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Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon in posters of Panipat | Facebook

Panipat was a bloody military debacle for Marathas. Will patriotism-high India see the film?

Panipat, releasing 6 December, the day Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya, is about battle that Amit Shah said ‘paved way for foreigners to enter India’.
Vadhu Budruk village

Village at centre of Bhima-Koregaon violence is peaceful, but uneasy

Since clashes over a piece of history involving Dalits and Marathas, the village of Vadhu Budruk has lived under constant police presence. 
Devendra Fadnavis

16% quota for Marathas gets unanimous thumbs-up from Maharashtra assembly

Bill specifies that new quota will not affect the 52 per cent reservation existing for OBCs, SCs, STs and others. Move comes 5 months ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

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File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
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.