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Monitoring of children

Schoolchildren under watch in Delhi

India
The AAP government’s project to install CCTV cameras in Delhi schools for live monitoring of schoolchildren to protect them from crime attracts divers
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Iran

Pressure tactics in the Persian Gulf

John CherianWorld Affairs
Tension escalates in the Persian Gulf as Britain impounds an Iranian oil tanker. But Iran’s strategy of “equal response” against any aggression from t
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India & Pakistan

Kulbushan Jadhav: A ruling & an arrest

World Affairs
India has reasons to be pleased with the International Court of Justice’s ruling on Kulbushan Jadhav and the arrest of Hafiz Saeed. Pakistan is also f
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Disaster

Mumbai's monsoon misery

India
Year after year, tragic rain-related incidents are repeated in Mumbai, which is bursting at the seams. It is the poor who are always the victims.
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Passport strength

Passport power: India's ranking in the Henley passport Index

Data Stories
India still ranks very low in passport strength, according to an annual survey, which has placed Japan and Singapore at the top spot.
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"Cut money" racket

Agitation against 'cut money' in West Bengal: Battling extortion

India
The Trinamool Congress is on the back foot in rural West Bengal as agitations erupt across the State against its party members who have been extorting
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Exemption on disability pension

Armed forces personnel up in arms over tax on disability pension

India
The government’s decision to tax disability pension of armed forces personnel who remained in service until retirement has invited strong protests.
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Uttar Pradesh

The Sonbhadra massacre

Social Issues
The recent indiscriminate killing of tribal people in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh, by Gujjar men once again brings to the fore how governments have faile
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Legislation

Amendments to labour laws under the Modi government: No love for labour

India
The second Modi government has begun its march against workers’ rights by introducing Bills that seek to merge existing laws, brazenly dismantle labou
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Kissinger and Sonnenfeldt

Who was Kissinger’s Kissinger?

Other
Henry Kissinger and Helmut Sonnenfeldt, his Counsellor in the U.S. State Department, had a love-hate relationship: they disliked each other as much as
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Lynching

"Jai Shri Ram": The new battle cry

India
Recent instances of lynching reveal that the slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” and “Jai Hanuman” have become new weapons of assault in the hands of Hindutva v
IBC

IBC unravelled

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The IBC may not work because the tribunal at the apex of the resolution architecture has chosen to reinterpret the code in a manner that can make it d
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NIA Act Amendment

Amendment to the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008: An act of violation

India
The Centre enlarges the scope of application of the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, through an amendment, amid concerns that the Act may beco
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Arctic summer

Arctic summer: A window to the world of wildlife

Summer in the Arctic, which lasts just four months, presents nature enthusiasts a window to the wonderful world of wildlife.
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Cricket World Cup 2019

A many-layered cricket world cup 2019

Sports
The 12th edition of the ICC cricket championship served up a glorious melange of thrills and sportsmanship.
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Space

Chandrayaan-2: Historic mission to the moon

Science & Technology
GSLV-Mk III M-1 puts the Chandrayaan-2 composite module into a perfect orbit on July 22, signalling the beginning of India’s 48-day journey to the moo

Made in India

Science & Technology
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Congress

Leadership vacuum in the Congress party

Lead Story
For two months, even at the cost of the party’s disintegration in many States, the Congress has been staring at the vacuum left by Rahul Gandhi’s deci
Legal question

Supreme Court dithering on defectors: Anti-Defection Act

Lead Story
As the Supreme Court vacillates on responding to defectors exploiting the loopholes in the Anti-Defection Act, political morality takes a beating.
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The States

BJP trying to topple State governments: Game of thrones

Lead Story
While the BJP is doing aggressive poaching in the Trinamool Congress camp in West Bengal, it has been unable to harm the Congress government in Madhya
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Peptides without amino acids

Science & Technology
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Elephants in the wild

Books
A sparkling new book on Asian elephants allows readers to see different dimensions of this animal that has been close to humans for millennia.
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Interview: D.K. Shivakumar, Congress

‘The BJP is building a tomb for the rebels’

Lead Story
Interview with D.K. Shivakumar, Congress leader.
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Cover Story

Travesty of democracy

Lead Story
The collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka and the BJP’s back-door entry into power mark an egregious betrayal of the popula
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Interview: H.D. Deve Gowda

‘I do not want to strain our ties with the Congress’

Lead Story
Interview with H.D. Deve Gowda, Janata Dal (Secular) supremo.
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Interview: C.T, Ravi, BJP

‘Political opportunity needs to be capitalised on’

Lead Story
Interview with C.T. Ravi, Karnataka State general secretary, BJP.
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BJP's game plan

Devious designs

Lead Story
The BJP’s manipulation machine is working full swing, with blatant aggression, in order to achieve the goal of an opposition-free India.