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Feb 26, 2021

Education in the time of pandemic
Online teaching cannot be a substitute for physical schools and the opportunities that schools offer for learning and building relationships.

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Feb 26, 2021

Bhima Koregaon case: planted evidence?
Investigations by Arsenal Consulting, a global digital forensics consulting company, have revealed that evidence had been planted in the activist Rona Wilson's computer, raising larger issues of unethical surveillance and motivated targeting of individuals.

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Feb 25, 2021

Chamoli flash flood: A wake-up call
Geologists and glaciologists see the recent landslide and flash flood in Uttarakhand as part of inevitable natural processes given the fragility of the Himalayan region, but affirm that close monitoring and study of such processes are crucial to preventing the recurrence of disasters that result in significant human cost.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 25, 2021

‘Our scientists have not found any evidence of a glacial lake in the region so far'
Interview with Kalachand Sain, Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology.

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Feb 24, 2021

Himalayan tragedy in Uttarakhand
The flash flood in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, which left death and ruin in its wake, was a man-made calamity resulting from the government's decision to allow destructive development activity in the fragile Himalayan region.

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Feb 24, 2021

Disha Ravi's arrest sparks off protests in Bengaluru
Friends, former classmates and members of civil society are speaking up and protesting against the Delhi Police's arrest of Disha A. Ravi, a young and passionate environmentalist, in Bengaluru, both for the manner in which it was carried out and for the ostensible reasons for it.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 23, 2021

Kanwar Grewal: ‘I feel very responsible for what is happening around me'
Interview with Kanwar Grewal, singer.

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Feb 23, 2021

Sarwan Singh Pandher: ‘The government has to first create an environment conducive to talks'
Interview with Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab.

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Feb 23, 2021

Farmers' movement gathers steam in Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh
Support from the khaps of western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and protests across the country have infused new energy into the farmers' movement amidst the government's devious attempts to stifle dissent.

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Feb 17, 2021

Hamid Ansari, whose autobiography hits the stands in January, exhorts Muslims ‘to struggle for our rights', ‘focus on education and business, and not respond to any provocation'
Interview with M. Hamid Ansari, former Vice President of India, on his latest book.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 15, 2021

How hate is brewed in Hindutva's laboratory
A report on recent trends in communal violence in Gujarat notes a shift in the scene of violence from urban to rural areas, the use of social media to spread hate, and the different ways in which communal polarisation has manifested itself over the years.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 14, 2021

At war with the self: Indian armed forces register alarming suicide trend
The alarmingly high number of serving soldiers committing suicide while on duty calls for an urgent need for structural changes in the armed forces and a greater focus on remedies for those in conflict zones.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 13, 2021

RSS as Vishwaguru
The RSS' drive to position India as preacher to the world encapsulates a long-term political programme of eliminating political dissent within the country and, later, establishing control over South Asia.

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Feb 13, 2021

COVID and other diseases: An Animal Farm perspective
The global burdens of COVID and the global benefits of anti-COVID policy have been skewed against the poorer nations of the world, and within nations, against the poor and the vulnerable.

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Feb 12, 2021

Maharashtra's farmers stand united with the farmers' protesting on Delhi's borders
In the three days before Republic Day, approximately 15,000 farmers from across Maharashtra gathered at Mumbai's Azad Maidan to participate in a mass convention of farmers, activists and political representatives in a show of solidarity with and support for the protests on the outskirts of New Delhi.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 12, 2021

Allahabad High Court halts the Uttar Pradesh government's attempts to intimidate farmers
The Allahabad High Court intervenes against the Uttar Pradesh government's intimidation of protesting farmers.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 11, 2021

A tale of two protests: farmers' protest and Shaheen Bagh
While the government has shown more willingness to engage with the protesting farmers than it did in the case of the Shaheen Bagh sit-in, nothing has come of the repeated parleys because there were no real concessions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 09, 2021

A Budget that doubly punishes victims of the pandemic
The Union Budget 2020-21 is biased in favour of those who were spared the worst effects of the pandemic and imposes even more burdens on those whose lives were ravaged by it.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 07, 2021

Farmers' agitation: The setback and then the surge
After the unsavoury events of Republic Day, the farmers' agitation has bounced back with renewed strength led by Rakesh Tikait of the BKU beating all odds and a government going out of its way to suppress the movement.

