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On behalf of team OpIndia, we wish Shah Faesal a very happy birthday and pray to god that he lives a long life, as most people in Jammu and Kashmir do.
Possible attack planned on 23rd May, which is also the 17th day of Ramzan, the day when Battle of Badr was fought.
Anil Vij had earlier compared Mamata Banerjee to the mythological character of 'Tadaka', a princess-turned-demoness in the epic Ramayana
BJP leader Anantkumar Hegde calls Rahul Gandhi ‘moron’ and ‘international idiotic skill master’ over ‘Modilie’ bluff
Addressing him as a moron, Hegde said Rahul Gandhi's horizons have extended beyond the boundaries
Supreme Court withdraws interim protection granted to ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar, opens door for CBI’s custodial interrogation
Rajeev Kumar is accused of shielding the accused and destroying evidence in the chit fund scam. Mamata Banerjee had sat on a 72-hour long dharna in Kumar's defence in February.
Amit Shah says that West Bengal is undergoing tremendous change and that the BJP will win at least 23 seats in the state
Lashing out on Congress, Tej Pratap said, that Congress has no existence in Bihar and blamed the poor state of the party on some 'cheap people'.
Man asks Rajdeep Sardesai to name one work done by Congress government in Kashi, he didn’t have an answer
Sardesai was telling people how Varanasi was a Congress bastion and that Modi government does more marketing and less work on the ground.
CBI decided to continue the Bofors probe after revelations by Michael Hershman, Fairfax Group president and co-founder of Transparency International
Facebook's bad record of protecting users added another red mark when FT reported that Governments are targeting human rights activists trying to hack their phones using a Malicious program developed by Israeli firm NSO group. Whatsapp competitor Telegram's founder Pavel Durov penned a detailed eye-opening note on the incidence
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi steps in to unite opposition parties to form an alliance government
Amazon does it again, toilet seats and bathroom mats with Hindu Gods sold on the site trigger call for #BoycottAmazon
Amazon removes toilet seats and bathrooms with Hindu gods printed on them after #BoycottAmazon trends on Twitter
Video: Journalists heckled for being ‘Godi Media’, anti-Modi Twitter users rejoice, call it ‘krantikari’
Shockingly, instead of condemning the intimidation and heckling of the journalists, some Twitter users supported the act and even stated that they should be beaten up.
Readers deserve better, not a gossip queen passing off figment of imagination as news
Mamata lied: TMC student leader who was injured by ‘BJP workers’ admits he was actually injured earlier
Mamata Banerjee has been accusing the BJP of causing violence although it appears it was Trinamool who started it.
The qualm of losing its significance in West Bengal has made Mamata oversensitive
Rahul had tweeted the image yesterday, aimed as a jibe against PM Modi, claiming that the word has been recently added to the English dictionary.
Behind the propaganda smokescreen of elite liberalism, the Ram vs Durga rhetoric, do we not hear the drumbeat of “Bengaliyat”?
UGC warns students not to take admissions in institutions in PoK, says they are not recognised by India
UGC states that institutes in PoK are neither established by the Government of India nor recognized by statutory authorities such as UGC, AICTE, MCI etc
A list of top ten lies spread by Congress president Rahul Gandhi
Congress starts live streaming of Rahul speech late, Twitterati have a field day with an unintended gaffe
Rahul Gandhi is an inspiration to many on Twitter
Here is a compilation of the lies spread by Rahul Gandhi about the Rafale Deal in the run up to 2019 Lok Sabha Elections
A compilation of various lies by Rahul Gandhi on the Rafale deal
It is considered as an achievement to convert a Hindu to Islam: Report of Members of European Parliament on religious minorities in Pakistan
A report by the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) talks about the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan.
‘Mamata Didi targeting people from UP-Bihar but Mayawati did not condemn it,’ PM criticises BSP chief’s support to TMC
The Prime Minister also committed himself towards realizing Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's vision and promised to reconstruct a grander statue at the same place where it was vandalized.
After reports of violence in Diamond Harbour, video of Hindus fleeing area after Mosques call for the killing of non-muslims goes viral
Houses and shops of Hindus were vandalized in Diamond Harbour. Policemen were injured during their efforts to curb violence in the area.
Rahul Gandi visits one rape victim, ignores the other while on the campaign trail in Alwar
Despite damaged vocal chords due to excessive talking, Navjot Sidhu challenges PM Modi to a debate on corruption
After treatment of his damaged vocal cord, Sidhu is back to making baseless allegations against PM Modi
EC’s show cause notice to channel where Vinod Dua aired Exit Polls, among others, asks Twitter to remove Exit Poll tweets
Three media houses have been sent show-cause notices yesterday by the poll body for publishing Exit Polls in a violation to Representation of the People Act.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that the main aim of Congress is to defeat the NDA government
Chappals hurled at Kamal Haasan who now defends his ‘Hindu terrorist’ remark on Nathuram Godse calling it a ‘historical truth’
Kamal Haasan has defended his remark and had stated that it was not anti-Hindu and media had taken it out of context.
