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What you should know about Bahmani empire that the BJP doesn’t want celebrated

The Bahmani sultanate, despite what the BJP believes, influenced Karnataka greatly.

The Mahadayi water war, and why it is again becoming an issue around election season

The dispute with Goa is over 40 years old, and involves Karnataka’s demand for 24 tmcft of water to be diverted from the Mahadayi for its drinking needs.

Complete rollout of world’s largest healthcare scheme to take 1.5 years

First phase may be launched on 15 August;, 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres to be set up by 2022.

The long battle to bring ex-DGP SPS Rathore to justice for molesting Ruchika Girhotra

The former Director General of Police was sentenced to six months in jail for molesting Ruchika Girhotra. That legal battle took over two decades.

जानें कैसे काम करती है सुप्रीम कोर्ट विवादों का केंद्र – उसकी रजिस्ट्री

चार असंतुष्ट जजों का कहना है कि मुख्य न्यायाधीश बेशक रोस्टर के मालिक हैं, लेकिन अपनी "पसंद की पीठों" को "चुनिंदा मामले सौंप कर" वे प्रोटोकॉल तोड़ रहे हैं.

The Supreme Court registry & its little-known but powerful head at the centre of strife

The four protesting judges say while CJI is master of the roster, Misra is breaching protocol by ‘selectively assigning cases’ to ‘preferred benches’.

Indian Army’s Mahar regiment: Home to two army chiefs and a Param Vir Chakra

The Mahar regiment has had a circuitous journey — from serving the British during the Anglo-Maratha wars to its distinguished service post-Independence. At the centre...

‘Mother of PILs’ Kapila Hingorani becomes first woman to have her portrait in SC library

Hingorani was one of only three female lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court in her time, and changed Indian jurisprudence by filing the first PIL in 1979.

These documents show how India and Union Carbide colluded on the Bhopal Gas tragedy

Documents accessed by ThePrint shows how GoI and Union Carbide played blame game while the victims still await justice.

Opposed by BJP many times, anti-black magic bill tabled in Karnataka assembly

The bill seeks to abolish, among others, the controversial practice of ‘Made Snana’, a ritual that involves people rolling over banana leaves with food left over by Brahmins.

On Camera

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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa, India | Wikimedia Commons

Christianity in India wasn’t always imposed. Just look at its Portuguese...

Jesus inspired by the sleeping Vishnu, Nagas on altar candlesticks—Goa remained both Indian and Christian through its history.
White paper was released by Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) | Commons

80% don’t notice disclaimers, 62% find them too long — why...

Use of disclaimers must be kept to minimum, say amended guidelines from Advertising Standards Council of India. This comes in backdrop of new govt rules on social media influencers.

Defence

Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Why Iran’s drone programme is a ‘triumph’ – Harsh sanctions, western...

Tehran's drone programme can be traced back to 1980s. Iranian drones are cheap, have more range & flight endurance, besides stealth capabilities & counter GPS jamming systems.

Shehbaz Sharif is talking peace. India must keep mum, leave Pak...

Anything that gives breathing space and strategic relevance back to Pakistan is negative for India. It’s worse for Pakistan.