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Are they giants? The story behind a photo of POTUS and FLOTUS that baffled the internet

A distorted photo of US president and first lady with former president and former first lady due to wide angle lens and strong flash

Covid-19 positive girl dies after alleged molestation at Tikri border, farmer leaders say they are investing the matter on their own

A young girl was allegedly molested at the Farmer's protest on the Tikri border and she had filed a molestation complaint with police

Facebook Oversight Board upholds the ban on Donald Trump, but questions its permanent nature saying it is a ‘vague, standardless penalty’

Facebook Oversight Board said that Donald Trump violated the norms of the platform, but permanent ban is not consistent with regular penalties

West Bengal: BJP worker releases SOS video on social media, says he is in hiding for past 3 days from TMC goons without food

BJP Bhaskar Mandal released a SOS video saying that his house was looted and he is in hiding for the past 3 days from the TMC goons

Congress link to BBMP bed scam? Bengaluru police arrest Congress supporters for illegal allotment of Covid-19 beds against payment

40-year-old woman Nethravathy, arrested in the BBMP bed scam case, is a Congress supporter and had attended several rallies of the party

Exodus of BJP workers with families from Bengal to Assam continues due to violence by TMC, state govt and BJP provide shelter, food, essentials

All the people who have entered Assam are from Cooch Behar district in West Bengal, where BJP won 7 out of 9 assembly seats

In Focus

Karnataka Congress morphed a photo to claimed that BBMP bed scam accused Congress supporter is actually BJP supporter

Editor's Picks

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

The orphans of Covid-19: Everything you need to know about legal adoption and govt rules

India has strict rules for parents who want to adopt a child. No individual, NGO or organization can take in a child without permission from the authorities.

Did a teacher in Karnataka die after self-administering lime juice to treat Covid-19? Here are the facts

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.

Bengal post-poll violence: Over a lakh people have fled from Bengal, says BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

In recently concluded polls, TMC won 213 out of 292 seats while BJP won 77 seats. Suvendu Adhikari defeated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram.

Assam BJP disbands its minority cell after failing to make inroads in the Muslim-dominated areas in assembly elections

BJP said that the party has won fewer votes than the 20-member booth committees present in the minority dominated areas in Assam

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.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
21,070,852
Total cases
Updated on 6 May, 2021 1:44 AM
India
17,269,076
Recovered
Updated on 6 May, 2021 1:44 AM
India
230,151
Deaths
Updated on 6 May, 2021 1:44 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

155,660,141
Updated on 6 May, 2021 1:44 AM

Opinions

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

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.

Avijit Sarkar, a kind hearted man who loved stray dogs, is the kind of man whose murder is justified and whitewashed by the ‘Woke’...

Even in his dying moments, all that Avijit Sarkar could think of was the brutal manner in which his puppies were killed.

How this doctor abandoned every single oath that doctors take and might endanger lives in his unbridled hate for ‘Bhakts’

In a rush to blame PM Modi for the current COVID-19 crisis, this particular doctor forgot that his duty is paramount

Politics

Birbhum SP denies reports of rape of polling agents in Bengal’s post-poll violence

In light of the bloodshed and unspeakable atrocities committed against its party workers, the BJP has announced a nationwide dharna on May 5.

Media

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.

Rajdeep Sardesai explains why TMC needs to treat Congress with Rasogullah if it wins Bengal, Rahul Kanwal shuts him down

Sardesai wanted to give credit for TMC's performance in election to Congress, but Rahul Kanwal shut his arguments down

Specials

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

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

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

The curious case of ‘Help India Breathe’: An Islamic organisation, changing donation goals and ties to Hizbul Mujahideen

There are more than one reasons to believe that the Islamic NGO IMANA and its fund raising campaign 'Help India Breathe' is nothing but a sham

All you need to know about the Big Basket data breach: Hackers allegedly release data of 20 million Big Basket users for free

On April 25, a hacker group identified as ShinyHunters allegedly released data of 20 million Big Basket users for free on a hacker forum.

Vaccinating billions needs a robust global supply chain of raw materials. Read how a US embargo creates multi-fold problems

Over 9,000 materials from 300 suppliers from 30 nations are sourced by vaccine manufacturers to manufacture vaccines.

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