Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicNational Register for Citizens

Topic: National Register for Citizens

Two setbacks to Modi government that don’t even look like setbacks

It is quite a big deal that the Modi government has had to press the red light on CAA and farm laws.

As India becomes de facto Hindu Rashtra, BJP looks for new ways to polarise voters

The opposition’s surrender to Hindutva has only raised the bar for what can polarise voters. Enter NRC and CAB.

Will Citizenship Bill create havoc in northeast rife with ethnic violence for decades?

The Union cabinet Wednesday cleared the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Modi govt laying the ground for pan-India NCR with National Population Register

The Centre intends to create the National Population Register (NPR) by 2020 which will be a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident, including biometric and demographic details.

RSS sees ‘distinct pattern’ in attacks on Hindus, gets VHP to launch nationwide campaign

Sangh Parivar wants the awareness campaign to highlight the changing demographic composition of the country.

On Camera


Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.