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Congress’ Navjot Singh Sidhu tries to deflect blame, lies about driver of train involved in Amritsar Tragedy

Contrary to Sidhu's allegation, the name of the driver has been revealed

Punjab to get fleet of 400 new luxury cars while reeling under debt of Rs 1.87 lakh crores

The decision to buy new vehicles, which will be worth Rs 80 crores will be an added burden on the Punjab government

‘These small incidents happen everyday’: AAP MLA trivialises the massive Amritsar tragedy

He said that this news of the Amritsar tragedy has created a 'focus of attention' on the incident.

Tribal woman in West Bengal raped and brutalised with iron rod by her relative

The woman's family reportedly had a land dispute with the family of the accused.

22nd October 1947: When barbarian hordes descended on Kashmir to plunder, rape and destroy

India could learn quite a few lessons from the war that began with the invasion by Pakistani tribals in 1947.

Rahul Gandhi won’t be projected as PM candidate in 2019 elections: P Chidambaram

Earlier, Congress leader Salman Khurshid had also expressed doubts on Congress' ability to win elections on its own in 2019

Elgaar Parishad case: Police says ‘activists’ were in touch with Maoists, talked of routing funds through Hawala

Pune police on August 28 had arrested 5 activists as part of the major crackdown, in connection with a case filed over Elgaar Parishad

Hafiz Saeed instigates India again: Summons prayer meeting for neutralised terrorist Manan Wani

Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists Manan Wani was killed in an encounter with police in October this year

Kerala Nun rape case: Father Kuriakose who testified against Franco Mulakkal found dead in mysterious circumstances

A group of priests have alleged conspiracy in the sudden death of Father Kuriakose.

Sabarimala: ‘No-donation campaign’ initiated by devotees as a mark of protest

Former TDB president urged devotees to deposit paper pieces with the writing 'Swami Saranam' in the offering boxes

Four Himalayan peaks near Gangotri glacier named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal 1,2,3 and 4 are located between Sudarshan and Saifi peaks in Raktvan valley

‘Angrezi jeb me rakho’, JNU PhD scholar’s definition of ‘concentration camp’

When countered by questions asking her to substantiate her claims, Shehla responded with rhetorics

Newslaundry presents half-truths and whole lies to spread misinformation about Ayushman Bharat

The usual suspects are back with mischievous propaganda against Ayushman Bharat.

SP Manju who wanted to enter Sabarimala temple fought election on a Congress ticket

Kerala government has ordered all media persons to vacate the temple area and Pamba.

Kerala: Communist govt asks journalists to leave Sabarimala, devotees see conspiracy to desecrate temple

The devotees believe that state government may use force to remove devotees from the shrine and allow few women to enter the temple.

AAP leader Atishi, who had dropped ‘Marlena’ surname, now named as ‘Atishi Singh’ on banner

Posters tweeted by AAP Delhi mention the AAP leader's name as Atishi Singh

Odisha: Uncle, cousin practising black magic held for allegedly beheading minor boy as sacrifice to Goddess Durga

Though these kinds of black magical practices are banned in India, many still do follow the same.

‘Difficult for Congress to come to power in 2019 on its own’, says Salman Khurshid

He blamed Modi government for injecting disharmony in the society.

Uttar Pradesh: Youth named Arif arrested for allegedly raping a four-month-old calf

There was a tense situation in the village after people from Hindu communities gathered in large numbers and demanded the arrest of the accused youth.

‘All foreign media in control of Jews, Brahmins control media in Hindustan’: Managing Director of Siasat Daily

Zaheeruddin Ali Khan also asserted that Muslims need to plan for the next 20 years.

India-Bangladesh water transit project: Bangladesh approves dredging of Jamuna river

India is funding 80% of the project, which will enable cargo movement on the waterway connecting Northeast with rest of India

Tulsi Gabbard can become the first Hindu to run for US President in 2020

Tulsi Gabbard is a member of United States House of Representatives from Democratic Party

Former Kerala Chief Minister from Congress party named as accused in rape case

The FIR was filed in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday.

‘I was brutally beaten, abused, deprived of sleep for 24 days’: Sadhvi Pragya

While calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "patriot", the Sadhvi branded Congress President Rahul Gandhi a child.

Prime Minister Modi hoists national flag to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Government

On October 21, 1943, Bose had announced the formation of the country's first independent government which was called the Azad Hind Government.

