Thursday, May 28, 2020

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5,780,357
Updated on 28 May, 2020 4:55 AM
5,780,357
Worldwide cases
Updated on 28 May, 2020 4:55 AM
356,782
Worldwide deaths
Updated on 28 May, 2020 4:55 AM
India
158,086
Total cases
Updated on 28 May, 2020 4:55 AM
India
67,749
Recovered
Updated on 28 May, 2020 4:55 AM
India
4,534
Deaths
Updated on 28 May, 2020 4:55 AM

In Focus

Images shared on social media sites soon drew traction and many media houses reported that Uttarakhand has been burning in a forest fire for the last four days

Latest news

SC asks central govt to identify private hospitals which were given free land, directs those hospitals to treat Coronavirus patients for free

The Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde observed that the hospitals that were given free lands should treat Coronavirus patients for free

Maharashtra forest department mulls sterilizing tigers in Chandrapur district to control population: Report

The forest department in Maharashtra plans to sterilise 20 male tigers, apart from trans-locating 50 other tigers

Visakhapatnam doctor who was suspended for demanding PPE kits writes to medical superintendent, claims he is being given antipsychotics at the mental hospital

The videos of a police constable kicking and flooring the bare-chested Visakhapatnam doctor had gone viral on social media

US President Donald Trump threatens “big action” against Twitter after his tweets were labelled as ‘misleading’

Twitter had marked Donald Trump's tweets about mail-in ballot box with a fact-check warning label which read “Get the facts about mail-in ballots”

Christian group files complaint against Bharat Mata statue in Kanyakumari, advocate sends notice to DC warning legal action if statue is not removed

All India Christian Development Army files complaint against Bharat Mata statue in Kanyakumari alleging disruption of communal harmony

Uttar Pradesh: Mob pelt stone at police and free cow slaughter accused Afzal who was arrested, three policemen injured

As police officials arrested Afzal, a frenzied mob attacked the policemen and pelted stones at them, they also freed Afzal.

Editor's Picks

1100-year-old monolithic sandstone Shivling unearthed in Vietnam’s Cham temple complex in My Son Sanctuary

The 9th-century fully intact Shivling is part of a complex of Hindu temples which were constructed by the Champa Empire between 4th century CE and 13th century CE.

‘We are shocked at the brazen and desperate strong-arm tactics of the State Home Minister’, Republic TV accuses Maharashtra govt of vendetta

The Republic TV also accused the Maharashtra government of re-opening cases against the media houses for after it exposed fake claims made by the Maharashtra government regarding the unavailability of trains.

US President Trump offers to mediate between India and China in border standoff

Trump says USA is "ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate India and China's now raging border dispute".

Ancient Roman mosaic of a villa unearthed at a Vineyard in Northern Italy

The surveyors in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella, which is in the north of Verona, have unearthed mosaic floor recently and also published images of the well-preserved tiles buried beneath the earth.

Rajasthan: Sadhu accused of rape commits suicide, declares himself innocent and a victim of blackmail in video message

In the video, Sant Premadas declares himself innocent and accuses the couple, a member of women's commission and others of blackmailing him for an amount of Rs 15 lakhs.

Coronavirus
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Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Union government amends Companies Act, PM CARES Fund now eligible to receive funds through CSR

The companies which have contributed in PMCARES till now will also be counted as a Corporate Social Responsibilty.

Himachal Pradesh: Mahila Congress leader Suman Chaudhary and others booked for trying to stop cremation of a Coronavirus patient

The Mahila Congress Leader obstructed the way of ambulance to cremation ground with her supporters.

India Today report claims ‘exclusive’ details of Lockdown 5.0, MHA calls it speculations, denies quoted ‘sources’

The MHA tweet added that attributing imaginary statements to the MHA is incorrect and irresponsible.

How Congress is insulting voters of Maharashtra

As with many other things, Rahul Gandhi needs a lesson in basic civics. In this case, it happens to be the principle of collective responsibility.

Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana claims lockdown restrictions in minority-dominated Mumbra were eased on account of Eid festivities

The Saamana editorial claims that the Maharashtra government pampered minorities and eased restrictions in Mumbra owing to the Eid celebrations

‘Yeh bhaiya bataiye ki vaccine kab aayegi’, Rahul Gandhi’s question to public health expert triggers another joke fest on Twitter

Twitter users speculated whether Rahul Gandhi was asking for vegetable or grocery items to a local vendor.

