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Now Facebook faces flak in India, from RSS chief and Modi government

The Cambridge Analytica controversy spawned several top trends on Twitter where many users also echoed the viral call to “#deletefacebook”.

All eleven sentenced to life imprisonment in Jharkhand beef-lynching case

The twelfth accused, a juvenile, is yet to face action, but the prosecution has sought his trial as an adult.

Phulpur and Gorakhpur defeats worry UP BJP, efforts on to bring Dalits back for 2019

Yogi govt asks bureaucrats to take stock of whether benefits of central and state schemes have reached Dalits, will plan further outreach.

Does Cambridge Analytica have links with Congress & Rahul Gandhi, asks Ravi Shankar Prasad

The minister for Information Technology also said any attempts to influence India's electoral process through undesirable means will not be tolerated. 

Geelani gives control of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat to aide but it’s unlikely to dilute its separatist stand

The move was long overdue given the deteriorating health of the octogenarian Kashmiri separatist leader.

One year of Yogi: 50% UP residents satisfied with govt, 70% feel law & order has improved

Survey says people are happy about electricity supply, municipal & civic services, and ease of doing business, but corruption and healthcare remain a problem.

Angry with MPs fighting, Venkaiah Naidu cancels special dinner for them

Naidu had planned an Andhra Pradesh special dinner, with specialist cooks called from the state.

They fooled us: Families of Indians killed in Iraq question why they weren’t told earlier

Over a dozen meetings with the external affairs minister, the families were assured that their missing kin were alive. But now, Swaraj has declared them dead.

The firm at the centre of FB data leak row: A mining behemoth of a different sort

Cambridge Analytica, headquartered in London, is known to aid political campaigns through voter profiles crafted via extensive data mining. New Delhi: A UK-based data analytics...

Rahul Gandhi to have an ‘Amar, Akbar and Anthony’ day in Karnataka

Rahul will visit a temple, a church and a shrine; his itinerary seems to have been designed to re-affirm syncretism in the political ideology of Congress party.

On Camera

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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