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Nathuram Godse was not a terrorist, much less a Hindu Terrorist, and using him to demonize Hindus is a cheap tactic

The objective of people like Kamal Haasan and others who call Nathuram Godse a terrorist is not the vilification of Godse himself but every Hindu of a Hindutvavadi bent.

“Diggy Raja you have committed a big sin”, PM Modi slams Digvijay Singh for not casting his vote

PM Modi said that even the President and the Vice-President of the country were standing in queues to cast their vote.

As Twitter trends #PappuQuotes, here is our Top Ten list to brighten your Monday afternoon

Rahul Gandhi's wisest and most otherworldly quotes are being compiled by Twitter users. We pick some precious pearls.

PM Modi slams Mayawati for her continued support to Rajasthan government even after Alwar gang-rape case

PM Modi stated that if Mayawati is concerned about the welfare of Dalit women, instead of shedding crocodile tears, she should take her support back from the Congress government in Rajasthan.

Home Ministry cancels registration of Infosys Foundation over FCRA violations

FCRA registration of Infosys Foundation cancelled by the home ministry following requestion for the same by the NGO

Kamal Haasan calls Godse Independent India’s first ‘Hindu terrorist’ while campaigning in a Muslim dominated area

Kamal Haasan, while speaking at an election rally for his party candidate in Aravakurichi constituency, made the hateful statement claiming Godse's act of Gandhi's assassination was an example of Hindu terrorism.

Ex army-man endorses a coup against the government of India if Modi is elected to power again

Lt Gen H S Panag (Retd) deleted his tweet after he was called out for endorsing a coup against a democratically elected government.

Arrest over a caricature: A curse has befallen Mamata’s Bengal

Priyanka Sharma circulates a caricature of Mamata Banerjee, imposed over the latest picture of actress Priyanka Chopra. A complaint is filed and she is sent to 14-day judicial remedy.

India does not need a statesman right now but a seasoned politician like Prime Minister Narendra Modi

We do not need a statesman but a politician right now who can fight this evil and take them head on, unafraid of his personal image.

Rajasthan: Congress government decides to change school curriculum to portray Veer Savarkar as a traitor

The Congress' self-absorption pulls them back from crediting India's evolvement to anyone else apart from its own ancestry

More Congress leaders may quit the party after 23rd: Former Congress leader makes explosive revelations

Dr Mishra, in her interaction with Republic TV mentioned how Congress candidate Ramakant Yadav would make anti-Brahmin remarks, insulting the office-bearers

How Prime Minister Modi hauled Indian Express over the coals in his interview

If the 'liberals' missed the underlying theme in the ABP interview, the one against Indian Express would’ve absolutely hit them in the face. 

How Aatish Taseer, who is playing the victim now, had dragged Vasundhara Raje’s personal life into politics in 2017

Aatish Taseer is the man behind TIME magazine’s now-infamous headline describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “Divider in Chief”.

Amit Shah denied permission to hold Jadavpur rally and land his chopper in Mamata’s West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee has been trying her best not to let the BJP hold rallies in West Bengal.

Asked about her stand on Alwar rape cases, Mayawati drags PM Modi’s wife into politics

Earlier, Mayawati had made a casteist remark against Prime Minister Modi and alleged that he was not an OBC 'by birth'

Pro-AAP fake news peddler blasts EC for removing his video promoting a fake news

Janta Ka Reporter and its editor Rifat Jawaid have not only been caught peddling fake news about EVMs, again, but have lashed out at the Election Commission and Twitter for removing his video peddling fake news about EVMs.

‘Samosa kaisa laga?’ NDTV journalist’s question to Rahul Gandhi goes viral

The journalist, NDTV's Umashankar Singh, first asks Rahul Gandhi about the samosa and gets a Samosa in his mouth in return. He then keeps following Gandhi through the crowd repeating the question, how did Rahul like his samosa.

Child raped in Kashmir, politicians and religious heads blame it on ‘forgotten path of Islam’

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti suggested the implementation of Sharia and stoning the culprit to death

Vilasrao Deshmukh was busy trying to get movie role for his son when Mumbai was under attack: Piyush Goyal

Addressing the business community in Ludhiana on Sunday, Goyal said that on 26/11, when Mumbai was under attack, the then Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh was busy trying to ensure a film role for his son.

