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Absconding ‘halal’ investment owner releases a video, offers to surrender, vows to expose big politicians after coming back to India

Earlier Mansoor Khan released an audio clip in which he accused senior Congress MLA Roshan Baig of arm twisting and refusing to return Rs 400 crore.

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury passes repulsive remarks against PM Modi, likens him to ‘gandi naali’ in Lok Sabha

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury dares PM Modi to act against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and put them behind the bars

Kabir Singh is a filthy degenerate but the movie is not a ‘celebration of toxic masculinity’

Instead of harping on and on about 'celebration of toxic masculinity' which Kabir Singh isn't, perhaps Feminists ought to ponder upon the implications of their own doctrine.

Delhi’s AAP govt is yet to fulfil 2015 manifesto promise of concessional travel passes to senior citizens, disabled and students

AAP govt is yet to fulfil election promise of concessional travel passes for senior citizens, students and persons with disabilities.

Madhya Pradesh: Kidnapping accused Imran’s relatives attack police station, demand his release and threaten to kill policemen

Raja Babu Singh, IPS IG/Gwalior zone assured that the perpetrators would be punished.

Congress dissolves all district committees of the party in Uttar Pradesh

Congress to restructure in UP after Lok Sabha election debacle, dissolves district committees

CPM’s student body SFI puts up derogatory poster of Sabarimala’s Lord Ayyappa at Kerala college

CPM's student body insults the sentiments of Ayyappa devotees by deregatory posters

Congress leader in the Parliament demands Wing Commander Abhinandan’s moustache be declared ‘national moustache’

Congress, which seems to have its priorities sorted, now wants to declare Wing Commander Abhinandan's moustache style as a 'national moustache'.

AAP MLA Alka Lamba expresses sadness over not being invited to Delhi CM’s event in her own constituency

AAP MLA Alka Lamba was earlier asked to resign from Aam Aadmi Party and removed from their official Whatsapp group.

In a massive self goal Congress leader in Lok Sabha questions PM Modi for not sending Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to jail

"You came to power by calling them thieves, then how are they sitting in the parliament?" Congress leader in Lok Sabha questions PM Modi on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi still being Members of Parliament

12-year-old Assam girl kidnapped by one Jabed Ahmed rescued from Nashik hotel

Md Jabed Ahmed from the Hojai, Assam is accused of kidnapping the girl and taking her away to Maharashtra.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah set to table Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will speak in the house regarding the significance of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill.

Bengali Superstar Nachiketa mocks ‘Dada’ and ‘Didimoni’ in viral song as Trinamool suffers ‘Cut Money’ crisis

The song in which Nachiketa appears to be mocking Mamata Banerjee and her party for perpetuating a bribe culture has gone viral on social media.

TMC threatens party leaders who have joined BJP that they will face dire consequences

TMC on Sunday warned its former councillors who joined BJP, that they would face the “consequences.”

TMC MPs stage protest at the Parliament against EVMs, demand paper ballots in future elections

Having faced tough competition from the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has resorted to blaming the EVMs for the loss of seats

They couldn’t strike our military bases as they couldn’t even cross LOC: Air Chief Marshal on Pakistan’s reaction after Balakot

Air Chief Marshall, BS Dhanoa, speaking about the Balakot airstrikes against Pakistan said that none of the Pakistan fighter jets was able to cross the Line of Control (LOC).

JDU MLA reveals how the Nitish Kumar govt was completely unprepared to tackle the AES outbreak

As many as 181 children have died in the state until today. In the latest, the Supreme Court has given a 7-day deadline to Nitish Kumar government to get control over the disquieting situation in Bihar

Assam: Sidul Islam sends intimate photos with wife to in-laws, threatens to release on social media if dowry not given

Muslim man in Assam blackmails in-laws for dowry threating to release intimate photos with his own wife

Faf blames IPL again for South Africa’s poor performance in World Cup

This is South Africa's worst performance in World Cups, the last time they knocked out of the tournament in the group stage was in 2003.

Chhattisgarh: Policeman stabbed to death by Maoists in broad daylight in front of his wife and children

Shockingly, the Maoists after killing the policeman walked back into the jungle without any fear of retaliation.

It is official: Mayawati announces that the SP-BSP alliance is over, a month after 2019 poll debacle

Ending weeks of speculations, Mayawati said the decision was taken yesterday after the marathon meeting the BSP leaders held in Lucknow. 

