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Why the number of internally displaced people is at a record high

A new report reveals that the number of people displaced within their own countries by conflict and violence stands at 41.3 million in 2018.
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From Sri Lanka to Kashmir, shutting down social media actually fuels more violence

India has become the world’s most prolific executor of deliberate internet blackouts over the last several years, but that has not curbed violence.

Violence, blasts & EVM glitches mar first round of voting for Lok Sabha

Reports of unrest and irregularities cast a shadow over round one of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

YouTube deliberately evaded warnings, allowed videos with toxic content to run rampant

YouTube’s problem is that it allows nonsense to flourish. And, in some cases, through its artificial intelligence system, it even provides the fuel that lets it spread.
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik | PTI

J&K governor Satya Pal Malik assures proper rehabilitation for militants who shun violence

There is nothing like 'operation all out' and some people are using this wrong term, he said.
Security personnel in Kashmir (representational picture)

Narendra Modi govt simply can’t comprehend the enormity of the problem in Kashmir

Unlike Vajpayee, Narendra Modi’s BJP has shown no inclination for dialogue with Kashmir.
Representational image | SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Horrific Maharashtra cop video shows how the New Dalit is threatening old system

In the shocking video, a Maharashtra policewoman is seen talking about beating up Dalits to vent her ire against them.
West Bengal

As investment vanishes in West Bengal, political workers resort to violence for spoils

People in West Bengal are polarised on the lines of political affiliations and identities.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Rising incidents of vandalism, rioting ‘grave’: Supreme Court

Attorney General Venugopal said the responsibility should lie on concerned officers like Superintendent of Police.
A CRPF personnel in Srinagar | S. Irfan/PTI

Neither bullets nor pellets can resolve Kashmir, India needs to learn from its mistakes

Saifuddin Soz in his book 'Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle' writes that no amount of repression in Kashmir can solve the problem.

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Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.