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Apr 03, 2020

Shaheen Bagh protesters: Showing the way
The Shaheen Bagh protesters departed from their now iconic sit-in site in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, but not before they overturned several stereotypes and inspired similar protests all over the country.

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Mar 24, 2020

U.P.: Dog-whistle politics
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has resorted to naming and shaming activists in the State in order to further its plan to delegitimise dissent.

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Mar 24, 2020

The aftermath of the Delhi riots
Lives and livelihoods in North East Delhi remain shattered as riot survivors struggle to reconstruct burnt homes and rebuild shops and other businesses.

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Mar 24, 2020

After the riots: Hindutva apartheid
After the violence, it is economic and social boycott that faces Muslims who are trying to pick up the fallen pieces of their lives.

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Mar 24, 2020

Targeted harassment
Muslims are made to suffer and are being blamed for the violence that had been unleashed in a targeted manner.

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Mar 14, 2020

Crisis in legal studies in India
The problems plaguing the National Law Universities can be traced to a lack of financial support from the state, which also has the effect of passing the burden of higher fees on to students and effectively keeping out students from less privileged backgrounds.

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Mar 12, 2020

Assam: Defining issue
The recommendation of the high-level committee on the Assam Accord on the definition of "Assamese people" has caught the BJP governments at the Centre and in the State in a bind.

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Mar 07, 2020

Air India: Up for grabs again
Air India is up for sale again, with the government sweetening the deal with so many concessions that whoever wins the bid will gain a company of great value at what might be a throwaway price.

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Mar 02, 2020

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar: ‘The only script I follow is the Constitution'
Interview with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

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Feb 29, 2020

The plague of sedition
The Supreme Court of India has upheld the obsolete colonial law of sedition, which was inspired by the racist ideology of the need to keep Indian rebels under control.

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Feb 29, 2020

An inspired dissent
Benjamin Gitlow, a member of the left wing of the Socialist Party of the United States, was convicted under the Criminal Anarchy Act for writing a pam

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Feb 29, 2020

The targeting of Dr Kafeel Khan: A case of vendetta
The targeting of Dr Kafeel Khan is part of a pattern of using security laws to harass and silence critics of the government.

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Feb 28, 2020

Women officers in the Indian Army: A bastion breached
The Supreme Court overturns decades of patriarchal bias in the Indian Army to rule that women officers of the short service commission should be considered for permanent commissions.

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Feb 27, 2020

A push for reforms in electoral politics
In a bid to cleanse electoral politics, the Supreme Court directs political parties to publish the reasons for selecting candidates with pending criminal cases.

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Feb 26, 2020

Row over S.C. verdict on reservation in promotions
The recent Supreme Court verdict on reservation for S.Cs and S.Ts in government jobs will have far-reaching consequences.

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Feb 26, 2020

Anti-CAA protests in Chennai: Back to battle
After a brief lull, anti-CAA protests intensify in Tamil Nadu, with Muslims replicating the Shaheen Bagh agitation in north Chennai.

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Feb 22, 2020

Precarious lives
Two recent Oxfam reports on inequality draw attention to unpaid care work and its connection with increasing concentration of wealth, growing poverty, and violence against women.

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Feb 21, 2020

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A true South Asian
The Shaheen Baghs that sprang up all over India in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act reclaimed Faiz Ahmed Faiz as truly one of us, a fighter against oppression, bigotry, poverty, destitution and imperialism.

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Feb 20, 2020

Continuing debate
THE delay in the hanging of the convicts in the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapist in December 2012 has been a matter of intense di

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Feb 20, 2020

Other Shaheen Baghs
Inspired by Shaheen Bagh, similar protests have erupted across the capital. And the women who spearhead this are hell-bent on not yielding.

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Feb 19, 2020

The third Bodo accord: A new deal
The third Bodo accord envisages a new model of power sharing and governance for the Bodoland Territorial Council and seeks to redraw the BTAD for lasting peace.