Uttar Pradesh: Safayat Hussain and his sons beat Gangaram to death for accusing them of his minor daughter’s kidnapping

According to the police, the father had wrongly accused a Muslim neighbour of the abduction following which the neighbour and his associates attacked and beat the man to death.

World Cup Match Preview – Afghanistan v Bangladesh: Can Afghanistan win their first game of the tournament

Bangladesh would be hoping to beat Afghanistan easily so that they don't have to rely on failures of other teams to reach the semi-final.

34 Pakistani migrant Hindus from 3 districts of Rajasthan granted Indian citizenship

19 from Barmer, 10 people from Pali and 5 from Jalore district were granted Indian citizenship in Rajasthan last week.

Watch: Indian Air Force commemorates 20 years of Kargil War, recreates Tiger Hill attack and victory

The Kargil war took place between May and July of 1999 in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district. The conflict was orchestrated by the then Pakistan army chief General Pervez Musharraf without the knowledge of the then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  

RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigns, six months prior to scheduled end of term

Acharya reportedly had a difference of opinion with Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das over easing of interest rates to boost economic growth.

Cricket World Cup: Video and statistical highlights from Pakistan v South Africa match

Pakistan won the match by 49 runs and Harris Sohail was adjudged Man of the Match.

Devotees throng a Khodiyar Mata temple in Gujarat after a crocodile, worshipped as Goddess’ vehicle, strays inside the temple

Khodiyar Maa, a family deity of the Patidar community, is often depicted as riding a crocodile.

Irshad Ali tries to open IndiGo airlines’ airborne flight’s door forcibly breaching safety procedures

Irshad Ali got 'impatient' in the flight and tried to open the exit door mid-air.

Pakistan urges the UN to take urgent action against Islamophobia and anti-Islamic speech

Pakistan's Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi termed Islamophia as the most prevalent expression of racism and hatred.

Blast in military hospital in Rawalpindi and its blackout by Pakistani media sparks speculation

The military hospital in Rawalpindi in Pakistan was rocked by a huge blast on Sunday evening.

We can survive without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the family remain active: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Aiyar told that Rahul Gandhi has given the party one month's time to decide on the question of the party President, however, the feeling in the party is in the favour of Rahul Gandhi.

Keeping up its election manifesto’s key promise, Modi government to announce Rs 70000 crore rural road building project

The promise of roads in even the smallest and remotest hamlet was one of the key promises made in its election manifesto by the Modi government

Video and statistics highlight from New Zealand v West Indies match

What a thrilling game, a match of the see-saw, a team won and a player lost.

Virat Kohli fined for aggressive appealing in the match against Afghanistan

Virat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.

No Prakash Javadekar, ‘Jai Shree Ram’ is not an ‘Indian cheer’, it’s a manifestation of the Hindu faith. Don’t cheapen it

Unless the remainder of the interview to Times Now which is yet to be released gives a different picture of Javadekarr's answer, he came off as a defensive, confused man who couldn't stand by his or his party's faith.

Evangelists left jobless after Modi government’s crackdown on foreign funds, Pentecostals in Kerala severely affected

Pastors are unable to repay their loans as they stopped receiving their monthly salary for their gospel work

Uttar Pradesh: Rampur Police shoots Nazil, accused of abducting, raping and killing a 6-year-old girl

Disturbingly, such incidents of sexual abuse against children have become rampant in India

Air India Regional Director suspended on the allegation of shoplifting a wallet from a duty-free shop at Sydney airport

Apart from suspension, Captain Bhasin has also been barred from entering the premises of Air India without written permission of the management and was asked to surrender his company identity card and not to take employment anywhere else.

Union Minister Smriti Irani to build a house at Amethi to be more accessible, does what Rahul Gandhi could not do in last 15 years

After staying in a rented house in Amethi after losing 2014 elections, Smriti Irani decides to build own house in the constituency after winning in 2019

Pakistan had kept one of its most advanced submarines hidden after Balakot strikes, Indian Navy detected it after a 21-day search

Eventually, after 21 days of an extensive search operation, PNS Saad was located on the western side of Pakistan to protect it from any attack if hostilities between the nuclear-armed neighbours escalated.

