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Hilal Ahmed

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Hilal Ahmed is a scholar of political Islam and associate professor at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

On Camera

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Mehar Singh, the RIAF pilot with heart of a Bengal tiger, who flew like a Himalayan eagle

Mehar never thought he would die in an aircraft. He used to say 'Old pilots never die; they just fade away.'
Several fraudulent withdrawals were made from the MEA employees' GPF accounts | Bloomberg

Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.