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Jungle raj vs clean politics — Anand Mohan’s release sets stage for Bihar’s 2024 battle

Nitish Kumar's govt ensuring the release of a murder convict looks like an apparent bid to garner Rajput votes.

India gets the ‘highest population’ tag. But its young can counter burden by being productive

As per UNFPA, India has beaten China in the population race to take the top spot in the world. But is it such a bad thing?

Fratricide? Suicide? Army-police disagreement deepens mystery at Bathinda Military Station

Four soldiers were riddled with bullets as they slept in their bunker at Bathinda Military Station in Punjab, one of the largest army bases in India. Then another soldier reportedly shot himself.

Congress to BJP, Ambedkar cartoons to 2002 riots, NCERT syllabus’ run-in with political axe

In the name of easing the students' burden, Modi govt has for the third time deleted crucial events from social science and History textbooks, including a chapter on Mughals.

NCLAT upholds Google’s Rs 1,300 crore fine. Significant step in global internet regulation

The order comes as various governments are debating about the need to regulate such firms to prevent abuse of their dominant position.

6G Vision shows Modi govt doesn’t want to miss the bus like India did on 2G, 3G, 4G

India has announced plans to roll out 6G services by 2030 – in line with the global timelines. Modi govt's ‘Bharat 6G Vision Document’ lays out the roadmap and action plans.

US-led banking crisis travelled from Europe to Asia, showed how fragile major economies are

US banks foster a crisis. Next thing we know, the global banking sector and stock markets are locked in a panic room.

A lot is riding on Women’s Premier League. Don’t compare it with IPL

The investment poured into the WPL has been modest by IPL standards but remains significant in the context of the women’s game and where it stands today.

Nagaland’s first women MLAs are ready for the fight, challenge politics and men

Victories of NDPP candidates Hekani Jakhalu and Salhoutuono Kruse are a beacon of hope for women’s representation in electoral politics, but also a grim reminder of the inequalities that exist in the Northeast.

Shelly Oberoi’s mayoral win was the first hurdle. Working with BJP will be her real test

Before Shelly Oberoi delves into administrative work as Delhi's mayor, her primary challenge awaits in the form of helping elect the six standing committee members.

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Hundreds of women blocked the main road connecting Imphal to Bishnupur and Churachandpur and they stopped the RAF and CRPF from going to the spot where the shooting happened | Suraj Singh Bisht, ThePrint

Manipur violence shows death of civil society. One ethnic group’s autonomy...

The magnitude of Manipur violence has been so overwhelming that we have overlooked the voices of those who can go beyond ethnic boundaries to promote dialogue.
A woman shops inside the Big Bazaar retail store in Mumbai | Reuters/Niharika Kulkarni

GST collection rises 12% to Rs 1.57 lakh crore in May

The government collected 1.41 trillion rupees as GST in May 2022 and a record 1.87 trillion rupees in April.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Manipur CM N. Biren Singh chairs a meeting with senior officials of the Manipur Police, CAPFs and the India Army to review the security situation in Manipur, in Imphal | ANI

Manipur unrest: Army defends itself against social media attacks, says its...

Statement follows social media posts giving out names of 21 officers belonging to one of two Manipur communities locked in violence — Kukis and Meiteis — and alleges favouritism.
Illustration : Soham Sen

Article 370 to G20, India is in a Kashmir sweet spot....

It is in the nature of the news cycle that the only aspect of the G20 event (Third Working Group on Tourism) in Srinagar...