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Mamata Banerjee ‘accepts demands’ but claims ‘outsiders causing the stir’, hits out at media when asked if she will visit NRS Hospital

Mamata Banerjee's appeal to the protesting doctors to end the strike and resume work has been declined by the junior doctors who said that there was no honest effort on the part of the Chief Minister to break the deadlock and that what she said in the press conference was not true.

Parody nation: Provincial govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa live streamed its press conference with cat filter on

While the press conference was being broadcast live on the Facebook page of the government, a cat filter on the video got accidentally turned on.

I am a single parent, and I have superpowers

In India, or maybe everywhere else too, single parents are taboo. Single mothers even more so, because, our society, however classy, and advanced it might pretend to have become, still hasn't adjusted to the idea of a woman existing without being validated by a man.

Mamata didi, we upheld our Hippocratic oath during trying times, you failed the allegiance you swore to the Constitution

The Bengal Health Crisis has escalated to immense proportions. With Doctors across the state submitting their resignations, Mamata Banerjee has a severe crisis on her hands.

Village officer issues order to demolish and remove crosses planted by Church on encroached land near Sabarimala

Crosses have been planted on the sacred lands of Panchalimedu, believed to be a place inhabited by Pandavas during the 12 years of exile.

The elite apathy of self-consumed Indians and self-identified ‘South Asians’

The truth is that none of this lot feels a thing when the name Hindu is napalmed, no, irradiated like Chernobyl actually, because it doesn't affect them much.

Demographic impact of Christian Missionaries: India needs the equivalent of Russia’s Yarovaya law

Christian Missionaries are still aggressively targeting the economically deprived section of India’s population and rapidly converting them into Christianity with a mission to increase the number of “believers”.

Video and stats highlight from England versus West Indies match

Fans around the world were expecting a thrilling contest between the two powerhouses of batting. However, the West Indies were disappointing again, and England completely dominated the match from the very first over.

Businessman with ties to Tarun Tejpal arrested by Delhi Police for fraud while trying to flee the country

Monty Chadha was arrested by the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police on Wednesday night from the Indira Gandhi International airport while he was leaving for Phuket.

Begusarai: Cop attempts to dilute charges against local Muslims, changes complaint by Dalit family, suspended

On June 13, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) stepped in and sent a notice to Begusarai District Magistrate and SP informing that the Commission has taken suo moto cognisance of the case.

Our Children, Our Future: Dear Smriti Irani, these child development and humanitarian issues cannot wait

It is time that attention is drawn towards three disturbing trends in child development, especially relating to the most vulnerable children in our society - orphans, runaways, children of the indigent and children of marginalized sections of society.

After Mamata Banerjee, KCR and Captain Amarinder Singh to skip NITI Aayog meet

Telangana's KCR wouldn't be attending the meeting due to his mega irrigation project. Punjab's Captain Amarinder Singh would skip the meeting due to ill health.

Even as 700 doctors resign, TMC leader Abu Taher Khan Chaudhury accused of threatening doctors with rape and murder

There are videos circulating on social media which purportedly show the Trinamool MP from Murshidabad, Abu Taher Khan threatening the doctors at the institution. The politician, however, has denied all allegations.

Chhattisgarh: Congress govt arrests man over social media post, targets journalist over tweeting about it

Mangelal Agarwal has been arrested by the Congress government in Chhattisgarh for sharing a video on social media that claimed the Bhupesh Baghel government's secret understanding with inverter manufacturers is the reason behind the rampant power cuts in the state.

Is Kamal Nath in trouble for the 1984 Sikh Genocide case? Armed with this Home Ministry order, MS Sirsa certainly thinks so

The order also says that the order has been passed in consideration of the representation made on 24th December 2018 received from the General Secretary, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee.

Chandrababu Naidu denied VIP access to aircraft and undergoes frisking at Vijayawada airport, made to travel in bus

Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and current leader of opposition N Chandrababu Naidu was denied VIP access to the aircraft he was boarding and was asked to undergo frisking at Vijayawada airport.

Match Preview, Afghanistan v South Africa: The bottom two teams will play against each other

South Africa is desperately looking for a win, and they are playing against the weakest team of this world cup.

The Islamic onslaught in West Bengal: A saga that started long before the current state regime made it worse

The Islamisation of Bengal has been a slow and steady process, repetitive governments have chosen to ignore their rising population, rather using the community as a vote bank.

How Mamata Banerjee is spared of allegations they level on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Millions of Indians today would term West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is arrogant.

