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It is unfortunate that even though we have a strong government at the Centre, the internal security situation of the country has not shown any marked improvement over what it inherited from the UPA regime.

 

The old saying, “What Bengal thinks today, India will think tomorrow” may not be true. But the communal fires burning in West Bengal will have profound ramifications for national politics.

 

Lahore recently saw the launch of Against all Odds, an account of Lahore’s Government College (GC) as it became a degree-awarding university in 2002.

 

Are governments at the Centre and in States doing enough to curb vigilantism? The question is pertinent. For gau rakshaks are on the prowl, undeterred by citizens’ protests, unmindful of appeals by top constitutional functionaries.

 

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel, I was surprised to see the kind of protests being made by some opposition political leaders.

 

The second global ransomware attack in two months underlines the continuing vulnerability of India to cybercrime and the desperate need for further action on this front by the government.

 

“Oceans are a testing ground for the principle of multilateralism,” United Nations secretary-general António Guterres said at the The Ocean Conference in June.

 

Speaking out against lynchings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did well to assert that nobody has the right to take the law into his own hands and that indulging in violence in the name of ‘gau bhakti’ is against the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.

 

Symbols are, or may become, representations of statements and mindsets when used in politics. They can both energise and enervate. In commerce, they represent a brand which may stand for different attributes.

 

While you were sleeping early Tuesday or counting sheep, TV news anchors were wide-eyed so as to not miss even one air brush between the American President and the Indian Prime Minister. On Monday, News X wanted to know “Hug or Handshake?”; a wakeful and ever watchful CNN News 18 tr(i)ump-hantly counted, “3 hugs and 2 handshakes”.

 


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