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Before Ashwini Kumar, there was Vinod Kumar Mehta: How the DCP of Kolkata Police was brutally murdered in Garden Reach in 1984

Vinod Kumar Mehta, the DCP of Kolkata Police (Port Division), had reached the city's Garden Reach area where he was murdered.

Myanmar army kills more than 80 anti-coup protestors in Bago city, throws the bodies in a Buddhist pagoda

The Myanmar junta’s armed forces crushed a key protest stronghold in Bago city in a pre-dawn attack on Friday, killing at least 82 people

Moneycontrol.com data breach: Personal details of over seven lakh users up for sale on Hackers forums – Here is what we know so far

Personal data of over 7 lakh registered users of moneycontrol.com is available on the hackers' forum for just $350

‘They came with bombs’: Eyewitness reveals how Anand Burman was killed in West Bengal for working for the BJP

Anand Burman, a BJP voter, was killed during the violence that ensued in the 4th phase of the elections in West Bengal.

Maharashtra govt to study why COVID-19 cases not surging in election-bound states despite large gathering in rallies

Maharashtra COVID-19 task force will study why cases are increasing only in the state & not in election bound states with large gatherings

Watch: Tucker Carlson asks CNN President Jeff Zucker to transition into a woman to fight toxic masculinity

"We agree, CNN is dominated by lots of dumb men," read the Fox News tucker during the Tucker Carlson Tonight show.

Mithun Da may be a ‘cobra’ but it’s those in TMC that Mamata needs to be concerned about: Why the Clubhouse conversation should worry...

Prashant Kishor cast a devastating blow to the reelection bid of Mamata Banerjee with his comments during the Clubhouse discussion.

Why Mamata Banerjee should take entire moral responsibility for the violence in Cooch Behar

The way the Bengal election has unfolded, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee clearly feels like she is in a corner

Rafiqul Islam Madani: All you need to know about the Bangladeshi dwarf cleric who preaches Islamic radicalism and wants to capture Delhi

"If we have to be martyred opposing Modi, then, we are all willing to be martyred", Rafiqul Islam Madani had said ahead of Modi's Bangladesh visit

Lockdowns, ‘Covidiots’ and ‘Responsible’ Citizens

We know of the recent surge in COVID cases all over India, but the simultaneous surge in ‘responsible’ citizens appalled by the irresponsibility of ‘Covidiots’

“Is your speech not responsible for the death of 4 people?”: Amit Shah slams Mamata Banerjee for asking people to gherao central forces

Amit Shah said that Mamata Banerjee is responsible for death of 4 people in CISF firing as she had asked to gherao central forces

Arfa Khanum Sherwani denies the existence of Muslim appeasement in West Bengal, here’s how she is comparing apples and oranges

Arfa Khanum Sherwani triggered a controversy after denying the existence of minority appeasement politics in West Bengal.

Mother of Bihar cop dies of shock after her son mob lynched in West Bengal, 7 policemen suspended for fleeing the scene

Seven Bihar police personnel have been suspended for negligence who abandoned SHO Kumar and fled from the spot of violence

Shambhu priest death case: Protestor dead in police action, shops on temple land to remain sealed and finally Rajasthan govt agreeing to order probe

A probe has been initiated by Rajasthan government after 10-day agitation led by BJP leader Kirodi Lal Meena

Shaheen Bagh Maulana gets kidnapped by his former student, rescued after police raid: Here is what happened

A case of kidnapping involving a Maulana and his former student at a Madrassa has come to the fore in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi.

Hindu activists in Kerala object to Muslim League flags outside Temple, stop movie shoot, arrested: Read details

One of the scenes showed a girl dressed in traditional Hindu attire exiting the temple and being attracted to a man of a different religion (Islam).

French tabloid hitjob on Rafale backfired and proved corruption against Congress, serial petitioner ML Sharma runs to Court: Read details

ML Sharma was one of the petitioners against 2015 Rafale deal, and his petition was dismissed in 2018 by the Supreme Court

Rahul Gandhi decides to campaign in West Bengal, but in one constituency, only hours before ‘silence period’ kicks in: How it might impact Congress

Congress Scion Rahul Gandhi will be visiting West Bengal on April 14 in the hopes to turn around his party's political fortunes.

Farmer Protest supporters demand release of multiple-murder accused Jagtar Singh Johal, use a special ‘Toolkit’ to ‘#FreeJaggiNow’

Supporters of Jagtar Singh Johal are using Farmers Protests for their own agenda demanding release of the multiple murder accused

Senior doctor in-charge of COVID-19 ward in Bhopal resigns after Congress leader and sidekick misbehave with him, hospital staff: Full details

Congress leader P C Sharma along with a local corporator Guddu, can be seen misbehaving with a senior doctor Yogendra Shrivastav in Bhopal

Allegations of extortion by Parambir Singh: CBI summons two personal assistants of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Parambir Singh had written a letter to Uddhav Thackeray alleging that Anil Deshmukh had asked Sachin Vaze to extort Rs. 100 crore every month

Forced to read Namaz, change name to Alna after conversion to Islam: Years after marriage, Hindu woman finds out her husband ‘Ashok’ is ‘Afzal’,...

The woman alleged that her husband forced her to read namaaz, also snatched away her daughter from her and abandoned her in Mathura when she resisted conversion

Recourse to open fire by CISF personnel became absolutely necessary in order to save lives of voters: What EC said on Bengal violence

EC has sought a detailed report on the incident and has banned the entry of political leaders in Cooch Behar for 72 hours following the violence.

Asked BARC to pay if they wanted to avoid torture: Sachin Vaze, money laundering and the Rs 30 lakh bribe in TRP case

Citing sources, TOI reported that BARC officials had admitted to the ED about making such a payment to Sachin Vaze via an inspector.

