Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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MP Forest Department initiates Elephant Adoption Scheme at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve for adoption of old and retired elephants

Week-long Hathi Mahotsav began in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve on Monday this week during which the elephants in the Reserve will be given a break and will be served.

Denmark Ambassador to India calls out The Hindu for spreading fake news regarding comment by Danish PM over COVID-19 in India

Ambassador of Denmark to India, Freddy Svane, has called a report by The Hindu "twisted news".

Watch: TMC leaders and cadres in West Bengal protest Farm Bills with DJ, dance, gun and blood

With the Durga puja fever setting in TMC cadres were seen dancing and singing as they protested against the farmers bills

All you need to know about the Hathras gang rape case

Dispelling the news on social media, the Hathras police said that victim’s tongue was not cut off but injured.

‘The law applies equally to all and it shall apply to Amnesty International as well,’ MHA gives the dubious NGO a royal dressing down....

Amnesty International had accused the central govt of a witch-hunt against it blaiming them for its decision to wrap up

Fact Check: Was Amnesty International forced to shut its operations in India due to its report on the Delhi Riots?

Amnesty International, one of the shadiest non-governmental organisations, was forced to shut down its operations in India on Tuesday

In Focus

7 months after the gruesome riots, the Delhi police has filed the first chargesheet detailing the conspiracy that was hatched to unleash violence in the streets of Delhi.

Editor's Picks

From “Khoon ki Dalali” to “where is proof”: How opposition parties questioned India’s 2016 Surgical Strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

The elite commandos of Parachute regiment on the intervening night of September 29-30 carried out an attack with clinical precision deep inside the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, destroying 7 terror launch pads

Propaganda War: The undue influence of the Chinese govt over Indian media is a matter of deep concern and requires urgent intervention

Chinese Communist Party has sought to influence individual journalists and media organisations in its bid to alter global perception about China.

PM Modi tears into Congress and others for opposing farm bills, shows how they opposed everything from Ram Mandir to Rafale

PM Modi said that the people opposing the Farm Bill are doing so because the new reforms will finish the source of their black money.

AIIMS report does not rule out murder angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, CBI to begin second leg of investigation soon: Reports

Since most of the evidence was destroyed, the findings has been based on 20% viscera samples of Sushant Singh Rajput

‘Idgah mosque built over Lord Krishna’s birthplace should not be removed’: Congress leader condemns Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi liberation petition

Congress leader Mahesh Pathak has denounced the petition seeking liberation of Lord Krishna's birthplace, claiming some 'outsiders' are trying to disrupt the peace and tranquillity in Mathura

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
6,223,519
Total cases
Updated on 30 September, 2020 8:44 AM
India
5,184,634
Recovered
Updated on 30 September, 2020 8:44 AM
India
97,529
Deaths
Updated on 30 September, 2020 8:44 AM

Data automatically updated from this public source

33,841,729
Updated on 30 September, 2020 8:44 AM

Opinions

Coronavirus shows that Kerala model is the same as Bihar model of healthcare

Let’s not forget: we are comparing Kerala and Bihar here. The poorest state in India versus the alleged global champion in healthcare. The Health Minister of Bihar never went to BBC mocking the rest of India for not having hospitals.

Sanatana Dharma vs Bollywood on Republic Bharat: Arnab Goswami goes to war

Arnab Goswami has been at the forefront of the campaign against the drag racket in Bollywood and has not pulled any punches.

Dear WebMD, this hideous decoction is neither chai nor latte. As an Indian, I am offended

WebMD tries to pass off spiced decoction of coconut milk and maple syrup as tea and my Indian sensibilities are offended.

PM Modi’s call for UN reforms should be the beginning of our resurgent foreign policy

India could look to pursue a seven-point agenda to play a bigger role in global affairs.

The ‘Kerala model’ everyone has stopped talking about

The hold that communists have over media ensured that these facts regarding Kerala's terrible management of coronavirus crisis gets pushed under the rug. Just like China.

‘Everybody does it, what is the big deal?’ Is Bollywood drug probe really worth prime time? Short answer is yes. Read why

To claim that the Bollywood drug abuse has nothing to do with common man's life is like living in a fool's paradise, to put it mildly.

Politics

Fact-check: Did 26/11 Mumbai terror conspirator David Headley procure funds for Shiv Sena from US

During a cross examination in the Mumbai court via video conferencing from the US, Headley had confessed to organising a fund raising programme for Shiv Sena.

Fact Check: Did a Muslim lawyer represent Bhagat Singh and a ‘Brahmin RSS’ man fought for the British against him?

Many social media posts and forwards are claiming that a 'Brahmin' RSS lawyer had fought for the British against Bhagat Singh.

Congress party, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shares UPA-era images of farmers in distress to criticise Modi govt’s farm bills, score self-goal

To prove that farmers are unhappy with farm reforms brought by Modi govt Congress uses photos and videos from UPA govt era

The Wire journalists share edited video to spread fake news about BJP workers attacking anti-farmer bill protestors in Patna: Here’s the truth

BJP workers had clashed with Jan Adhikar Party workers after BJP officer was attacked, but journalists blame BJP for 'attacking' protestors

Fact Check: No, Sunil Gavaskar didn’t make sexist comment against Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma during an IPL game

Sunil Gavaskar was referring to a video of Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma playing cricket,, didn't make any sexist comment

Media

Is anchoring while wearing saffron clothes and sporting a tilak anti-Muslim? Sudarshan News responds to centre’s show-cause notice

Sudarshan News channel today responded to the show-cause issued to the channel against the content of its programme ‘Bindas Bol’, which accuses Zakat Foundation of helping Muslims to infiltrate the civil services

Delhi HC orders Twitter to remove alleged defamatory tweets against Rajdeep Sardesai and India Today by former employee of the media house

Delhi HC ordered removal of tweets by former India Today employee Rakesh Krishnan Thiyya for calling Rajdeep Sardesai a 'fixer', 'dalla'

Why is Prasar Bharati dragging its feet over relationship with PTI? 3 months and still no action

Could the old lobby of ‘liberal establishment’ be working to save the PTI and put pressure on Prasar Bharati so that the one critical source of revenue doesn’t dry up?

