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Pakistani news channel with over 2 million subscribers calls for Jihad against Israel, says US ‘chairman’ Joe Biden slapped Muslims

The anchor Noor-Ul-Arfeen lamented that the Muslims in the world say that they are bound by international relations and treaties and thus not ready for Jihad.

Odisha: Ganjam DM exposes Sonu Sood’s fake claim that he arranged bed for a patient, says the person is in home isolation

he Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam has called out Sonu Sood after the actor claimed to have arranged a bed.

Bill Gates had stepped down as director of Microsoft while his affair with an employee was being probed: Report

Bill Gates had in March 2020 announced that he was stepping down from the board to devote more time to serve humanity.

Fact Check: Was CM Yogi Adityanath stopped from entering a village by the residents?

Meerut Police stated that the CM did not enter the lane as it was a containment zone. He only spoke to family members of patients and asked about their recovery and healthcare provisions.

Cyclone Tauktae now an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’, to hit Gujarat coast later today

As per IMD Cyclone Tauktae has intensified into an 'extremely severe cyclonic storm.'

‘Will beat with shoes 100 times and count 1’: Samajwadi Party worker threatens BJP leader Tajinder Bagga for criticising Akhilesh Yadav

SP worker Anshuman Singh threatened Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga for criticising Akhileskh Yadav, asked him to confine to Delhi

In Focus

Two hours after its first tweet that contained a list of Muslim-majority countries, AAP posted a string of tweets mentioning the remaining countries that had received vaccines from India.

Editor's Picks

First batch of anti-COVID oral drug 2-DG launched: All you need to know about the DRDO-developed medicine

India's indigenous anti-viral oral 2-DG drug is expected to be made available to all hospital by June, 2020

Assassination plot against Yati Narsighanand Saraswati foiled, Police recovers Bhagwa kurta, Kalava, Mala and Chandan-tika from JeM terrorist

The accused, identified as Jan Dar, is a resident of Pulwama, and was in Delhi to reportedly assassinate Dasna Devi Temple head priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

Virologist Shahid Jameel, who had predicted India will not suffer 2nd wave, quits as head of Govt panel: Here’s his other controversial comments

Shahid Jameel had in January 2021 said that India would not witness another bout of the coronavirus outbreak.

When Vinod Dua spewed venom against PM Modi even when he was hospitalised

Venom-spewing "journalist" Vinod Dua had talked against PM Modi even when he was hospitalized in March 2021

How this Malaysian girl is getting rape threats and facing action by school administration for calling our teacher’s rape joke

The 17-year-old girl was shocked when she received a rape threat from one of her male schoolmates.

West Bengal: TMC leaders including minister Firhad Hakim arrested by CBI in Narada case, CM Mamata dares CBI to arrest her

Reports suggest, arrest memos have been signed for all four Trinamool Congress leaders who will be presented before the magistrate later today by the CBI.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
24,965,463
Total cases
Updated on 17 May, 2021 3:51 PM
India
21,174,076
Recovered
Updated on 17 May, 2021 3:51 PM
India
274,411
Deaths
Updated on 17 May, 2021 3:51 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

163,752,157
Updated on 17 May, 2021 3:51 PM

Opinions

Fictional cow dung link to mucormycosis, silence on other fake claims: How ‘public health experts’ destroyed faith in institutions during the pandemic

One of the most remarkable facet of it is the politicization of discourse surrounding the disease by public health experts.

Massive Eid gatherings show the futility of lockdown during the second wave of the pandemic in India, it is time to lift them now

The Muslim community across the world is celebrating Eid ul-Fitr today. With it, the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end.

Kejriwal govt sets aside Rs 50 crores for free vaccination of Delhi residents, while spending far more on PR: Details

While AAP government in Delhi spent Rs 150 crores on PR from Jan to March, it has only allocated Rs 50 crores for the free vaccination of Delhi's 2 crore population.

The façade of Indian secularism: How the uncomfortable truth about realities of Sanatanis is hidden by Lutyens ecosystem

The neatly ordered world according to the Nehruvian idea of India is nothing more than brushing the rubbish under the carpet and pretending upon the cleanliness while ignoring the fact that someday the rubbish will overflow the bounds of the rug.

Israel: Here is why the average Hindu supports them

Israel has no history of animosity against India and her citizens and Israel has stood during India in thick and thin.

Jawaharlal Nehru: History has been kinder to him because he rewrote it

Even in the Macaulay tinted version of history parroted by the Congress his contributions pale in comparison to Mohandas Gandhi who too benefited from the same.

Politics

From ‘lagbhag mana’ to putting up poster by AAP leader as DP to attack PM Modi, things have come a long way for Rahul...

Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi had put up the poster and urged PM Modi to arrest him. It is imperative to note here that Rahul Gandhi himself is out on bail in the National Herald corruption case as well as many other cases.

Media

Pakistan based CNN contributor Adeel Raja says world needs another Hitler amidst Israel-Palestine conflict, has history of anti-Semitic tweets

Adeel Raja, freelance contributor at CNN, has said that the world needs a Hitler today amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The Hindu quietly changes headline after columnist calls Tejasvi Surya a virus: Here are her previous problematic comments

The Hindu published an opinion-editorial by columnist Vaishna Roy on Friday where it called BJP MP Tejasvi Surya a virus.

Legendary Australian cricketer slams world media for ‘vulture’ journalism, says Incredible India deserves respect: Here is what he said

In a recent post, the former cricketer has expressed his overwhelming support for India and slammed international media for vulture journalism

5 years ago, The Week published an article insulting, mocking, lying about Veer Savarkar, today they apologise: Read full details

After a lawsuit filed by Veer Sarvarkar's grand nephew, The Week apologises for a article on Sarvarkar published in 2016

Specials

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

Understanding Cytokine Storm: What it is and how it may be responsible for Covid-19 related deaths

Cytokine Storm happens when the body releases too many Cytokine, it leads to immune system attacking own body cells

While Delhi govt was alleging inadequate oxygen supply, data show it was returning oxygen to suppliers, asked them to store the excess

Due to lack of storage plants and not enough demand, Delhi govt had returned oxygen and asked the suppliers to store them

No documents or ID proof? Here is how the vulnerable section of the society will get their COVID vaccine

How will the vulnerable population of India who do not have a valid ID proof get Coronavirus vaccine? Ministry has a prescribed procedure for it

Herman Knippenberg – The Dutch diplomat who sent the ‘Serpent’ Charles Sobhraj behind bars

Herman Knippenberg was a Dutch diplomate in Thailand who had gathered vital information about Charles Sobhraj in Bangkok

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Air Defence System: What is it and how does it work

To counter the low-cost warfare initiated by Hamas, the Israel Defence Forces has activated its state-of-art air defence system - 'Iron Dome' to protect its civilian population from the barrage of rockets.

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