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    'Political Vendetta': AP Govt's Moves Against Chandrababu Naidu Create a Storm

    New Delhi: The YSR Congress government in Andhra Pradesh has found itself in a political storm after some its moves were seen as targetting former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. On Saturday, media reports said that drones cameras were used around Naidu's residence, while he was also asked to vacate his house due to the flood situation. The two developments have...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    This Independence Day Was a Grim Reminder of a Nation Running on Empty Promises

    On August 15, 1947, I was nine years old, and still remember the delirious, innocent joy of that day as if it was yesterday. I was too young then to know the difference between dominion status and sovereignty, so could not understand why we had to have a second independence day on January 26. The imprint of childhood has remained, so to this day, August 15 is our...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    IL&FS Probe: ED Summons Raj Thackeray, Manohar Joshi's Son

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Monday it had summoned Raj Thackeray, chief of the MNS party, in connection with its money laundering probe in the IL&FS alleged payment default case. According to its officials, Thackeray has been asked to appear before the investigating officer of the case on August 22. They added that Unmesh Joshi, son of former state chief...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Congress Leaders Deviate From Party Line on Article 370, Hail Centre's Move in Kashmir

    New Delhi: Given that a larger number of people from Haryana who are serving in the armed forces are deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, former state chief minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda stepped away from the party line on the reading down of Article 370 and hailed the move on Sunday. In doing so, he joined a growing list of party...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Amaravati Capital City Project: From Utopia to an Uncertain Future

    Amaravati was promised as a dream come true - a utopia. However, the city, which was being developed as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, now stares at a bleak future - after the pullout of major investors, as well as the lack of political will due to change of government in the state. Less than 150 days ago, in April 2019, just days before the simultaneous elections in Andhra...

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    RSS Under Fire for 'Misrepresenting' Manipur History at Annual Event

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) unit in Manipur has come under severe censure from various civil society and student groups of the state, including the titular Meitei king Leishemba Sanajaoba, for having violated the tradition of commemorating the annual Patriots' Day. At an event organised by it in Imphal, the Hindutva outfit placed a portrait of 'Bharat...

    • 2 days ago
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    From 32 to 37 Since January: Tamil Nadu's Ever-Growing List of Districts

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that Vellore district would be trifurcated to create two additional districts, Tirupattur and Ranipet. The decision was taken for administrative reasons and was pushed by ministers, MLAs and the public, the Hindu quoted the chief minister as saying. Since January 2019, the AIADMK-led Tamil...

    • 2 days ago
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    Backstory: How to Get the Story Through Towering Walls of Hyper-Nationalism?

    For the professional Indian journalist, covering Kashmir in a way that unearths the objective truths of the region, has always been a fraught exercise. Since August 5, the Modi's government's three-fold manoeuvre in the state - reading down of Articles 370 and 35A, the bifurcation of the state and its down-gradation to union territory status and the communications...

    • 2 days ago
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    Watch | The Geopolitical Implications of Revoking Article 370

    Happymon Jacob talks about the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir, the reasons why the Indian government chose to read down Article 370, the manner in which this was done and the implications it can have, both domestic and international. 'India made J&K an international issue in 1947 by taking it to the UN, demoted it to a bilateral issue in 1972 (Simla Agreement) and now...

    • 3 days ago
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    Kashmir: SC Adjourns Plea Seeking Removal of Restrictions on Media

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will wait for sometime before passing any direction on the plea seeking removal of restrictions on the media in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of Article 370 being read down, after the Centre said curbs are being lifted gradually. During the hearing, the Centre told the apex court that the situation is improving in Jammu and Kashmir...

    • 3 days ago

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