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PM Modi pays surprise visit to former union minister Arun Shourie at Pune hospital

Arun Shourie said that The Prime Minister’s visit to him at the hospital was a jovial one

Shiv Sena to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament, defy its ‘secular’ allies in Maharashtra: Reports

The Shiv Sena is all set to defy its newfound allies and back the Citizenship Amendment Bill

Unnao case: All you need to know about a ghastly crime born out of a troubled relationship

Police and HC bail order mention that the Unnao victim was raped on the pretext of marriage by accused Shivam

Meerut: Muslim girl converts to Hinduism to marry her lover, accuses relatives of threatening to burn her alive

An interfaith couple from Meerut is being threatened by the girl's family after she converted to marry her husband in a Temple.

Shashi Tharoor cheers for foreign interference: Calls resolution on Kashmir in US House of Congress an ‘admirable effort’

Shashi Tharoor endorsement of interference in Kashmir by the US House Representatives is consistent with the pattern of behaviour the Congress party has demonstrated in recent times.

US naval base shooting: Saudi Air Force trainee watched mass shooting videos before launching the attack

Md Saeed Alshamrani and his friends watched mass shootings videos before he opened fire at a naval base in Florida

#MeToo: One of the accusers of Utsav Chakraborty retracts, says ‘I was unnecessarily cruel about a minor thing’

One of the accusers of Utsav Chakraborty who was quoted by Mahima Kukreja retracted her allegation

Pragya Thakur sits on dharna outside police station demanding FIR against Congress MLA for threating to burn her, returns without success

Pragya Singh Thakur is demanding that the Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi should be booked for threating to burn her

Diary of a Delhi Liberal: Maharashtra, Chidambaram and the Telangana encounter

What an exciting week we had in our fight to keep liberal secularism alive in this country

Anaj Mandi Fire: Factory owner Mohammed Rehan detained by Police, the building didn’t have fire clearance and fire safety equipment

An FIR has been registered in connection with the Anaj Mandi Fire incident and the case has been transferred to the crime branch

Two AMU students booked for objectionable post against Lal Krishna Advani on Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

AMU students under probe for alleged objectionable comments on LK Advani on Babri demolition anniversary

Reconstruction of crime scene would not happen without ‘permission from above’: Telangana minister hints at CM’s approval for encounter?

Senior Telangana minister of Talasani Srinivas Yadav said that there was "pressure for immediate action" against the culprits following the rape and murder of the vet.

Tavleen Singh endorses Ummah: Confuses CAB with NRC to say Muslims will turn Jihadis if illegal infiltrators are not given citizenship

Tavleen Singh also claims that Muslims are being targeted through the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

Mumbai Mirror tries to garner sympathy for officials being investigated for corruption in the production of Vande Bharat train

There have been serious allegations of irregularities in Vande Bharat production at ICF

Devendra Fadnavis reveals that Ajit Pawar had said Sharad Pawar knew of alliance, lashes out at development projects being cancelled

Devendra Fadnavis has now claimed that Ajit Pawar had told Fadnavis that Sharad Pawar knew of the alliance talk with BJP

Delhi: PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to kin of 43 killed in Anaj mandi fire, Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured

More than 43 people have lost their lives and over 56 people have been injured in the Delhi fire

Uttar Pradesh: Four accused attack woman with acid after rape-survivor refuses to withdraw complaint against them

A 30-year-old woman faced an acid attack by the four men following her refusal to withdraw her rape complaint filed against them.

Unnao police calls out Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, says her statement that there were 90 rape cases in past one year wrong

After the Unnao victim was burnt to death by the rape-accused, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra claimed that over the past 1 year, over 90 cases of rape were reported in Unnao

Reports say 1000 trees in Aurangabad to be cut for Bal Thackeray memorial while Uddhav Thackeray halts Mumbai Metro project to save Aarey trees, mayor denies

Shiv Sen has been strongly advocating for eco-conservation by cancelling metro project at Aarey on 'concerns' that trees are being cut

Laws should be amended so accused in rape cases do not get bail: Sister of Hyderabad rape and murder victim

Sister of Hyderabad rape victim has demanded that law should be amended to ensure that accused in rape cases do not get bail,

Prime accused in Vyapam case seen at school event attended by MP CM Kamal Nath and Congress leader Digvijay Singh

