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Devotee who was a part of Durga Puja procession attacked in Balrampur alleges conspiracy and chants of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’

A Durga Puja visarjan procession in the bylanes of Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh came under siege by the Muslim residents of the area. Stones were pelted, Hindus were attacked and injured, some, allegedly even with swords.
Meenakshi Jain gave an exclusive interview about her views on Ram Janmbhoomi Temple case

All the historical literary evidence point that the Babri Masjid was built on the ruins of Ram Temple: Noted historian Meenakshi Jain speaks to OpIndia

OpIndia Hindi Editor Ajeet Bharti talks to noted author and historian Meenakshi Jain on the Ram Janmabhoomi controversy.
Chairman of Jhatka Certification Authority laids bare deeper conspiracy theories underlying the sale of halal meat

Halalonomics is a deeper conspiracy than it seems: OpIndia talks to Ravi Ranjan Singh, Chairman of Jhatka Certification Authority

The chairman of Jhatka Certification Authority, Ravi Ranjan Singh claimed that a part of profits from halal products are diverted for promoting jihadi activities
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri

Vivek ‘Ranjan’ Agnihotri speaks about caste politics being played in Bollywood

Vivek Agnihotri responds to Neeraj Ghaywan’s tweets, and also shares a hitherto unknown trivia about his full name.

Shiv Aroor on India’s Most Fearless 2: They practised unquestioning loyalty to their units and men, and when it came to it, placed the mission above their lives

‘India’s Most Fearless 2: More Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice’  has been written by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh, Penguin Ebury Press, 2019.
Vikram Sampath, Savarkar interview

Historians need to reevaluate our freedom struggle: Vikram Sampath talks about Congress being a British creation, Savarkar and more

An interview with Vikram Sampath, the author of the book, 'Savarkar: Echoes of a Forgotten Past'.
Exclusive interview with BLF chief Dr Allah Nazar Baloch with OpIndia

Pakistan plundering Balochistan, we appeal PM Modi to support freedom struggle: Dr Allah Nazar Baloch of BLF speaks exclusively to OpIndia

Away from the glare of the world that often talks tall on Human Rights and the rights of the indigenous people, Balochistan bleeds at the hands of Pakistan. OpIndia interviews founder and chief of Balochistan Liberation Front, Dr Allah Nazar Baloch

Interview: Former RAW officer makes further shocking revelations about Hamid Ansari after alleging that he endangered lives of RAW officers in Iran

In this exclusive interview, Former RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer NK Sood makes further revelations about his time in Iran, Hamid Ansari and the vilified scientist Nambi Narayanan

People fear for their lives unless they show Army, India and Hindus in bad light: Vivek Agnihotri on ‘The Kashmir Files’

Vivek Agnihotri's last film, The Tashkent Files has been very widely accepted by the audience and recently completed 50 days at the Box Office

Meet the man who walked up to Swara Bhaskar at the airport and said ‘Aayega To Modi Hi’

On 8th May 2019, a short video clip went viral on Social Media where a man was seen taking a selfie with actress Swara Bhaskar at the airport. In the clip, while taking a selfie, the man says to Swara Bhaskar, 'par ma'am aayega to Modi hi'.

‘This would have never happened if I had made a movie on Nehru’: Maker of The Tashkent Files on movie critics refusing to review the movie

The Tashkent Files has been well received by the audience, however, the 'liberal' ecosystem is not too happy with it.

The Tashkent Files: Speaking to team OpIndia, Shashtri Ji’s family says they hope the film will answer some long hushed up questions

Shastrijis relatives hoped that the questions which remained answered till now will be brought to the fore soon through Vivek Agnihotri's undaunted efforts.
Pakistani Hindus plight

Why can’t Pakistani Hindus go to Europe or America as refugees if Syrians and Rohingyas can?

Countries like Canada and Sweden welcome refugees who are persecuted, but why do Pakistan Hindus fail to get this helping hand?

Shivam Chaudhary’s ‘Why To Vote For Rahul Gandhi?’ gives an insight into the contribution of the Congress President

The author carried our research on the work carried out by Rahul Gandhi to help make readers make an informed decision
Exclusive: Union Minister Piyush Goyal talks to OpIndia about 2019 elections, the Budget and much more

‘Our effort is to win 1 seat more than 2014 in Uttar Pradesh, not any less’, Piyush Goyal talks about elections and much more

OpIndia.com recently had the opportunity to interview Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal. During the interview, Goyal answered questions on a variety of issues including BJP's electoral prospects ahead of the 2019 General elections and the interim budget which he presented as the interim Union Minister.
Anupam Kher talks to OpIndia

Sharing the trailer of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ was a masterstroke by BJP: Anupam Kher to OpIndia

"I am happy that 'The Accidental Prime Minister' is being talked about" : Anupam Kher in an interview to OpIndia

‘Not 100%, the Ram Mandir should be constructed 110%’: OpIndia speaks to Ayodhya residents

Contrary to reports by various media outlets, OpIndia.com discovered that Ram Mandir was still very much an issue for the residents of Ayodhya. Although it was quite clear that they do want other amenities but for them, it is not an either/or issue.

‘If core issues were of political relevance, BJP would have lost several elections’: Aashish Chandorkar on ‘The Fadnavis Years’

The Fadnavis Years focuses greatly on Fadnavis' policy reforms and how he has strengthened BJP's position in the state and has navigated through a highly complicated political scene to only emerge stronger than before.

In an innovative move, BJP MLA presents his ‘report card’ to voters before seeking reelection

A three-time MLA, Reddy is the state president of BJP Telangana

Maoism is about genocide of Tribals, the ‘jobless intellectuals’ are hypocrites: Surrendered Naxal Pahad Singh

Naxal leaders talk about Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and fighting for tribal rights while recruiting innocent youth

Pahad Singh: Heard senior members talk about the ‘activists’ arrested, unarmed Urban Naxals same as gun toting Naxals

When asked about the term "Urban Naxals", Pahad Singh immediately says "Ye wahi hai" (It's them)

Watch: IG responsible for Pahad Singh’s surrender talks about how Naxals use sophisticated technology

Once caught, he said, the encryption on the emails have to be breached, which is often a difficult task.

Watch: Surrendered Naxal Pahad Singh says arrested ‘activist’ was present at high ranking meeting of CPI Maoists

Pahad Singh also said that many such people come to these meetings and instigate the Adivasis

Surrendered Naxal commander speaks out on how ‘jobless intellectuals’ deceive tribals

Maoist leaders actively spread fear in the minds of tribals against the government to persuade them against surrendering, says the surrendered Naxal commander.
Regressive Karan Thapar?

Karan Thapar didn’t want Pallavi Joshi in a TV serial because ‘she is dark’, Vivek Agnihotri reveals

Thapar was then heading Home TV. Vivek Agnihotri has written about the incident in his book ‘Urban Naxals’.
OpIndia interviews Imam Tawhidi

Imam Tawhidi speaks to OpIndia on Islam, India, Narendra Modi, and more

Exclusive interview with Imam Tawhidi, who expresses his views on Islamic radicalism, Pakistan, and other issues.

‘Opportunists are those who become selectively janeu-dhari when it suits them’ – Shehzad Poonawalla

He said Congress' only ideology was keeping Rahul Gandhi in power

If social media had not supported Indu Sarkar, I’d have gone into depression: Madhur Bhandarkar

Exclusive interview with Madhur Bhandarkar, where he talks about the movie and Bollywood’s hypocrisy.

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