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How The Rise Of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Impacts India?

India has a new balancing act to play between the House of Saud and the Islamic Republic. In June 2017, King Salman bin Abdulaziz ousted the heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, replacing him with his son, Mohammed bin Salman. The rise of the new Crown Prince, …

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Remembering ‘Rohit Vemula’: Why Dalits, Youth And Women Are Sparking Mutinies In India?

January 17 marks the “shahadat diwas” (martyrdom day) of Rohith Vemula. His last letter of idealism continues to haunt the nightmares and dreams which stalk the winter landscape with Neo-Nazi twilight zones lingering in infinity. One BJP leader has warned that the Constitution will be changed, hitting at the core …

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Why RSS Aims To Shelve Cervical Cancer Vaccine Programme Is Beyond Worrisome?

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch believes the programme will divert scarce resources from more worthwhile health initiatives. The Union health ministry has decided to shelve cervical cancer vaccination, which was to be introduced under India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The decision calls for a debate as cervical cancer is the second …

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Will The ‘Lingayat Gamble’ Work In Karnataka Or Start A Hindu Vote War?

History has it that the BJP benefits every time the narrative shifts to religious undertones. The newly appointed Congress president Rahul Gandhi is a man with considerable work at hand, and joining him is the incumbent chief minister of Karnataka, and his army of strategists and political heavyweights from the …

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Centre Cancels Haj Subsidy, But Who Was It Really For, Anyway?

Both Central and state governments continue to spend thousands of crores on various Hindu festivals and pilgrimages. The Haj subsidy has often been raised by BJP leaders as an example of “Muslim appeasement”. Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has now announced that the subsidy will be stopped, raising the …

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‘Big Money For Small Cities’, Modi’s Ambitious ‘Startup Initiative’ Is Ready To Rock

After facing much criticism for inaction in its first year, the Narendra Modi government’s Startup India programme picked up the pace in 2017. And for 2018, it has set ambitious targets, from more funding to a state-wise ranking based on startup-related initiatives, and a push for woman entrepreneurship. For starters, …

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‘Dekha Ek Khwab’ From ‘Silsila’ Launched Javed Akhtar’s Career As A Lyricist

On his 73rd birthday, a tribute to the first film track by the renowned screenwriter and poet. Javed Akhtar smoothly switched tracks from writing brilliant screenplays along with Salim Khan between the 1970s and the early ’80s to churning out hit songs with beautifully rhymed and deceptively simple lyrics in …

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Indian Investors Eager For Quick Profits Are Being Duped By Conmen In Bitcoin Scams

They lure people into investing in non-existent virtual currencies by promising huge returns after a lock-in period. The rising value of bitcoin is attracting thousands of investors in India. Every day, around 2,500 people are estimated to be buying into the digital currency created by people around the world running …

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Now, Another ‘PadMan 2.0’: Indian Teen Creates High-Tech, Anti-Rape Undies

– Seenu Kumari, from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, has come up with a prototype – She spent less than £50 on the underwear which are both knife and bulletproof – Garmentsent away for patenting and is hoped to be sold to the wider market – Rape, sexual abuse and child …

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How Tawaifs Fell From Grace And Came To Be Known As Prostitutes?

If you were old enough to watch movies in 1981 and were fond of Hindi cinema, there’s every bit of chance that you have watched Umrao Jaan by director Muzaffar Ali and were mesmerised by Rekha in the title role and enchanted with the songs. I know I was. Of …

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