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Man who had stayed at Delhi centre of Tablighi Jamaat said that poor community practices were reasons they emerged as 'super-spreader'

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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.

IIT Roorkee and AIIMS Rishikesh develop closed-loop portable ventilator named as ‘Praan-Vayu’ for COVID-19 patients

The ‘Praan-Vayu’ Ventilator is based on controlled operation of the prime mover that delivers enough air to the patient.

Madhya Pradesh: Police register FIR against fruit vendor after a video of him contaminating the fruits with his saliva goes viral

The police registered the FIR against the fruit vendor on the basis of a complaint lodged by a youth named Bodhraj Tipta

Tablighi Jamaat members kept in Madhu resort in Agra throw tantrums, refuse to eat prescribed healthy food, demand spicy beef biryani

Tablighi Jamaat members are turning out to be quite a headache for the authorities and medical staffs

Karnataka: Muslim mob pelts stones at police officials after being stopped from offering mass namaz defying coronavirus lockdown

Muslim mob in Hubbali attacked police personnel with stone pelting when the cops tried to stop them from offering namaz en masse

Coronavirus: Delhi police slap a notice with 36 questions at the farmhouse of ‘absconding’ Tablighi Jamaat head Maulana Saad

As Muhammad Saad remains missing, the Delhi police today pasted a notice with the 36 questions at his farmhouse in Shamli near Delhi.

Editor's Picks

600 foreigners linked to Tablighi Jamaat traced in the ​last three days, officials suspect at least 200 more in hiding: Report

Delhi police and the officials have, in the last three days, traced over 600 foreigners linked to the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi

Ummah above gender: The Wire journalist refuses to believe nurses’ complaint about Tablighi Jamaatis harassing them

The Wire editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani has declared Tablighi Jamaatis innocent and indulges in Muslim victim-mongering, accusing nurses of lying

China didn’t include asymptomatic COVID-19 positive cases in its official data on the pandemic, now to include them after worldwide allegation of underreporting

China to release data of asymptomatic Coronavirus positive patients, which was not included in its official Covid-19 data earlier

Female healthcare and police staff not to attend to Tablighi Jamaat members after they roamed naked and made lewd gestures at nurses: Yogi govt...

UP Govt has decreed that female health professionals and police will not attend to members of the Tablighi Jamaat.

RJD leader and Jamia PhD student Meeran Haider arrested for instigating violence during the Delhi riots

Jamia student Meeran Haider is suspected of conspiracy to instigate riots, funding the violence and the agitation against the CAA

Did you know that the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund has always had the President of Congress party in its managing committee

After PM Modi launched PM CARES Fund, a lot has been discussed about similarities and differences between PM CARES Fund and PMNRF

Coronavirus
Latest info and reports

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

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

In 2 days, Tablighi Jamaat accounts for 647 confirmed coronavirus cases in 14 states: Health Ministry

Over 9000 people, including 1306 foreign nationals linked to Tablighi Jamaat have been put in quarantine so far.

Uttar Pradesh: Muslim mob gathered at Kannauj’s Jama Masjid to offer Namaz defying lockdown pelt stones, injure police personnel

A group of Muslim men had defied the lockdown rules and assembled at the Jama Masjid in the city to offer Namaz

Watch: UP police to deliver FIRs at doorstep, Muzaffarnagar SSP warns lockdown violators

Muzaffarnagar SSP said in a strong message that multiple FIRs will be lodged against those who will not cooperate with police.

Coronavirus scare: Laundry Service owner diagnosed with Coronavirus in Surat, 54,000 people in the area quarantined

54,003 were quarantined in Surat, Gujarat after a 67-year-old-man who ran a laundry service in the area was diagnosed with Coronavirus

Wuhan coronavirus: Australian PM Scott Morrison calls for a global crackdown on China’s Wet Markets, asks WHO, UN to take action

He said, "Wet markets were a very real and significant problem wherever they exist. This virus started in China and went round the world."

Uttarakhand Police reward the police team who detained 13 persons returning from a Jamaat in Uttar Pradesh

Uttarakhand police announced a reward of Rupees 20,000 for the police team who detained 13 Jamaatis coming from Uttar Pradesh

Opinions

Will Wuhan Coronavirus finally end the urban legend of the famous healthcare of Kerala?

