Thursday, November 26, 2020

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Farmer protests: Haryana CM ML Khattar asks Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to stop inciting farmers

Punjab CM Amrinder Singh and Haryana CM ML Khattar got into an argument on Twitter over the farmer protests.

Chitrakoot Donkey Fair: Shahrukh and Salman win the show while Pappu donkey fails here too

In the donkey fair organised on the last two days of Deepdan fair held after Diwali, donkeys are brought from across the country for sale.

Viral video: Noida man brutally beats 5-month old pet dog with a belt, FIR registered

A 5-month old puppy was rescued in Noida after the video of his owner beating him with a belt, and throwing against a wall went viral.

Mahakali idol destruction in Karnataka temple: ASI should get out of temple management if it can’t protect them

Despite the priest telling that Ashtabandha of the idol had weakened and needed to be re-applied, ASI had ignored that

Enforcement Directorate arrests Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s aide in connection with multi-crore MMRDA security deal

Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik's aide Chandole was grilled by ED officials for nearly 12 hours before being placed under arrest.

Fact check: Did Congress remove Ahmed Patel’s profile from its website within hours of his demise

While fact-checkers claim that Congress didn't delete Ahmed Patel's profile from its website, evidences show it was deleted and then restored

In Focus

Protesting against the Congress party for unpaid salaries, the upset staffers and the employees locked up the gates of the Congress office

Editor's Picks

Aziz Burney’s ’26/11 RSS ki Saazish’: Read how the Congress-favourite Urdu journalist gave Pakistan a clean chit and blamed Indian Army

Through his articles, Burney had tried to give a clean chit to terror-state of Pakistan by claiming that it was not the ISI or LeT that was behind the attack, but the RSS with covert support from Mossad and the CIA.

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

‘Sant’ Rampal’s devotees have been flooding social media to tell Muslims how they don’t know Islam. Read bizarre details

Born in 1951 as Rampal Singh Jatin in Punjab, the 69-year-old self-styled godman is currently lodged in Hisar central jail for murder charges.

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Germany expresses concern after corporate dependency on China increases

While German companies are happy that Chinese sales offset the fewer units sold in European countries amid the pandemic, they are also being cautious.

Lucknow: Two medical colleges run by MMA Faridi and Mohammad Zafar Idris respectively, accused of organ trafficking, probe ordered

Probe has been ordered against Era’s Medical College and Integral Institute of Medical Science And Research over Human Organ Trafficking charges

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
9,266,705
Total cases
Updated on 26 November, 2020 5:08 PM
India
8,679,138
Recovered
Updated on 26 November, 2020 5:08 PM
India
135,261
Deaths
Updated on 26 November, 2020 5:08 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

60,834,776
Updated on 26 November, 2020 5:08 PM

Opinions

Indian law never defined “marriage”: Here is why govt needs to be involved in inter-faith “marriage”

A number of very different legal institutions are grouped under the loose word “marriage.” Naturally therefore, the government has to step in and make rules about how to move between these very different institutions.

Reservations for SC Christians: How it could affect the prospects of Dalit Hindus

There have been several calls for the inclusion of Dalit Christians in the reservation system meant for SC/St and OBC communities.

Memories of ‘Batta Mohalla’: How the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits continues to haunt the survivors even after three decades

"The genocide of Kashmiri Hindus is a reality that lurks behind our celebrations, marriages, births and deaths."

Law against ‘Love Jihad’ does not violate anyone’s fundamental rights: Smashing the ‘liberal’ arguments with truth

The readers must know that this is not a law against interfaith marriage or any marriage to begin with. Interfaith marriages are and will continue to be allowed in India.

The Life and Travails of Dr Sathiavani Muthu: A window to the experience of Dalits in the Dravidian movement

Sathiavani Muthu participated in electoral politics for 3 decades and served as Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government twice.

How Congress lost Gujarat to save Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha seat

The 2017 Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections which were contested by Ahmed Patel were one of the lowest points for Congress.

Politics

Shiv Sena’s Pratap Sarnaik, who threatened to break Kangana’s mouth, went from being an autorickshaw driver to multimillionaire

MLA Pratap Sarnaik used to eke out a living by driving an auto rickshaw in Mumbai in 1980s, as per a report in Indian Express.

Fact Check: Did Arfa Khanum Sherwani eat the goat she was petting in the photographs she posted?

Arfa Khanum Sherwani took social media by storm after she posted photographs of herself with a beautiful white goat.

Fraud fact-checker accuses TrueIndology of lying, when caught, wants an HD-quality photo from 1904

Pratik Sinha's lies were exposed in an OpIndia report. After his shoddy 'fact-checking' was called out, he has now resorted to name calling and shifting goalposts.

Fraud fact-checking: AltNews co-founder Pratik Sinha spreads fake news while attempting to ‘fact-check’ old picture of a Hindu Sadhu

AltNews's Pratik Sinha posted fake information about an old image of a Hindu Sadhu in Kashmir in his hurry to call TrueIndology as a fraud.

NDTV journalist spreads fake news regarding IMA scam accused ex-Congress MLA Roshan Baig, wrongly drags BJP

After several netizens pointed out the error, Gunasekar posted another tweet with correct information that Baig was never with BJP.