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Feb 04, 2021

The gallantry of the peasants of Pothorughat, who revolted against revenue hike, has inspired the people of Assam for over a century
The killing of 140 unarmed peasants protesting against the increase in land tax by the British at Pothorughat in Assam in 1894, 25 years before the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, finds no mention in the mainstream discourse on India's freedom struggle but has lived in oral lore for more than a century.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 03, 2021

Cases against Sci-Hub and Libgen imply long-term consequences to research and education in India
The cases filed by publishers for a blanket ban of free online repositories Sci-Hub and Libgen will seriously undermine the ability of researchers to access scientific and academic articles for learning purposes.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 02, 2021

Arnab Goswami: Our man in the media
A leaked document of WhatsApp chat transcipts incriminates Arnab Goswami, editor of Republic TV, exposing his nexus with top political leaders and complicity in TRP manipulation.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 02, 2021

Trial by media flouts principle of fair trial
The judicial system is weakened if the media are allowed to conduct trials of accused persons, and the principle of fair trial on the basis of evidence admissible in a court of law is undermined.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 02, 2021

Stiglitz describes Central government as ‘economically incompetent in many ways'; tells Kerala to go its own way in development strategy
Kerala that has so far relied on remittances from the Gulf countries as a source of income has to generate its own productive capacities and think ahe

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Feb 01, 2021

The way forward for agriculture according to a new report from the Network of Rural and Agrarian Studies (NRAS)
Interview with A.R. Vasavi, social anthropologist and trustee at the Punarchith collective.

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Feb 01, 2021

Communal violence in Ujjain, Indore, Mandsaur following rallies to collect funds for Ram temple
Rallies to collect funds for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya have resulted in Hindutva warriors instigating communal violence in different parts of Madhya Pradesh.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 29, 2021

Prakash Karat: ‘Our stress is on the widest unity against authoritarianism'
Interview with Prakash Karat, former general secretary of the CPI(M).

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Jan 28, 2021

Joginder Singh Ugrahan: 'It's the government that is stubborn'
Interview with Joginder Singh Ugrahan, president, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan).

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Jan 28, 2021

Bhopal gas tragedy victims were used as guinea pigs for COVID vaccine trials
Bhopal gas tragedy victims were used as guinea pigs for COVID vaccine trials in total violation of ethical and medical norms.

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Jan 27, 2021

Lachhman Sewewala: ‘Under the farm laws, the farmer will lose his land and we will lose the PDS'
Interview with Lachhman Sewewala, general secretary, Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 27, 2021

India and COVID-19: Government's vaccination drive a total mess
The government's vaccination drive has been fraught with deficiencies in communication and delivery of doses, along with doubts regarding Covaxin's efficacy, leading to hesitancy and low turnouts.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 26, 2021

Lone exits PAGD; internal rumblings within Gupkar alliance apparent
The Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference's departure from the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration raises questions about whether the alliance itself was more about the political parties creating space for themselves rather than restoring Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 26, 2021

Protesting farmers stay firm
The protesting farmers on Delhi's borders rejected the Central government's offer of suspension of the contentious laws and are determined to stay and fight until their objective is achieved even as the government seemed to harden its position.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 23, 2021

‘Our stress is on the widest unity against authoritarianism'
Interview with Prakash Karat, former general secretary of the CPI(M). By Jipson John and Jitheesh P.M.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 20, 2021

Biological warfare experiment in India and the curious case of yellow fever mosquitoes
Did mosquito research in India in the 1970s act as a cover for certain U.S. research projects having a bearing on biological warfare?

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 18, 2021

Lawyer's office raided arbitrarily by Delhi Police
The police raid on the premises of an advocate who represents several of the North-East Delhi riot accused to search for "incriminating documents" was not only an arbitrary and illegal act but also a breach of client-attorney privacy.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 18, 2021

Congress seeks to beat the BJP at its Hindutva game in Chhattisgarh
In a bid to retain power and be one up on the BJP, the Congress in Chhattisgarh is utilising Hindu symbols to the core.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 18, 2021

Farmers dig their heels in at protest sites on Delhi's borders
Despite several odds and the government refusing to budge, the protest against the farm laws is gaining momentum and the resolve among farmers is growing stronger.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 16, 2021

Latest NFHS data reveal high levels of anaemia across nation
Data from the latest round of the National Family Health Survey show disturbing trends in indicators such as nutritional levels.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 13, 2021

‘If APMC mandis go, MSP will vanish'
Interview with Professor Sukhpal Singh, Principal Economist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 13, 2021

The Madras High Court seeks fresh profiling of Tamiraparani river sands and finds the extent of illegal sand quarrying alarming
A report submitted to the High Court points to the presence of precious minerals in the Tamiraparani riverbed and the illegal mining activity there, adding a new dimension to Tamil Nadu's mining policy.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 03, 2021