Will the situation with Coronavirus finally blow the lid off the Kerala government’s propaganda on its ‘famous’ healthcare? Let us hope so.

Here is how to use the Internet of Things to combat global pandemics like Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Internet of Things could be used as a major tool to fight the spread of such pandemics and contain it with minimal economic loss

Coronavirus and the Chinese conundrum: How the virus spread, China’s bio-warfare and deception

First instance of anyone being affected by Coronavirus virus dates back to 17th November 2019 which was reported by South China Morning Post

Coronavirus reporting: A section of the media appears to be infected with the ​virus of misinformation and propaganda

Today, the world is affected by the coronavirus pandemic. And today, the means used to consume news are vastly different than college.

The one true pandemic: How Tablighi Jamat has become the ‘super spreader’ for coronavirus in Asia

In India, 10 coronavirus deaths are now traced to Tablighi Jamat in Delhi. Since yesterday, over 285 people showing coronavirus symptoms have been admitted in Lok Nayak Hospital alone.

The urgency of Nationwide lockdown and how it differs​ from a curfew: A legal study

There are some vital differences between the Indian Epidemic Disease Act and the Disaster Manage Act and this article, we explore when these acts were used to control the Wuhan Coronavirus

Politics

Tablighi Jamaat had planned to gather 50,000 people for Maharashtra event, govt cancelled permission after initial coronavirus cases: Report

The state government had reportedly warned Tablighi Jamaat of legal action when the latter insisted on going ahead with the religious gathering.

To whitewash Tablighi Jamaat’s deeds, Founder-Editor of The Wire spreads fake news about Yogi Adityanath

The Wire's report has very explicitly attributed the fake quote to Yogi Adityanath.

Aajtak falsely calls food preparation by Jhandewalan Temple Trust and Sewa Bharati volunteers for needy as Kejriwal’s “Community Kitchen”

Pictures of Jhandewalan Trust Members and Sewa Bharati members preparing food were passed off by AajTak as images from Arvind Kejriwal's "Community Kitchen" during Coronavirus lockdown

Rana Ayyub, William Dalrymple share old picture of curfew defaulters being punished as that of migrant labourers

As India fights Wuhan coronavirus, propagandists masquerading as 'journalists' and 'historians' seem to have taken upon themselves to spread misinformation.

UP: TOI journalist fear-mongers, insinuates that disinfectant spray is ‘chemical solution’ to kill humans

Even as Wuhan Coronavirus poses a severe threat to the safety and security of the country, journalists continue to engage in fear mongering and fake news peddling to undermine the efforts being made by the central and state governments.

Media

Former senior executive editor of Kapil Sibal’s Tiranga TV spreads crazy conspiracy theory to shield Tablighi Jamaat

Seemi Pasha said on Twitter that it 'feels' like the governments were scapegoating Tablighi Jamaat to "release data about positive cases that it had been holding back".

Rajdeep Sardesai falsely claims Rahul Gandhi was ‘probably’ the first politician to raise alarm over Coronavirus: Here are the facts

Propagandist-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai created quite a stir on social media after claiming that Rahul Gandhi was 'probably' the first national politician to warn about the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic.

Journalist who called Dr Kalam ‘Bomb daddy’ now wants 700 MPs to be arrested just to shield superspreader Jamaatis who deliberately risked public health

'Journalist' Sagarika Ghose today made a perverted comparison while defending the superspreader Jamaatis who congregated at Nizamuddin amidst coronavirus lockdown and deliberately attempted to jeopardise public health.

Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint claims govt may extend lockdown, Prasar Bharati terms it fake news

Shekhar Gupta's ThePrint published an article claiming that an unnamed government official has said that the 3 week lockdown announced from 24th March 2020 may be extended by a week.

Specials

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Meet Maulana Saad Kandhalvi: The Chief of Coronavirus super spreader Tablighi Jamaat who incited Muslims to defy lockdown

Maulana Saad Kandhalvi is a deluded bigot who urged Muslims to defy the nationwide lockdown imposed to arrest spread of Coronavirus

After Reliance, Mahindra and Vedanta, Tata group steps in​: Commits to contribute Rs 500 cr to fight Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic

Many business tycoons including Ratan Tata have been coming forward pledging their support amidst the unprecedented Coronavirus outbreak

‘Teachers are the instigators, University is the hotbed of Maoism, Naxalism and Jihad’: Jamia Millia Islamia student reveals

Non-Muslim Jamia students reveal a shocking scenario which pulls down their veil of 'solidarity' of their students and teachers' community.

