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Thai govt likely to get more aggressive to end anti-monarchy protests, but that could backfire

Though insulting the Thai royal family is punishable by law, criticisms started on social media and then on the streets, and PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha is struggling to shut it down.
Students protest against unemployment at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi Thursday | Photo: ANI

Yogi says UP govt will fill up vacant posts after huge student protests on unemployment

Students have demanded action against rising unemployment, and CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered officials to start recruitment in 3 months, appoint people in 6.
Kerala High Court | Wikimedia COmmons

Kerala High Court bans all student-led agitations in college, school campuses

Noting that educational institutions are not for protests, the HC said no one has the right to violate the fundamental rights of other students.
Former Delhi LG Najeeb Jung | ThePrint

Students upset with Modi govt since Vemula suicide, economy & CAA added fuel: Najeeb Jung

Speaking to ThePrint, former Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung says the anti-CAA protests are secular so far and should remain so.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The one taboo word that Amit Shah and Narendra Modi supporters hate today

Even though India was built on it, if you say this word in Mumbai or JNU or in protests, you are called anti-India and anti-national.
Fire at Uluberia Station in Howrah district last Friday | Photo: PTI

Railways suffered Rs 84 crore worth property damage in anti-CAA and NRC protests in Bengal

The Railway went to the Calcutta High Court regarding huge losses incurred between December 13-14 in protests related violence in West Bengal.

Modi-Shah’s BJP govt has failed India’s youth and is now stuck fighting them

Six months after returning to power with a huge mandate, Modi govt is losing the youth — its most ardent voters who are now pessimistic, hopeless and even angry.
A student holds up a 'Free Kashmir' poster at a protest in St. Stephen's college, New Delhi. | Twitter

Delhi Police likely to act against student holding Kashmir poster at St Stephen’s protest

The woman was seen holding a poster that says ‘Kashmir Aazad Karo’ during a protest at St Stephen’s college against JNU violence, CAA.
Yogendra Yadav with others at Jawaharlal Nehru University | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Why I didn’t call myself a JNU-ite for 37 yrs. But now something has changed: Yogendra Yadav

Even though I carried a jhola and had a beard, I didn’t associate with Left politics in JNU. Then a desperate Modi regime zeroed in on the university.
Protests outside Jamia Millia University on 16 December in New Delhi

Jamia clarifies no student died from injuries sustained during CAA protest violence

Following the violence of 15 December, word about a student dying in a hospital had spread. However, the hospital said one person had died from chicken pox.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.