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A CRPF jawan stands guard along a street on the first day of the two-day curfew in Srinagar, Tuesday, 4 August, 2020. | PTI

In one-year-old Naya Kashmir, development is only visible in Twitter hashtags

For the first time since the emergence of the new militancy in Kashmir, the recruitment of local boys has seen an over 40% year-on-year decline.
A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.


Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Justin Chin | Bloomberg

India-China tensions at Depsang, a disengagement sticking point, began much before May

The situation in Depsang is similar to the one that prevailed at the northern bank of the Pangong Tso, another sticking point in talks, before the intrusion this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.