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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
Diamond workers in Surat showing lists of names and phone numbers they submitted to the police station in order to return home by Shramik trains. | Photo: Soniya Agarwal/ThePrint

Surat diamond industry has lost Rs 30,000 crore, but it’s in no rush to restart business

With global economy sinking, safety issues in operations and Covid-19 load, the Surat Diamond Association is focussing on migrants' return and not revival of the industry.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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