Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai’ earns Rs 17,792 over three days from two theatres in Maharashtra: Details

Citing low occupancy, the theatres screening Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai have reduced number of its daily shows

Hajj stands cancelled as Saudi Arabia decides to allow only citizens and residents: Details

On June 15, the Hajj Committee of India cancelled all applications for Hajj 2021 after Saudi Arabia decided to curb Hajj due to COVID

Munger firing case: Patna HC rebukes CID for its ‘soft treatment’ of cop accused in murder of Hindu boy

The Munger firing incident occurred last year when police officials used brutal force on Hindus going for Durga Puja Visarjan.

#OlympicsKiAsha: Here are 7 Indian athletes to watch out for in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2021

Indian athletes are preparing hard to compete at the world's largest sporting competition, Olympics, to be held in Tokyo.

Bihar: Idols of Hindu Gods destroyed by unknown vandals at Ram Janaki temple in Bettiah

In Bettiah sub-division area of ​​West Champaran, Bihar, after unidentified vandals desecrated idols in the region's much-revered Hindu temple.

Watch: Indian Army releases video on first anniversary of Galwan Valley clash, Hariharan sings ‘Galwan ke Veer’

Indian Army video on the anniversary of the clash features a song titled 'Galwan ke Veer' sung by popular singer Hariharan.

In Focus

The UP Govt has initiated action against Twitter for failing to take down tweets that spread misinformation about a crime in the state.

Editor's Picks

Yogi Adityanath slams Rahul Gandhi for spreading fake news, tells him to stop defaming UP citizens: Here’s what he said

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has slammed former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for spreading fake news.

Government debunks propaganda article published in The Hindu on the surge in FDI inflows for 2020-21: Details

GoI has debunked the propaganda article published in The Hindu on 2 June 2021 over the surge in FDI inflows

British Pakistani rapper Frenzo Harami spews venom on Hindus. Here is what we know about him

Pakistan-born British rapper, who used to sell drugs before becoming a rapper, spoke the language of terrorists, used Gaumutra jibe

Rahul Gandhi shares fake news related to Lord Ram, twice in two days. This is what it shows

What made Rahul Gandhi share a fake news about 'Jai Shri Ram' chant even though Police had debunked the claims?

Big Liberals, small hearts: By donating 80 vials of vaccine, America has proved to be the poorest country in the world

Do you remember when Western media and their native sepoys flew drones over cremation grounds in India? They are quiet now

Sultan Ansari, from whom Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra bought land rubbishes claims of ‘scam’, says he supports Trust: Read details

Putting all the allegations of a ‘land scam’ by the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust to rest, Sultan Ansari rubbished the claims

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
29,627,763
Total cases
Updated on 16 June, 2021 12:09 AM
India
28,375,144
Recovered
Updated on 16 June, 2021 12:09 AM
India
379,551
Deaths
Updated on 16 June, 2021 12:09 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

177,201,247
Updated on 16 June, 2021 12:09 AM

Opinions

A letter from the Editor-in-Chief: A battle with Facebook and our overall struggles these days

OpIndia has been struggling for the past few months fighting too many battles on too many fronts, so we thought we would keep you in the loop

BBC apologises for its coverage of footballer Eriksen’s collapse, it is time they apologise for their grotesque reportage on India’s Covid outbreak too

The western media outlets, including BBC, ought to apologise India for perpetrating racism with their egregious coverage of country's COVID-19 pandemic and linking it with morbid images of burning funeral pyres.

United by football, divided by BLM: How taking the knee has become such a controversial gesture at the Euro 2020

The England Football Team and its players have been booed for taking the knee ahead of their first match at Euro 2020.

Language and history: Why the Indian society lost pride in its own heritage

Have you ever gone to an Italian restaurant and felt proud when you properly pronouncedthe Italian name of that pasta you so wanted to have?

Punjab Elections 2022: As political landscape warms up, will Dalit votes be the game changer?

After breaking off the alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal, the BJP has nothing to lose in the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections. How will the politics play out as elections draw close

Culture of political violence in West Bengal: How the Islamist challenge can turn an already very bad situation into much worse

The outbreak of political violence in West Bengal since Mamata Banerjee's victory shows no signs of abating.

Politics

Media

Indian embassy in Turkey shuts up Turkish state-run publication for peddling Pakistani propaganda against India

State-run news agency of Turkey publishes Pakistani propaganda saying India issuing fake domicile certificates in Kashmir

Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint, Indian Express, others spread lies about Aisha Sultana’s ‘bio weapon’ comment. Details

How mainstream media is helping Aisha Sultana get away with accusing Indian government of using COVID as a bioweapon against the people of Lakshadweep.

Why so-called ‘fact-checkers’ are a greater evil than random misinformation that they claim to fight

In his speech, the PM also took veiled jibes at a few CMs as well as loudmouthed opposition politicians with no skin in the game.

How propaganda media and cartoonist Manjul are milking a Twitter email to the hilt

Anti-BJP cartoonist Manjul took to Twitter to insinuate that the Modi government has been trying to silence his freedom of expression.

Specials

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‘Corona Mata’ Temple in UP marks a continuing Hindu tradition of worshipping Goddesses for protection against diseases: All you need to know

ANI reported on Saturday that a 'Corona Mata' Temple has been established at Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh.

As TMC MP Nusrat Jahan declares her marriage invalid, questions arise whether she lied to the parliament on her marital status

While Nusrat Jahan says her wedding was invalid, the Lok Sabha records show Nikhil Jain as her husband, and she is listed as married

As EVM theories fade after Mamata Banerjee’s win, here is all you need to know about how EVMs cannot be hacked, no matter who...

EVMs are "calculator like devices" that cannot be hacked, as they can not be reprogrammed, and they don't have any hardware for external communication

Covid-19 lab leak theory: Indian scientists had flagged ‘unnatural insertions’ in its genome, were forced to withdraw study

Researchers from Kusuma School of Biological Sciences in IIT Delhi had found that Covid-19 virus in humans is different from those in bats

If a bullet is destined to get me, it will come with my name: Assassination of former army chief who coordinated Operation Blue Star

Between the 1st and 10th of June 1986, PM Indira Gandhi had launched operation Blue Star to flush out terrorists from the Golden Temple

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