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Opinion | New IT regulations for social media and OTT platforms are a welcome step

India | Feb 26, 2021, 03:18 PM IST

The government on Thursday announced IT rules for social media giants like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Google and YouTube and digital OTT platforms like Netflix, Disney Hotstar and others, with particular stress on self-regulation, followed by an Oversight Mechanism to be put in place by the Centre.

Opinion | Involvement of private sector in Covid

Opinion | Involvement of private sector in Covid vaccination is a welcome step

India | Feb 25, 2021, 01:19 PM IST

Covid doses will be given free in government hospitals, while Covishield developed by AstraZeneca may cost Rs 300-400 in private hospitals. Cost of Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech may cost a little more. Those undergoing vaccination will not have the option to select the vaccine brand.

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Opinion | How farmer leaders are openly giving protection to Red Fort violence accused

India | Feb 24, 2021, 12:02 PM IST

Lakha Sidhana spewed venom against the Central government, addressed thousands who had gathered at the rally, and then fled the spot riding a motorbike.

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Opinion | How Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind of Mahmood Madani is trying to modernize education in madrasas

India | Feb 23, 2021, 03:28 PM IST

Today I want to share with you a good news on how Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind led by Maulana Mahmood Madani is trying to introduce modern education in more than 200 madrasas spread across Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. 

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Opinion | As second wave of Covid pandemic looms, caution is the need of the hour

India | Feb 21, 2021, 10:40 PM IST

The number of daily Covid-19 cases in India rose to 14,059 on Friday, the highest in last 27 days. It crossed the 14,000 mark for the first time since January 23.

Opinion | How PFI is trying to spread hate and venom among Indian Muslims

Opinion | How PFI is trying to spread hate and venom among Indian Muslims

India | Feb 19, 2021, 02:07 PM IST

The PFI leader then tried to instigate Muslims in his speech. He said: “The Muslim community is still alive in India. So many things have been said about Muslims, they are backward and illiterate according to the Sachar Committee, but remember, this Muslim community has a capacity too. Allama Iqbal has written, “tauheed ki amaanat, seenon me hain hamare, aasan nahin mitana, namoniishan hamara” (we have the faith of Allah in our hearts, it is not easy to obliterate us).

Opinion | Hurried withdrawal by Chinese in Ladakh: How Modi’s leadership gave a boost to India’s pow

Opinion | Hurried withdrawal by Chinese in Ladakh: How Modi’s leadership gave boost to India’s power

India | Feb 17, 2021, 02:45 PM IST

The Indian army is keeping a watchful eye on the disengagement process. According to defence sources, between finger 4 and 8, the Chinese army has so far withdrawn 1,000 troops, 150 infantry combat vehicles, 100 tents and 120 Sangars (temporary bunkers) on mountain ridges, and an anti-aircraft regiment.

Opinion | Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob were pawns in an international conspiracy to tarnish Modi

Opinion | Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob were pawns in an international conspiracy to tarnish Modi

India | Feb 16, 2021, 02:22 PM IST

The larger picture that emerges is that these three were pawns in an international conspiracy to defame India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Opinion | Rahul describing Modi as ‘coward’ is not only distasteful, it is shameful

India | Feb 13, 2021, 03:56 PM IST

While expressing his anger, Rahul forgot that Modi is not an individual, he is the Prime Minister, who represents India in world forums, and he has been entrusted with the onerous responsibility to lead the nation by the people of India. Narendra Modi is not the leader of a party, he is the head of government, who represents 135 crore Indians.

Opinion | Ladakh pullback: Rahul should know the difference between ‘rajneeti’ and ‘rashtraneeti’

Opinion | Ladakh pullback: Rahul should know the difference between ‘rajneeti’ and ‘rashtraneeti’

India | Feb 12, 2021, 02:41 PM IST

Even a layman can answer Rahul Gandhi’s queries. What happened on Thursday was only the beginning of the disengagement process, and more rounds of talks will take place for disengagement of troops from other areas. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh clearly mentioned this in his statement in Parliament on Thursday.

Opinion | Why Modi said, entry of private sector in agriculture will benefit farmers

Opinion | Why Modi said, entry of private sector in agriculture will benefit farmers

India | Feb 11, 2021, 02:41 PM IST

The Prime Minister mentioned how toll plazas and mobile phone towers were damaged in the name of farmers’ agitation. He questioned what posters demanding release of Naxalites and in support of Khalistan had to do with the farmers’ agitation.

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Opinion | Modi’s tears and words: Commitment to democracy

India | Feb 10, 2021, 02:47 PM IST

It was a day of farewell for Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the senior Congress leaders and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha. In his speech bidding adieu to Azad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recollected a terror attack that took place in Srinagar 14 years ago, when Azad was the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir. Terrorists had lobbed a grenade at a bus carrying tourists from Gujarat, in which four tourists died.

Opinion | How Modi convincingly demolished the charges levelled by his critics

Opinion | How Modi convincingly demolished the charges levelled by his critics

India | Feb 09, 2021, 04:30 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday replied to most of the questions raised by the opposition on the issue of new farm laws.

Opinion | Perpetrators of international conspiracy to defame India must not be spared

Opinion | Perpetrators of international conspiracy to defame India must not be spared

India | Feb 05, 2021, 01:57 PM IST

More evidences have come forward which show that the tweets posted by pop singer Rihanna, climate activist Greta Thunberg and others were not spontaneous.

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Opinion | International conspiracy to defame India

India | Feb 04, 2021, 04:46 PM IST

On Wednesday, climate activist Greta Thunberg shared a “toolkit” on Twitter to amplify farmers’ voices, but she later hurriedly deleted the tweet when Twitterati accused her of being a part of an “international conspiracy to defame India”.

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Opinion | Sharjeel’s hate speech against Hindus: Why is Shiv Sena Silent?

India | Feb 03, 2021, 02:08 PM IST

After Sharjeel’s video became viral on social media, a local lawyer filed an FIR at the local Swargate police station in Pune. The BJP took up the issue and has alleged that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government is toeing a soft line towards Usmani.  

Opinion | Budget will surely give a big boost to Indian economy, an Atmanirbhar Bharat

Opinion | Budget will surely give a big boost to Indian economy, an Atmanirbhar Bharat

India | Feb 02, 2021, 01:28 PM IST

Appearing in my prime time live show in ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ on India TV, Sitharaman said she was confident that money that will be spent on agriculture and infrastructure will “definitely have a multiplier effect”.

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OPINION | With the entry of politicians, farmer leaders now stand at the crossroads

India | Jan 30, 2021, 04:23 PM IST

The image of a senior Delhi Police officer bloodied after a sword attack by a protester on Friday at Delhi’s Singhu border has caused nationwide consternation. 

Opinion | How farmer leaders lost the trust of the Indian people

Opinion | How farmer leaders lost the trust of the Indian people

India | Jan 29, 2021, 02:45 PM IST

Only a few supporters of Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait are sitting at the dharna site, while his brother Naresh Tikait has withdrawn from the agitation.

Opinion | Farmer leaders now stand completely discredited

Opinion | Farmer leaders now stand completely discredited

India | Jan 28, 2021, 12:51 PM IST

Sensing the nation's mood, farmer leaders have started apologizing to the people for vandalizing the historic Red Fort, attacking policemen with tractors and swords and for damaging public properties.

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