Mamata Banerjee led TMC fears its prospects in 15 seats where minority concentration is low as BJP gains strength: Report
TMC is rather edgy about several variables that may just result in a rude shock to Mamata Banerjee in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
"If we are sitting safely today in free India it is because the trust we have in Narendra Modi government," Mangal Pandey's kin back the Modi government
Mayawati campaigns for ‘missing’ BSP candidate, promises permanent jobs instead of Congress’ NYAY scheme
BSP candidate, Atul Rai has been missing since a complaint was registered against him in a rape case on May 1. Mayawati claimed that he has been framed by the BJP.
11 persons including 2 SSB jawans injured in grenade blast in Guwahati, ULFA-Independent claims responsibility
A grenade was thrown at a police check post on Zoo Road in Guwahati, injuring 10 people.
Election Commission cuts short election campaign in West Bengal due to violence, cites threats by TMC leaders
EC says that administration and police in WB are not cooperating with the commission, and TMC leaders are issuing open threats to voters and officials
Aiyar and Pitroda talking nonsense so that Congress can blame them for defeat in election instead of Rahul Gandhi, suggests PM Modi
PM Modi says that Congress has sensed defeat in elections, so Pitroda and Aiyar are making controverstial statements so that they can be blamed for the loss
Watch: Man who said ‘Aayega To Modi Hi’ to Swara Bhaskar says sorry to her, but with a path-breaking twist
V Ranjha had released a new video message apologising to Swara if she felt bad. But his message comes with a path-breaking twist.
Swara Bhaskar accuses BJP of dividing on the basis of identity, but shields AAP by saying ‘can’t escape identity politics’
Swara Bhaskar accuses BJP of identity politics but brazens out AAP candidate Atishi Marlena's divisive identity politics.
After OpIndia fact-check, IndiaTimes changes headline where it had turned road rage into an anti-Muslim hate crime
After OpIndia.com's report on the shameless twisting of the incident by IndiaTimes and its journalist Shweta Sengar, IndiaTimes seems to have amended its headline and the story to give a more accurate representation of the incident.
Muslims protest that Gayatri mantra was being played in the Sirohi district hospital's labour room
Man interrupts Congress briefing, unfurls tricolour and says referring to Yogi Adityanath as ‘Ajay Bisht’ is an insult to Indian culture
The man said, 'to call Yogi Adityanath Ajay Singh Bisht is to insult Indian culture, Vande Mataram, Bharat Mata Ki Jai'
Twitter intellectual Sagarika finds Brahmin voters for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra even though she is not contesting elections
Ghose was visiting Assi Ghat in Varanasi where PM Modi is contesting elections for his second term.
Girls remained ahead of boys in terms of passing percentage in the 10th board exam results. 63.69 % of girls passed the exam as compared to 59.15 % of boys.
Priyanka Sharma puts up a spirited fight: ‘I will not apologise, if someone should be arrested, it should be Mamata Banerjee’
Priyanka Sharma has said that she would not apologise for posting the meme on Mamata Banerjee
AAP’s Bhagwant Mann does Bhangra, throws flowers at protestors waving black flag during his roadshow
With most of its distinct forces abandoning the party, the citizens too, have decided to shun the party
After Veer Savarkar, Congress govt in Rajasthan removes demonetisation reference from school textbooks
The Congress govt in Rajasthan has reversed the decision of the previous BJP government to include a portion of demonetisation in the political science textbook
Tajinder Bagga throws a challenge, says if Derek O Brien can prove he was anywhere near the spot of violence, he will quit politics
Tajinder Bagga was arrested by the police from the hotel room post BJP-Trinamool clash
After being touted as a ‘game changer’ in 2019 elections, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s roadshow in Ujjain draws thin crowd
Videos posted on social media show a thin crowd at Priynaka Gandhi's roadshow in Ujjain
Mani Shankar Aiyar shouts ‘F*ck off’ to journalist, again, even as pliant media apologises and turns a blind eye
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, who recently came out of the woodwork and interacted with media to express his unsavoury remarks for the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appeared thoroughly rattled as journalists questioned him over his ‘neech’ remark on PM Modi. Mani Shankar had recently penned an article in which he had defended his ‘neech’ remark for PM Modi he made in 2017 for which he was temporarily ousted from Congress. “Sorry sir, aap naraaz mat hoiye.” Watch till the end. 🤦🏽♂️😄 pic.twitter.com/WTyXpeKWDl — Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) May 14, 2019 In his recent interaction with the media, Mani Shankar Aiyar...