Opinions

Serving the people of Bharat when they need it the most: Here is why the Left is left behind

RSS and Left, over the past two months, have shown what they can do in testing times, it is for India to choose, either selfless service for all or propaganda for some.

Praṇavārth: Brahman, Manifested

Praṇava (प्रणव) - ॐ holds a position of paramount importance in Dharma.

Is Hinduism a ‘religion’ or just a ‘way of life’? Depends on how one defines ‘religion’ itself

Hindus are often heard arguing that Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life while others object and see Hinduism as a religion

23 May 2019 – more than just a counting day – when one won over innermost fears

It was not just Modi returning to power with a bigger mandate, it was a day when the ghosts of 2004 were buried.

People like Rajdeep Sardesai – you are English media, not National media, stop blowing up your ego so much

People like Rajdeep Sardesai continue to live under the distinct impression that they represent “national media”

21st Century belongs to Atmanirbhar Bharat: The new reforms will gear us to enter phase two of the rise of Indian economy after 1991...

Modi govt has laid a foundation for the new economic reforms and came out with an ambitious plan of self-reliance: The Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan.

Politics

Karnataka govt decides to name newly built Yelahanka flyover after Veer Savarkar, opposition parties oppose the decision

The 400-metre long flyover will be inaugurated by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday, on the day of Veer Savarkar's birthday.

Caravan India journalist spreads lies that 10 migrants have died due to hunger while going back in Shramik Express

On Tuesday, Caravan India journalist Vidya Krishnan took to Twitter to claim that 40 Shramik Express trains got lost and that the government 'forgot' to feed the passengers which led to death of at least 10 people.

As Ram Mandir construction begins, communist leader, National Herald editor share 2018 report to peddle ‘Buddhist site’ narrative

The recent claims by the leftists are nothing but another round of the false claims to derail the Ram Janmabhoomi temple project and deny Hindus their right.

Dainik Bhaskar’s report on deaths due to lack of food and water on Shramik Express misleading, Indian Railways reveals

The Indian Railways today called out the Dainik Bhaskar report which claimed that Shramik Express trains run by the Railways were were delayed by a week because of which as many as seven people lost their lives.

NDTV cites ‘sources’ to claim Indian Jawans were detained and then released by China, Indian Army categorically rejects

The Indian Army has said no troops patrolling the border have been detained by the Chinese troops. "This is not true," stated an officer speaking to ANI.

Media

Railways calls out misinformation again, 3 new cases of prior ailments misreported as deaths due to negligence

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Jagran published a news claiming that four people died on Shramik Express due to negligence.

Maharashtra government goes all out against Republic TV, orders CID probe against Arnab Goswami and his channel in a two-year-old suicide case

CID investigation ordered against Arnab Goswami by Maharashtra Home Minister in a case which was already closed by court

Do not spread hatred on social media: OSD to Tripura CM slams Asaduddin Owaisi for giving communal colour to an incident of rivalry

OSD to the Tripura CM slams Asaduddin Owaisi for trying to incite people by sharing a misleading report by TDN World

NYTimes publishes name of murder victim among long list of coronavirus victims, corrects after being pointed out by netizens

Devoid of photographs, graphics, and advertisement, the international newspaper carried the stories of 1000 victims of the Chinese pandemic who have been reduced to mere statistics.

Specials

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

Ultimately, we are all in this together: Psephologist Pradeep Bhandari talks about his month long ground reporting on coronavirus and migrant crisis

Psephologist Pradeep Bhandari traveled for over a month to understand and get to the bottom of the ground realities of the migrant crisis. In conversation with OpIndia, Bhandari talks about how the governments fared and what more they could do to mitigate the crisis.

The full story behind the murder of a minor Hindu boy in Gopalganj

Rajesh Jaiswal's gravest allegation was that in order to suppress the incident, the police has altered the autopsy report of Rohit Jaiswal

Welcome to the Aarogya Setu App: A quick look at the app that is helping India fight Coronavirus and how it works

The Government of India has launched the Aarogya Setu App to assist the fight against the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Pokhran Nuclear Tests: When Communists linked the test to Babri Masjid demolition and called the nuclear bomb a ‘Hindu bomb’

Communists in India, the CPI(M) and its ideological comrades, were not pleased with the Pokhran Nuclear Tests.

