Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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In the aftermath of the Galwan stand-off, the movement to free Tibet from the clutches of China has once again gathered steam.

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Congress calls out MP Smriti Irani for alleged toilet scam in Amethi during 2018-2019 when Rahul Gandhi was the sitting MP

Congress party shot itself in the foot when it posted a tweet alleging a toilet scam in Amethi under the watch of Smriti Irani.

‘It’s not like Narendra Modi is paying for the temple construction’: Islamists in Pakistan’s Islamabad unite to punish ‘kafirs’

The construction stopped after a radical extremists razed the boundary wall of the first proposed temple in Islamabad.

Rajnath Singh orders speedy completion of road projects in Ladakh worth Rs. 20,000 crores, BRO instructed to complete strategic DSDBO road in 3 months:...

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given the go-ahead to speed up the completion of the road projects in Ladakh.

Australian surfer Carmen Greentree abducted and raped for 2 months in a houseboat in Kashmir in 2004, pressurised to convert to Islam

Carmen Greentree has penned a book titled "A Dangerous Pursuit of Happiness" narrating her abduction and rape in Kashmir.

Gold smuggling case: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan distances himself and the state government from the raging controversy

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan pointed out that the said parcel came to the UAE consulate and that the Kerala government had nothing whatsoever to do with it.

The Wire’s claims that NCPCR saw 8-fold increase in complaints post-Coronavirus outbreak are false: Read details

The Wire has recently been trying to milk the coronavirus pandemic to cast aspersions on Modi government

Editor's Picks

‘Turn vegan’ anti-slaughter poster in Lucknow featuring goat not related to Eid, claims PETA in an exclusive interview with OpIndia

A massive controversy was kicked up after the Islamic fundamentalists vehemently protested against the PETA poster in Lucknow which showed a goat urging people to go vegan

Pulwama attack: NIA nabs Bilal Ahmed Kuchey, 7th terrorist who provided logistics and high-end mobile phones to the JeM terrorists

With this arrest, the National Investigation Agency has until now nabbed 7 accused in 2019 Pulwama attack

Nindāstuti: A Dharmic Paradigm of Devotion through Apparent Censure

Nindāstuti is a form of Shleshakavya - a poetic composition that is laden with double-entendres and is looked upon as a form of Dvesha-bhakti

‘You work to protect Islamist terrorists, you’re anti-Hindu and anti-India’: Read Kapil Mishra’s response to The Quint

Responding to The Quint journalist, he said that in his personal opinion Quint is anti-India and anti-Hindu and biased against the truth.

Yeh Dil Mange More! Never forget the exemplary bravery of Captain Vikram Batra who attained martyrdom on this day in 1999

Captain Vikram Batra was only 24 years old when he sacrificed his life for the country during the Kargil War

SC tears into lawyer for approaching apex court accusing it of biased in listing Arnab Goswami case for urgent hearing: Here is what transpired

The SC had granted three-week interim protection to the Arnab Goswami against multiple FIRs filed against him by the Congress

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11,867,906
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11,867,906
Worldwide cases
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544,141
Worldwide deaths
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India
743,481
Total cases
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India
457,045
Recovered
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India
20,653
Deaths
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Over 10000 people in Assam’s Nagaon district attend the funeral of Islamic preacher Khairul Islam Mufti, 3 villages sealed

Apart from not maintaining social distancing, many attending the funeral of the Islamic preacher in Assam were without masks

Frozen samples of virus almost identical to coronavirus was sent to Wuhan Lab of Virology in 2013: Read details of the shocking report

According to Shi Zhengli, an expert on SARS-like coronaviruses, the coronavirus bears stark resemblance with the frozen samples of bat virus that were sent to Wuhan Institute of Virology, collected from an abandoned bat cave in China's Yunnan province

Telangana: 10 senior doctors and 70 nurses resign over substandard protective equipments

About 300 medical professionals in Telangana have been afflicted with the coronavirus, buttressing the doctors and nurses' claim that the protective gears provided to them is not shielding them from the coronavirus

Delhi: Dainik Bhaskar journalist suffering from cancer and coronavirus commits suicide by jumping from fourth floor of AIIMS

Presumably, the multiple ailments and mental stress collectively forced Tarun Sisodia to take such a drastic step.