#MeToo allegations against Talib Hussein suggest liberalism is a cult ripping apart lives of Indian youth

Talib Hussain was at the forefront of fighting for justice for the little girl raped and murdered in Kathua

Swiss Bank moves court to evict Vijay Mallya from mortgaged London home: Reports

Mallya has bee facing financial troubles which started with the non payment of salaries of the employees of Kingfisher Airlines which was owned by Mallya.

Watch: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis’ wife Amruta Fadnavis crosses safety barricade for a selfie

VIdeo of Amruta Fadnavis risking her life for a selfie has gone viral on social media

It is almost as if the Congress expects Hindus to ask if the Hindu’s back hurt the Congress’ knife

Ghulam Nabi Azad says Hindu Congress candidates fear losing votes if he campaigns for them

Madhya Pradesh on high alert after letter allegedly by LeT threatens to blow up Ujjain’s Mahakal Temple

The letter from Maulvi Abu Sheikh, area commander of LeT was received on September 29 at the office of the railway station manager, Jaipur

Prime Minister Modi inaugurates ‘National Police Memorial’ to honour sacrifices made by police personnel

The Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on October 21 in memory of the policemen killed at Hot Springs in Ladakh by Chinese troops on this date in 1959.

Chennai: Iqbal Hussain ‘threatened’ to blow up train to ‘become famous’

Two such hoax calls at around same time spooked the police

Himachal Pradesh: Inspired by renaming of ‘Prayagraj’, state government wants to restore name of Shimla to ‘Shyamala’

Reportedly, the Britishers changed the name of the city from 'Shyamala' to Shimla, as they found it difficult pronounce the former name.

Within hours of the Amritsar train tragedy, Rajdeep and several others lie about the accident

Exploiting the Amritsar train tragedy, Rajdeep and other journalists spread lies about the incident to indict the central government

Uttar Pradesh: Man stoned to death by monkeys, family wants police to file an FIR

The incident took place in Tikri village of the district

Angered by reporting, pro-Sabarimala activists hack Asianet website, but the wrong one

It seems like the activists wanted to hack the media arm of Asianet

Molestation charges framed against former TERI director R K Pachauri

The victim had brought allegations of sexual harassment against Pachauri in February 2015.

PM Modi to commemorate formation of Netaji’s ‘Azad Hind government’ by hoisting tricolour in Red Fort

On 21 October 1943, the Azad Hind Fauj led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had established India's first provincial government.

Amritsar Tragedy: Video shows event organisers boasted about people standing on tracks to Navjot Kaur

Navjot Kaur had earlier claimed that the train did not slow down and stated that she and the organisers did not make the people sit on the tracks.

Termed by many as ‘Yogi of the South’, Swami Paripoornananda joins BJP

He is the head of Kakinada's Shree Peetham and is very popular among the people of the state.

#MeToo: JNU student alleges ‘Hero of Kathua protests’ raped her brutally

The victim narrates that her rapist, who was jailed on charges of raping a relative, is now out on bail.

Wrong to blame Railways for Amritsar tragedy, people should not trespass on tracks, says chairman Ashwani Lohani

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered an enquiry into the tragic Amritsar train accident and declared one-day mourning in the state

ED files cases of money laundering against Air India deals signed during the Congress regime

It is now anticipated that ED will issue summons to the concerned authorities involved and ask them to appear before it.

20 convicted in Britain for a ‘campaign of rape and abuse’ of children in Huddersfield, Britain

The case was reported for the first time on Friday after a blanket ban on reporting was lifted.

Sabarimala, abode of Lord Ayyappa: Of ‘equality’, the misinformation and what we stand to lose

The devotees are struggling to ensure the continuity of their own tradition.

#MeToo: Woman in Meghalaya accuses Catholic priests of sexually abusing her throughout her childhood

The victim has stated that her poor background made her an ideal profile for predators in the Church.

Sabarimala: HMO had warned Kerala govt about Left Wing Extremist groups instigating violence

Questions were raised whether the Communist government of Kerala was more than happy to allow Hindu religious sentiments to be hurt

All you need to know about the Amritsar train tragedy: A saga of neglect and vulturism

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has reportedly cancelled his trip to Israel and will be visiting the spot today

During hearing of defamation case against Anurag Kashyap, Court observes #MeToo cannot be misused

Vikas Bahl, the partner of controversial director Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films, was accused by a woman claiming to be an employee of their movie venture

Another woman accuses Vinod Dua of harassment, Dua says his video program on The Wire being targeted

Victim says she didn't speak up earlier as she thought Dua was on her side, on the Left's side

Sabarimala: Will not allow activists to use the temple as a place to prove their point, Kerala Devaswom Minister

A journalist, Kavitha Jakkala and an activist Rehana Fatima, tried to enter the shrine.