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Feb 18, 2020

West Bengal Assembly passes anti-CAA resolution
The ruling and opposition parties in West Bengal come together to pass a resolution in the Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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Feb 18, 2020

Kolkata's Shaheen Bagh
ON January 7, two days after the brutal attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University students in Delhi by Hindutva goons, seven women, led by Asmat Jamil, sa

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Feb 14, 2020

Railways: Rush to disaster
The Modi regime's move to restructure apex-level managerial positions in the Indian Railways by merging diverse categories into a single service, undermining specialisation, is apparently aimed at facilitating the wholesale privatisation of rail services.

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Feb 12, 2020

BJP's venomous rhetoric in Delhi Assembly election campaign
The BJP's Delhi Assembly election campaign hinges on berating the Shaheen Bagh protesters, completely sidestepping governance issues and the AAP's performance.

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Feb 03, 2020

Karnataka: Furore over a Christ statue
In Karnataka's Kanakapura taluk, the Hindu right wing stirs up a furore over a proposed statue of Jesus in a Christian-majority village that has always existed peaceably and in harmony with its Hindu-majority surroundings.

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Jan 31, 2020

Flawed script: Rajinikanth's comments on Periyar's 1971 rally
Actor Rajinikanth's comments on an anti-superstition rally in 1971, organised by Periyar's organisation, are criticised as part of a scripted move by the BJP which is desperately looking for a popular personality to help it secure a toehold in Tamil Nadu.

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Jan 30, 2020

CAA protests in Kerala: On collision course
The Kerala Governor spares no opportunity to hinder the State government's efforts to register its opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the moves to implement it.

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Jan 30, 2020

West Bengal: Right-wing rants
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh keeps up his barrage of aggressive comments, making sure that the party remains in the public eye as the main opposition in the State.

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Jan 30, 2020

Shaheen Bagh: A vigil for their rights
Since December 15, in the subzero winter chill of Delhi, the women of Shaheen Bagh have kept their protest against the CAA going round the clock in what has become a template for protests everywhere.

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Jan 29, 2020

CAA protests: Relentless resistance
The protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the NPR and the NRC keep gaining momentum, with reaffirmation of the basic spirit of the Constitution emerging as their dominant feature, despite the BJP government's efforts to portray them as anarchic and divisive.

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Jan 28, 2020

‘This is Freedom Struggle II'
It is not easy being Sadaf Jafar. She was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for participating in an anti-CAA demonstration in Lucknow. She was subj

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Jan 28, 2020

‘We have to keep fighting hard'
The Uttar Pradesh Police dealt with the protests in the State against the CAA and the NRC with a heavy hand. In Lucknow, a number of human rights acti

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Jan 21, 2020

Kashmir: Death of expectations
A human rights group reports that in 2019 Kashmir saw a marked escalation in the scale of violence and the crackdown by security forces, while another warns that approval for militancy is growing in the Valley.

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Jan 20, 2020

Ladakh: Identity concerns
People in Ladakh fear for their indigenous culture and fragile environment and want the Union Territory to be included in the Sixth Schedule as the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A has left it vulnerable to outside meddling.

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Jan 18, 2020

Ladakdh: Identity concerns
People in Ladakh fear for their indigenous culture and fragile environment and want the Union Territory to be included in the Sixth Schedule as the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A has left it vulnerable to outside meddling.

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Jan 18, 2020

The social cost of disenfranchisement
The Muslim community is facing unprecedented levels of institutionalised bias. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the NRC are likely to aggravate its distress.

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Jan 17, 2020

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A poet of defiance, transcending ideology
More than 35 years after his death in 1984, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Pakistani Marxist poet, has become the toast of India. From Delhi to Ahmedabad, Mumba

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Jan 17, 2020

CAA protests: Making it count in Delhi
Women of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh lead a silent revolution against the CAA, the NRC, and the NPP, braving cold weather conditions.

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Jan 17, 2020

CAA protests: Winds of change in Assam
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act has triggered a resurgence of regionalism in Assam and fuelled speculation about a new party that may be formed to take on the ruling dispensation and its agenda which is perceived to be violative of the Assam Accord.

