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Rich Muslims, angry Hindus: Why coastal Karnataka and Kerala are hotbeds of violent politics

From Kozhikode in Kerala to Uttara Kannada in Karnataka, a unique brand of bloody, hateful, and divisive politics pervades the southwestern coastal districts.

BJP, SP lead Rs 100 crore club this UP election, ex-journalist, ‘nawab’ among richest candidates

There are six candidates in the Rs 100 crore club this UP assembly election — two each from the BJP and SP, one from the Congress and one from the BSP.

What China says and does about Russia’s Ukraine invasion don’t match

Beijing ordered banning posts that were 'not positive about Russia'. On Weibo, hashtag 'What’s special about Russia’s military operation' was viewed 28 million times.

‘False evidence, tainted cops’: Why 15 HC verdicts freed 30 death row convicts last year

6 different HCs pulled up investigators for ‘manufactured’ FIRs & coached witnesses, prosecutor for hiding evidence, and lower court for using 'vaishi darinda' in judgment.

Allahabad to BHU, UP universities gave India fire-brand politicians. The nursery is drying now

With no student body elections, union buildings in Uttar Pradesh universities now look deserted. Protests, ’chinhit’ students, lathi charge grow.

Defections, flailing leadership, pockets of hope — how Congress ‘khubak’ declined in Manipur

Of the past 6 decades, Congress has been in power in Manipur for over 4, more than any other party's tenure in govt here. But its foothold in the state has weakened since 2017.

Gone are laughter clubs & pranayam, Indian parents are now kickboxing, running marathons

Coordinating workouts on WhatsApp groups to weekend runs, an older generation of Indians are putting their best foot forward to prioritise fitness.

Small town India’s aspiring doctors, now trapped in war zone: Why students chose Ukraine

Private contractors help many students from Tier 2 and 3 cities get admission to quality medical colleges in Ukraine that offer education at a much lower cost than in India.

Indian economy was recovering after Omicron but Russia-Ukraine crisis can spoil the party

Some of the typically sluggish indicators such as consumer sentiment, bank credit have seen a pick up. But escalating geopolitical tensions and higher oil prices pose risks.

Floating bodies in Ganga to ‘namak’ loyalty, how Modi-Yogi turned Covid to BJP’s advantage in UP

Unemployment, stray cattle, bulldozers, identity politics — UP voters have much weighing on their minds. But Modi-Yogi seem to have turned Covid into an advantage with free ration.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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