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MHA asks states to take action against those harassing people from Northeast over COVID-19

The Union Home Ministry's communication comes a day after a Manipuri woman alleged that an man spat on her and called her 'corona' in Vijay Nagar, New Delhi.
File photo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul | OfficialHardikPandya/Facebook

On International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a look at our own racism

From Bollywood to everyday life, India does not fare well when it comes to racially discriminating people based on skin tone and features.
Kiren Rijiju

Advisory issued over racial remarks against Northeast Indians in wake of coronavirus

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said the racial remarks are a consequences of cultural ignorance, prejudice & lack of understanding.
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane

Army will pull forces out of internal security duties in Northeast: Gen MM Naravane

Working on a plan for the next 18-24 months on how to draw down regular forces from security duties in Northeast, Army Chief General M.M. Naravane says.
Assam protests against CAA

Assam is my identity, Islam a personal belief. Don’t let India communalise an ethnic struggle

Assam’s citizenship protests are in no way illiberal or about Hindus and Muslims. We have been taking in refugees for centuries.
Protesters gather to defy curfew and protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Guwahati | PTI

Assam’s old 1970s fury back with Citizenship Act. This time for a new, young generation

With massive opposition to the Citizenship Act, Assam is again feeling alienated and wronged by New Delhi.
College students raise slogans in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during a strike in Guwahati | PTI

Modi’s CAB proves that concerns & fears of northeast people don’t matter in Indian politics

Northeast is burning because people know that there's no mechanism to protect the identity of the indigenous population.
Narendra Modi in traditional Nagaland headgear | Twitter

How Modi, Shah have shred Vajpayee & Jana Sangh’s principled opposition to ILP in Northeast

Vajpayee & Jana Sangh fought Nehru for quarantining fellow Indians in Northeast under Inner Line Permit. Their successors have strengthened & expanded it.
Security personnel fire in the air during a protest march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, at Bokel, in Dibrugarh on 11 December

Govt deploys 5,000 paramilitary personnel in Northeast as citizenship bill protests continue

Fifty companies were airlifted to the Northeastern states to maintain law and order. Around 2,000 personnel were deployed from Kashmir.
A protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, Tuesday | PTI

CAB protests a battle for India – either we are a secular state or we aren’t India at all

With the Citizenship Bill we cross the Rubicon, from a secular state to a ‘secular’ state. Everyone who believed in the idea of India must stand up.

On Camera

Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.