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A man holds a placard 'No CAB, No NRC' at a protest against the amended citizenship law in old Delhi on 20 December 2019 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint Photo

States going against NRC-NPR should know two wrongs don’t make a right

In attempting to uphold the Constitution of India, state governments such as Kerala, Telengana and Rajasthan must not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

States can checkmate Modi govt on NRC in 3 easy steps: delink, defer, diffuse

States need not refuse NPR updating. They can insist on certain precautions to ensure Census’ sanctity and their own legal obligations are not violated.
People from northeastern states display placards during their protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. | PTI

CAA is a ‘benign’ law, scope for judicial review is limited, Modi govt tells SC

Home ministry’s counter-affidavit in Supreme Court says citizenship falls squarely within the domain of Parliament, and cannot be challenged through PILs.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

From CAA to NRC, India’s high courts are setting higher benchmarks than the Supreme Court

Supreme Court's silence on important matters echoes its Emergency-era behaviour when it crumbled and conformed to the ruling party's diktats.
Protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh holding placards against the CAA, NPR and NRC

Shaheen Bagh protest must end now. Its returns are diminishing and COVID-19 is a real risk

As coronavirus spreads and 12 states reject NPR and NRC, Shaheen Bagh’s women must count their gains, cut their losses and leave.
Amit Shah

As Delhi joins the list, 12 Indian states & UTs now stand in opposition to NPR

The opposition to implementing the NPR in its 2020 format is increasing quickly. Two NDA-led states are also in the list of those against the exercise.
Professor Ashutosh Varshney | File Photo | Twitter

CAA, NRC could render huge numbers of Indian Muslims stateless, says Ashutosh Varshney

At USCIRF hearings, Brown University professor Ashutosh Varshney said the implications of CAA are horrendous and put Indian Muslims in danger of being oppressed.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with Union Home Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah

JD(U) & BJP need each other in Bihar election. So who gains from Nitish Kumar’s NRC move?

An opposition unity coupled with a strong anti-NRC movement in an election year will be the last thing Nitish Kumar would want.

Poll-bound Bihar’s anti-NRC resolution shrewd move by Nitish Kumar to defang adversaries

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Enforcement Directorate.

2 terrorists, one of them Bangladeshi, convicted of terror financing in Burdwan blast case

Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorists found guilty of money laundering to finance a terror module. ED official says it's first conviction in India in terror financing case.

On Camera

Huawei is embroiled in controversy over security concerns in many countries | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Chinese private companies’ investment in India has grown since 2014 — with little scrutiny

From $1.6 billion in 2014, investment from China — mostly by state-controlled private firms now — has likely crossed $26 billion. What does it mean for India’s trade strategy and security?

Jails give Covid-19 parole: Can overstretched govt track prisoners’ movement and behaviour?

Prisons across India have begun to release inmates on parole after the Supreme Court directed to decongest jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Defence

A Pakistan Air Force F-86 Sabre in the Gunsight of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 in the 1965 war. | Photo: Author's collection

‘For just a bloody cannon’: How a MiG-21 nearly took down a PAF Sabre on debut for IAF in 1965

The story of the debut of IAF’s MiG-21 in the 1965 India-Pakistan war and its memorable encounter with Pakistan Air Force's Sabres on 4 September.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.