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22-04-2022

Island in dire straits (April 22, 2022)

Briefing

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NORTH KOREA’S NEW MISSILE

North Korea on a testing spree

World Affairs
North Korea tests an ICBM citing the escalating military tension in and around the Korean peninsula, the inevitability of the long-standing confrontat
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Ukraine conflict

Signs of hope: Negotiations could lead to an end to Ukraine conflict

World Affairs
As the war in Ukraine enters its second month, there is a glimmer of hope that negotiations between the warring sides could end the conflict. This wou
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Common University Entrance Test

CUET challenge: Attempt to centralise education and undermine federalism

Education
The proposed Common University Entrance Test is a move towards centralising education and undermining the federal structure, something similar to repl
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Bhagavad Gita in syllabus

Targeting young minds: BJP plans to introduce Bhagavad Gita as subject in Gujarat

Communalism
The Gujarat government’s plan to introduce the Bhagavad Gita as a compulsory subject in school leads to a strong backlash from secularists, who susp
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Controversy

Hijab verdict: Lifting the veil on essentiality

Social Issues
With so many sections of society approaching the judiciary for redress of grievances, the concept of essentiality of a religious practice will be put
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POLITICAL VIOLENCE

Stench of brutality in West Bengal’s Rampurhat

Politics
The arson in West Bengal’s Rampurhat where eight women and a child were killed in internecine violence between supporters of the ruling Trinamool Co
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Bihar

The BJP's ‘swallowing’ tactics in Bihar

Politics
The BJP poaches all three MLAs of the Vikassheel Insaan Party in Bihar, sending a strong signal that there is no change in its decades-old strategy of
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Book Review

Book Review: 'Avvai' by Inquilab reimagines the Tamil poet

Books
A deeply political play which establishes Avvai as a vibrant, passionate poet of the Sangam period, almost an antithesis of the holier-than-thou image