Digital divide deprives have-nots of proper online education
The experience of Vidya Bhawan Society (VBS) in Udaipur shows that an enormous gulf exists between the digital haves and have-nots in the realm of online school education.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 02, 2021

How a Supreme Court judgment brought back the sedition law in India
K.M. Munshi's amendment had removed "sedition" from the Constitution, arguing that its scope was too broad to be compatible with free speech in a democracy, but the Supreme Court's judgment in the Kedar Nath Singh case in 1962 brought it back by the back door.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 01, 2021

General Bipin Rawat's proposals to increase retirement age and slash pension benefits for armed forces face criticism
The Department of Military Affairs' new proposals to increase the retirement age of officers and lower the stipulated pension of officers opting for premature retirement to contain the booming pension bill has been widely criticised.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 01, 2021

Tablighi Jamaatis' acquittal shows evidence of innocence
The acquittal of Tablighi Jamaat members from abroad nails the widespread lie that they were wilfully spreading COVID-19 and raises questions about the motives behind the demonisation of Muslims.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 01, 2021

General Bipin Rawat's proposals to increase retirement age and slash pension benefits for armed forces faces criticism
The Department of Military Affairs' new proposals to increase the retirement age of officers and lower the stipulated pension of officers opting for premature retirement to contain the booming pension bill has been widely criticised.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Jan 01, 2021

The rising cost of the defence pension bill
THE Union Budget 2020-21 highlighted the rising cost of the defence pension bill. While the defence outlay of Rs.4,71,378 crore is 9.37 per cent highe

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 31, 2020

Women's organisations in Maharashtra want a holistic approach, not the Shakti Bill
The Maharashtra government defers the Shakti Bill, a proposed law on crimes against women and children, after women's rights lawyers and activists protest against its contentious provisions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 29, 2020

‘We have only one demand: Repeal the farm laws,' says Satnam Singh Pannu
Interview with Satnam Singh Pannu, president, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 29, 2020

Major Singh Punnawale: ‘We never asked for these laws'
Interview with Major Singh Punnawale, general secretary, All India Kisan Sabha (Punjab).

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 29, 2020

Farmers in Punjab stand in for those involved in the Delhi agitation by fulfilling their farming roles
Giving a boost to the agitation, the practice of friends and neighbours standing in for the agitating farmers by collectively carrying out farming activities in their fields catches up in Punjab.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 28, 2020

Farmers' struggle in India offers a lesson in resilience
A month into the protests, farmers are determined not to yield. And they have alternative media, books, songs and a similar protest in history to keep them together.

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Dec 28, 2020

The duplicity of the farm laws, or how they do not help farmers
The controversial farm laws threaten livelihoods, jeopardise food security, are logically inconsistent and give the lie to the government's claims that it wants to protect the country's farmers.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 28, 2020

Hannan Mollah: ‘The poor farmers know they have no other option but to peacefully protest as long as they can'
Interview with Hannan Mollah, working group member, All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee.

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Dec 23, 2020

M.N. Deshpande: Archaeologist as miracle worker
M.N. Deshpande, affectionately called Kaka, belonged to that rare breed of archaeologists who carried out path-breaking excavations and restorations in the subcontinent before Independence and for four decades after it.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 20, 2020

Safety concerns delay vaccine approval in India
No vaccine has yet been approved for public use in India on account of inadequate data on safety and efficacy of the candidates, but that has not stopped the Central government, working with States and Union Territories, from preparing for a countrywide roll-out when the clearance comes.

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Dec 20, 2020

COVID-19 patients are being treated with drugs such as itolizumab even though there is insufficient evidence on their efficacy against the disease
Some pharma companies appear to be using the ongoing pandemic as an excuse to bypass some of the necessary steps to get government approvals so that their drugs can be prescribed for COVID-19 patients.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 11, 2020

Nikhil Dey: ‘RTI helped change the culture of governance'
Interview with Nikhil Dey, rights activist and founder of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, on 15 years of the Right to Information Act.

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Dec 11, 2020

Relocating corals off Mumbai for a coastal road project
The Maharashtra government relocates coral colonies on the Mumbai coast to begin work on the 29-kilometre-long road project, but green activists wonder if the endangered corals will survive in their new location.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 10, 2020

Akshaya Patra Foundation under the scanner
The recent resignation of all independent trustees of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, along with several allegations levelled in a letter by a member of its internal audit committee, cast serious doubts on the integrity of the Foundation's activities.