After Coronavirus pandemic and swine flu, a city in China now issues warning for bubonic plague

Last week, China's Xinhua news had reported two confirmed patients of bubonic plaque in Khovd province of Western Mongolia.

Telangana: Doctor alleges hospital kept her hostage over nonpayment of bill for coronavirus treatment, releases video

A government doctor in Telangana who contracted coronavirus while treating patients was reportedly held hostage by the private hospital where she was undergoing treatment over nonpayment of bill.

Opinions

How Mumbai’s long-awaited dream of IFSC status is nowhere near complete and Gandhinagar secured IFSC status

Manmohan Singh announced in 2004 that Mumbai would be turned into Shasnghai. However, that did not happen.

In defence of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra, and no, this is not satire

After spending 6 years trying to orchestrate the "coming of age of Rahul Gandhi", there are sections within the Left ecosystem that are visibly frustrated with him.

“Jahaan hue balidaan Mookherjee, wo Kashmir hamara hai”: Remembering Dr S P Mookherjee on first birth anniversary after abrogation of Article 370

Today is July 6, the birth anniversary of Dr S P Mookherjee, the first one sine this dream was fulfilled. And it is extremely special.

Politics and Instagram generation: Of memes, misinformation and whole lot of misguided youth

The newer generation seems as clueless about politics as the current opposition leaders.

Dog Meat Ban in Nagaland incites accusation of ‘cultural imperialism’, ‘food fascism’, shows how liberal imperialism can deepen fault-lines in the country

The ban on dog meat in Nagaland has sparked cultural anxieties in the north eastern state, which may fuel existing separatist feelings

Britain makes CAA like offer to HongKongers persecuted by China

Just because a law does not contain special provisions for every conceivable disadvantaged group does not make it discriminatory.

Politics

West Bengal: TMC suspends 18 panchayat members over corruption in disbursement of cyclone Amphan funds

"We are rectifying the discrepancies in fund allocation. Every affected family will receive the monetary relief,” TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee was recently quoted as saying.

Central govt rejects Business Standard report on the merger of CBDT and CBIC, schools the newspaper on journalism

Business Standard had published an article claiming that the central government is mulling over the merger of CBDT and CBIC as a part of its austerity drive to reduce the costs amidst coronavirus pandemic

Guardian falsely claims China built radar tower near Pangong Tso lake in last few weeks: Read details

Satellite images and media reports show that China had built radar station near Pangong Tso lake years ago, not recently as Guardian claims

Congress leaders and anti-BJP trolls spread fake news that Modi’s visit to Leh military hospital was staged: Here are the facts

The Conference Hall of the Leh Army Hospital has been convereted into a ward for soldiers with minor injuries, that does not mean it is fake

The Guardian claims 2-year-old fought 1962 Indo-China, quotes Congress worker to make wildly incorrect claims about Pangong Tso and Galwan

In a news report titled, "Our pastures have been taken: Indians rue China's Himalayan land grab", Guardian further fake news on the India-China stand-off

Media

Rajdeep Sardesai tries to claim Nehru’s Himalayan Blunder is a ‘narrative’. Here is how Nehru failed against China

Speaking on the current situation in Ladakh over the faceoff with China, Sardesai claimed that the ghost of Nehru still haunts the BJP.

Journalists with The Wire and The Hindu indulge in brazen Hinduphobia, cast aspersions over Lord Hanuman’s sexual orientation

It appears that the only prerequisite to having gainful employment with the notorious leftist websites such as ‘The Wire’ and 'The Hindu' is to harbour and manifest Hinduphobic views.

Mumbai police visit Rana Ayyub’s house after she claims online abuse, Twitter users point out instances where they ignored pleas of help after getting...

Rana Ayyub gets swift response from Mumbai police after tweeting about online abuse, police team visit her to record statement

Suspended Hindustan Times reporter issues apology after Hinduphobic tweet goes viral, says her comment is being taken out of context

Suspended Hindustan Times reporter Shristi Jaiswal has issued an apology after her Hinduphobic tweet went viral on social media.