Congress govt in Madhya Pradesh has set itself up for huge embarrassment after prime accused in Vyapam scam, Jagdish Sagar, was seen at the same school event as Kamal Nath

Tripura: Minor girl raped, burnt to death by boyfriend, his family and friends after keeping her captive for two months

A 17-year-old girl lost her life after she was held captive and raped for days by her boyfriend and his friends and then, was burnt

Amidst looming ISIS threat, CPI (M) govt withdraws the security cover of ex-Kerala HC judge Kemal Pasha critical of state govt

Security cover of ex-Kerala HC Justice B Kemal Pasha was abruptly withdrawn on Saturday by Kerala govt

Uttar Pradesh: Govt announces Rs 25 lakh compensation and house for family of Unnao rape victim

All the five accused in the Unnao case have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police and murder charges filed against them

Hyderabad encounter: Pregnant wife of accused refuses to perform last rites of her husband, complaint filed against police officers behind the encounter

The pregnant wife of one of the accused killed in the Hyderabad encounter demanded that all criminals locked up in jail should be killed by the police

After Rahul Gandhi says India is rape capital of world, BJP raises Sukanya Devi issue: Know about case against Gandhi, dismissed by courts

After Rahul Gandni attacks govt for rapes, BJP counter attacks him by raising Sukanya Devi case

Chhattisgarh: Molester released on bail days ago chases and attacks his victim with a sickle, leaves her critically injured

The assaulter Indrapal was earlier arrested in Chhattisgarh for recording an obscene video of the victim while she was taking a bath

Rahul Gandhi inaugurates facility for psychiatry and de-addiction in Wayanad, Netizens ask him to be the first patient

Rahul Gandhi today launched a new department block for treatment of mental illness and addiction at Wayanad

Indore, Madhya Pradesh: Angry lawyers in Mhow court premises attempt to thrash the accused rapist of a minor girl

After acquitted accused rapist was thrashed in Kerala, lawyers at the Mhow court premises in Indore on Saturday reportedly attempted to thrash an accused rapist

As Telangana police files case against 4 dead rape accused for attacking police, petition filed in SC against their encounter

Petition has been filed in SC seeking action against Hyderabad police personnel involved in the Telangana encounter

Kerala: Accused acquitted in Walayar rape and death case of two minor sisters thrashed by mob

It was alleged that Kerala police had helped the accused in the Walayar rape case by weakening the case

Radical Sikh outfits plan to hold Human Rights march in Kashmir, media forgets to mention their Khalistani links

Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa had last year asserted that it will continue to strive for a separate homeland for Sikhs

Karnataka: Man convicted of raping 7-year-old girl in 2014, sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment

32-year-old man sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping a 7-year-old girl in 2014

After Pakistanis claimed Usman Khan did not have Pakistani origin, London Bridge terrorist’s body flown to Islamabad

London Bridge terrorist's body was flown from London to Islamabad, Pakistan, to be buried in his home town in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Woman protesting against Unnao rape case attempts to set ablaze her 6-year-old, arrested as daughter rushed to hospital

The Unnao gang-rape survivor who was set on fire by the rape accused on Thursday breathed her last at 11:40 PM yesterday in Safdarjung hospital, Delhi

Thok diya, theek kiya: Wrestler Babita Phogat congratulates Telangana police on encounter of rape-accused

Wrestler Babita Phogat has without reserve, lauded the department for what they did.

NCP MP Supriya Sule introduces Right to Disconnect Bill giving employees the right to refuse official calls after office hours, experts say not viable

Many experts feel that Right to Disconnect Bill, which is inspired by global modules, is not viable in India

An open letter to the people of Maharashtra: Mi Punha Yein

We overlooked allegations (No CMP, it was our vision he had to support) so citizens of Maharashtra don't have to go through re-election

Telangana: Akbaruddin Owaisi rejects govt circular making singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, government backtracks

Following protests by Muslims, Telangana govt has stated that singing Vande Mataram in schools will not be made mandatory

Rahul Gandhi repeats his ‘tribal land snatched’ lie while blaming Modi for incidents of violence in the country

Rahul Gandhi blames Modi for violence when law and order is state subject

Law Ministry charts a comprehensive plan to get rid of pending rape and POCSO cases in 1 year with 1023 fast-track courts

Law Ministry plans to setup 1023 Fast Track Court across the country to dispose of the pending rape and POCSO Act cases

Dharma, Deva, Desha: Three phases of Ram Janmabhoomi movement, who decided Babri Masjid had to go and day of reckoning

The Ram Janmabhoomi Movement, to this day, remains an enigma despite the fact that so much has been written and said about it. Despite the hours and hours of news coverage and the books that have been written about it, there is plenty about it that's still not known.

