Monday, January 18, 2021

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Fake letter on Delhi BJP’s letterhead circulated containing derogatory comments and inciting violence against protesting farmers

The fake letter from BJP leader Rajesh Bhatia contains derogatory remarks for farmers and incites BJP workers for violence against farmers

Bihar: Transgenders to be recruited into police either through direct appointment or competitive exam, reservations to be provided

The Bihar Police will now recruit people from the transgender community into its ranks and provide them reservations.

‘Azadi’ slogans raised at Azad Maidan in Mumbai as thousands of Muslim protestors gathered to protest against farm laws

The protestors raised 'Azadi' slogans in support of the farmers at the 'Kissan Alliance Morcha' that was held at the Azad Maidan yesterday

Police to issue summons to makers of Tandav web series after BJP leader Ram Kadam lodges complaint against its Hinduphobic content

BJP leader Ram Kadam filed a complaint against actor Zeeshan Ayyub and web series Tandav demanding apology for insulting Hindu Gods

Congress admits Mumbai police leaked Arnab Goswami chats: Here are all the wild conspiracy theories they generated

Prithviraj Chavan has admitted that it was the Mumbai Police which leaked the private WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami.

Uttar Pradesh police arrest one Mohammed Taslim for sending porn videos to women on WhatsApp

Taslim would steal phone numbers of women from Facebook and Whatsapp groups and then forward porn videos to them.

In Focus

Pakistan has now issued a statement on the nonsensical controversy surrounding the private WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami

Editor's Picks

Shiv Sena to contest West Bengal Assembly elections

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today took to Twitter to announce that the party will contest upcoming elections in West Bengal.

’Guilty until proven innocent?’: Ex-BARC chief’s daughter makes yet another appeal to Maharashtra CM as her father’s health deteriorates

Ex-BARC chief Partho Dasgupta was hospitalised after health deteriorated in judicial custody following his arrest in the TRP case

Enforcement Directorate seeks permission from Rajasthan High Court for custodial interrogation of Robert Vadra in benami property case

ED has sought High Court’s permission to question Robert Vadra and associate Mahesh Nagar in Bikaner land deal case in custody

Fake TRP Scam: Wife of former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta files complaint with NHRC over torture of her husband in jail

The wife of the former BARC CEO also alleged that someone was paid to beat her husband in jail to falsely implicate Republic TV in TRP case

Troubles mount for ‘comedian’ Munawar Faruqui as UP police seeks his custody

The production warrant has been submitted on January 7 before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Indore and the Indore Central Jail, where Munawar Faruqi is serving his judicial custody.

Fresh legal trouble for Kangana Ranaut, Kashmir Ki Yodhha Rani Didda author accuses her of copyright violation

Kangana Ranaut's film Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda is based on life of Didda, queen of Kashmir.

The build up to the Delhi anti-Hindu Riots 2020

On this day that year

Scars of how Islamists and Left came together to burn the country a year ago: From the ides of December to end of February

It was on the 11th of December 2019 that calls to Jihad started emanating, culminating into the Delhi anti-Hindu riots.

Proctor of Aligarh Muslim University shown a shoe, called a pimp by students sitting on dharna against CAA and NRC

AMU students protesting against CAA-NRC abuse proctor by showing shoe and calling him pimp

19th Jan: On a day Kashmiri Pandits were driven out of Kashmir by Islamists, Shaheen Bagh protestors to ‘celebrate resistance’

The cabal that has spearheaded anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh or "celebrating resistance" has maintained a stoic silence on this issue of Kashmiri Pandits.

Media and assorted fools screamed ‘rape’ of children in Madarsa by UP Police during anti-CAA riots, now an FIR has been filed for false...

