Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Ashraaf

Pasmandas are the real minorities deprived of welfare. Muslims aren’t homogenous

Taking India's largest ‘minority’ as homogenous is inappropriate. Muslims face many problems that need to be understood and resolved.

Pasmanda Muslims are using social media to counter those defending the medieval Taliban

Those associated with the Darul Uloom Deoband and the Taliban may not have any direct links but their ideological and historical linkages cannot be ruled out.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

India’s addiction to cooking oil imports seen lasting for at least 15 more years

India will likely produce about 10 million tonnes of edible oils in 2021-22, compared with local consumption of as much as 23 million tonnes.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.