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Pulwama blast: Unanswered questions emerge as anti-Pak and anti-Kashmiri sentiments intensify...

A week after the devastating explosion at Lethpora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, which caused the death of over 40 troopers of India’s...

After devastating Pulwama attack, heads must roll in India’s security establishment

The killing of over 40 Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) troopers in Pulwama, of Kashmir’s militancy hotbeds, on February 14 was cause for outrage...

BJP puts controversial Citizenship Bill on backburner but will continue to...

Slightly over a month after the ruling BJP virtually rode home with the passage of the controversial 2016 Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok...

Banning e-cigarettes: As ENDS and tobacco lobbies battle it out, Indian...

Three months after India’s health ministry issued a blanket ban on the sale, manufacture, distribution, trade, import and advertisements of ENDS or electronic nicotine...

Which will cause electoral reverses for Modi’s BJP in Lok Sabha...

With parliamentary elections slightly over two months away, the brazenly violent attacks on Muslims in the name of beef-eating and cow protection have stopped but the BJP, both at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh, continues to milk

As chief ministers, both Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee subverted their...

A cops-and-robbers drama, so to say, is being enacted in Kolkata. Even as a general build-up towards the campaign for the 2019 parliamentary elections...

Bharat Ratna politics: Pranab Mukherjee accepts state honour but it’s doubtful...

State honours are sometimes conferred on famous personalities as simply a mark of respect or recognition for singular achievement in academia, performing arts and...

Priyanka Gandhi a shot in the arm for Congress, but tie-ups...

The unexpected entry of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into politics, already being heralded as the ‘second’ emergence of Indira Gandhi, took the BJP by complete...

Differences in Assam units of both BJP and Congress over Citizenship...

Two seemingly contradictory positions of the BJP and the Congress on the controversial and potentially explosive 2016 Citizenship (Amendment) Bill have left the people...

BSF’s new chief shunts out senior officers found involved in cattle...

A mass scale transfer of senior and middling level officers of India’s Border Security Force (BSF), including some from the paramilitary force’s intelligence wing,...

BSF, CISF and NIA chiefs in race for CBI director’s job...

The Narendra Modi government has drawn up a panel of three top Indian Police Service (IPS) officers—Border Security Force director-general Rajni Kant Misra, Central...

As Bill to grant citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindus clears Lok Sabha,...

With barely three months left before India goes into election mode, the Lok Sabha today passed the 2016 Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, paving the way...

From Golwalkar to Modi and other lesser BJP minions, why India’s...

In ‘We or Our Nationhood Defined’, M S Golwalkar, the ‘intellectual’ torchbearer of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and guruji of India’s political right claims, while arguing that the Aryans

Indian Rupee may soon be legal tender in Zimbabwe as Delhi...

Five years after the Zimbabwean central bank announced that several foreign currencies would be accepted as legal tender, the Indian rupee may soon be...

Mamata’spoem in Bengal school textbooks: All about self-admiration and self-projection?

When recently the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education decided to incorporate a poem by state chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s into secondary school curricula—specifically...

Is India’s Bangladesh game plan aimed at creating a ‘new BNP’...

Bangladesh is on the edge. A sense of foreboding prevails as 10 million Bangladeshi voters wait with bated breath for December 30 when the...

India could destroy Bangladesh’s democratization backing Awami League: Dr. Kamal Hossain...

India could “jeopardise” Bangladesh’s democratisation process and “destroy” the country’s fledgling democracy if it continued to support Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League government which has...

Pre-poll violence in Bangladesh spikes but army remains inactive as India...

Two days after the army was deployed across Bangladesh to “preserve the peace” and ensure free and fair parliamentary elections on December 30, there...

In a Delhi upscale neighbourhood, Bangladeshi immigrants indulge in hashish, Hindi...

The diminutive man with wispy beard slipped into a cream sleeveless vest. He tugged and straightened his long white kurta that he wore over a lungi with horizontal blue stripes before producing a comb that he

Supreme Court’s reliance on fictitious CAG report on Rafale aircraft price...

A judgement by a three-judge Supreme Court bench over the controversial Rafale aircraft deal has yet again brought to centre-stage the abject failure of...

First judiciary, then CBI and now RBI: PM Modi, tampering with...

The resignation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel and Deputy Governor Viral Acharya on December 10—stunning by all accounts—was timed to perfection. The duo,