Here is what vindictive Rajiv Gandhi did after Indian Express covered the story of his INS Viraat vacation

Indian Express has published a harrowing tale of how vindictive Rajiv Gandhi shot back at the paper after the story of his INS Viraat vacation was published

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge’s crass statement: ‘Will Modi will hang himself if Congress gets more than 40 seats’

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi hang himself at Vijay Chowk if Congress manages to get more than 40 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Hindus stopped from casting their votes in Medinipur constituency in West Bengal

As per a Times Now report, voters were intimidated and stopped from casting their votes

Will Bengal dare to hope, finally?

When you have to pray for something as basic as human decency and hope that no life was lost in an exercise in a democracy you know the cause is almost lost

BJP-RSS activists donning central forces’ uniforms being pushed in the state: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee has also alleged that the Central forces are influencing the voters, asking them to vote in favour of the saffron party

Feminist Swara Bhasker endorses Digvijay Singh of ‘Sau Taka Tunch Maal’ fame over female victim of custodial torture during UPA govt

Icon of modern-day Feminism, Swara Bhasker, renowned for her tirades against the 'right-wing and general obtuseness, has endorsed Digvijay Singh from the Bhopal Lok Sabha Constituency in Madhya Pradesh.

“Have any BJP leaders ever been assassinated for the cause of this nation?” Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister made an insensitive remark against the BJP leaders

Shahid Afridi says he will not allow daughters to play outdoor games because of social and religious reasons

They have permission to play all the indoor games they want, but my daughters are not going to be competing in public sporting activities, Afridi has written.

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh skips casting his vote in the Lok Sabha elections

Digvijaya Singh has expressed his regret at not being able to vote

AAP candidate Balbir Jakhar’s son Uday Jakhar appeals voters not to vote for his father

Uday Jakhar's allegations were denied by his father who said that he did not have any discussion about his candidature with his son

Engrossed in overseeing polls in Bhopal, Digvijaya Singh is yet to cast his vote in Rajgarh

Facing a stiff fight from BJP's Sadhavi Pragya in Bhopal, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is yet to cast his vote in Rajgarh

‘India is Secular despite Hindus,’ Aakar Patel claims in Congress mouthpiece National Herald but is India really secular?

Thanks to Aakar Patel and the National Herald, we now know what the Congress Party considers Secularism to be. According to them, Secularism is the institutional discrimination of Hindus in their own land

Mumbai attains new global standards, can drink water straight from tap: Report

Mumbai residents can now drink water directly from the tap

When Manmohan Singh blamed RSS for 1984 Sikh genocide

Far from being apologetic about the organised pogrom of Sikhs in 1984, Manmohan Singh had pinned the blame of the massacre on RSS

Video: Madhya Pradesh farmer exposes the farm loan waiver sham, calls Rs 2 lakh loan waiver a lie

The farmer's loan hasn't been waived off as promised and the police have also raided his house thrice over the due payment of loans

Pakistani couple living illegally in Bengaluru deported

The Pakistani couple was in jail since May 2017 after being caught by the police for illegally entering and staying in India

West Bengal: BJP surge leaves Mamata Banerjee in a tizzy, TMC goons caught on camera pulling down Modi’s posters in Kolkata

The rising popularity of BJP amongst the people of West Bengal, which began last year during the panchayat polls only kept burgeoning this election season.

If I give an ad to Indian Express is it a dole? Then how can homes for poor be a dole? says PM Modi in a freewheeling interview

PM Modi in an interview with the Indian Express how his government's policies have empowered the poor

Modi’s image has not been made by Khan Market gang or the Lutyens Delhi that it can be dismantled: PM Modi takes on Rahul Gandhi

"I could not get Indian Express to be objective in its criticism against me," PM Modi in a freewheeling chat with the Indian Express

25% voter turnout recorded in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha Elections till 11 AM

The BJP had won 44 of the 59 seats that went to polls today in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Didi’s intolerance: BJP youth leader arrested for Met Gala-themed meme of Mamata Banerjee slapped with non bailable charges

A complaint against the convenor of BJYM, Priyanka Sharma was made by TMC leader Vibhas Hazra. for allegedly sharing a morphed picture of Mamata Banerjee in Howrah

West Bengal: BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh heckled, her vehicle vandalised and stopped from casting her vote by TMC cadre

Bharati Ghosh had last year made shocking revelations about West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee alleging that Banerjee “transfers officers if BJP gains ground”

Uttar Pradesh: Humiliated by Priyanka Gandhi, Congress leaders and other office-bearers quit the party

The arrogance spread out by the current generation dynasts have forced other senior members to abandon the party

West Bengal marred with violence in the 6th phase of elections, one BJP, one TMC worker found dead while two other BJP workers shot at

West Bengal elections are often greeted with violent skirmishes and clashes between competing parties

Sadhvi Pragya, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli cast their votes, violence continues in Bengal in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections

Fates of several political bigwigs to be decided today in the sixth phase of polling

All you need to know about Phase 6 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha Elections are set to be conducted on the 12th of May, 2019. The fate of 59 constituencies will be decided by the voters on Sunday.

