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    How a Fixed Gaze at the Muslim 'Other' Helps Political Parties

    Yesterday night, I received a call from my sister. In a rushed voice, she said, 'My eight-year-old son is being pestered by his friend at school who keeps asking him if he believes in his god.' Born to a Christian father and Hindu mother, he refused to engage questions about whether he believes in someone else's God. However, the episode later took a violent turn when his lunch box...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    EC's 'Studied Silence' on Complaints About Modi Playing Politics with Armed Forces

    New Delhi: A citizen has alleged that the Election Commission (EC) has refused to act on his repeated complaints about the Prime Minister's alleged violations of the model code of conduct (MCC). He also said the EC has not uploaded his complaints to its web portal. Mahendra Singh, president of a registered trust, the West Bengal Forum for Mental Health, said the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    EC Orders Web Series on Modi to Be Taken Down

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday asked Eros Now to stop till further orders streaming its web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In its direction, the poll panel has cited its April 10 order, banning a biopic on Modi, to place a similar bar on the web series titled Modi - Journey of a Common Man. The company was also asked to take down the existing episodes of the series from the...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Backstory: What Pragya Thakur's Nomination Tells us About BJP's Future Politics

    For the careful media analyst, each one of those who make the list of nominated candidates can potentially reveal a great deal about the future of Indian politics. Nothing illustrates the growing stranglehold of plutocracy on the Indian political scene more than the rising number of multi-millionaires who stand for elections. Earlier, many of them may have been...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    As Priyanka Chaturvedi Joins Shiv Sena, Congress Leaders Call Her 'Inconsequential'

    Mumbai: Former national spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi's decision to quit the party and join its arch rival Shiv Sena came as a surprise to party leaders. But they have brushed the announcement aside, saying it is 'a no loss, no gain situation' on both sides. Chaturvedi, 40, has been miffed for some time over the Congress party's decision to not take into...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    As 'Indelible' Ink Vanishes, so Does the Faith of Many Voters

    New Delhi: Since 1962, every election conducted by the Election Commission has featured the indelible ink. Applied on the left forefinger of every voter, its purpose is to prevent fake voting. However, during the first two phases of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, complaints of this supposedly 'indelible' ink coming off with the mere use of nail polish remover have been reported....

    • 13 hrs ago
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    #PollVault: Pragya Thakur Controversy, Mayawati-Mulayam Share Stage After 24 Years

    Every morning till the elections, The Wire's reporters and editors bring you Poll Vault New Delhi: After a two decade long bitter rivalry, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav shared the stage at an election rally in Yadav's constituency of Mainpuri on Friday. 'I am thankful to Mayawati and will remain obliged to her for coming here to seek votes for me,' Yadav...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express Derails Near Kanpur Leaving 14 Injured

    Kanpur: Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday, injuring at least 14 people, railway officials said. The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station - about 20 km from here - in Kanpur Nagar district around 12:50 am. Four out of the 12 derailed Linke Hofmann Busch...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Chief Justice Says Sexual Harassment Charge Part of 'Bigger Plot' to 'Deactivate' Him

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday denied the sexual harassment charges levelled against him by a former Supreme Court employee and said that there was a 'bigger plot' to deactivate the office of CJI. The Supreme Court held a special sitting on Saturday after three news organisations - The Wire , Caravan , Scroll and the legal website,...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Watch | Journalist Who Was Arrested Under NSA Says He Doesn't Regret Criticising BJP-RSS

    Kishorechandra Wangkhem was taken into custody by the state police under the National Security Act (NSA) on November 26, 2018 and released in March, after a court order in favour of him. Journalist Jailed Under NSA for Criticising BJP-Led Manipur Govt In a video, Wangkhem severely condemned the state chief minister N. Biren Singh for organising a function...

    • 15 hrs ago

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