Monday, September 27, 2021

Archives of OpIndia

Remembering Bengal’s Pritilata Waddedar on her death anniversary, who chose to die at 21 than being caught by British

Through her example, Pritilata Waddedar sent out a message to the women of Bengal that they can march shoulder to shoulder with men in liberating the country from the British.

Mundra Port drug seizure: Drug smugglers’ modus operandi revealed, Pakistani smugglers’ involvement suspected

The smugglers would put the drugs in fishermen's net and throw in the sea to hoodwink the authorities, investigation reveals

Islamists of Raza Academy triggered by Saudi Arabia’s decision to open cinema halls in Madina city, call for protests

Mumbai's Raza Academy, infamous for the 2011 Azad Maidan riots, has denounced the decision by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to start cinema halls in Madina city.

Rana Ayyub claims she had given ₹96 lakh to a Delhi hospital which was returned due to ‘political pressure’, but her numbers and arguments...

Rana Ayyub says she had given $130,000 to a New Delhi hospital which was returned due to 'political pressure', but she never told this earlier

On why liberals go crazy when PM Modi goes abroad and why Sonia Gandhi is not on social media

Each time the Prime Minister goes abroad, something very special seems to happen to his detractors. Forever on the margins of sanity, this is one thing that drives them over the edge.

Kerala: Kozhikkode Akashvani radio station refuses to play drama on Veer Savarkar despite AIR directives

The All India Radio had issued directives to all state units of Akashvani to broadcast a drama on Veer Savarkar in the ongoing national drama festival.

#MeToo: Comedian Sanjay Rajoura accused of sexual harassment and coercion for sex by a woman

#MeToo: Allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced against the far-left 'comedian' Sanjay Rajoura

Delhi restaurant Aquila responds to ‘No Saree’ controversy, says guest had created nuisance, slapped staff

More details have emerged in the Delhi restaurant Aquila case where woman had alleged that she was not allowed to enter because she was wearing a saree

AIMIM faces strong objections after its posters term Sambhal in UP as the land of the ‘Ghazis’

Posters of AIMIM ahead of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's public rally in Sirsi had called Sambhal region the land of Ghazis

‘Dara Hua Media’: HT goes NDTV Pro Max, changes representational image of Muslim man even before Islamists attack

The move by Hindustan Times to change the representational image without any provocation or apparent public attack has raised several questions.

Leaked memo from Apple Inc reveals CEO Tim Cook irritated with employees who leak company memos

Ironically, Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook’s internal email to his employees warning against leaking company information was also promptly leaked

Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan says 100 Malayalis joined ISIS till 2019, also rejects allegations of ‘narcotics jihad’

Pinarayi Vijayan said most of those Malayalis who joined the ISIS were Muslims.

RSS affiliated organisation Prajna Pravah demands 1921 Moplah Massacre be termed as ‘genocide’, wants a memorial in its memory

Sangh has been advocating for a correction in description of the Moplah massacre, as it was targeted killing of Hindus by Muslim fanatics

Gujarat: Hindu partner removed after property jointly purchased by Hindu-Muslim partners, how Disturbed Areas Act was circumvented

A Surat-based builder circumvented the Disturbed Areas Act and brought in temporary Hindu partner to get property transferred. However, it is not an isolated incident.

Uttar Pradesh: CM Yogi Adityanath recommends CBI probe into the death of Mahant Narendra Giri

The state home department of Uttar Pradesh informed through that on the order of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath a CBI probe of this case has been recommended.

‘Let’s play cricket with each other’: Taliban wants to host Pakistan’s cricket team for bilateral ODI series in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's cricket board chairman is scheduled to visit Pakistan to invite them to play an ODI series.

PM Modi lands in USA for a three-day visit, UNGA address, QUAD leaders meet and talks with global CEOs on schedule

PM Modi's address at UNGA is expected to entail global challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, climate change and other important issues.

