Saturday, September 19, 2020

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Bloomberg Quint calls an economist an ‘infectious disease expert’ to peddle the theory that a high recovery rate is a ‘useless statistic’

The Quint earlier transformed an engineer to a doctor to prove that India is in the middle of community transmission stage

Minister Anurag Thakur apologises after ruckus breaks out in Parliament over his comments on the Nehru-Gandhi family

Anurag Thakur had slammed the Congress party over the PM Relief Fund during a discussion on PM CARES Fund

“You are supposed to be unprejudiced,” investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala schools BJP-hater NDTV journalist Sreenivasan Jain

Without nothing left to say, Sreenivasan Jain laughed aloud and claimed, "I would love to think that I am unprejudiced."

‘Women rioters attacked police with swords and knives hidden under their burqa’: Author Monica Arora shares anecdotes from her upcoming book on Delhi Riots

The book narrates how Muslim women protesters had attacked DCP Amit Sharma and constable Ratan Lal after inviting them for talks

Uttar Pradesh police nab three persons in the Aligarh jewellery robbery case seen in viral video

In a viral video, three accused identified as Saurabh, Mohit and Rohit were seen robbing a jewellery shop in Aligarh at gunpoint

Maha Vikas Aghadi govt ‘struggles’ to pay salaries but ready to spend Rs 5.5 crores to appoint Pvt ad firms for Chief Minister’s publicity

The Maharashtra government has been struggling to play salaries and pension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In Focus

Former IPS Officer Julio Ribeiro has recently written to the Delhi Police complaining of their 'flawed investigation' into Delhi Riots.

Editor's Picks

Here is criticism of ‘a particular community’ as approved by the Honourable Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has not taken kindly to a show by Sudarshan News, criticising a 'particular community'

Why you should support farm ordinances introduced by the Modi govt: The mother of all reforms

In mid-June, the Modi govt brought three ordinances related to farming, which can forever change the agricultural landscape of India. Folks, this is the mother of all reforms.

Of Macaulay and Nehru: A dilapidated education system and the need for the phoenix to rise from the ashes

A major consequence of the dilapidated education system, thanks to Nehru and Macaulay, is that an average Indian graduate is a test taker and a job seeker

Sudarshan TV Vs Supreme Court: Justice Chandrachud objects to representation of Muslims with skull cap, beard, green colour with flames in the background

Sudarshan TV had filed a plea challenging the court's stay on the telecast of the remaining episodes of their show 'Bindas Bol' about the alleged 'UPSC Jihad'

The Goan Inquisition by the Portuguese: A forgotten holocaust of Hindus and Jews

The Portuguese inquisition of Goa is an often forgotten and unspoken event by the ‘secular’ circles of Indian historians, despite various historical records exposing the gross exodus of not just Hindus, but also Jews that had escaped Medieval Europe to take refuge in India.

After recent spate of ‘Love Jihad’ cases, Yogi Adityanath govt may bring ordinance to check forced religious conversion: Report

After a large number of religious conversions linked to 'love jihad' in the state, UP govt may promulgate an ordinance against forced religious conversions.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
5,305,475
Total cases
Updated on 19 September, 2020 8:39 AM
India
4,205,201
Recovered
Updated on 19 September, 2020 8:39 AM
India
85,625
Deaths
Updated on 19 September, 2020 8:39 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

30,693,474
Updated on 19 September, 2020 8:39 AM

Opinions

The court must not call out Sudarshan News for speaking for the rights of Dalits and calling out a Dalit leader who just would...

Justice Joseph castigated Sudarshan News on Friday over the manner in which Congress leader Udit Raj was treated.

How YS Jaganmohan Reddy held the Judiciary to ransom after a PIL was filed to ‘clean politics up’

Even before the debate on Justice Gogoi’s tenure settles, a fresh attempt to breach independence is seeming to blow from down south.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: The leader who followed his Raj Dharma

Taking a cue from ancient Indian traditions, PM Narendra Modi highlighted that every Indian should have access to good governance and positive results of development.

India should take a firm stand against China and recognize Tibet as an occupied territory

There can never be a constructive border solution between India and China without talking on the issue of Tibet.

Silence of the Bachchans: When Samajwadi Party’s Jaya Bachchan kept quiet as her party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav justified rapes

One wonders where was the spine and voice when Jaya Bachchan's colleague's were justifying rapes and passing sexist remarks

A Hindu conservative argument against same sex marriages: Religious sanction, dictatorship of the minority, and where does it end?

A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court recently demanding the recognition of same sex marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act.

Politics

Rahul Gandhi opposes Agriculture reform by Modi govt, even though Congress had promised the same in election manifesto: Details

Rahul Gandhi claimed that the three bills, which aim to reform agricultural marketing, is nothing but a new form of 'Zamindari' and some friends of PM Modi will be the 'Zamindars' of New India

Congress leaders spread fake news, twist Defence Minister’s statement to insinuate that China occupied 38,000 sq. km of land in the recent LAC stand-off

Congress leaders twist Rajnath Singh's statement on Aksai Chin to claim China occupied 38000 sq km Indian land recently

India takes loans from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, leftist media and Rahul Gandhi spin it to claim India borrowed from China amidst LAC standoff

As a 2nd largest share-holder, India has right to take loans from AIIB, and it being Beijing based does not make it a Chinese bank

Fact Check: Is India going under lockdown once again from September 25?

PIB has debunked rumours on social media about the reimposition of lockdown from September 25 in the wake of Coronavirus surge.