Congress brings Coronavirus to green zone Amethi, one of the migrants illegally moved from Rajasthan to UP by Priyanka Gandhi tests positive

Green zone Amethi reported first Coronavirus case after a migrant woman illegally brought from Rajasthan to UP by Priyanka Gandhi tested positive

Bollywood, Sports & more

Shahid Afridi anti-Modi comment: ‘Never Again,’ says Yuvraj Singh after Harbhajan Singh expressed regret for making donation appeal for the Pakistani’s NGO

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has expressed his regret for making a donation appeal for Shahid Afrid's NGO.

Shahid Afridi’s anti-Modi comment: Cricketer Harbhajan Singh regrets donation appeal for Afridi’s foundation, says will pick up gun to protect India

Harbhajan Singh further said that he appealed for the NGO on humanitarian grounds. But Afridi's anti-India message is not appropriate at all.

Javed Miandad to collect funds in his bank account to pay off loans taken by Pakistan, because lenders may take away ‘atom bomb’ otherwise

In the video, Javed Miandad appeals to every Pakistani, including those residing abroad or the corrupt Pakistanis who have ‘looted’ the nation, to donate generously to his campaign.

Australian Cricketer David Warner and his daughters win the Internet with their ’Sheila Ki Jawani’ moves

Australian cricketer David Warner with his daughter Indi Rae and Ivy Mae shook his legs on Katrina Kaif's hit number 'Sheila ki Jawani' from Tees Maar Khan

Uttar Pradesh govt to provide employment opportunities to 2.16 lakh migrants and unemployed youths

The Khadi board has outined 12 plans and programs and a target has been set up to provide employment to 1,45,528 people.

Nepal PM faces setback as his proposed constitutional amendment to adopt new map incorporating Indian territories delayed by political parties

Earlier this month, Nepal PM KP Oli's cabinet had approved a new map, showing Indian areas of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani as parts of Nepal

Kent RO apologises, takes down ad after it received backlash for insensitive advertisement portraying domestic helps as infection carriers

Kent RO Systems was found promoting its new Bread and Atta maker machine with an insensitive ad campaign that insinuated that domestic helps are infection carriers.

Radical Islamists attack journalist Rubika Liyaquat for wishing Eid wearing yellow dress, trolls her by calling her “Godi media”

Rubika Liyaqaut donning a yellow dress irked the Islamic fundamentalists, who descended on her timeline to abuse the journalist

Brother-in-law of Blasphemy victim Asia Bibi killed in Pakistan

Younus, brother in law of Asia Bibi, was murdered with his throat slit, whose body was found in the farm on Monday morning.

Nightmare of Nehruism – a ‘tribute’ to Jawahar Lal Nehru by Sita Ram Goel

Excerpts from the book "How I became a Hindu" by Sita Ram Goel in which he talks about how he felt about independent India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Nehruism.

China says its step to evacuate citizens from India is not linked to border standoff, terms Indian media ‘irresponsible’

Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times says linking the evacuation of citizens to the border standoff at Ladakh will lead to 'domestic hostility' towards China, calls media reports 'far-fetched and misguided'.

Paatal Lok changes the morphed image with BJP leader where he is shown next to corrupt character after he files a complaint against Anushka...

Days after BJP MLA Nandkishore Gurjar filed a complaint against Amazon Prime series Paatal Lok producer Anushka Sharma for using a morphed image of himself without his permission, the producers have changed the image.

Donald Trump hits out on Twitter, accuses it of interfering in presidential elections after it labels his tweet as ‘misleading’

Hours after Twitter flagged tweet of US President Donald Trump as 'misleading', he hit out on the platform and accused it of interfering in US Presidential elections slated for later this year.

Activist writes to the health ministry and AIIMS Delhi asking to probe blood donation by Bhim Army chief who suffers from a serious blood...

In the letter, the activist has urged the authorities to probe whether Chandrashekhar Azad and his doctor hid his medical condition from AIIMS before donating blood

The UK: Man and son have a lucky escape after a turtle they found on the ground turn out to be live grenade from...

Man grabs his son moments before he was about to pick up a live World War 1 grenade thinking it to be a turtle on the ground

Rajasthan: Salon operator resumes work after giving samples for Coronavirus test, attended 18 customers before confirmed positive

Hairdresser found coronavirus positive when his report came late at night, after he had attended 18 customers in his saloon during the day