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Dec 10, 2020

CCTV cameras in police stations: An eye in the sky for cops
The Supreme Court orders installation of CCTV cameras and video recording equipment at all police stations in the country in a bid to prevent the occurrence of human rights violations.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 06, 2020

Oxford vaccine enjoys advantages in race to beat COVID-19
Among the frontrunners in the race to defeat COVID-19, the Oxford vaccine enjoys a significant advantage as it does not require freezing temperatures for storage and can be quickly produced in large quantities.

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Dec 06, 2020

Will antibodies be able to protect us from COVID-19?
Researchers try to answer this question by analysing data in a follow-up to the sero-survey conducted in Pune in July-August and conclude that there is some evidence that a high seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in a locality means that the population there may at least in the short term experience community-level immunity. However, vaccination is the only way to ensure long-term immunity.

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Dec 04, 2020

Noted historians and scholars use webinars to dispel myths about history
A small initiative by Delhi University students to take authentic history to the common man through online platforms gathers a momentum of its own with noted historians addressing webinars to correct the falsification of history.

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Dec 04, 2020

Modi government's decision to drop offset clause in defence deals with foreign governments makes no strategic sense
The Modi government's dilution of defence offset norms will starve the country of an opportunity to leverage technology when weapon systems are bought.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 03, 2020

Government seeks to silence online voices by bringing digital media under I&B Ministry
By bringing digital news media and OTT platforms under the I&B Ministry and tweaking FDI limits, the government seeks to smother any challenge to the dominant narrative by new age entities.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 02, 2020

Supreme Court's contrasting views on petitions under Article 32 raise the hackles of experts
The Supreme Court's recent decisions on petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution raises the question whether this fundamental right has been reduced to a selective remedy under the law.

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Dec 02, 2020

Supreme Court's contrasting views on petitions under Article 32 raises the hackles of experts
The Supreme Court's recent decisions on petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution raises the question whether this fundamental right has been reduced to a selective remedy under the law.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 01, 2020

The Supreme Court sets at naught the solemn guarantee of the writ of habeas corpus
In the case of the journalist Siddique Kappan, the Supreme Court abnegates its own responsibility by treating the writ jurisdiction of the High Courts as an acceptable alternative in disposing of habeas corpus petitions.

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Dec 01, 2020

The Supreme Court sets naught the solemn guarantee of the writ of habeas corpus
In the case of the journalist Siddique Kappan, the Supreme Court abnegates its own responsibility by treating the writ jurisdiction of the High Courts as an acceptable alternative in disposing of habeas corpus petitions.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Dec 01, 2020

Article 32 and the Supreme Court's contrasting views on it raises legal experts' hackles
The Supreme Court's contrasting views on petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution raises the question whether this fundamental right has been reduced to a selective remedy under the law.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 27, 2020

Pointers from sero-surveys conducted in various cities
Pune and Berhampur follow the example of Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad and conduct sero-surveys among their populations. But the utility of these studies is limited because they cannot be used to make comparisons or come up with a nationwide picture of the spread or severity of COVID-19.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 27, 2020

The growing clout of Big Tech companies and the regulatory need to prevent their abuse of power
As big tech companies gain enormous clout, which straddles multiple domains of economic and social life, regulators need to get their act together if they are serious about protecting users and preventing corporate abuse of power.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 24, 2020

BJP-ruled States once again raise the bogey of love jehad
BJP-ruled States once again raise a battle cry against ‘love jehad' despite several Supreme Court observations on a person's right to choice as elucidated in the Constitution.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 23, 2020

State governments in Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan get their acts together and pass amended farm Bills in their State Assemblies
The Congress governments in Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan introduce amended farms Bills in their State Assemblies to counter the Central Acts and to safeguard the interests of farmers.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 23, 2020

Despite the Central government's strong-arm tactics, farmers stand their ground against new farm laws
Despite economic distress, tragic deaths of fellow fighters and the Central government's strong-arm tactics such as starving Punjab of train services and resources, farmers are determined to carry on their struggle against the three new farm laws.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 22, 2020

Fears of a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country
Several States saw an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the first fortnight of November even as others reported a slight decrease, but governments both at the Centre and in the States would do well to remain alert to the possibility of an increase in cases similar to what Europe and the U.S. are reporting now.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 21, 2020

The race for COVID-19 vaccine
In the global scientific and commercial race for the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, the play of geopolitics is very much in evidence as U.S.-based Pfizer and Russia's Gamaleya claim that phase 3 trials have shown 90 per cent efficacy of their vaccine candidates.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 21, 2020

Questions over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's seaplane ride
The recently launched seaplane service at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat, flouts the Centre's Environment Impact Assessment notification 2006 and reflects the State government's priority of promoting tourism over tribal livelihoods.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 20, 2020

Green firecrackers may not be that green after all, finds a survey in Mumbai
Green firecrackers developed by CSIR have 30 per cent less emissions, but there is still a long way to go in reducing air and noise pollution.

