Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Paris beheading case: Video that encouraged radical Islamist to kill a teacher for displaying cartoon of Prophet Mohammed in his class surfaces

Brahim Chnina, father of a girl who was a student in Samuel Paty's class, had launched a campaign against him that led to his beheading in Paris

India returns captured Chinese soldier to PLA, disengagement talks to continue: Reports

The Indian Army had earlier informed that they had received correspondence from the Chinese side about the ‘whereabouts of its missing soldier’.

Maharashtra government to pay Rs 10 lakhs per hearing to Kapil Sibal in the case against Arnab Goswami

Kapil Sibal and Rahul Chitnis will be paid Rs 10 lakh Rs 1.50 lakh per hearing by Maharashtra govt in case filed by Arnab Goswami

CBI takes over probe, FIR lodged in TRP fraud case based on complaint filed in Uttar Pradesh: Read details

The CBI has filed a case to probe the allegations of TRP manipulation against unknown persons after the UP government recommended probe by the central agency.

Bilaspur: Mohammad Sharif tried to rape a woman under the pretext of exorcism, arrested

Mohammad Sharif, an absconding fake 'healer' who had allegedly tried to rape a woman under the garb of exorcism, arrested after a month.

Jharkhand: Muslim youth’s throat slit, killed by members of his own community for trying to prevent cow slaughter, three arrested

According to the FIR filed by the deceased mother at Sadar Police station in Garhwa, three Muslim youths killed her son for preventing cow slaughtering activities.

In Focus

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik insists that though the BARC letter clears Republic TV's name, the police investigation 'will find evidence' against Arnab.

Editor's Picks

Remember Sheena Bora case? Param Bir Singh was the IG of Konkan range, the site where her body was dumped

Param Bir Singh knew that Sheena Bora was missing. He had asked Rahul Mukerjea to file a 'missing persons' report. Sheena, however, was never reported as 'missing'.

Pakistan in ‘civil war’ mode after Sindh Police and Army clash after police chief was kidnapped. Read details

A civil war is brewing in Pakistan after deadly clashes broke out between Sindh police and Pakistani army over the illegal detention of Sindh police chief.

Rabid communist Kavita Krishnan says no women have acknowledged ‘Love Jihad’, here are 10 women on record

Kavita Krishnan was irked by NCW's tweet which informed about discussion between Commission chief Ms Rekha Sharma and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on several issues, including love jihad

Game over for India Today? CBI registers FIR in TRP Scam after UP Govt recommends probe based on private complaint

CBI has registered an FIR to investigate the TRP scam after a private complaint was registered in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

‘Lockdown over but Coronavirus still here’: As PM Modi rings warning bell ahead of festive season, here are key takeaways from his address

In his 12-minute address, PM Modi urged people to maintain caution and wear masks while stepping out of their homes

The social hierarchy of Muslim society: Is the caste system a problem unique to Hindus?

Often ignored by the media, there is wide scale discrimination present in Muslim society between two factions- Ashraf and Ajlaf.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
7,651,107
Total cases
Updated on 21 October, 2020 12:55 PM
India
6,795,103
Recovered
Updated on 21 October, 2020 12:55 PM
India
115,950
Deaths
Updated on 21 October, 2020 12:55 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

41,054,072
Updated on 21 October, 2020 12:55 PM

Opinions

The indomitable Lokmanya Tilak: His political activism, activities in Mumbai, camaraderie with Swami Vivekananda and legacy

The prefix "Lokmanya" comes from the fact that Lokmanya Tilak was modern India's first mass leader looked up to by the masses.

Jinnah’s ideology: Prof Brij Narain, a strong supporter of Pakistan’s creation, was hacked to death by an Islamist mob in Lahore in 1947

Prof Brij Narain, an enthusiastic exponent of Pakistan, was hacked to death in broad daylight by a Muslim mob even as he kept pleading them to stop ransacking his house in Lahore in the wake of partition .

