POLITICS

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Love Jihad, Kerala, Hadiya case, Jan Raksha Yatra

Kerala HC’s indictment of ‘love jihad’ brigade is an urgent dose of secular sanity for India

Communalising inter-faith marriages harms social harmony, said the division bench of the high court.

VARIETY

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Diwali, Ayodhya, Uttarakhand, Ravana, Boodhi Diwali, Ram

For one region in Uttarakhand, Diwali is still a month away

Since the mountainous region of Jaunsar-Bawar is far away, it is believed the news of Lord Ram's conquest over Ravana reached late.

VARIETY

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Kashmir, Vigilantism, mob violence, braid chopping

Assaulting a man with special needs over braid-chopping rumour in Kashmir is unpardonable cruelty

This descent into violent, inhuman madness must be condemned.

VARIETY

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Delhi, Smokeless Diwali, Air Pollution, firecracker ban

Was SC's ban on firecracker sale in Delhi-NCR successful?

Reports suggest 2017 was Delhi’s cleanest Diwali in three years, but air pollution is still there.

SCI-TECH

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Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Features, Live Location

Why WhatsApp's inclusion of Live Location sharing is a big blunder

The application now comes with a feature that enables sharing live location on the go.

VOICES

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Rape, sexual assault, Crime Against Women, Child sexual abuse

How women in India are programmed to remain silent about sexual abuse

Most women are victims of child sexual abuse, they fear speaking up against men in positions of power even later in life.

POLITICS

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Taj Mahal, China, India, Soft Power

India has an edge over China in soft power, divisive politics must not harm it

New Delhi should not ape Beijing's obsession with uniformity and propensity to obliterate certain periods of history.

VARIETY

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Uttar Pradesh, GST, firecrackers, Demonetisation

GST Kaala Saanp, Notebandi Anars prove firecracker traders won't forgive or forget politicians

Politics and government policies, even in the form of firecrackers, always manage to burn a hole in the public’s pocket.