An FIR has been filed for “publishing false report” under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

After Kerala, Congress-ruled Punjab assembly passes resolution against CAA

Aam Aadmi Party, which is the principal Opposition party in the state, supported the resolution, while Shiromani Akali Dal opposed the resolution.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
10,572,013
Total cases
Updated on 18 January, 2021 1:32 AM
India
10,209,526
Recovered
Updated on 18 January, 2021 1:32 AM
India
152,449
Deaths
Updated on 18 January, 2021 1:32 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

95,286,201
Updated on 18 January, 2021 1:32 AM

Opinions

What the Nidhi-Harvard story reveals about our world: Get off your high horse, you are not that special, anyway

Liberal journalist, Nidhi Razdan, thought she had received an offer from Harvard University to become an Associate Professor of journalism.

Firangi lord Rahul Gandhi realises the glory of Hindu festival after witnessing it, makes superb U-turns while making zero sense

After Congress tried to ban Jallikattu for years, today Rahul Gandhi has decided that he likes it. Also the lord Gandhi has been kind enough to allow us brown people to continue their traditional festivities on Pongal.

Explained – The political crisis over crop procurement in Chhattisgarh and why paddy procurement has been stopped in the state

As mandis in Chhattisgarh overflow due to bonus announced by govt, both Congress and BJP blaming each other

Is collapse of Congress making the left ecosystem more openly Hinduphobic?

Americans already know about Muslims and Hindus. The binary is simple to explain. That’s what Indian liberals are doing.

‘Sarve Santu Niramayah’: The wait is over, may we all be free from the disease

A sticker on the Covishield vaccine box reads 'सर्वे संतु निरामयः'. It means may all be free from disease. Indeed.

It’s a trap! How ‘Woke YouTubers’ are spreading propaganda through their live streams littered with abuse and slander

The most fascinating touchpoint of propaganda (other than the obvious Instagram stories, posts) being YouTube live streams.

Politics

‘Karnataka-occupied areas’ with majority Marathi speaking people will be incorporated into Maharashtra, claims Uddhav Thackeray

Bringing Karnataka-occupied Marathi-speaking areas in Maharashtra will be true tribute to martyrs of boundary battle, the CM said

NDTV’s Ravish Kumar spreads fake news on paddy procurement by govt: Read full details of letter written by govt of India

PIB Additional Director General sent a letter to NDTV after Ravish Kumar used wrong data to accuse govt of lying about paddy procurement

Usual suspects lie and spread propaganda to allege that Centre branded all protesters as Khalistanis in SC: Read details

The left-leaning propagandists twisted AG Venugopal's assertion that Khalistanis have infiltrated the farmers' protests to allege Centre has called all the farmers as Khalistanis

‘No cash award system’, Indian army refutes media reports that Shopian encounter was staged for Rs 20 lakhs

These reports were widely shared on Twitter, with many rebuking the Indian Army for faking an encounter in lieu of a bribe

Does Twitter own Signal? Well, No. Here is all you need to know

Rumours suggested that Signal is owned by Twitter which turned out to be misinformation

Media

The curious case of Steve Jarding: How the specialist in failure Harvard Professor failed Nidhi Razdan

Steve Jarding is in the advisory board of the Kautilya School of Public Policy (KSPP) along with Nidhi Razdan.

Harvard University announced freeze on hiring two months before Nidhi Razdan claimed she was joining the Uni: Details

In April 2020, the Harvard University had announced that they were implementing an immediate freeze on hiring and salary.

Nidhi Razdan, fake Harvard professorship and her blog explaining the fiasco, which raises more questions than answers: Details

Nidhi Razdan has now penned a blog detailing how she fell victim to a phishing attack promising her professorship at Harvard.

They’re paying someone in Taloja to torture him till he names Arnab, he’s on death bed: Ex-BARC CEO family speak up, file affidavit

Days after they arrested BARC COO Romil Ramgarhia, they arrested BARC former CEO Partho Dasgupta on the 25th of December 2020.

Specials

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

All you need to know about Navdeep Bains, minister who resigned from Trudeau govt: Corruption, Khalistan, immigration scam and lobbying for China

Navdeep Bains is considered to be one of the aggressive Khalistan sympathizers within the Canada government.

TRP case exclusive: Even before Republic TV was born, BARC’s internal emails point towards an IPL link

In statement by Police in TRP case, they alluded to a 'forensic report' on the basis of which, they claimed to have 'found evidence'.

