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Family of deceased Coronavirus positive doctor says that reports of him having to wait 10 hours in Mumbai hospital to get a bed is...

Deceased Mumbai doctor Chittaranjan Bhave's daughter says he didn't had to wait 10 hours to get COVID-19 treatment as per reports

Internet security firm Malwarebytes Labs report says coronavirus campaigns causing a surge in malware attacks

Tech security report says cyber criminals are using work from home and coronavirus campaigns to launch malware attacks

Civil liberties group sues US President Donald Trump for his executive order to regulate social media, alleges the order curbs free speech

NGO Centre for Democracy and Technology files federal lawsuit against Donald Trump's order to regulate social media

Maharashtra governor overrules CM Uddhav Thackeray’s decision to cancel final year university exams, calls it ‘violations of University Act’

Maharashtra CM in an address to the State on Sunday evening announced that the state had no choice but to promote final-year students based without exams

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, nurses of AIIMS Delhi continue to protest for better facilities

The Union of nurses in AIIMS Delhi is demanding better facilities for nursing staff especially female staffers

Indian Railways refunds Rs 1,885 crore to passengers against cancellation of trains due to coronavirus lockdown

On May 21, Indian Railways had announced to restart services of 200 passenger trains that it will operate from June 1.

Editor's Picks

The Wire report claims Tripura govt paid less amount to students for mid-day meal scheme, data shows govt paid 50% more

Tripura govt debunks The Wire report saying less amount was paid to students under mid-day meal scheme during lockdown

Delhi anti-Hindu riots: Tablighi Jamaat, PFI, Jamia links emerge as Delhi Police files charge sheet

The Tablighi Jamaat links have emerged in the charge-sheet filed by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police pertaining to violence in Shiv Vihar area during the Anti-Hindu riots in Delhi.

Amul pumped in Rs 8,000 crore back into rural economy during lockdown, increased milk collection by 15% with seamless supply chain

Dairy cooperative AMUL stood tall as the coronavirus crisis hit the country and against all odds managed to ensure that milk distribution is not impaired and supply chain management is seamless.

LGBT Community condemns pride march at Lal Chowk, abandons Pride Kashmir even as radical Muslims give them death threats

LGBT Community is now saying that holding pride marches during pride month is worthy of condemnation.

‘Muslim Lives Matter’ at a time of BLM: Biggest lesson from this development is that Indian liberals and Western progressives are devotees of the...

Indian liberals decided that it was a good opportunity to equate Indian Muslims with the Black population in the USA and trend 'Muslim Lives Matter'.

IB officer Ankit Sharma was specifically targeted by a mob led by Tahir Hussain, deep-rooted conspiracy behind the murder: Charge-sheet by Delhi Police

According to charge-sheet by Delhi POlice, Ankit Sharma was specifically targeted by a mob led by suspended AAP leader Tahir Hussain

Data automatically updated from this public source

6,523,137
Updated on 4 June, 2020 1:16 AM
6,523,137
Worldwide cases
Updated on 4 June, 2020 1:16 AM
385,015
Worldwide deaths
Updated on 4 June, 2020 1:16 AM
India
216,769
Total cases
Updated on 4 June, 2020 1:16 AM
India
104,071
Recovered
Updated on 4 June, 2020 1:16 AM
India
6,088
Deaths
Updated on 4 June, 2020 1:16 AM

Coronavirus
Latest info and reports

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Sweden’s Coronavirus response hailed by Indian liberals was flawed, admits country’s response in-charge

Sweden remains the only Scandivanian country with an outsize number of cornavirus infection and fatalities, much higher than those witnessed in Finland, Denmark and Norway

Community transmission of Coronavirus in Mumbai began before the lockdown was imposed: TISS Researcher

Researchers from Tata Institute of Social Sciences have said that Coronavirus community transmission in Mumbai started before lockdown

Delhi HC slams Delhi government for long delays in the cremation of bodies of Coronavirus victims in the city

The Delhi government has been receiving flak for fudging data of the number of coronavirus deaths and it unpreparedness in handling the pandemic

13 staffers at Delhi Lieutenant Governor secretariat test positive for Coronavirus, contacts being traced

Delhi Lieutenant Governor secretariat sanitised after 13 employees working there test positive for coronavirus

Bihar government distributes free condoms to migrant workers returning home after quarantine

The Bihar government has announced that from June 2 (Tuesday), migrant workers returning to Bihar will not be registered for institutional quarantine as travel restrictions have been lifted across the country.