Scuffle broke out at Vijayawada Municipal Corporation meeting after portraits of NTR and Naidu replaced with that of Jaganmohan Reddy

The portraits of NTR and Naidu were removed from the council hall by the corporation officials ahead of a meeting.

Taking political dynastic succession forward, BSP chief Mayawati gives two important party positions to brother and nephew

Dynastic succession in political parties is the key to keep the fibres of patronage intact, Congress party, being the utmost examples of this approach

Tausif Imran Khan repeatedly raped class X girl in Vadodara, took her to religious places to brainwash and convert her

19-year-old Tausif Imran Khan, a class XII student who lived in Manjalpur, has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for sexually exploiting a minor.

Another case against rape accused BSP MLA, this time for proving false information in his 2019 Lok Sabha election affidavit

Rape accused BSP MLA might be fresh trouble with a case being registered against him for providing false information in his 2019 Lok Sabha election affidavit. 

Dainik Bhaskar publishes exaggerated amounts as extra cost to air travellers due to closure of Pakistani airspace

Dainik Bhaskar says daily 70000 air travellers are paying 5 times extra due to the closure of Pakistani airspace

Mirchi baba files a complaint after he receives 3000 calls about his promise to do ‘Jal Samadhi’ if Digvijaya Singh loses

Controversial Mirchi baba had performed a Yagna by burning 5 quintals of red chilly ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to help senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh win from Bhopal. During this Yagna, he had vowed to take ‘jal samadhi’ if Singh loses.

Sidhu’s rant comes back to haunt: Posters in Ludhiana ask him to keep his promise of quitting politics if Rahul Gandhi loses Amethi

In one of the biggest overturns in this Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi had lost from his home turf to BJP' Smriti Irani by 55,120 votes

World Cup Match Preview, Pakistan v South Africa: Do or Die for both the teams

A do or die situation for both the teams to keep the hopes alive for semi-final birth. One of them will surely be ruled out of the tournament after losing the match here.

As the accused in Bargari sacrilege case gets killed in jail, here is all you need to know about the 2015 Guru Granth Sahib desecration

Mohinder Pal Bittu, accused of desecrating the Sikh holy book and Dera Sacha follower, killed by his inmates in jail

Activist files complaint against Rahul Gandhi for his International Yoga Day tweet where he insulted the Indian Army

Mumbai-based activist has filed a complaint against him for his tweet on International Day of Yoga where he ended up insulted the Indian Army

Bill to make Jallianwala Bagh trust apolitical tabled by Modi govt, proposes to end automatic nomination of Congress President

The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951 provides for a Trust to maintain the National Memorial.

Video and statistics highlights from India v Afghanistan match

Who would have imagined that the match will be decided in the last over of the game between India and Afghanistan?

After free travel schemes for women AAP offers freebies to school students in Delhi, BJP calls it ‘act of desperation’

The announcement was made in a felicitation ceremony organised for students and their parents at the Thyagaraj stadium on June 22

Does Congress suspect Data Analytics head Praveen Chakravarty was a Modi mole? This report suggests so

According to the report, the Congress party and its senior leadership is now trying to ascertain who introduced the Head of the Congress Data Analytics Department, Praveen Chakravarty to Rahul Gandhi.

When you don’t understand cricket, don’t tweet, else you’d sound like this journalist from The Print

Jyoti Malhotra, a journalist at the Print, which often peddles fake news, wore the hat of a cricketing expert during the India-Afghanistan World Cup match on Saturday.

Another fictitious ‘hate crime’? Eyewitness says Delhi Madrasa teacher not hit for refusing to chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’

Police say there is no substantive evidence to prove that Delhi madrasa teacher was attacked for refusing to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.

Rahul Gandhi planning a nation-wide stir over ‘EVM hacking’, may boycott assembly polls: Report

Rahul Gandhi, the current President of the Congress party is planning to launch a non-cooperation movement against the PM Modi led Central government. 

Jagan Mohan Reddy appoints uncle Y V Subba Reddy as the Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Trust Board

The outgoing Chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust Board TDP leader Putta Sudhakar Yadav submitted his resignation as the Chairman yesterday.

People in Encephalitis hit Bihar put up look-out posters for Ram Vilas Paswan and local MLAs, announce rewards for finder

The banners asked the Minister to come out of his AC room and see people's condition.

Watch: As India zooms to a nail-biting win, here are some hat-tricks since 1987. Which one is your favourite?

