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Governance

Indians should remember their non-violent traditions – the Dalai Lama

Speakers at the launch of Arun Shourie’s new book said looking at our past and the lives of Indian mystics, whose lives were inextricably linked to religion yet so removed from the bigotry that vitiates religion today, can be extremely enlightening. SANYA DHINGRA

A mourning father in Haryana asks: What’s the point of Beti Bachao?

Haryana, a patriarchal state, has launched campaigns to fight its unfavourable sex ratio and gender disparities. But these efforts have not helped address one basic concern of women – safety. RUHI TEWARI in Rohtak, Sonipat & Gurgaon

On triple talaq, voices in a Muslim neighbourhood contradict that of the clergy

Opinion about the Supreme Court’s hearing of the controversial practice of triple talaq is divided but surprisingly apolitical SANYA DHINGRA

Limaye’s NSE CEO job in balance, BCCI told to drop contentious deal

Committee of Administrators has not cleared agreement to appoint a tax advisor to BCCI to avoid questions of possible conflict of interest for Limaye. RUHI TEWARI

The Supreme Court petition on FGM will get a boost if victims join, lawyer says

In the first instance of legal intervention in the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), the Supreme Court has issued a notice and sought a detailed reply from the Centre and four states. SANYA DHINGRA

India’s courts have already invalidated triple talaq. The Supreme Court is unlikely to bring new closure

Several Indian courts, including the Supreme Court, have ruled that the practice of instantaneous triple talaq is invalid and un-Quranic. It is unlikely that the upcoming hearing from May 11-19 by a constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice, will be groundbreaking. SANYA DHINGRA

SC on Dec 16 gangrape: “Loathsome bestiality of passion” that caused “tsunami of shock”

Excerpts from the 429-page judgement by Justice Deepak Misra, Ashok Bhushan and the concurring judgement by Justice Bhanumati upholding the death sentence to the four convicts in the horrific 16 December gangrape case. ThePrint TEAM

Seven other countries where the punishment for rape is death

Indian courts apply the principle of “rarest of rare” circumstances when they award capital punishment. RAJGOPAL SINGH

Dalit rap on the knuckles of casteism

Ambedkarite Rap: Dalit student in Delhi injects anger and anxiety against the caste system in his lyrics. With his rap renditions, he turns a new page in a long tradition of musical activism. SANYA DHINGRA

Cow was a conundrum even for constitution farmers

Even at the time of formulation of the Constitution, deep divisions surfaced in the Constituent Assembly over the fate of the cow. The result was an inherently contradictory directive principle. SANYA DHINGRA

On Camera

YourTurn

Omicron needs 3 evolutionary surprises to wreak havoc

Scientists have been so surprised by the number of mutations in omicron that they’ve been calling it 'insane', but they don’t yet know what they mean.
People at a market place in Ranchi | Bloomberg Photo

Recovery gathers pace: India’s Q2 GDP grows at 8.4% for fourth straight quarter of expansion

The second wave of Covid had forced states to impose fresh restrictions. However, the economy has now surpassed the pre-Covid level, according to data released by National Statistical Office.

Defence

BSF jawans | Representational Image |Flickr

West Bengal, Punjab govts’ apprehensions on BSF jurisdiction extension ‘ill-founded’: Centre

MoS Nityanand Rai said the extension of BSF’s jurisdiction would result in better & more effective control on trans-border crimes in conjunction and cooperation with state police.

What farm laws retreat by Modi govt tells us about ruling India like a CM with brute majority

No matter how dominant BJP is, India is a federation of states and it has CMs in only 12. Agriculture is largely a state issue, and most of India doesn’t follow it unquestioningly.
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