FactChecker wins an international award for its dubious and faulty hate crime database

The award was presented to the FactChecker by the Global Editors Network in their Data Journalism Awards for 2019.

Central government releases Rs 57 lakh as first GST refund for Langar items purchased by Gurudwaras

This is the first instalment of GST refund and henceforth this refund would be issued quarterly to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

Corrupt Gupta brothers and the big fat weddings in Auli, Uttarakhand: Did the BJP govt in the state miss their sketchy past?

The weddings that are set to take place in the picturesque mountains are that of the offsprings of the Gupta brothers. While Ajay Gupta's son Suryakant gets married on June 18-20, his younger brother Atul Gupta's son Shashank ties the knot on June 20-22.

Match Preview: Australia v Sri Lanka: Another easy win for Australia?

Another bright day for the cricket fans as no rain is forecasted for the match between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Oval.

Bengal government’s open abetment to lynch mob mentality has destroyed doctor-patient relationship in state, says doctor

The sacrosanct doctor-patient relationship lies destroyed by this open abetment to a lynch mob mentality by the West Bengal administration.

Punjab: Congress councillor’s brother brutally assaults woman in public view, booked

Meena's elderly mother is seen trying to beg the men and save her daughter, but she was beaten up by Suresh Chaudhary's goons too.

‘Pained’ Manish Sisodia gives a confused response to Metro Man Sreedharan’s objection to AAP’s dole of free Metro rides to women

Manish Sisodia in his letter has said that he is 'pained and surprised' that the former DMRC chief has opposed the State government's move to let women travel on Metro for free.

Striking doctors refuse to meet Mamata Banerjee unless she visits NRS Hospital, Mamata appeals to get back to work

While the doctors are insisting that Mamata Banerjee visits the NRS hospital personally to meet the protesting doctors, Banerjee on her part has not done that yet as is instead issuing appeals.

Kolkata: Father blames Police for newborn’s death for not letting him enter the Hospital amidst Doctors’ Strike

The father said that the junior doctors helped him a lot and were crying. He was told by the Junior Doctors that they called the Health Ministry four times but the calls were not received.

Watch these 5 powerful videos of doctors walking out after resigning, setting the stage for Mamata’s Singur moment

The imbroglio between medical professionals and TMC state government intensified as Mamata Banerjee threatened the doctors to call off their strike

Mass Resignations of doctors in West Bengal, here is the list of institutions where resignations have been submitted so far

The latest to join the league are 37 doctors of the Rampurhat Medical College, Birbhum who submitted their resignations today to support the protests.

SEBI bars NDTV promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy from accessing Securities Markets and holding management positions for 2 years

In a major jolt to NDTV promoters, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, Securities and Exchange Board of India has barred them from accessing Securities Markets and holding any management position in NDTV for the next 2 years

Mamata vs Doctors: Mamata Banerjee won’t back down, reiterates that protesting doctors are outsiders

West Bengal has turned into a hornet's nest after doctors from various state-run medical colleges and hospitals resign en masse

A brilliant cartoon undone by Vijayan’s Kerala

Pinaryi Vijayan’s Left government (LDF) in Kerala uses its two hands differently: One wears a velvet glove for Christians and Muslims; the other a baton for Hindus.

Love Jihad: Father accuses one ‘Jaffer’ of threats and attempts of forced conversion behind Coimbatore girl’s suicide

The father has alleged that a Muslim man Jaffer is responsible for Ashwini's suicide as he had forced her to convert and had also threatened her family.

West Bengal: Amidst mass resignations, another attack at Calcutta National Medical College, one student suffers head injury

A student at the Calcutta National Medical College (CNMC) has been injured following mob violence.

It’s a marquee event all over the world: Virat Kohli on India-Pakistan clash

Straightaway after the washout against New Zealand, Virat Kohli's focus turns towards the India-Pakistan encounter.

Arvind Kejriwal complains about law and order situation in Delhi, gets schooled by Delhi Police

One of the grouse Delhi CM has is the fact that the Delhi Police is with the central government falling under the Home Ministry which is now headed by Union Minister Amit Shah

If you want to stay in Bengal, speak in Bengali: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s autocratic diktat

Beleaguered with the NRS controversy, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee whips up linguistic chauvinism

Metro Man Sreedharan asks PM Modi to ‘not agree’ with AAP’s proposal of free travel for women

Since the Delhi government and Centre are equal partners in DMRC, Sreedharan sought PM Modi’s "personal intervention" in the matter.

