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Nikhil Kamath disregarded Viswanathan Anand’s request to not use his name in public communication after cheating, says grandmaster’s wife

Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath recently apologised for using unfair means to defeat Chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand

Swami Avdheshanand Giri condemns misinformation over Ram Mandir transactions, Trust Gen Sec too rebuts accusations: Here’s what they said

Swami Avdheshanand Giri has issued a statement assuring that Ram Mandir transactions are authentic and transparent.

A lookalike of Donald Trump spotted selling kulfi in Pakistan, netizens joke that ‘Trump has found a new job in Pakistan’

The kulfi seller's uncanny resemblance with former US President Donald Trump did not go unnoticed by social media users.

‘Snake’, ‘Islamophobe bigot’, ‘cretin’: Islamists troll Shehla Rashid for condemning #WhySoProud against LGBT community

Former JNU student leader Shehla Rashid was trolled by Islamists on Monday after she condemned the 'Why So Proud' hashtag.

Kerala: Sister Lucy dismissed from the Church after Vatican rejects her appeal, had extended support to nun in Franco Mulakkal case

Sister Lucy has paid the price for speaking out in support of the nun who accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of rape

USA does a Sonu Sood, boasts about donating 80 vials of Pfizer vaccine to Trinidad & Tobago: Netizens react

The United States of America has announced that it has donated 80 vials of the Pfizer vaccine to Trinidad and Tobago.

In Focus

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.

Editor's Picks

Rahul Gandhi joins in spreading lies about a ‘scam’ by Ram Mandir trust: Here are the facts in 10 simple points

On the 13th of June 2021, Aam Aadmi Party took to Twitter to level grave allegations against the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra.

Islamic NGO with possible terror links raised almost 150 crores to ‘Help India Breath’ amid pandemic, little of it was actually sent

Dubious NGOs with links to terrorist organizations and Pakistani army collected funds on the name of relief to India amid Covid pandemic

Here is the truth about the land deal by Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and how the allegations by likes of AAP are baseless

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and its head Champat Rai bought an additional piece of land for the purposes of additional construction to facilitate pilgrims who would be travelling to Ayodhya

Adani Group issues clarification over frozen accounts, says media report ‘blatantly erroneous’

Economic Times report had suggested that the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has frozen accounts of three foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) holding shares in the group companies.

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.

Coronavirus
Latest status and reports from India

India
29,510,410
Total cases
Updated on 14 June, 2021 8:44 PM
India
28,162,947
Recovered
Updated on 14 June, 2021 8:44 PM
India
374,305
Deaths
Updated on 14 June, 2021 8:44 PM

Data automatically updated from this public source

176,795,424
Updated on 14 June, 2021 8:44 PM

Opinions

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.

How a ‘liberal’ filmmaker went from criticising Rahul Gandhi to saying ‘I am on your side’ and what it shows

Congress and their loyalists are still not able to get over the shock of not only losing 2019 elections, but BJP outperforming them and itself from the previous term.

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.

Importance of social media in democratising freedom of speech, tussle with the Govt of India and why Twitter must comply

As the world battles COVID-19 pandemic, another crisis has emerged over ‘penetrative’ role of social media platforms, like Twitter, in India

Politics

Congress chief says ‘will contest Maharashtra assembly elections alone’, NCP insists ‘all is well’ within MVA alliance

"Even if someone is sidelining us, that doesn’t mean we will be sidelined. By 2024, Congress will only remain the top party in Maharashtra,” said Maharashtra Congress chief.

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.

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.

Wife Pramila Dixit launches Rohit Sardana Foundation to support independent journalism: Here is how you can support the campaign

Pramila Dixit announced the decision to launch the Rohit Sardana Foundation in honour of the deceased journalist.

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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