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Story Posted on 09-04-2019

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, RSS, Rahul gandhi in wayanad, AIMIM

Last man standing for India's Muslims? Asaduddin Owaisi opens up on his background, his politics and his sherwani

Asaduddin Owaisi is arguably the most forceful and significant Indian Muslim voice today.

POLITICS

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Babri mosque, Hema Malini, Patna sahib, BJP

Shatrughan Sinha: 'I saw BJP turning into a one-man show and a two-man army. They kept threatening to expel me'

Having joined the Congress after decades in the BJP, the flamboyant Shatrughan Sinha spoke with Rohit E David on why he switched, movie stars in politics and whether, after his Advani years, he's 'secular' now.

POLITICS

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LK Advani, BJP, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Babri Masjid demolition

His Wrath Yatra: Why liberal whitewashing of LK Advani today doesn't impress me at all

Liberals are suddenly tearing up for LK Advani. Their lamentation shows how hollow and hypocritical they are, for Advani started it all.

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Kashmir, Separatists, Article 35A

2019 Lok Sabha elections: How political parties are whipping up separatist sentiments in Kashmir

Facing internal rivals and external pressures, the politicians of the Valley are stoking separatist feelings, uncaring of how this will impact life post-elections in Kashmir.

HUMOUR

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Javed Akhtar, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019

'Ab hoga nyay' versus 'Phir ek baar': Here’s our verdict

The BJP has repeated its winning horse, while the Congress, it seems, shot the video on a mobile phone.

POLITICS

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NDA, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections, 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Narendra Modi’s chances of getting a second term: Here’s what the numbers say

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity has rebounded in states where the BJP lost to the Congress less than half a year ago.

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, BJP, Dadri, Mohammad Akhlaq

Bishada, Dadri: 'What Mohd Akhlaq did was wrong. The decision of the mob was right'

Narendra Modi's tenure began with the shadow of Mohd Akhlaq's lynching in Dadri. Today, villagers of Bishada, Dadri, say Akhlaq lived like them, but his alleged act towards a cow was 'unforgivable'.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Pm-kisan, Nyay

Part II. NYAY complements PM-KISAN in fighting poverty and inequality

Global thinking has changed with increasing acceptance of income transfer initiatives like NYAY and PM-KISAN to fight poverty and inequality. This part of the series focuses on the UN and India’s fight against hunger and inequality.

POLITICS

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Ambedkar, Periyar, Hate crimes, Statue vandalism

When statues are vandalised: It is not opposition to a thought process. It is the savagery of action that is the worrying part

From Periyar to Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi to Rajiv Gandhi, vandalising statues has become the new normal. Does this represent an intellectual anger? Or something far more sinister?

VOICES

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Assam, Mob violence, Beef eating, Mob lynching

Muslim man in Assam beaten up for ‘selling beef’: Has brutal hate overtaken us completely?

Ali’s blood-soaked clothes are a blot on the 'inclusive India' that political parties promise us when they reach out for our votes.