Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Priyanka Gandhi, Kamal Nath and Manish Tewari have posted tweets welcoming the bhoomi pujan of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya

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United States warns against planting mysterious seeds received in unsolicited packages originating in China

Unsolicited packages with mysterious seeds possibly originating from China have landed on many US residents triggering panic.

Karnataka priest gets death threats for fixing August 5 as Mahurat for Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan

Pandit NR Vijayendra Sharma is a scholar and gold medallist from the Banaras Hindu University and knows eight languages

Buy TikTok within 45 days or I will ban it: Trump tells Microsoft

TikTok claims that the app has around 100 million users in the US. If Microsoft manages to acquire the app, it can expect to stand in the competition with social media giants like Facebook and Snap.

It is not advisable for persons above 90 years of age to attend Bhoomi Pujan because of COVID-19: Mandir trust informs, read details

The trust informed that a total of 135 priests, sadhus and Hindu spiritual leaders have been invited for the Bhoomi Pujan event. 175 people have been invited in total.

Karnataka: Congress IT cell worker arrested for wishing death upon Amit Shah after he was diagnosed with Coronavirus

A man named Anand Prasad, reportedly working as a secretary of the IT cell of the Karnataka PCC, had made derogatory statements and wished death upon Home Minister Amit Shah.

Second FIR registered against Drone Boy’ Prathap after he calls his lawyer to his hotel to arrange for ‘bail from his quarantine’: Here’s what...

'Drone Boy' N.M. Prathap has had a second FIR registered against him after he violated quarantine for the second time.

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“Will believe in coronavirus if Amit Shah dies”: Shaheen Bagh ‘activist’ Aiman Rizwi urges Muslims to pray for his death

Rizwi also strongly believes that Coronavirus is a myth and propagated to conceal failures of Modi government.

Kargil War’s retired MiG-23 aircraft installed on AMU campus listed for sale on OLX, proctor says fake ad

MiG-23 installed at AMU listed on OLX for sale at 9.99 crore, proctor says the ad is fake and an attempt to defame the university.

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has a prolonged meltdown, announces a movie on Arnab Goswami, “Arnab, The News Prostitute”

Ram Gopal Varma vented his spleen against the Republic TV Editor-in-Chief in a series of tweets on Twitter.

Is ED violating its guidelines by registering money laundering case in connection with SSR’s death? Here’s how NDTV journalists peddled fake news

The Enforcement Directorate has recently lodged a case of money laundering in connection with the alleged suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Why it’s wrong to call Aatish Taseer a ‘bastard’ even if he is one

All Amit Shah ever did to Taseer was revoke a privilege that allowed him to circumvent the usual visa application process that common people go through.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
1,858,689
Total cases
Updated on 4 August, 2020 1:33 PM
India
1,231,682
Recovered
Updated on 4 August, 2020 1:33 PM
India
39,002
Deaths
Updated on 4 August, 2020 1:33 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

18,456,665
Updated on 4 August, 2020 1:33 PM

Tavleen Singh comes out to defend her son Aatish Taseer for spewing venom on Amit Shah, lies through her teeth

Aatish Taseer still outraged about his OCI status revocation, uses vile, abusive words for India's Home Minister.

What’s the rush? Should have waited for ‘tabela Poojan’: Islamists wish death upon Amit Shah as he tests positive for coronavirus

Radical Islamists took to Twitter to express jubilation on Home Minister Amit Shah testing positive for coronavirus

How Amit Shah saved Delhi from hitting AAP’s ‘target’ of 5.5 lakh Coronavirus cases by July 31

Towards the end of March this year, just as Coronavirus was making its way across India, the AAP government quietly signed up Delhi for the Center’s Ayushman Bharat program.

Women-led Self Help Groups: Frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19

The mention of SHGs by PM Modi holds significance here since in the last few years, this women-led movement has become an institution for women empowerment and economic prosperity of rural India

Maharashtra government employee commits suicide over non-payment of salary for over two months

Amol Dhondiram Mali, 35, was under tremendous stress due to lack of work and the non-payment of the salary for the last 2 months

Communists in Tripura demand that lockdown restrictions should be removed on the occasion of Bakr Eid

Tripura CPI(M) says that imposing lockdown on Bakr Eid is reckless, demands that the restrictions should be relaxed on that day

Opinions

India’s Industrial Heritage: Through Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya’s independent ‘Note’ to the Industrial Commission of 1916

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya wrote an independent note to the report by the Industrial Commission of 1916.

