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IAS duo transferred for walking dog in stadium joined ‘punishment postings, then took long leave’

Sanjeev Khirwar & Rinku Dhugga were transferred to Ladakh and Arunachal in May after a media report said a sports stadium in Delhi was closed early to athletes so couple could walk their dog, reports Madhuparna Das.

 

India’s oldest Royal Bengal tiger in captivity leaves a legacy of fight, might and survival

While Raja’s tale of survival was ‘marvelous’, it stressed the role of the forest department in protecting the animals in their natural habitat, reports Sreyashi Dey.

 

Stay away from China-backed $14bn Colombo port city project — India’s message for pvt sector

Port City Colombo project aims to build residential, retail & business destination on land reclaimed from ocean. India concerned about ‘lax jurisdiction’, growing Chinese presence, reports Moushumi Das Gupta.

 

Rajya Sabha was India’s ‘elite space’. Modi has breached it with Dalit artist Ilaiyaraaja

The Congress always had an elite bias towards Rajya Sabha nominations and Padma Awards. While Modi’s ‘People’s Padma’ was a step forward, not all is remedied, writes Dilip Mandal.

 

Congress has reached ‘enough is enough’ moment. Boris exit shows change is good

Even by the Gandhi family standards, Sonia being at helm for 24 years is a bit of a stretch. Indira Gandhi served for eight, Rajiv Gandhi for seven and Jawaharlal Nehru for four, writes Zainab Sikander.

 

From Lion Capital to Flag Code, Modi govt is shifting the meaning of India’s symbols

The lions in Asoka’s Lion Capital stand upon dharmachakra; they draw their power from dharma. The lions in Modi’s Central Vista step on dharmachakra; they are power unto themselves, writes Yogendra Yadav.

 

‘Othered’ Muslim in Modi-BJP era: 3 essentials before mounting a political challenge to correct it

If the BJP has unchallenged power, as it seems now, do they want one in seven Indians alienated because of their faith? At the very least, this would make for a very imperfect Indian democracy, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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