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How luck favoured ‘yorker specialist’ Natarajan and he became a game-changer for the Indian cricket team in Australia

While Indian fans await his splendid performance in the second innings of the Brisbane Test, for T Natarajan, the game has just begun.

On Day 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, 1.65 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated across 3,351 sites in India

PM Modi launched the world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country today at 10:30 am via video conferencing

‘Temple attacks in Andhra have enraged Hindu community, state govt not taking any action,’ Pejavara Mutt’s seer writes to Amit Shah

The seer has sought a committee of intelligence officials to conduct a transparent inquiry on the temple attacks in Andhra

Kerala state board Class 9 textbook distorts history, claims Abu al-Qasim Al-Zahwari was the ‘Father of Surgery’ instead of Sushrutha

Indian physician Sushrutha, who lived much earlier than Al-Zahwari, is considered to be the 'father of surgery'

Condom over Shivling: Netizens slam actress Sayoni Ghosh for desecrating Hindu symbol, expose her dubious ‘account hacked’ claim

Saayoni Ghosh claimed that her account was hacked and she didn't posted the image in 2015, but netizens proved she is lying

In Focus

Nidhi Razdan has now penned a blog detailing how she fell victim to a phishing attack promising her professorship at Harvard.

Editor's Picks

US State Department releases fact sheet alleging Covid-19 virus may have originated in Wuhan Institute of Virology, demands a thorough probe

US state department says that Wuhan Institute of Virology was studying the bat virus, and several researches had become sick

“Absolutely rubbish”, “Propaganda driven” and “Hinduphobic”: Netizens call for a boycott of Tandav web-series on Amazon Prime

Saif Ali Khan-starrer Tandav on Amazon Prime is drawing severe flak online for its Hinduphobic content

What the Nidhi-Harvard story reveals about our world: Get off your high horse, you are not that special, anyway

Liberal journalist, Nidhi Razdan, thought she had received an offer from Harvard University to become an Associate Professor of journalism.

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.

Anti-farm law protesters attack vaccination center in Haryana, chase doctors away: Details

Chaotic scenes were observed in Kaithal, Haryana where an attempt was made to chase doctors away from the vaccination center.

13-year-old boy raped, pushed into prostitution and begging after his kidnap and forced sex-change surgery: Shocking details emerge from Delhi

The harrowing ordeal of the Delhi teenage boy began after he met the accused at a dance event in Laxmi Nagar about three years ago

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.

Proctor of Aligarh Muslim University shown a shoe, called a pimp by students sitting on dharna against CAA and NRC

AMU students protesting against CAA-NRC abuse proctor by showing shoe and calling him pimp

19th Jan: On a day Kashmiri Pandits were driven out of Kashmir by Islamists, Shaheen Bagh protestors to ‘celebrate resistance’

The cabal that has spearheaded anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh or "celebrating resistance" has maintained a stoic silence on this issue of Kashmiri Pandits.

Media and assorted fools screamed ‘rape’ of children in Madarsa by UP Police during anti-CAA riots, now an FIR has been filed for false...

An FIR has been filed for “publishing false report” under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

After Kerala, Congress-ruled Punjab assembly passes resolution against CAA

Aam Aadmi Party, which is the principal Opposition party in the state, supported the resolution, while Shiromani Akali Dal opposed the resolution.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
10,558,710
Total cases
Updated on 17 January, 2021 8:09 AM
India
10,196,184
Recovered
Updated on 17 January, 2021 8:09 AM
India
152,311
Deaths
Updated on 17 January, 2021 8:09 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

94,949,867
Updated on 17 January, 2021 8:09 AM

Opinions

Firangi lord Rahul Gandhi realises the glory of Hindu festival after witnessing it, makes superb U-turns while making zero sense

After Congress tried to ban Jallikattu for years, today Rahul Gandhi has decided that he likes it. Also the lord Gandhi has been kind enough to allow us brown people to continue their traditional festivities on Pongal.

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

Is collapse of Congress making the left ecosystem more openly Hinduphobic?

Americans already know about Muslims and Hindus. The binary is simple to explain. That’s what Indian liberals are doing.

‘Sarve Santu Niramayah’: The wait is over, may we all be free from the disease

A sticker on the Covishield vaccine box reads 'सर्वे संतु निरामयः'. It means may all be free from disease. Indeed.

It’s a trap! How ‘Woke YouTubers’ are spreading propaganda through their live streams littered with abuse and slander

The most fascinating touchpoint of propaganda (other than the obvious Instagram stories, posts) being YouTube live streams.

Why minorities shouldn’t be worried about the concept of a Hindu Rashtra

Unlike the narrative peddled by Left, a Hindu Rashtra by its very essence is inclusive to people of other faiths, as evident by the various historical accounts

Politics

From ‘no trust on BJP’s vaccine’ to ‘impotency’ to ‘they can cause death’, Samajwadi Party’s petty politics over COVID-19 vaccine just does not end

Samajwadi Party has been continuously trying to create an atmosphere of panic by spreading fake news about Covid-19 vaccine

NDTV’s Ravish Kumar spreads fake news on paddy procurement by govt: Read full details of letter written by govt of India

PIB Additional Director General sent a letter to NDTV after Ravish Kumar used wrong data to accuse govt of lying about paddy procurement

Usual suspects lie and spread propaganda to allege that Centre branded all protesters as Khalistanis in SC: Read details

The left-leaning propagandists twisted AG Venugopal's assertion that Khalistanis have infiltrated the farmers' protests to allege Centre has called all the farmers as Khalistanis