World Hindi Day and how it is different from ‘Hindi Diwas’

Since 1975, the World Hindi Conference has been organised in several countries over the years including Mauritius, USA and the UK

WhatsApp vs Signal vs Telegram: Here’s how they fare against each other amidst concerns of privacy after WhatsApp’s latest policy update

The popularity of messaging apps Signal and Telegram soared after WhatsApp updated its policy raising concerns about data privacy

Was Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla’s daughter selected for civil services without appearing for the exam? A fact-check

Anjali Birla is selected in the reserve list, which is prepared along with the main list from the civil services exam conducted by UPSC

Bollywood, Sports & more

British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik says he loves India and fans can’t keep calm

Recently, Zayn Malik was heard singing Mohammad Rafi's Chaudavi Ka Chand in the track Tightrope.

Watch: Akshay Kumar announces donation towards construction of Ram Mandir through a heartwarming video message

Akshay Kumar has announced that he will make a contribution towards the construction of the Bhavya Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

India Vs Australia: How Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar saved the day for India in Brisbane test

In an extraordinary display of determination, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar went on to put a partnership of 121 runs for the 7th wicket.

Watch: Mayank Agarwal wins hearts with a 102-metre six during Brisbane Test

When the team resumed playing post-lunch, Mayank Agarwal decided to dominate the Australian spin attack.

Aurangabad vs Sambhajinagar: Shiv Sena continues to lock horns with alliance partner Congress

Taking a dig at its own alliance partner Congress, Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece "Saamana" said that the renaming of Aurangabad might affect the vote bank of "secular parties" as the renaming will upset the Muslim society.

Pista Dhakad, talent manager with reality show Bigg Boss, dies in road accident: Details

Pista Dhakad had been associated with the production house Endemol for a long time and was involved in Bigg Boss.

PM Modi invited to UK for G7, British PM Johnson to visit India ahead of the summit

Earlier this month, the British PM cancelled his India visit as a guest during India's Republic Day celebration on 26th January 2021.

PM Modi flags off eight trains from various places in the country to Kevadia to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting different regions of the country to Statue of Unity in Kevadia

Massive protests erupt in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir against road construction by China to move troops

People in PoK protesting against a 33 km road from Yarkand that China is building to move its artillery and military personnel in the region

Madhya Pradesh: 13-year-old girl kidnapped and passed on from truck to truck, gang-raped multiple times by nine men

After gang-raped on January 4, the minor girl was again kidnapped by a truck driver on 10th & raped by several truckers

Network18 Group terminates CNBC Awaaz anchor Hemant Ghai after SEBI banned him for fraudulent trading

SEBI had banned Hemant Ghai from trading in the capital market, and also from giving any recommendation related to stocks.

NIA summons pro-Khalistan outfit ‘Khalsa Aid’ in Sikhs For Justice in ‘Referendum-2020’ case, actor-turned ‘farmer’ Deep Sidhu also called

The NIA has summoned include officials of the controversial pro-Khalistan group 'Khalsa Aid' and also actor Deep Sidhu, who has time-and-again openly expressed his support to the Khalistan movement.

Biden to reverse President Trump’s policy on climate change, to end travel ban from Muslim countries

Amidst the threats from Islamic terrorism, in January 2017, President Trump had issued an executive order restricting refugees and travelers with passports from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Parler CEO goes into hiding after a series of death threats

Parler CEO John Matze Jr in the court filing said he and his employees are getting death threats

‘Not a single NPA in the three decades of its existence,’ Adani Group rubbishes Subramanian Swamy’s allegations

On Friday, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy had put out allegations on Twitter against Adani accusing him of non-payment of loans worth Rs 4.5 lakhs, which has allegedly turned into an NPA.

US State Department releases fact sheet alleging Covid-19 virus may have originated in Wuhan Institute of Virology, demands a thorough probe

US state department says that Wuhan Institute of Virology was studying the bat virus, and several researches had become sick