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The Mahadayi water war, and why it is again becoming an issue around election season

The dispute with Goa is over 40 years old, and involves Karnataka’s demand for 24 tmcft of water to be diverted from the Mahadayi for its drinking needs.

Activists accuse Modi govt of doublespeak on triple talaq and female circumcision

Top court is hearing a plea to ban FGM or khatna that is prevalent among the Bohra community; activists say govt should not dilly-dally around the issue.

‘Blood on the bedsheet a must’: How this Indian tribe keeps horrific virginity test alive

At the behest of community elders, the Kanjarbhat tribe still practices ‘gun’. But now, community youth have taken up cudgels to bring about a change.

India not the only nation where colonial-era anti-gay law still exists

36 of the 52 Commonwealth countries share the remnants of Britain’s legalised homophobia in the form of Section 377 in their penal codes.

Complete rollout of world’s largest healthcare scheme to take 1.5 years

First phase may be launched on 15 August;, 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres to be set up by 2022.

Miffed with govt, ‘Shaktimaan’ resigns as children’s film society chief

Mukesh Khanna, famous for playing Bhishma Pitamah in B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat and desi superhero Shaktimaan, has alleged ‘lack of support and interest’.

Will linking MSP with cost really have any benefits? No, say farmers & experts

Farmers' bodies and experts say the key to any benefit to farmers lies in how the production cost or the cost of cultivation is calculated.

Gender Budget Statement 2018: Small step for fund allocation, giant leap for lip service

While ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ will get more money than last year, the budget for all other major schemes including Ujjwala has been reduced.

Budget 2018 doubles MPs’ salaries, but they’ll no longer decide on their own raises

Each MP will now get Rs 1 lakh per month, but revision of emoluments will now be an automatic, inflation-linked process that’ll take place every five years.

Budget announces Rs 1 lakh crore new funding mechanism for higher education institutes

Scraps grants-in-aid, asks higher education institutes like IITs, IIMs NITs to take soft loans and pay 25 per cent principal.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

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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