Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Latest news

Kerala gold smuggling case: All you need to know about the murky affair and the developments so far

The gold smuggling gang had reportedly smuggled about 150 kgs of gold into the country since September 2019.

Uttar Pradesh: 20-year-old woman studying in USA dies in a road accident in Bulandshahr, police deny media’s claims of eve-teasing

Contradictory to media reports, the statement by the victim's brother released by the police says that their bike had hit the Bullet bike travelling ahead after the Bullet rider applied brakes. He does not mention any incident of eve-teasing or harassment.

Uttar Pradesh: Three injured as a group of Muslim men attacks Hindu youths in Meerut, FIR registered

The Muslim youths attacked the Hindu youths in Mewana district in Meerut over a fight between children of both the communities

Uttar Pradesh: Noida man arrested for making threatening call regarding PM Modi ahead of Independence Day

Noida Police arrested one Harbhajan Singh for making a threatening call to harm PM Modi

Beirut blast aftermath: Amid widespread protests against corruption, Lebanon government resigns

Lebanon PM Hassan Diab resigns over Beirut blast, blames corruption. 20 cabinet ministers have already resigned.

In Focus

Prime Minister Modi said that the percentage of active cases of coronavirus cases in India has come down and the recovery rate has come up.

Editor's Picks

NCP leader Ajit Pawar’s son Parth Pawar draws flak for welcoming the Ram Mandir and demanding CBI inquiry into the alleged suicide of actor...

The Maharashtra Minority Development minister, Nawab Malik dismissed Parth Pawar’s statements, saying the deputy chief minister’s son is young and inexperienced and that there’s no difference of opinions among the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance members

Karnataka: Outrage across the state as raped minor commits suicide, family demands capital punishment for accused Basheer

The accused Basheer accosted the girl when she was going to a temple to pray for her ailing mother and molested and raped her

Rajasthan: Day after Sachin Pilot called Ashok Gehlot ‘his leader’, Congress forms committee to resolve grievances between the two

Day after Sachin Pilot hailed Ashok Gehlot as 'his leader' Congress decides to form a committee to sort out grievances.

Over 50% migrant workers and 74% rural Indians happy with PM Modi handling coronavirus situation despite hardships, survey reveals

An overwhelming majority of rural Indians were happy with how Prime Minister Modi has handled the coronavirus crisis

Bhuj magistrate denies permission for use of loudspeaker at Shiv Mandir for Shravan as they ‘increase transmission of coronavirus’

Bhuj Magistrate has denied permission to use loudspeaker for the holy month of Shravan at a Shiv Mandir on ground that loudspeakers disperse the virus and will spread coronavirus.

Not satire: Shashi Tharoor and Barkha Dutt hold a serious discussion over PM Modi’s “communal” beard

In all seriousness Shashi Tharoor and Barkha Dutt are discussing the length of PM Modi's beard and how it looks 'communal'.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
2,271,034
Total cases
Updated on 11 August, 2020 3:09 PM
India
1,583,652
Recovered
Updated on 11 August, 2020 3:09 PM
India
45,383
Deaths
Updated on 11 August, 2020 3:09 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

20,275,611
Updated on 11 August, 2020 3:09 PM

Opinions

The international links of Indian Communists: How India’s communists betrayed the nation

The Communist Party of India is one of the most controversial political parties in the country. Founded in 1925, CPI is alleged to have been directly involved in several anti-national activities since its inception.

People who think govt control of temples will rid them of inter-jati conflict assume that a pro-Hindu govt will always be in power

Viewing it through the single lenses of govt control, though, does not do justice to the various other aspects of society within which these temples are situated

Indians, how they get ‘secularism’ so horribly wrong and how the atmosphere changed after Islam and Christianity entered India

Indians are generally highly intelligent. Yet when it comes to secularism, most intellectuals, media and politicians get the concept wrong, so wrong that it looks as if Indians were purposely fed wrong information.

Times of India publishes response by Police to their article on Delhi Riots as ‘letter to editor’: How TOI is deceiving its readers

It was only a few days ago when Delhi Police had written a scathing response to an editorial published by the Times of India that questioned the Delhi Police over its handling of the Delhi Riots.

The ‘Revolutionary Poet’ and the ‘Great Scholar’: Behind the veils of the Dravidian Delusion

One of the persistent pieces of given wisdom in Indian political discourse is that the Dravidian movement was a progressive one.

The curious case of Laila Tyabji’s epic meltdown, the ‘personal saree shopper’ of Sonia Gandhi

On the eve of #NationalHandloomDay on 7th August, founder of Dastkar and textiles Prima Donna Laila Tyabji chose to rant about this govt’s decision of scrapping of the Handloom Board

Politics

Naach na jaane aangan tedha: Now Shashi Tharoor refuses to accept Rahul Gandhi could lose one more poll

Shashi Tharoor quoted a Twitter poll with just 7,716 votes, ran by a Congress functionary, to claim Congress should be voted to power

Rajasthan: Muslim auto driver was thrashed by drunk miscreants for tobacco and money, communal angle not confirmed by police

Muslim Auto driver in Rajasthan was thrashed for looting him, not for not chanting Jai Sri Ram as alleged, confirms police

Senior lawyer K Parasaran who fought Ram Mandir case is not on Twitter, colleagues clarify after fake account gets followers

One of those heroes who rose to the challenge and was instrumental in the reclamation of Ram Janmabhoomi is 93-year-old K Parasaran, who successfully led the legal fight of Hindus

Is ED violating its guidelines by registering money laundering case in connection with SSR’s death? Here’s how NDTV journalists peddled fake news

The Enforcement Directorate has recently lodged a case of money laundering in connection with the alleged suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Did Mughals give birth to Raksha Bandhan in India? Fact-check

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu tradition celebrating the love, care and bond between the siblings and its origins dates back to several millennia

Media

Rahul Gandhi loses even in Twitter poll by India Today

Amusingly, India Today's other poll also binned Rahul Gandhi and his monologues which the media house tried to pass off as criticism.

