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The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
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Dear Taslima Nasreen, God has no KRAs and will survive coronavirus pandemic

Rationalists question people who believe in God in these times. But pandemics, famines, wars have only reinforced religion. COVID-19 will too.
Taslima Nasreen

25 yrs ago, today I lost my home Bangladesh. Language is my only country now: Taslima Nasreen

During her long exile, Taslima Nasreen’s parents, brothers, grandmother, aunts, uncles and teachers have grown old and died in Bangladesh. And she couldn’t say goodbye.
Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen gets one-year extension on Indian residence permit

The home ministry extended controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's Indian residence permit to a year from three months after she appealed to Home Minister Amit Shah.
Taslima Nasreen

Expected easy stay under Modi govt, shocked I may soon be homeless, says Taslima Nasreen

In exile since 1994, Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen recently given a 3-month residence permit by India despite her request for 5-year permission.

Taslima Nasreen’s views echo eugenicists who favour genetic cleansing for racial supremacy

Taslima Nasreen’s tweet exposes her profoundly conservative worldview, which is a far cry from women’s or human rights.
Pedestrians walk past stalls selling food outside the Jama Masjid | Sanjit Das | Bloomberg

This Ramazan, don’t force fasting or eating. Quran says there is no compulsion in religion

Fasting, roza, namaz are all private choices and not enforceable. But countries like UAE and Bangladesh don’t seem to get the message.
The book 'Split' and Taslima Nasreen

People thought that the BJP had paid me money to write a book: Taslima Nasreen

In this excerpt from 'Split', which was once banned in Bengal, Taslima Nasreen talks about the response she received for her book Lajja and the impact of BJP translating it.
Protest against the release of film Padmaavat

The madness around ‘Padmaavat’ is like the fire that starts when you criticise the Quran

The madness around Padmaavat is similar to the fire that starts if someone criticises the Quran or critiques Islam.
Sheikh Haseena

प्रिय शेख हसीना, रोहिंग्या अगर हिंदू या बौद्ध होते तो क्या आप उन्हें शरण देतीं?

'आप रोहिंग्याओं के लिए आंसू बहा चुकी हैं लेकिन आपने मुझे शरणार्थी बना दिया. पिछले 24 साल से मैं एक देश से दूसरे देश भटक रही हूं.'

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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.