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Story Posted on 23-07-2018


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Right to information act, Monsoon session, Parliament

Why proposed amendments to the RTI Act must be opposed

Any attempt to dilute the law would deal a blow to the ability of people living at the margins to hold the government accountable.


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Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Public affairs index 2018

Why PAC report finds Bihar, Jharkhand, MP worst governed states

While the BJP alone is not responsible for the states' ills, this is not what the 'vikas party' would want its voters to hear in an election year.


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Change org, Millennials, Sarcophagus, Egypt

Why more than 35,000 people want to drink a red liquid found in a 2000-year-old tomb

The elixir of life? Nah.


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Nawaz Sharif, Bilawal bhutto-zardari, Imran Khan, Pakistan general election

Why Pakistanis must vote, despite a challenging election

You are your country, and your country is you.


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India, Pakistan Army, Imran Khan, Pakistan general election

Lethal in-swinger, deadly outlier - The evolution of Imran 'Taliban' Khan

If the cricketer-turned-politician wins the the blood-soaked Pakistani general election, India will have to raise, not lower, its guard.


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Social Media, Entertainment, Hollywood, Disney

Gunn Fired: James Gunn stands fired from Disney for 10-year-old tweets. What this reveals about Hollywood and social media

Is Disney treading too cautiously?


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Narendra Modi, BJP government, Lynching, Hapur lynching

Alwar lynching: How on July 20, India turned into one big lynch mob

No police official in this country can behave in the manner in which Alwar police reportedly behaved without at least tacit backing of the state.


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Pakistan general election, Coke studio season 11, Hum Dekhenge, Coke studio pakistan

Why Coke Studio Pakistan's 'Hum Dekhenge', and not its general elections, should define Pakistan politics for India

Indian analysts closely watching and doing round-the-clock coverage of the July 25 polls should perhaps pop a chill pill.


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Death, Murder, Shiroor mutt, Sri lakshmivara teertha

Why death of Shiroor mutt seer, Sri Lakshmivara Teertha, is shrouded in mystery

Advocate Ravikiran Muradeshwar tells India Today that the seer feared for his life after filing a caveat in the High Court.


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Football, Multiculturalism, Germany, World cup 2018

Mesut Ozil quitting German national team shows racism is alive and kicking in football

The sportsman brought to light the double standards when it comes to discrimination.