Founder of The Wire files police complaint to investigate Twitter handles ‘which made false allegations’ against him

In the note, Bhatia says that he had urged the women to come forward with more details but none of them have

In its third election ever, Bhutan elects a third party, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party to form government

DNT party president Dr Lotay Tshering will become the third Prime Minister of Bhutan

Asianet COO denies charges of sexual harassment, says court will prove him right

Abhinav Khare has claimed that the findings if the internal committee were not as Sonam is portraying

Bihar: Controversy erupts as posters depicting Tejashwi Yadav as ‘Ram’ and Nitish as ‘Ravan’ surface

The JD(U) was quick to remind the RJD that it was Nitish Kumar’s face which helped them increase their tally from 22 to 80 in the 2015 assembly elections

Vandals scribble ‘Jesus’ after desecrating a Hindu temple in Australia

Suspected Christians vandalised the Hindu temple during the holy period of Navaratra.

Congress lies blatantly after deleting Facebook ad of ‘Modi hatao desh bachao’ which was promoted in Pakistan

This is not the first that time that Congress or its functionaries have brazened out their embarrassing posts after silently deleting them

Karnataka: Congress’ DK Shivakumar confesses it was a mistake to divide Hindus by declaring Lingayat a separate religion

The Congress government headed by Siddaramaiah had recommended for a separate religion tag for 'Lingayat'

‘Send complaint within 24 hours or it will be dismissed’, The Wire’s external committee to the victim on allegations on Vinod Dua

Earlier, Dua had brazened it out by insinuating that the allegations are to divert attention from "real questions"

MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani: Court takes cognisance under section 500 of IPC

MJ Akbar, former Minister of State for External Affairs had filed a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani

As ArcelorMittal gears up to clear Rs. 7,500 crores due to SBI, Modi’s IBC sends a clear message: Pay up or shut shop

Modi sarkar is moving the country from crony capitalism to a rule-based regime, the foundation of any first world country

UK court orders to sell off expensive cars of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya

Court gives order to sell six of Vijay Mallya's cars to repay money owed to banks.

After two Congress MLA’s join BJP, party unit chief claims more Congress MLAs willing to crossover

Such defections have considerably helped the BJP to grow and yank dominance in several states

Madhya Pradesh: BJP files complaint against Kamal Nath for posting fake photo ahead of polls

Kamal Nath had used an unrelated fake image of a Bangladeshi citizen to criticise the Madhya Pradesh government led by the BJP.

Former French Air Force official rubbishes French media and Congress’ allegations on Rafale Deal

The French defence expert has confirmed that the so-called Dassault official documents are actually trade union leaflets

People express shock as rape accused Bishop is given a grand welcome in Jalandhar

Rape accused Bishop Franco received a huge welcome after he was released by the Kerala High Court on a conditional bail.

Rift within Congress: Party distances itself from Gujarat Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor, does not invite him for an event in Bihar

The celebration is seen as an attempt by the Congress to win back a section of the upper castes who have recently gravitated towards the BJP

‘Let me plant my seed in your matki’, another woman accuses Jatin Das of inappropriate behaviour

A total of 3 women have till now opened up against Jatin Das

Sheikh Hasina gifts 1.5 bigha land to Dhakeshwari temple in Bangladesh

She gifted the land to the temple on the occasion of Durga Puja.

Centre should bring a law to build the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

He urged the voters to go and put their strength behind the national good

Congress promotes a ‘Modi hatao desh bachao’ Facebook advertisement in Pakistan

This is not the first time that Congress has indulged in undermining Indian elected Prime Minister in Pakistan

Shashi Tharoor tweets a list of renamed cities to take pot shots at BJP, scores a massive self-goal

Shashi Tharoor in his attempt to defame the ruling BJP, knowingly or unknowingly has caused embarrasement to his own party.

