Thursday, January 21, 2021

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“BJP will ban burqa, beard, skullcap, azan”, says AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal after forming alliance with Congress and Left to defeat ‘communal BJP’ in...

Badruddin Ajmal alleged that if BJP comes to power in Assam again, it will destroy mosques, and put several restrictions on Muslims

Fact Check: Did the US State Department remove Fact Sheet on Coronavirus and China after Biden administration took over

After the Biden administration took over, many netizens noted a fact sheet the US state department had published on Covid-19 is missing

Gujarat Forest Dept to take legal action against Christian Evangelist Paul Dhinakaran over unauthorised use of the department’s logo

Website of Paul Dhinakaran claims of collaborating with the Gujarat Forest Department, a claim junked by the latter

Farm Laws 2020: The need of the hour is balanced liberalization, to move beyond rigid ideologies

A balanced liberalization, based on the triad of truth, efficiency and compassion, may find a better tomorrow

Uddhav stirs up Belagavi issue, Shiv Sena activists stopped by police from removing Karnataka flag. Details

Police Commissioner said that Shiv Sena leader Vijay Dhavane had plans of delivering a provocative speech at Belagavi.

10 months after lockdown started, Lakshadweep reports the first coronavirus case. Details

The first Covid-19 case in Lakshadweep was reported just a few days after the UT revised its Standard Operating Procedures

In Focus

Peerzada Abbas Siddiqui said that he met AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi who assured him full support in West Bengal

Editor's Picks

Indian Express spreads fake news claiming there were internal objections to Adani Group winning all 6 airports: Read the facts

The civil aviation ministry said that same allegations made in the Indian Express report were already dismissed by Kerala High Court

5 persons dead at Serum Institute of India fire incident, efforts on to control damage

Reports have stated that the fire incident happened at an under construction building and vaccine facilities are safe.

Protesting farmer unions reject union government’s proposal to suspend implementation of farm laws for 1-1.5 years

The decision was taken in a meeting of the protesting farmer unions today, saying that they only want the repeal of the laws.

Two suicide bombers detonate themselves in busy Baghdad market killing six, injuring dozens

As per reports, this was one of the rare suicide attacks in Central Baghdad.

Bernie Sanders and his mittens during Biden inauguration trigger a meme fest on social media. Details

The US Senator from Vermont was spotted at the venue wearing parka and a pair of very homely looking mittens at the high profile event.

After multiple FIRs against ‘Tandav’, makers of another Amazon Prime web series ‘Mirzapur’ in trouble, SC issues notice

The SC notice was issued following a petition complaining about UP's Mirzapur being portrayed in a bad light in the web series

The build up to the Delhi anti-Hindu Riots 2020

On this day that year

Scars of how Islamists and Left came together to burn the country a year ago: From the ides of December to end of February

It was on the 11th of December 2019 that calls to Jihad started emanating, culminating into the Delhi anti-Hindu riots.

West Bengal: TMC govt led by Mamata Banerjee to bring anti-CAA resolution in state assembly on January 27

The West Bengal government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will bring a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 in the state assembly on January 27

No matter how many protests happen, CAA will not be rolled back: Amit Shah in Lucknow

Shah reminded that Gandhi had said that Hindus and Sikhs living in Pakistan can come to India anytime. It will be the duty of Indians to provide them with dignity and security.

Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh snubbed at Shaheen Bagh, ‘protestors’ do not let him deliver speech from stage

Digvijaya Singh later said that while he was requested to deliver a speech at Shaheen Bagh, it was actually he who did not want to politicise the stage.

2 Shaheen Bagh ‘protestors’ send Rs 1 crore defamation notice to BJP’s Amit Malviya over ‘500 Rs per day’ video

The notice has been sent via the office of one Mehmood Pacha, the 'legal adviser' of the protestors.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
10,619,603
Total cases
Updated on 21 January, 2021 9:26 PM
India
10,273,553
Recovered
Updated on 21 January, 2021 9:26 PM
India
152,947
Deaths
Updated on 21 January, 2021 9:26 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

97,482,003
Updated on 21 January, 2021 9:26 PM

Opinions

Those who blamed Modi for market crashes must congratulate him for Sensex at 50,000

As market crosses 50,000 points, will those who blame him for crashes credit him for bullish trend?

