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Benjamin Netanyahu lost the chair after 12 years because he lost the Israeli ‘caste arithmetic’

Everyone thought Benjamin Netanyahu will show his magic and retain his posting as PM of Israel, but it didn’t happen

Exclusive: Agitators not farmers but criminals, says wife of victim burnt alive at Tikri border, farmers harass woman of village, says sarpanch

Haryana police arrested one of the main accused named Krishna who allegedly set Mukesh ablaze at the Tikri border

TV9 Bharatvarsh documentary shows ISIS bride Shamima Begum holding a document with Congress party’s logo: This is how it happened

Instead of using original footage, TV9 Bharatvarsh used a digitally altered the image of Shamima Begum from a satire site

Pakistan, where intelligence goes to die: How ISI was trying to ‘honeytrap’ a fake Indian Army officer

Pakistan's ISI was trying to honeytrap a man who was impersonating as an Indian Army officer and trying to attract the attention of women

OBC benefits for Muslims: How WB Police’s recruitment drive has exposed how parties found a way to make religious reservations

The drive was meant to fill vacancies in the OBC-A category in the state. The list showed that apart from one or two individuals, all of them were Muslims.

2 days after China admitted 5 fuel rods were damaged at Taishan nuclear plant, top nuclear scientist found dead under mysterious circumstances

One of China's top nuclear scientists and the Vice-President of Harbin Engineering University died after falling off from a building

UP Police arrests Samajwadi Party leader Umer Pahalwan Idris, accused of inventing fake hate crime over Ghaziabad assault case

Samajwadi Party leader Umed Pahalwan Idris has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police in Delhi on Saturday.

Pakistani clothing brand apologises after sharing morphed picture of Hindu God, Hindu rights activist determined to take legal action

'Hindu Samata' said that leading Pakistani womenswear brand, Generation, had mocked Hinduism through a morphed image. An apology was issued.

Exclusive details: Here are some of the points that the Parliamentary Standing Committee, headed by Shashi Tharoor, raised with Twitter

Indian officials of the microblogging site Twitter were questioned by the Parliamentary Panel on Information Technology on various issues.

Oxygen supply of patients not cut during mock drill in Paras Hospital, nobody died due to lack of oxygen, finds audit committee: Read full...

Committee probing Paras Hospital mock drill case confirms hospital did not snap oxygen, death of patients due to co-morbidities

Days after Rahul Gandhi foul mouths Modi govt over increased dose gap for Covishield, AstraZeneca chief investigator backs the decision

AstraZeneca scientist says level of protection provided by one dose of vaccine increases in second and third month after the jab

Entire Rapid Response Team of Portland Police resigns after jury indicts officer for stopping rioters during George Floyd protests

The Portland Police Association has slammed the indictment by the jury saying it is a "politically driven charging decision."

Punjab: Five ministers strongly object to CM Captain Amarinder Singh’s decision to give government jobs to children of MLAs

Five Punjab ministers accused CM Amarinder Singh of perpetuating VIP culture with the appointment of MLAs' sons to govt posts

First FIR in Gujarat under new law: Muslim man pretends to be Christian, blackmails, hurls caste abuse, forces woman to convert to Islam after...

This is the first forced conversion case in Gujarat which has been registered under the state's new anti-conversion law

Netizens trend #SuspendUrbanDictionary, UP police takes cognisance of the insulting ‘definition’ of Mayawati by one Nazia Khan: What happened

On Friday, Urban Dictionary sparked a furore on Twitter after it described Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati as an "unmarried pornstar".

Kerala Congress President K Sudhakaran hatched a plan to kidnap my children says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Here is the full story

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has claimed that the newly-coronated Kerala PCC President K Sudhakaran had planned to kidnap his children

Mamata Banerjee wants Nandigram results re-evaluated even after winning state, calls Judge ‘BJP member’ to cast doubts on Judiciary as well: Details

Only recently, Mamata Banerjee had filed a petition in the court demanding that the Nandigram results be re-evaluated.

