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    Portugal's avante! festival combines culture with politics

    avante! Hundreds of thousands gathered this past weekend for a three-day extravaganza of culture and revolutionary politics in the Lisbon suburb of Amora. While the annual Avante! Festival (Festa do Avante!) has a musical lineup that could rival the profit-driven Coachella, the jamboree was embedded with the spirit of resistance and anti-fascism.

    • 2 days ago
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    The cow needs help, not just reverence

    The farmers used to rear cattle with pleasure until a few decades ago. Today they are abandoning them on the streets. These abandoned cattle destroy the crops of the farmers. A boon all along, they have now become a curse for the farmers. The Government is collecting these strays and trying to make adequate numbers of shelters to house them in, similar to a variety of animals kept in the zoo.

    • 2 days ago
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    RSS' conservative cloak keeps society stunted

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's sudden enthusiasm for reservations highlights the importance the supposedly social welfare organisation attaches to electoral politics and to the numerical strength of Dalits and Adivasis. It is another instance of the right action being taken for the wrong reasons, and a conceptually useful tool being perverted to serve the interests not...

    • 2 days ago
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    Capital vendetta in Andhra Pradesh

    Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Andhra Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy cannot seem to think beyond his arch rival Chandrababu Naidu, the leader of the Opposition Telugu Desam Party. That alone can explain his decision to scrap the on-going project to build a new State capital, Amravati. This, no doubt, was a prestige project of the former Chief Minister which he undertook after the division of the State.

    • 2 days ago
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    Murder of a great river, its people

    Indian army soldiers stand guard near to where an encounter took of Kashmir's Kupwara district In early August, as the Indian Government imposed a comprehensive blockade in Kashmir, snatching its political agency, it prepared for a final solution in another valley that had been a symbol of people's resistance to a predatory state-capitalist complex.

    • 4 days ago
  • Opinion

    What about the battery charging policy?

    self heating car battery When the government announced its plans to usher in electric vehicles (EVs), it was jumping the gun. It should have worked on a battery policy first. Why?The following story should clarify. At the turn of this century, Shimon Peres-the former prime minister of Israel turned business evangelist- approached a bright senior executive of SAP Inc, Shai Agassi.

    • 4 days ago
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    NCP stagnant as Pawar lacks grip on the wheel

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar On May 15, 1999, at around 6 pm, a letter signed by Sharad Pawar and two others was delivered to Congress president Sonia Gandhi at 10, Janpath. The missive sought to quash her prime ministerial ambitions by raising the foreign-origin issue and signalled Pawar's decision to burn his boats with the Congress.

    • 4 days ago
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    Human rights: Pakistan rebuffed again

    Has Indian diplomacy come of age or Pakistan's has slipped so badly that it cannot seem to convince anyone of its case for interference in Jammu and Kashmir? We think the answer to both these questions is in the affirmative. While India and its diplomats have acquired a new respect following the growth of the economy in recent years, Pakistan's diplomacy and economy has become a basket case.

    • 4 days ago
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    A year later, LGBTQ still face barriers

    It is often said that one year is a short time in the lifetime of a country, and even law, but one year could be a long tumultuous one in an individual's life. On 6th September, 2018, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community changed forever, at least in law, if not in reality. On that day, the Supreme Court of India in Navtej Johar & Ors.

    • 5 days ago
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    Wedge between Islam and rest of the world

    As a research student of Islamic Theology, Quraan andHadis(notHadith, is a compilation of Muhammad's teachings) and having taught Arabic and Persian at premier universities across the globe, the recent alleged instances of forcible conversions in our neighbouring country pain me no end. Despite being a complete non-believer, I believe in religious eclecticism.

    • 5 days ago

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