‘No cash award system’, Indian army refutes media reports that Shopian encounter was staged for Rs 20 lakhs

These reports were widely shared on Twitter, with many rebuking the Indian Army for faking an encounter in lieu of a bribe

Does Twitter own Signal? Well, No. Here is all you need to know

Rumours suggested that Signal is owned by Twitter which turned out to be misinformation

Media

CNN’s ‘Ted Cruz-Dorito’ clarification is fake, but here is a real ‘crowbar-ProBar’ correction issued post spreading fake news

It was claimed that Ted Cruz was seen wearing a pin of QAnon symbol that was later discovered to be a Dorito snack chip stuck to his suit

Ravish Kumar apologises for spreading fake news about paddy procurement by govt after letter to NDTV by PIB: Here is what he said

After getting caught for peddling fake news about paddy procurement by govt, controversial NDTV news anchor Ravish Kumar has apologized

Ashoka University removes links introducing Nidhi Razdan as Harvard professor, another institute quietly edits website: Details

The Ashoka University has announced that it is withdrawing tweets and posts related to Nidhi Razdan.

Nidhi Razdan Harvard fiasco: Former Director of Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab says the University does not offer journalism courses

Nidhi Razdan revealed that she had fallen for a phishing attack and that Harvard University had not really offered her a job.

Specials

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

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.

TRP case exclusive: Even before Republic TV was born, BARC’s internal emails point towards an IPL link

In statement by Police in TRP case, they alluded to a 'forensic report' on the basis of which, they claimed to have 'found evidence'.

World Hindi Day and how it is different from ‘Hindi Diwas’

Since 1975, the World Hindi Conference has been organised in several countries over the years including Mauritius, USA and the UK

WhatsApp vs Signal vs Telegram: Here’s how they fare against each other amidst concerns of privacy after WhatsApp’s latest policy update

The popularity of messaging apps Signal and Telegram soared after WhatsApp updated its policy raising concerns about data privacy

Was Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla’s daughter selected for civil services without appearing for the exam? A fact-check

Anjali Birla is selected in the reserve list, which is prepared along with the main list from the civil services exam conducted by UPSC

Bollywood, Sports & more

Movie critic Rajeev Masand, who wrote vile ‘blinds’ against Sushant Singh Rajput, joins Karan Johar’s new venture as COO

Rajeev Masand has quit film 'journalism' and joined as the COO of new talent management company by Karan Johar

BBC airs ‘Death in Bollywood’ documentary which traces the controversial Jiah Khan death case

The BBC documentary reportedly includes the version given by Aditya Pancholi about Jiah Khan's death.

Nationwide celebrations in Pakistan after PM Imran Khan emerges victorious in a Twitter poll

Earlier, Pakistani media reportedly launched a campaign asking people to vote in the Twitter poll to help Imran Khan win.

Twitter run-chase: Anti-Modi Indians vote for Imran Khan in ICC Twitter poll to make Virat Kohli lose

On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) ran a poll to decide who is the best cricketer as a captain. The ICC poll included three legendary players and a Pakistani cricketer in the poll.

Jhanvi Kukreja murder case: Autopsy reveals no sexual assault, accused sent to judicial custody

The Khar police have failed to find eye witness testimonies or any concrete evidence in connection to the Jhanvi Kukreja murder case.

‘Physically and mentally tortured’ former BARC CEO, arrested by Mumbai Police, admitted to hospital, daughter requests PM Modi to save his life

Pratyusha Dasgupta, the daughter of former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, has appealed to PM Modi to save her father's life.

When Lalu Prasad’s daughter, Misa Bharti, also pretended to deliver a lecture at Harvard University

Harvard University had junked the fake claims about being invited as a speaker by the university made by Misa Bharti

Uttar Pradesh Police arrest one Mehboob from Karnataka for allegedly kidnaping a Hindu girl and trying to convert her to Islam

Mehboob had allegedly befriended the Hindu girl on social media and lured her by promising a job.

Kashmiri-origin appointee in Joe Biden’s White House team has links to Islamist org, CIA Director pick has concerns about ‘Hindu majoritarianism’: Details

Joe Biden has appointed Sameera Fazili of Kashmiri origin as the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.

‘Dawai bhi, Kadaai bhi’ is the new mantra, says PM Modi while flagging off world’s largest vaccination program against Covid-19

India will inoculate 30 crore people against Covid-19 in the largest ever vaccination program that started on 16th January

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

Watch: Sanitation worker Manish Kumar becomes the first person to receive Coronavirus vaccine at AIIMS Delhi

PM Modi on Saturday flagged off India's Coronavirus vaccine drive, the biggest immunisation exercise in the world

Mumbai Police accused of tearing Lord Shri Ram’s posters in Malwani and arresting 3 VHP workers for filming the act: What we know

The VHP have alleged that Mumbai Police personnel in Malwani had removed and tore the posters of Ram Mandir Nidhi Sankalan Abhiyan

HDFC Bank removes video hailing Pastor Praveen as ‘Neighbourhood Hero’ after his arrest for making hate speech against Hindus: Details

In August 2020, HDFC Bank had posted a video on its YouTube channel in which it hailed Pastor Praveen as a 'Neighbourhood Hero'.

As India rolls out the Coronavirus vaccine drive, health workers break out in cheer: Watch video

Health workers at Coronavirus vaccine centres cheered as the vaccines reached there ahead of the launch of vaccination programme.

India starts Coronavirus vaccine drive: Here is a list of those who would first get the much-awaited vaccine

As India rolls out Coronavirus vaccine drive today, the country will eagerly watch the first group of healthcare workers, who will receive the vaccine