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Gujarat model for madrasas

Modi and Madrasa… Sounds odd? The one an anathema to the other? That’s what the Congress, RJD, SP, BSP and other divisive parties like the TMC besides self-appointed messiahs of the Indian Muslim community would like us to believe.

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Taj Mahal — latest casualty of extremism

A 32-page booklet titled ‘Uttar Pradesh tourism: It’s high potential’ released by the state’s tourism minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi does not mention the Taj Mahal despite the fact that the site attracts over six million tourists a year.

Face it, fix it: #MeToo movement shows the entire world has a Weinstein problem

 

The Harvey Weinstein saga continues to roll out scandalously in Hollywood. More than 50 women have now gone public with allegations of sexual harassment.

Gone girl

The recent Supreme Court verdict provides rare relief to the female victims of early marriage. The verdict says a man who has sex with a wife less than 18 years can be charged of rape.

The Supreme Court verdict on firecrackers needs to be lauded not criticised

What are residents and citizens of a democratic country to do when an unrecognised national medical emergency creeps up on them in stealth mode and their elected legislators fail them, their local and central governments fail them and everyone, from makers to enforcers of the law looks the other way?

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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