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TopicBarmer district

Topic: Barmer district

Horses to helicopters, moustache to libraries — Dalit pride in Rajasthan has new wings

Ignoring slurs, threats and even lathis, many Dalits in Rajasthan are defying caste norms to ride horses and land in helicopters at their wedding.

Pomegranate to prawns — how Barmer is moving beyond desert staples bajra & cumin

Scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra have helped farmers in Rajasthan's Barmer district grow fruits and vegetables never grown here before, and earn up to five times more.

‘They can break legs, not spirit’: RTI activists call Barmer the ‘kala pani’ of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is where RTI movement began in the late 1990s. Even so, multiple RTI activists in state's Barmer claim they regularly face attacks or threats as they attempt to 'expose corruption'.

‘Pierced with nails, made to drink urine’: Rajasthan RTI activist claims work led to attack

Amra Ram had filed a complaint this month against alleged illegal liquor trade & corruption in two govt schemes in a Barmer gram panchayat. Four arrests for assault so far, police say.

Rajputs compare ‘rape & murder’ of Dalit child by Muslim to ‘cow slaughter’

As politicians try to hijack the incident, the girl’s family says there is no animosity between the Dalits and Muslims in the village.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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