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India’s anti-Muslim fake news factories are following the anti-Semitic playbook

Take any crime, add a false Muslim angle to show Muslims as perpetrators. This is exactly what Christians did to Jews in Europe for centuries.

Rangoli Chandel — small town grit, no airs but a raging Right-wing bigot

It's easy to dismiss Rangoli Chandel as Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut's spokesperson or as her alter-ego or Twitter troll. But she is the sum of all these parts and more.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is actually a Kapil Mishra, but with Allah on his lips

Leaders like Manjinder Sirsa are unapologetic about supporting their communities. But Naqvi plays invisible for minorities, unless it's to defend BJP or praise Modi.
Women protesters listen to the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors at Shaheen Bagh on 19 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

From Ola to Zomato to social media, I now hide my Muslim identity everywhere

Dear liberal Indians, I consciously try not to sound or look like a Muslim around you because of your Islamophobia.

Why CAB-plus-NRC fantasy is BJP’s next Ram Mandir-plus-Article 370 gambit

CAB-plus-NRC is an idea that’s dead-on-arrival. But it’s the BJP’s next Ram Mandir that will be used to polarise and expose the party’s rivals.
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3 months after Zomato row, Hyderabad man refuses food from Muslim delivery agent

While placing the order, the customer, who has been booked, had requested that the food be sent by a Hindu delivery agent and not a Muslim.
Kamlesh Tiwari was murdered at his house in Lucknow Friday | Facebook

Gujarat ATS arrests 2 prime suspects in Kamlesh Tiwari murder

Ashfaq Hussain & Moinuddin Khurshid Pathan are both residents of Surat, and were arrested from the Gujarat-Rajasthan border. 
Kamlesh Tiwari. Illustration: Arindam Mujherjee/ThePrint

Twitter curbs anti-Muslim hashtag after storm over Kamlesh Tiwari murder

Several hashtags attacking Muslims were top trends on Twitter for nearly 48 hours, quickly escalating to threats of violence.
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Muslim women’s body that backed Modi govt on triple talaq slams ‘inaction’ on lynchings

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Aandolan asks where's sabka vishwas, says those sitting in govt must understand that Muslim women also get impacted by lynchings.
Supporters of PM Narendra Modi wear his masks, Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP lashes out at opposition for ignoring development but abandoned the plank itself

Modi government is unashamedly resorting to anti-Muslim statements and religious or emotional issues to win the elections.

On Camera

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, top right, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, top centre, Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, bottom left, and Tim Cook of Apple, centre left, swearing in during a US House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing, 29 July | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Bloomberg

Why Amazon, Apple, FB and Google are in the dock. It’s not just about economy

Even if the US Congress enacts new legislation, short of breaking up Big Tech, antitrust actions will not directly take on its bigger power.
Poultry farm (Representative Image) | Commons

India’s poultry industry needs Rs 20,000 cr to recover from crash caused by Covid rumours

Chicken prices at the farm gate plummeted as much as 70% in March from January, forcing farmers to cull large numbers and causing huge losses.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.