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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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Singapore South Asian International Film Festival closes

Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.Saiff) was a ten day extravaganza of sublime cinema from across the South Asian region packed with 35 films from across South Asia, multiple panel discussions, master classes, red carpet opening and a grand closing ceremony has set the pulse of the Singapore cinephiles racing. The festival concluded on the September 9 with much fanfare and celebration at the Star Vista Arena.

Vigil on vigilantes: on the Supreme Court's reminder

It is a telling commentary on our times that it needs the Supreme Court to remind those in power that they cannot remain silent while vigilantes take the law into their own hands in the name of cow protection.

Death of a journalist

We live in treacherous times. The insidious stench of fear and violence threatens to permeate the very core of our being. We are browbeaten into silence, our citizenship redefined and constitutional rights blurred. Never has India faced such a threat to her democracy.

Rights of transgender citizens

An upgrade in National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)’s policy will now allow transgender people who have no information about their parents to obtain Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC).

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.


India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...