Arindam De
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The writer is journalist working with India Today.

POLITICS

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Special Status for a special few: It was crucial Article 370 went and all the rights of Indian citizens reached J&K

Do you know how many Fundamental Rights people in J&K were deprived of under Article 370? They are fully eligible for each of these now. So, why are a few people so unhappy?

POLITICS

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Hafiz Saeed, In and Out: The terrorist's detention was perhaps the shortest ever. But we know why

Taken into custody on July 17, reportedly set free on August 7, Hafiz Saeed's arrest is clearly the biggest eyewash Pakistan is trying to sell the world.

POLITICS

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Same hate, different measures: Weaponising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is wrong. In North India and in West Bengal

Preeminent personalities have objected to hate crimes using 'Jai Shri Ram'. But where were they when non-Muslims were lynched or the same words punished in Bengal?

POLITICS

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Hafiz Saeed arrested yet again. Will Donald Trump take the bait?

Did the US President really believe that Hafiz Saeed was 'absconding' and the Pakistani law enforcement agencies have 'found' him?

POLITICS

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Party Hopping Season in Bengal: Councillors in Bengal are switching sides faster than the speed of light, leading to political unrest

First, the party hopping, then the ‘cut money’ debacle — Bengal has never witnessed a state of lawlessness quite like this one, since the naxal period.

POLITICS

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Kar’nataka’: Where the government is doing everything but governance

The trouble is not new for the Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka. It has been brewing since day one for the alliance and should have been foreseen.

POLITICS

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The Jumlas of Pakistan: Pak says Hafiz Saeed will be arrested. Yet again.

Pakistan faces world disapproval and the drying of funds over its support to terrorists like Hafiz Saeed. But its moves to 'take action' are impressing no-one.

POLITICS

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Is Mamata losing the plot? From doctors' strike to ‘cut money’ debacle, Didi is plunging into crisis

The TMC supremo seems absolutely unable to handle either provocations from the BJP or pressures within her own party. Will Mamata Banerjee push the TMC to breaking point?

POLITICS

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A Very Deep Cut: Why Mamata Banerjee asking TMC party men to stop taking 'cut money' is just too little, too late

As reports emerge of Didi apparently telling party workers to return money taken from hapless people, will anyone listen? This only opens a Pandora's Box, one the Opposition will exploit.

POLITICS

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Book the culprits - Don't badmouth the doctors

As the doctors continue to protest, West Bengal remains the worst-hit state with at least 13 big government hospitals affected.