There was never any doubt that ‘seculars’ were behind the Delhi riots

From Day 1, the Delhi riots was an open and shut case. It was obvious who had the motive.

Sainyavyapadeśa: Summons of the Indian Army to develop Self-Reliance in Defence Procurements

The indigenization of military equipment and defence infrastructure needs significant improvement in India

‘Hindus taking away jobs’: The old justification for genocide in Kashmir is back on play again as August 5 approaches

While peddling an agenda of alienation, the usual elements never bother to mention that the Kashmiri Muslim is as Indian as the Jammu Hindu and Ladakhi Buddhist, and every Indian citizen is granted the right to education, jobs and property by the constitution of India.

National Education Policy 2020: The prospect of research and innovation

he government has announced the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The new vision of the government has redefined the trajectory of education by bringing about momentous structural changes in the Education System of India

July 30: When 15,000 Indian ‘liberals’ paid tribute to a terrorist

You remember Yakub Memon. He and his friends carried out the 1993 serial blasts, in which 257 people were killed. This is how he was eulogised.

Politics

BJP slams Times Now for claiming 21 BJP leaders, including 4 MPs and 1 MLA, ‘likely to join TMC’, calls it fake news

West Bengal unit of the BJP slammed Times Now for claiming in a report that 21 of its leaders were 'likely to join' Trinamool Congress

Did Mughals give birth to Raksha Bandhan in India? Fact-check

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu tradition celebrating the love, care and bond between the siblings and its origins dates back to several millennia

The curious case of Dr Aisha: How the quest to find the perfect ‘Muslim’ victim of the Wuhan Coronavirus fell flat on its face

Dr Aisha supposedly lost her life to the Wuhan Coronavirus after being put on ventilator on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha.

Congress shares images from West Bengal to attack Nitish Kumar-led govt over floods in Bihar

In a hurry to attack the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar, the Bihar Congress on Friday resorted to passing-off an old image from flood-hit areas of West Bengal as that of Muzaffarpur, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur and Patna in Bihar.

Congress leader Jitu Patwari spreads fake news claiming that PM Narendra Modi is flying in a luxurious private jet: Read details

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Jitu Patwari uses photo of a private chartered plane claiming that it is used by PM Narendra Modi

Media

Barkha Dutt interviews Sushant Singh Rajput’s therapist, who breaks client confidentiality to give a clean chit to Rhea in middle of investigation

Barkha Dutt and Susan Walker Moffat breaks patient confidentiality by releasing mental illness history of Sushant Singh Rakput

Conspiracy of Silence: How mainstream media works to obliterate the brutal massacre of Karsevaks in 1990 from public memory

Almost all media houses who have prepared timeline of Ram Mandir movement have omitted the massacre of Karsevaks in 1990

When NDTV wanted 1000 karsevaks to be murdered in a storm of bullets to protect the secular fabric of the country

NDTV journalist had asked Kalyan Singh if it was wise to save lives of thousands of karsevaks at the expense of "dividing the country"

Hypocrisy in the time of pandemic: How NDTV shames Hindus during a temple festival but did the opposite during Eid

NDTV, like the rest of the mainstream media, regularly attacks Hindu traditions and festivals while giving others a free pass.

Specials

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

‘Aaj Dekh Lenge Hinduon ko’: The tale of Faizal Farooqui, Rajdhani and DRP school and what Chargesheet number 1 says

The Delhi Police and the Special Cell have filed numerous chargesheets in the Delhi riots that pertain to several different incidents of violence that led to carnage and destruction over a period of the two days.

The saga of Wikipedia bias continues: ‘Jai Shri Ram is a war cry’

The Wikipedia page of the sacred chant 'Jai Shri Ram' has been distorted to paint a completely ant-Hindu picture and call the chant a war cry

The Nanoor Massacre: When CPI(M) workers slaughtered 11 landless labourers and then blamed ‘evil’ landlords for their crimes

The Nanoor Massacre occurred on the 27th of July, 2000 in the Birbhum District of West Bengal. 11 labourers lost their lives.

