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    Watch | India-Pakistan Cricket Under the Shadow of War Rhetoric

    On Sunday, the Indian cricket team defeated Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019. After the victory, Amit Shah tweeted that the match was 'another strike' on Pakistan. Senior editor of The Wire Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses how war rhetoric was used in a cricket match against the neighbouring country.

    • 36 min ago
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    NHRC to Inquire Into Murder of Gujarat Teenager Rajesh Sondarva

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is set to initiate an inquiry into the murder of Rajesh Sondarva, the son of an RTI activist who was killed last month. Sondarva's father was murdered last year, and the 19-year-old was attacked and killed in a village in Rajkot district because he brought it to the attention of a trial court that one of the murder accused had...

    • 36 min ago
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    Ending Impasse, Congress Appoints Adhir Chowdhury Leader in the Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The Congress's parliamentary party (CPP) named Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, often referred to as the 'Robin Hood of Murshidabad', as its leader in the Lok Sabha. He is the most senior among the 52 Congress candidates who won. The decision is said to have come after senior Congress leaders failed to convince party president Rahul Gandhi to take up the post. Since...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    India Doesn't Need Hindi to Unify the Masses

    The recent National Education Policy draft has, yet again, sparked the age-old debate on the imposition of Hindi. A clause in the draft report recommended mandatory Hindi classes in all schools. However, after much backlash, especially from southern states like Tamil Nadu, the clause was dropped. The very insertion of such a clause speaks volumes about the mindset of the people in the current...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Meghalaya Govt's Notices to Harijan Colony Sikhs Gives Way to Political Upheaval

    New Delhi: With the Meghalaya government issuing notices to the residents of the Sikh Harijan Colony of Shillong's Bara Bazar area, the longstanding dispute over their relocation has come into the spotlight yet again. Sikh political and religious forces from outside the state have offered overwhelming support to the occupants. The armed outfit Hynniewtrep National...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Meet Om Birla, BJP Nominee for Next Lok Sabha Speaker

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's Om Birla is all set to become the speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He will succeed 76-year-old Sumitra Mahajan, who did not contest the parliamentary elections this time. According to reports, the two-time MP from Rajasthan's Kota is considered to be close to BJP chief Amit Shah. On June 17, President Ram Nath Kovind swore-in Virendra Kumar, seven-term...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    After Agriculture, Kamal Nath Govt Needs to Now Focus on MP's Health, Education

    The more enduring challenges for the current regime in Madhya Pradesh lie beyond agriculture and in managing health and education. Taking care of the three together would translate into holistic growth that is long lasting. Amidst news of farm loans being waived, no dues certificates being issued, manifestos have been prepared stating that a separate krishi or...

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    Alleging 'Police Inaction', UP Rape Victim Kills Herself

    New Delhi: A 24-year-old gangrape victim has reportedly died by suicide after accusing the police of not registering her complaint in a village under the Dataganj police station in Uttar Pradesh. In a suicide note, the victim accused the local police of inaction and also mentioned her ordeal. The victim allegedly reported her ordeal to the local police station on June 15 but the SHO did...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    During Meeting on Encephalitis, Bihar Health Minister Busy Thinking About Cricket

    New Delhi: The encephalitis crisis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur is showing no signs of dying down, and more than 100 young children have already lost their lives in the last few weeks. The state's health minister, though, doesn't seem to be taking the issue as seriously as one might expect. During a meeting with Central ministers and health department officials to talk...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Looking Beyond the Economics of Free Public Transport for Women

    Delhi Metro's former chief, E. Sreedharan, popularly known as the 'Metro Man,' recently voiced his displeasure over the Aam Aadmi Party's decision to make public transport - metro and buses - free for women. His concern was about the economic feasibility of the policy for the Delhi Metro. This is assuming metro to be a ring-fenced entity, one that is solely responsible for its...

    • 12 hrs ago

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