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GST collection crosses Rs 1 lakh crore in December with 16 percent annual growth, second month in a row

According to the press release, Arunachal Pradesh showed the highest rate of growth of gross GST in December at 124%, while GST collection in Lakshadweep fell by 78% and in Jharkhand by 3%.

Rahul Gandhi embarrasses Congress in Kerala, writes appreciation letter for Loka Kerala Sabha summit which his party boycotted

A political gaffe by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has pushed Kerala's United Democratic Front (UDF) into a huge embarrassment.

Anti-CAA riots: ‘Liberals’ brought back the ‘urban riot’, but Yogi Adityanath might have a solution

For over two weeks following the passage of CAA, India witnessed rioting on an unprecedented scale, especially, in Yogi ruled UP

Complaint filed against Farhan Akhtar for posting distorted image of Indian Map during anti-CAA protests

A complaint has been filed against Farhan Akhtar with the Cyber Crime department of the Goa Police for posting a distorted map of India during anti-CAA protests

Hinduon se azadi? Sagarika Ghose hails Islamic invaders and mass murderers as patriotic kings and freedom fighters

Sagarika Ghose glorified Jihadis who had committed unspeakable atrocities against Hindus.

“How can Bangladesh deny its Hindu heritage? We were originally Hindus. Islam came later”: Bangladeshi author Sharbari Zohra Ahmed

US-based Bangladeshi author Sharbari Zohra Ahmed said that she feels that the Bangladeshis have now forgotten their Hindu roots.

Will he, won’t he? Radical Islamic organisation PFI claims TMC MP Abu Taher Khan will join its anti-CAA protests, Khan denies

While the radical Islamic organisation Popular Front of India (PFI) has said that it has come together with TMC to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, TMC seems to be distancing itself from it. 

Kerala: Man paid Rs 40 lakh to radicalise youth to carry out jihad, funds received from Dubai, says report

A report suggests that preaching radical Islam is a lucrative job where people are being offered as high as Rs 40 lakh to radicalise the youth.

After Congress, AAP leaders booked for anti-CAA violence, ‘protestors’ question absence of Rahul, Priyanka and Kejriwal at Shaheen Bagh, Jamia

Congress and AAP have been silent on Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protests triggering Islamists and ultra-left elements who are backing these so-called peaceful protests.

The New Worry of Depleting Journalistic Ethics: Suhasini Haidar lies in her The Hindu oped about India’s diplomatic ties

Op-ed by Suhasini Haidar argued that with respect to Kashmir, CAA etc, India should take note of adverse reactions

Fact Check: Did the Jamia Millia Islamia ‘students’ bungle up the words of the National Anthem while ushering in the new year

A video has now gone viral where Jamia students are seen ushering in the new year by singing the National Anthem.

“He should go to Pakistan and offer prayers at a temple for one month”: BJP UP chief lambasts Akhilesh Yadav for opposing CAA and...

Swatantra Dev Singh also attacked Gandhi-scion Priyank Gandhi Vadra, accused Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of misguiding the people on the law.

Rabid ‘activist’ Nellai Kannan, who had called for the assassination of PM Modi and HM Amit Shah, arrested

To evade the arrest, Kannan had on Monday got himself admitted to a hospital but was discharged following which he had gone underground.

Mayawati blasts Priyanka Gandhi for ignoring children’s death in Congress ruled Rajasthan to do politics in UP

In a series of strongly worded tweets, Mayawati lambasted Priyanka Gandhi over her silence on deaths of 100 children in Kota hospital

“Will hear some good news soon”: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweets after discussing Assam identity issues with HM Amit Shah

On Wednesday, Assam cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the issue of NRC implementation in the state and said that 'good news' regarding the same was coming soon

Rajasthan: 9 more newborn babies die in government hospital in Kota in last two days of December, taking toll to 100

Death of 9 more infants in last two days of December take the total death toll to 100 in Kota, Rajasthan

Karnataka: Police detain 8 people for trying to hoist ‘Uttara Karnataka flag’ in Belagavi

The Karnataka police on Wednesday detained eight people for trying to hoist 'Uttara Karnataka flag' in Hirebagewadi, Belagavi

Habitual fake news peddler Saba Naqvi shares a photoshopped image to allege that ABVP protested against the CAA

Saba Naqvi shared a photoshopped image which depicted ABVP members protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act

Anti-CAA riots: Police seek ban on PFI as 25 members arrested for involvement in criminal activities during the protests

The DGP Uttar Pradesh, OP Singh has written a letter to the Home Ministry seeking a ban on the PFI for its criminal activities during the anti-CAA protests in the state

Amit Shah learning Bengali to achieve the ‘mission 250’ goal in 2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections: Reports

Amit Shah wants to learn Bengali so that communication doesn't become an issue during West Bengal assembly elections

Maharasthra: Rift appears among senior Congress leaders over portfolio allocation

Infighting among Congress ministers in Maharashtra over portfolio allocation

Cricketer Hardik Pandya announces engagement with girlfriend actress Natasa Stankovic, see pics

Cricketer Hardik Pandya today took to Instagram to announce his engagement with his actor-girlfriend Natasa Stankovic.

“Kapde pehen lo”: Singer Sona Mohapatra slut-shamed for posting her pictures in bikini on Instagram

Many online users had slut-shamed Singer Sona Mohapatra for posting pictures wearing a bikini.