Pakistanis use a 2-year-old image to claim IAF chopper has crashed in Ladakh

The image is that of an Mi-17 Indian chopper, which had caught fire in Uttarakhand's Kedarnath in April 2018

Media

Sunlight is the best disinfectant: Sudarshan News files a plea seeking live streaming of court proceedings

Sudarshan News has filed a plea in the apex court asking for a live telecast of proceedings in the case through audio-visual broadcasting

Attorney General KK Venugopal denies consent for initiating contempt of court proceeding against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai

A petition was filed in SC seeking contempt proceedings against Rajdeep Sardesai, and Attorney General's consent was sought

Supreme Court stays the telecast of Sudarshan TV’s ‘UPSC Jihad’ show, next hearing on September 17

Sudarshan TV, in its defence, had submitted that it is an investigative story and is important to national security as there is a lot of foreign funding involved.

The Wire journalist loses her mind, claims Golden Retriever dog is ‘upper caste’

In ugly display of Brahmin hatred, the journalist went on to declare the Golden Retriever breed of dogs an upper caste.

Specials

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

No more APMC monopoly, more choice, freedom for farmers to seek better prices for crops: All you need to know about the new bills...

The objective of the three proposed laws is to make way for creating the Modi government's ambitious vision of 'One India, One Agriculture Market'.

Kaagaz Scanner: The India-made document scanner app that was praised by PM Modi in his Mann Ki Baat

Kaagaz Scanner – A mobile app to scan documents, lauded by PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

How Zakat Foundation romanticises Muhammad Iqbal and why it is extremely problematic

The Zakat Foundation has found itself in a raging controversy recently after allegations have been made that Muslims receive undue advantages in their efforts to gain recruitment into the civil services

Umar Khalid was not arrested only for his provocative speech: What we know so far about role of Umar Khalid in Delhi anti-Hindu riots

From the association between Umar Khalid and Tahir Hussain, one can even argue that Umar Khalid had a significant role to play in the murder of Ankit Sharma.

Digital activist supporting Udit Raj as Congress President denies being paid by BJP IT cell

In an exclusive conversation with OpIndia's Nirwa Mehta, @Being_humor spills the beans on his Uditians and all things Dr Udit Raj

Bollywood, Sports & more

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly shares pictures of his visit to the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, blurs picture of Pakistani cricketers in background

Sharjah is the 1st of the 3 venues that Sourav Ganguly has visited and he is likely to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well

Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open 2020 after ‘accidentally’ hitting an official with a ball

World number one Tennis player Novak Djokovic was disqualified in the US Open fourth round on Sunday after he struck a line judge with a ball in the first set of his match against Pablo Carreno Busta from Spain.

‘My uncle was slaughtered, we deserve to know who did this heinous act’: Suresh Raina appeals to Capt Amarinder Singh after attack leaves his...

Speaking on the murder of his father-in-law, Harpreet Singh Saggu conceded that it was a 'clear case of murder' and that the robbery was a staged event to deflect the attention from the murder angle.

Remembering Major Dhyan Chand: The Indian hockey wizard who stood up to Adolf Hitler

Hitler had offered Major Dhyan Chand to join the German army after the 1936 Olympics, but the hockey legend had declined the offer

‘An injunction order from us is like a nuclear missile’: Justice Chandrachud acknowledges the far-reaching ramifications of the stay order on Sudarshan News’ ‘UPSC...

Sudarshan News had filed a plea challenging the Supreme Court's stay order on the broadcast of its 'UPSC Jihad' show

They believe religious teachings are superior to state laws: What China’s whitepaper says about Uyghur Muslims and their ‘re-education’

The whitepaper insinuated that Uyghur Muslims were 'terrorists' who believed in the 'afterlife' and rejected modern science owing to religious dogmatism.

Paytm and Paytm First Fantasy Game apps removed from Google Play Store for alleged violation of gambling policy

Google Play store prohibits online casinos and unregulated gambling activities which the Paytm promoted through its Paytm First Games.

Pakistan: Hindu man found hanging with hand and legs tied from behind, Karachi police call it a suicide

The Karachi police have reportedly called it a suicide and allowed the body to be buried without even a post mortem.

‘Vinod Dua said that quarantine centres were detention centres, justified stone-pelting on doctors by certain community’: Mahesh Jethmalani in SC

Vinod Dua, in his YouTube videos on pandemic, had allegedly urged people to come out on streets like the American people.

‘Liberals’ target Amul over 1995 poster on actress Urmila Matondkar released after ‘Rangeela’ movie

The ad, created 25 years ago, was dedicated to actress Urmila Matondkar for her performance in the movie 'Rangeela'.

Disha Salian case: Her fiance Rohan Rai had to be called on intercom after she fell from 14th floor, took 25 mins to show-up:...

The probe into Disha Salian's death case is also gaining momentum, with the role of her boyfriend Rohan Rai in question

Congress government in Rajasthan fudges Coronavirus data, state health bulletin reports fewer cases and deaths

A Twitter user shares how the coronavirus crisis is deepening in Rajasthan, with the govt doing little to improve it

Indian national Shaik Sadiq critical after being assaulted by a Pakistani in Saudi Arabia, mother requests govt to for help

Khatija Begum has requested the Indian Embassy in Riyadh and Indian Consulate in Jeddah to visit her son and provide help.

‘Those who had kept farmers tied to restrictions for decades now lying about agricultural reforms’, PM Modi on opposition to farm reform bills

PM said that system of MSP and govt procurement of foodgrains will continue, and opposition is lying on farm reform bills

Netizens question Netflix over fake anti-Brahmin quotes visible in the trailer of ‘Serious Men’ featuring Nawzuddin Siddiqui

The movie in question, 'Serious Men', features Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead and has been directed by popular filmmaker Sudhir Mishra.

Narcotics Control Bureau starts investigation into party hosted by Karan Johar: Report

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is investigating a video from a party hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar that went viral on social media.