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Govt panel to sell off Rs 3,000 crore properties of those who migrated to Pakistan, China

The move to set up a panel comes nearly two years after Parliament amended the Enemy Property Act.
Representational Image | Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg News

Domestic migration makes people sadder and less calm, finds study

Domestic migration in developing countries such as India and Pakistan primarily involves rural inhabitants leaving for urban centres in search of jobs
Tibetan children point to places in India where they lived as refugees | John Moore/Getty Images

Displacements and denouements: Who are the Indians seeking asylum?

Most asylum requests from India appear to come from Punjab, Haryana, and Gujarat.
People wait to check their names on the final draft NRC in Assam | PTI

NRC shows Supreme Court has made a messy issue messier

Supreme Court’s direction to update the NRC while recognising that questions involved need to be settled by a larger bench is baffling.
CEA Arvind Subramanian with MP Rajeev Gowda (center) and Chinmay Tumbe (left) | Manisha Mondal / ThePrint

CEA Subramanian says current discourse over immigration has left his children ‘scared’ in the US

Suggests that the country is no longer welcoming of migrants, calls for active policymaking on migration within India.
File image of US First Lady Melania Trump

Melania Trump visits detained children and Israel PM’s wife charged with fraud

TIME magazine's latest edition calls out to Donald Trump and 100,000 Chinese tourists visit in Russia for World Cup.
People bathing near Assi Ghat, Varanasi

Gods are abundant in Modi’s Varanasi, but money and jobs aren’t

Many of the young men who came of age in the wake of India’s economic liberalisation now find that the opportunities and lifestyles represented on the internet and television linger just beyond their reach.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.