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Plea to worship Hindu idols, survey row — the latest Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi legal tussle

Fresh bone of contention is a court-ordered survey of ‘Maa Shringar Gauri Sthal and other areas’ within Gyanvapi mosque complex. Survey team has been stalled twice.

Don’t reduce BSF from first-class border guarding force to third-class police force in states

The BSF was created to guard borders, it hasn't been trained for police function. Expanding its mandate will dilute its core competence.

In drought-prone Kachchh, Sardar Sarovar project is ‘dream come true’. But not for all farmers

Kachchh branch canal is soon to be completed and will bring Narmada waters to parched fields. But while it has ‘transformed’ many lives in Kachchh villages, dry patches remain.

You know ‘The Kashmir Files story’ of BK Ganjoo. Now know his neighbour Abdul’s

It has been widely alleged that it were Ganjoo’s neighbours who gave up his hiding location to the militants.

In Justice JB Pardiwala, SC gets a future CJI, a Manna Dey fan, and a cricket lover

Justice Pardiwala is only 4th Parsi to make it to Supreme Court and is in line to become the Chief Justice of India in May 2028, with a tenure of two years and three months.

Europe dreams of military power, but NATO’s still in charge. India must engage with caution

Europe's defence capabilities vs NATO to Russia's invasion of Ukraine — joint statements signed during Modi's visit reflect shortcomings.

Engineer from Ranchi built drones for IS, revolutionised terror tech. Now he’s in Turkish jail

Mystery surrounds Arshiyan Haider, an AMU-educated engineer, who helped upgrade IS drones and missiles. ThePrint follows his trail from India to Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Umran Malik through his family’s eyes: Toddler who loved ball now gunning for Shoaib’s record

SunRisers Hyderabad pacer’s father Abdul Rashid runs a fruit & vegetable stall in Jammu. He says he’ll continue to do so, because he doesn’t want IPL success to go to son’s head.

Delimitation shows India’s democracy continues to struggle in the face of Kashmir challenge

The Delimitation Commission’s mapping of electoral constituencies for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has reopened the communal wounds of the Dogra century.

Pooja Pandey’s transformation into hate-spewing Sadhvi at forefront of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ mission

Sadhvi Annapurna gave up her married life, kids and job to don the saffron robe. Ten years later, she is on a mission to make India a Hindu Rashtra and 'cleanse' it of Muslims.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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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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