The silence from the self-proclaimed crusaders of free speech and justice during West Bengal protests is deafening

In the unprecedented crisis taking place in Bengal, the so-called champions of justice and free speech seem to have chosen to turn a blind eye

As more doctors in West Bengal resign, IMA with 3.5 lakh doctors as members announces nationwide strike on Monday

Joining the doctors' strike, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), which has 3.5 lakh doctors as its members, has also declared a pan-India strike starting on 17th June from 6 am till 6 am on 18th June.

Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi to hold silent protest in support of West Bengal doctors

Showing utter insensitivity towards the protesting doctors, Mamata Banerjee had warned them yesterday to end their strike or face action.

Chhattisgarh: Congress-led Baghel govt arrests man under sedition charges for sharing video about power cuts

A man has been arrested in Chhattisgarh under sedition section 124A for expressing his lament on Social Media about the rampant electricity cuts.

Another BJP worker shot to death allegedly by TMC supporters in West Bengal

A woman BJP leader was allegedly shot dead in 24 North Paraganas district in West Bengal

West Bengal: Mamata visits hospital, accuses protesting doctors of hurling abuses at her

Doctors across West Bengal have gone on a strike in protest against the insensitivity shown by the state government towards the attacked doctors of NRS Hospital.

The West Bengal doctor crisis will go down in history as Mamata Banerjee’s Singur moment

The saffron surge in the state was initially sparked by the ongoing demographic invasion but it is the Bengal doctor crisis that has turned out to be the 'Singur Moment' for Mamata Banerjee

Calcutta High Court questions Mamata government on doctors’ strike, directs to mediate and find solution

The Court had questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata on the steps taken against the accused of the NRS hospital attack and the steps taken to end the doctor's strike.

‘Ashamed of the Chief Minister’: Doctors protest as Mamata Banerjee fails to take action after mob attacked doctors brutally

As Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal has gone to war against the doctors in the state, the medical fraternity across the country has hit the streets

Minority scholarships: Modi government should lend an ear to the ‘outraged’ Hindus

Some are angry over ‘minority appeasement’ by Narendra Modi govt, and they need to be heard.

Mamata vs Doctors: 16 doctors from Calcutta National Medical College and 27 from North Bengal Hospital, Darjeeling, resign

After mass resignations by doctors at R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital (RGKMCH) on Friday, doctors at Calcutta National Medical College (CNMC) and North Bengal Medical College & Hospital, Darjeeling have submitted their resignations as well, as per our sources.

Union HRD minister proposes to set up two Sanskrit speaking villages near the central institutes

The BJP government attempts to preserve the 3500-year-old heritage

After poll drubbing, disgruntled RS MP Misa Bharti withdraws approval for projects worth Rs 15 crores

Disappointed after her defeat in LS elections, RJD's Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharati refuses to fund preapproved projects worth Rs 15 crores under MPLAD

Cricket World Cup Match preview – England v West Indies: A run feast in making?

The two teams with the biggest hitters of the tournament will face each other at Southampton where finally some sunshine is expected during the day

Bihar: 55 year old Kalam Ansari caught red-handed while raping a 10 year old girl, VHP calls for a bandh in Sheohar

The VHP today called for a bandh in Sheohar, Bihar after a 55-year-old man, Kalam Ansari was caught raping a 10-year-old minor girl ealier this week

Read resignation letter by RG Kar Hospital doctors in a mass protest, demand unconditional apology from Mamata Banerjee

80 doctors at the RG Kar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata have resigned demanding an apology from the Chief Minister for her remarks.

Veer Savarkar loses the ‘Veer’ prefix as Congress government re-writes history textbooks in Rajasthan

Congress has on several occasions attempted to malign Veer Savarkar’s contributions to India’s freedom by branding him as a “loyal colonialist”

Talks were ongoing for speedy resolution before Mamata Banerjee threatened medical fraternity, decisions for safety of doctors were taken

Mamata Banerjee escalated the ongoing crisis in West Bengal by blaming 'outsiders' and the BJP for the series of protests by medical professionals in the state.

4 accused in Malegaon blast case granted bail by Bombay high court

NIA had claimed in its 2013 charge sheet that Lokesh Sharma, Dhan Singh, Rajendra Chaudhary and Manoj Narwariya, the members of Abhinav Bharat, were behind the Malegaon blast in 2006.

