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Story Posted on 10-09-2018


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Communism, China, India-Nepal relations, Nepal

Why the Nepali communist challenge to India is deadly

Nepal impinges directly on India’s security. As its ruling communist party leans to China, and skips the first BIMSTEC drill, India must stop treating it with kid gloves.


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Article 35A, People's democratic party, National Conference, Kashmir local body polls

J&K: How the political mainstream is playing with competitive separatism

Regional parties boycotting polls is obstructing democracy at the grassroots level.


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Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, BJP, Congress

In their charges at each other, both Congress and BJP are right

In fact, so right are both parties, the voter is left with a Hobson's Choice.


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Gay sex, Supreme Court, Lgbtq rights, Section 377 verdict

When being gay was sheer irreverent, catty fun

The SC ruling on 377 stops gays from being called criminals. But it also makes them citizens — with all the boring goodness this involves.


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PDP, National Conference, Farooq Abdullah, Kashmir crisis

Professional political blackmail is the hallmark of NC and PDP

Farooq Abdullah has proved time and again that, in reality, he is no more than a sophisticated version of Yasin Malik.


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Fuel price hike, Bharat Bandh, Women Safety, BJP

How Rahul Gandhi stole the show with his speech during Bharat Bandh

The Congress president attacked the Narendra Modi government not just on the fuel price hike but also on a host of other issues, including women's safety and farmer suicides.


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Transgender rights, Gay rights, Lgbtq rights, Pakistan

While India celebrates partial strikedown of Section 377, the queer community in Pakistan continues to suffer

On September 8, a transgender person in Pakistan succumbed to burn wounds, after they were set on fire allegedly by four people attempting to sexually assault them.


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Mahesh Sharma, Max muller, Modi government, Aryans

What the Modi government is doing to prove Aryans were not invaders

This government seems determined to create a captive generation steeped in ignorance and confirmation bias.


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Sitaram Yechury, Brinda karat, Sexual harassment, Kerala

Hypocrisy, thy name is Marxist

The double standards, delays and duress faced by victims of alleged sexual harassment within the CPI (M) in Kerala shows the party's real face.


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Ios 12, Apple watch, MacBook, Keynote 2018

Apple 2018 iPhone event: All you need to know

Apple could announce new phones along with new Apple Watches, accessories and possibly even a new MacBook.