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SubscriberWrites: Gram pradhans’ petty salary, and how Hindu culture ‘knew’ about the only pair of stars that revolve around each other

Subscribers write on the low salary to gram pradhans, which can be a license to corruption, and the importance of the pair of stars – 'Vashista” and “Arundhati” – in Hindu marriages.
Representational image | A sadhu holds a Rudraksh, a string of beads considered auspicious among Hindus, in Ayodhya | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Non-BJP Hindu writers are correcting Nehruvian history. With little space for modern Muslims

Recent books by authors like Shashi Tharoor and Pavan Varma invoke Hindu subjugation by Muslims to construct a ‘real’ history of India.
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Pakistan SC pulls up authorities for failing to stop attack on Hindu temple in Punjab province

The apex court took suo motu notice of the case and ordered the arrest of the culprits, observing that the incident has done serious damage to Pakistan's reputation globally.
The tribal population of Rajasthan has also kept its apprehension aside and is coming forward to get vaccinated against Covid-19. | Photo: Rohit Jain Paras/ThePrint

Pew report tells why Indians don’t assert on pandemics, unemployment, economic exploitation

Religious frameworks do not allow an individual to question the faith. And there is no room for any discussion on the rational aspects of religious philosophies.
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8 in 10 Hindu Indian Americans who identify with caste say they are upper caste: Survey

A new Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Johns Hopkins-SAIS and University of Pennsylvania survey notes caste and political attitudes of Indian Americans.
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What Asian and European travellers wrote about Lord Ram for nearly 1,800 years

On the occasion of Ram Navami, here’s a look at the writings by foreign travelers on the Hindu god and his influence over the last two millennia.

Hindu journalist shot dead in Pakistan by unidentified assailants

Ajay Lalvani, a reporter with Royal News TV channel and Urdu newspaper Daily Puchano, died Thursday after he sustained bullet injuries in stomach, arm and knee.
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Oxford societies claim Rashmi Samant was asked to resign because of views, not religion

Oxford University’s Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality and Hindu Society have denied Samant’s charge that the institution is intolerant towards Hindus.
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Marriage, divorce, adoption — the 5 pleas by a BJP leader in SC that seek uniform civil laws

All 5 petitions were filed last year by BJP leader & lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. In all of them, SC has issued notice, asking relevant govt authorities to respond.
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Hemant Soren’s divide-and-rule Adivasi politics at Harvard is against Birsa Munda’s vision

Jharkhand CM Soren may have played into the hands of modern-day missionaries or possibly acted at the behest of the conversion bogey.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (file photo) | Bloomberg

If anybody can lead EU after Angela Merkel, it’s Super Mario

What gives Italian PM Mario Draghi so much authority is in part his technocratic and diplomatic manner. But it’s also his prior career as an economist.
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Tamil Nadu firm bags Boeing contract to manufacture, supply aviation components

Aerospace Engineers won a long-time contract with the global aerospace giant and deliveries of the parts would begin early next year.

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China sets up new shelters for troops in forward areas near LAC in eastern Ladakh

Sources said the shelters were installed near Tashigong, Manza, Hot Springs and Churup among others, in response to India’s deployment in the region.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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