PM Modi says 400 Eklavya Model residential schools will be built for tribals by 2022, explains facilities, why dropout rates decreasing

Modi govt has decided to build 400 Eklavya Model schools for tribal children across the country in the next three years

Bihar: 5-year old child abducted and raped by tempo driver in Darbhanga, accused arrested as child undergoes treatment

In yet another barbaric incident, a tempo driver has raped a five-year-old child in Bihar's Darbhanga district on Friday

Statue of Unity gets 50% more visitors on average, 100% more on weekends compared to 133-year-old Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Unity, which stands at 182 meters tall, is the world’s tallest statue, twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.

Six Saudi nationals arrested after Saudi Air Force trainee Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani opens fires at US Naval base, 3 killed

Saudi national Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, opened fire inside a classroom at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola early Friday morning

When in 2012 NDTV featured prominently and was mocked in a segment about ‘Spreading Lies’ on American series ‘The Newsroom’

A video went viral where, in Season 1, Episode 4 of 'The Newsroom', which was aired in 2012, a segment on 'Spreading Lies' featured NDTV.

‘Save me, I don’t want to die, want to see them sentenced to death’: Unnao rape victim dies of cardiac arrest after suffering 90% burns

The 23-year-old Unnao rape victim died on Friday night after hours of fighting at the Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.

‘Shame to our country’s democratic history’, says WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar after he finds the assembly gate for him locked

The differences between the West Bengal CM and the governor Jagdeep Dhankhar have been very public

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar applies for Indian citizenship, says he wants to end the ‘Canadian passport’ controversy

Akshay Kumar says that he has applied for Indian citizenship to shut those attacking him over his Canadian passport

Can’t form a nation by creating website: MEA confirms cancellation of Nityananda’s passport, comments on his bizarre claims

The rape-accused Swami Nityananda on his website claimed to have formed a new nation of his own called 'Kailaasa'

Abduction and false charges against Balochistan women will strengthen the Baloch resistance movement

On the 29th of November, news broke out from the war-torn region of Awaran Balochistan, that Pakistani paramilitary forces have forcefully abducted two Baloch women along with their male family members.

‘Hardik go back’: Students chant slogan against Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mewani as they try to join students’ protests in Gandhinagar

Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mewani tried to politicise a students' protest in Gujarat, but it backfired

Hindu Mahasabha to also file review petition against Ayodhya verdict, opposes 5 acres land provision for Muslim parties

The Hindu Mahasabha has stated that it will appeal to the court against the granting of 5 acres of land to the Muslim parties.

BJP demands apology from two Congress MPs for their “threatening posture” towards Smriti Irani during debate on Unnao rape

Smriti Irani lashed out at Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for politicising and communalising the incidents of rape

Allah’s law above all: Jamia Millia students group plans event calling Ayodhya verdict a farce, Ramrajya ‘oppressive’

The organisation 'Students of Jamia' has also shared posts openly declaring that they obey no law but the 'Law of Allah'.

Advocate Rajeev Dhavan who was ‘sacked unceremoniously’ by Jamiat and other Muslim parties is back on board

Dhavan will be handling the four review petition filed by Muslim parties in the Supreme Court against its November 9th verdict today

‘Goli Chal Jayegi’: Woman shot in face as she stopped dancing at wedding in UP’s Chitrakoot, caught on camera

A video showing a woman shot on the face because she stopped dancing at a wedding has gone viral

Here are some of the prominent police encounters that has taken place in the country

On the early hours of Friday, all the four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian’s rape and murder case have been killed in a police encounter at Shadnagar. 

‘Law has done its duty, DNA profiling of accused done to find if they were involved in other crimes’: Telangana police tell media after encounter

Telangana police said that the encounter took place after the accused men attacked the police party

A faceless troll thought we ‘need to be disciplined’ because we were ‘out of line’

'Abusive right-wing trolls' make Internet, especially Twitter, an unsafe place for women, they say. But what about these abuses?

