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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

The Nation
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

The Nation
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?

The Nation
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

The Nation
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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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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Economic Perspectives

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

C.P. Chandrasekhar
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
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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,