Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg greets her counterpart Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Norway has a history of brokering peace, but slim chance of mediating on Kashmir

Norway PM Erna Solberg has said the Nordic nation is open to the idea of playing mediator on Kashmir if India and Pakistan so wish.
BJP

BJP’s 10 per cent reservation for upper castes is votebank politics, but will face legal issues

Implementation of the vote-catching decision, finalised by the Union Cabinet Monday, will require deft political maneuvering.
NRC

The Citizenship Bill complements NRC in pushing BJP’s Hindutva agenda: here’s how

JPC has upheld most of the provisions in the bill, which has become a political and social flashpoint, given the backdrop of the NRC process in Assam. 
Vijay Mallya

What the ‘fugitive economic offender’ tag means for Vijay Mallya

The Modi government has begun proceedings against Vijay Mallya, the fugitive businessman, the first under a law it enacted last year.
Sabarimala temple

The religious significance of the 18 steps at Sabarimala temple

The 18 steps that lead to the sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple are believed to be an inalienable part of the darshan. 
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NRC process in next 6 months crucial for 32 lakh people in Assam, and for BJP’s poll agenda

The fact that the process won't be completed before the Lok Sabha elections suits the BJP politically.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi during the discussion on Rafale issue at the Parliament | PTI

Why Rahul Gandhi was not allowed to play Rafale ‘bedroom’ tape in Lok Sabha

Speaker’s decision to reject Rahul Gandhi's request to play audio clip is backed by precedent and rules governing conduct of business of the House.
File image of Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi

Why Rafale debate in Lok Sabha is crucial for Congress caught in Agusta crossfire

The Congress has consented to a debate in the Lok Sabha but will now have to play its cards right, with the shadow of the Michel arrest looming large.
Bhima-Koregaon Victory Pillar

A year after Bhima-Koregaon clashes, here’s why the Maharashtra village erupted

Bhima-Koregaon was the site of clashes on 1 January 2018, the 200th anniversary of a battle where a British army comprising Dalits beat one led by Brahmin Peshwa.
Kadambini Ganguly

Kadambini Ganguly: The first Indian woman to become a practising doctor

The achievements of Kadambini Ganguly, a gynaecologist, drew the attention of well-known people of the era, including Florence Nightingale and Annie Besant

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.