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Jan 17, 2020

CAA protests: Political see-saw in West Bengal
With civic elections round the corner, the ruling Trinamool Congress appears to have gained an edge over the BJP in West Bengal.

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Jan 16, 2020

Spontaneous countrywide upsurge against the CAA
The government, in spite of the growing countrywide opposition to the CAA, takes a defiant stand.

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Jan 04, 2020

Deadly violation of safety norms in Delhi
Three fire tragedies in Delhi highlight the lack of respect for safety norms and bring into focus the proposed Code on occupational safety and health, which dilutes worker protection.

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Jan 03, 2020

Questions of justice: The judgments in Nirbhaya and Unnao rape cases
Two judgments, one by the Supreme Court in the Nirbhaya case and the other by a Delhi court in the Unnao rape case involving the former BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, raise important questions about the unequal delivery of justice in the country.

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Dec 26, 2019

Nanavati Commission report exonerates Narendra Modi
The Nanavati commission, in a controversial report, gives Modi a clean chit for the 2002 Gujarat riots and holds police officers reponsible for not controlling the violence.

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Dec 24, 2019

Transgender Persons Bill: Identity crisis
The transgender community is unhappy with the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill that seeks to treat transgender persons as inferior citizens and is in contravention of the right to self-determination.

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Dec 20, 2019

A Kerala model in banking sector
Kerala Bank, the first commercial bank in the cooperative sector in India, is presented as an alternative to the existing banking network.

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Dec 18, 2019

A fake encounter in Chhattisgarh
More than seven years after the Sarkeguda "encounter", an inquiry commission concludes that there is no evidence that any of those killed or injured were naxalites. The report brings into focus other encounter cases in Chhattisgarh as well.

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Dec 18, 2019

Brutal country for women
The recent incidents of rape and murder in Hyderabad and Unnao highlight the alarming rise in violent crimes against women in a country that celebrates hyper-masculine nationalism and vows to protect the honour of Mother India.

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Dec 10, 2019

Jammu & Kashmir: Seething Valley
Nearly four months after the abrogation of special status, Kashmir simmers with rage, frustration and fear.

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Dec 09, 2019

Nationwide NRC: Roll of contention
The government's plans for a nationwide NRC and new citizenship laws lead to a fresh round of protests in Assam and other north-eastern States.

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Dec 07, 2019

Electoral bond scheme: Hidden bonds
A media expose shines the light on the Modi regime's subterfuge in preserving the opaqueness of the electoral bond scheme, which ensured that only the ruling party benefited from the largesse extended by corporate entities.

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Dec 05, 2019

Death on IIT-M campus
A student's death on the IIT Madras campus again brings to the fore a serious structural malaise in the institute.

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Dec 04, 2019

Prof. Shyam Menon: Acts of an insecure state
Interview with Prof. Shyam B. Menon, educationist.

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Dec 04, 2019

Privatising a public good
The argument that India cannot afford low fees at institutions of higher education does not square with the massive giveaways to corporates. The commodification of higher education, the real motive of those calling for fee hikes, will destroy all hope of education as a public good.

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Dec 04, 2019

Siege of JNU
The recent increase in hostel and mess charges in JNU and the unprecedented use of force against protesting students form part of the BJP-led Central government's plan to make higher education unaffordable for the poor and to destroy the liberal ethos of society.

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Dec 04, 2019

A case to make higher education free
Higher education must not only be provided through public institutions but be completely free, not allowing any exclusion on the grounds of impecuniousness.

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Dec 04, 2019

Sudhir K. Sopory: ‘Institutions like JNU should be nurtured'
Interview with Sudhir K. Sopory, former Vice Chancellor of JNU.

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Dec 04, 2019

Communalising the BHU campus
Students at Banaras Hindu University, who are targeting a Muslim professor appointed to teach Sanskrit and a university official who performed her duty, get away with their communal agenda.

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Dec 03, 2019

Prof. Avijit Pathak: ‘Language is not a prisoner of religion'
Interview with Prof. Avijit Pathak of JNU.

