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Story Posted on 30-07-2019


 |  8-minute read
Amit Shah, Jammu and Kashmir, Article 35A, Article 370

Article 35A vs ISIS: Kashmir is with India due to its special rights. Scrapping these will only mean more terrorism

Even the last Dogra royal, Karan Singh, advocates extreme caution on meddling with Kashmir's special rights. Why then is the BJP in such a rush that it can't see the potential dangers?


 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  5-minute read
Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Amit Shah, Kashmir politics

An illness beyond Kashmir: Why all the talk around Article 35A is making some people shiver

Investigations at J&K Bank, crackdowns on narcotics smuggling, squeeze on terror funding, Modi-Shah have a clear plan. Why is this making the self-anointed Kashmir experts so uneasy?


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Arpita anand, Amrita tripathi, Book excerpt, Mental health awareness

Depression, and dealing with it: Real accounts of people sharing their journey towards healing

We need to talk about depression. But are we striking the right conversation? The book Real Stories of Dealing With Depression, tries to arrive, through personal accounts, on a viable solution.


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Environmental conservation, Up massive plantation drive, Plantation drive, Plantation

Withering Heights? The massive tree plantation movement in UP shows numbers, not environmental conservation, matter

No one from the UP forest department looks after old plantations. The seedlings are planted but there are no regular quality checks. How will this really help?


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Mayawati, Priyanka gandhi vadra, Unnao rape case, Unnao rape victim

Unnao rape victim on ventilator: Why are opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh comatose?

The incident should have drawn Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav and Priyanka Gandhi to the streets outside CM Yogi Adityanath's office. None of that is happening. The implications are chilling.


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Mars Orbiter Mission, Taapsee Pannu, ISRO, Vidya Balan

Because women are from Venus: 'Mission Mangal' space scientists show how Bollywood gets gender wrong

In Bollywood's ISRO, the women scientists are always on edge, a step away from breaking down or abandoning their work. Thank their lucky stars for mission chief Akshay Kumar!


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Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Neil nitin mukesh, Avatar

Indian Inferiority Complex: From Govinda to Neil Nitin Mukesh, we still reject Indian actors in Hollywood roles

Govinda apparently refused James Cameron's 'Avatar'. We're glad because now, we can't mock him mercilessly, like we do Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai.


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Pakistan air force, Fighter jets, Trump meets imran, F-16

USA, Pakistan and the F-16: What lies behind US's $125 mn military sales to Pakistan to monitor F-16s

As in 1979 and in 2001, once again, a crisis in Afghanistan has allowed Pakistan to reset its relations with the US.


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Amit Shah, Troops jk, Article 370, Article 35 a abolish

Kashmir, an RSS laboratory? Abrogation of Article 35A, military build-up and tension suits BJP, but it hurts India

Articles 35 A and 370 are integral to Kashmir's accession to India. Talk of removing these is causing great tension. The BJP may profit politically, but the idea of India is suffering.


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India-Israel ties, India-Israel, Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu

Three Reasons Why: PM Modi's pictures are showing up in Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's election campaign

Modi is not the only leader whose photographs with Netanyahu are being flaunted in his re-election bid. But he is certainly the most special.