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Government issues guidelines for Unlock 5.0, cinema halls and entertainment parks to reopen from 15th October

The Unlock 5.0 guidelines permit the opening of cinema halls, multiplexes and educational institutions subject to certain conditions.

Ordnance Factory Board slams news reports blaming them of providing poor quality ammunition to Indian Army

Ordnance Factory Board rebuts media reports claiming that faulty ammunition was responsible for 27 lives and a loss of Rs 960 crores

Private laboratory in Kerala issued fake Covid-19 negative reports, did not test most of the samples collected

Arma laboratory in Valanchery area of Malappuram district earned Rs 45 lakh by issuing the fake Covid-19 negative reports

#RebuildBabri: Islamists on social media urge Muslims to reconstruct Babri structure in Ayodhya following the acquittal of all accused

Islamists discredited the CBI court verdict by calling it a 'Judicial Karseva' and asked Muslims to rebuild the Babri structure

Viral message claiming that home minister Amit Shah flown to New York for treatment is false, read details

A message has gone viral on WhatsApp claiming that Amit Shah was shifted to the USA via an air ambulance due to 'critical condition'

CM Yogi Adityanath talks to the father of Hathras victim, assures stringent action against the culprits

A monetary compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the family of the victim of the Hathras case has been announced by the UP government.

In Focus

Former SC judge Markandey Katju says sex is the next basic need after food and men commit rape when they cannot get married because of unemployment.

Editor's Picks

Bangalore Mirror journalist loses her mind over OpIndia’s coverage of Delhi anti-Hindu riots, suffers meltdown over long DMs and emails

After constantly sending lengthy emails and elaborate DMs, the Bangalore Mirror journalist also claimed that she does not want to 'engage in a conversation'.

Congress conspired to frame saints, VHP, BJP leaders under false charges, they should apologise: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Babri verdict

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi said that the Congress party should apologise to the nation for conspiring against BJP leaders, VHP leaders and Hindu saints.

Demolition of illegal structure called Babri Masjid standing on Ram Janmabhoomi not pre-planned, all Ram Bhakts acquitted by special court

The court said that the demolition of disputed Babri Masjid structure was not pre-planned, and hence there was no conspiracy to demolish it

Yogi Adityanath speaks to PM Modi about Hathras case, SIT probe ordered. Read details

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has constituted a 3-member SIT to probe the Hathras rape case and has asked the team to submit the report within seven days.

Hathras gang rape: Victim cremated, accused arrested. All you need to know about the case

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had a telephonic conversation with PM Modi regarding the incident and said that a special team has been formed to probe into the incident. The team will submit the report in next seven days.

Fair and Handsome brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan claims she was called ugly for having brown skin

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter, Suhana Khan, on Tuesday put up a post on photo-sharing website Instagram claiming she was called ugly for having brown skin tone.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
6,310,267
Total cases
Updated on 1 October, 2020 4:54 AM
India
5,270,007
Recovered
Updated on 1 October, 2020 4:54 AM
India
98,708
Deaths
Updated on 1 October, 2020 4:54 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

34,140,039
Updated on 1 October, 2020 4:54 AM

Opinions

Coronavirus shows that Kerala model is the same as Bihar model of healthcare

Let’s not forget: we are comparing Kerala and Bihar here. The poorest state in India versus the alleged global champion in healthcare. The Health Minister of Bihar never went to BBC mocking the rest of India for not having hospitals.

Sanatana Dharma vs Bollywood on Republic Bharat: Arnab Goswami goes to war

Arnab Goswami has been at the forefront of the campaign against the drag racket in Bollywood and has not pulled any punches.

Dear WebMD, this hideous decoction is neither chai nor latte. As an Indian, I am offended

WebMD tries to pass off spiced decoction of coconut milk and maple syrup as tea and my Indian sensibilities are offended.

PM Modi’s call for UN reforms should be the beginning of our resurgent foreign policy

India could look to pursue a seven-point agenda to play a bigger role in global affairs.

The ‘Kerala model’ everyone has stopped talking about

The hold that communists have over media ensured that these facts regarding Kerala's terrible management of coronavirus crisis gets pushed under the rug. Just like China.

‘Everybody does it, what is the big deal?’ Is Bollywood drug probe really worth prime time? Short answer is yes. Read why

To claim that the Bollywood drug abuse has nothing to do with common man's life is like living in a fool's paradise, to put it mildly.

Politics

Donald Trump raises concerns over voter fraud in mail-in ballots, Twitter, like Democrats, insists they are ‘safe’

Trump has been raising concerns over the reliability of the mail-in ballot system amidst incidents of alleged voter fraud. However, Twitter, like the Democrats, insists they are safe.

No, the United Nations body did not confer the ‘Special Humanitarian Action Award’ on Sonu Sood. Here are the details

SDG Action Awards are still accepting applications, and the last date is 9th October 2020. The previous winners’ list has winners from 2019 and none from 2020.

Fact Check: Was Amnesty International forced to shut its operations in India due to its report on the Delhi Riots?

Amnesty International, one of the shadiest non-governmental organisations, was forced to shut down its operations in India on Tuesday

Fact Check: Did a Muslim lawyer represent Bhagat Singh and a ‘Brahmin RSS’ man fought for the British against him?

Many social media posts and forwards are claiming that a 'Brahmin' RSS lawyer had fought for the British against Bhagat Singh.

