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File image of Ashwini Kumar Upadhyaya | PTI

This BJP leader is the uncrowned king of ‘political interest litigation’

Ashwini Kumar Upadhyaya has filed PILs on issues that are on top of his party’s agenda — such as yoga, Vande Mataram and nikah halala.
Muslim women

Nikah halala: Is it rape or religion?

As the Centre prepares to file its response on the matter in court, the community finds itself wading through several interpretations.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad responds to Rahul Gandhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

In exchange of letters, govt seeks Congress support to pass bills on women empowerment

For women empowerment, govt seeks Congress support on bills like instant triple talaq and nikah halala, besides reservation.
A picture of a Muslim woman in a veil

When it comes to ‘saving’ Muslim women, the Sangh is unrelenting

he BJP or the RSS have petitioned or intervened in at least three matters concerning Muslim women in various courts. The apex court said it would not touch the two issues just yet.
Illustration by ThePrint Team

TalkPoint: After triple talaq, court moves to nikah halala, polygamy – is India selectively targeting one community for reform?

Experts weigh in on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on the Muslim practices of polygamy and nikah halala so soon after triple talaq.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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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.