Meet the suspended Jamia professor: Believes Islam is the solution to Global Warming and Democracy and eager for the establishment of Islamic Caliphate

Dr Abrar Ahmad seems to be an Islamist who salivates at the prospects of reestablishment of Islamic Caliphate

Chinese man’s death by Hantavirus causes furore. Here is all you need to know

Even as the world is struggling to curb the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus, the Hantavirus has surfaced in China.

Bollywood, Sports & more

Indian Cricketers shamelessly donating to Shahid Afridi Foundation to supposedly fight Coronavirus seem to have no self-respect: Here is why

Former Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh are voicing their support for the Shahid Afridi Foundation despite the fact that the Pakistani cricketer on numerous occasions has made crass remarks about India and Hindus.

Coronavirus outbreak: Olympics 2020 may get postponed, IOC and Japan’s PM share concerns while Canada, Australia pull out of the event

The Canadian Olympic Committee informed IOC that it would not send its athletes to Olympics 2020 unless the games are postponed to 2021.

Suffering through Modi’s #ThaliBajao abhiyan is worse than dying from​ a mysterious Chinese virus. Like, seriously!

I need a therapist. Coronavirus has led to a total lockdown and I have been spending past 10 days at home on forced quarantine with my Sanghi father.

Celebrities come together to support PM Modi’s call to action in fight against coronavirus

PM Modi appeals to people of India to follow 'Janta curfew', celebrities come together to support the call to action.

Here is the truth about the viral video of a Muslim man infected with Coronavirus spitting on a man standing in front of him

The man with coronavirus was later found dead in a train on the same day, he had spat on a person while buying tickets for the train journey

Tablighi Jamaat behind the sudden rise in positive Coronavirus cases in Pakistan, 143 test positive in 24 hours

It is being now reported that at least 143 members at Tablighi Jamaat Headquarters at Raiwind, Pakistan have tested positive for Coronavirus last 24 hours

Columnist says he was removed from WhatsApp group by CPI-ML functionary after he said Ramayan has become the most viewed TV program

The columnist was ostracised from a WhatsApp group as he pointed out that Ramayan on Doordarshan had become the highest viewed TV program

Bihar: Darbhanga DM gets death threat by one Md Faisal for a Facebook post announcing screening of coronavirus suspects in district

A Facebook user named Mohammad Faisal commented on Darbhanga DM's Facebook post, offering a bounty of Rs 2 lakh to anyone who kills him.

Andhra Pradesh confirms first death due to Coronavirus in the state, the son of the deceased had attended the Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi

Subhani's son had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi and returned to Vijayawada on March 17

Bareilly, UP: 200 ‘devotees’ evacuated from Dargah where they were hiding for 10 days, Dargah sanitized and shut down

Two hundred 'devotees' have been evacuated from a Dargah in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh where they were allegedly hiding for the past ten days.

COVID-19 test kits to be supplied to the United Kingdom found to be contaminated with Coronavirus

The test kits made by Luxembourg-based Eurofins that were to be sent to the UK were found to be contaminated with Coronavirus

Amidst rising Coronavirus cases, Kerala govt relaxes lockdown norms in the state: Here are the details

Relaxing the lockdown norms, the Kerala state government has extended the online/door delivery of food from hotels by 3 hours 5PM to 8PM daily

Haryana govt bans the sale and distribution of chewing gum, asked authorities to implement ban on Gutkha, Paan Masala effectively

the Haryana government has banned the sale and distribution of chewing gums and bubble gums for the next three months.

Home Ministry revokes visas of 960 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, maybe penalised and deported

The blacklisting order will prohibit them from entering India for at least two years.

The Archdiocese of Bombay appeals to Christians and pastors to cremate bodies of those who had Coronavirus

Archdiocese of Bombay uploaded a video on YouTube directing Christians to abide by the govt mandated restrictions amidst coronavirus crisis

Disbursement of cash under Coronavirus relief package to those who hold Jan Dhan account to take place between 3rd and 9th April: Details

The Department of Financial Services appealed to PMJDY women account holders to check the last digit of their account number and follow schedule shared below to visit banks or Bank Mitras to maintain social distancing during the nation-wide lockdown.