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NRC debate: How the 1947 Sylhet partition led to Assam’s politics of the foreigner

Till the division, there were more Bengali speakers in Assam than Assamese speakers.<p>There are few parallels to Assam’s National Register of Citizens …

India

Parliament panel report confirms ThePrint exclusive on China amassing troops near Doklam

Previous foreign secy Jaishankar confirmed report on heavy Chinese armoured presence near Doklam after the standoff ended.

India

Resignations of two journalists at ABP News cause disquiet in newsrooms and far beyond

Journalists at the channel say pressure had been mounting after they did a story on a woman being tutored to make false claims in an interaction with …

India

Shocking: A Rajasthan BJP MLA Openly Issues Rape Threats Against Girls

Gyan Dev Ahuja, who is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Alwar, Rajasthan made extremely misogynistic and communal remarks while talking …

India

8 People Died Every Day On Mumbai’s Suburban Railway In 2017–And That’s The Good News

<b>Mumbai</b>: Eight people died every day on Mumbai’s railway tracks in 2017, down 20% from 10 deaths every day in 2013, data from Government Railway …

India

Shocking: Questions About Demonetisation And Amit Shah-Related Cooperative Bank Go Missing From Rajya Sabha Website, Re-appear After Report Surfaces

A Twitter handle, Madhyam on Sunday mentioned that two questions had gone missing from the Rajya Sabha website. Both the questions were asked on July …

Rajya Sabha

‘Lynchings are a result of inability to find jobs,’ Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje tells News18

Angst is spreading everywhere, and people are reacting angrily to their circumstances, she said.<p>Incidents such as lynchings result from frustration …

India

Niti Aayog CEO Says Unequal Growth Holding India Back. Here’s What He Means

<b>Mumbai:</b> Infant mortality rates in Goa and Kerala are similar to the European and Central Asia average, while Madhya Pradesh and Odisha mirror rates …

India

The animal spirits of the Indian economy seem to be reviving

<b>India’s economic indicators show positive signs amid imminent global trade wars and market constraints.</b><p>The world’s fastest growing major economy is …

Economy

Interview: 'The Notion of GST in a Country like India Is Absurd'

David Barkin is Professor of Economics at the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City. He received his doctorate in economics from Yale …

Economics

Caving to Pressure from Hindu Groups, UK Backs Down on Law Against Caste Discrimination

<b>London:</b> In a major climbdown from its assurance of making it unlawful to discriminate based on caste, the UK government has now said that it will not …

India

The flight of a monk

P Stobdan<br>Intelligence concerns over Karmapa’s refuge in the US and the fear he may never return<p><b>P Stobdan</b><p>AS the Dalai Lama turned 83 this year, the …

Hinduism

With arrogant refusal to share Rafale price details, Modi govt digging a Bofors-size hole

India

China Minister arrives in Bhutan on first top-level visit after Doklam

While India has been supportive of Bhutan’s outreach to the world, it has always been cautious when it comes to Thimpu’s ties with Beijing.<p>Written by …

India

"We Are MLA's Men," Claimed Alwar Mob Attackers: Victim's Friend To Cops

A key witness who will be examined in the case, Rakbar Khan's friend Aslam, gave different versions of the story on Saturday and on Sunday.<p><b>Alwar:</b><p>It …

India

Elected Leaders Are Making the World Less Democratic

By Lauren Leatherby and Mira Rojanasakul<p>Lately, voters in established democracies seem eager to shake things up.<p>Brexit revealed underlying cracks in …

Political Science

Hindutva's Founder Didn't Understand India, Nor Do His Followers

The early 1930s witnessed the Nazis promulgating the idea of the superiority of the Aryan ‘master race’. This fascist regimentation of European …

Hinduism

To instil discipline, nationalism: Govt discusses military training plan for disciplined 10-lakh ‘force of youth’

The incentives include a fixed stipend for the 12-month training and making N-YES an “essential qualification” for jobs in Defence, paramilitary …

India

Narendra Modi's charm and grand Republic Day invite won't fix ties with Donald Trump

<b>If the govt expects Trump to turn solicitous of India’s interests after presiding over a Republic Day parade, it is clearly out to lunch.</b><p>As US …

India

Hate crimes highest in UP, Gujarat second: Amnesty report

MEERUT: According to human rights advocacy group<p>, in the first six months of 2018, 100<p>have been committed against people from marginalised groups …

India

One In Four Children In Indian Cities Malnourished. Poverty Isn’t The Only Cause

<b>New Delhi:</b> One in four children in India’s most populous cities was malnourished, and mother’s education, feeding patterns and government service …

Demographics

India's a Hindu rashtra, says RSS chief Bhagwat

GUWAHATI: The<p>(RSS) held one of its largest congregations at the Khanapara Veterinary College field here on Sunday, with 50,000 people turning up to …

India

UP: Dalit groom takes ‘baraat’ through upper-caste streets amid tight security

The couple had faced opposition from the Thakur community as well as local authorities who said they will not ‘change the tradition’.<p>A Dalit groom in …

India

India’s government claims to subsidise farmers, but actually hurts them

INDIA’S farmers should be the happiest in the world. For decades governments have showered them with perks including a blanket tax exemption; …

India

As 'foreign' economic advisers leave, a protectionist India returns

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power in 2014, he leaned on three Indian academics who had predominantly worked in the United States to drive a liberal, globalized economic policy.<p>Now, as Modi faces a tough general election next year to retain office, the last of …

‘At risk’: A study quantifies the sharp retreat of Indian democracy since Modi’s election

The study says attacks on freedom of expression and on civil society are behind India’s slide.<p>Narendra Modi was elected prime minister of India in …

In one Haryana village, a dispute about shelter in a cemetery reveals fragility of Hindu-Muslim ties

Muslims in Patla have been anxious ever since their Hindu neighbours damaged a structure being built inside a graveyard, claiming it would be used as …

Fake news about ‘Khalid and Irfan’ charged in Lucknow gangrape case circulates on social media

A minor girl was gangraped and the incident filmed by the perpetrators in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. According to a report by <i>News 18 Hindi</i>, the alleged …

China Beats Mongolia into Submission, 'Friend' India Watches

<b>NEW DELHI:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first-ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia. He may also be the last, as Mongolia now wishes …

‘Why should Modi react if a dog dies in Karnataka?’: Pramod Muthalik on Gauri Lankesh murder

The Sri Ram Sene chief later clarified that he did not mean to compare the journalist to a dog but only wondered if the PM should comment on every …