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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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Small town journalists are more vulnerable to violence

We are living in a unique era when the hunter has become the hunted and the audience itself becomes a spectacle. In these days of ideological haze, Indian society needs to do some deep introspection because the mistakes of a few moments can lead to punishment for centuries.

‘Respect regional languages’: Pro-Hindi speakers must heed President’s Kovind’s advice

Coercion is not always the best path if you want to convince people to do something that they are averse to.

Pakistan not shown in negative light in my film: Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker


Pakistani-origin actress-director Iram Haq’s film "What Parents Will Say", which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a bold take on female oppression among South Asian families, particularly in cloistered societies like Pakistan.

Why women assault victims in India are 40 times more likely to die than in the US

A study published in the British Medical Journal’s BMJ Global Healthreveals that Indian women who are victims of assault are 40 times more likely to die than US women who are victims of assault.

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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.


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.