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China’s new craze of sending animals as ‘surprise gifts’ via courier: All you need to know about bizarre ‘Blind Box’

Following the controversy, the courier company ZTO suspended the delivery executive and deducted his annual performance bonus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggests Coronavirus was developed in a lab, later retracts blaming media of misquoting him

In his defense, the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he did not mention any Asian country in his statement.

Refugees in their own country: Victims of Bengal post-poll violence narrate their stories from Assam camps

Nandigram MLA and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari had also asserted that over a lakh people have already fled Bengal since the post-poll violence erupted in West Bengal from May 2, 2021.

Covid crisis: Delhi court orders 12 seized oxygen concentrators to be used for judges, family members and police

The court order comes at a time when an acute dearth of medical oxygen continues to haunt residents of Delhi.

Congress leader arrested in Faridabad for black marketing of oxygen cylinders

The Congress leader was arrested as he was not able to produce valid license and required permit for the oxygen cylinders in his possession

Comedian Sanket Bhosale who had featured in ad mocking Rahul Gandhi booked for violating Covid-19 norms in Punjab

A week after the vandalism by the Congress workers in Mumbai, the Congress-led Punjab government has now booked comedian Sanket Bhosale, the actor featured in the advertisement, on the pretext of violating Covid-19 regulations during his wedding.

In Focus

After the political upset for BJP, Mamata Banerjee took the reigns and a spate of unimaginable violence was unleashed on those who worked for BJP or those who had supported the party in the state.

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Rahul Gandhi attacks construction of new parliament as ‘wastage’ while his Maharashtra govt is spending 900 crores on MLA residences

Ever since the much-needed ambitious project was launched by the Modi government, Rahul Gandhi and his Congress party have been indulging in politicising the issue by asking the government to shelve its plans on the central vista project.

PM Modi calls several CMs to take stock of the COVID-19 situation in their state, Jharkhand CM uses that to play politics: Details

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren took potshots at PM Modi, after latter had called to inquire about ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the State

Air Ambulance does a successful belly landing on foam carpet at Mumbai airport after losing a wheel while departing from Nagpur

Air ambulance of Jetserv Aviation belly-landed at Mumbai airport after it had lost its front wheel while departing from Nagpur Airport

As ‘journalist’ spread hate against RSS affiliate Sewa Bharti, here is how they are giving it their all in troubled COVID-19 times

"Such propaganda and lies do not affect us", said Sewa Bharti Delhi head Rajesh Agarwal in response to 'The Wire' journalist's Tweet against them

After saying Delhi needs 976 MT oxygen just to meet daily needs, Arvind Kejriwal says he can open 9,500 new oxygen beds with only...

Delhi CM says they will open 9000-9500 new oxygen beds if they get 700 MT oxygen per day, implying the current demand is much less

Times Group and The Wire’s editor spread misleading claims over FICCI letter to NDMA about ventilators: Here is what FICCI said

FICCI clarified they never suggested any negligence by the government in distribution of ventilators manufactured under PM CARES Fund

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
21,491,598
Total cases
Updated on 7 May, 2021 11:57 AM
India
17,612,351
Recovered
Updated on 7 May, 2021 11:57 AM
India
234,083
Deaths
Updated on 7 May, 2021 11:57 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

156,719,257
Updated on 7 May, 2021 11:57 AM

Opinions

Black Lives Matter, a Facebook post and how I got censored: Big Tech, freedom of speech and the overall hypocrisy of the Ultra Left

On 11 February 2021, my Facebook account of 13 years was disabled without reason and it is time we talk about the Ultra Left's hypocrisy

After their trial by fire, BJP needs to frame the narrative in Bengal without playing into Mamata’s hands

Other than the political violence against BJP in Bengal, people are not happy with their handling of COVID - can it get worse for them? Yes

How the ‘Liberal’ press is whitewashing Bengal’s post-election violence

Online publications like The Wire and Scroll.in seem to have more of a problem with BJP's characterization of the post-election violence, than the actual post-poll violence itself.

Alt News, Boom Live promote old videos in the name of ‘fact check’ to insinuate there is no post-poll violence in Bengal, prove netizens...

Alt News 'fact-checks' an old video of violence from Odisha to imply that post-poll violence in West Bengal is hyperbole.

Bengal post poll violence: Stages in which journalists, politicians, fact checkers and historians will cover this up

The first step is creating an enabling environment. This is why they use the ‘fascist’ label for every BJP supporter, every BJP worker and every BJP leader. To dehumanize them all.

Orphans of Bengal: Disillusioned. Resigned. Defeated. Broken

Media reported on democracy, finally triumphing over 'tyranny' and 'fascism' as Mamata Banerjee decisively defeated BJP

Politics

After TMC leaders denying post-poll violence, Mamata Banerjee announces compensation for kin of victims

Mamata Banerjee has claimed that around 16 people have died in the post -poll violence, almost equal from BJP and TMC, and oner person from the Sanjukta Morcha.

Media

Media says Karnataka teacher died after following COVID-19 advice of BJP leader: Here is what his family says

Following the unfortunate death of Basavaraj and the subsequent misinformation peddled by media groups targeting the BJP leader and businessman Vijay Sankeshwar, the family members of the deceased teacher have come out in public to quell the misinformation about his death.

NDTV journalist justifies political violence against ABVP karyakartas by TMC goons, claims ‘Twitter account compromised’

NDTV's Soumit Mohan has since deleted his tweet, but has not apologised for justifying violence.

India Today’s Rahul Kanwal backtracks after receiving a letter from Shiv Sena, had claimed party goons heckled SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

The anchor now claims that the hoodlums seen in the video sent to him belonged to a different political party and not the Shiv Sena.

‘Neutral journalists’ celebrate as election trends show TMC victory in West Bengal: Here is what they said

The cabal of so-called 'neutral journalists', who had been eyeing the opportunity for a long time, took to Twitter to mock the BJP and express glee over its defeat.

Specials

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Fact sheet: Central govt’s Rs 190 crore a month subsidy on food grains vs Delhi govt’s Rs 8 crore a month free ration scheme...

While central govt provides free food grain under PMGKAY and wheat & rice at ₹2 and ₹3 under NFSA, Delhi govt is subsidising that ₹2 and ₹3

While Delhi govt demands more oxygen, numbers show its demand is four times the consumption by Mumbai for similar Covid-19 cases

Mumbai is using 200-250 MT of oxygen for around, but Delhi is demanding 700 MT for similar number of active Covid-19 cases

Banned Khalistani outfit Sikhs For Justice mints misery of Covid patients, promises cash and oxygen

SFJ has tried to lure Covid-19 patients to join the organization in return of money for treatment

Manoj Das the storyteller: Alive forever, in a million smiles and a million memories

How does something as insignificant, and as regular as death binds a writer who is alive in a thousand stories.

7 seats with highest win margins and 7 seats with lowest win margins: What does it say about Hindu and Muslim consolidation in Bengal

While BJP increased tally massively from 3 seats in 2016 to 77 seats, the Hindutva undercurrent that most people had predicted fell flat

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