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Lessons from Maharashtra teacher on maths of happiness, and a new ‘wedding priest’ in UP

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The parents of Uwais Ahmed, the first person to be arrested under the UP anti-conversion law, say he is innocent | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Hindu families seek ‘justice’, Muslims bereft – UP ‘love jihad’ law has Bareilly in frenzy

The first arrest under UP's anti-conversion law has been made in Bareilly. Police say people have been approaching them with old cases, seeking action under the law.
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UP interfaith couple, stopped by police from getting married, will now seek DM’s approval

Couple’s families say they consented to the marriage but had no idea about the provisions in the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance passed recently.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi with Rahul Gandhi during a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi | Atul Yadav | PTI File Photo

Why Sonia, Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi have not said a word on Yogi govt’s ‘love jihad’ law

Sonia & Rahul Gandhi are yet to speak on UP govt’s ‘love jihad’ law even as several Congress leaders, including Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, Siddaramaiah, have spoken against it.

Uttar Pradesh Police makes first arrest under new ‘love jihad’ law

UP Police arrested 21-year-old Muslim man Uwais Ahmed for allegedly trying to forcibly convert a Hindu girl.
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Uttar Pradesh Police registers first case under new law against ‘love jihad’

The case was registered by a resident of Bareilly who accused a Muslim man of trying to forcibly convert his daughter and also for threatening to kill her.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister addressing an event at Agar Malwa on 22 November | Twitter | @ChouhanShivraj

After ‘love jihad’, Madhya Pradesh govt targets missionaries, rakes up ‘Christian conversions’

Addressing two events in tribal-dominated Umaria and Badwani districts this week, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan alleged forced conversion of tribals to Christianity.
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Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel gives nod to new anti-conversion ordinance

CM Yogi Adityanath-led government had earlier approved the draft ordinance to curb forcible religious conversions, which can now land violators in jail for 10 years.
File image of Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij at the Haryana Police headquarters in Panchkula | Photo: ANI

Haryana govt sets up 3-member committee to draft law against ‘love jihad’

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said that the committee will also study laws enacted by other states on the issue.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

What UP govt’s new anti-conversion law says, and origin of ‘love jihad’

In episode 626 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about the 'love jihad' law in UP and how it compares to other anti-conversion laws in other states.

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Your brain has an in-built bias. It blocks out contradictory facts

Given the complexity of the world around you, your brain cuts a few corners to help process complex information quickly.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds a press conference in New Delhi on 12 November, 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Economy reflating faster than expected, pent up demand not the only factor, says Sitharaman

The Finance Minister said the current reflation is sustainable and consistent GST collections for two months and industry expansion plans indicate additional demand in the economy

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Why Army wants a new Deputy Chief and Director General at its headquarters

Idea for a Deputy Chief (Strategy) came about during the Doklam crisis when it was felt the Army Headquarters needed closer and direct coordination between its verticals.
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Thatcher or Anna moment? Why Modi’s choice on farmers’ protest will shape future politics

Modi can retreat like Manmohan Singh did under pressure from the Anna Hazare movement, or push farm reforms in Margaret Thatcher's style.