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COVER STORY

14-02-2020

Davinder Singh

The curious case of Davinder Singh and his arrest

Briefing

Davinder Singh arrest: The plot thickens

The dramatic arrest of Davinder Singh, Deputy Superintendent in the Jammu and Kashmir Police, along with Islamist militants raises new questions about the murky relation between state actors and terrorism.
Parliament House attack case

Afzal Guru & Davinder Singh: The missing link

V. VENKATESAN Cover Story
The question of why and how Davinder Singh escaped the radar when Afzal Guru, the convict in the Parliament House attack case, mentioned him as the person who made him accept the crime under duress remains unanswered.
Counterinsurgency war in Kashmir

Smoke and mirrors

The arrest of DSP Davinder Singh, who was travelling with militants, reawakens questions on his possible link with the 2001 Parliament House attack case.
Kashmir massacres

Encounters with reality

Shams Irfan Cover Story
The news of Davinder Singh’s arrest brings a strange hope, of closure of wounds, for the besieged eight million people of Kashmir whose memories are alive with the past injustices of the Macchil, Chattisinghpora, Pathribal and Barakpora massacres.
Interview: Sadaf Jafar

‘This is Freedom Struggle II’

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
It is not easy being Sadaf Jafar. She was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for participating in an anti-CAA demonstration in Lucknow. She was ...
Fish production

Fisheries sector: Growing catch

The fisheries sector has recorded healthy growth in production and exports in recent years, placing India among the top 10 worldwide in both fields.
Astronomy

Bizarre objects near Milky Way black hole

R. Ramachandran Science & Technology
ASTRONOMERS from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and W.M. Keck Observatory have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the ...
Climate change

Arctic warming linked to little-studied GHGs

R. Ramachandran Science & Technology
A RECENT study by researchers at Columbia University has found that ozone depleting substances (ODSs)—long-lived artificial halogen compounds, such as ...
Development issues

Battle for Aarey

Anupama Katakam Social Issues
As more and more land is being carved out of Mumbai’s Aarey Forest to satisfy the city’s requirement for space, the forest’s Adivasi residents are facing a very real threat to their existence.
Malaysia

Troubled relations between India and Malaysia

John Cherian World Affairs
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s views on Kashmir and the CAA upset the Indian government, which retaliates by stopping the import of palm oil from the country.
Qatar

Doha’s resilience

K.P. Fabian World Affairs
Qatar has suffered economically owing to the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, but it has responded to threats with diplomatic maturity. There are now signals that both countries are seeking a resolution.
Public Health

BCG revaccination against TB

R. Ramachandran Science & Technology
REMEMBER the 1999 controversy about the efficacy of the BCG vaccine in preventing all forms of TB, including those during childhood, when the Indian ...
U.S.-Iran

Deceptive calm in West Asia

John Cherian World Affairs
After the precise counterstrike by Iran on U.S. bases in Iraq, the two countries have avoided further drastic action although there is a scaling-up of rhetoric.

Karnataka: Furore over a Christ statue

In Karnataka’s Kanakapura taluk, the Hindu right wing stirs up a furore over a proposed statue of Jesus in a Christian-majority village that has always existed peaceably and in harmony with its Hindu-majority surroundings.
Essay

The Atlas and the Army chief

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The signs are many and disturbing that the Modi government may be contemplating military action to wrest Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Controversy

Flawed script: Rajinikanth's comments on Periyar's 1971 rally

Actor Rajinikanth’s comments on an anti-superstition rally in 1971, organised by Periyar’s organisation, are criticised as part of a scripted move by the BJP which is desperately looking for a popular personality to help it secure a toehold in Tamil Nadu.
CAA protests: Kerala

CAA protests in Kerala: On collision course

R. Krishnakumar The Nation
The Kerala Governor spares no opportunity to hinder the State government’s efforts to register its opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the moves to implement it.
Interview: Dr H. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, MAHE

Always a pioneer

Interview with Dr H. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor, MAHE.
MAHE

Going international

When Luc E. Weber, Rector Emeritus of the University of Geneva and president of the Glion Colloquium (a think tank of 20 selected presidents of the ...
Mahe

Building entrepreneurs

The Manipal Universal Technology Business Incubator, in collaboration with the government of Karnataka, has established incubators for nurturing an ecosystem of entrepreneurship to encourage tech startups.
Essay

The Atlas and the Army chief

A.G. NOORANI The Nation
The signs are many and disturbing that the Modi government may be contemplating military action to wrest Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Controversy

Flawed script: Rajinikanth's comments on Periyar's 1971 rally

Actor Rajinikanth’s comments on an anti-superstition rally in 1971, organised by Periyar’s organisation, are criticised as part of a scripted move by the BJP which is desperately looking for a popular personality to help it secure a toehold in Tamil Nadu.
CAA Protests: West Bengal

West Bengal: Right-wing rants

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh keeps up his barrage of aggressive comments, making sure that the party remains in the public eye as the main opposition in the State.
CAA protests: Kerala

CAA protests in Kerala: On collision course

R. Krishnakumar The Nation
The Kerala Governor spares no opportunity to hinder the State government’s efforts to register its opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the moves to implement it.
Citizenship

Shaheen Bagh: A vigil for their rights

Since December 15, in the subzero winter chill of Delhi, the women of Shaheen Bagh have kept their protest against the CAA going round the clock in what has become a template for protests everywhere.
MAHE

Eminence & excellence

Manipal Academy of Higher Education is India’s first private, multidisciplinary, multi-college deemed university and offers 290 programmes in 22 disciplines under one umbrella.
MAHE

Student support centre

“Nothing is more precious than the well-being of our students”. That thought guides every step at MAHE. The Student Support Centre (SSC) at MAHE is a ...

Letters to the Editor

Letters
JNUTHE murderous attack on JNU students was part of an attempt to ruin the intellectual atmosphere that prevails on the university campus (Cover ...
MAHE

Student support centre

“Nothing is more precious than the well-being of our students”. That thought guides every step at MAHE. The Student Support Centre (SSC) at MAHE is a ...