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Why Joe Biden will be a better ally for India than Donald Trump

From an Indian perspective, Joe Biden has actively supported the removal of US sanctions on India and also advocated for India to have a ‘seat at the high table’ on the global arena, including in his latest election manifesto.

POLITICS

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Prashant Kishor, Abhishek Banerjee, Amit Malviya, Bengalelections

How it’s Amit Malviya vs Prashant Kishor in battle for Bengal

In the high-octane electoral clash, social media is the sub-plot that both BJP and Trinamool Congress are banking on heavily.

POLITICS

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Forced conversions, Religious conversions, Interfaith marriages, Lovejihad

Why Love Jihad law is not against Hindu-Muslim marriage, but to protect young girls

Every case that the police dismisses as elopement and does not register as kidnapping is a failure of the system. Every attempt by a duped girl to escape the trap and seek protection that falls on deaf ears is a travesty.

POLITICS

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Bihar election results 2020, Secular politics, Muslims in India, Asaduddinowaisi

Why the rise of Owaisi among Indian Muslims isn't difficult to understand

Owaisi's rise is simply an answer to the "secular" parties who have traditionally seen Muslims as a given vote bank.

POLITICS

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India today magazine, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Bengal2021

How Bengal 2021 will be the ultimate political battle of Mamata versus Modi

India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie examines the ultimate political battle of Modi versus Mamata ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, in the November 30, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, West bengal assembly elections 2021, Mamata Banerjee, Trinamoolcongress

Why I want freedom from TMC

I joined the TMC in 1998 when Mamata Banerjee formed this new party. I want freedom now because of years of insult.

POLITICS

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Hindu-muslim, Interfaith marriages, Islamophobia, Lovejihad

Why Love Jihad bill will become a tool to harass Muslims

Radical Hindu groups have been pushing the 'Love Jihad' propaganda for many years, with no data to prove their fraudulent claims. What is scary is that a conspiracy theory is being turned into a nightmarish reality.

POLITICS

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NDA, India today magazine, Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi

Saffron Crown: How BJP has emerged as a major force in Bihar

India Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie examines the results of the recent Bihar elections and looks at the road ahead for the government in Patna, in the November 23, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, Kamala harris, Joe Biden

What Joe Biden as US President means for India-US ties

Joe Biden takes over at a time when India and the US have evolved from being "estranged" to "engaged", and now "embracing" democracies.

POLITICS

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Internet speed, Nesda, Digital India, E-governance

Why effective e-governance at the local level is a challenge for Indian states

The development of ‘E-Governance Index’ by Indian states will go a long way in assessing the impact of India’s digital initiatives down to the district level in each state.