If Congress comes back to power, it will be impossible to utter a word against them

This time, they will have a third and most potent weapon: technology and dominance in the digital space.

TimesNow joined the Left in condemning Republic TV to hell, now, the Left is gunning for them too

The 'TRP scam' started off when Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh named Republic TV and hid the fact that the FIR which was filed, based on the Hansa Research Report, named India Today

BARC says exactly what India Today said when the truth was revealed: ‘But it was confidential’

BARC has strongly condemned Republic TV in a statement for revealing what it calls confidential communication.

This is why ‘liberal’ condemnation that we see around Paris beheading was missing when Kamlesh Tiwari was murdered

A high school teacher in Paris was beheaded by an Islamic fanatic for showing cartoons of prophet Mohammed to his students.

Politics

Arnab Goswami confronts Kamal Nath, demands apology for calling BJP’s Imarti Devi as ‘item’

Arnab Goswami called Kamal Nath during live debate, demanded explanation for the use of word 'item' for a woman politician.

Former adviser to Manmohan Singh, Pankaj Pachauri brazens it out after being caught spreading fake news about Indian trade with China

Pankaj Pachauri claimed Indian imports from China had increased by 27% during tension between the two countries at the LAC.

Barabanki: How media and Rahul Gandhi attempted to create another Hathras using the rape of a Dalit girl but the identity of perpetrator foiled...

Politicians and the media attempted to create another Hathras over the Barabanki Rape by inserting a caste angle.

Pro-congress journalists and trolls target Amitabh Bachchan’s son-in-law Nikhil Nanda when another Nikhil Nanda criticised Rahul Gandhi

Nikhil Nanda, the MD of JHS Svendgaard Laboratories Limited, had exposed Rahul Gandhi for criticising India's handling of COVID-19 crisis

Union govt says Business Standard report claiming retrenched workers will have to return reskilling fund if not reskilled is fake, rules not yet framed

Business Standard spreads fake news on Reskilling fund for retrenched workers as per Industrial Relations Code 2020

Media

The benign gibberish on AajTak: How a clueless anchor and a clueless journalist discussed how clueless they are

Since no news channel seem to have any prior information about the PM's message, Aaj Tak probably decided to share random sentences repeatedly.

After Mumbai Police harasses Arnab Goswami, ex-cop Iqbal Shaikh approaches court to stop Republic TV from reporting on TRP scam: Read details

Iqbal Shaikh accused Arnab Goswami and Republic TV of engaging in a smear campaign against Mumbai Police.

Srinagar: Govt-allotted office building of Kashmir Times sealed by authorities 5 years after allottee’s death, current Exec Editor calls it ‘vendetta’

Estates Department informed that they just took possession of the property after serving notices to Kashmir Times to vacate the premises.

Times of India spreads fake news about PV Sindhu quitting national camp due to fall-out with family and coach: Here is the truth

Badminton world champion PV Sindhu has left the national camp meant for Olympic hopefuls and travelled to London to work on her recovery and nutrition.

Specials

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

Exclusive: Read the full story behind why Prasar Bharati decided to terminate its association with PTI and save Rs 10 crores annually

The Prasar Bharti has finally terminated its contract with the Press Trust of India (PTI).

Hindu woman married to Muslim man without converting does not have equal rights as others in the family according to Islamic law: Read details

According to Islamic law, marriage of Muslim boy with idol worshipper or a fire worshipper girl is considered irregular marriage

11 incidents of brutal attacks on Hindu sadhus in 2020 in the country that failed to trigger any outrage

In 2020, there have been several attacks on sadhus, but only a few, like the infamous Palghar lynching, managed to trigger any outrage

TRP Scam: Hansa Research Group complaint, on the basis of which FIR was filed, mentions only India Today, Republic TV not mentioned

The complaint by Hansa research finds no mention of Republic TV network but mentions India Today on at least 2 occasions.

