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12-03-2021

Revisiting Pulwama (March 12, 2021)

Pulwama: was there a conspiracy?

Briefing

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Interview: Audrey Truschke

Audrey Truschke: ‘I am not alone in refusing to sway with the Indian political winds’

Arts & Culture
Interview with the historian Audrey Truschke.
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TRIBUTE: Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer (1929-2021): Captain out of a trap

Obituary
Actor Christopher Plummer (1929-2021) was much more than Captain von Trapp, the role that he is most identified with. In a remarkable career of over s
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Justice P.B. Sawant

Justice P.B. Sawant (1930-2021): Champion of civil liberties

Obituary
Justice (retired) P.B. Sawant (1930-2021) will be remembered for his deep involvement in social activism, his unfaltering position on civil and human
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TRIBUTE

D.N. Jha: A historian as myth buster

Obituary
Professor D.N. Jha (1940-2021) sought to bring the dis-privileged into the historical canvas and celebrated pluralism and dissent in his writings.
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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Maharashtra aims to achieve 40 per cent electricity generation through renewable sources by 2030

India
The Maharashtra government pushes for solar power generation under its new unconventional energy policy.
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DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

Funds crunch cripples industrialisation in North-eastern States

India
The Narendra Modi government’s industrialisation policy for the north-eastern States has proved to be a non-starter as it is highly centralised and fu
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India & China

Signs of a thaw between India and China

World Affairs
The agreement between India and China to withdraw their troops deployed in the Pangong Tso area is a positive sign of the two sides returning to the p
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EDUCATION

Education in the time of pandemic

India
Online teaching cannot be a substitute for physical schools and the opportunities that schools offer for learning and building relationships.
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CONTROVERSY

Bhima Koregaon case: planted evidence?

India
Investigations by Arsenal Consulting, a global digital forensics consulting company, have revealed that evidence had been planted in the activist Rona
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CHAMOLI DISASTER

‘Our scientists have not found any evidence of a glacial lake in the region so far’

India
Interview with Kalachand Sain, Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology.
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Disaster

Chamoli flash flood: A wake-up call

India
Geologists and glaciologists see the recent landslide and flash flood in Uttarakhand as part of inevitable natural processes given the fragility of th
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Disha Ravi's Arrest

Disha Ravi’s arrest sparks off protests in Bengaluru

India
Friends, former classmates and members of civil society are speaking up and protesting against the Delhi Police’s arrest of Disha A. Ravi, a young and
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Disaster

Himalayan tragedy in Uttarakhand

India
The flash flood in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, which left death and ruin in its wake, was a man-made calamity resulting from the government’s decision to al
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Interview: Kanwar Grewal

Kanwar Grewal: ‘I feel very responsible for what is happening around me’

Agriculture
Interview with Kanwar Grewal, singer.
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Interview: Sarwan Singh Pandher

Sarwan Singh Pandher: ‘The government has to first create an environment conducive to talks’

Agriculture
Interview with Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab.
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Farmers' movement

Farmers' movement gathers steam in Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh

Agriculture
Support from the khaps of western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and protests across the country have infused new energy into the farmers’ movement amidst
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POLITICS

Trinamool stares at split in Muslim vote

Politics
New political equations emerge in West Bengal with the Left-Congress alliance in the process of sealing an understanding with the influential Islamist
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Revisiting Pulwama

Frosty relations with Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack

Lead Story
Post Pulwama, India-Pakistan ties took a nosedive with the Modi government claiming that its hard-line tactics made Pakistan bend to its will when the
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Farmers' agitation

Popular resentment against the BJP-led Centre rises as ongoing farmers' agitation spreads, shows effects in Punjab local body elections

Lead Story
The spread of the farmers’ agitation to many parts of northern India, the traction it gets from other sections of society and the decimation of the BJ
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Revisiting Pulwama

Jingoism as politics

Lead Story
The ‘nationalist sentiment’ Modi evoked at every election rally post-Pulwama attack and his frequent exhortations around the Balakot air strikes and t
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Pulwama Revisited

Why were intelligence inputs ahead of Pulwama attack ignored?

Lead Story
Frontline is now in possession of official documents that underscore the point that the whereabouts of the Pulwama attack’s key conspirator, Mudasir A
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Revisiting Pulwama

New world order and Pulwama

Lead Story
The apparent failure to act on intelligence inputs ahead of the Pulwama attack is alarming enough, but it is downright frightening to analyse the chai
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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898): A man with a mission

Books
An immensely readable biography of the reformist Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, and a corrective to existing studies of Muslim engagement with the colonial stat
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Diplomacy in militancy

Books
The book, about the need for negotiations and talks, abounds with an astonishing number of case studies in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Editor's Note

The nation wants to know

Lead Story
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Pulwama attack

Eleven intelligence inputs warning of Pulwama attack were ignored

Lead Story
Frontline’s investigation reveals that 11 intelligence inputs warning of the Pulwama terrorist attack of February 14, 2019, were ignored. Who was resp
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Australia to make big tech pay for the news they link and direct users to

Columns
Australia’s proposal to make big tech firms such as Google and Facebook pay for the news they link to is being closely watched by many countries as a