Andhra Pradesh: YSR Congress MLA takes oath in party chief and CM Jagan Reddy’s name in assembly

The pro tem Speaker of Andhra assembly objected to YRSC MLA K S Reddy taking oath in Jagan Reddy's name

Dr Harsh Vardhan appeals to Mamata Banerjee not to make this a ‘prestige issue’ after doctors go on strike following violence against them

Union Minister for Health, Dr Harshvarshan has appealed to Mamata Banerjee not to turn the issue of Doctors going on strike following violence being unleashed on them as a matter of prestige.

Video: Pak PM Imran Khan breaks diplomatic protocol at SCO summit, remains brazenly seated while welcoming other leaders

Yet another oops! moment for Pakistan as their prime minister continues to embarrass them

Mamata can sit on dharna for her chamcha police officer, but not for doctors? Protesting doctor questions Mamata

Doctors from all over India are now joining the protest expressing solidarity with their colleagues

Raja Parba: Odisha’s unique festival celebrating the earth’s womanhood

As a mark of respect towards mother earth during her menstruation days, all agricultural works, like ploughing and sowing are suspended for the three days.

Pakistani cricketer Sarfaraz must learn that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones

Before taking a dig on Indian fans, Sarfaraz should have checked how the Pakistani fans behaved in front of their team.

West Bengal: Doctors across the country, including her own nephew, protest against Mamata Banerjee government in solidarity with the striking doctors

Mamata Banerjee's nephew Dr Abesh Banerjee has also joined the protests against Mamata government in solidarity with the protesting doctors

Michael Holding stumps ICC with his reply over his comments on umpires

Holding's response to the email shows that ICC cannot bully him. He furiously wrote in his response that he is ready to pack his bag and go back home.

AltNews exposes itself, accuses police officer of lying but won’t pull down ‘fact-check’ based on his quotes

Self-proclaimed fact-check website, AltNews had recently tried to dilute the charges of brutality heaped on the 3-year-old victim in Aligarh.

Not just Priyanka, even Sonia Gandhi refuses to learn lessons after 2019 poll debacle, resumes attack on EC and EVM

"There can't be smoke without fire", Sonia Gandhi says there are doubts about the election process and EVMs

West Bengal: Protesting doctors defy Mamata’s ultimatum, to continue strike till demands are met

Mamata Banerjee had warned strict action if doctors don't end the strike within 4 hours, but doctors have decided defy her

Woman in Tamil Nadu commits suicide after husband scolds her for spending too much time on Tik Tok

Tik Tok addict Anitha commits suicide after she was scolded for ignoring her children and remaining busy with the app

Massive push for healthcare benefits: Modi govt reduces contribution of employees and employers for Employee State Insurance scheme

The Modi government has reduced the rate of contribution under the ESI Act from 6.5% to 4%

Isreali Prime Minister tweets a note of thanks to Modi for standing by Israel in UN

Israel thanks India for voting against a Palestinian organisation's entry into UN as observer

Kerala govt transfers two police officers investigating rape case against Bishop Franco, nuns express shock and despair

Kottayam Superintendent of Police Harishankar and Vaikom Deputy SP Subash, who were the investigating officers in the Bishop Franco's rape case have been issued marching orders by the state government raising serious questions about possible attempts to sabotage the investigation. 

Meet the controversial anti-Hindu evangelist, Bishop Ezra Sargunam, who wanted to punch Hindus in the face

The Bishop urges the group to take up the challenge and spread the word that there is no such thing as Hindu religion. If at all anyone does oppose to this, the Bishop without hesitation asked the group to punch them in the face and make sure they bleed.

ISRO aims at a giant leap, plans to have India’s own space station

A day after ISRO chief K Sivan announced Chandrayaan-2 launch date, today he said ISRO will build its own space station

Another shocker from Uttar Pradesh: 5-month-old baby raped by her own relative

Under the pretext of playing with the child, the assailant Muktiyar Singh took her out in the woods and raped her

“Policemen die in the line of duty but the police don’t go on a strike”, Mamata Banerjee on doctors strike in West Bengal

The doctors' strike in West Bengal has been backed by the doctors in Hyderabad and Delhi who are demanding stringent action against the culprits and safety of doctors.

Modi govt to develop educational institutions and hospitals on Waqf properties, provide free UPSC coaching for Muslim girls

According to the latest schemes launched by the Modi government, Waqf properties across the country will be geo-tagged, digitised and 100% funding will be provided by the government to develop schools, colleges, hospital etc

SC rejects plea of disgraced ex-cop Sanjiv Bhatt seeking to examine 11 additional witnesses in 1989 custodial death case

Last year in September, the sacked ex-IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt was taken into custody by the Gujarat CID over a 1998 case of planting drugs

Mumbai Police finds no evidence against Nana Patekar in sexual harassment case filed by Tanushree Datta

Tanushree Datta had filed sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar in October 2018

Mamata Banerjee declines to go for the all party meeting called by West Bengal Governor, calls him a BJP mouthpiece

Welcoming the Governor's initiative, West Bengal BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh said the state government should have taken the initiative

Mamata blames ‘outsiders’, ‘BJP Conspiracy’ for Doctors’ protest; doctors and interns do not wish to work for ‘mad dictator’

The chain of events that have been initiated in West Bengal since Monday night is truly unprecedented in the recent history of the state.

