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Kejriwal challenges Amit Shah for open debate and Modicare offers a ‘sweet’ promise to people

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The Left retains control of JNU student union, wins all four central panel posts

RSS affiliate ABVP stood second, while the NSUI, the Congress' student wing, failed to make a mark.
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In midnight ruckus, counting of votes in JNU stalled for more than 10 hours

ABVP has denied any role in the attack, but alleged that counting was started without informing them.
Atishi Marlena and Sucheta De with CYSS and AISA leaders releasing the joint manifesto of CYSS-AISA | Nikhil Rampal/ThePrint

All India Students’ Association wants CCTV cameras in DU, not in JNU

According to the manifesto released by AISA and AAP’s student wing for DUSU polls, CCTV cameras are essential to control ‘hooliganism in the varsity’.
Police personnel stand on vigil at the residence of poet and social activist Varavara Rao | PTI

Letters show ‘links between activists and Maoists’, say Maharashtra Police

The letters, however, do not seem to mention the full names of the activists and use only first names or abbreviations.
File image of Umar Khalid | Facebook

I’m a Muslim and a leftist, but I’m also a citizen of this country, says Umar Khalid

We have an ideology which talks about one nation, one religion, one culture, one idea - and whatever doesn't fit into that has to be physically eliminated, said Khalid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-0F6R0Ktbo Also read: Being a Muslim in India today is a disadvantage, says Umar Khalid  
Umar Khalid | ThePrint.in

Being a Muslim in India today is a disadvantage, says Umar Khalid

Says he’s more than just a Muslim, accuses those in power and even opposition to ‘some extent’ of having normalised violence. 
File image of Umar Khalid | Facebook

It wasn’t the gun that targeted Umar Khalid, but the relentless state campaign

'JNU type' isn’t an unfamiliar catchphrase, we hear it every time someone speaks of human rights.

This is what Delhi Police know about the man who tried to shoot at Umar Khalid

Police say suspect was wearing a brown cap and a white shirt, dodged three-layer security, barely 2 km from the Parliament.
File photo of Umar Khalid | Umar Khalid/Facebook

JNU student leader Umar Khalid escapes unhurt after he’s shot at

Umar Khalid was attending an event titled 'Khauff Se Azaadi', organised by the association, 'United Against Hate'.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.