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Nov 20, 2020

West Bengal: Restrained Durga Puja celebrations
Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal were pronouncedly muted this year, giving doctors hope that the increase in the number of COVID cases in the days to come will not be as much as they had feared earlier.

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Nov 20, 2020

BCG as a stopgap vaccine for COVID-19
Studies make a case for BCG to be a bridge vaccine until a COVID-specific vaccine is developed, but larger clinical trials are needed to study the impact of such a strategy on the morbidity and mortality caused by the virus.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 20, 2020

More confusion than clarity on the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus
The results of the second national sero-survey and a mathematical model on the spread of COVID are at variance with each other.

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Nov 20, 2020

Tamil Nadu's political parties continue to resist NEET
Tamil Nadu's political parties, which continue to resist NEET on the grounds that it strikes at the root of the State's well-established success in achieving social justice in education and creating a sturdy public health system, have scored limited success by ensuring 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in medical seats.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 20, 2020

The NIA and Father Stan Swamy: Hunting down a Samaritan
The NIA arrests Father Stan Swamy for alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon incident, but the actual reason for the state's witch-hunt is his strident opposition to corporate exploitation of tribal areas.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 20, 2020

Military alliance in the making between India and the U.S.
The recently concluded India-U.S. ministerial talks in New Delhi yielded as many as five bilateral agreements that may have the effect of compromising India's strategic autonomy and making it a de facto military ally of the U.S.

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Nov 20, 2020

Kashmir Times: Where the mind is without fear…
The sealing of the Kashmir Times office is the latest in the series of attacks on the 66-year-old English daily published from Kashmir for its bold and fearless stance.

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Nov 20, 2020

Origins of Communist Party of India, in Tashkent
Interview with the historian and author Suchetana Chattopadhyay.

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Nov 20, 2020

A different Dasara: Farmers use unconventional methods to protest against the farm laws
Farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh use unconventional methods to protest against the Centre's farm laws.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 19, 2020

COVID-19 and the danger of complacency
Amid a downward trend in new cases and deaths, the government is shifting its focus on to COVID-appropriate social behaviour, but it must not be lax in fully utilising the testing capacity since a second or even a third wave may be likely.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 19, 2020

UAPA: India's anti-India Act
Humble though its beginnings were, the UAPA has now grown into a poisonous tree and is clearly modelled on the United States' McCarthyite Un-American Activities Act.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 19, 2020

Tamil Nadu: Curious statistics
The number of new COVID cases in the State in October has remained unbelievably low and steady.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 19, 2020

Maharashtra: Pandemic fatigue?
Even as the Maharashtra government is acutely aware that it will not be able to prevent large gatherings in the imminent festival season, understanding the phenomenon of "pandemic fatigue" or resistance among the public to precautionary rules is key to flattening the COVID-19 curve.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 19, 2020

Cash-for-jobs scam in Assam Police
The unearthing of a cash-for-jobs scam in police appointments in Assam involving a BJP leader and department officials exposes the ground reality of rampant government-level corruption in the State.

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Nov 19, 2020

Assam: Caution to the wind
Political rallies and official functions, along with large gatherings at UIDAI centres for government assistance, are hampering the State's progress in containing the outbreak.

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Nov 19, 2020

Kerala: In a vulnerable position
The big concern for the State is whether, despite the government's best efforts, the sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 patients would cross the threshold capacity of the health system to accommodate them.

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 19, 2020

Telangana: Doubts about data
Amid allegations by the opposition that the State government had mismanaged the pandemic, the second national sero-survey indicates that around 12.2 per cent of Telangana's population was exposed to COVID-19 until August.

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Nov 19, 2020

Andhra Pradesh: ‘Past the peak'
A drop in the number of daily infections and test positivity rate, combined with a rise in the recovery rate, is injecting confidence in the authorities who are cautiously optimistic that the worst is behind them.

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Nov 19, 2020

West Bengal: Puja in the time of pandemic
West Bengal stares at a possible surge in COVID cases after the Durga Puja celebrations, but Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is confident that she will "lock down COVID".

FRONTLINE - The Nation
Nov 19, 2020

Chhattisgarh: A late upsurge
As Chhattisgarh grapples with a sudden upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the State government's efforts to contain the pandemic have been hampered by a lack of support from the Centre.

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