Ghaziabad Fake Hate Crime: One accused says he was angry as he lost unborn child because of the ‘tabeez’ given by Abdul Samad

The UP Police which has been investigating the Ghaziabad assault case, is now in the lookout for the absconding local SP leader

Andhra Pradesh: BJP leaders arrested for protesting against installation of Tipu Sultan statue by by YSRCP MLA after demands by Muslim community

A massive political row has erupted in Andhra Pradesh over the installation of a statue of tyrant ruler Tipu Sultan in Proddatur town in Kadapa district.

Mukesh was burnt alive at Tikri Border because he was a Brahmin? Village head thinks so, the family wants speedy justice

Residents of Kasar village near Tikri border, where Mukesh was burnt alive, demand immediate removal of tents of farmer protestors

Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs slams AAP Govt in Delhi for not complying with Food Security Act: Details

The Central Government has told the AAP Government in Delhi that it is in violation of section 12 of the National Food Security Act, 2013.

“Law of land is supreme, not your policies”: Parliamentary committee to Twitter after its officials said they follow the company’s policies

When the committee asked what Twitter follows, Indian law or own policies, company officials replied that they follow their policies

Madras HC grants anticipatory bail to man booked for transmitting child pornography, says it was one time offence

Madras HC gives anticipatory bail to man who had shared child pornography as he had cooperated with police & it was one-time crime

Uttar Pradesh ATS arrests four more illegal Rohingya Muslims who ran a sophisticated human trafficking network

UP Director General of Police revealed that the four arrested accused indulged in human trafficking of fellow Rohingyas.

Watch: Maharashtra police lathi-charge protesting ASHA workers for stopping the car of Deputy CM Ajit Pawar in Osmanabad

When protesting ASHA workers stopped the car of Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, police did lathi charge on them

TISS research paper calls Kashmir ‘India occupied’, blames Indian Army for domestic violence in Kashmiri society

A dissertation paper by a student at TISS-Hyderabad has come under the scanner for calling Kashmir "India occupied Kashmir".

Ghaziabad fake ‘hate crime’: Police send notice to Twitter India MD for ‘provoking communal unrest’, ask him to appear within a week

UP Police had registered an FIR against Twitter India MD and 7 others in the Loni fake hate crime case for spreading lies.

Approval rating of PM Modi highest among world leaders at 66%, ahead of Biden, Trudeau, Merkel and others

PM Modi continues to remain at the pole position among the list of world leaders with the highest approval ratings

Pakistan foreign minister supports Taliban, insinuates present Afghan Govt and India are responsible for terrorism and violence

Pakistan Foreign Minister declared that if Afghanistan wants to coexist with Pakistan then it must recognise the Durand Line as international border.

Information about a fictitious train on ‘reliable’ Wikipedia, picked up by websites and academic journals: Here is how it originated

A 2016 edit about fictional Mashriq-Maghreb Express was removed from the East Pakistan Railway's Wikipedia page in 2020 only

Republic TV issues statement over Arnab Goswami’s disappearance from the news network: Here is what they said

Arnab Goswami was last seen on May 2 during a discussion on West Bengal assembly polls. He will make a return on Monday.

Allahabad HC dismisses petition seeking directions to UP govt to cremate dead bodies buried on banks of Ganga

Noting that there are traditions, customs, and people from various communities reside on the banks of Ganga, the Court asked the petitioner to show the court the contribution he made in this cause before passing any order and asked if he had dug out and cremated bodies himself.

‘Being targeted because I am Muslim’: SP leader Umed Idris plays victim card after giving Ghaziabad incident a communal spin

SP leader Umed Idris was booked by Ghaziabad police on May 17 for giving the Loni incident a communal spin in his Facebook video.

Protestors demand change of movie name ‘Prithviraj’, burn Akshay Kumar’s effigy: Here’s the name they want

All India Kshatriya Mahasabha demands that elders of the community be shown 'Prithviraj' starring Akshay Kumar before release.

