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Story Posted on 01-05-2019

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Lalu Yadav, RJD, Balakot, Misa Bharti

Misa Bharti, RJD: 'Lalu Prasad is an ideology. They called his govt 'jungle raj'. But what happened in Muzaffarpur Girls Home under Nitish Kumar?'

Misa Bharti, daughter of jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, is fighting elections from Patliputra, Bihar. Speaking with Rohit E David, Misa discussed her father, reports of a family feud and governance by Nitish Kumar.

POLITICS

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Moon moon sen bed tea, Mamata Banerjee, BJP, Bed tea

Politically Incorrect: In a world of dull, pompous and heavy 'netajis', be a Moon Moon Sen!

Moon Moon caused a furor with her 'bed tea' drawl. But then, obviously, we are not used to politicians being honest anymore. Or amusing.

POLITICS

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Terrorism, Un sanction, China, Masood Azhar

Masood Azhar Designated Global Terrorist: Why this is better than sanctions against Hafiz Saeed

The world community, including China, recognising Masood Azhar as an international terrorist fixes Pakistan’s responsibility in the Pulwama attack. The move could also boost BJP’s prospects now.

POLITICS

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Wahhabi, Terrorism, Tamil nadu thowheed jamaath, Sri lanka terror attack

India’s internal jihadist threat is rapidly growing

New Delhi’s counterterrorism focus on J&K has allowed jihadists to gain influence in states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. ISIS has even named a 'Bengal emir'. The situation is fraught and must be controlled.

VARIETY

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Labour party, Unemployment in India, May day, Labour day

May Day: On a day to honour labour and work, with few jobs at hand, does India's youth even know what to observe?

In 1923, when Labour Day was first observed in India, it was to demand the right of dignity to labourers. The narrative has shifted today to first demand the right to employment.

POLITICS

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Naxals attack crpf, Ied blast, Latest on gadchiroli attack, Gadchiroli attack 2019

Gadchiroli Maoist attack: This is no intelligence failure. This terrible attack was waiting to happen

Retaliatory strikes of this nature are commonplace in the tactics of the Left-wing extremists. But the Gadchiroli attack could have been avoided.

POLITICS

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Sanjay Raut, Burqa ban, Shiv Sena

Sanjay Raut: 'Shiv Sena is a national party now. And we think burqa should be banned in the interests of national security'

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP, spoke with Rohit E David on why the party wants a burqa ban, Sena-BJP, Hindutva, Marathi manoos and becoming a national party.

POLITICS

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Babul supriyo, TMC, Moon moon sen

Moon Moon Sen: 'I knew I'd get a Marie Antoinette image after I said 'bed tea'. But I also know Asansol will be won by TMC'

Moon Moon Sen of the Trinamool Congress made headlines with her comeback on poll violence in Bengal, claiming her bed tea was late and she was uninformed. Speaking with Rohit E David, Sen discussed tea, TMC and the BJP.

VARIETY

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Islamic fundamentalism, Religious Extremism, Sri lanka terror attack, National thowheed jamaath

Sri Lanka terror attack: How to fight extremist brainwash

The answer, perhaps, is contained in one word: intelligence.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
China, FATF, Pakistan, Pulwama terrorist attack

Masood Azhar 'Global Terrorist': Does the designation realistically mean anything? And what should India do now?

UN has blacklisted the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) head after China lifted its restrictions on the move. However, what does it actually mean for India?