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Keep calm! Now, bureaucrats to take a call on national anthem in movie halls

The government tells the Supreme Court that playing of national anthem in cinema halls is optional; forms an inter-ministerial panel to frame rules in six months.

Why don’t Indians have a problem when heterosexuals have oral sex—even though 377 bans it?

Remember that Section 377 doesn’t criminalise ‘gay sex’ — it is the product of a homophobic mindset that targets queer people.

It’s clear NRC isn’t enough to protect Assam’s indigenous population

There is an urgent need for protective legislations which can bar illegal immigrants from acquiring land and enjoying other government benefits.

RSS man who served as vice-chancellor of PTU arrested for fraud

Rajneesh Arora was vice-president of the Punjab unit of the RSS and is alleged to have committed serious fraud and administrative malpractices as PTU V-C.

More than 3 years after Modi’s clean Ganga promise, Varanasi is still drinking its sewage

Almost 4 years since PM’s promise, corpses and puja leftovers still pollute the river, while data shows that the holy city might be drinking its own sewage.

Supreme Court had decided to revisit section 377 two years ago as well

A bench headed by then chief justice T.S. Thakur had also agreed to hear a curative writ petition in June 2016, seeking to decriminalise homosexuality.

SC stays bail of 3 Jindal University students convicted of rape, but all are still free

Supreme Court stayed their bail, but the men were “not home” when police went to serve fresh arrest warrants issued by the trial court.

UIDAI stands ground for filing FIR against reporter, says she committed crime

Regulator says FIR is against the crime that reporter Rachna Khaira committed to get the story. Reporter says she stands by her story. Chandigarh/New Delhi:...

Punjab farmers protest over flaws in loan waiver scheme before highly publicised rollout

CM Amarinder Singh will launch the scheme Sunday; farmers allege gross favouritism in selecting beneficiaries besides clerical errors in the lists.

How industrial waste, govt apathy are killing the Ganga in Kanpur

CPCB says Kanpur is home to the ‘most polluted stretch’ of the Ganga; most of the tanneries release untreated waste into the river, flouting green norms.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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