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POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, New Zealand, Muslim, Gurgaon family attacked

Where were the Chowkidaars? A Muslim family attacked in Gurgaon found they had none

The assault came just days after the horrific terrorist violence on mosques in New Zealand. NZ has shown how to soothe such pain. Will India follow its lead?  

POLITICS

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Bollywood, Battle of saragarhi, Kesari, Akshay kumar

How Akshay Kumar's Kesari overplays the Khalsa's kesri in a bhagva climate

There are many missteps in the controversial war movie. But there is still one reason I would thank Akshay Kumar for Kesari.

POLITICS

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Alliances, BJP, Lok Sabha election 2019, Congress

Congress has flunked the alliances test. What about the election exams?

BJP has shown alacrity and no ego in stitching up its alliances. Congress stands out in contrast.

POLITICS

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Who is sambit patra, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Congress spokesperson, Bjp spokesperson

Why Sambit Patra matters beyond political TV debates now

Sambit has earned himself a ticket to the national foyer. But the over-aggressive Sambit we see on TV screens should make way for a humbler one in order to keep that seat.

POLITICS

 |  SITREP |  6-minute read
Terrorism, Jklf, Rubiya sayeed, Mufti Mohammad SayeedSITREP

Finally, action taken against JKLF, the oldest terrorist group in J&K

It's certainly a strong step. But is this also a classic case of too little, too late?

POLITICS

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Bharatiya Janata Party, Upa government, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha Elections: Why Narendra Modi in 2019 needs a bigger wave than 2014

Is anti-incumbency the basic nature of Indian electoral mandates? Do people vote on performance or promises?

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Jkpm, Jammu  kashmir peoples movement, Shehla Rashid

Rocky road ahead: Only time will tell if 'hawa badlegi' for Shah Faesal and Shehla Rashid's JKPM

The irony with political parties in Jammu & Kashmir right throughout history has been the failure of the leadership to stick to a core philosophy and to the values their parties represent. They often say one thing, then do exactly the opposite.

POLITICS

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China backing pak terrorism, CPEC, Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-mohammed

Tighten noose around JeM

Pakistan has adroitly played its cards — with respect to the US in the past, and China in the present. However, terrorism is fungible.

POLITICS

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Gandhinagar, Hardik Patel, Lok Sabha election 2019, Narendra Modi

Amit Shah fighting Lok Sabha in Gandhinagar is no surprise. It's smart politics, instant zing for BJP's campaign

Amit Shah has proven his capabilities often. This time, winning a 'Patel-seat' will reiterate that, along with addressing the rhetoric of why most of Narendra Modi's important cabinet ministers are from the Rajya Sabha.

POLITICS

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Pulwama terrorist attack, Pulwama avenged, Lok Sabha election 2019, Awantipora police custody murder

In custody but unsafe: Custodial death of a popular teacher revives fury in Kashmir's youth

Rizwan was a highly popular teacher in Awantipora, which is very near the Pulwama attack site. His death in custody has touched a raw nerve in Kashmir. Where will the demonstrations and anger now lead?