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Former president Pranab Mukherjee (R) speaks as Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora looks on, during the first 'Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture series', as part of tribute to India's first Chief Election Commissioner, at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. | PTI

Present wave of peaceful protests will deepen India’s democratic roots: Pranab Mukherjee

The former president said while India's tryst with democracy needs to be told time and again, 'complacency' enables authoritarian tendencies to gain ground.
Muslims protest against CAB and NRC in Howrah district of West Bengal on 13 December

Political turmoil to be the ‘new normal’ for the world in 2020, risk firm says

Verisk Maplecroft predicts ‘continued turmoil in 2020’ due to demonstrations & governments ill-prepared to address underlying social grievances.

Modi-Shah deserve acclaim for CAA, instead being attacked due to a conspiracy: Adityanath

Addressing a pro-CAA rally, Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath said forces from 'afar' were resentful towards India and are using 'crooked' opposition parties to stir trouble.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh

‘Will be shot like in UP’ — Dilip Ghosh warns those involved in damaging public property

The West Bengal BJP chief slammed Mamata Banerjee for 'not opening fire and ordering lathicharge' on those allegedly destroying govt property during anti-CAA protests.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/The Print

Narendra Modi is losing his political mojo

Urban India has put Modi on notice. His days of being India’s unifier are over: From now on he’ll have to keep one eye on the streets of his cities.
A student holds up a 'Free Kashmir' poster at a protest in St. Stephen's college, New Delhi. | Twitter

Delhi Police likely to act against student holding Kashmir poster at St Stephen’s protest

The woman was seen holding a poster that says ‘Kashmir Aazad Karo’ during a protest at St Stephen’s college against JNU violence, CAA.
Tamil writer, Nellai Kannan arrested

Tamil orator jailed for remarks against Modi and Shah ‘makes comments for cheap publicity’

Acquaintances of orator Nellai Kannan, also a former Congress leader, say he believes ‘provocation will make people listen to him.
Police personnel trying to douse a fire during anti-CAA protest in Muzaffarnagar on 20 Decembe

46 persons served notices for damaging public property in Muzaffarnagar anti-CAA protest

Authorities found the accused ‘involved’ in vandalism during an anti-CAA protest on 20 December. They have been asked to reply by 9 January.
Brick-bats lie on a road as Anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protestors clash with the police at Seelampur in New Delhi, Tuesday. | PTI

Delhi court grants interim bail to two in Seelampur violence case on medical grounds

Yusuf Ali and Moinuddin were granted bail for three weeks subject to each of them furnishing of a bail bond of Rs 20,000.
A 'Rangoli' against CAA and NRC seen outside the residence of the DMK President M K Stalin, in Chennai, Monday morning, Dec. 30, 2019. | PTI

Anti-CAA ‘kolam’ outside DMK chief MK Stalin’s house day after 8 detained for the same

Stalin had slammed the police and hit out at the AIADMK government after 8 people were detained briefly on Sunday for staging a CAA protest with kolams/rangolis.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
The Reserve Bank of India | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

Defence

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.