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Citizenship Bill & PRC: BJP’s identity politics in NE a self-goal or will polarisation help?

BJP-ruled Arunachal Pradesh is witnessing heightened protests after a government panel recommended granting PRC to members of six non-native communities.
Protestors clash with police after they stopped a train at Nala Sopara during a protest over Pulwama terror attack at Palghar

Protesters block rail tracks, shops shut in Mumbai in wake of Pulwama attack

Shops were shut in protest and schools held prayer meets in several parts of Mumbai as a mark of respect to the CRPF personnel who were killed on Thursday.
JNU protest

Young Indians have inherited the anger of their forefathers, and it isn’t going anywhere

While angry young men of the 1970s ranted about opportunities that eluded them, youth in the 2000s were aware that society and politics needed an overhaul.
Protests in Sabarimala temple in Kerala | PTI

Two women begin trekking up Sabarimala hill even as devotees continue to stage strong protests

If the two women succeed, they would be the first women from the menstruating age group to visit the Sabarimala temple after the SC verdict.
Jagannath temple

9 policemen injured in protests over queue system in Jagannath Temple

Sri Jagannath Sena had called for bandh in Puri soon after the queue system was introduced Monday in the temple on trial basis. Puri: Nine policemen were injured as violence broke out here Wednesday during a 12-hour bandh called by a socio-cultural organisation protesting introduction of a queue system for devotees visiting the Jagannath Temple, the police said. The dawn-to-dusk shutdown in the seaside town called by Sri Jagannath Sena turned violent as a mob barged into the 12th century shrine, uprooted barricades erected on Baisi Pahacha and near Singhadwara and ransacked the office of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), they said. The protesters ransacked a police outpost and an information centre near the Singhadwara as well as the town police station, besides burning tyres and indulging in stone pelting, they said. While around nine police personnel were injured in stone pelting, many structures suffered extensive damage in the mob attack, prompting the police...
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina | Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Sheikh Hasina must not repeat her father’s mistakes & allow armed party goons in Bangladesh

The self-confidence of the Bangladesh govt has obviously fallen, which is why they are now fearing students and a photographer’s camera.
A policeman directs pilgrims at the Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra to be suspended in view of protests in support of article 35A

A police official said the yatra was suspended from Jammu as a precautionary measure in view of the strike called by the Joint Resistance Leadership.
File image of Imran Khan in a rally | PTI

As parties cry foul, Pakistan’s election commission refutes allegations of ‘rigging’

The pace at which votes have been counted has fuelled the rigging allegations.
Jantar Mantar

Complete ban on protests at Jantar Mantar not viable: Supreme Court

The apex court directed the Centre to frame guidelines on granting permissions to hold protests in Jantar Mantar and Boat Club.
Destinations where overtourism has reached disruptive proportions include Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Dubrovnik, Kyoto, Berlin, Bali and Reykjavik.

From Paris to Bali, unhappy locals begin battle against ‘overtourism’

While tourists want to 'live like a local', residents feel their home towns are vanishing beneath souvenir shops and rowdy bars. 

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.