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Doklam is the Result of China Rapidly ‘Drifting In’, Not Bhutan and India Drifting Apart

Bhutan may be a 'small' nation but it is as concerned about the sanctity of its territory and way of life as any other sovereign state. The post Doklam is the R...   [ continue reading...]

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India Should ‘Conscientiously Withdraw’ to End Doklam Stand-Off: Chinese Foreign Minister

"The Indian side admitted to entering the Chinese territory. The solution to this problem is very simple: conscientiously withdraw," foreign minister Wang Yi wa...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Too High a Sex Drive Puts off These Female Fish – and What They Do About It

Poeciliids, a group of fish to which the eastern mosquitofish belong, spend more time seeking sex than any other creature in the vertebrate world. The post Why...   [ continue reading...]

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Six Congress MPs Suspended by Lok Sabha Speaker for ‘Creating Ruckus’

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended the Congress MPs for 5 days on grounds of "highly unbecoming conduct" during their protests over lynchings. The post Six Congr...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Government’s Crop Insurance Schemes Failed Farmers, Helped Insurance Companies’

The schemes have largely benefitted the insurance companies, which, thanks to high premiums and unpaid claims, logged profits of nearly Rs 10,000 crore till Apr...   [ continue reading...]

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Maldives’ Parliament Shut down After Opposition Move to Impeach Speaker Ends in Scuffle

On Monday, a no-confidence vote against Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed had been previously scheduled, but cancelled last week. The post Maldives’ Parliam...   [ continue reading...]

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The VC’s Job is to Enhance the Academic Quality of JNU, Not Promote ‘Love for Army’

M. Jagadesh Kumar will do greater service to JNU if he creates a new department for the study of war and peace rather than promoting jingoism. The post The VC&r...   [ continue reading...]

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UNHCR Says Australia Backtracked on Asylum Seeker Deal

Australia agreed to settle nearly 2,000 refugees held offshore in exchange for UNHCR facilitating a swap deal with the US. The post UNHCR Says Australia Backtr...   [ continue reading...]

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The History, Dilemmas and Dangers of Karnataka’s Flag Debate

The fault lines of the flag debate lie in the imperfections of Karnataka’s cultural and emotional integration. The post The History, Dilemmas and Dangers...   [ continue reading...]

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Two Dead, Thousands Displaced in Myanmar Floods

The government has provided assistance to a total of 116,817 displaced people till now. The post Two Dead, Thousands Displaced in Myanmar Floods appeared first...   [ continue reading...]

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Taliban Suicide Car Bomber Kills 35 in Kabul, Wounding Over 40

Monday's suicide bombing targeting government personnel continued the unrelenting violence that has killed over 1,700 civilians in Afghanistan this year. The po...   [ continue reading...]

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A Deepening Migration Crisis in Bundelkhand’s Mahoba

In villages where stone quarrying work is the prime source of income, an influx of machinery has resulted in many residents leaving in search of safer opportuni...   [ continue reading...]

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NATO Offers to Mediate Turkey-Germany Stand-Off

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg is offering to broker the feud which arose because Turkey refused access to German lawmakers to their own troops in a Turkish base....   [ continue reading...]

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With Scam After Scam, the BJP Is Struggling in Kerala

The latest bribery scandal, relating to Medical Council of India clearance for colleges, has once again revealed the factionalism within the Kerala BJP. The pos...   [ continue reading...]

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Misuse of Public Safety Act Brought up at Jammu and Kashmir RTI Workshop

It was also pointed out at the meeting that despite the Public Safety Act prohibiting the detention of minors, children had been detained under it. The post Mis...   [ continue reading...]

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Who Are India’s Urban Poor?

Gayatri Jayaraman's 'Who me, Poor?' fails to understand that the difference between the 'urban poor' she talks of and the real urban poor is that the former hav...   [ continue reading...]

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US House Expected to Pass Russia Sanctions Bill That Will Limit Trump’s Power

The bipartisan bill aims to punish Russia for its 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and for alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election. The...   [ continue reading...]

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“I Was Told I Couldn’t Leave the Room Till the Adani Article Was Pulled”

Former Economic and Political Weekly editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks to M.K. Venu about his meeting with the board of the Sameeksha Trust (which runs the...   [ continue reading...]

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Vietnamese Dissident Arrested by Police for Attempt “To Overthrow Government”

The police said Le Dinh Luong was arrested because of his "regular activities with the aim to overthrow the authority and complicate local security," but did no...   [ continue reading...]

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The Signs of a Dystopian Democracy Are All Around Us

Dystopia is visible everywhere, from the heightened surveillance through CCTVs and Aadhaar, to the constructed fear of citizens seen as ‘foreign’ du...   [ continue reading...]

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