Politics

NCB chasing media hype, as drugs business booms in India

NCB chasing media hype, as drugs business booms in...

October 21, 2021

Just over a year after it had kept the national media attention and, by extension the national focus, on Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, by arresting her on drug-related charges, the Narcotics Control Bureau is back at it, this time with Aryan Khan, the son of top A-lister of...

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India’s Coal Crisis: Preventable, predictable replay of Oxygen crisis

India’s Coal Crisis: Preventable, predictable re...

October 16, 2021

The similarity is uncanny. In January 2021, scientists of Indian Council of Medical Research had warned of a severe second wave of Covid-19 hitting India within weeks due to flagrant violation of protocol and large public gatherings taking place all around the country. But, the w...

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Lakhimpur Kheri to hurt BJP in UP polls, say farmers’ leaders

Lakhimpur Kheri to hurt BJP in UP polls, say farme...

October 7, 2021

On Thursday, the Supreme Court began hearing a public interest litigation into the death of 8 persons, including farmers, at Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday. The PIL was registered at the direction of the top court as more details of the incident in which three cars belonging to a unio...

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India getting too close to US for China’s comfort

India getting too close to US for China’s comfor...

October 6, 2021

Yesterday, chief of Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari told a press conference that the IAF was fully ready for a two-front war, saying he was aware of the close relationship between China and Pakistan and the ongoing buildup of forces and infrastructure by China al...

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Press Council of India takes tentative steps towards govt accountability

Press Council of India takes tentative steps towar...

October 5, 2021

The Press Council of India (PCI), a statutory body set up the Parliament as a guardian of press freedom, has constituted a three member “fact-finding committee” to investigate into the matter of “systematic harassment of journalists in Kashmir” raised by former chief mini...

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Illegal mass sterilisation camps not a thing of the past

Illegal mass sterilisation camps not a thing of th...

September 25, 2021

In November 2014, Dr R K Gupta and an unnamed assistant carried out a record number of sterilisations of around 140 women in two camps in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district. Gupta, known as a very senior and respected surgeon, had even been honoured by the Chhattisgarh government...

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German elections mark troubled transition to post-Merkel era

German elections mark troubled transition to post-...

September 23, 2021

No politician has dominated the political landscape not just in post-war Germany but also across the European Union as has German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has been setting the tone for her country as well as the EU for nearly two decades now. But as Merkel hangs up her gloves...

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Lessons for India in ruckus over AUKUS

Lessons for India in ruckus over AUKUS

September 19, 2021

In a clear sign that it was not letting go of the issue, France ratcheted up its criticism of the triad of United States, United Kingdom and Australia over the nuclear submarine deal that killed a EUR 56 billion deal which Australia had signed with France over two years ago. Usin...

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As US abortion ban sparks fierce backlash, India forges ahead in reproductive rights

As US abortion ban sparks fierce backlash, India f...

September 13, 2021

In 2012, an Ireland-based Indian dentist, Savita Halappanavar, made international headlines after she died due to complications caused by a septic miscarriage when, despite going through a previously life-threatening incident, her request for an abortion was denied on legal groun...

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20 years after 9/11 attacks: War on terror turns full circle

20 years after 9/11 attacks: War on terror turns f...

September 11, 2021

As the world marks 20th anniversary of the dramatic terror attacks in the United States, the earth seems to have come a full circle, metaphorically speaking. Before the 9/11 terror attacks, the Taliban was firmly in charge of Afghanistan, that had been for a while the wild west o...

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