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Mountain Strike Corps put in cold storage 

Financial constraints have compelled the Indian Army to shelve all new raisings for a China-specific Mountain Strike Corps, Sujan Dutta reported. In effect, the decision has placed the corps, as originally conceived, in cold storage.

Hinduism and Hindutva cannot co-exist

Shashi Tharoor contends the oft-used liberal axiom of a “Hindu Pakistan”, in his latest opinion piece. There can be no such thing as a Hindu Pakistan, because such a country cannot be Hindu at all, he opines. Hinduism teaches the acceptance of difference as a basic credo — a tenet that would have no place in a Sanghi Hindutva State.

Arun Jaitley, the man behind Modi’s softened stand on homosexuality

Much ado has been made about the BJP’s virtual acceptance of homosexuality. But it is actually Arun Jaitley who has been trying to go against his party’s grain and convincing its leaders that the time to scrap the colonial Section 377 has come, reports Jyoti Malhotra.

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