Media

Karnataka HC slams Mumbai Police for following Republic COO Priya Mukherjee to Bengaluru to question her, grants her transit bail

Mumbai police had followed Priya Mukherjee to Bengaluru to question her after she informed them that she was visiting her ailing father

HuffPost India shuts shop days after public notice asking for lowering down FDI in digital media

HuffPost India is shutting down its operations from the 24th of November, an announcement on its website read.

Arnab Goswami was served letter threatening action for approaching SC at insistence of Speaker: Maharashtra Assembly Assistant Secretary

SC had issued notice to Maharashtra Assembly Assistant Secretary, terming the threatening letter to Arnab Goswami as direct interference

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

Specials

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

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

When China moved away from Mao, Varavara Rao wanted to keep that flag flying high: Here is a profile of his most deranged thoughts

The rise of Varavara Rao in the literary world happened at a time when poverty ruled the roost in our country.

After Delhi defies arbitrary firecracker ban, claims of Diwali causing pollution busted as air quality improves after Diwali

Air Quality Index dropped in Delhi significantly a night after people burst firecrackers on Diwali in the NCR defying the ban

Kishanganj and how BJP’s Hindu candidate in a 70% Muslim dominated area will give sleepless nights to Mamata Banerjee: 35 seats at stake

The Kishanganj story at the Bihar Elections 2020 holds some lessons for Mamata Banerjee and the West Bengal Elections to come.

With Arnab Goswami facing multiple FIRs and remaining in jail, here is how the cases against some other journalists were handled by courts

While Arnab Goswami unable to get relief, several other journalists were granted instant relief by different courts of the country

Bollywood, Sports & more

Six Pakistani cricketers test positive for Coronavirus in New Zealand, NZ authorities say they breached isolation protocols

New Zealand Cricket has revealed that few members of the Pakistan party breached the protocols on the first day of managed isolation.

Ex-Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who quit showbiz for Allah, asks fans to remove her pics

Zaira Wasim had earlier asked her fans to stop praising her as it is dangerous for her 'Iman'.

Bombay HC grants interim protection from arrest to Kangana Ranaut and sister Rangoli, asks them to appear before Mumbai Police on Jan 8

Mumbai Police had filed an FIR against Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel, accusing them of trying to create hatred and communal tension through their posts on social media.

‘Was humiliated and targeted’: Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj called out for toxic work environment and workplace harassment

Allegations of mistreatment of 'women-of-colour' at the sets of the 'Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj' have now surfaced on social media.

As Congress remembers the 26/11 Mumbai attacks anniversary, netizens remind the grand old party of its double standards

Rahul Gandhi was found partying at a friend's house soon after the Mumbai attacks.

OIC snubs Pakistan again, no mention of ‘Kashmir’ in Foreign Ministers’ meeting agenda: Read details

Pakistan's foreign office had claimed that during the 2-day session, the Kashmir issue will be discussed too. The OIC's agenda has made no mention of it.

After allowing Israelis to visit without visa, UAE stops issuing visas to citizens of 13 countries including Pakistan and Turkey

The decision of UAE to stop issuing visas to citizens of 13 countries is reported to have been taken due to security decisions.

Algerian-born Muslim cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika stripped of his citizenship by Australia after convicted of terrorism

Benbrika was convicted of directing a terrorist group, and possessing material associated with planning of a terrorist attack in Australia

Fact-check: No, the government has not issued Rs.1,30,000 to the citizens towards Covid-19 funding

Fake message circulated claims that govt of India has issued Rs.1,30,000 to every citizen above the age of 18 as Covid-19 funding

Indian Navy inducts two American Predator drones on the lease, can be deployed on India-China border for surveillance

The Predator drones has been leased from a private company for one year, India plans to purchase 18 such drones from USA

Forgotten daughter of Uttarakhand: Before Nirbhaya, girl working in Delhi was kidnapped, raped and brutally murdered in Haryana

In February 2012, a 19-year-old girl from Delhi was abducted, gang-raped, brutalised and abandoned to die at a mustard field in Haryana

UP: Woman given triple talaq for not bringing Rs 20 lakh and a car in dowry

The woman from Rampur has alleged that her husband and in-laws have been harassing her for not bringing Rs 20 lakhs and a car.

China comes to defend Pakistan after PM Modi accused the latter of harbouring terrorists

After PM Modi's remarks against Pakistan, China praised Pakistan for making positive contribution toward counter-terrorism cause

Cyclone Nivar is fast approaching Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and parts of Andhra: All you need to know

Cyclone Nivar is expected to his coastal states in next few hours, currently travelling at 11 KMPH, it may cause severe damage to houses, roads, crops, electricity and communications lines.

PM Modi tops Twitter engagement in October, Sonu Sood emerges top among Bollywood entertainers: Report

PM Modi topped the charts for October 2020 in terms of Twitter engagements while Rahul Gandhi came a distant second.

28 foreign companies set to make investments worth over 9000 crores in Uttar Pradesh

Out of these companies, 28 foreign companies have signed agreements for investments worth Rs 9357 crores with the Yogi government. 29 domestic companies have made agreements worth Rs 37,441 crore.