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The Centre has told the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees pose a national security threat to India

Rohingyas are a ‘serious’ threat, Centre tells Supreme Court

The central government is going to state its final stand on deporting Rohingya refugees in the next hearing on 3 October in the Supreme Court.

Talk Point: Are rhinos ‘overpopulated’ or is their habitat shrinking?

Is the 'overpopulation' of rhinos, lions and leopards a result of successful conservation or due to shrinking habitats and slow relocation drives? We ask  experts.
A BJP supporter seen holding a placard of Narendra Modi during the election rally in Darbanga | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Five predictable results make for an uncertain 2019

BJP's leadership has earned itself a post-Bihar reprieve, but it hasn't brought them a more convincing nationwide claim in 2019.
File photo of a BJP supporter during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election campaign rally | PTI photo

Assam’s 35-year saffronisation

RSS changed Assam's political fault line from anti-outsider to anti-migrant to anti-Muslim infiltrator, and simply borrowed leadership from other parties.
File photo of Mary Kom

When Mary Kom stares down at Narendra Modi

Writings on the wall is a metaphor that emerged from travels across India, particularly, but not necessarily, during elections (for earlier writings, see goo.gl/v83OBh, goo.gl/5lkWMW). Writings on the wall, because, as you drive across the countryside, your eyes open, it's what is written on the walls that tells you the story of what is changing, and what isn't, what is on top of people's minds and what's been junked. It reminds you of how this changing new India never fails to surprise you. Particularly, how logically people have moved from grievance to aspiration, and now ambition and assertion. Or, in the case of Assam, from static, lazy sulking to old-fashioned, virtuous migration to where better opportunity might be. Over nearly four days of travel through the Brahmaputra Valley, an old-timer, honorary Asomiya like me, was so utterly astounded by the complete absence of bitterness, talk of injustice, discrimination, of how...
Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi

Gogoi, the only Congressman smiling…

If success in Assam was a determinant of a leader’s ability, Tarun Gogoi is the Congress party’s Narendra Modi. Except, it isn’t in the Congress culture to acknowledge this.
An aerial view of the Guwahati

Guiltless in Guwahati

Assam no longer holds the country to ransom by choking oil supplies or by chanting the mantra of anger and alienation. The old story of the state, the guaranteed front page, has disappeared.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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