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From BJP to Congress, political parties understand Nazi minister Joseph Goebbels' mantra that people will believe a lie if repeated often enough.
Rohith Vemula
The toxic belief that ‘quota students’ are innately less able than ‘mainstream students’ is at the heart of this caste-based exclusion.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons
As the bodies and crowds blocked the exits, bullets would ricochet off the surrounding walls, or fragment, and injure more people.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping
Where is China headed? Here are four possible scenarios.
Jinnah
Journalist Kuldip Nayar recounts Lal Bahadur Shastri saying Kashmir may have had a different fate if what Jinnah believed had come true.
Ratan Tata
Money's corrupting role in Indian politics has only grown since the country's independence, writes Ratan Tata
Apart from Victoria’s Secret and Pink, brands sourcing from a bra & panty business park near Visakhapatnam include Marks & Spencer and Lidl | Commons
The park is a textbook case on how clustering can make smaller companies competitive and more productive, and enable them to generate employment.
Modi
Modi rapidly expanded same welfare schemes he had called a leading symbol of India’s economic underachievement under the Congress.
Menstrual blood is, in fact, considered pure and sacred, and plays a very important role in certain Tantric rituals.
Sonia Gandhi
Many of us have been witness to this almost feudal style of functioning that has come to define the Sonia Gandhi era in the Congress.

OnCamera

A still from Total Dhamaal | Facebook

Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
indus

Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

Defence

Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish-e-Mohammed headquarters in Bahawalpur

The move came a day after the powerful UN Security Council put pressure on Pakistan to rein in militant groups operating from its soil.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.