In a nail-biting finish between India and Afghanistan, Mohammad Shami took a hat-trick in the last over of the match. A hat-trick which won the game for India.

West Bengal violence: 3 BJP workers, including a 14 year old boy shot for chanting Jai Shree Ram, BJP slams Mamata

The political violence in the state of West Bengal continues unchecked as according to BJP, 3 workers have been shot by the police in Panchasayar in Bankura district for chanting Jai Shree Ram.

West Bengal govt to observe death anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Overton Window continues to move ‘right’

West Bengal state government has decided to observe the death anniversary of the legendary Shyama Prasad Mookerjee

Bhatpara violence: Clashes erupt yet again as BJP delegation reach the area after two people died, Police lathicharge locals

The BJP delegation had visited Bhatpara to review the situation and investigate the reports of violence against BJP workers after violent clashes on Thursday claimed the lives of 2 people and injured several.

BJP trashes US State Department Report which makes wild assertions about Minorities in India, says biased against Modi govt

The 2019 International Religious Freedom Report by the US State Department was recently made available to the public by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Here are the 40 new bills proposed by the Modi government in the first parliamentary session

Modi government has tabled 40 new proposals for introduction, consideration and passing in the lower house of the Indian Parliament.

The Sabarimala private member’s bill tabled by Kerala MP asks only for maintaining ‘status quo’

The bill has also asked to drop all legal proceedings against the Sabarimala temple.

How the Khan Market vipers refused to introspect despite push back from the people of India

The Khan Market Gang was weaving a false narrative that they grandly called Idea of India.

Kanhaiya Kumar ‘visits’ SKMCH with over 100 of his supporters barging in while hospital grapples with increasing AES deaths

Republic TV has reported that Kanhaiya Kumar had visited with over 100 party workers who created a ruckus inside the hospital.

World Cup Match Preview, New Zealand v West Indies: Last chance for the Caribbeans

West Indies is in a situation where they have to win every game and hope other top teams to lose their games to have a chance in reaching the semis.

UK Judge authorizes forced abortion of mentally disabled pregnant woman despite her and her mother’s objections

The doctors decided that an abortion will be less traumatic for the mentally disabled pregnant woman than childbirth.

No Mr Owaisi, the oppressive practice of Triple Talaq and the traditions of Sabarimala cannot be equated. Here is why

The debate in the Lok Sabha around the Triple talaq Bill also shows how 'Secular' parties always empower the fundamental sections of the Muslim community while ignoring the concerns of the Muslim women.

DMK to protest against transport of water from Vellore to Chennai, while also protesting against the water crisis in the city

The DMK had welcomed Kerala CM's offer to send water to Tamil Nadu. However, some DMK leaders are planning to protest against the state govt's decision to bring water from Vellore.

After Imran Khan confuses quote by Rabindranath Tagore for Gibran’s, his special assistant thinks Tendulkar is Imran Khan

Naeem Ul-Haque, the special assistant to Imran Khan posted a picture of a young cricketer holding his bat up after presumably playing a good inning. Haque captioned that photograph with "PM Imran Khan 1969". 

Madhya Pradesh: A 72-year-old living man declared dead by doctor, kept in freezing morgue for entire night

The Chief Medical Officer has instituted an inquiry against the doctor who issued a ‘memo’ for an autopsy of a man who was still alive.

Muzaffarpur: After encephalitis wreaks havoc, skeletal remains of several bodies found behind SKMC Hospital

Skeletal remains of several human bodies have been found behind the premises of the SKMCH in Muzaffarpur that is seeing an alarming number of deaths in children due to encephalitis.

Are CCTVs un-Islamic? This year-old fatwa by Darul Uloom Deoband certainly says so

Darul Uloom Deoband has declared that it is unlawful to install a CCTV camera.

Viral video: Pakistani fan apologises for fat shaming cricketer Sarfaraz after Pakistan lost to India

Pakistani fans now have started following players off the field and shaming them in public

Accused in rape case, absconding BSP MP Atul Rai surrenders in Varanasi, sent to 14-days judicial custody

The Supreme Court had dismissed Rai's anticipatory bail plea earlier. Rai has contested and won the Ghosi Lok Sabha seat while absconding.

World Cup Match Preview, India v Afghanistan: Can India win their 50th match of the World Cup

On paper and form, India is the best team of the tournament so far. They haven't sweat in the competition and still won 3 games against teams like South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan.

