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Mehbooba Mufti

A break-up that has the nation hooked, and India really needs more doctors

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File photo of security personnel in Kashmir | PTI

India takes a stand for harassed wives, and security forces get a free hand in Valley

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PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu as Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kerela CM Pinarayi Vijayan | PTI

Delhi needs an ‘intervention’, and it may be the end of good times for Mallya

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File photo of Shujaat Bukhari | Shujaat Bukhari/Facebook

Veteran Kashmir journalist assassinated, and fresh hope for IIT aspirants

Shujaat Bukhari, senior journalist and editor of Rising Kashmir, was shot dead by three unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar Thursday evening
PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping met in Wuhan in April, 2018 | @PMO/Twitter

Delhi’s fresh bid for NSG seat and why a pizza giant is fixing roads

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the national convention of Other Backward Classes (OBC) department of AICC in New Delhi on 11 June

Pawar likely to meet Rahul, and why Kejriwal may back BJP in 2019

NCP president Sharad Pawar, who has been at the forefront of efforts to forge an opposition coalition for 2019, is likely to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping at the Plenary Session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, in Qingdao, China on 10 June 2018

India says ‘no’ to BRI and government opens bureaucracy doors to private talent

M Narendra Modi, in an oblique reference to the BRI, said any mega connectivity project must respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries involved.
Former president Pranab Mukherjee speaks during the closing ceremony of Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg, an RSS event in Nagpur, Thursday

Pranab Mukherjee’s RSS cameo, and all’s well in the NDA family

'We derive our strength from tolerance. We accept and respect our pluralism,' former President Pranab Mukherjee said at a valedictory function of future RSS pracharaks in Nagpur Thursday.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel

RBI increases repo rate after 4.5 years, and Rahul Gandhi’s speech has started a fight

The repo rate is the rate at which the RBI lends money to commercial banks. Which means that home, auto and personal loans are likely to get more expensive.

On Camera

Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.