Chhattisgarh: Journalist Kamal Shukla dragged on street, beaten up by Congress goons

Kamal Shukla, editor Bhoomkal Samachar, a regional newspaper, was dragged on the street by Congress goons, beaten and attacked with a sharp weapon.

Specials

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

Torched a bus on 16th Dec, on 17th, pelted stones at Hindus: Explosive new details in Tahir Hussain’s supplementary disclosure statement

Delhi police, in the chargesheet pertaining to FIR number 59, has filed another disclosure statement made by Tahir Hussain that gives a glimpse into just how well organised the Delhi riots were

Delhi Riots: WhatsApp chats acquired by OpIndia show how some anti-CAA protestors were aware that violence was planned, discussed ‘de-escalation’

The WhatsApp chats accesses by OpIndia show that some individuals were aware that some anti-CAA groups had fanned the violence and they now need to de-escalate.

Parliament sees its most productive session: Here is a summary of all the 25 Bills passed by the Modi government in Lok Sabha

A total of 25 bills were passed during the just concluded monsoon session of the parliament some of which are very significant bills

5 questions about the new Industrial Relations Code and the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Condition Code answered

In the current parliament session, three bills - Code on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions, Industrial Relations Code and Social Security Code were passed to reform Labour laws.

Cannabis: What is it, why is it banned in India and how Rajiv Gandhi played a role in its ban

Rajiv Gandhi government had passed the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in 1985 to ban cannabis in India

Bollywood, Sports & more

Actor Kangana Ranaut says BMC has served notices to her neighbours, threatened them against supporting her

The actress has stated that the BMC has asked her neighbours to socially boycott her and not to support her, failing which their houses will also face demolition.

Sexual assault case: Anurag Kashyap to be summoned for questioning by Mumbai police

Actress Payal Ghosh had accused Anurag Kashyap of forcing himself on her during a meeting at his house.

After Sushant Singh Rajput, another budding Bollywood actor from Bihar found dead, family alleges Mumbai police not cooperating

Akshat Utkarsh, hailing from Sikanderpur in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Mumbai.

Google’s doodle tribute to iconic actress Zohra Sehgal with a typo leaves netizens bewildered

On this day in 1946, film Neecha Nagar starring Zohra Sehgal was released at Cannes where it won the Palm d'Or.

India-China standoff: MEA spokesperson rejects Chinese stand on Line of Actual Control. Read details

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava has stated that the comments by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on the existence of 'only one LAC' ran counter to the bilateral agreements between the two sides.

He was chosen by ‘Allah’: Pakistanis celebrate terrorist who had stabbed 4 people near Charlie Hebdo office in Paris

He also revealed that Hassan was inspired by Sunni Muslim cleric Ilyas Qadri and would read Namaaz five times a day.

Solution to stubble burning: Jalandhar farmer has been making and selling cardboards since 2010

The farmer from Jalandhar is now making cardboards from stubble collected from over 300 acres of farms.

Kolkata: Army recommends CBI probe over faulty construction in Eastern Command housing project

Contrary to the usual norms where such officials are prosecuted under the Army Act, the case has been handed over to the CBI due to involvement of outside parties and the angle of financial impropriety.

Kerala: Case registered against 3 activists for attacking YouTuber who claimed, ‘Feminists do not wear underwear’

Nair, in his video, had claimed that 'Kerala feminists were like toilets in public transport as they have sex eight-nine times every day'.

Amnesty International, which had links to British govt and Islamist orgs shuts shop in India after it says the govt froze all its accounts:...

The government of India has stated that Amnesty has been receiving foreign funding and donations despite not registering under FCRA.

YouTuber Saahil Choudhary claims Mumbai Police ‘picked him up’ over his vlogs on Sushant Singh Rajput

The hashtag #ReleaseSaahilChoudhary started trending on Twitter on 29th September.

‘Maal is cigarette and hash are its different brands’, Deepika Padukone makes bizarre claims when confronted with ‘drug’ chats: Report

Deepika Padukone and others were apprised in advance as to what needed to be said during the interrogation, claimed NCB

Ye Bollywood wali nautanki band kar, case wapas le warna thok denge: Manjinder Singh Sirsa gets death threat from Pakistan

Following the complaint filed by Manjinder Singh Sirsa, NCB started investigating and unearthed a massive drug case in Bollywood

Pakistan: Supreme Court stays the release of terrorist Ahmed Sheikh, the murderer of WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl. Read details

Earlier, the Sindh High Court had acquitted the terrorist of the charges of murder and kidnapping for ransom.

Kerala ISIS terrorist who had received battle training to wage Jihad gets life term, had tried to get explosive chemicals based on ISIS instructions:...

The Special NIA court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,10,000 on the Kerala ISIS terrorist who was arrested by the NIA in 2016

Lust for property, forced conversion to Islam and brutality: More details emerge in Sonbhadra beheading case

The Sonbhadra murder did not happen in the heat of the moment but was well thought of, calculated and a cold-blooded one, says VHP leader.