Congress party, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shares UPA-era images of farmers in distress to criticise Modi govt’s farm bills, score self-goal

To prove that farmers are unhappy with farm reforms brought by Modi govt Congress uses photos and videos from UPA govt era

Media

Denmark Ambassador to India calls out The Hindu for spreading fake news regarding comment by Danish PM over COVID-19 in India

Ambassador of Denmark to India, Freddy Svane, has called a report by The Hindu "twisted news".

Propaganda War: The undue influence of the Chinese govt over Indian media is a matter of deep concern and requires urgent intervention

Chinese Communist Party has sought to influence individual journalists and media organisations in its bid to alter global perception about China.

Is anchoring while wearing saffron clothes and sporting a tilak anti-Muslim? Sudarshan News responds to centre’s show-cause notice

Sudarshan News channel today responded to the show-cause issued to the channel against the content of its programme ‘Bindas Bol’, which accuses Zakat Foundation of helping Muslims to infiltrate the civil services

Delhi HC orders Twitter to remove alleged defamatory tweets against Rajdeep Sardesai and India Today by former employee of the media house

Delhi HC ordered removal of tweets by former India Today employee Rakesh Krishnan Thiyya for calling Rajdeep Sardesai a 'fixer', 'dalla'

Specials

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

Delhi Riots Conspiracy Chargesheet Part 1: Yogendra Yadav, Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, seeds of anarchy laid on 5th and the violence on 13th Dec

7 months after the gruesome riots, the Delhi police has filed the first chargesheet detailing the conspiracy that was hatched to unleash violence in the streets of Delhi.

‘Maaro, Kaato’, Muslim mob shouts as they attack beleaguered Hindu family in Kanpur over Facebook post: Read details

"Poora Tandav teen ghante tak chalta raha", says the Hindu family in Kanpur which came under attack from an irate Muslim mob

Delhi Riots: WhatsApp chats acquired by OpIndia show how some anti-CAA protestors were aware that violence was planned, discussed ‘de-escalation’

The WhatsApp chats accesses by OpIndia show that some individuals were aware that some anti-CAA groups had fanned the violence and they now need to de-escalate.

Parliament sees its most productive session: Here is a summary of all the 25 Bills passed by the Modi government in Lok Sabha

A total of 25 bills were passed during the just concluded monsoon session of the parliament some of which are very significant bills

5 questions about the new Industrial Relations Code and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Condition Code answered

In the current parliament session, three bills - Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, Industrial Relations Code and Social Security Code were passed to reform Labour laws.

Bollywood, Sports & more

Sexual assault case: Anurag Kashyap summoned for questioning by Mumbai police

Actress Payal Ghosh had accused Anurag Kashyap of forcing himself on her during a meeting at his house.

Actor Kangana Ranaut says BMC has served notices to her neighbours, threatened them against supporting her

The actress has stated that the BMC has asked her neighbours to socially boycott her and not to support her, failing which their houses will also face demolition.

After Sushant Singh Rajput, another budding Bollywood actor from Bihar found dead, family alleges Mumbai police not cooperating

Akshat Utkarsh, hailing from Sikanderpur in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Mumbai.

AIIMS report does not rule out murder angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, CBI to begin second leg of investigation soon: Reports

Since most of the evidence was destroyed, the findings has been based on 20% viscera samples of Sushant Singh Rajput

Kathua ‘celebrity’ lawyer, who was removed by the victim’s family for attending only 2 out of 110 hearings, ‘offers her services’ to Hathras victim

Deepika Rajawat, who shot to fame after taking up the high-profile Kathua rape and murder case, had offered her services to Hathras victim

Mathura Civil Court dismisses plea seeking removal of Idgah Mosque from Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi citing Places of Worship Act

The Idgah Mosque was build on land belonging to the Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, and the plea sought to remove it

Rajasthan: Two minor girls gang-raped, accused threatened girls in front of the police

Two minor girls gang-raped for three days in Rajasthan.

‘In Yogi Adityanath’s state, sometimes police cars carrying culprits overturn’: BJP Leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Hathras case

BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya assured that the culprits responsible for the Hathras incident will be punished for their actions

UPSC prelim exams to be held on October 4, SC dismisses pleas seeking postponement

The Court has asked the centre to take a decision on the last attempt or age bar disqualification rule for candidates giving their last attempt this time in case they fail to appear.

France: Major blast heard all across Paris

Initial reports suggest the blast in Paris was caused by a jet breaking sound barrier.

Liberals fume after special CBI court acquits all the accused in Babri Masjid Demolition Case

The acquittal of all the accused in the Babri masjid demilition case predictably triggered a meltdown among the 'liberal' intelligentsia

LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi issue statement on CBI court’s Babri judgment

LK Advani said special court verdict is significant and it is a matter of joy for all.

Liberals misinterpret Babri verdict, insinuate that by acquitting all the accused the court meant that dispute structure of Babri Masjid was not demolished

The Special CBI judge said that the accused were actually trying to stop the mob from demolishing the Babri masjid structure.

Payal Ghosh shares deleted #MeToo posts from 2018 on her experience with Anurag Kashyap

Payal Ghosh shared three screenshots of her old posts on Anurag Kashyap and alleged that her manager and family deleted them

US Presidential Debate: Trump accuses Biden of supporting radicals during riots

Trump and Joe Biden faced each other over several issues, from handling COVID pandemic, economy, racial justice, and healthcare.

Mumbai: Body of missing 21-year-old girl found from a ditch in Ghatkopar

The girl had gone missing from Friday morning after which a manhunt was launched by the police to ascertain her whereabouts.