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Watch: The Story of Binota Gayen, First Woman E-Rickshaw Driver in Govindpuri

When Binota Gayen bought her rickshaw in May last year, she became the first woman e-rickshaw driver in Govindpuri, Delhi. The post Watch: The Story of Binota G...   [ continue reading...]

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How Thomas Chandy’s Reluctant Resignation Pits CPI Against CPI(M) in Kerala

The raging debate of the widening gap between the two communist parties has cropped up once again with the recent developments in Thiruvananthapuram. The post H...   [ continue reading...]

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Nehru – the Professor and the Revolutionary

The Comintern’s chosen name for Nehru was ‘The Professor’, an apt description given the breadth of his historical awareness. The post Nehru &n...   [ continue reading...]

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Satellite Images Suggest ‘Aggressive’ Work on Ballistic Missile Submarine in North Korea

Washington-based 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project, cited images taken on November 5 showing activity at North Korea's Sinpo South Shipyard. The post S...   [ continue reading...]

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‘An Insignificant Man’ Recalls the Heady Early Days of Aam Aadmi Party

The documentary dives into the inner workings of AAP but doesn't lose sight of the human drama. The post ‘An Insignificant Man’ Recalls the Heady Ea...   [ continue reading...]

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Explainer: As Congress Rakes Up Rafale Fighter Jet Purchase, Modi Government Needs to Come Up With Answers

Breaking down the details of the defence contract and key political debates around it. The post Explainer: As Congress Rakes Up Rafale Fighter Jet Purchase, Mod...   [ continue reading...]

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Russia Casts 10th Veto of UN Action on Syria

A resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by the US, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted. The post Russia Casts 10th Veto of UN Action o...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode 151: Rafale Deal and Sanitation Coverage in India

Vinod Dua discusses allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal and lack of access to sanitation in India. The post ‘Jan Gan Man Ki Baat’, Episode...   [ continue reading...]

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From Field to Fuel, There is an Easy Solution to India’s Air Pollution Problem

Gasification of rice straws can solve the problem of air pollution, and with it many others, if only the government was willing to employ it. The post From Fiel...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Tumhari Sulu’ Reminds Us That Stories of Muted Desires Are Also Worth Telling

The Vidya Balan-starrer is about reinventing lives and giving ourselves a second chance despite discouragement. The post ‘Tumhari Sulu’ Reminds Us T...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico Enacts Law to Help Find Thousands Missing in Gang Violence

Over the past 50 years, more than 32,000 Mexicans have been reported missing, according to government data. More than half of the disappearances have been durin...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Rajasthan Patrika’ Publishes Blank Edit Column to Protest Media Gag

The blank editorial, published on National Press Day, highlights the grave threat posed by state government's 'black law' to journalism. The post ‘Rajasth...   [ continue reading...]

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Credibility, Independence and Moral Authority of Supreme Court Have Been Dented: Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar

The recent standoff between members of the judicial fraternity in the Supreme Court could have been avoided, says Kumar. The post Credibility, Independence and...   [ continue reading...]

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Bullets and Burns: Portraits of Injured Rohingya Refugees

Since the ethnic violence erupted in late August, thousands of Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh each week, often travelling for days and even we...   [ continue reading...]

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After Banning Opposition, Cambodia Faces International Action

The ban on the Cambodia National Rescue Party followed the arrest of its leader, Kem Sokha, for treason. The post After Banning Opposition, Cambodia Faces Inte...   [ continue reading...]

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Fate Hangs in the Balance Amid Coup Confusion

The unfolding drama in Harare was thrown into confusion when a smiling Mugabe was pictured shaking hands with Zimbabwe's military chief, the man behind the coup...   [ continue reading...]

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Debate: Rejecting Commonalities Between Ambedkar and Periyar Is Equivalent to Denying Facts

Ambedkar's position on Brahmins and on post-independent India was quite similar to Periyar's. The post Debate: Rejecting Commonalities Between Ambedkar and Peri...   [ continue reading...]

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German Coalition Talks Miss Deadline as Parties Remain At Odds

Angela Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats and the environmentalist Greens will resume talks around midday on Friday. The post German Coalit...   [ continue reading...]

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Editorial: Rajasthan Government Must Ensure ‘Padmavati’ Is Released, Not Pander to Mobs

Politicians and 'Senas' threatening violence need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The post Editorial: Rajasthan Government Must Ensure ‘Pa...   [ continue reading...]

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Tamil Nadu’s MGNREGA Workers Left in the Lurch Due to Delayed Wages, Unused Funds

In 2016-17, pending payments under the employment scheme in the state amounted to a whopping Rs 5,571 crore. The post Tamil Nadu’s MGNREGA Workers Left i...   [ continue reading...]

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