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25-02-2022

Harvest time in Punjab (February 25, 2022)

Briefing

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TRIBUTE

Wasim Kapoor: People’s painter

Obituary
Wasim Kapoor’s (1951-2022) deeply-rooted secular beliefs, his steadfast commitment to the Leftist ideology and, above all, his enormous compassion f
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ENVIRONMENT

Vanishing village victim of hydro electric power project

Environment
A tiny village in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district is getting wiped out because it has been chosen as the site for dumping debris generated by work on
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World Affairs: Yemen

Yemen’s unending tragedy

World Affairs
Fresh military attacks by both the Houthi movement and the United States-backed, Saudi Arabia-led coalition signal a serious escalation of Yemen’s s
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World Affairs: Ukraine

The U.S. fuelling tensions in the face of what it says is an imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine

World Affairs
Both Russia and Ukraine have rejected the West’s propaganda that a Russian invasion of that country is imminent, but that has not deterred the U.S.
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Safe In India report on injuries in auto factories

‘Epidemic’ of injuries: Report exposes lack of safety measures in auto component makers

India
In a shocking report on accidents and injuries in auto component making units, Safe in India Foundation reveals the widespread lack of safety measures
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SPOTLIGHT

Assam connection

India
A tea estate in Assam boasts of its association with Ronald Ross, claiming that his discovery of the malarial parasite happened at its hospital labora
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Oxfam report

Economic violence: Oxfam's latest report tears into inequality

Social Issues
The latest Oxfam report highlights how man-made inequality killed more people than COVID-19 did during the pandemic and suggests a redistribution of w
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Kerala

Ordinance route to amend Kerala Lok Ayukta Act: Diluting a law?

India
The Kerala government’s plan to pass an ordinance amending key provisions of the Kerala Lok Ayukta Act, 1999, when the Assembly session is just arou
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Reservation Policy

Milestone in social justice: Supreme Court verdict upholds OBC reservation in all-India medical seats quota

Social Justice
The Supreme Court’s historic verdict upholding OBC reservation in the all India quota of medical seats is a major achievement in the history of soci
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The Constitution

Rights & duties

India
In the debate over constitutional rights vs duties, the political thrust on duties is highly problematic in terms of India’s deeply intermeshed cast
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Assembly election: Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Assembly election: Different strategies

Lead Story
Both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress in Uttarakhand are trying to woo the electorate, especially the youth and women, wi
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ASSEMBLY ELECTION: MANIPUR

Manipur Assembly election: A battle of wits

Lead Story
The BJP has fielded its candidates in all the 60 seats while the Congress forms a six-party alliance to contest the two-phase Assembly election. The N
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Assembly election: Goa

Goa Assembly election: Congress, BJP back as main contenders

Lead Story
As the dust settles on the run-up to the election in Goa, the BJP and the Congress re-emerge as the main contenders, with the ruling party perceived t
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Interview: Sunil Jakhar

Sunil Jakhar, Congress campaign chief in Punjab: ‘We have brought Punjab back on track ...’

Lead Story
Interview with Sunil Jakhar, Congress campaign chief.
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COVER STORY: UP Assembly Election

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election: A sticky wicket in the west

Lead Story
The first two phases of the election cover western Uttar Pradesh, the hotbed of the historic farmers’ agitation against the now-repealed farm laws.
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Interview: Amarinder Singh

Amarinder Singh: ‘I feel the farmers’ sympathy is still with us’

Lead Story
Interview with Amarinder Singh, leader of the Punjab Lok Congress and former Chief Minister.
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ASSEMBLY ELECTION: Punjab

Punjab Assembly election: Old issues, new hope

Lead Story
The Assembly election is not going to hover around identity politics. It will be dominated by the real issues affecting people’s lives.
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Interview: Harpal Singh Cheema

Harpal Singh Cheema: ‘This time, everybody’s with the AAP’

Lead Story
Interview with Harpal Singh Cheema, Aam Aadmi Party leader.
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Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu suicide case: Politics over a tragedy

Communalism
The Sangh Parivar goes all out to whip up communal frenzy in Tamil Nadu alleging that a minor girl’s suicide is the result of an attempt at forced r
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COVID-19

Three separate and spaced exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein confers high immune protection, say scientists in two studies

Covid-19
The key finding of two foreign cohort studies seems to imply that three separate and spaced exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein—either from th
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Assembly Election: Punjab

Dalit wind in Congress sails in Punjab

Lead Story
The Congress, which has replaced Amarinder Singh with a Dalit Chief Minister, looks well poised to secure a major chunk of the Dalit votes in Punjab.
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The battle for Punjab

Punjab Assembly election: Riveting race

Lead Story
It is a three-cornered fight between the ruling Congress, the challenger Aam Aadmi Party, and the Shiromani Akali Dal, but the run-up to the upcoming
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Book Review

Book Review: S.S. Sharma's 'The Great Tragedy of India’s Partition’ helps to understand the circumstances of India’s Partition

Books
This book is a significant addition to contemporary history and should be read by anyone who wants to understand the circumstances of the partition of
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Book Review

Book Review: Saeed Naqvi's play 'The Muslim Vanishes' is a fable for our time

Books
Saeed Naqvi’s play, a tragi-comedy in four scenes, is a riveting narrative about the state of affairs in the country. Othering, nostalgia, betrayal,
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Economic Perspectives

Union Budget 2022-23: Government reduces spending on welfare, sticks to conservative fiscal stance

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The Narendra Modi government choosing to stick with its regressive fiscal agenda in an election year sends out a clear message: it places all its bets