavirus outbreak

50 new Coronavirus positive cases detected in Ahmedabad, the patients refuse to get admitted at hospital

The Commissioner informed that he has ordered the use of force if required to get those people admitted at the hospital

Tablighi Jamaat emerge as super-spreaders​ of coronavirus, but State Minorities Commission asks Delhi govt to drop column of ‘Markaz Majid’ from charts

Yesterday, Delhi reported 93 new cases and all the cases were related to the Tablighi Jamaat, however, the State Minority Commission seems least bothered

Opinions

Yes, Nandita Das, there are two Indias that exist – one where the labourers live and the other, from where your father was evicted

About how the Coronavirus lockdown has impacted migrant labourers, Nandita Das said that there exists two Indias

5 point agenda suggested by Sonia Gandhi, President of Congress, to fight Coronavirus: Juvenile, disconnected and petty

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, Sonia Gandhi the President of Congress party suggested a 5 point plan to the Prime Minister of India

Is China using Zoom teleconferencing to spy on us?

While Zoom was headquartered in the United States, and listed on the NASDAQ, the mainline Zoom app appears to be developed by three companies in China

Gandhi: An anathema to the ‘left-liberal’ establishment

Whether it is about the Quit India Movement of 1942 or about the New India of 2020, Mahatma Gandhi continues to be an anathema to the Left-Liberal establishment.

Coronavirus-manifesto: Understanding the pandemic at hand and its management

Coronavirus-Manifesto is about understanding the imminent threat to humanity and the corresponding responses expected from nations and people

Australian Indian Institute’s arm-chair activists ridicule India amidst Coronavirus lockdown: Why they are wrong

Australian Indian Institute published an article where it has slated the pan- India Coronavirus lockdown announced by the Indian government

Politics

Mamata Banerjee’s parallel Coronaverse: Upset over ‘yellow’ colour of PPEs, questions Centre’s choice

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she was surprised by the yellow colour of PPEs and said that doctors usually wear white or blue kits.

Did US President Donald Trump really ‘threaten’ India with ‘retaliation’ over hydroxychloroquine export? Read details

A barge of misinformation was peddled by the media over US President Donald Trump's statements claiming that he had "threatened" India with retaliation if the Modi government does not allow the export of hydroxychloroquine.

Rajasthan: Man who claimed that his pregnant wife was turned away from Bharatpur hospital for being Muslim, now admits concocting the story

Recently an incident of alleged religious discrimination came to light, where a Muslim pregnant woman of Bharatpur in Rajasthan who was in labour, was allegedly denied admission to a hospital by the staff over her religion

Propagandists equate ISKCON in UK to Tablighi Jamaat in India after ISKCON devotees get infected by Coronavirus: Here’s why they are wrong

Unlike Tablighi Jamaat in India, ISKCON in UK was not in violation of any government guidelines or order to arrest the spread of Coronavirus

Viral message on WhatsApp claiming Maulana Saad of Tablighi Jamaat donated to Rs 1 crore to PM’s Relief fund is fake, here is how

An image of Irish newspaper News Letter was used to create the fake news claiming Maulana Saad donated 1 crore to govt of India

Media

PTI spreads fake news that Mehboob Ali was lynched over suspicion of spreading coronavirus in Delhi, later rectifies that he is alive

It is clear from the police FIR that Mehboob Ali was thrashed, not 'killed'. However, news agency PTI reported that Ali was 'beaten to death'

Here are 8 ridiculous ‘fact-checks’ by Dhruv Rathee and alleged ‘fact-checkers’ aimed to whitewash the role of Tablighi Jamaat in spread of Coronavirus

Dhruv Rathee and 'fact-checkers' like Alt News place more emphasis on whether a video is from February or March or the Muslim in the video is from China or Italy, instead of reporting on the depraved act committed by the Muslims in the video

NDTV claims it ‘won’ the undisclosed income case in Supreme Court, but troubles are not over for them: Here is how

The Supreme Court quashed the case against NDTV on technical grounds, allowing I-T dept to proceed under proper sections of I-T Act

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Son of Hindu woman killed over switching off lights on 5 April, says village head Alam and RJD MLA Fayaz Ahmed protecting accused, narrates...

Altercation which broke out on 5th April in Bihar’s Madhubani district between a Hindu and Muslim families over switching off lights following PM Modi’s call led to the murder of an elderly Hindu woman by Sulaiman Nadaf, Khalil Nadaf, Malil Nadaf, Jalil Nadaf etc

Meet Maulana Saad Kandhalvi: The Chief of Coronavirus super spreader Tablighi Jamaat who incited Muslims to defy lockdown

Maulana Saad Kandhalvi is a deluded bigot who urged Muslims to defy the nationwide lockdown imposed to arrest spread of Coronavirus

Tablighi Jamaat and its links to terrorist organizations: History of association to Al Qaeda, Taliban and Kashmiri terrorists

The links of Tablighi Jamaat with terrorist organizations such as the Al Qaeda become hugely significant.