South Korea reports spike in Coronavirus cases after a cluster of cases linked to church emerge in Seoul

The origin of 23 cases out of 35 cases in South Korea was linked to 11 churches in Incheon and two churches in Gyeonggi province.

Opinions

Comparing African Americans to Muslims in India is like reading history upside down

In other words, Indian ‘secularism’ has been a yoke on nearly everyone’s shoulders. On the shoulders of Hindus, backward castes, women, LGBTQ, the poor. Indian ‘secularism’ has only ever helped Islamist patriarchy.

The fake equivalence communists are trying to manufacture between Blacks of America and Muslims of India

The killing og Geoge Floyd in the USA by the cops and the subsequent riots have got the Communists in India to draw a false equivalence between blacks in USA and Muslims in India

Halal certified products: Where the packaging industry go wrong and the way forward

Halal, as a word, owes its origin to the means to slaughter an animal. Different tribes or religions must be having their own ways to slaughter for the reasons best known to them and many of them are even continuing now

India must take a firm stand while holding dialogue over LAC: History of conflict, China’s devious motives and the fear behind the curtain

Under the prevailing geo political situation today, India, must adopt a firm stand drawing a red line at all levels while progressing with any dialogue over LAC with China

How six years of Modi Sarkar shifted the Overton Window of the country towards Hindutva dominance

The first year of Modi Sarkar has been the most historic of any government in the history of independent India.

The Dark Side of ‘Stop Funding Hate’: Its antisemitic history, association with Jeremy Corbyn, Christian institutions and its hateful supporters

Stop Funding Hate is an organisation registered in the United Kingdom seeking to dictate the coverage of Indian media.

Politics

Modi 2.0 government asserts its commitment to uproot corruption from India, warns the ‘high and mighty’

P Chidambaram, the former union minister, considered 'untouchable' for a long time, was arrested by the CBI last year and had spent over 106 days in custody before managing to get released under strict bail conditions.

CNN News 18 withdraws fake news misquoting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Ladakh standoff

Ajai Shukla, a known conspiracy theorist of the Congress era, brazened out to peddle the same misinformation to claim that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh publicly admitted that Chinese soldiers had crossed into India's side of the LAC in large numbers.

Meerut: Shakib posed as Hindu to trap Punjab girl who eloped with him with jewellery worth Rs 25 lakh, beheads her after revealing his...

Meerut police solves one-year old mysterious murder case, finds Muslim Shakib had eloped with Hindu girl pretending to be Hindu and then killed her

Fact-check: Did Antifa rioters break into a zoo and let loose giraffe, tiger and hippopotamus on the streets in America

On Monday, images of hippopotamus and giraffe roaming on the streets went viral on social media with various claims that these animals were spotted in various parts of America after the violence over African American man George Floyd's killing.

Rajdeep Sardesai tries to mock Sonam Wangchuk by peddling fake news that Statue of Unity is Made in China, deletes it: Read details

The Statue of Unity is actually constructed by Larsen & Toubro in India and not in China as claimed by Rajdeep Sardesai

Media

Hindustani Bhau says influential people calling him to ‘sit and talk’ after he filed complaint against Ekta Kapoor on inappropriate sex scene in web...

Vikas Pathak aka Hindustani Bhau shared a video on Instagram on Tuesday alleging that he is getting calls from several "big people" who are requesting him to talk and solve the issue.

Scientist Anand Ranganathan exposes hate, selectivity, lies, and propaganda of ‘kitty party journalist’ Saba Naqvi. Watch video

Saba Naqvi, a troll masquerading as a 'journalist' had an embarrassing moment on TV on Tuesday as her propaganda and lies got exposed on national television.

“Indians are unaware of their rights,” Vinod Dua takes inspiration from US riots and urges people in India to follow suit

Vinod Dua says people in India failed to display their anger like the violent rioters in US did in the name of protests

After receiving flak for its Hinduphobic content, Zee5 Tamil suspends release of controversial web series ‘Godman’

In a statement released by Zee5, it said that they have decided to suspend the release of this show at this moment and claimed that the producers, show, ZEE5 had "no intent whatsoever of offending or hurting any community, religious or personal beliefs or sentiments".

Specials

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

As in US, so in India: Antifa in India glorifies Naxalism, advocates violence against Sanghis and engages in genocidal rhetoric

India cannot afford to take the threat of Antifa India lightly. India has been waging a war against Red Terror for decades.

