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Udaipur killing fits the pattern of Western Islamic radicalisation. But don’t politicise it

Nupur Sharma supporters to liberals, everyone must understand it's dangerous to draw too many general conclusions from the Udaipur incident.

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.

Zubair or Udaipur – Under Modi, India has entered era of total politics

Narendra Modi’s silence on the constitutional meltdown is a message in itself.

What Jack Ma’s increasing public appearances tell about China’s changing stance on businesses

The easing of the tech crackdown signifies that Xi is trying to make space for other political ideas, including the revival pro-market approach.

MP para teachers scheme showed India struggled with contract service. Apply that to Agnipath

Agnipath is a continuation of the casualisation of frontline workers in civil bureaucracy—a trend that began in MP in 1996. It didn't turn out too well.

On Maharashtra, BJP only concerned with three Gs. Gujarat, Guwahati and Goa—connect the dots

Lalu and Yashwant Sinha never gelled well. The rift goes long back—when Sinha was a top bureaucrat and Lalu an emerging leader.

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

India readying Bharat NCAP for safer cars but curbing violations can make big difference too

The New Car Assessment Programme or NCAP is a standard of car-safety testing. It involves crashing a brand-new vehicle to rate it on the safety scale.

Simranjit Singh Mann is reborn because there’s an uneasy vacuum in Punjab

By electing AAP three months ago, people of Punjab had shown they were fed up with the vicious power circle of BJP-SAD-Congress. They are now teaching AAP the same lesson.

Why ‘buy now, pay later’ fad doesn’t sit well with RBI

The RBI wants every small-ticket loan to be a marriage officially solemnised in the church of banking. Its new guidelines stop nonbanks from loading digital wallets using credit lines.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

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Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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