Modi govt cracks whip on corrupt babus: After dismissing 27 bureaucrats, more heads to roll as centre seeks list of tainted babus

This move by the BJP government is expected to improve the administrative efficiency of officials, reduce corruption and open jobs avenues across departments

Naya Pakistan? Human right activist charged under anti-terrorism laws for raising voice over rape and murder of a minor

Gulalai, a Pashtun and women’s rights activist, was in 2017 awarded the ‘Reach all Women in War’ Anna Politkovskaya Award

Gita is a military manual and contains instructions given on battlefield, should be read by all: Major General Subhash Sharan

Major General Subhash Sharan who is the additional director-general of Army recruitment in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand said that the Bhagavad Gita is a military manual that should be read by all youngsters. 

Choksi’s health excuses are a facade, we will bring him in air ambulance: ED tells court

The probing agency stated that Choksi's claims of ill health are a facade to evade questioning and if needed, they will provide an air ambulance with the best medical facilities and doctors to bring Choksi back from Antigua.

‘Virtuous Paedophiles’: Another sickening step towards the normalisation of paedophilia by ‘enlightened progressives’

The normalization of Pedophilia has become extremely mainstream in the West. It has become mainstream to suggest that paedophiles are 'just like everyone else' and worthy of our compassion.

Video and statistics highlights from England v Sri Lanka match

England v Sri Lanka would be remembered for years for producing such excitement and result which has opened the gate of opportunities for many teams.

CBI registers FIR against Sanjay Bhandari, Arms dealer linked to Rahul Gandhi, in the Pilatus Aircraft deal bribery case

The Enforcement Directorate, which is investigating the money trail of the Pilatus deal kickbacks, has already stated in open court that Sanjay Bhandari was acting on behalf of Robert Vadra for the purchase of properties in London.

A sudden rise in cases of Encephalitis after years of decline in Bihar: Are Litchis to be blamed? Here is all you need to know

Much has been reported in the media on the ongoing unfortunate deaths of children in the “litchi belt” of Bihar due to Encephalitis

After being slammed by Metro Man E Sreedharan, AAP resorts to the usual tactics: Calls him a BJP stooge

AAP's Atishi Marlena went so far as to say that Sreedharan is being used by the BJP as a weapon. She even said that seeing Sreedharan speak, they feel as if it is the BJP speaking.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi writes to PM Modi: Increase retirement age of Judges and number of Judges to tackle pendency of cases

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has written three letters to Prime Minister Modi with solutions to tackle to vast pendency of cases

After saying ‘only trees were burnt’, Pakistan says Eastern airspace will remain shut till India promises not to repeat Balakot

Pakistan has asserted that it will open its Eastern airspace for flights to and from New Delhi only if India promises not to repeat a Balakot like operation inside Pakistan's territory

Walmart pleads guilty of paying bribes in India and other countries in 2000-2001, to pay $283 million to settle the case

Walmart has pleaded guilty to paying bribes for its operations in Brazil, China, Mexico and India in the years 2000 and 2001.

GST Council approves single return from next year, cuts rate on electric vehicles and chargers

The GST council extended deadline for return filing by 2 months, and approved simplified Aadhaar based registration

Kanpur Maulvi accused of raping minor inside Madrasa hides behind defence of ‘Nikah’, girl’s family faces hostility from community

The girl's family is worried because of the rumours of the Nikah of the accused with the victim are being spread in the community and the community is supporting the accused.

Leila: Who would question Prayaag Akbar or Netflix?

I expect a political storm over Leila, a six-part TV serial on Netflix, the first season of which went on air last week.

Balakot airstrikes was codenamed by IAF as ‘Operation Bandar’

In response to Pulwama attack, the Indian Air force carried out precision air strikes on a JeM terror camp in Balakot, killing hundreds of terrorists.

After heaping atrocities on Sabarimala devotees, communists in Kerala now ask centre for law to protect Sabarimala traditions

CPM in Kerala does a U-turn, now asks union govt to bring law to protect customs of Sabarimala temple

Rajasthan: Cattle smugglers attack Gaushala in Bharatpur, flee with three cows after thrashing Mahant

The cattle smugglers allegedly attacked the Mahant in the Gaushala, injured him and took away three cows in a vehicle.

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