People infected by ‘Secularitis’ attempt to blame Modi govt and ‘rightwing’ for mess created at Markaz Nizamuddin: Here are the facts

The Markaz, Nizamuddin in Delhi, the global center for the Tablighi Jamaat, is suspected to be the ground zero of hundreds of potential infections of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

After Reliance, Mahindra and Vedanta, Tata group steps in​: Commits to contribute Rs 500 cr to fight Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic

Many business tycoons including Ratan Tata have been coming forward pledging their support amidst the unprecedented Coronavirus outbreak

Bollywood, Sports & more

Why don’t you stand for Markaz?: Cricketer Zaheer Khan gets attacked by Islamists for lighting a diya for PM Modi’s ‘light out’ campaign

Radical Islamists descended upon cricketer Zaheer Khan's Instagram page and attacked him for lighting a lamp in solidarity with country's fight against coronavirus

Cricketer Mohammad Kaif gets attacked by Islamists for lighting lamp on 5th April in solidarity for fight against coronavirus

Islamists on social media weren't too happy with cricketer Mohammad Kaif for lighting lamp to thank healthcare workers, urged him to offer namaz instead.

Indian Cricketers shamelessly donating to Shahid Afridi Foundation to supposedly fight Coronavirus seem to have no self-respect: Here is why

Former Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh are voicing their support for the Shahid Afridi Foundation despite the fact that the Pakistani cricketer on numerous occasions has made crass remarks about India and Hindus.

Coronavirus outbreak: Olympics 2020 may get postponed, IOC and Japan’s PM share concerns while Canada, Australia pull out of the event

The Canadian Olympic Committee informed IOC that it would not send its athletes to Olympics 2020 unless the games are postponed to 2021.

Blood cancer patient woman orders wine during the lockdown, fraudster dupes her of Rs 60,000

The fraudster convinced the woman to share her credit card details and two OTPs in the pretext of delivering wine during lockdown

Wikipedia page on Noakhali genocide, where Muslims massacred Hindus, vandalised to show Muslims as victims: Details

Wikipedia page on Noakhali genocide was vandalised by someone from Bangladesh by switching the words Hindus and Muslims

Uphill battle for doctors at Delhi’s GTB Hospital as Jamat members refuse to cooperate

While Tablighi Jamaat members quarantined at Delhi’s G.T.B. hospital have not misbehaved with the staff, they remain unresponsive to the doctors’ repeated requests for co-operation.

Spikes in Coronavirus cases in China coincide with important political events, raises question on the authenticity of data: Report

An analysis by The Economist show spikes in new Coronavirus positive cases in China were accompanied by important political events

Coronavirus lockdown: Increase in incidents of domestic violence, 30% of calls to childline pertain to abuse or violence

The lockdown has seen an increase in distress calls due to domestic violence. NCW chief says actual cases maybe higher as victims are afraid to reach out to authorities.

Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management committee offers its hospital buildings for isolation and treatment of coronavirus patients

DSGMC said in letter to state government, "We see this as a tough time for humanity, we all need to work as a team to combat the COVID-19 disease."

Government of India launches online training platform “iGOT” for capacity building of frontline COVID-19 warriors

The iGOT platform will provide the training modules for frontline Covid-19 warriors on flexitime and on site basis, wil be available on desktop and mobile

Bihar: Tablighi Jamaat attendees misbehave with nurses, threaten to make pictures and videos viral

Tablighi Jamaat members were accused of misbehaving with the nurses, taking their pictures and threatening to make them go viral on social media in an insolation centre in Saharsa hospital in Bihar.

Lucknow: Localities near mosques where Tablighi Jamaatis stayed in emerge as major coronavirus hotspots

The major hotspots for the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, are areas where Tablighi Jamaat members stayed in, Uttar Pradesh Police said on Thursday.

West Bengal: Bangladeshi undertrial escapes isolation centre for coronavirus suspects in Siliguri

On April 7, 1 woman and 2 children, all three belonging to the same family had fled the quarantine facility at New Town in Kolkata

Coronavirus: UK resident Lerun Hussain jailed for three months for stealing masks in London hospital

A 34-year-old man named Lerun Hussain is accused of robbing vital protective equipment from King's College Hospital in London.

Coronavirus: Days after being discharged from hospital, ‘Baby doll’ singer Kanika Kapoor to be questioned by UP police

A case was booked against the singer for hiding her travel history and attending lavish parties after returning from London. She was charged under IPC Section 269 [negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life] and Section 270 [malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life].