Bihar police officer mob-lynched in West Bengal where he was chasing criminals, Firoze Alam, Abuzar Alam and Sahinur Khan arrested

A Bihar police officer was beaten to death by a mob while he was conducting a raid in neighbouring district in West Bengal

US efforts to promote human rights in China enjoy major bipartisan support among Americans, Pew Research finds

Republicans and Democrats alike share the view that the US should promote and defend human rights in China, Pew Research finds.

Twitter removes Prashant Bhushan’s tweet claiming masks are ineffective against COVID-19, says it violates Twitter Rules

Many people had reported the anti-mask tweet of Prashant Bhushan saying, after which Twitter removed it citing violation of rules

Massive win for Arnab Goswami as Mumbai Police terminates all chapter proceedings against Republic media network: Read details

Republic TV has announced that all chapter proceedings initiated by the Mumbai Police have bow been terminated.

Here are 5 major incidents of violence that took place during the fourth phase of polls in West Bengal

Fourth phase of polls in West Bengal today was the most violent one, with several incidents of attack on central forces by TMC workers

Congress leader Chidambaram forgets Direct Action Day riots, blames BJP for communalising Bengal after allying with Islamist Siddiqui

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has blamed the BJP for 'communalising' West Bengal in a series of tweets on Saturday.

Mumbai: Lab technician arrested for issuing fake negative COVID-19 test reports to dozens of people

Lab technician Umar used to send the samples of symptomatic cases to the lab, but issued fake negative test reports for asymptomatic cases

Watch: Arnab Goswami’s special message for Barkha Dutt after Sachin Vaze lands in Taloja Jail

Without explicitly naming Barkha Dutt, Arnab Goswami slammed the journalist for celebrating his unlawful arrest.

Arhtiyas call off strike after Punjab govt modifies software allowing them to get paid for foodgrain procurement from farmers

The Arhtiyas withdrew the strike after the CM assured them that they will remain an integral part of the food grain procurement system

West Bengal: Crying mother says Muslim women with machete took away her baby during poll violence, TMC calls it ‘staged drama’

TMC has accused the woman of 'lying' and dubbed the incident as a staged drama. They claim that the child is with the woman.

Punjab farmers refuse direct payment of MSP, arhtiyas and labourers stage protests and block sale of food grains at mandis

Majdoor Union leader in Punjab said that if centre's direct benefit transfer scheme is implemented, it will destroy farmers

‘Kaan Dhoro’: BJP leader Babul Supriyo nabs woman with fake voter ID amidst ongoing polls in West Bengal

The accused pleaded to the Babul Supriyo that she was coerced into doing such a thing. She claimed that she was poor and asked for his help.

Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar: Mob attacks CISF after Mamata Banerjee urged ‘gherao’ against security personnel, 4 dead

The violence occurred at the Jorpatki area of the Mathabhanga block in the Sitalkuchi Legislative Assembly of Cooch Behar district.

Lokmat thinks infamous discussion of journalists with Prashant Kishor took place in a real clubhouse, says comments were leaked because ‘door was open’

Lokmat said that a TMC meeting took place in a Clubhouse in Kolkata, and journalists and citizens overheard it as door was open

Memes, ‘stupidity’ of ‘journalists’ and more: Here is what netizens are saying about the epic Prashant Kishor Clubhouse discussion

The Clubhouse discussion between political strategist Prashant Kishor and 'journalists' is the biggest political story right now.

Karnataka: Library with 3000 copies of the Bhagavad Gita set on fire by miscreants

A library with nearly 3000 copies of the Bhagavad Gita was set on fire by miscreants in Mysuru, Karnataka. An FIR has been filed.

‘PM Modi created a new power elite and brought about a cultural revolution in India’: Political analyst Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru said that earlier the characteristics of power elite remained same even after change in govt, which has changed in Modi govt

Prashant Bhushan slammed for spreading anti-mask study, brazens it out after netizens object

Prashant Bhushan has jumped onto the anti-mask bandwagon which attracted great criticism from people on social media.

Pakistan: Hindus protest after court refuses to allow parents to meet their daughter who was kidnapped, converted to Islam and married off

The 22-year-old Hindu girl was reportedly kidnapped on April 3, forcibly converted to Islam and married off

TMC leader Sujata Mondal Khan labels Dalits as ‘beggars by nature’, claims that they sold themselves to the BJP

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sujata Mondal Khan made disparaging comments against the Dalit community.

Lakhs of Muslims gather in Bareilly after Friday prayers demanding arrest, beheading of Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

Several Muslims shared videos of the protest in Bareilly on Twitter, where they referred to Yati Narsinghanand as a ‘Bhagwa Terrorist’.

Prashant Kishor says internal survey shows BJP win, hails PM Modi, admits TMC’s Muslim appeasement politics: Here is everything he said on Clubhouse

"Major problem that we have to accept is that there have been efforts for the last 20 years to appease the minorities," said Prashant Kishor

Lutyens journalist speaking ‘truth to the power’ by discussing Mamata Banerjee’s toilet routine

An embarrassed Prashant Kishor jokingly asked the Lutyens journalist, "Am I expected to answer this also?"

New Delhi conveys concern to Washington over US Navy carrying out operations in Indian waters without consent

Earlier today, the US Navy issued a statement alleging that it conducted operations in Indian EEZ without seeking its consent

USA: Police officers show up at Twitter user’s home for criticising Congresswoman AOC on social media, her spokesperson denies involvement

Two policemen visited the home of an American citizen for tweeting against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).

Assam: Fearing poaching by BJP, Congress-led alliance starts shifting candidates to Rajasthan, 20 AIUDF candidates reach Jaipur hotel

Congress said they are shifting their alliance candidates from Assam to Jaipur as a precautionary measure to prevent BJP from buying them

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