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File image of Jyotirao Phule | Wiki

Jyotirao Phule, the radical-reformist who fought caste & gender discrimination

On his 192nd birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers Jyotirao Phule and how he fought for the rights of Dalits and emancipation of women.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr

Jallianwala Bagh centenary — Britain won’t apologise but will ‘express regret’ for massacre

The UK was expected to apologise for the 13 April 1919 attack, but it seems there will just be another expression of regret for the actions of General Dyer.
Anti-Brexit demonstrations outside Houses of Parliament in London | Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

British MPs reject two no-deal scenarios as Brexit date nears

Boeing grounds controversial Max 8 aircraft and trouble in African paradise.
Last laughs

A sinking Venezuela and Britain’s Brexit woes

The best cartoons of the day.
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar | Savarkar.org

Read this before deciding whether Savarkar was a British stooge or strategic nationalist

Rahul Gandhi’s selective quoting of Savarkar’s prison petition is intellectually disingenuous.
Representational image | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Historian wants to change how school children are taught British empire

Black history is British history too, notes historian Jeremy Corbyn, and should be part of curriculum.
File photo of Bhagat Singh | Commons

Where is the pistol that Bhagat Singh used to kill the British police officer?

A new book traces the journey of how I searched for the pistol in Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. It is now on display at the BSF museum, Hussainiwala.

How the nexus of business and state gave birth to the East India Company

Rupali Mishra’s new book describes how licencing, permits, rights etc. fetched gains for people close to power.

On Camera

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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

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
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.