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Viral video of woman’s molestation isn’t from Kerala, but Andhra, and is 3 years old

Social media users have shared the video, claiming the victim is Hindu and such incidents happen regularly in Kerala because the community is in ‘minority’.
Representational image. Ganesh Chaturthi. | Photo: Flickr

Yediyurappa govt reverses Ganesh Chaturthi order, allows low-key celebrations

Days after it banned all Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, the Karnataka government overturned its order. The move came after requests from Hindu groups.
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Fugitive Nithyananda ready with ‘Hindu Reserve Bank of Kailasa’, launch on Ganesh Chaturthi

Rape-accused fugitive godman Nithyananda has in a video announced that 'his country' Kailasa has signed MoU with another country that will host the ‘Hindu Investment and Reserve Bank’.
Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
File photo of Chandra Shekhar at his Bhondsi farmhouse | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Chandra Shekhar had ‘solved’ Ayodhya issue. But ‘petty’ Rajiv Gandhi brought his govt down

In ‘Chandra Shekhar’, Roderick Matthews writes about how the former PM had threatened to shoot anyone who touched ‘that mosque’, and even if 500 sadhus died, they would go to heaven.
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.
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Youth becomes first Hindu to join Pakistan Air Force

Rahul Dev, who is from Sindh, has been recruited as a General Duty Pilot Officer, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a tweet.
File photo | Ranbir Kapoor leaves after attending the funeral of actor Rishi Kapoor, at the Chandanwadi Cremation Center in Mumbai, 30 April 30, 2020 | PTI

There’s something common in reactions to Ranbir Kapoor’s jeans, Brexit and Khan Market gang

Ranbir Kapoor recently received flak for wearing ripped jeans to his father Rishi Kapoor’s cremation. The criticism was also a window into the many Indias.
Muslim neighbours carry Rajendra Bagari's body to the cremation ground in Jaipur. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

‘It was the least we could do’: When Muslims shouldered a Hindu neighbour’s bier in Jaipur

Rajendra Bagari’s relatives couldn’t come to carry his bier in Jaipur due to the lockdown. So his Muslim neighbours stepped in.
People try to salvage what they can from the destroyed property in Shiv Vihar | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Anger towards ‘other side’ echoes in Hindu-dominated areas of riot-hit Northeast Delhi

Mobs allegedly torched shops, used a school roof to hurl stones and petrol bombs. Gunshot survivor says relationships have been ‘forever damaged’.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

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Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.