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22 September, 2021

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Mysore Temple Demolition Puts Karnataka BJP Government In A Fix

Mysore Temple Demolition Puts Karnataka BJP Government In A Fix

22 September, 2021 Ajay Sukumaran

Hindu groups target Basavaraj Bommai government over implementation of Supreme Court order to raze illegal buildings.


Song Sung Blue: Why Babul Supriyo Came Out Of Retirement To Join Mamata’s Trinamool

Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo further dents BJP in West Bengal after the humbling assembly polls loss.

Is Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur Next In Line To Face The Axe?

Is Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur Next In Line To Face The Axe?

22 September, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Union minister Anurag Thakur’s frequent visits to home state fuel speculations about possible change of guard before assembly polls next year.


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15 September, 2021

Rained Out And Dried Out In Odisha

Sandeep Sahu

Odisha’s farming takes a hit under a spell of extreme weather as drought and heavy rain keep farmers away from their fields


15 September, 2021

A Patel Over Rupani: A Safer Bet in Gujarat?

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Jain to Patidar. Was caste a decisive factor in the BJP’s choice for CM during the recent change of guard in Gujarat?


15 September, 2021

Cattle Bone Slur On Idli, Dosa Batter

Ajay Sukumaran

Packaged food firm reports cybercrime police over allegations of using animal products in its readymix ingredients


08 September, 2021

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08 September, 2021

Suicide? Murder? Accident? A Corpse…And A Forest Of Theories

Sandeep Sahu

How did Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, a young forest officer in Odisha’s Paralakhemundi, end up with 90 per cent burns? Hints of marital discord—and denials—fly in the air with the ashes.


08 September, 2021

Shiva And Allah Share A Sugarcane In Muzaffarnagar

Jayanta Bhattacharya

Why did Rakesh Tikait revive his father’s secular slogan? Because reversing the effects of the 2013 riots on western UP’s politics is key to forging a united farmers’ front.


01 September, 2021

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01 September, 2021

Angry Farmers Sow The Whirlwind In Stormy Uttar Pradesh

Lola Nayar

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 5, is the new dateline of protest. A mahapanchayat, with participants from across states, will be the start of a campaign that’s going rural in UP.


01 September, 2021

Horror At ­Chamundi Hill

Ajay Sukumaran

Mysore is jolted by two violent crimes in quick succession: a shooting at a jewellery store that killed one, and the gang-rape of a college student.


01 September, 2021

Odisha’s Narco Problem: Sugar Goes Brown In Balasore

Sandeep Sahu

Marijuana may be local, but drug cartels are now using women and children, even BTech students, to ship in harder drugs from Bengal. The ‘Hunt for White Spider’ is on.


25 August, 2021

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25 August, 2021

BJP And Congress On The Same Side? Yes, It Happens In Odisha

Sandeep Sahu

Both national parties see red as Naveen Patnaik changes the rules for counting of votes in panchayat polls. One side fears ‘rigging’, the other a domino effect.


25 August, 2021

‘I Can’t Be A Mute Spectator To KCR’s Misrule’

M.S. Shanker

YSR Congress Telangana leader Y.S. Sharmila tells M.S. Shanker that her party will storm to power in the 2023 assembly polls. Excerpts:


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Youngsters stand in a queue to receive a dose of Covid-19 vaccine during a special vaccination drive for teachers and students in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Youngsters pay tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh during his 114th birth anniversary celebration, at Shaheed Bhagat Singh chowk in Patiala.

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Union Ministers Bhupendra Yadav, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Anurag Thakur come out after meeting Election Commission, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

A medic prepares Covid-19 vaccine to administer to a beneficiary during a special vaccination drive for teachers and students in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Kunal Patil

Congress women activists stage an agitation demanding speedy punishments to rapists, in Thane.

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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?

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Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

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Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Oct 04, 2021 Amandeep Sandhu

Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

The concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution to combat air pollution.

Oct 04, 2021 Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

A comprehensive count can be helpful in deciding categorical revisions and inclusion/exclusion of castes/communities in deciding reservations and redistributive policies on a scientific basis.

Oct 04, 2021 Khalid Anis Ansari

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.

Oct 04, 2021 Sajjan Kumar