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Dec 03, 2019

Gopalika Antharjanam: ‘It is our right to learn or teach any language'
Interview with retired Arabic teacher Gopalika Antharjanam.

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Dec 03, 2019

Prof. Firoze Khan: ‘Sanskrit belongs to us all'
Firoze Khan hails from a family of Sanskrit scholars and bhajan singers. "My grandfather was a bhajan singer. My father taught Sanskrit. He sings bhaj

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Dec 03, 2019

‘I don't associate language with religion'
Interview with Raziya Mohammed Kutty, Sanskrit teacher.

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Nov 30, 2019

Rampur CRPF camp attack case: Acquittal and after
Four persons are sentenced to death, one gets life term and two are acquitted in the Rampur CRPF camp attack case. But delayed justice is posing challenges for the acquitted in starting life afresh.

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Nov 29, 2019

Justice for the RTI activist Jethava
A powerful BJP Member of Parliament is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the killing of the RTI activist Amit Jethava.

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Nov 26, 2019

Clash between lawyers and policemen: Lawless in Delhi
The capital city witnesses an unseemly tussle between lawyers and police personnel.

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Nov 21, 2019

Sabarimala verdict: Justice delayed
The Supreme Court's decision to refer the 2018 judgment in the Sabarimala case to a larger Bench ushers in another turbulent phase for the shrine and the State.

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Nov 19, 2019

Ominous signs
The steep fee hike in JNU and the authorities' response to the protests against it highlight how the government's policies are making higher education increasingly inaccessible to the poor.

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Nov 16, 2019

Lawless in Delhi
The capital city witnesses an unseemly tussle between lawyers and police personnel. By Anando Bhakto

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Nov 16, 2019

Advocate for a cause
Interview with the advocate Anandvardhan Yagnik. By Lyla Bavadam

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Nov 16, 2019

Justice for Jethava
A powerful BJP Member of Parliament is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the killing of the RTI activist Amit Jethava. By Lyla Bavadam

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Nov 15, 2019

NCRB data for 2017: Criminal delay
The NCRB finally releases data on crime for 2017 after a two-year interval, raising many eyebrows with its omissions and commissions.

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Nov 14, 2019

BSNL rescue package is too little, too late
The rescue package for BSNL and MTNL, the fall guys of the Indian mobile telephony boom, hides more than it reveals.

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Nov 12, 2019

The judiciary: Credibility concerns
Justice Arun Mishra's refusal to withdraw from the Constitution Bench seeking to provide the correct interpretation of the 2013 Land Acquisition Act raises questions of propriety and integrity.

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Nov 09, 2019

Crime of criticism
In West Bengal, Congress spokesperson Sanmoy Bandopadhyay is arrested and allegedly tortured for posting on social media views critical of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee.

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Nov 07, 2019

A right royal snub
THE prize goes to the Chinese Emperor's letter of October 3, 1973, to Britain's insane King George III. It was sanitised by British officials. Here ar

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Nov 07, 2019

Diplomacy & language
Lapses from civility are rare in diplomacy, but the diplomat's reputation for care in the use of language has at times landed him in trouble.

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Nov 06, 2019

Kashmir: Inviting global scrutiny
A 27-member European Union delegation becomes the first foreign team to be allowed access to Kashmir since August 5, close on the heels of a heated debate in the United States Congress that criticised New Delhi for the "humanitarian crisis" in Kashmir.

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Nov 01, 2019

Who gained from CET abolition in Tamil Nadu?
Study shows that the abolition of the Common Entrance Test for admission to professional courses in Tamil Nadu has benefited students from the Backward Classes more than those from other socially deprived classes.

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Oct 30, 2019

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind: Building bonds
The Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, in its centenary year, reiterates its demand for a pluralistic India and composite nationalism and the determination to carry on the struggle to stand for what is right.

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Oct 30, 2019

Arshad Madani: ‘We will work for nation's integrity'
Interview with Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind president Arshad Madani.

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Oct 29, 2019

HAL workers reject wage package and go on strike
As the HAL unions reject the management's offer of the "best revised wage package" and decide to go on strike, there are fears that the future of the huge defence public sector enterprise is uncertain.