Mamata Banerjee’s bizarre comment about Modi: ‘I said I will give slap of democracy, your chest is 56 inch, how can I slap you?’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come out to clarify her 'slap of democracy' statement about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi says Congress was afraid that Alwar gang rape case would impact votes, calls out the deafening silence of ‘activists’

Rajasthan Congress is accused of delaying the action against rape culprits in Alwar due to the ongoing Lok Sabha elections

Sikh community protests outside Rahul Gandhi’s residence, demand Pitroda’s ouster

Pitroda had shrugged off the 1984 riots by dismissing them with his 'hua to hua' remark

Sad that after 60-70 years after Independence, we are still trying to improve the system: SC on cash seized during elections

According to the data collected by the Election Commission, Rs 303 crore of unaccounted cash was seized during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

10 outlandish and asinine things that Rahul Gandhi said in his interview to NDTV’s Ravish Kumar

Ravish Kumar interviews Rahul Gandhi. As expected, the complexity and depth of the discussion will the stuff of legends.

Arvind Kejriwal sends legal notice to Gautam Gambhir for saying ‘I feel ashamed to have a CM like Arvind Kejriwal’

Through the notice, AAP has sought an immediate apology from Gambhir for his tweets and publishing of his apology on his social media account within 24 hours.

ISIS announces its Indian ‘branch’, call themselves Wilayah of Hind: Reports

In a worrying development, the Islamic State (ISIS) has issued a statement claiming to have established its "province" in India.

All you need to know about the General Elections through the years: 1957-2014

A walk through the political history of post-independence India

Really, Rahul Gandhi? Did Sonia Gandhi really apologize for 1984 Sikh genocide?

Rahul Gandhi, while 'apologising' for Sam Pitroda's remarks, had said that Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh had apologised for the 1984 Sikh genocide. But did they really?

Greeting people with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ a corrupt practice? According to The Wire Editor, it is when PM Modi does it

Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor of The Wire and a US citizen himself, opined on Friday that Prime Minister Modi greeting people with 'Jai Shri Ram' at his rallies is a 'corrupt practice'.

AAP candidate Balbir Jakhar’s son alleges that his father paid 6 crores to Kejriwal to get the ticket

Uday Jakhar stated that his father Balbir Jakhar has paid Rs 6 crores to Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai and has also promised to bail out Sajjan Kumar in exchange for a Lok Sabha ticket.

Letting the past remain buried will be the wisest thing for Congress

Congress has so many skeletons in their cupboard that they should rather have gone a one-off retort by the PM Modi after years of harassment.

Mayawati asks Supreme Court to act against Congress government in Rajasthan over Alwar rape case

The Dalit woman was gang-raped by a group of men on April 26 and her family had approached the police to lodge an FIR on April 30. The Alwar police had allegedly put off filing an FIR keeping the elections on 6th April in mind.

‘Varanasi is not the same anymore’, Ravish Kumar says bitterly on being called ‘Modi-virodhi’ at a Hotel in Varanasi

Ravish Kumar appears to have made it a point to disagree with the popular public perception regardless of the matter in question.

BJP’s unique voter outreach in Delhi, shows Delhi is more than just Punjabis and Purvanchalis

BJP Karnataka MLA Arvind Limbavali has reached out to the Kannadigas in the national capital as a part of voter outreach

Meet the man who walked up to Swara Bhaskar at the airport and said ‘Aayega To Modi Hi’

On 8th May 2019, a short video clip went viral on Social Media where a man was seen taking a selfie with actress Swara Bhaskar at the airport. In the clip, while taking a selfie, the man says to Swara Bhaskar, 'par ma'am aayega to Modi hi'.