How media glossed over the fact that dancers were asked to strip at an Eid celebration and not just any ‘cultural event’

The reportage surrounding this horrific incident in Assam has been nothing short of shameful, to say the least.

Former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair says UPA government delayed Chandrayaan-2 mission

Madhavan Nair says UPA government delayed Chandrayaan-2 and gave priority to Mangalyaan mission

Here is how AltNews fabricated a police quote to downplay the brutality heaped on the Aligarh child victim

OpIndia asked SSP Kulhary whether he gave any statement to AltNews where he denied that the victim's eyes were not gouged out and her arm was not amputated. SSP Kulhary categorically denied having given the statement

Video and stats highlights from Australia v Pakistan match

Warner's first hundred for Australia after making his comeback into International cricket helped Australia to win the match against Pakistan.

Uttar Pradesh: Director of Madrasa arrested for giving triple talaq after his wife complained to CM Yogi Adityanath

The police arrested Agra's Rakabganj resident Chukru Rehman aka Zikru Rehman after his wife Tarannum Begum had approached CM Yogi Adityanath alleging that her husband had given her triple talaq.

Indian Air Force finds no survivors at the AN-32 crash site, families informed

The families of the 13 personnel have been informed that no survivors were found among the wreckage of the AN-32

TMC troll speaks in Bengali on English news channel in response to others speaking in Hindi, despite already knowing that it was a Hindi show

The debate on CNN News18 soon deviated from the main issue of political violence in West Bengal into a war of words between the anchor and Garga Chatterjee over the issue of whether CNN News18 was a Hindi or an English channel.

While West Bengal burns, Rahul Kanwal conducts a jolly interview with newly elected Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty

Mimi Chakraborty, the newly elected Trinamool MP from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha Constituency, appeared on India Today on Wednesday.

Kerala villagers want to keep an elephant alive, media sees ‘rise of BJP’ in the state

Kerala had loved and wept for its elephants much before BJP or the RSS became stakeholders in the state's politics.

Shiv Sena slams Mamata Banerjee, says the “sleeping Hindus of Bengal” have been “awakened by her excesses”

Shiv Sena attacked the Trinamool Congress chief saying that the state would turn into Gujarat and could even turn into ‘Ayodhya or Varanasi’.

Sri Lanka blast accused Zahran Hashim’s Facebook friend among the arrested men in NIA’s Coimbatore ISIS module raid

Mohammed Azarudeen handled the Facebook page 'KhilafahGFX' through which he spread the Daish/ISIS ideology and radical contents attributed to Hashim.

CBI registers case against former Samajwadi Party MP Atiq Ahmed for kidnapping and assaulting realtor inside jail

Samajwadi Party leader, Atiq Ahmed had allegedly beaten up real estate businessman Mohit Jaiswal in Deoria Jail in Uttar Pradesh and had demanded extortion money from the businessman.

The fat tail of terrorism and why the graphs shared by Bill Gates mislead

Recently, Bill Gates shared an infographic showing causes of death in the US, what people most commonly search for and what media reports on. Here is why he was wrong in the conclusion he drew

‘Modi hain to mumkin hain’, says US Secretary of State in his major policy speech

Narendra Modi’s consistent efforts in the last five years, India is now considered to be a global power and a major security partner by the United States.

Match preview – India v New Zealand: A mouthwatering contest if the rains allow

India and New Zealand, the only two unbeaten teams in this World Cup so far, will face each other to continue with their winning streak.

Reach office on time, avoid working from home: PM Narendra Modi to council of ministers

In the first cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Modi has also talked about the five-year agenda and has asked every ministry to come up with their five-year agenda and to formulate an impactful decision, which needs to be taken in the first 100 days of the government. 

Fact check: Bhojpuri song didn’t rock the streets of London during the Cricket World Cup

Contrary to the Indian Express report, the dance was part of an event called "Carnival of Cultures" which was held in Berlin from 7-10 June 2019 to celebrate the cultural diversity.

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