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India-EU Summit slated for 15 July after over two-year break, to be held virtually

Bilateral relations between New Delhi and Brussels have been strained in recent years over issues ranging from trade and investment to Kashmir and CAA.
File photo of people outside a NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati | PTI

73 yrs ago, Sylhet Referendum left a Hindu community homeless between Assam and Bangladesh

The Sylhet Referendum of 1947 led to the Partition of the state of Assam, but it left Sylheti Hindus in strife for decades.

A legal breakdown of the BJP’s four controversial arguments in defence of CAA

In his paper ‘Making Sense of India's Citizenship Act 2019’, Hilal Ahmed analyses the legal frameworks behind BJP’s arguments for the CAA.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address on the occasion of Buddha Purnima Thursday | Photo: ANI

Modi is sailing smooth now, but history won’t be kind to him

Modi may continue to win elections for a while, but what will he really be remembered for in the long run, besides his amazing ability to command votes?

93% Muslims view Hindus favourably, but only 65% Hindus view Muslims positively: Pew survey

The report, released by US think tank Pew Research Center, is based on a survey of 3,505 Indians that was conducted between September and October 2018.
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Modi govt transfers MHA’s media wing officers after ‘CAA wasn’t mentioned’ as an achievement

The Modi govt was irked over a series of errors by the MHA’s media wing, but not mentioning the CAA in the list of achievements may have been a ‘tipping point’.
College students raise slogans in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during a strike in Guwahati | PTI

Dehing Patkai, CAA, ‘Joi Aai Axom’ — It’s the students of Assam who have always led the state

Political activism and education have never been in opposition in Assam—what classrooms and textbooks teach, spill on to the streets.
A man holds a placard 'No CAB, No NRC' at a protest against the amended citizenship law in old Delhi on 20 December 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint Photo

States going against NRC-NPR should know two wrongs don’t make a right

In attempting to uphold the Constitution of India, state governments such as Kerala, Telengana and Rajasthan must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

States can checkmate Modi govt on NRC in 3 easy steps: delink, defer, diffuse

States need not refuse NPR updating. They can insist on certain precautions to ensure Census’ sanctity and their own legal obligations are not violated.
A session of the Lok Sabha in progress. | PTI File Photo

India’s anti-defection law needs changes to promote party-level dissent on issues like CAA

The Anti-Defection Law has created a democracy of parties and numbers in India, rather than a democracy of debate and discussion.

On Camera

File photo | Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella | Marlene Awaad / Bloomberg

Why TikTok could be the deal of the decade for Microsoft and Satya Nadella

If and when a deal is finalised, the amount will tell us the true value of TikTok's operations, which has over 100 million US users, and more importantly, that of Satya Nadella.
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh | File photo: ANI

India faces military, health & economic threats, govt must restore faith, says Manmohan

In a column for The Hindu, former PM Manmohan Singh advocates significant cash transfers to the poor, better access to capital for firms and autonomy for financial institutions and RBI.

Defence

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Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.