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19-08-2016

Wrath of Kashmir

Burhani Wani death and aftermath

Briefing

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Unmediated

Kabali da

Sashi Kumar
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Kashmir

Paradise lost

Data Stories
Kashmir, a land steeped in history and rich in natural resources, lags in various metrics despite increasing Central assistance.
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South China Sea

Troubled waters

World Affairs
China defies the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling on its claims in the South China Sea.
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Short Story

Of the Three, Which One?

Literature
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South China Sea

Not a surprise

World Affairs
The verdict of the International Tribunal rejecting China’s claims hands a propaganda platform against the country to the United States and Japan.
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Architecture

Buddhism in stone

Heritage
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Essay

It is a revolt

Lead Story
As the Third Kashmir Crisis unfolds, Kashmiris seek a new order by a new compact and not redress of their grievances. But with India firm on not conce
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Interview: Omar Abdullah

‘First realise Kashmir is a political problem’

Lead Story
Interview with Omar Abdullah, National Conference working president.
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Interview: M.Y. Tarigami

‘Listen to the people’

Lead Story
Interview with Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, CPI(M) MLA of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Arunachal Pradesh

A government restored

Politics
The Supreme Court restores the dismissed Chief Minister in Arunachal Pradesh and settles several constitutional issues over the discretionary powers o
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Uttar Pradesh

BSP joins battle

Politics
The BJP’s plans of making it a straight fight with the S.P. in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections unravel after a State-level leader’s remarks again
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Cover Story

Wrath of Kashmir

Lead Story
The anger in the streets of Kashmir is not about economic stagnation or unemployment; it is about the people’s aspiration to live a life of dignity. I
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Judiciary

Need for reform

India
A formal procedural framework to select judges, guaranteeing openness and transparency, is necessary to counter the trust deficit affecting the colleg
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West Bengal

Shock to the syndicate mafia

Politics
Mamata Banerjee cracks down on the syndicate mafia operating in the real estate sector after receiving a call from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Ha
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Rumble in Mumbai

Social Justice
The demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan galvanises anti-BJP groups and Dalits to regroup politically.
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Letter from America

Trump vs Hillary

World Affairs
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is now grounded in the “anyone but Trump” slogan and it is clear that she will not address the concerns of the Left.
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AFSPA

Unlawful encounters

Lead Story
The Supreme Court’s July 8 judgment in the Manipur encounter case holds important lessons for the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Pellet guns

The ‘non-lethal’ pellet

Lead Story

Pellet raj

Lead Story
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Interview: Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Journey to the unreal

Cinema
Interview with Buddhadeb Dasgupta, film-maker.
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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Once bitten, twice shy

Lead Story
Interview with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
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Media

Press emergency

Lead Story
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Spotlight

Crisis of confidence

India
The menace of cash for votes poses the biggest challenge to the Election Commission in ensuring free and fair elections.
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Dalits Protest

Torture and backlash

Social Justice
Dalits of Gujarat show unprecedented determination in their response to the recent beating of four youths by “cow protectors” in Una for skinning a ca
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The Headley saga

Books
The book provides an excellent perspective on global terrorism via the story of David Headley.
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S.H. RAZA

Being and nothingness

Obituary
The universality in the works of S.H. Raza (1922-2016) came with a quintessentially Indian sensibility.
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The Nagas & the Baptists

Books
The book discusses the role of the missionaries among the Nagas and argues that Christianity spread rapidly from the 1940s among them and became their
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Dalit Issues

Bolder by the day

Social Justice
The recent attack on Dalits by hoodlums in a Karnataka village, for allegedly killing a cow, is the latest instance of the Hindu right wing’s increas
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Punjab’s sorrow

Books
A noteworthy study that provides much-needed insights into the nature and severity of the farm crisis in Punjab.
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Controversy

Targeting an activist

India
Piyush ‘Manush’, an environmental activist based in Salem, lands in jail for “ultra-activism” as the court terms his attempt to block a rail overbridg
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Mubarak Begum

Song of solitude

Obituary
Mubarak Begum (1936-2016) found sustenance in the scarce opportunities that came her way and with such grace.
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Liberalisation

Eroding research base

India
An analysis of data shows that economic liberalisation has not, as its proponents said it would, boosted domestic investment or expenditure in R&D
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Turkey

Turkish turmoil

World Affairs
After crushing the rebellion, President Erdogan is effectively in control of the executive, the legislature and the judiciary, and many Turks know tha