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In Israel PM Modi said he was proud of Jewish sons and daughters in India. Here’s a brief history of the community

A look at the Jewish community in India that the Prime Minister will be engaging with during his trip to Israel TALHA ASHRAF & AADYA SINHA

How to disinvest in Air India: the British Airways, Japan Airlines & Austrian Airlines models

The Union cabinet is expected to take a decision on disinvesting in chronically sick state-carrier Air India this month and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya is reported to have cited the privatisation experience of British Airways, Japan Airlines and Austrian Airlines as case studies. Here's a look at what they went through and how they are faring today. NIKHIL RAMPAL

The Indian Army’s now considering women in combat roles, but here’s why it’s far behind

VRINDA SEHGAL  Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat has said that the Indian Army is open to inducting women in combat roles. "We have already started...

Karti Chidambaram — lawyer, businessman, sports administrator, now in CBI’s crosshairs

The CBI FIR alleges INX Media used Karti to influence finance ministry officials when his father was finance minister to avoid punishment for receiving foreign investment without approval ARUN GEORGE

Kapil Mishra is not the first AAP leader to go rogue on the party.

Here is a list of AAP rebels who won’t be speaking in favour of the Delhi government in the assembly. ARUN GEORGE

Long before AAP’s ‘tampering demo’, another expose in 2010 ended in arrest

The 2010 team even managed to steal an actual EVM and claimed that there were multiple ways in which the devices could be hacked. ARUN GEORGE

Seven other countries where the punishment for rape is death

Indian courts apply the principle of “rarest of rare” circumstances when they award capital punishment. RAJGOPAL SINGH

Why are census workers being attacked in Pakistan?

A series of attacks are targeting the census workers in the ongoing enumeration drive in Pakistan, which began last month. Identity politics based on ethnicity is the suspect. RAMA LAKSHMI

Cow was a conundrum even for constitution farmers

Even at the time of formulation of the Constitution, deep divisions surfaced in the Constituent Assembly over the fate of the cow. The result was an inherently contradictory directive principle. SANYA DHINGRA

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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