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Controversy over caste census divides politicians and people

Controversy over caste census divides politicians and people

August 2, 2021

Exactly 90 years after it was dropped, there has been a growing controversy surrounding demand by some political leaders, notably Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, to revive the practice of caste-based enumeration in the country again. Along with t...

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A tightrope walk for Delimitation Commission in Jammu & Kashmir

A tightrope walk for Delimitation Commission in Jammu & Kashmir

July 25, 2021

The Delimitation Commission which was tasked with the reorganisation of constituencies from March 2020 to March 2021 says it has made a thorough note of the dissent and opposition by the public and political parties, in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. While many Kashmir...

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Modi makes it to rogues’ gallery in RSF Free Press Predators

Modi makes it to rogues’ gallery in RSF Free Press Predators

July 7, 2021

In its report Free Press Predators, RSF has listed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 26 other leaders from around the world that have stifled free press in their countries. The Paris-based global press freedom organization says Modi has been a ‘predator since takin...

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Rythmes politiques et engagement artistique

Rythmes politiques et engagement artistique

April 17, 2019

La scène musicale indienne est riche et dynamique et nombreux sont les artistes qui souhaitent faire entendre leur voix au travers leur art. INDES a rencontré 4 groupes musicaux de genres très différents – rap, mélange de musique classique indienne, de rock psychédélique...

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The Battles Ahead

The Battles Ahead

January 5, 2018

With eight states going to the polls in the New Year, will the saffron surge hold its sway over voters or will it boost Congress prospects ahead of the 2019 elections?

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Complex permutations to decide Goa’s truncated political landscape

Complex permutations to decide Goa’s truncated political landscape

February 4, 2017

Who will rule over India's tourist paradise—the tiny state of Goa—when it goes to polls on February 4 to elect 40 members of the legislative assembly? Torn by an internal feud and a tussle with the ideological fountainhead, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the ruling BJ...

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Donald Trump – American votes decide world’s fate

Donald Trump – American votes decide world’s fate

November 10, 2016

Endless predictions and speculations about the US presidential elections came to a conclusion with Donald Trump emerging as a surprise winner and was elected as the 45th president of the United States of America yesterday. While the American voters have chosen their new leader, t...

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Indian PM questions validity of ‘Triple Talaq’

Indian PM questions validity of ‘Triple Talaq’

October 25, 2016

Indian PM Narendra Modi shared his views on the practice of ‘Triple Talaq’, which has added another shade to the ongoing debate within India to explore the future possibility of a Uniform Civil Code.

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Fiasco at political rally leaves India chuckling

Fiasco at political rally leaves India chuckling

September 8, 2016

Indian National Congress (INC) vice president Rahul Gandhi organised Khat Pe Charcha (Conversation seated on cots) for the upcoming state election in Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Trouble broke when locals were seen getting away with the cots after the do.

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Low-caste Dalits in India protest against oppression

Low-caste Dalits in India protest against oppression

August 3, 2016

A Dalit youth who consumed poison in protest against thrashing of men from his community in Una, Gujarat, died on Sunday, intensifying the anger of thousands of others who vowed not to take away the carcasses of dead animals till the atrocities by the self-proclaimed cow protecto...

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British voters choose to exit the European Union

British voters choose to exit the European Union

June 24, 2016

After a tight and rough race, British voters have chosen to exit the European Union, in the “Brexit” referendum organised on June 23. It triggered a wave of uncertainty and volatility on the world markets, including Indian ones. The Sensex and the Indian rupee fell sharply. I...

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“Brexit” or “Bremain”? Will Britain stay in the European Union?

“Brexit” or “Bremain”? Will Britain stay in the European Union?

June 18, 2016

The Brexit votes will be conducted in the United Kingdom on June 23, where the citizens, including a nearly 3 million diaspora population of Indian origin residing in the UK, will voice their opinion whether the country should 'Remain' or 'Exit' Europe. This tight race will also ...

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