Child rapists convicted under POCSO should not have the right to file mercy petitions: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind said that there should be no provision for the child rape convicts to file a mercy petition

Here is why it is not the Ayodhya judgement that needs to be reviewed, but the vicious and toxic mindset of Muslim parties

Before filing mischievous Review in a matter like Ayodhya, the Petitioner should have thought that the land has not been given to any person or individual, it has been given to the Deity.

Here is how Telangana top cop VC Sajjanar who led the Hyderabad encounter had eliminated Warangal acid attack accused

Cyberabad police commissioner VC Sajjanan supervising the Hyderabad case presided over a similar encounter iin 2008

Veerappan encounter hero, retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar to be senior security advisor in Home Ministry

In 2004, Kumar as the chief of the Special Task Force had launched 'Operation Cocoon' to nab or kill sandalwood smuggler Veerappan in Tamil Nadu. The success of the operation that ended with the killing of Veerappan made him a household name in Tamil Nadu. 

Congress govt in Rajasthan begins process to identify RSS members, asks employees to declare affiliation details

A BJP MLA from Ajmer called this unprecedented action 'vendetta politics' which could not be tolerated.

Maharashtra: BJP trumps Shiv Sena-Congress in Bhiwandi Mayor polls with a little help from 18 Congress Corporators

In a major jolt to the Shiv Sena-Congress alliance, the BJP backed Konark Vikas Aghadi mayor candidate Pratibha Patil triumphed the mayoral polls in Bhiwandi Nizampur.

UP Police uses statistics to prove to Mayawati that they don’t need to learn about encounters from Telangana police

UP police deny they need to learn encounter from Telangana police, give data of encounters in UP

From Col Rajyavardhan Rathore to former DGP of JK police: Here is how they reacted to the encounter of Telangana rape and murder accused

Following the Telangana encounter, local people also assembled at the spot and hailed the police action

After Karan Thapar, ‘neutral journalist’ Rajdeep Sardesai promotes his book at Congress party event, lectures on Maharashtra politics

Rajdeep Sardesai is all set to debate "Maharashtra politics" and promote his book at a Professional Congress event

Watch: People in Hyderabad celebrate, cheer for police after the encounter that killed all four accused of rape and murder

People have been thronging the place of the encounter, incidentally, the scene of the crime in the veterinarian's murder as the police had taken the accused there to recreate the scene for interrogation.

Telangana encounter: No right answer

In the wee hours of the morning, the four accused in the Telangana rape and murder case were shot dead in a police encounter.

Ajit Pawar gets clean chit in Vidarbha irrigation scam a day after Devendra Fadnavis resigned: Read details of affidavit by ACB

The affidavit is connected to several allegations against Ajit Pawar, who was the minister of water resources between 1999 and 2009, including that of escalating costs in 32 irrigation projects in Vidarbha by Rs 17,700 crore within three months. 

On the 10th day of my daughter’s death, her soul must have found peace: Hyderabad victim’s father after 4 accused were killed in encounter

The victim's father has thanked the government and police for delivering justice to the perpetrators.

Uttar Pradesh: Police detains one Ramswaroop Mishra for organizing Christian Missionary event in Bakewar

Etawah Police has detained one Ramswarup Mishra for organizing a Christian missionary event in Uttar Pradesh

All four accused in Hyderabad veterinarian rape and murder killed in police encounter as they tried to escape

The police opened fire after four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder tried to escape.

Udta Punjab? Ministers in Congress govt seen joking about opium consumption in viral video: Reports

The Congress party's dedication towards curbing the drugs menace in Punjab appears to be as credible as Rahul Gandhi's leadership.

Malda shocker: Charred body of a woman found, rape suspected

Days after the Hyderabad horror, a body of a woman burnt was found in Malda, West Bengal. Police suspect rape.

The New Yorker Report: A work or propaganda created to hurt US politicians as much as Narendra Modi and India

The New Yorker report is littered with every manner of conspiracy theory under the Sun and indulges in complete distortion of historical facts.

Lies, deceit and threat: Read how Indira and Sanjay Gandhi pulled off the Maruti scam

Indira Gandhi and her government had gone out of the way to facilitate Sanjay's Maruti scam. At every stage, rules were bent, officials were threatened and coerced into catering to Sanjay Gandhi's whims.