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Oct 25, 2019

Rule of law & Army
In international law, the state and its organ, the army, are held accountable for any wrongdoing. Not so in India where the army enjoys impunity through law which goes against the principle of accountability in a democracy.

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Oct 25, 2019

Ayushman Bharat: Public funds for private benefit
The annual report of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana highlights some of the very pitfalls that public health experts have been warning the government about regarding publicly funded and privately managed health insurance schemes.

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Oct 25, 2019

Mumbai Metro's car shed project vs green brigade
Both the Mumbai Metro project in Aarey and the protests against it are plagued by serious limitations.

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Oct 24, 2019

Protests in Karnataka over Centre's flood relief aid
There is widespread resentment in flood-ravaged Karnataka over what is seen as a betrayal of the State by the Central government in the matter of relief aid.

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Oct 23, 2019

Quarries not exempt from land ceiling in Kerala: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court order against the plea to exempt quarries from the ceiling limits under the Kerala Land Reforms Act has far-reaching implications for various economic sectors in the State.

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Oct 12, 2019

Roadblock to Naga peace process
Differing positions of the rebel groups on the issue of a separate flag and a constitution for Nagas being a part of the final solution makes it difficult for the Centre's interlocutor to get all stakeholders on board to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's early deadline for a conclusion of the Naga peace talks.

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Oct 12, 2019

Sullen silence on Kashmir's horizon
A watershed looms ominously on Kashmir's horizon.

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Oct 12, 2019

Muslim bodies' surprise support to the Modi government's action on Article 370
Muslim bodies and community leaders back the Modi government on its actions in Kashmir, but this support is being seen as an overture stemming from fear.

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Oct 11, 2019

Kashmir: Insurgency in the air
If the Centre expected an immediate and emotional outburst after the August 5 move, it did not come, but the simmering resentment in Kashmir points to the possibility of a more ominous outcome.

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Oct 03, 2019

Chandrayaan 2 mission: So near yet so far
Several factors going wrong at the very last minutes of the Chandrayaan-2 mission led to the lander Vikram crash-landing on the moon as the nation watched with bated breath.

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Oct 01, 2019

Muharram celebrations in northern Karnata: A festival of harmony
Muharram is an important festival in villages across northern Karnataka. The celebrations are mainly led by Hindus and the event is marked even in villages that have no Muslim residents.

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Sep 30, 2019

DNA analysis of Harappan skeleton from Rakhigarhi: Thin evidence
The scientific paper on the DNA analysis of the Harappan skeleton from Rakhigarhi claims that there was no Aryan invasion and no Aryan migration and that all the developments right from the hunting-gathering stage to modern times in South Asia were done by indigenous people. An agenda-setting for indigeneity of populations, ideas and civilisational traits may be embeded in the paper.

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Sep 28, 2019

Hindi card for a Hindu Rashtra
The ideology of Akhand Bharat sees the multiple diversities, whether linguistic, cultural or social, as threats to achieving the goal of a Hindu Rashtra. Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel were not in favour of one language as a national language.

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Sep 28, 2019

Lawyers in TN protest against ‘arbitrary' transfer of Justice Tahilramani
The legal fraternity in Tamil Nadu protests against the transfer of Justice Tahilramani.

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Sep 28, 2019

Questionable transfer of Justice Tahilramani
The transfer of Chief Justice V.K. Tahilramani from the Madras High Court to Meghalaya High Court, which led to her resignation in protest, points to the rot within the collegium system.

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Sep 26, 2019

Bhima Koregaon: Raid on Delhi University professor's residence
An early morning police raid at a Delhi University professor's house is indicative of the government's attempts to stifle criticism.

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Sep 25, 2019

Muzzling dissent
An early morning police raid at a Delhi University professor's house is indicative of the government's attempts to stifle criticism.

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Sep 21, 2019

So near yet so far
Several factors going wrong at the very last minutes of the Chandrayaan-2 mission led to the lander Vikram crash-landing on the moon as the nation watched with bated breath. By T.S. Subramanian

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