Mocking Dalit leaders Arjun Ram Meghwal, Ramdas Athawale shielding Tablighi Jamaat: How liberal media betrays its bigotry

Arjun Ram Meghwal tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus and was subjected to mockery.

India Today Group shuts down Mail Today tabloid, several employees laid off

India Today group today announced that it is shutting down its Delhi-tabloid Mail Today.

Punya Prasun Bajpai makes absurd comparison of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan’s viewership on TV with BJP’s vote in 2019

Punya Prasun Bajpai on Saturday took to Twitter to discredit the success of the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony by making illogical claims

Specials

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

‘Aaj Dekh Lenge Hinduon ko’: The tale of Faizal Farooqui, Rajdhani and DRP school and what Chargesheet number 1 says

The Delhi Police and the Special Cell have filed numerous chargesheets in the Delhi riots that pertain to several different incidents of violence that led to carnage and destruction over a period of the two days.

The saga of Wikipedia bias continues: ‘Jai Shri Ram is a war cry’

The Wikipedia page of the sacred chant 'Jai Shri Ram' has been distorted to paint a completely ant-Hindu picture and call the chant a war cry

The Nanoor Massacre: When CPI(M) workers slaughtered 11 landless labourers and then blamed ‘evil’ landlords for their crimes

The Nanoor Massacre occurred on the 27th of July, 2000 in the Birbhum District of West Bengal. 11 labourers lost their lives.

From Shamshad trapping Priya impersonating a Hindu to killing her and her daughter: The complete story of the Meerut love jihad case

Priya's best friend Chanchal narrates the incidents that led to the brutal murder of the mother-daughter duo Priya and Kashish in love jihad

Afghan journalist and founder of Khaama Press talks about Talibanisation, ISI involvement in terror and evolving India-Afghanistan relations

This is an exclusive interview with a rising star of Afghanistan – Khushnood Nabizada, political expert, journalist and owner as well as founding editor of The Khaama Press News Agency, the largest online news service of Afghanistan.

Bollywood, Sports & more

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali considering sponsoring the 13th season of Indian Premier League

Patanjali is considering to become title sponsors of the upcoming IPL season which will be played in Dubai.

If Bakra Eid was a Hindu festival: 10 images that tell the tale of how ‘liberal’ media and celebs would have reacted

Today is the Islamic festival of Bakra Eid where thousands of cattle, goats and buffaloes specifically are slaughtered by pious Muslims as an offering to Allah

Japan rolls out subsidies plan worth 536 million USD for its companies shifting manufacturing facilities from China

The Japanese government, in another announcement, said that they would also assist additional 30 firms in investing in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and other southeast Asian countries.

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

Karnataka High Court grants anticipatory bail to man who had written ‘Quran is more dangerous than Corona’ on Facebook

Advocate Sachin BS appearing for the accused argued that Kaniyoor is a public servant and since no permission was sought before filing the complaint, the question of taking cognisance of the matter did not arise.

Radical Islamists have killed 221 people in the world within just the first 7 days of August 2020: Report

The Religion of Peace further noted that many such terror attacks are not reported in prominent news organisations, even after multiple casualties.

West Bengal: Son of man who died of coronavirus was asked to pay Rs 51,000 to see father’s body

Staff from a private hospital in Bengal allegedly forced a family to pay Rs.51,000 to see remains of the father who had died of Covid-19.

Uttar Pradesh: Shots fired at lawyer who had filed petition against illegal mosque, Atiq Ahmad gang suspected of involvement

Advocate who filed petition against illegal mosque construction attacked in Prayagraj, shots fired.

Chhattisgarh: Masarsa teacher arrested for raping a 9 year old girl in Raipur

A Maulana, Mohammed Arshad Rehmani, has been arrested in Raipur, Chhattisgarh for the alleged rape of a minor.

Rajasthan battles policemen suicides: 6 suicides in 2 months, most recent being that of constable Yogindra Singh

The series of last two months cases in Rajasthan where policemen died of suicide, started with SHO Vishnu Dutt Vishnoi's death

Controversy in Pakistan after actress Saba Qamar shoots song in a Mosque, officers sacked

Actors issue apology in Pakistan for shooting for a song in a Lahore mosque.

Supreme Court refuses to accept ‘regret’ of Prashant Bhushan for 2009 contempt case, says proceedings will go on

While Tejpal offered an apology for publishing the interview in 2009, Bhushan said that his allegations were not referring to the financial status of the judges or their families but the lack of propriety.

DU Professor Apoorvanand mastermind behind the Delhi riots conspiracy, says Delhi riots accused Gulfisha

DU Professor Apoorvanand had already warned the students that riots would ensue and asked them to be prepared with stones, bottles, acid, knives and dry chilli powder

Uttar Pradesh: Nadeem and Imran kidnap, rape Dalit girl in auto, injured in a police encounter

As per reports, Nadeem and Imran had fired bullets at the chasing police vehicle.

After requesting CBI inquiry in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Rhea Chakraborty objects to the same, invokes Bihar elections

Rhea Chakraborty insinuates that Sushant's death was being isolated and blown out of proportion in wake of elections in Bihar