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Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.
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Has chowkidar barb turned into advantage-Modi or are real poll issues being sidelined?

With #MainBhiChowkidar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ barb at him into a slogan.
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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.
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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Have online learning tools like BYJU’S & Khan Academy made tuition centres redundant?

In the last few years, several online learning tools like BYJU’S and Khan Academy have made a splash in the education sector.
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Mumbai bridge collapse: Negligence of authorities or woefully inadequate infrastructure?

A portion of a foot over-bridge outside Mumbai's landmark CST collapsed Thursday evening, killing six people.
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Masood Azhar at UN: Failed Indian diplomatic offensive or China’s Pakistan support too deep?

China put on hold for the fourth time a UN Security Council proposal to list Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

BJP-AGP allies again: Poll opportunism or was Citizenship Bill clash just political optics?

The Asom Gana Parishad has formed a pre-poll alliance with the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Experts weigh in.

On Camera

Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
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.