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Ilu Ilu with terror, aiding Naxals: Lowest BJP jibe or can Congress reclaim security issue?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said Naxals in Chhattisgarh attack because they are emboldened by the Congress’ action.
Left

Is vote for Left a waste in Bengal or will it find relevance only in an anti-BJP coalition?

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the state’s traditional Left supporters seem to be shifting towards the BJP.
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Sealed-cover doctrine: SC ensuring secrecy or excluding Indians from public debate?

The Supreme Court asked the Election Commission Monday to watch the biopic PM Narendra Modi and submit its decision in a sealed envelope.
Bollywood

Is it good for Indian democracy when artistes, celebs & economists endorse parties as groups?

Nine hundred artistes including Vivek Oberoi and Shankar Mahadevan have appealed to Indians to vote for PM Narendra Modi.
supreme court

SC electoral bonds order: Some transparency or conveniently postponing the controversy?

The Supreme Court has refused to put a stay on electoral bonds and asked the political parties to submit details of funds received through bonds to EC by 30 May.
official secrets act

Is it time for India to re-examine the need for Official Secrets Act in 2019?

The Official Secrets Act, which the Modi government wanted to use against the Rafale ‘stolen’ papers, is a law that punishes breaches of national security.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

SC order on ‘stolen’ documents: Did Modi govt miscalculate by being opaque on Rafale deal?

The Supreme Court has agreed to allow petitions challenging Rafale deal based on defence ministry documents accessed by The Hindu newspaper.
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With 35A debate, is Kashmir more about domestic politics & less about strategic interests?

PM Narendra Modi Tuesday said that Articles 370 and 35A act as hindrance in the development of J&K, where people ‘want a change’.

Is BJP manifesto strong enough to make voters bring back Narendra Modi in May 2019?

The BJP’s manifesto, Sankalp Patra, for 2019 Lok Sabha election puts terrorism and national security as PM Narendra Modi’s topmost priority in a re-election bid.
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Can we hold TikTok responsible for the spread of pornography in India?

TikTok, the 15-second video sharing app, has come under the scanner for 'spreading pornography'.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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.