2019 Lok Sabha elections: Pro incumbency wave, a tectonic shift in the voting pattern of Bengal and high voter turnouts
The crucial state of Uttar Pradesh may not see the Mahagathbandhan sweeping the elections
Kolkata: Political blame-game continues over Vidyasagar statue, issue being used to fuel regional chauvinism by TMC
It appears unlikely that the vandalizing of the Vidyasagar statue would have any significant impact on polls.
Kashmir leaders request people to end protests over rape of 3-year-old girl as it may trigger Shia-Sunni tension
As a Shia 3-year-old girl was raped by a Sunni man in Kashmir, leaders fear the protests against the rape may turn into a communal clash
India might have to wait till 24th May to find out if PM Modi will be taking oath again if the result comes down to the wire
If the results do come to the wire, Election Commission says that people of the country might have to wait till 24th May to find out which party would form the government at the centre.
Mamata Banerjee had her interview published in the Indian Express yesterday.
SC says arrest of woman for sharing Mamata Banerjee’s meme was ‘prima facie arbitrary’, Priyanka says ‘I will fight this case’
WB police have slapped the draconian Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, in the case, which has already been struck down by the Supreme Court
You have good fortune that I am sitting ‘silently’, otherwise I would have ‘occupied’ your office in 1 second: Mamata Banerjee to BJP
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee gave a glimpse of her dictatorial tendencies, as she claimed that she has the power to 'occupy BJP's office' in '1 second'.
Swati Chaturvedi shared an edited clip of Modi mocking him for referring to ports as 'bandar'
Vidyasagar statue: Here is the evidence that Amit Shah presented to counter Mamata Banerjee’s allegations
Amit Shah counters Mamata Banerjee and TMC's lies on the Vidyasagar statue with proof
How does the ‘Establishment’ retain power? Here is what I learnt about ‘liberal’ privilege and how to break it down
The real “election” in India happens every year, at the time of the UPSC exam. Control the Civil Service and you control India.
Delhi: For having an affair ‘outside religion’, brothers attack Salma with acid, even mother abandons her
Irfan and Rizwan have been booked for attempt to murder (IPC Section 307)
Gold utensils and other materials seized from Congress, JDS leader’s hotel room by EC in Hubballi, Karnataka
The material seized is believed to be meant for bribing voters in the bypolls
A crime story is given a communal headline by IndiaTimes, giving a colour of hate crime to a road rage incident
Dozens of BJP karyakartas and leaders have been detained by Kolkata Police ahead of voting on Sunday
Conduit in Easter attacks in Sri Lanka was earlier reported for his cow worshipping jibe and hailing Pulwama attack
The Sri Lanka bombing conduit Aadhil Ameez was earlier reported for mocking Hindus with gaumutra jibe and hailing Pulwama attack
Radical Islamist Zakir Naik doesn’t want to return to India till BJP is in power, feels a sense of safety in Congress regime
"I would not like to come back if the BJP is in power", says radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik
Clashes erupt between TMC and BJP workers after Amit Shah’s roadshow was attacked by stones and sticks
Stones and bricks were thrown at Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, which started a clash between TMC and BJP workers
1971 war veteran AVM (retd) Aditya Vikram Pethiya comes out in support of PM Modi’s ‘cloud and radar’ comment
Air Vice Marshal (retd) Aditya Vikram Pethiya says that rain and clouds have always been challenging to fly planes
PM Narendra Modi's statement when he said that he suggested going ahead with the Balakot strike on the original date, despite the cloudy weather, because the clouds would permit our aircraft to escape safely, is not wrong
Kolkata turns saffron during Amit Shah’s road show despite all attempts by Mamata govt to scuttle it
Lakhs of people participate in Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata chanting Modi Modi and Jait Shree Ram
Rahul Gandhi says he will consult IAF before cancelling the Rafale deal if he comes to power, but IAF has already spoken
The Congress President, in his recent interview with News Nation, again displayed his ignorance in the Rafale deal
PUBG is an online multiplayer battle game developed by a South Korean Firm.
Alwar happens every minute. Leaders give statements every day. We discuss this on Facebook every other day. But these incidents do not decrease because we have stopped feeling.
Memeta Banopadhyay: Netizens post memes of TMC chief after SC granted bail to the youth arrested for posting Mamata meme
Netizens share their favourite Mamata Banerjee memes
Lt Gen Panag who endorsed coup against Modi if he returns to power, had endorsed Shekhar Gupta’s fake coup story in 2012
Indian Express had used Lt Gen Panag's tweets to defend its fake coup story, and now he is endorsing a coup if Modi returns to power
Member of Church of North India (CNI), bishop Warris K Masih brazened out the decision saying the college belongs to them and the teachers have no locus standi in the matter.
After the storm: The devastation by Cyclone Fani also raises some questions Naveen Patnaik must answer
In view of the request for central assistance following cyclone Fani, a few questions that the Odisha government must answer.