Specials

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

China’s Inner Mongolia reports suspected cases of bubonic plague: Here is all you need to know about ‘Black Death’ plague

Authorities in China in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have called for a Level III alarm after cases of 'Black Death' plague, or Bubonic plague, emerged from the region

Tahir Hussain not only planned and instigated the mob, but was also pelting stones and petrol bombs at Hindus: Chargesheet

While Dilbar Negi was dismembered and burnt alive, Ankit Sharma was mutilated, murdered and dumped in a Chand Bagh drain by a Muslim mob spearheaded by AAP leader Tahir Hussain

Explained: Why is China now eyeing the Russian city of Vladivostok?

The territory of Vladivostok was a part of the Qing Dynasty of China and was handed over to the Russians via the Treaty of Peking in 1860.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s daughter Amrit Singh works for George Soros’ Open Society Justice Initiative

Amrit Singh, the daughter of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is associated with one of George Soros's initiatives.

TikTok banned – The process of banning apps and why is it not the end of the road for users making money on the...

How ban on apps is imposed on the internet and why ban on TikTok is not the end of the career of people who made money making videos

Bollywood, Sports & more

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.

Shahid Afridi makes another controversial statement, says Indian cricket team used to ask forgiveness from Pakistan team after getting badly defeated

Shahid Afridi has claimed that Indian Cricket Team used to ask for forgiveness during India-Pakistan matches

UVA Premier League T20 in Sri Lanka turns out to be fake tournament held in a Punjab village suspected to be organised by bookies....

UVA Premier League T20 in Sri Lanka is a fake tournament promoted by Indian sports websites and Sri Lanka has denied any association with it

CMO’s link with gold smuggling racket? Kerala CM’s Vijayan’s principal secretary removed after his name comes up in the scandal

The opposition has been accusing that Sivasankar had used his influence to help Swapna Suresh, the main accused, escape and facilitated the clearance of the 'diplomatic package' containing the smuggled gold.

“Rahul Gandhi is not a doctor”: AgVa co-founder rejects allegations of Made in India ventilators being substandard, says international vendors trying to sabotage product

Professor Diwakar Vaish said that international actors are trying to sabotage the product manufactured under the Make in India initiative.

Faisal Farooq, who turned his school into a launch-pad to attack Hindus during Delhi riots, now under ED scanner

The ED has been informed that Faisal Farooq owns three schools and has numerous properties in Northeast Delhi.

Andaman Police to summon American nationals over Missionary John Allen Chau’s death, say he was brainwashed to go to Sentinel Islands

The DGP of Andaman Police has stated that they are seeking to examine two of Chau's associates under MLAT and are preparing the documents to be routed through the MEA.

West Bengal’s ‘chain man’ sentenced to death for rape and murder: Here is all you need to know about the serial killer

Serial killer Kamruzzaman Sarkar earned the tag of 'chain man' by entering houses posing as an official from electricity department

The dark, disturbing world of mean and hateful ‘sly’ Bollywood insider gossip featuring Rajeev Masand, PinkVilla and others

Following Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide, prominent film journalists and critics were accused of writing vile 'blinds' aka unverified, vile gossip.

Vinod Dua cites OpIndia case to plead for quashing of FIRs, Court says cases different, IO instructed to submit investigation details in a week

In the last hearing, the SC had granted Vinod Dua interim protection from arrest till July 6.

Delhi Riots: Funds received from the UK, Oman and UAE in January, Police continues to probe foreign funding link

Sleuths of Delhi Police have made a major revelation about the alleged foreign funding into the violent anti-Hindu riots that rocked the national capital in the last week of February

Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie ‘Dil Bechara’ set to release online, trailer breaks Avengers’ record on YouTube

Sushant's 'Dil Bechara' is releasing on 24th July on Disney+Hotstar, the trailer has broken records with 5.1 million likes on YouTube.

Pakistan: After destroying under construction walls, radical Islamists recite Azan at proposed Hindu temple site

The plot was allocated by the Islamabad city development authority to the local Hindu community to build a temple, the first Hindu temple in the Pakistani capital city.

PoK: Protests held against Pakistani govt and China over illegal dam construction on Neelum and Jhelum rivers

Protests held in Pakistan occupied Kashmir against illegal dam constructions over Neelum and Jhelum rivers.

Gold smuggling scandal rocks Kerala, CMO’s links with main accused Swapna Suresh under scrutiny

30 kg of smuggled gold inside baggage marked for UAE Consulate seized in Kerala. CMO's involvement with main accused Swapna Suresh alleged.