Rectal ejaculation: How a drug addict man waited two years after he started jizzing from his rectum and urinating faeces

It was revealed that the pathologic condition of rectal ejaculation occurred in the patient due to a traumatic Foley catheter insertion

Madhya Pradesh: Teacher Nishaad Begum gets a class 8 student beaten up for sporting ‘tilak’ to school, NCPCR orders probe

Some outsiders assaulted a class 8 Hindu boy on instructions of his Muslim teacher for wearing a Tilak to school in Madhya Pradesh

Karnataka Assembly passes bill to protect religious structures amidst criticism over temple demolition in Mysuru

Karnataka assembly passed Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Bill, 2021 to protect religious structures from court ordered demolition

CBI obtains video of Jharkhand Congress MLA asking family of Rupa Tirkey to forget her murder case by taking money, petrol pump and job

Congress MLA Bandhu Tirkey asked family of Rupa Tirkey to settle with a petrol pump, compensation money and a government job

“Males cannot be singled out in voluntary sexual union”: Calcutta HC acquits man accused of consensual sex with minor girl under POCSO

Calcutta High Court said that man can't be accused of rape under POCSO for having sex with minor girl because she is mature enough

Six government employees including two cops dismissed in Jammu and Kashmir for terror links

6 govt employees dismissed in Jammu and Kashmir for terror links on the basis of intelligence reports submitted to UT Level Screening Committee

Outgoing Delhi Gurudwara committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa fails Gurmukhi test, disqualified from becoming co-opted member

Manjinder Singh Sirsa was trying to remain DSGMC president by becoming a co-opted member after he lost the elections on August 22

Karnataka High Court upholds Arms Act exemption granted to Kodavas & Jumma Land Holders to carry weapons without licence

The court said that the Kodava community and Jumma tenure holders are enjoying exemptions from Arms Act since pre-independence

Mumbai Diaries 26/11: Another attempt to whitewash Islamic terrorism and peddle fake narratives?

The brilliant performances and stories of unity and resilience could have made for an enjoyable treat but for the exasperatingly awful attempt at whitewashing Islamic jihad and the forced, hollow trope of 'terror has no religion'.

Pakistan believes New Zealand pulled out over threats from ‘Aunty ki Ghanti’ rapper and ‘mails’ from ID such as pappubh*sadi6

Pakistan minister claimed New Zealand cut short its tour after receiving 'threats' from 'Indians posing as Pakistanis' and sending mails from mail id such as ch*, lalheeralall*, pappubh*, and several others.

‘Saree? No entry!’ Delhi restaurant draws flak over ‘no saree’ rule for patrons, ratings on Zomato dip

Aquila restaurant in Delhi denied entry to a patron for wearing a saree over its 'smart casuals' dress code, netizens aren't amused.

Appointment of new Punjab DGP awaits approval from Rahul Gandhi, caste equations to play role in the final selection: Report

Congress's wish to maintain caste balance in Punjab may lead to disapproval of CM Channi's favorite as next DGP of Punjab

Signatures on alleged suicide note mismatch with Mahant Narendra Giri’s original ones, foul play suspected: Report

Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad president Mahant Narendra Giri was found dead in Baghambari Mutt in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on Monday, September 20.

UK approves Covishield vaccine after India talked about reciprocal measures, but refuses to recognise CoWIN certificate now

Even though UK has approved the Covishield vaccine, it still kept India under amber list, and does not recognise the CoWIN certification

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma performs ‘Daha Sanskar’ ritual for dead rhinos, 2479 horns burned to send a strong message against poaching

Assam Govt burned 2,500 rhino horns on World Rhino Day to pay respect to the departed souls in Daha Sanskar ceremony, and to send a strong message against poaching.

Ravi Shastri had advised Virat Kohli to quit not just T20 but ODI captaincy as well, says Report

Ravi Shastri wanted Virat Kohli to continue to be the best batsman in the world and had therefore, reportedly suggested him to give up white ball captaincy altogether.

UP conversion racket: ATS arrests Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui for suspicious activities, AAP’s Amanatullah Khan cries foul

The 64-year-old Islamic scholar runs Jamia Imam Waliullah trust that funds several madrassas for which he received huge foreign funding.