Bollywood, Sports & more

Dance moves by Dr Arup in Silchar, Assam wins Internet, inspires Hrithik Roshan

The Assam doctor's dance video has gone viral on social media, gaining thousands of likes and comments.

Live streaming of ‘Ayodhya ki Ram Leela’ on DD National’s YouTube channel gains over a million digital views

The live telecast of the event was launched by Neelkanth Tiwari, Tourism, Culture, Religious Affairs Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and Pravesh Sahib Singh Verma, MP Uttar Pradesh.

In 2012 ‘out of town’ Salman Khan partied with Parambir Singh in Mumbai on day Bandra cops could not serve him Court summons for...

As reported by Mid-Day in 2012, Salman Khan and Parambir Singh were both found attending a Christmas party hosted by Sunny Dewan and his wife Anu Dewan in Mumbai. This when the Bandra cops claimed Khan was not in town.

Odisha lawyer Mehendi Reza gives rape threats to Kangana Ranaut on Navratri post, claims Facebook ID was ‘hacked’

Actress Kangana Ranaut receives rape threat on her post wishing people for Navratri.

‘Comedian’ Agrima Joshua, who calls herself ‘feminist’, passes offensive sexual comments against woman due to political differences

Agrima Joshua had earlier found herself in a controversy after insulting the Shivaji Maharaj memorial during a performance.

Paris beheading case: Victim Samuel Paty to be conferred France’s highest order, mosque to be shut down

Days after the history teacher beheading by a radical Islamist in Paris, the French govt has decided to confer the highest order of merit Legion d'Honneur posthumously.

UK: 37-year-old paedophile named Rehan Baig jailed for raping chickens to death while his wife filmed it

Rhan Baig's wife had also joined him in the videos and at one point he alternated between having sex with his wife and the chickens.

#Tweet4Bharat: Here is a list of the winners in the English category and their winning tweet threads!

The participation exceeded expectations greatly and finally, after much deliberation, we are now in a position to declare the winners.

Madrasas are breeding grounds for terrorists: MP cabinet minister Usha Thakur

BJP MLA from Indore, Usha Thakur said that government funding to all madrasas should come to an end

ISIS terror magazine calls to avenge Babri demolition, instigates Muslims to wage ‘Jihad’ against India

The digital publication named 'Voice of Hind' instigates Muslims to wage war against India to 'avenge' Babri.

Captain Amarinder Singh tables resolution in Punjab Assembly to oppose Centre’s farm laws: Read details

Captain Amarinder Singh added that the farm laws, passed by the Parliament were against the Indian Constitution, as agriculture falls under State subject (Entry 14 List-II)

UP Police team returns empty-handed again after Punjab govt puts mafia don Mukhtar Ansari on ‘bed-rest’ for 3 months

Punjab govt cites medical problems for jailed don Mukhtar Ansari, avoids handing him over to UP police

From DDLJ to IPL: Netizens come up with hilarious ideas about what PM Modi might say today at 6 PM in his address to...

PM Modi today announced on Twitter that he is going to address the nation at 6 pm today, sparking amusing responses from social media users.

FT publishes damning investigation implicating China, WHO and their role in the spread of Coronavirus: Here are 7 takeaways

The Financial Times carried out an investigation about China's initial mismanagement and complacency that led to a global coronavirus pandemic

Karnataka Magistrate receives bomb threats demanding release of accused in Sandalwood drug case and Bengaluru riots: Read details

While the Congress party has claimed that it has no connection with the deadly riots in Bengaluru, an exclusive Times Now report has unearthed the links of the party with the riots.

Accused in Ratan Lal murder was in touch with lawyer right after committing the crime: Read how ‘targeted for being Muslim’ trope is crumbling

That narrative was yet against shattered in court when the bail plea of an accused in the constable Ratan Lal murder was denied by the judge after his lawyers had claimed that he was targeted for being a Muslim.