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Viral Craze Priya Varrier’s Wink Is A Relief When Love And Sex Become Burning Issues

She is forward. She winks. She flirts. She puts the tease into eve teasing. In real life, the moral police would probably come down on her like a ton of bricks. It’s the wink that launched a thousand memes. Priya Prakash Varrier has taken the internet by storm. The wink …

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As Elections Near, Rattled Sangh Parivar Plays Polarisation Game to Recover Lost Ground

There is no mistaking a new sense of urgency in the BJP and the larger Sangh parivar. The results in the Gujarat elections and Rajasthan bypolls point to rising popular dissatisfaction with the party. Eight state-level elections, including in Rajasthan and Karnataka, are on the way and by May next …

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The Hidden Tragedy In Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugee Camps

Modina Khatun stared blankly at the hilltop holding the grave of her 5-year-old daughter Romaida, the latest refugee to be buried in a makeshift cemetery overlooking a patchwork of thousands of plastic emergency tents. Khatun’s daughter died on a hot morning last November in Kutupalong, a vast refugee camp in …

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Will ‘Modicare’ Make A Difference?

KhabarLive analyses world’s largest healthcare scheme announced in this year’s Budget. Few politicians can beat the ambition and audacity of schemes conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The latest one is the announcement by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in this year’s Budget of the National Health Protection Scheme, or …

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With New Cracks In The Judiciary, Will Politics Reclaim Its Hold On Ayodhya Issue?

The apex court, by directing the case to come up as a title dispute, which is a narrow legal facet of this case, has thus continued to manage the conflict. The Supreme Court is all set to hear the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi matter Thursday. The 130-year old title dispute poses …

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Blatant Subterfuge On ‘Political Funding’ Hidden In ‘Budget 2018’

The proposed amendment to the already repealed FCRA 1976, tucked away in the last page of the Finance Bill, is akin to trying to conduct a heart or liver transplant on a person who has been dead for seven years. In 2014, the Delhi high court found BJP and the …

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When A Man Is Killed But The Woman Is The Victim

Whether it be Hadiya, who was more fortunate than poor Ankit who was brutally killed by his girl friends family, the issue is not just about religion but more about the patriarchal and intolerant approach towards the rights of the girl child. Hadiya’s father tried her to lock her up …

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NITI Aayog Comes To The Rescue As Health Ministry Clueless On ‘World’s Largest Healthcare Programme’

How much will this scheme cost? What is the timeline for its roll out? Will private sector influence cause exploitation? Only NITI Aayog has the answers. “How much money will the government be spending on insurance premiums in the new Budget announcement?” “Why did the previous scheme which guaranteed a …

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Despair Looms Large In Kashmir As Civilians Continue To Face ‘Targeted Killings’

Locals claim that contrary to official statements, the deaths near encounter sites are not necessarily a result of cross firing or “collateral damage”, but are “targeted killings” that occur a considerable distance away. The year has begun on an ominous note in Kashmir with more killings of unarmed civilians. On …

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Based On ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’ The Budget 2018 Makes To Cry ‘Kiska Saath, Kiska Vikas’?

The Dalit and Adivasi community’s analysis of the budget shows gross under allocation – only 50.7% has been allocated towards targeted schemes for SCs and 51.24% for STs. On the 26th January 1950, we are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics we will have equality and …

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