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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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Major ‘Cracks’ Formed In The ‘National Democratic Alliance’?

At least two of the major allies of the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance have shown the red flag to the alliance on the eve of the crucial budget session, with the Akali Dal now following the Shiv Sena in announcing its decision to contest forthcoming elections alone. Both …

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India’s Blind Cricket World Cup – Glorious Feat Goes Unseen

It is almost three days since India retained the Blind Cricket World Cup, when it vanquished Pakistan in a dream championship clash that went the distance. In normal circumstances and given the rarity with which India achieves anything spectacular in team events, such magnificent showing should have sparked a frenzied …

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How Communal Politics Is Another Face of Patriarchy?

The bogey of ‘love jihad‘ is a brutally constructed political agenda combining patriarchal notions of ‘our women’ and how to control them, and communal notions of ‘their men’ and how to deal with them. There is a part of an old Kannada song that has remained with me throughout my …

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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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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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Is This Brother Judge The Real Target Of The Four Supreme Court Judges’ Ire?

At an unprecedented press conference Friday, the four most senior Supreme Court judges – Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph – spoke out against what they said were contentious decisions by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra One of the main issues they raised was Dipak …

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‘No Need To Share Aadhaar Number With Any Government Agencies’

Citizens will have the choice to never disclose their 12-digit Aadhaar number even to government agencies mandated by the law to store the unique identity number, according to a top official in the central agency which announced a series of measures to strengthen the security of personal information stored on …

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‘I’m A Mother Against Bullying And I Want Others To Join My Protest’

Most children, even when they have not faced any direct aggressive communal bullying, will identify with such repetitive comments. Dear fellow Indian mothers, I believe no mother asks her child to hate another child. So it was disturbing and shocking when Zareen told me, “My little one is only six-and-a-half …

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