Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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25 lakh migrant workers returned to state so far amidst Coronavirus pandemic: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The Yogi Adityanath govt has been working relentlessly to provide employment and various other facilities to the migrant workers who have returned to the state amidst the nationwide lockdown

UP: Police books over two dozen people for gathering in large groups to offer Eid namaz in a Muzaffarnagar Mosque

Defying administration's repeated appeals, a raft of Muslims congregated at the mosque in Kajian colony in Muzaffarnagar to offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

Styrene gas tragedy: LG Polymers was warned over toxic styrene levels, green ministry red flags delay by Andhra govt: Report

A major chemical leak from the LG Polymers plant near Visakhapatnam impacted villages in a five-km radius

Coronavirus outbreak: Congress demands a fresh Union Budget, claims the pandemic demands increased spending by the centre

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in his column has argued that the present scenario has rendered the Union Budget declared in February irrelevant

England: Pakistani arrested for vandalising Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara, note on Kashmir posted in the Gurdwara recovered

In the attack which took place on May 25 morning at Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara in Derby, England, the unidentified man had broken the Gurudwara's windows

China to evacuate its citizens from India amidst pandemic and rising border tensions: Here are the details of the press release

A notice has been published on the Chinese embassy website which states that students, tourists and businessmen who have been stranded in India will be allowed to fly back to China on special flights

Praṇavārth: Brahman, Manifested

Praṇava (प्रणव) - ॐ holds a position of paramount importance in Dharma.

Do not spread hatred on social media: OSD to Tripura CM slams Asaduddin Owaisi for giving communal colour to an incident of rivalry

OSD to the Tripura CM slams Asaduddin Owaisi for trying to incite people by sharing a misleading report by TDN World

Nepal PM KP Oli continues his tirade: Blames India for the rising number of coronavirus cases in his country

Oli said that the people coming in from India 'without proper checking' have vastly contributed to the spread of coronavirus in Nepal.

Eid: No sweets exchanged between BSF and Pakistan Rangers, amidst escalated border tension

Officials attribute the change in India's stance towards Pakistan to increased incidents of cross-border terrorism on the western border.

Is Hinduism a ‘religion’ or just a ‘way of life’? Depends on how one defines ‘religion’ itself

Hindus are often heard arguing that Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life while others object and see Hinduism as a religion

Congress-friendly TV anchor expresses glee at coronavirus cases from Gujarat, mocks ‘Gujarat model’

Sumanth Raman defended meteoric rise of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra by claiming that the state has been testing three times as compared to Gujarat

Mob lynching and murder of vegetable vendor: Assam police arrest accused Faizul Ali and Yusuf, 3 more absconding

The other accused, namely, Jalil Ali, Firoze Khan, and Shabir Ali, involved in the lynching of Sanatan Deka are currently absconding.

Migrant workers coming to Maharashtra will need to take permission from ‘us’: MNS chief Raj Thackeray says UP migrant can vote only in UP

UP CM Yogi Adityanath had yesterday said at a webinar that states wanting the services of UP's manpower will first have to obtain consent from the state government to avail their services

Paatal Lok morphed image of Yogi, other leaders to show corrupt character in the story: BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is yet to respond to the allegations meted out against her web series Paatal Lok

‘U will keep cleaning toilets’: Shokat Ali and Rashid use derogatory, casteist slurs against Dalit BJP leader Hari Manjhi

A person named Shokat Ali had supported the 'manual scavenger' remark against the Dalit MP and had stated that regardless of how much he tries, the Dalit MP cannot become a priest and will keep doing what he has been doing all these years.

NYTimes publishes name of murder victim among long list of coronavirus victims, corrects after being pointed out by netizens

Devoid of photographs, graphics, and advertisement, the international newspaper carried the stories of 1000 victims of the Chinese pandemic who have been reduced to mere statistics.

