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Passport verification in J&K now involves ‘informal interviews’ at police stations

Police officers say the process hasn't been changed, but this step was introduced because they couldn't contact people under the communication lockdown.
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‘Bid to defame me’ — Medha Patkar says she applied for passport after acquittal in cases

Activist Medha Patkar was sent show-cause notice by Regional Passport Office, Mumbai, on 18 October, asking for explanation on pending criminal cases against her.
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Lucknow passport officer transferred for ‘humiliating’ interfaith couple

In a series of tweets to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the couple had shared their harrowing experience.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.