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No end in sight to the “citizenship” standoff

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Quick Edit The stage is set for further confrontation with neither side of the CAA-NRC-NPR divide willing to buckle down from their positions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sharpened his attack on anti-CAA protesters for rioting and made a strong defence of... More »

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For BJP and Congress, much to learn from each other

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Quick Edit BJP’s conclusive defeat in the Jharkhand assembly elections is certain to be met with a lot of soul searching within the party. It will rue its decision to go solo without AJSU, its ally since 2000 when the state was formed. AJSU has polled 8.1% of ... More »

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After cliffhanger, UPA edges ahead in Jharkhand

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Quick Edit The tight contest in Jharkhand has seen the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance race past the simple majority mark of 41 in the house, which will solidify the sense of relief in opposition ranks after the decimation in the Lok Sabha polls. The winning margin ... More »

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But Scottish independence could be back on the agenda

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Quick Edit Exceeding expectations, Boris Johnson is set to return as the prime minister of UK as his Conservative Party raced to a majority — crossing the 326 threshold — in the latest election. Johnson had maintained a lead over his closest rival, Labour’s Je... More »

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CAB gets Chandrashekhar Azad going

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Quick Edit In yet another of CAB ke many unintended side effects, it has pushed Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad into floating a political party, whose name and symbol he says will be declared soon. He charges that when “BSP MPs ran away from the fight to s... More »

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CAB puts paid to hopes of developing the region

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Quick Edit With Rajya Sabha passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) that creates a path to citizenship for non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, north-east states have erupted in spontaneous protests. These are the states that hav... More »

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State cannot be given unbridled powers to snoop

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Quick Edit Government’s Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha later this week, does little to inspire confidence in protecting personal data. According to the bill, government proposes to arm its investigating agenc... More »