As Indian Railways announces a special package for Uttarakhand’s Char Dham Yatra, here are the things to keep in mind

Indian Railways has recently launched a special Deluxe AC tourist train for Char Dham Yatra under the 'Dekho Apna Desh' program

Asaduddin Owaisi claims his Delhi residence ‘vandalised’, five ‘Hindu Sena’ men detained

Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that his residence in Delhi's Ashoka Road was vandalised while he was in Uttar Pradesh

Supreme Court stays NCDRC order directing YRF to compensate viewer for excluding ‘Jabra Fan’ song from Shah Rukh Khan movie Fan

NCDRC had ordered Yash Raj Films to pay Rs 10000 plus costs to a litigant for excluding the song Jabra Fan from movie Fan

Assam government sends the message that rhino horns have no value, burns 2479 horns on the occasion of World Rhino Day

2479 rhino horns which were burnt were part of 2623 horns stocked at treasuries in Assam, 50 kept for court cases and 94 will be preserved

Taliban writes to UN demanding to be invited to address the UNGA meet, nominates Doha spokesperson as UN ambassador

Taliban has written to the United Nations demanding that they be invited to address the ongoing UNGA session in New York

Centre allows bureaucrats to retain gifts valued up to Rs 5,000 received from foreign dignitaries

Gifts received by Civil Services Officers from foreign dignitaries will have to submitted to the toshakhana for evaluation and if found valued above Rs 5,000, the difference amount could be paid to retain them

Spinning fiction? Siddharth Varadarajan’s ‘Paris cafe’ claims on vaccine certificate don’t quite add up, what the authorities say

Whether Varadarajan was just spinning stories or indeed telling the truth is a not something we could fact-check till someone puts us in touch with that particular waiter from that cafe, here is what the French authorities say about vaccination certificates.

Adani Group releases statement after Congress spreads lies over Mundra Port drug bust, calls out malicious propaganda against company

"No port operator across the country can examine a container. Their role is limited to running the port," Adani said in its statement.

Ahead of UNGA, EAM Dr Jaishankar meets his counterparts from UK, Australia, South Korea etc, regional concerns discussed

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to leave for the United States on Wednesday and will be addressing the UNGA debate on September 25.

Bengaluru riots: NIA arrests absconding accused Tabrez of SDPI in DJ Halli police station attack case

NIA arrested Tabrez in Bengaluru Riots case. He is associated with SDPI, a political outfit of Popular Front of India( PFI).

Not without our Taliban: SAARC Ministers’ meet cancelled because Pakistan wanted Islamist group to participate

Reports citing diplomatic sources said that Pakistan wanted the SAARC Chair Nepal to guarantee that the former Afghanistan government led by Ashraf Ghani will not represent the country at the SAARC meeting.

Australia: Protests over Covid-19 restrictions continue, construction workers clash with police

The Victoria Police in Melbourne, Australia clashed with construction workers protesting against Covid regulations.

Congress attacks Gujarat after drugs from Iran seized at Mundra Port, cast aspersions that Gujaratis are drug addicts

Ahead of 2022 assembly elections, Congress has launched a smear campaign vilifying Gujarat in the wake of drugs seizure in Mundra Port

Mahant Narendra Giri was being blackmailed, suicide note urged Prayagraj police to act against Anand Giri so that he could die peacefully

The suicide note of Mahant Narendra Giri talked about how Swami Anand Giri had tried to tarnish his reputation.

What MK Gandhi said while Moplah Muslims massacred thousands of Hindus in 1921: Support to Khilafat and asking Hindus to die without a fight

The Malabar massacre of 1921 was not the only time Moplah Muslims had unleashed genocide against Hindus. But Gandhi was either malicious or naive

EU leaders accuse US President Joe Biden of being disloyal to transatlantic alliance

The EU Commission President criticised Joe Biden for keeping the European allies in dark about the new alliance with Australia.

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