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‘Urban Naxals’, religious conversion dominate IIT sessions on tribals under govt campaign

Webinars organised under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan meant for rural and tribal development have featured numerous speakers allegedly propounding the RSS line.

Individuals & ‘urban Maoists’ terrorists under UAPA: Will it unleash new witch hunt?

The Lok Sabha has passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, which seeks to designate individuals, not just groups, as terrorists.
Supreme Court lawyer Indra Jaising at her residence during a raid by the CBI, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 11, 2019. The CBI raided Delhi and Mumbai homes of the Supreme Court lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover for alleged violation of foreign funding rules for their Delhi-based NGO, Lawyers Collective | PTI Photo

Speak against Modi govt’s revenge on activists before there is no one left to speak for us

Human rights defenders keep the flame of our Constitution alive. Right now, it is flickering, writes Shashi Tharoor.
Vivek Agnihotri | Facebook

Tashkent Files answers where Right-wing Twitter warrior Vivek Agnihotri is going next

After abusing liberals as part of his ‘urban Naxal’ project and filling young minds with propaganda, Vivek Agnihotri returns with an effective thriller.
Bhima-Koregaon Victory Pillar

A year after Bhima-Koregaon clashes, here’s why the Maharashtra village erupted

Bhima-Koregaon was the site of clashes on 1 January 2018, the 200th anniversary of a battle where a British army comprising Dalits beat one led by Brahmin Peshwa.
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The 12 controversies that Indian Twitterati loved in 2018

From ‘Lady Doritos’ to fitness challenges, from ‘Urban Naxals’ to ‘bird droppings’, here are 12 controversies that set Twitter alight in the year gone by.
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I’m a dump of shrunken flesh & dried bones, says Delhi Univ prof in jail for Maoist links

Wife of Saibaba, a former DU professor serving a life sentence for ‘Naxal links’, has alleged ill-treatment in Nagpur jail. Authorities deny allegation.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee

Urban Naxal is the new enemy & ‘Useful Idiot’ BJP needs for 2019

BJP needs to seek a vote against 'somebody'. Adding Maoists to Muslims, the 'tukde-tukde' thread will tie in nicely for 2019.

The black money strike that missed its mark and VIP lanes on highways

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

‘Urban Naxals’ as India’s astronauts, and the failure of demonetisation

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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.