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Never mind the title, ‘The Most Dangerous Place’ is an absorbing read

Srinath Raghavan’s broad and detailed swathe of the US-South Asia relationship beautifully brings out the inherent contradiction in the heart of US policy.
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Not just Pranab Mukherjee, Mahatma Gandhi and Abdul Kalam too attended RSS events

From Mahatma Gandhi to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the RSS has continuously invited leaders of different affiliations to address its events in its 93-old history.
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RSS rallied behind Rajiv Gandhi’s bid for PM’s chair after Indira’s assassination: Book

In ‘Ballots: Ten Episodes That Have Shaped India’s Democracy’, journalist Rasheed Kidwai outlines the spirit of bipartisanship that followed Indira Gandhi’s murder by extremists. An excerpt:
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Yes, Congressmen Nehru, Malviya did meet Bhagat Singh, others in jail

Nehru even piloted a resolution in Congress session expressing admiration for Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, and slamming their execution as an act of ‘wanton vengeance’.
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Modi seeks Sonia, Rahul’s advice on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary events

PM has called a meeting of CMs of BJP ruled states Wednesday; leaders across party lines have been invited to share their views as well.
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Students in Canada cannot fix racism by removing Mahatma Gandhi’s statue

While there seems to be proof of Gandhi’s anti-black racism, as of now, there is no conclusive evidence to suggest he was a misogynist or responsible for strengthening India’s horrid caste system.
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Last Laughs: The pursuit of Ambedkar and damage control after Unnao, Kathua

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
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What would have happened to Mahatma Gandhi in the times of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook?

The artists and revolutionaries, scientists and poets, will break through the firewalls created by technocrats to control the world.
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Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi does not care about election season as politicians have forsaken them

Residents say there has been hardly any development, and there’s a total lack of employment opportunities nearby, forcing people to leave the country.
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When Mahatma Gandhi justified the stopping of a cricket match

Mahatma Gandhi was once asked if a cricket tournament should be allowed to go on and his answer showed how why he ended up influencing the sport at the time.

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Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

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Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.