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Hafiz Saeed’s political venture is doomed to fail

There is no evidence that Hafiz Saeed’s political party would do any better than the many Islamic parties which have been losing elections for years in Pakistan. Rahimullah Yusufzai

Hypocritical contestations

There isn't much to choose between BJP and opposition parties when it comes to their record of undermining constitutional principles. T.N. Ninan

Talk Point: What are the constitutional ramifications of revisiting Article 370?

The Supreme Court is revisiting its position on the special status granted by the Constitution to J&K. Many parties have voiced their opposition to this move.

Do Minorities Matter?

Hamid Ansari's concern over unease among Indian minorities came just after Pakistan swore in its first Hindu cabinet minister in 20 years. Truth is contrary to this click bait. Shekhar Gupta

Will the ISI use Lashkar-e-Taiba’s new political party to start a nuclear war?

The stated aims of the Lashkar-e-Taiba's political party Milli Muslim League, with the presence of nuclear weapons in Pakistan, should alarm Indians and the world. Tufail Ahmad

Coming to terms with the might of institutions, in victory and defeat

The lesson from Gujarat: BJP can’t be seen on wrong side of constitutional bodies. Congress has to win real elections. Pranab Dhal Samanta

Pakistan should be treated like North Korea—a rogue state

There is good reason to believe that Trump is seriously considering labeling Pakistan a terrorist state. Larry Pressler

Pakistan needs a Gorbachev to resolve its ‘jihad paradox’   

In the first of a three-part opinion series on Pakistan, Paul Kapur writes that solving Pakistan’s jihad problem requires more than just reforming its Army—or threats from the U.S. Pakistan needs to change its national narrative.  Paul Kapur

Siddaramaiah does a modern day Mandal to take on BJP juggernaut

The Karnataka CM has no substantial accomplishments despite being in power for 4 years. But he is banking on a social engineering formula to fend off BJP. Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi

Talk Point: Are rhinos ‘overpopulated’ or is their habitat shrinking?

Is the 'overpopulation' of rhinos, lions and leopards a result of successful conservation or due to shrinking habitats and slow relocation drives? We ask  experts.

On Camera

YourTurn

A still from Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

Why Laal Singh Chaddha is not a Forrest Gump remake. It’s just another Bollywood film

The makers of Laal Singh Chaddha set limits for the film by not choosing a lead character from the majority dominant Hindu community.
Representational image | Flickr

Indian rural women aren’t waiting passively for help. Digital payments are working

Making businesses digital is helping rural women merchants cope better with the current crisis and tap into new economic opportunities.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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