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Story Posted on 25-03-2017


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Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Meat shops, Slaughterhouse ban

Yogi's meat crackdown is skewering Lucknow's delicacies

More than 5,000 meat shops that had been doing brisk business without licence have shut down in UP's capital city.


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Feminism, Anti-Romeo Squads, Women

Calling women safety squads anti-Romeo is an Indian problem

Why does the foreign slant to describe crimes against women persist?


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CPEC, Pakistan, China

Pakistan's dream corridor is going to burn a hole in its pocket, and then some

No one really seems to know just how CPEC plans to be a game-changer for Pakistan.


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Medical negligence, Doctors, West Bengal, West bengal health commission

How will tainted doctors 'judge' medical negligence probes, Didi?

Ironically, the same doctor whose licence was suspended by MCI will now decide complaints of ethical violation.


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Sexism, Feminism, Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar's open letter to sexism

Definition: Prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination typically against women - based on sex.


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Finance bill, Right to Privacy, UIDAI, Aadhaar

Why we need to be afraid of Aadhaar — it's grossly problematic

Without a privacy law, can we trust the state with all our data?


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Indian media, Yogi Adityanath, Finance bill 2017

Media failed to cover Finance Bill because Parliament reportage is non-existent

This impending disaster was unfolding before our eyes and, surprisingly, nobody seemed to care.


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Salman Rushdie, Nicolas Sarkozy, Shah Rukh Khan, Conclave 17

Why beautiful bright women fall for influential toads

I wonder if it’s the same for powerful women — do they scare or attract?


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Finance bill 2017, BJP, UIDAI, Aadhar card

Making Aadhaar mandatory: Benefits and drawbacks

It is imperative that there is more debate and discourse on the scope of Aadhaar before pushing it forward.


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Islam, Terrorism, UK Parliament Attack, JK Rowling

JK Rowling and global jihad: Like most Brits, she cannot see London is the greatest Muslim city

Britain's relationship with Islam will not be decided by the British but by its Muslims, backed up by petro-dollar billionaires.