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PM Narendra Modi welcomed by his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina at the Dhaka airport, on 26 March 2021 | Twitter/@@PMOIndia

Govt, media, opposition — Bangladesh can teach India how to handle hate crimes

When violence broke out against Hindus during Durga Puja in Bangladesh, PM Sheikh Hasina, ruling party, media and opposition spoke in one voice to condemn it.
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina | Photo: ANI

India must take strong view of attack on Hindus but not with an ‘anti-Bangladesh’ mindset

Hindus in Bangladesh as well as the small group of pro-democracy civil society leaders are the best guarantee for an India-friendly neighbour in the East. Don't let them quit.
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Puja pandals, temples attacked in Bangladesh over ‘besmirching’ of Quran, govt promises action

The attacks followed communal tension in Chattogram over an alleged incident of besmirching the Quran. Ruling Awami League leader said those involved won’t be spared.
Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati with devotees at the Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Yati Narsinghanand doesn’t speak for Hindus. Hinduism is all about inclusivity, not hatred

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Muslims can’t use liberal arguments to justify communalism on the cow slaughter issue

Cows have always been a sensitive subject. And their slaughter was banned during Mughal rule too.
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Hinduphobia or battle against bigotry? ‘Dismantling global Hindutva’ seminar sparks controversy

Online conference is being organised by a group of academics who wish to stay anonymous. The event will feature Indian academics, journalists and activists.
File photo | A caravan of refugees pass during Partition | Saktishree DM/Flickr

There’s Indian amnesia about those behind Partition. It’s time to call out the Ashrāfs

Those killed and uprooted had not asked for Partition. And yet there is an amnesia in India about who asked for it.
File image of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath | PTI

The art of conjuring realities – How the BJP gets Hindus to believe ‘love jihad’ story

In ‘The Art of Conjuring Alternate Realities’, Shivam Shankar Singh and Anand Venkatanarayanan write how political parties, godmen, nation-states manipulate our thoughts.
Jawaharlal Nehru, July 1957 | Flickr

India’s textbooks were written with Nehru in mind. It rejected the past

In ‘The Great Hindu Civilisation’, former diplomat and Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Varma writes that India’s history books made little mention of great Hindu kings like Krishnadevaraya or of Raja Chola I.
PM Narendra Modi along with other participants performs yoga during the 5th International Day of Yoga in Ranchi

Only 7% Indians do yoga daily, 62% Hindus don’t practise it all, Pew survey says

According to a survey by Pew Research Center, Jains and Sikhs are more likely to practise yoga than those from other religious groups, including Hindus.

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If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.
File image of Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Entertainment Enterprises | Scott Eells/Bloomberg

How Subhash Chandra is fighting to keep control of his media empire

The 70-year-old tycoon risks losing control just as Zee’s prospects are looking up. The media mogul is looking for ways to raise his family’s shareholding.

Defence

A soldier at the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh | Nirmal Poddar | ThePrint

As tensions with China continue, beefed-up Mountain Strike Corps reaches Arunachal for exercise

The exercise will see use of various IAF assets and integrated operations with a focus on springing offensive capabilities in short period of time.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.
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