The paper-tigers of the Indian comedy circus: How mocking Hindus is a free hit but other faiths is a no-go

Indian comedians have displayed evangelical zeal in poking fun at Hindus and their faith but they have not exhibited the same alacrity in sneering at Islam and Christianity

How this New Yorker Article represents Deep-Rooted White Western Racism against ‘Brown Indians’

The New Yorker published an article by Bill McKibben, titled – Gandhi, History, and the Lessons of the Events at the Capitol.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan never called for “tracking working women”: How liberals made a story out of nothing

You must have heard - MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is planning to register and track every movement of working women - that is fake news

‘Consensual affair’ between minors and adults not a valid defense, says SC: Here’s why it is significant in view of growing Grooming Jihad cases

The Supreme Court on the 13th of January delivered a very significant judgment in a case involving the kidnapping of a minor.

Hinduphobic content on OTT platforms and censorship: The case against it and the ironic case for it

Content creators don’t stay away from picking on other communities because they fear lawsuits or court cases. They stay away because they fear raw street power.

Politics

Has the govt increased interest rate on Kisan Credit Card loan from 7% to 12%

The Press Information Bureau has 'fact-checked' the claims made by some media portals that interest on Kisan Credit Card loan has been increased.

Rahul Gandhi lies to claim PM Modi has no geopolitical understanding, Surjewala declares himself Joe Biden

Rahul Gandhi lied that PM Modi had endorsed Donald Trump's candidature for the 2020 US presidential elections

Has China constructed a new village inside Arunachal Pradesh? Not quite: How NDTV misled with its ‘exclusive’ report

Report China building a village inside Arunachal Pradesh was bought out by NDTV yesterday - and it turned out to be fake news

‘Locations you are referring to were under Chinese occupation since very long Congress regimes’: Kiren Rijiju schools Rahul Gandhi

China has built a village on Arunachal Pradesh land that was occupied by it in 1959 when Jawaharlal Nehru was India's Prime Minister

Media

Reuters’ ‘First Dogs’ video after Trump leaves White House is quite racist, especially towards India and Japan

Reuters could have used literally any other clip of Trump while speaking about dogs in White House

Niira Radia Tapes: Read how Navika Kumar was in thick with the infamous lobbyist known for brokering ministerial berths in the UPA regime

Navika Kumar had allegedly spoke to lobbyist Niira Radia over an imminent revolt within the BJP party following the 2009 General elections

Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta denied bail despite deteriorating health conditions

Partho Dasgupta is currently admitted at JJ Hospital by Taloja jail officials and is in a very critical condition.

Arnab vs Navika: Arnab responds to Navika’s emotional monologue, says he carried his shoes with him

Recently, Navika Kumar said that when Arnab left Time Now, she had his shoes to fill. However, Arnab gives a befitting reply.

Specials

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

The hidden chats in the TRP Chargesheet that nobody is talking about, not even the police: India Today and BARC

In the TRP case chargesheet, pages of personal chats between Arnab Goswami and the ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta have been added

They’re paying someone in Taloja to torture him till he names Arnab, he’s on death bed: Ex-BARC CEO family speak up, file affidavit

Days after they arrested BARC COO Romil Ramgarhia, they arrested BARC former CEO Partho Dasgupta on the 25th of December 2020.

All you need to know about Navdeep Bains, minister who resigned from Trudeau govt: Corruption, Khalistan, immigration scam and lobbying for China

Navdeep Bains is considered to be one of the aggressive Khalistan sympathizers within the Canada government.

