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The Jat agitation for quotas is back on the streets of Haryana, with additional demands for withdrawal of charges against those booked for the protests last year. The young leader of the Patidar agitation, Hardik Patel, following his long jail term and exile, appears all set for a bigger and more fiery political role, with his plans to campaign for the Shiv Sena in the upcoming Mumbai civic polls, and the Shiv Sena promoting him as its future chief ministerial candidate in Gujarat. 

 
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The project of replacing Pragati Maidan’s structures ignores their significance as cultural artefacts that commemorate and showcase a distinctly Indian approach to problem-solving

 
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The traditional system is past its expiry date and needs complementing with a hybrid, flexible model

 
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Recent days have witnessed a distinct of clash of views. The Jaipur Literature Festival ended with protests and disagreements. Film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked in Jaipur, for allegedly portraying a Rajput queen in his forthcoming film Padmavati.

Recent days have witnessed a distinct of clash of views. The Jaipur Literature Festival ended with protests and disagreements. Film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked in Jaipur, for allegedly portraying a Rajput queen in his forthcoming film Padmavati.

 
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A basic minimum on gender rights should be non-negotiable even in a state with special privileges like Nagaland

 
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Naga women’s claim to economic equality has unsettled its male-dominated tribal bodies
 
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Nothing otherwise explains why the carnival out there does so well. Nothing explains why thousands actually pay more than Rs.20,000 to be a paid delegate (not many are invited delegates). Nothing explains why delegates need to be fed breakfast, lunch and dinner on each of the days of the event. Nothing otherwise explains why wine flows like water, writes Abheek Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.

 
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In the opening scene of Francis Coppola's famous biopic Patton, based on the life of General George S Patton, the General is delivering a speech before the tired soldiers of United States Third Army,

In the opening scene of Francis Coppola's famous biopic Patton, based on the life of General George S Patton, the General is delivering a speech before the tired soldiers of United States Third Army,

 
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INSIDERS AS OUTSIDERS: ESSAYS ON INDIAN WIDOWS AND WIDOWHOOD 

 
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Government must honour practitioners of classicial art forms in their prime.

 


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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 on Wednesday received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence who offered thanks for the rescue of an American hostage, her Canadian husband and three children, the Prime Minister's office said.
 
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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 report delivered by Xi Jinping at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) declared that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era and the CPC has drawn up a two-stage development plan to develop China into a "great modern socialist country" by 2050.
 
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The capture of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria, by U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab troops this week is a crushing blow to the group.
 
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In West Asia, the end of one war paves the way for the next. Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the self-styled Islamic State (IS), has fallen to a coalition of rebels, the Syrian Democratic Forces that is backed by the United States.
 
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On “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”
 
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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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