Delhi: Tanker operators say AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal collected bribes up to Rs 60 lakhs a month

The accusations of graft against AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal came to light after a water tanker owner, Dr Rajendra Singh, committed suicide alleging harassment for payment from the AAP MLA and his aide Kapil Nagar

Mumbai Police issues prohibitory order, to take action against messages on social media: Here is how it curbs criticism against Uddhav Govt

For MLA Aaditya Thackeray too, the most worrying aspect of the pandemic in Maharashtra is the ‘hate on social media'

Meet Corona Yoddha Prerna Dawar: Working for the real medical heroes on the front lines in the battle against the coronavirus

Taking to Twitter on April 1, Prerna Dawar shared a 24*7 helpline number where doctors and other medical workers in need of hygiene kits and N-95 masks could contact and seek help.

Those who killed the Sikhs are still alive: BJP’s Tajinder Bagga on why it is necessary to speak up on Rajiv Gandhi and 1984...

On Monday, Bagga took to Twitter to share an old video clip where former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi appears to be justifying the murder of thousands of Sikhs by stating that when a big tree falls, the earth shakes.

Cyclone Amphan: Protest against West Bengal government continues as relief work languishes, deployment of Indian Army requested

Even after 5 days since the cyclone Amphan made a landfall with West Bengal, basic services such as water, sanitation and power are yet to restore in several areas, including neighbourhoods in Kolkata

Old theatrics, new special effects: Is Alka Lamba preparing for an entry into Bigg Boss house?

Alka Lamba is wearing a delicate shade of pink, the video is professionally shot and edited, with key scenes repeated thrice as they do in serials when the gareeb Bahu shatters the fancy tea set and the rich Sasural reacts like they have lost all their wealth.

As Maharashtra coronavirus cases cross the 50,000 mark, Aaditya Thackeray’s biggest concern is ‘hate on social media’

On being asked by journalist Nidhi Razdan about the most worrying aspect of the Coronavirus outbreak in Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray replied, "It's a feeling of little sadness that there are people who are also trying to spread hate, fear, and division on social media."

Trains have been going back empty because of Uddhav Thackeray government’s failure to provide details of migrants: Piyush Goyal

Goyal stated that train journeys have to be planned and the ministry does not want that after all the preparations and planning, the trains only idle on respective stations and are eventually cancelled as it had happened before.

Chhattisgarh Congress leader files FIR against BJP leader Tajinder Bagga for ‘insulting remarks’ against Rajiv Gandhi

The FIR was filed against Tajinder Bagga by one Pankaj Wadhwani, the President of Youth Congress in Kanker.

No state can take manpower from UP without permission: State Govt to try create employment opportunities for migrants within the state

Yogi Adityanath further added that a 'Migration Commission' will be set up so that those migrants who have come back home in Uttar Pradesh could be facilitated in providing employment opportunities.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan tests positive for Coronavirus

Maharashtra PWD Minister and former CM Ashok Chavan is reported to have tested coronavirus positive.

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Hockey legend and three-time Olympic gold-medal winner Balbir Singh Sr passes away at 95

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Dosanjh aka Balbir Singh Sr died at the age of 95 years in Chandigarh after battling pulmonary illness since past two years.

Pinjra Tod activists sent on two day police custody after Delhi Police rearrests the duo in anti-Hindu Delhi riots case

Two women activists with the far-left group Pinjra Tod who were granted bail on Sunday night were arrested again by Delhi Police within hours and sent on two day police custody.

Railway Minister refutes ‘insufficient train’ claim of Maharashtra, says state govt not providing passenger details, already 65 trains cancelled due to non-cooperation

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal exposes Maharashtra govt by asking for details of 125 trains for tomorrow within an hour on Twitter

Notorious criminal Mohammed Israel, absconding for 10 months, nabbed by Delhi Police

Mohammed Israel is a member of a biker gang and was planning for an armed robbery in the Delhi-NCR region

Punjab: Journalist thrashed by policemen on duty for video recording a fight, two police officials suspended

Two policemen of Punjab police took journalist Major Singh and others to the police station and thrashed them badly