From ridiculous conspiracy theories to incredulous lies: 12 lies spread by The New Yorker in its anti-Modi propaganda piece

Dexter Filkins' report for The New Yorker requires the reader to engage in a suspension of disbelief in an attempt to malign PM Modi

The New Yorker lies about 2002 Gujarat riots and former Gujarat minister Haren Pandya to defame PM Modi

The New Yorker publishes a report glorifying 'journalist' Rana Ayyub by lying blatantly about 2002 Gujarat riots.

Food subsidy in Parliament canteen ends, MPs to now pay full price for food

The Northen Railway runs canteens at Parliament House, Parliament House Annexe, Parliament House Reception and Parliament House Library Building. The food at canteens inside Parliament premises is provided at lower rates to MPs, officials and visitors. 

AltNews’ Pratik Sinha helps New Yorker water down Pulwama attack, cast aspersions that Balakot airstrike was fabricated

Dexter Filkins was assisted by none other than the founder of AltNews, Pratik Sinha, in his efforts to malign India.

Chidambaram violated bail conditions by claiming clear record as a minister: Prakash Javadekar

Chidambaram's bail condition set by the SC included that he is not to give media statements related to the case.

Cropped video circulated out of context to mock FM Nirmala Sitharaman over onion prices: Here is the truth

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday stated that her replies on the floor of the Lok Sabha are being quoted out of the context to mislead the public. 

Uttar Pradesh: Rape survivor set on fire by her out-on-bail rapists in Unnao, victim suffers 90% burn

DS Negi, the chief medical officer of Civil Hospital in Lucknow, said that the victim has sustained 90 per cent burns.

Mumbai Metro: Stand-up comic Vir Das is upset people are making jokes on him while exposing his hypocrisy

Standup comic Vir Das is upset. Because people are making jokes on him. And this is not a joke.

Explained: How Citizenship Amendment Bill embraces the history of India

The Union Cabinet has now approved the Citizenship Amendment Bill. We can now expect the Bill to be placed before both houses of Parliament shortly.

From Lalu to Manmohan: Here is how opposition leaders were promising bullet trains during UPA regime

Lalu Prasad Yadav in 2009 was very excited about Bullet Trains in 2009 and Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister had given the nod to one between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

Rahul Gandhi unfollowed 69 accounts on Twitter in a single day: What could be the possible reasons?

In an interesting development, Rahul Gandhi, the erstwhile President of Congress party and the 'crowned prince' of Indian politics has unfollowed 69 Twitter accounts on a single day.

As Congress opposes CAB, here is what Manmohan Singh had said in support of the bill in 2003

This 2003 reply by Dr Manmohan Singh as leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha has spoken in favour of Citizenship Amendment Bill

Trouble for Shiv Sena in Maharashtra: Party sees mass resignations after it turned ‘secular’, 400 workers quit to join BJP

Ramesh Nadesan, Special Executive officer of the Shiv Sena said that four hundred supporters of the party had joined BJP as they felt cheated when the Shiv Sena shook hands with corrupt and anti-Hindu parties. 

Maharashtra: Maha Vikas Aghadi’s unholy alliance continues its vendetta as it mulls scrapping Mumbai-Pune hyperloop project

After putting brakes on Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train, Maharashtra government may pull the plug on Mumbai-Pune hyperloop project.

Islamist organisation PFI that hosted Hamid Ansari opposes Citizenship Amendment Bill, gives away PoK to Pakistan

PFI that has in the past been embroiled in several cases of Islamic extremism has issued a press note opposing Citizenship Amendment Bill

Daniel Shravan’s mother says she is ashamed of her son’s comments, he should apologise to all women with folded hands

Daniel had written on a Facebook post that rapes happen only due to unsatisfied sexual desires of men and women 'should cooperate with their rapists' to ensure that rapists do not have to murder them afterwards.

A day after his release from Tihar, INX scam accused former union minister P Chidambaram to address media

The Court has barred Chidambaram from speaking on INX Media case to the media.

Showing complete disregard for law of the land, ‘journalist’ Rana Ayyub illegally smuggles a foreign journalist in Kashmir for New Yorker article

Controversial journalist Rana Ayyub aided a foreign journalist for illegally entering the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir

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