After ‘heat of campaigning’ Rahul Gandhi uses ‘free flow of political speech’ to defend his lie about tribal law

Rahul Gandhi claims before the Election Commission that he did not violate the poll code in his speech in Shahdol where he had claimed that Modi government has made a law where they can shoot down tribals.

Manish Sisodia’s Wikipedia page protected after trolls added ‘handsome’ to his bio

AAP leader Manish Sisodia's Wikipedia page has been vandalised by miscreants. In his introduction, the words "most handsome and virgin man of Asia region" have been added.

‘Neutral’ journalists urge Sam Pitroda to shut up and not dent Congress’ prospects in 2019

Pitroda's 'motormouth' has been a cause of a greater worry in Congress' supportive ecosystem of 'neutral journalists' than it seems to be for Congress itself.

AltNews founder misleads people about PM Modi’s 2014 poll promise of ‘sending guilty MPs and MLAs to jail within a year’

Pratik Sinha, the founder of AltNews insinuated that the Modi government had not fulfilled its 2014 poll promise of fast-tracking criminal cases against MPs and MLAs

FIR for MCC violation against temple priest and BJP candidate for offering saffron and green cloth at Khajrana Ganesh Temple

Indore police have lodged an FIR against BJP MP candidate Shankar Lalwani and the priest of Khajrana Ganesh temple alleging that the offering of saffron and green cloth and lotus flowers was a violation of the MCC.

The truth about the ‘revolution’ AAP brought in education sector in Delhi

Delhi government schools have had disastrous results for class 10 board exams in the last two years, but AAP is not taking any responsibility for it

Even while apologising for Sam Pitroda’s comment, Rahul Gandhi won’t stop whitewashing the 1984 organised Sikh genocide

Rahul Gandhi said that what Sam Pitroda said what completely out of line and he should apologise for it. He said that justice needed to be done and the people responsible for 1984 "tragedy" have to be punished.

Former Congress I&B minister Manish Tewari says he knows which journalist’s ‘zameer’ gets sold for how much

Congress leader Manish Tewari said that he has been the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister in the past and he knew for how much the conscience of journalists could be purchased.

Curfew imposed in Assam’s Hailakandi after communal clashes triggered by Friday prayers on road, 1 dead, several injured

Hindus objected to Muslims holding Friday prayers on a road that leads to a temple, causing communal riots

Sam Pitroda asks everyone to ‘move on’ from the ‘issue’ of 1984 Sikh Genocide

Sam Pitroda says he wanted to mean jo hua vo bura hua, but ended up saying hua to hua as his Hindi is bad

Zero infiltration bids from Pakistan points to the success of Balakot airstrikes: Report suggests

Pakistan has been desperately trying to reduce the tensions along the borders which had spiked after the Pulwama attack which killed 40 Indian CRPF personnel

‘Gyanvapi Mosque now stands exposed, surrounded by Temples’, Muslims concerned over Kashi Vishwanath Corridor: Report

Muslims in the area are concerned over the construction of the Kashi Vishwanath corridor and appear convinced that it could pave the path towards the demolition of the adjacent Gyanvapi Mosque

NIA says murder of Ramalingam was a terrorist act, who was killed for opposing religious conversion by Muslim preachers

Ramalingam murder case: Judicial custody of 10 accused extended by 90 days by court

Cricketing greats VVS Laxman and Harbhajan Singh express shock at AAP allegations, extend support to Gautam Gambhir

The stalwarts of Indian cricket have testified to Gambhir's integrity and have asserted that he is not capable of saying the things mentioned in the pamphlet.

BJP youth activist arrested for Met Gala-themed meme of Mamata Banerjee

Priyanka Sharma, BJP youth leader has been arrested for posting a meme mocking Banerjee on her Facebook Timeline on May 9

BS Yeddyurappa hints ‘20 disgruntled Congress MLAs’ can change the political scene in Karnataka post Lok Sabha elections

Yeddyurappa anticipates a political change in Karnataka in favour of the BJP after assembly bypoll

Why is Ronald Reagan being so respectful to Rajiv Gandhi in a viral clip? Does the answer lie in Bhopal?

As it so happens, Adil Shahryar's clemency was signed by Ronald Reagan on the day of Rajiv Gandhi's visit to the U.S, on 11th June.

Indian Air Force jets force heavy cargo plane from Pakistan to land in Jaipur, pilots being questioned

Alert Indian fighter jets immediately intercepted the plane after it entered Indian air space and it was forced to land at Jaipur airport.