From Shamshad trapping Priya impersonating a Hindu to killing her and her daughter: The complete story of the Meerut love jihad case

Priya's best friend Chanchal narrates the incidents that led to the brutal murder of the mother-daughter duo Priya and Kashish in love jihad

Afghan journalist and founder of Khaama Press talks about Talibanisation, ISI involvement in terror and evolving India-Afghanistan relations

This is an exclusive interview with a rising star of Afghanistan – Khushnood Nabizada, political expert, journalist and owner as well as founding editor of The Khaama Press News Agency, the largest online news service of Afghanistan.

Bollywood, Sports & more

If Bakra Eid was a Hindu festival: 10 images that tell the tale of how ‘liberal’ media and celebs would have reacted

Today is the Islamic festival of Bakra Eid where thousands of cattle, goats and buffaloes specifically are slaughtered by pious Muslims as an offering to Allah

Japan rolls out subsidies plan worth 536 million USD for its companies shifting manufacturing facilities from China

The Japanese government, in another announcement, said that they would also assist additional 30 firms in investing in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and other southeast Asian countries.

Cricket, fans, media and dogs: 10 Dhoni quotes which will bring smile on your face

Ten most popular quotes of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni

Men in blue: See how the ODI jerseys for Team India have evolved since 1985

As an Indian cricket fan, do you remember all the Indian Jerseys donned by the cricketers in ODIs? Here we are trying to show you all the jerseys Indian players worn since 1985.

Delhi violence started with Ladeeda’s call to Jihad on 11th December, now, she has another message ahead of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan

Ladeeda Farzana, the face of the violent protests that swept Jamia Millia Islamia University last year, shared the picture of Babri structure with the message: "Never forget, never forgive"

‘Informed Bandra Police his life is in danger on Feb 25, asked them to take action against those named in complaint, no action taken’:...

Father of Sushant Singh Rajput says he informed Bandra Police about the threat to his son's life in the month of February.

Organise Deepotsav, Akhand Ramayan Path: UP CM Yogi Adityanath urges everyone to light earthen lamps for Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan

CM Yogi Adityanath reached Ayodhya today afternoon and visited the Ram Janmabhoomi site where the Bhoomi Pujan is to be held

Faizal Farooqui, accused in Delhi’s anti-Hindu Riots case tried to get bail on fake medical certificate, case registered

The Delhi Police have filed a case against Rajdhani School owner Faisal Farooqui, his wife, doctor and advocate for submitting fake documents to get bail in the anti-Hindu riots case.

After Congress claimed Lord Ram didn’t exist, Kamal Nath prepares to host Hanuman Chalisa recital, Digvijay Singh credits Rajiv Gandhi for Ram Mandir

Ahead of the Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan on August 5, Congress senior leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh claimed that the foundation stone of the Lord Ram's Temple in Ayodhya has already been laid by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Sushant Singh Rajput googled words like ‘painless death’, ‘schizophrenia’ and ‘bipolar disorder’ claims Mumbai Police, questions parents for suspecting foul play

Mumbai Police Chief Param Bir Singh said in a press conference that no party was held at Sushant Singh Rajput's place on June 13 and no politician was involved in the case

Prashant Bhushan refuses to apologise in affidavit in response to contempt proceedings, apologises only for ‘helmet remark’ on CJI Bobde

Prashant Bhushan refused to apologise in his affidavit filed in response to the contempt proceedings against him.

“You will always be our pride”: Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister writes a heartfelt note on Raksha Bandhan

Shweta Singh, Sushant's sister posted an emotional message on Raksha Bandhan

Iqbal Ansari, the main litigant of the Ram Janmabhoomi title suit, receives an invitation for Bhoomi Pujan ceremony in Ayodhya

After receiving the invitation, Iqbal Ansari said it may be Lord Ram's wish that he gets the first invitation for the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony. He had welcomed the SC verdict last year.

Want to make a contribution for the construction of the Bhavya Ram Mandir in Ayodhya? Here is what you need to do

The construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will commence after the Bhoomi Pujan scheduled to take place on August 5th

Digvijaya Singh claims 5th August is inauspicious, Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan should be postponed, BJP leader Narottam Mishra calls him an ‘Asur’

At a time as historic as this one, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh goes on to spread fear and suspicion about the auspiciousness of the date on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan

Mata Amritanandamayi sends special Raksha Bandhan greetings to the Prime Minister, PM Modi thanks the Nari Shakti of India

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, popularly known as 'Amma', greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Raksha Bandhan today.