4 arrested in Hiranandani society fake vaccine scam, Tips Films, another production house were duped too: Reports

4 persons have been arrested by the Kandivali Police in the fake vaccination drive case. They have been sent to judicial custody till June 25.

‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ owner Kanta Prasad attempts suicide, admitted to hospital after overdosing on sleeping pills: Details

Kanta Prasad, owner of the Baba Ka Dhaba, attempted suicide and is currently admitted to the ICU at Safdarjung Hospital.

Mukul Roy refuses to resign from assembly after defecting to TMC, Suvendu Adhikari petitions the speaker to disqualify him

Suvendu Adhilkari asks assembly speaker to disqualify Mukul Roy as per anti-defection law after Roy quite BJP to join TMC

Pakistan: Mufti sexually abuses student, claims he was drugged by the minor

The North Cantt police in Lahore has now registered a case against Mufti Rehman under relevant sections of Pakistan law.

After denying permission to BJP to hold a core committee meeting, Kerala govt allows Congress to conduct ceremony to induct Congress President

While Kerala govt had denied permission for a BJP meeting with 12 people, they allowed a Congress event with more than 1500 people

Shiv Sena workers’ attack BJP protestors, Sanjay Raut says ‘we are certified goondas’: All you need to know

After BJP called the Shiv Sena workers hooligans for attacking BJP workers, Sanjay Raut said they are 'certified goondas'

‘Muslims must kill 4-6 persons before dying’: Congress’ new minority cell head Imran Pratapgarhi and his hate-filled ‘shayari’. Details

The newly appointed Congress minority cell head Imran Pratapgarhi is believed to be the favourite of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

FT refers to India as the ‘weakest link’ in the Quad. How their quoted expert denies conclusion and how they got it massively wrong

Quoting a few experts in foreign policy, FT declared that India is the 'weakest link' of the informal alliance as it had failed to provide necessary vaccines to the nations as it had agreed to in the Quad summit that was held in March.

Man who slapped Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee in 2015 found dead, family says murder: What we know so far

Devasish Acharya, the man who slapped TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee in 2015, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Bengal.

Brand new drama? Now AAP corporator blames BJP for her divorce, says she ‘chose voters over her husband’: What happened

AAP has made a come back with a fresh new episode of drama with its MLA pinning the blame for her divorce on BJP

UP: Woman alleges harassment, obscene messages by police officer in Sultanpur, SP orders investigation. Details of the case

After the case was highlighted on the social media, Sultanpur police have informed that they have suspended a constable involved in the case and the accused inspector has been ordered to report at the police lines.

Farmer org releases unclear video to claim man committed suicide at Tikri border, clearer video shows man accusing ‘farmer’ of setting him on fire

A man was burnt alive and succumbed to his injuries after visiting the Tikri border where farmers are protesting

Darbhanga: Parcel registered in the name of one Md Sufiyan explodes at railway station, investigation on

The explosion occurred at the Darbhanga Railway station near the GRP station. The parcel had come from Telangana.

New Zealand: Staggered Covid-19 vaccination to begin from end of July, eligible people out of 50 lakh population to be vaccinated by year-end

New Zealand, that has the population of less than 50 lakh, will be able to vaccinate all eligible citizens only by year-end

Osama Bin Laden’s niece Noor Bin Ladin flies ‘Trump won’ banner in Geneva to protest Biden-Putin summit, calls Biden a ‘senile pedo’

Noor Bin Ladin claimed she was attacked more for supporting Trump than being linked to Osama Bin Laden.

Haryana: Man burnt alive to make him ‘martyr’ against farm laws, villagers demand security from ‘farmers’ at Tikri border

As per reports, casteist slurs were hurled towards Mukesh after which he was set on fire. A video of him being set on fire has gone viral on social media where one can hear casteist abuses being thrown at him before he was set ablaze.

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