Congress lies, says it has ‘punished’ leaders accused of violence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Being given Lok Sabha tickets, ministries and chief ministership of state seems to be Congress' way of 'punishing' those accused in 1984 riots

‘Rafale is not being procured for ornamentation’, Attorney General argues in Rafale review petition, judgement reserved by SC

The Supreme Court has reserved the judgements in Rafale review petition and Rahul Gandhi's contempt of court case

As Bofors, INS Viraat and 1984 Sikh genocide get discussed, Priyanka Gandhi says PM Modi is talking of Pakistan and “other absurd issues”

As the issues of Bofors scam, 1984 Sikh genocide, and Rajiv Gandhi's vacation using INS Viraat pick up public attention, Priyanka Gandhi alleges that PM Modi is discussing Pakistan and 'other absurd issues' without speaking about the problems of the people.

British citizenship row: A nightmare still awaits Rahul Gandhi

Please don’t move on only because the Supreme Court has dismissed a petition stating that Rahul Gandhi has been a British citizen in the past. The matter is hot as coal.

Robert Vadra bought benami lands in other persons’ names, Vadra’s right hand man reveals in Republic TV sting

Republic TV talked to Vadra's agent Mahesh Nagar and Lalit Nagar, who reveal explosive details about land deals

No, Aatish Taseer, ‘Nehruvian Secularism’ will not endure another five years of Modi government and that’s a good thing

Time Magazine’s cover story, penned by Aatish Taseer, son of Indian journalist Tavleen Singh and late Pakistani politician and businessman Salman Taseer, asks a poignant question, "Can the World's Largest Democracy Endure Another Five Years of a Modi Government?"

TIME magazine cover shows the globalization of Hinduphobia

Cover of TIME Magazine is one with a saffron sash, displayed prominently around the neck of PM Modi, along with the ominous headline of “Divider in Chief”.

Propagandist Kunal Kamra interviews Arvind Kejriwal, uses old videos from before 2014 to malign Modi government

In his interview with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, Kunal Kamra has used old videos from before 2014 to blame the Modi government.

How to brainwash Indians into worshipping the Nehru Gandhi dynasty: The Shekhar Gupta masterclass

Shekhar Gupta has shown in his video how an ideal Durbari should work and defend Rajiv Gandhi for his vacation using INS Viraat like even Congress leaders can not.

Italian journalist accuses journalist Ajai Shukla of being sexist, calls journalist Karan Thapar a liar

A visibly livid Francesca took to Twitter to point out how Thapar lied blatantly to her

Exclusive: The Bofors scam angle to Rajiv Gandhi’s vacation on-board INS Viraat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stirred a Hornet's nest when recently, he mentioned Rajiv Gandhi's vacation onboard INS Viraat back in 1987

‘If Modi was really OBC, RSS would not have let him become PM’, Mayawati questions Modi’s caste again

Mayawati says that son of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is real backward, but Modi is fake backward

Previous govts were soft on Muslim radicalisation and terror due to political reasons, former RAW officer reveals

Former RAW officer opens up on Congress government never allowed the agencies to work aggressively against Pakistan

Congress leader Hardik Patel calls PM Narendra Modi ‘Yamraj’

Earlier, Congress leader Rashid Alvi had also used the term 'Yamraj' for Modi

‘I was a witness to Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi using INS Viraat to vacation on Lakshwadeep’: Commander VK Jaitly (Retd)

India Today had covered the story on Rajiv Gandhi vacationing on INS Viraat exclusively back in 1988, Anita Pratap writes, "The island had been chosen with care: it is the only one in the strategic archipelago on which foreigners are not banned"

Ayodhya hearing: Supreme Court extends time for Ayodhya mediation till August 15

The three-member mediation panel sought an extension of time to reach an amicable solution.

‘I have been taught to respect women’: Gautam Gambhir sends defamation notice to Arvind Kejriwal, Atishi Marlena and Sisodia

Gambhir has denied any relation to the alleged pamphlet and its deplorable contents against AAP candidate Atishi Marlena

Alwar: Another Dalit woman raped by two men, second such incident within a fortnight

The incident comes just days after a young woman was brutally gang-raped in Alwar on April 26.

‘84 happened, so what?’, Congress leader Sam Pitroda casually shrugs off 1984 anti-Sikh genocide

Sam Pitroda insulted the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots by casually brushing aside the topic in a bid to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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