Thursday, November 26, 2020

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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

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.

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

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.

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.

In Focus

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

Editor's Picks

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

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.

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'.

While Imran Khan continues his rants against Emmanuel Macron, Pakistan govt expects debt relief of around $300 million from France

Pakistani PM Imran Khan and Pakistan citizens have been dissing about France after Emmanuel Macron criticised radical Islam

When Sonia Gandhi trusted Ahmed Patel for conveying to PV Narasimha Rao’s family that his funeral will not be held in Delhi

Sanjaya Baru had said Ahmed Patel approached him to let PV Narasimha Rao's son know about Sonia Gandhi's message.

BJP releases audio, accuses Lalu Yadav of trying to lure NDA MLAs with offer of ministerial berths after he brings Nitish govt down

In the audiotape, when Paswan said he cannot vote against the party, Lalu asked him to be absent from the assembly on Election Day.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
9,264,820
Total cases
Updated on 26 November, 2020 3:46 AM
India
8,677,986
Recovered
Updated on 26 November, 2020 3:46 AM
India
135,245
Deaths
Updated on 26 November, 2020 3:46 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

60,632,321
Updated on 26 November, 2020 3:46 AM

Opinions

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."

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.

Far away from India, a Vedic ecosystem rises in Texas Gaushala

In January 2020, I shared the story of Abhinav Goswami, who decided to bring to America the gifts of ancient India

It is offensive to pretend that anyone is shocked by Kerala’s draconian new censorship law

The Communists who once ruled Bengal with an iron hand would laugh at his Kerala's new draconian law. Kim Jong Un would be so unimpressed.

I am shocked that P Chidambaram is shocked about draconian anti-FOE law by Kerala govt

Throwback to the time Congress-led UPA brought in the draconian section 66A of the IT Act that could put one in jail for 3 years over 'offensive' social media posts

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.

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.

Congress leaders ‘apologise’ to Americans, claims PM Modi endorsed Trump for President. Except, they are lying: Read details

Congress leaders like Hardik Patel and Manish Tewari attempted to spread lies on social media that PM Modi endorsed President Trump for the 2020 US Presidential elections to create a divide between two countries.

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

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.

Kissing scenes in temple: MP Police to book Netflix officials for ‘A Suitable Boy’ after home minister’s order

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra stated that Netflix officials Monica Shergill and Ambika Khurana will be booked under section 295 A for hurting religious sentiments.

Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa sent to 14-day judicial custody over drug possession

An NCB official informed that both Bharti Singh and her husband had admitted to the consumption of Ganja

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.

All landline phones to be given STD facility as govt mandates adding 0 before mobile phone numbers while dialling from landline phones

To ensure that he transition to the new system is smooth, all the landline subscribers will get the STD dialling facility

‘Mark of religious oppression, caste superiority’: Newly elected MP in New Zealand, Gaurav Sharma, targeted for taking oath in Sanskrit

A journalist in New Zealand targeted newly elected New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma for for taking his oath in Sanskrit.

Umar Khalid used cover of ‘atheism’ and exploited Sharjeel Imam’s ‘religious fanaticism’ to push violent brand of political Islam: Delhi Riots charge-sheet

The supplementary charge sheet describes Sharjeel Imam as 'detonator', while Umar Khalid described as 'veteran of sedition'

Wayanad: Bride lands for wedding in a helicopter, people gather thinking Rahul Gandhi has come

The bride, Mariya Luke from Idukki, had made a grand entry for her wedding at a church in Wayanad.

Delhi Riots case: Court says enough material on record to proceed against Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam and Faizan Khan for offences under UAPA

All the three accused Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam and Faizan Khan were arrested for their alleged role in the anti-Hindu Delhi riots case.

Airport in Ayodhya to be named Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport, Yogi gives assent

Yogi Adityanath has cleared a proposal to rename the Ayodhya Airport to Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport, Ayodhya.

Karnataka High Court dismisses murder convict’s defence, says refusal to marriage cannot be accepted as ‘sudden provocation’ for committing murder

The Karnataka High Court noted that agreeing to the defence that 'grave and sudden' provocation led the accuse to murder the victim will rob the woman of her choice and dignity

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij becomes first to get trial dose of India-made COVID vaccine

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was administered a trial dose of India made Covaxin at a hospital in Ambala on November 20