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‘Shoe’ Hurled At AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi In Mumbai Rally

An unidentified person on Tuesday hurled a shoe at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi while he was addressing a rally at Nagpada in south Mumbai. He was not hurt in the incident, according to the police. Owaisi was raising his reservations against the triple talaq bill at the rally when the …

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BJP Vs Congress: Who Will Get The Beef Recipe In Karnataka Elections This Year?

The intention of BJP is to provoke Muslim voices in the Congress to speak up and then say the ruling party speaks solely for the minorities. The electoral battle for Karnataka could well be mistaken for the latest season of “MasterChef Karnataka”. What else explains the obsession of both the …

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No Direct Benefits Bank Transfer For Poor In Jharkhand

The Direct Benefits Transfer pilot for subsidised foodgrains in Nagri block has, ironically, led to a quantum jump in cash transactions, inconveniencing beneficiaries and dealers as also putting enormous pressure on banks, even as 25% people still remain excluded. The introduction of any new system is bound to have some …

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This ‘Basant Panchami’, Nourish Yourself With Healthy Portion Of ‘Yellow Foods’

Eating a food that’s great for our brain is an apt way to spend this day. It’s Basant Panchami today. This festival is a celebration of the shift in seasons and marks the onset of spring. Spring denotes hope and new beginnings, and that’s probably why the colour of Basant …

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Why Are India’s Strategic Thinkers Silent About the Country’s Decline Under Modi?

The country’s national interest would be better served if foreign policy analysts think of their vocation more broadly than merely paying attention to the nuances of inter-governmental ties. The Twitter handle of India’s former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon makes for interesting viewing. In December, he had a tongue-in-cheek response …

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Who’s Outraging Against The Daily Insults To The National Flag In India?

No one seems to feel insulted by the fact that scores of children only ever get to wave the flag while selling it at a traffic junction. The Indian external affairs minister set new standards in foreign affairs when she threatened a global e-commerce giant with a visa ban through …

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CPM Decides Not To Ally With Congress For 2019 Polls As Prakash Karat Wins Out Over Sitaram Yechury

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) decided not to ally with the Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The decision was made after the party’s central committee passed a resolution to this effect. The CPI(M) will have no alliance with the Congress in 2019 general elections, the party’s central …

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If There’s a Fire Down Below, Do You See a Firehawk up Above?

Humans might not be the only species on the planet manipulating fires to get what they want. Some say the one thing that distinguishes humans from animals is the use of fire. The title of evolutionary biologist Richard Wrangham’s book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human captures the kernel …

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The ‘Y Chromosome’ Is Disappearing – What Will Happen To Men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few other genes …

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A Job In The Corporate IT Sector: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Waking up to the alarm in the morning, running across the house to get ready and struggling in the public transport to reach office! This is what the life of most Indians typically looks like. Except for those who own businesses or are self-employed, most Indians are employed with some …

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