Contestants of first women’s bodybuilding competition in Bangladesh asked cover up bodies to respect religious sentiments

Women contestants in the first bodybuilding competition in Bangladesh were asked to cover their bodies by the organisers

‘Original Shiv Sainiks’ ignored to accommodate Independent candidates: Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana on Maharashtra cabinet expansion

Saamana has published an article saying that Maharashtra cabinet expansion has caused discontent among the party ranks

Phasing out single use plastics: Ban or eliminate? Need for alternative solutions to address multiple concerns

The main reason for the worry on an outright ban on single use plastics is escalating economic costs and job losses for people involved in the sector.

The Hindu publishes fake news that people will have to show documents for NPR, MHA clarifies it is incorrect and no document will be...

The Home Ministry schooled the Hindu for distorting facts and urged them to reported sensitively to avoid misconception in public domain.

The Anti-CAA Harry Potter placards: Dear Millennials, this new year, read a goddamned new book

If millennials are under the impression that they are convincing anyone with these Harry Potter placards, then they are a million times more stupid than one previously assumed them to be.

Uttar Pradesh: Communal tension in Saharanpur after Muslim men stop people from celebrations

In Gaglehdi thana area of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, communal tension prevailed after Muslim men stopped people of other community from celebrating.

Anti-CAA riots: UP police books 12 rioters under Goonda act for violence in AMU, name of students’ union president included in FIR

The UP police have filed three FIR against the anti-CAA rioters. including students of the AMU, for the violence

As Gen. Bipin Rawat takes charge as India’s first CDS, PM Modi says the institution reflects the hopes and aspirations of 130 crore Indians

PM Modi said the institution of CDS carries the responsibility of modernising the Indian military

Watch: Pope Francis loses his cool, angrily yanks away the woman’s hand who wanted his blessing

On Tuesday, an angry Pope Francis slapped a woman’s hand away after she tried to grab and pull him towards her.

Union govt contemplates taking online route to grant citizenship under CAA to bypass state governments

In a bid to bypass the state government, the central government may make the process for granting citizenship under CAA online.

#RoadToEndia2020: Pakistanis trend doom for India in 2020 by using images from anti-CAA riots and protests

While rest of the world prayed and hoped for a better tomorrow, Pakistanis on Twitter were busy trending doom for India, hoping to bring an 'endia', an 'end' to India

Thank you, readers for a pathbreaking 2019: We are eternally grateful

OpIndia thanks its readers for continued support and encouragement

Jamia Millia Islamia university refuses to give CCTV footage of anti-CAA violence to Delhi police

Despite assurance, Jamia Millia Islamia university yet to give CCTV footage of anti-CAA violence to Delhi police

Dalit-Muslim Unity? Shehla Rashid wants Dalits to give up a part of their reservations for Muslims

Shehla Rashid has delivered the final nail in the coffin for the Dalit-Muslim Unity Project

Case registered against Congress politician and writer Nellai Kannan for lamenting that Muslims are not ‘finishing’ Modi and Shah

Nellai Kannan has fought elections on a Congress ticket in the past and is largely viewed as a Congress supporting voice

Madhya Pradesh minister Jitu Patwari caught on camera assaulting own party workers, kicks and pushes party man out of room

MP Minister Jitu Patwari loses his cool and starts kicking and pushing own party workers out of room

2010-2019: Virat Kohli to Kumar Sangakkara, here is the test cricket team of the decade

As the decade draws to an end, we look back at a fascinating decade of Cricket to select our best XI during the 2010s.

A year when the country changed fundamentally, but not the media: Top 10 lies spread by the mainstream media in 2019

Although the country has changed fundamentally in many ways in 2019, one institution hasn't changed all that much: The Fourth Pillar of our Democracy.

This is why the decade is ending in 2019, and not in 2020. Some Maths and lots of history

Although technically the decade should after 2020, historically the years from 0 to 9 are called a decade

Muslim cleric threatens to block Kolkata airport if the Citizenship Amendment Act is not revoked in the state

Mamata Banerjee, probably scared of losing her vote bank, has been extremely critical about the recently legislated Citizenship Amendment Act

From exposing Rahul Gandhi’s links to an arms dealer to Bofors and interview with Balochistan rebel: Here are 10 OpIndia Exclusives

2019 has come and gone and the OpIndia team worked throughout the year to bring its readers Exclusive stories that no mainstream media channel would report.

100 obscure organisations unite under the banner ‘We The People of India’ to protest against NRC, NPR and CAA

Swarajya Abhiyan's Yogendra Yadav said that over 100 organisations have come together to protest against the CAA.

Rajasthan: Eight refugees from Sindh in Pakistan who fled fearing religious persecution receive India citizenship

On Monday, eight Pakistani Hindu refugees, who were living in Kota, Rajasthan since 2000, have been given Indian citizenship.

From fake ‘Jai Shri Ram’ hate crimes to CAA: Five big battle of narratives that the ‘Liberal Establishment’ lost in 2019

5 big narrative battles of 2019 and the manner in which the propaganda was defeated.

Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray inducts a minister Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana had accused of having close Dawood links

Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana had published in 1994 that Abdul Sattar, who was recently included in Maharashtra cabinet, had links with Dawood Ibrahim and his gang members

Reddit user claims to have spent lakhs on hacking ‘BJP IT cell’ polls, many offer support

Reddit user claims to be running 40 Amazon servers to monitor and manipulate over 2 lakh Twitter bots to defeat BJP IT Cell

Uttar Pradesh DGP seeks ban on radical Islamist outfit PFI for instigating anti-CAA riots, Deputy CM seconds proposal

The UP police have obtained enough evidence and witnesses to build a tight case for imposing ban on Islamist outfit PFI

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