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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'.

Contesting from 2 constituencies simultaneously: Waste of resources or democratic freedom?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Wayanad and Amethi has led to a debate on politicians wasting public money.

Now that RBI’s Shaktikanta Das has accepted the slowdown, how can we revive the economy?

The Reserve Bank of India Thursday cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6 per cent in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review.
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What matters more to Indian voters in elections: campaign slogans or party manifestos?

As slogans like ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ and ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ occupy voters' mindspace, the Congress' Tuesday released its ambitious manifesto, which PM Modi called a 'deception document'.
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Has BJP found loopholes in election laws or is EC too weak to take on PM Modi?

PM Modi attacked Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad, saying Congress was "afraid" of fighting from constituencies dominated by Hindus.
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Why do Left parties expect Congress to make all the sacrifices to defeat Modi in 2019?

CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has questioned Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat.
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Male contraceptive pills — a step towards equality or will it make women cede reproductive rights again?

A new male contraceptive pill has passed the safety and tolerability test when tried on healthy males for a month, a recent US study showed.
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NIA judge on Samjhauta prosecution: Does evidence cover-up hurt India’s war on terror?

In the judgement acquitting Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta Express blast case, NIA special court judge has criticised the prosecution.

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4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?