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Talk Point: Will the reopening of 1984 riot cases help victims or is it too late?

In a bid to render ‘speedy’ justice to the victims of the 1984 riots, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) closed 199 out of a...

PM Modi’s outreach to Kashmiris needs to become a doctrine

At a time when the security forces have achieved impressive results in terrorist kills over the last three months, the statement surprised some observers in Kashmir.

Reports of beefing up of forces by China in occupied Tibet can’t be trusted

Most of these reports are repetitive in nature or have images picked up from old exercises in areas looking similar to Tibet claiming authenticity.

Critics say Pakistan’s census data has problems and they may be right

Even after the census process was completed, the provisional results were delayed by a month, ostensibly because of ongoing political tumult. This has raised some questions about the credibility of the results.

Doklam standoff ends: India did a lot right, but needs to prepare

The Doklam standoff might have ended peacefully but India needs to introspect and prepare for the next such event.

‘Strategic claustrophobia’ will cause more Doklam-style tensions between India & China

Doklam is not a one-off incident, with Asia's giants experiencing strategic claustrophobia, it is likely that minor events will blow up to become issues of national security needing more bilateral consultations.

It’s time for India to formulate a national security doctrine

Having a national security doctrine helps avoid ambiguity about dealing with a crisis and to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

Pakistan’s new census: What has changed in 20 years

Pakistan’s new census, held after nearly two decades, and marred by series of attacks on census workers, shows what has changed in its demographic

Talk Point: What are the lessons from the violence after Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction

An expert panel also offers tips on how such instances of violence can be prevented in the future.

Amid tectonic political shifts, the North East needs a moral guiding force like Rishang Keishing

The political journey of Rishang Keishing from a strong Naga integrationist to a strong Indian nationalist who represented a united Manipur carries lessons for the current day politicians.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

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The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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