Political storm brews over the suicide of Rajasthan cop alleging pressure, colleagues blame athlete turned Congress MLA Krishna Poonia

Vishnu Dutt Vishnoi’s colleagues have also confirmed that they were under pressure from Congress MLA Krishna Poonia

Heads I win, Tails you lose: Uddhav Thackeray and his Govt sound clueless with contradictory statements on Coronavirus lockdown and travel

Maharashtra, led by Uddhav Thackeray, which has survived so far on PR stunts and media control seems to be spiralling out of control with the rampant Coronavirus pandemic taking over

“Eunuchs”, “stupids”: Abdul Rahman Ilyas who claims to have worked with Andhra Pradesh govt abuses Hindus, celebrates their hounding in Islamic countries

The AP govt adviser expressed happiness over countries joining to call out the alleged anti-Muslim mindset of Hindus living in their countries.

Coronavirus deaths being covered up in Delhi? Municipality records show three times deaths compared to official numbers, say MCD leaders

Leaders in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) have reportedly accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led-Delhi Government of a 'massive discrepancy' in the number of official Coronavirus deaths and the actual data of such deaths

Assam: Vegetable vendor Sanatan Deka beaten to death by Faizul Ali and four others over a minor incident in Hajo

The gruesome murder happened in Manahkuchi near Hajo in Assam, where Sanatan Deka was fatally assaulted by Faizul Ali and his friends.

Maharashtra: After Palghar lynching, two Sadhus brutally killed inside ashram in Nanded

The bodies of the Sadhus were found in their ashram in Maharashtra's Nanded late on Saturday night

Hindu Basti razed to the ground in Punjab province of Pakistan

The demolition exercise in Bahawalpur in Pakistan was carried out under the watch of the Housing Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema.

Shashi Tharoor dons ‘Thawb’ and turns Arabic to wish Eid

Shashi Tharoor 'Arabized' himself by posting an image of himself wearing 'Thawb'. He posted the image on the micro-blogging site Twitter on the occasion of Eid.

As Muslims trend #EidMubarak1441H to wish Eid, here is what 1441H means according to the Islamic calendar

Not just Shashi Tharoor, many people posting Eid greetings on Twitter used the term 1441H, and some people were seen asking what does this mean.

No more ‘J-K Police’ in Ladakh as Union Territory gets its own ‘Ladakh Police’ force, gets new symbols and insignia

The earlier usage nomenclature and insignias of 'Jammu and Kashmir' police, will henceforth be discarded in Ladakh.

UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs funding Palestinian Jihadists under the garb of Coronavirus aid: Report

NGO Monitor noted that the United Nations (UN) had resorted to 'anti-Israel advocacy' instead of contributing to the humanitarian crisis.

“They want to show lesser Coronavirus cases”, alleges doctors after BMC issues show-cause notice to a Mumbai doctor for recommending COVID-19 test

BMC had threatened to cancel the doctor's licence, in case he failed to respond to the contentious notice within 24 hours.

Telangana: Case registered against AIMIM MLA for abusing Dalit women, similar case filed against TRS MLA for attacking a local Dalit leader

BJP leader Shruthi alleged that Balala abused her in the name of her caste when when she had visited the house a victim Dalit girl.

NDTV cites ‘sources’ to claim Indian Jawans were detained and then released by China, Indian Army categorically rejects

The Indian Army has said no troops patrolling the border have been detained by the Chinese troops. "This is not true," stated an officer speaking to ANI.

Here is the truth about the fake TIME magazine cover page shared by Ravish Kumar and subsequently deleted

His legendary capacity to peddle fake news was once again exposed when Ravish Kumar shared a fake TIME magazine cover in a bid to malign PM Modi.

Gujarat: Illegal slaughterhouse behind Rani Roopmati mosque raided in Shahpur, 12 smugglers arrested, cattle rescued

The illegal slaughterhouse that was raided by the police was located behind Rani Roopmati Mosque in Ahmedabad.

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