Ultimately, we are all in this together: Psephologist Pradeep Bhandari talks about his month long ground reporting on coronavirus and migrant crisis

Psephologist Pradeep Bhandari traveled for over a month to understand and get to the bottom of the ground realities of the migrant crisis. In conversation with OpIndia, Bhandari talks about how the governments fared and what more they could do to mitigate the crisis.

The Kaluchak Massacre: Does India remember this brutality, 18 years on

In the early hours of 14 May 2002, three Pakistani terrorists managed to sneak into Indian territory from Samba region - And thus began the Kalachak Massacre

The full story behind the murder of a minor Hindu boy in Gopalganj

Rajesh Jaiswal's gravest allegation was that in order to suppress the incident, the police has altered the autopsy report of Rohit Jaiswal

Welcome to the Aarogya Setu App: A quick look at the app that is helping India fight Coronavirus and how it works

The Government of India has launched the Aarogya Setu App to assist the fight against the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Bollywood, Sports & more

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh attacked over casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal, netizens demand apology

A couple of month old video clip has emerged on social media where cricketer Yuvraj Singh was seen using a derogatory term for fellow cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal.

Cricket Australia releases dates for India’s tour of Australia in December-January

Amidst the pandemic of COVID-19, Cricket Australia has released the dates and venues for Australia-India Test series which will take place in December this year.

Shahid Afridi anti-Modi comment: ‘Never Again,’ says Yuvraj Singh after Harbhajan Singh expressed regret for making donation appeal for the Pakistani’s NGO

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has expressed his regret for making a donation appeal for Shahid Afrid's NGO.

Shahid Afridi’s anti-Modi comment: Cricketer Harbhajan Singh regrets donation appeal for Afridi’s foundation, says will pick up gun to protect India

Harbhajan Singh further said that he appealed for the NGO on humanitarian grounds. But Afridi's anti-India message is not appropriate at all.

India lodges strong protest over desecration of Buddhist carvings in PoK’s Gilgit-Baltistan, asks Pakistan to vacate illegally occupied territories

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over the destruction of Indian-Buddhist heritage in the Gilgit-Baltistan region

Supreme court refuses to entertain a plea seeking India to be officially renamed only as ‘Bharat’

Dismissing plea to rename the country as only Bharat, CJI said that it is not the job of the court to consider such issues

Kerala: After firecracker explosion in mouth kills a pregnant elephant, reports emerge where another elephant had died due to mouth injury in April

In April this year, a female elephant in Kollam, Kerala, had also died in similar fashion. Authorities suspect she also bit on food filled with crackers.

ISIS supporters rejoice at violent riots in America, claiming them to be ‘divine payback for the treatment of Muslims’

Pro-ISIS supporters are expressing their joy over the violent riots across several American cities on the Telegram app, says a report.

RSS worker in Madhya Pradesh was lynched by a Muslim mob for opposing derogatory remarks on Sita Mata: Reports

RSS worker Rajesh Phoolmali was critically injured by the Muslim mob in the clashes that erupted on May 18. On May 31, he had succumbed to his injuries in Safdarjung hospital in Delhi.

Telangana: Farmer ploughing field finds pots with gold and silver ornaments

As per the New Indian Express report, a total of 25 pieces of ornaments were found in those pots.

Kerala: Police identify WhatsApp group circulating child pornography, 3 persons including admin arrested

Cyberdome, a wing of the Kerala police have joined hands with Interpol to curb the menace of cybercrime involving child pornography

Delhi: Security increased and police deployed at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar as anti-CAA lobby plan protests against CAA, UAPA

The police officials said that there were already few women had assembled the spot, however, after a painstaking effort by the police present at the spot, the women were sent back from the protest site.

Here’s how liberals in USA were celebrating, justifying and inciting riots after George Floyd’s death

The murder of George Floyd in the USA has led to a wave of riots in the United States.

“Chacha hai, aisa kabhi nahin kar sakte,” Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s niece alleges torture, sexual assault by his brother, says the actor did not support her

She further alleged that when she told Nawazuddin about the childhood trauma she went through, even he did not believe her.

George Floyd case: Solidarity posts by social media users backfire as crucial information gets lost under the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag

Social Media users on Instagram shared black images with #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM to express their solidarity with Black victims of racial discrimination

Masood Azhar’s nephew Ismail Alvi alias Fauji Bhai, IED expert behind the 2019 Pulwama attack, killed by security forces in J&K

Ismail Alvi is an IED expert who helped in assembling the Pulwama attack bomb and the bomb recovered last week