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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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks through video conferencing during an event in New Delhi on 20 October 2021 | PTI

100 cr vaccine feat example of what can be achieved if people & govt come together: Narendra Modi

The journey from anxiety to assurance has happened and our nation has emerged stronger, thanks to the world’s largest vaccination drive, writes PM Narendra Modi.
Representative image | A bottle of rice bran oil | Commons

Govt’s plan to tackle edible oil price rise: Push for domestic rice bran oil production

India is witnessing record-high inflation in edible oil prices. Food Secretary says country can produce up to 18-19 lakh tonnes of rice bran oil, up from current 11 LT.

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BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | Representational image| Photo: ANI

India among few countries developing hypersonic missiles, US Congressional report says

According to the report, India collaborated with Russia to develop BrahMos II and is reportedly developing an indigenous, dual-capable hypersonic cruise missile.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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