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Story Posted on 18-07-2018


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BJP, Cow politics, Gau Rakshaks, Anti-lynching law

SC wants Parliament to enact anti-lynching law. But will that be enough?

In today's political climate, laws alone might not be able to protect minorities.


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Don’t take a break - Why the Indian tourist should learn some manners. Or stay home.

Goa tourism minister might have gone overboard with his remarks, but he does have a point.


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Man-made disaster, Disaster management, Building collapse, Greater Noida

How collusion between authorities and builders are leading to deadly building collapses

Delhi-NCR doesn't seem to have learnt any lessons. Nor does it seem to be in the mood to learn.


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Congress, Congress working committee, Rahul Gandhi, Cwc rejig

How the CWC rejig marks the beginning of Rahul Gandhi's Congress

The Gandhi scion has made it clear he means business.


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Inclusion, Monsoon Session of Parliament, Transgender Bill 2016, Transgender rights

Why Bihar govt cannot offer trans people jobs simply to avert sexual abuse of women at shelter homes

Government agencies are not doing a favour to transgenders by talking about equality and social acceptance. That's their right.


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Restructure, Civil Services, OROP, Indian Army

Mission Fighting Fit: The Indian Army faces restructuring. The challenge is huge

The task involves retaining the armed forces' special role, while maintaining a democracy's vital balance of power.


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Women Empowerment, Rahul Gandhi, Cwc members, Congress working committee

Why Rahul Gandhi has not provided women adequate representation in his core team

This Congress Working Committee list with 51 names has just seven women, which translates to a dismal representation of 13.7 per cent.


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Sy quraishi, Election Commission, Modi government, Simultaneous polls

One nation, one poll: One good idea, some hurdles

PM Modi rightly raised the argument in favour of simultaneous elections. But the proposal has pragmatic difficulties. Yet, till these are solved, strong electoral reforms can be considered.


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Batman, Jonathan nolan, Christopher Nolan, The dark knight

10 years of The Dark Knight: Does the film deserve all the praise it has received?

The film is riddled with needless plot devices and nonsensical contrivances any time one sequence needs to lead to another and take the story forward.


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Congress, BJP, Otherisation, Talktoamuslim

No, we are not The Other: #TalkToAMuslim is no soft appeal. It is a clear statement of belonging

'Muslims' are being made the only 'political issue' in India, even as they are marginalised. This hashtag refuses such an identity.