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Wild rumours, lynchings and India's missing children

Rumours of child abduction spread over social networking sites are getting innocent people killed in different parts of rural India, creating serious law and order problems for police and raising questions over the effectiveness of law-enforcement machinery in India’s vast hinterland.

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Examining India’s foreign policy choices

When Shivshankar Menon was appointed foreign secretary in 2006 by the Manmohan Singh government, 15 officers senior to him were overlooked. 

Demonetisation may hurt BJP prospects in polls in states

The November 8 announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare 1000 and 500 rupee currency invalid was billed as an economic step to eliminate 'black' money, stop counterfeit currency and attack terror funding. 

The need to withdraw Afspa from Manipur

India’s Act East policy will gain traction only if there is a committed road map for withdrawing Afspa. After a certain amount of time, there is no correlation to controlling violence with Afspa.

Secularising the election

The Supreme Court has grappled with the question whether a provision in electoral law that makes it a corrupt practice to use religion, race, caste or language as a ground for canvassing votes in an election is a bar limited to the groups to which candidates or their rivals belong, or whether it is a general prohibition on sectarian appeals.

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Tackling e-waste: UNSW's Indo-Australian scientist offers to help India

Indo-Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla, whose pioneering invention of the world’s first micro factory to tackle e-waste has generated global attention, says the technology can be deployed in areas of Delhi like Seelampur and Mayapuri, home to hundreds of MSMEs, to help ‘kabadiwallas’, the traditional waste collect

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India’s urban agenda one of the defining projects of 21st century: Minister

“India’s urban agenda will constitute one of the defining projects of the 21st century,” Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri told the High Level Political Forum on ...

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