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11-07-2014

NGOs

The selective targeting of NGOs by the Modi government

Briefing

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Killing competition

Data Stories
Pharma multinationals use the FDI route to acquire Indian companies in order to monopolise the generic market.
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Terrorism

Taking new routes

Social Issues
Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, believed to be operating out of the Pakistan Mission in Colombo, seems to be at the centre of a terror network
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Industry

Rebooting Infosys

India
In a business landscape that has changed drastically, Infosys searches for new strategies and direction as its founders step down.
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Virtual revolution

Books
On the dynamics of social upheavals spurred through the agency of social media.
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India-Africa

A plan for partnership

World Affairs
Ways in which India can contribute to and benefit from Africa’s economic and political resurgence.
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Brazil

Price of extravagance

World Affairs
Brazilians continue to protest against the Dilma Roussef government for spending huge sums of money to host the FIFA World Cup at a time of economic d
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Sri Lanka

Attack in Aluthgama

World Affairs
The violence against Muslims in the coastal town by a Buddhist group leads to fears of a resurgence of the Sinhala nationalism that targeted Tamils in
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China & the U.S.

Destabilising the East

World Affairs
With its policy of “rebalance to the East”, the U.S. is trying to use the long-simmering territorial disputes between China and its neighbours to sto
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Communalism

Stoking the fire

Social Issues
Pune has become a breeding ground for Hindu militancy, and the deplorable attacks in June have exposed a dangerous communal problem that exists in th
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Letter from Beirut

Fighting for dignity

World Affairs
Around 300 Palestinians are on hunger strike in occupied Palestine protesting against the inhuman provision that allows the Israeli authorities to arr
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Labour Issues

Warning signals

India
Trade unions feel that the Rajasthan government’s proposed amendments to labour laws, which industry representatives have hailed, have serious implic
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Muzaffarnagar riots

Clutching at FIRs

Social Issues
The victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots still live in abysmal conditions in relief camps with no hope of justice or rehabilitation.
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Syria

Confidence vote

World Affairs
The presidential election has once again proved that the majority of Syrians are behind President Bashar al-Assad despite the miseries caused by the c
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‘Need to regulate NGOs better’

Lead Story
Interview with BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain.
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Holy cow

Lead Story
The I.B. report leaves out India’s biggest NGO, the RSS, which has been accused by independent fact-finding reports of accepting foreign funds in th
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‘Right to protest under threat’

Lead Story
Interview with Samit Aich, executive director, Greenpeace India.
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New truth regime

Lead Story
The Intelligence Bureau’s report gets it all wrong in accusing the robust civil society and its NGOs of threatening national economic security.
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‘Our struggle was funded by the people’

Lead Story
Interview with S.P. Udayakumar, coordinator, People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy.
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No legal bar

Lead Story
The Intelligence Bureau report can be taken as an admission by the government that there is nothing illegitimate about the funding of NGOs although it
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Essay

Modifying democracy

Politics
To reduce the members of the Council of Ministers to ciphers is to subvert the Constitution. The trend has been set afoot.
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Rise and fall of PWM

Books
Rakhshanda Jalil’s book offers valuable insights into the emergence of a consciously progressive, almost left-wing, literary and cultural movement.
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Livelihood Issues

Double disadvantage

Social Issues
Governments on either side of the Palk Bay must realise that many years of displacement, lengthy processes of relocation, and huge losses suffered in
Readers Write

Letters to the Editor

Letters
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Targeting NGOs

Lead Story
The timing and contents of the I.B. report naming select NGOs and individuals as working against the national interest exposes the Narendra Modi gover
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Cultural Policing

Publishers as censors

India
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Centre & the States

For a fair share

India
Unable to meet the growing non-Plan expenditure commitments on salary, pension and development activities, the States seek a more equitable share of t
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Controversy

Unpleasant journey

Social Issues
The detention, by the Railway Police at Palakkad Junction, of 579 children from northern and eastern States being taken to orphanages in Kerala withou
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West Bengal

Murder in a mill

India
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Livelihood Issues

Sea of troubles

Social Issues
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Punjab

Crossing swords

India
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Sonali Dasgupta

An affair to remember

Obituary
Educated in Santiniketan, refined and cultured, tall and lissome, Sonali Dasgupta personified the West’s perception of the enigmatic Indian beauty, wh
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Theatre

Refined recreation: Stage adaptation of Ponniyin Selvan

Arts & Culture
The stage adaptation of “Ponniyin Selvan”, presented in Chennai in June by Magic Lantern, does not disappoint as an honest attempt to retain the soul