BHU to induct degree course on Hindu Studies with Ancient scriptures, Vedas, Puranas and more: Exclusive details

Bharat Adhyayan Kendra of BHU has come up with a structured two-year course on Hindu Studies, scriptures and traditions

Explained – The political crisis over crop procurement in Chhattisgarh and why paddy procurement has been stopped in the state

As mandis in Chhattisgarh overflow due to bonus announced by govt, both Congress and BJP blaming each other

Bollywood, Sports & more

Kangana Ranaut pens a heartfelt note for Sushant Singh Rajput on his birth anniversary, calls out movie mafia

Kangana Ranaut wrote that she regretted not being there to help Sushant Singh Rajput when he needed help against movie mafia

On Sushant Singh Rajput’s birth anniversary, Kangana Ranaut tweets chronology of his ‘murder’

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Thursday in a series of tweets alleged that Sushant Singh Rajput was murdered and put up a chronology that led to his death.

On his birth anniversary, Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister announces scholarship in his name at UC Berkeley. Read details

Along with being an actor, Sushant Singh Rajput was National Physics Olympiad winner and had a passion for astronomy and astrophysics.

After championing #MeToo movement, actor Richa Chadha defends working with sexual harassment accused Subhash Kapoor

Subhash Kapoor, who is the director of Richa Chadha-starrer 'Madam Chief Minister', was accused of sexual misconduct by actor Geetika Tyagi in 2014

Alarming disinformation campaign by China spotted across media platforms against its vaccine’s criticism

From sensational headlines to misleading reports and insinuations, China is now playing the dangerous game to spread disinformation on its coronavirus vaccines.

Union government decides to conduct periodic performance reviews of Jamia faculty, teachers take offence

Following a union govt notification, Jamia authorities issued an order to subject teachers for periodic review of their performance

Alibaba stocks soar eight per cent after Jack Ma makes his first public appearance since October

Alibaba stocks soared more than eight per cent on Wednesday after billionaire founder Jack Ma made his first public appearance since October 2020.

How Indian Railways came to the rescue of a pregnant woman who slipped and injured herself: Read details

In just one hour of Ravi's tweet, the Indian Railways managed to get medical assistance for his pregnant wife.

‘Why was Gabbar punished?’ UP Police’s COVID awareness tweet goes viral

UP Police shared a 'Sholay' video to spread awareness against spitting in the open.

Restaurants and retailers in South Delhi will now have to mandatorily display whether they are selling Halal or Jhatka meat

SDMC opines that it should be the prerogative of all Hindus and Sikhs to know whether they are being served Halal or Jhatka meat

UP Police takes Bihar’s RJD MLA’s case, ‘protestors’ en route to Delhi had to return home

UP Police said that as section 144 is in force, protest marches will not be allowed.

US Ambassador to Israel’s Twitter handle includes ‘West Bank and Gaza’ briefly, reverts 2 hours later

“There is no country of West Bank or Gaza, only territories that Israel has been willing for decades to negotiate sovereignty over but has been met with only hostility and terrorism,” said Republican Senator Rick Scott.

SENSEX crosses 50,000 mark for the first time in history, Nifty nears 15000

This is also the fastest 10,000 point climb for the SENSEX.

Hours after Biden took oath as the US President, China slaps sanctions on several officials of Trump administration

The outgoing Trump administration had said that China was committing atrocities on Uyghur Muslims.

Pakistan ‘successfully’ test-fires missile injuring people, destroying houses in civil area, say Baloch leaders

Contrary to claims of Pakistani Army's successful tests of Shaheen-III Missile, several reports coming from Pakistan suggests that the test carried out by Pakistan was a massive failure as the missile landed in a civilian area in Balochistan destroying several houses and injuring civilians

MIM leaders call renaming Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar ‘Manuwadi’ and ‘racist’, create ruckus at bus depot

A bus was vandalised at the Vaijapur Bus depot for carrying a display board that read 'Sambhaji Nagar' in place of Aurangabad