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The classification of the Muslim community as a minority in the national perspective, is undisputed. However, what happens when this community forms the majority population in a State?

 
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I was in school when I first started associating danger with skin colour. My friends and I had been told by a parent to not go near strangers, who our imagination coloured in darker hues.
 
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The government, civil society, NGOs, disability rights organisations, mass media, academicians and intellectuals have to work together to make Bangladesh accessible, inclusive and a better place for persons with disabilities, writes Muhammad Ubaidul Haque for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Successive governments — especially state governments — have miserably failed to look after the children of India.

 
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Social media was all aflutter recently after Mira Rajput, the wife of actor Shahid Kapoor extolled the virtues of being a stay-at-home mother. She said that her child was not like a puppy that could be left at home and that she did not want to spend just one hour a day with her. What’s with all the canine analogies these days, first the PM says he feels pain when a puppy is run over and now we have the erudite Ms Rajput rabbiting on about puppies. But I digress.

 
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Two decades ago India was considered a hotspot and emerging centre of the world’s HIV epidemic. Since then, India has made tremendous progress in controlling HIV. 

 
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A culture that normalises stalking is one that draws artificial lines, discourages dialogue

 
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THE turmoil in the student world in India since January 2016 provides a grim warning of the dangers posed to democracy when students fall prey to extremist politics and resort to violence to silence dissent.

 
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In stark contrast to worldwide trends, women in India are being forced out of the workforce

 
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For rape victims, the compensation in most states is from Rs 0- Rs 50,000. But in Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and UTs it is Rs 1 lakh or above. Goa provides an exceptional amount of Rs 10 lakh for rape victims.   

 


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spotlight image Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
 
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Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that military dictatorship always halted progress in the country. The Prime Minister, who was in Karachi on a day-long visit, was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the Pakistan International Bulk Terminal at Port Qasim.
 
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Ruskin Bond’s first novel ‘Room on the Roof’ describes in vivid detail how life in the hills around Dehradun used to be. Bond, who is based in Landour, Mussoorie, since 1963, captured the imagination of countless readers as he painted a picture of an era gone by.
 
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India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
 
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Braid-chopping incidents have added to the already piled up anxieties of Kashmiris. Once again they are out on the streets, to give vent to their anger. A few persons, believed to be braid-choppers were caught hold by irate mobs at various places. They were beaten to pulp.
 
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The upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has captured world attention. French newspaper Le Monde on Sunday published a front page article headlined "China, the rise of the great power" in Chinese characters and carried eight pages on the topic, the epitome of Western reporting on the 19th CPC
 
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In a move lauded worldwide, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud recently issued a royal decree allowing women to obtain driving licences.
 
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Recently, United States President Donald Trump kicked the onus of the US backing out of the Iran nuclear deal to the US Congress. The question is how we interpret this technically, in terms of domestic politics and in terms of geopolitics.
 
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It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.
 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...

 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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