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Story Posted on 16-08-2018

POLITICS

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Atal bihari vajpayee death, BJP, Kashmir

Impact Atal: PM Vajpayee's influence on Kashmir was far greater than his successors', including Narendra Modi

Atal Bihari Vajpayee led an unstable government. But his conviction for peace in Kashmir was stable and thus, his influence much more than those who followed him.

VOICES

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Body language, 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Reading RaGa's body language: Hugs, winks are fine, but is Rahul Gandhi ready to face Modi in 2019?

The Congress scion has a calm demeanour, but he does not display much confidence.

VARIETY

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Social Media, Hate Speech, Twitter, Alex jones

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s account suspended for seven days: Is Twitter using sprinklers to battle a blaze?

The platform’s efforts to curb hate speech and abuse, even if well-intentioned, are agonisingly slow.

POLITICS

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Kashmir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Vajpayee doctrine

Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat - How Kashmir recalls Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The people and politicians of J&K loved Vajpayee for his commitment to them. There were sore points, including Article 370, but the former PM knew how to treat these gently.

VARIETY

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BJP, Independence day tribute, Breatheless tribute, Shankar mahadevan

Why Shankar Mahadevan is choking us with his new version of 'Breathless'

Decades after making his music debut, the artist has made another debut - in singing praises.

VARIETY

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Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan, Bollywood, Profit sharing

Profit-sharing in Bollywood: What happens when actresses start talking business

Gender pay gap is very much there, but some are finally bridging it.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, Carnatic Music, Aruna sairam, TM Krishna

The right note: Carnatic music is not only for Hindus

Singers like TM Krishna, Srinivas and Nithyashree are facing flak from right-wing Hindu groups for singing Christian hymns in Carnatic styles. Some reject boundaries on their music though.

SPORTS

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Geoffrey boycott, Test Series, India vs england, Virat Kohli

India vs England: Why all the criticism directed at Team India is not reaching Virat Kohli

The opprobrium over the team's dismal loss in the two Tests is flowing in from both Indian and foreign cricketing legends.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Independence Day speech, Kashmir

India needs to move beyond promises to embrace Kashmiris

For Jammu and Kashmir, there is always a huge gap between the words and deeds of Indian Prime Ministers, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi.

VARIETY

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Atal bihari vajpayee health, BJP, AIIMS, Atal bihari vajpayee death

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Nation mourns the death of the former Prime Minister

For over four decades, Vajpayee was a member of Parliament.