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Mughal history’s biggest puzzle solved by municipal engineer — where is Dara Shukoh buried?

An assistant engineer of South Delhi municipality took four years to find the answer. Even experts couldn’t confirm for decades, reports Vandana Menon.

Pakistan is mourning another journalist death. One who exposed illegal hunting by Arab VIPs

In a video Nazim Jokhio had posted online speaking in Urdu, he said, “I am not scared. I am getting threats and I will not apologise.” Read Revathi Krishnan’s report in ‘Go To Pakistan’.

You are an OBC if you score 11/22 — We traced nearly 100 years of caste in Indian census

Rajiv Gandhi called Mandal report a ‘can of worms’. India has tried to open it five times and shut it as quickly. Read Vandana Menon’s report in ‘PastForward’, a deep research offering from ThePrint on issues from India’s modern history that continue to guide the present and determine the future.

China says Indian ‘govt-backed’ group Evil Flower is attacking it, shuts down airlines data

Chinese State media accused an Indian hacking group called ‘Evil Flower’ of targeting “government, defence and military units, as well as state-owned enterprises in China, Pakistan, and Nepal”. Global Times has claimed that the hacking group has the support of the Indian government, writes Aadil Brar in ‘Chinascope’.

For BJP, Modi-Pope meet a route to Christian votes. But Francis’ gift has the real message

Pope Francis is aware of the prevailing xenophobia in India. And so he conveyed his message to Modi through a parable. One hopes the true papal message is understood, writes M.G. Devasahayam.

Mohammad Iqbal, who wrote ‘saare Jahan se achha’, made modernity a dirty word for Muslims

Iqbal’s poetry was not art for art’s sake. He saw himself as a millenarian messenger for the restoration of Islamic supremacy, writes Najmul Hoda.

There’s much to question Hindutva/RSS about, calling it ISIS is more a rant than politics

Salman Khurshid isn’t the first to succumb to pre-siesta intellectual laziness. Congress leaders taking the cue must read up on ISIS and learn electoral politics all over again, writes Shekhar Gupta, in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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