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‘Shape up, or ship out’—why Nepal’s young politicians are challenging an ageing establishment

Toshima Karki to Balen Shah—Nepal’s young leaders fire warning shots at an ageing political structure.

Karnataka’s ‘LSD King’ ran a Bitcoin drug racket like no other. And he used Telegram, Zomato

It’s not just drug dealers who are turning to the dark web. It’s like a multi-headed hydra. For every crypto king brought down, another one rises and thrives.

Decoding VCK — chief says ‘anti-Manusmriti’ stance benefits all minorities, not just Dalits

Led by Thol. Thirumavalavan, the Tamil Nadu party began as Dalit Panthers Iyyakkam & entered electoral politics in 1999. It has since garnered considerable influence in the state.

Khehar to Chandrachud—attacks on CJIs show pattern as they assert judiciary’s independence

Newly appointed CJI D.Y. Chandrachud has just had a baptism by fire with individuals targeting him with wild allegations. But a bigger battle awaits him.

Bringing Meghalaya’s Khneng embroidery back to life from near-death – 3 to 20 artisans

Meghalaya village Mustoh has been stitching the intricate Khneng patterns for nearly 200 years.

Modi man, ‘lambi race ka ghoda’ — why low-key Bhupendra Patel is BJP’s Gujarat CM pick again

First-time MLA Bhupendra Patel’s elevation as CM came as a shock in 2021. The main grouse against him — that he is PM Modi’s ‘puppet’ — is his biggest strength, BJP sources say.

The ‘shame weapon’ Pakistani politicians use is lethal, can give birth to a religious tyrant

Tempting as it is to see the leaked videos as just another element in the no-holds-barred power struggle, the sexual scandals have special significance.

Pratilipi is the biggest boom for women writers. Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi rule

Pratilipi may have chanced upon something elemental as well – the mutual relationship between consuming and creating. The lines between the two are being blurred.

Una’s bulk drug park is the ‘next Bhakra Nangal’. And it’s BJP’s trump card in Himachal polls

In the homes of BJP supporters, photocopies of the map of the land demarcated for the bulk drug park are doing the rounds.

Rohit Sharma blames bowlers for T20 World Cup exit, but data shows batting wasn’t up to mark

Below par strike rate of openers as well as weak starts led to the end of the Men in Blue's campaign at Adelaide, shows an analysis of Indian batting performance.

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India fares better than China on Rule of Law. Make Constitution Day about measuring progress

Rule of law has few advocates in India. Our overall score in the 8 factor Index is 0.5 out of 1.0. We score lowest in preventing corruption, and for the related weaknesses in our civil and criminal justice systems.
Inside IOCL's 2G ethanol plant in Panipat | Pooja Kher | ThePrint

When farmers give you stubble, make ethanol — how IOCL Panipat plant can cut farm fires, emissions

Ethanol plant in Panipat will process 2.1 lakh metric tonnes of dry rice straw each year to make 3 crore litres of ethanol which will be blended with petrol and sold.

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File photo of the Supreme Court | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Superseded & forced to work under male juniors, senior women Army officers move SC

MoD yet to form Selection Board for promotions despite SC’s two rulings on permanent commission, say women officers. This caused loss of financial benefits, study leave among others.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.