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Forest fire flames at night

Indian Air Force to help Karnataka govt fight forest fire at Bandipur tiger reserve

The air force chief responded positively to the state's request and that the preparations are on for the operation, said CM H.D. Kumaraswamy on Twitter.
Injured trekkers brought to a hospital in Theni district | PTI

When it comes to forests, India must fight fire with fire

The govt’s colonial-era emphasis on preventing all sorts of fires may actually be increasing the frequency of the devastating fires, say experts.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.