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Global jihadists, communal conflict at home behind Mangaluru bombing. Heal social fissures

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The suspected terrorist bombing in Mangaluru is the latest of several plotted by new, self-motivated jihadist cells. These groups are nurtured by global networks like the Islamic State—but they’re the children of communal conflicts at home. Fighting them needs focussed intelligence work, but also political action to heal social fissures.

Kerala Congress wrong to create hurdles for Tharoor. He should be welcomed, not avenged

Kerala Congress creating hurdles in Shashi Tharoor’s programmes in the state betrays crab mentality. Party high command’s silence smacks of collusion. Tharoor joining a ginger group for much-needed organizational reforms and then contesting presidential election should be welcomed in a democratic party, not avenged. President Mallikarjun Kharge must show grace.

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