Communist leader Thomas Isaac terms protesting Hindus at Sabarimala as terrorists

There have been reports of Kerala state police resorting to violence as well

Siddhidatri: The ninth form of Maa Durga who blessed Lord Shiva

She is worshipped by humans, gandharvas, asuras and devas alike. 

#MeToo: Filmmaker Vikas Bahl sues former partners Anurag Kashyap, Motwane for defamation

Vikas Bahl has sought a permanent injunction against Kashyap, Motwane and others from issuing any “defamatory” statements

5 outrageous things Vinod Dua said and did in just over 2 minutes in his video message

The Wire's Vinod Dua, accused of sexual harassment, commented about his own involvement, and it was shocking.

Bengal: Intelligence agency warn of terror attacks on Durga Puja pandals by Bangladeshi terror organisation

JMB, a Bangladesh based terror outfit organization planning to do terror attack on the eve of Durga Puja, claim reports.

Kerala CM says ‘some customs meant to be violated’, intent of women trying to enter Sabarimala temple questioned

It has been accused that CPM is trying to divide people over the Sabarimala issue

The Wire allowing arrogant Vinod Dua to pontificate about #MeToo is proof of their pussyfooting

The cesspool just gets deeper and dirtier because tribalism demands the blood of reasons.

Enforcement Directorate attaches Mehul Choksi’s assets worth over Rs 200 crore

The ED had moved the special court in Mumbai requesting permission for ‘immediate confiscation’ of about 7000 crores worth assets of Nirav Modi 

NGT slaps fine of 50 crore on AAP government for inaction against illegal steel pickling units

National Green Tribunal has rapped AAP government for inaction against environment harming industries.

#MeToo: Amidst allegations of sexual exploitation, MJ Akbar resigns from his post of Minister of State in External Ministry

Akbar has filed a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani who has accused him of sexual harassment

Indian Army is fully prepared to thwart Pakistan’s misadventures, says Lt Gen Ranbir Singh

Pakistan had threatened of '10 surgical strikes' if India were to carry out any against Pakistan

The enemy within: After the Brahmos case, Indian Army soldier held for spying for Pakistan’s ISI

The recent arrests of the Pakistani spies have led to a conclusion that Pakistan's ISI is aggressively trying to make inroads in India's defence sector

Telangana: BJP proposes to regulate liquor sale in the state in their manifesto

BJP manifesto to regulate liquor sale in Telangana to restore law and order

Sabarimala turns into a war zone as communist government lathicharges and pelts stones at protesting devotees

Protesters blocking entry of women into Sabarimala temple clashes with police

Tripura CM unveils status of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore, the statesman, the visionary and the architect of Tripura

The royal family of Tripura has done an exceptional work over years to promote our national cultural heritage

#MeToo: Journalist accuses senior editor at Catch News of inappropriate behaviour

Despite declining multiple times, she accuses the senior editor of offering her drinks in the office

Ahmedabad court summons AAP MP Sanjay Singh over ₹5000 crore defamation suit by Reliance

The court has asked the AAP leader to provide a written submission on 20 October

Coimbatore: Govt college suspends student indefinitely for observing Bhagat Singh birth anniversary

Malathi has been suspended pending an enquiry by a four-member committee led by the Head of the History department on October 22

Friend of woman who accused Varun Grover of sexual harassment comes forward, says charges are true

He has said that the victim is a Dalit Bahujan survivor and afraid of disclosing her identity

#MeToo: Twenty journalists pledge to testify against MJ Akbar in court over sexual harassment allegations

The journalists have urged the court to hear their testimonies against MJ Akbar

Mizoram: MLA and former minister quits Congress to join BJP ahead of assembly elections

His resignation comes as a major blow to the Congress as three other MLAs also resigned from Congress following Chakma's resignation.

Mumbai: DNA data lab helps arrest Rehan Qureshi, who confessed to 20 cases of rape against minors

The accused has finally confessed his involvement in 20 rapes since 2010 to 2018

India improves 5 points to emerge as 58th most competitive economy, largest improvement among G20 nations

It also remarks that India remains the region’s main driving force.

Kerala: Security beefed up as Sabarimala opens gates for women today

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has assured devotees of security.

Days after clashes with junior Doctors in Patna, Kanhaiya and his supporters beat up Durga Puja committee members in Begusarai

Kanhaiya's supporters reportedly clashed with the Puja committee members after they were asked to remove their vehicles parked on the road which had created a traffic jam in the area.

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