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Story Posted on 27-06-2018


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Kolkata, Calcutta, Hooghly, Howrah bridge

Is Howrah Bridge really 75? 8 facts about Kolkata's beloved landmark

A peerless cultural icon from Bengal.


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Rape, Crimes against Women, Women's safety, Thomson reuters report

Why global survey which claims India is most dangerous country for women is misleading and sensational

Thomson Reuters Foundation’s survey of 548 experts on 'women’s issues' needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.


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Militancy in kashmir, Sufism, Kashmir crisis, Amarnath Yatra

The Amarnath pilgrimage and our search for Kashmiriyat

How this year's Yatra goes will show whether Kashmir has retained its 'special' quality - and the right to demand special status.


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Opposition unity, Karnataka, JD(S), Congress

The Congress can’t afford to fail in Karnataka. But it’s sure trying hard

If two parties cannot run one state, how are voters to trust a ‘rainbow coalition’ to govern the country?


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Modi, China, Indian Ocean, India-seychelles ties

On India-Seychelles ties and an 'island of assumption' over a naval base project

The two nations have agreed to work together keeping each other’s concerns in mind after talks between PM Modi and visiting president Danny Faure.


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Sarmad, Abhai chand, Dara Shikoh, Aurangzeb

Beheaded by Aurangzeb: The madness of a naked fakir, Sarmad, who loved a Hindu boy

His love is telling of how religion and heterosexuality could be in the fluid zone in the day-to-day affairs of medieval society.


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Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Nick jonas, Priyanka Chopra

Let's not ask Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas wedding questions - marriage is not forever

Hook-ups can be fun but they are not durable, we believe.


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Internet of Things, Security, Wpa2, Wpa3

How your Wi-Fi is set to become more hi-fi

After a wait of 14 years, the devices are all set to get a much-needed security update.


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US, Janata party government, Indira Gandhi, Emergency

The Emergency - Turning point for Nehruvian 'non-aligned' India

Mrs Gandhi's imposition of dictatorial rule wasn't only influenced by domestic politics, but foreign dynamics, shaped by players from Castro to Carter.


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Sushma Swaraj, UP Police, Lucknow, Passport row

Social media should stop playing judge, jury, executioner in row over passport officer harassing inter-faith couple

Once the applicant took to Twitter, it really set tongues wagging.