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A refugee train, Punjab, during Partition | Commons

Why India is home to millions of refugees but doesn’t have a policy for them

Most South Asian countries do not have a national, regional or international policy for the protection of refugees, without officially disclosing why.
Anti-CAA protests at Red Fort

Citizenship law shows tension between BJP’s Hindutva and Modi govt’s economic goal

Having an environment that is not disrupted by social and political tensions is important for business, both domestic and foreign.
The crisis in Myanmar has raised questions about India’s approach to refugees, specifically the 40,000 Rohingya that have entered the country in recent years.

India’s traditional refugee policy shows why it’s unlikely to give Rohingyas sanctuary

Over the years, the Indian government has provided assistance to the likes of Bangladeshis and Afghans fleeing war and persecution, but has created disincentives for them to stay on in India permanently.

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oe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump( Right). | Commons

Salesman Trump has tweets, photo-ops for Indian-Americans. Biden-Harris team has policies

In a recent AAPI Data survey, 65 per cent Indian-Americans said they would vote for Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the upcoming US presidential election. 
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Are people holding on to cash after lockdown? New RBI data seems to suggest so

Data shows a sharp increase in cash holding after the lockdown was imposed in March. The demand for Rs 2,000 notes has surged, say bankers.

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Army chief M M Naravane assesses situation along LoC in North Kashmir

The Army chief, who is on a 2-day J&K visit, also discussed issues concerning the present security situation in the Union Territory with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why India’s triple crisis needs Modi to de-escalate & disengage from divisive politics at home

Covid, China and economy are intense, intertwined crises that need political space and confidence. Responsibility to create them doesn’t lie with opposition.