CRPF HC and Pulwama survivor Iqbal Singh’s video of feeding a hungry Kashmiri kid wins hearts on social media
Iqbal Singh is a CRPF Head Constable driver who was driving one of the vehicles when the CRPF convoy was attacked by JeM in Pulwama in February.
Udit Raj has been angry with the BJP ever since he was denied a ticket by the party for the Lok Sabha Elections. However, given his conduct since then, it appears to have been a wise decision.
Main ullu hoon, lekin itna bada ullu nahin hoon: Mani Shankar Aiyar brazens out after justifying his ‘neech aadmi’ comment
Mani Shankar Aiyar has no regrets about his casteist slurs against PM Modi
Karti Chidambaram’s dream of watching tennis tournaments live cost him Rs 10 crores, SC won’t release security deposit just yet
Refusing to consider his plea, the court asked Karti's advocate to mention the petition before the bench headed by CJI Gogoi since there is no urgency in the matter.
Riteish Deshmukh is wrong: Criticism of his father for his insensitivity post 26/11 hasn’t come 7 years late
Vilasrao Deshmukh had faced severe criticism for the insensitivity of providing Ram Gopal Varma with a guided tour of the hotel ravaged by the massacre.
Dr Manmohan Singh’s Rajya Sabha re-election in doubt as Congress does not have the numbers in his ‘permanent residence’ state
Dr. Manmohan Singh's fifth Rajya Sabha term is coming to an end in June, and he will not be re-nominated from Assam by Congress
Say sorry to Mamata, right now.. okay, later – SC modifies its order giving bail to young woman who made meme on Bengal CM
BJP youth worker Priyanka Sharma granted bail by SC who was arrested by WB police for sharing a meme on Mamata Banerjee, but she has to apologise to WB CM
The Telegraph joins the Opposition, article by Editor claims removing Modi from power is the only hope for India’s ‘redemption’
The editorial article The Telegraph sheds all veils of neutrality, insinuates the Indian society cannot hope to redeem itself if it chooses Modi again.
Alam, his father Jehangir and others stab a man to death for protesting against his daughter’s harassment
The family members of Tyagi believe the attack by Alam and his family was planned since they had weapons ready for the attack
NDTV’s Prannoy Roy says youth voting for a strong leader is ‘worrying’, twists voter’s statements to further his own agenda
One can almost see the colour leave Prannoy Roy's face and his usual studio glow disappearing into the Uttar Pradesh heat.
Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh suspended a professor for predicting Modi's win on disciplinary grounds
Reports state that TMC goons had ransacked the house of the BJP leader Tuhin Mondal. They also vandalised Arvind Menon's car.
Just a few days ago, Prime Minister Modi, in his interview to Indian Express had slammed the 'Khan Market gang'.
In a gross violation of Election Commission rules, IANS publishes a comprehensive Exit Poll for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), in a gross violation of the Model Code of Conduct rules, published a comprehensive Exit Poll on 12th May for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Mani Shankar Aiyar justifies his ‘neech aadmi’ comment, BJP supporters ‘welcome back’ their lucky charm
Mani Shankar Aiyar is prone to putting his foot in his mouth when it comes to scoring self-goal by making controversial statements
In West Bengal, "Jai Shri Ram" has become a focal point of the Lok Sabha Elections in the state.
Mahagathbandhan candidate absconding after being accused of rape, SP-BSP leaders say people will still vote for him
BSP candidate from Ghosh, Atul Rai is missing from campaigning as he absconding following rape charges against him
Supreme Court rejects plea seeking to reschedule poll timings for 7th phase of Lok Sabha elections in Ramzan
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had asked the EC to see whether the polls could be commenced at 5 am in view of Ramzan and to pass the necessary order.
Your chowkidar is not going to budge because of abuses by those who are out on bail: PM Modi in Solan
Attacking the Congress Party Modi said that they ask for votes in the name of their ancestors but fail to answer when questioned about the misdeeds of their ancestors.
BJP approaches EC, files complaint against Kamal Haasan for terming Godse as ‘independent India’s first terrorist who was a Hindu’
BJP has filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India against Kamal Haasan for his 'Hindu terrorist' remark on Nathuram Godse.
Alagiri says that the RSS follows the same policy of ISIS in which their motive is to eliminate anyone who opposed their ideas.
India needs to stand together with the Tibetan people who have reposed their faith in India’s leadership for the last 6 decades and fight for the diplomatic rights of the Tibetans which are acknowledged in the 1961 UNGA resolution.
Faultlines in Mahagathbandhan: SP and BSP workers beat each other up during joint rally of Akhilesh and Mayawati
BSP supremo Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav were to jointly address the election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur
Sidhu has insisted on campaigning for the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections to be held on May 19.