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Sofia Kenin crowned Australian Open champion after turning tables from one set down against Garbine Muguruza

Sofia Kenin of the United States beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain by a score of 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to win the Australian Open for her first Grand Slam title

World

Donald Trump's need to 'mediate' India-Pakistan dispute is as flawed as the approach of his predecessors

Idea remains the same- that the United States harbours the belief that it is a good idea to make an effort for resolving the India-Pakistan ‘dispute’. What ‘dispute’ it wants to resolve differs from administration to administration.

India

A note from the editors: Why Firstpost, an avowedly-online animal, is going to arrive at your doorstep as a weekly newspaper

Each weekend, Firstpost will bring a carefully-curated collection of original reportage, opinion and analysis.

India

Firstpost National Trust Survey: Modi most trusted leader with 52.8% mandate, 26.8% favour Rahul; development trumps caste

The National Trust Survey conducted by Firspost and Ipsos involved 34,470 individuals from 291 urban wards and 690 villages across 320 parliamentary constituencies

Politics

Manmohan Singh remains king of Teflon-coated morality as court finds ex-coal secy HC Gupta guilty in another case

Manmohan Singh, who preferred to keep himself at an “arm’s length” from all scandals is in no position to issue a certificate of propriety to anyone.

India

Pakistan to invite Narendra Modi for SAARC Summit next year: Masterstroke by Imran Khan puts India in a pickle

Reports from Pakistan suggest that the Foreign Ministry is preparing to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the upcoming SAARC summit in Islamabad, possibly early next year. This decision comes a day after India hit out at Pakistan for harbouring terrorists responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

India

What Dr BR Ambedkar said about Brahmanical Patriarchy in India and why Brahmins (and men) should read it

The lawyer Gautam Bhatia has, in a tweet referring to a paper Ambedkar presented at an anthropology seminar at Columbia University in 1916, suggested a line of inquiry

Politics

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has walked into legal minefield by dissolving Assembly already in suspended animation

The problem in Jammu and Kashmir is that the governor did not allow the alliance that claimed to have the numerical strength of more than 44 MLAs — the required strength in the Assembly to form the government — and prove its majority in the House, as is mandated by law.

Politics

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly dissolved: BJP faces massive task to reclaim lost ground, credibility in state

The governor's decision to dissolve the state Assembly reflects the enduring political uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir

Politics

Caste cauldron in poll-bound Rajasthan: Jats weigh options, Congress ropes in Rajput leader to woo community

In Rajasthan’s politics, several sets of castes are like Rudyard Kipling’s East and West— opposite ends that are destined to never meet. This year's Assembly election is likely to yet again showcase the deep fault lines between these communities.

India

J&K local body polls: Poor turnout, poll-related violence will tarnish India's image and further alienate populace

Poor turnout will tarnish India's image and the poll-related violence will further burden our security forces and exacerbate the alienation of Kashmiris

India

'SC verdict curtails mindless expansion of Aadhaar, underscores need for better scrutiny while drafting laws'

Shankkar Aiyar opines that the fact that SC read down the Aadhaar Act shows that govts need to be more careful when taking the Money Bill route to bypass political roadblocks

India

Pakistan's hostility towards India makes 'talks' a charade; New Delhi must find ways of forcing Islamabad to change

Time and again, India has shown the willingness to engage and every time, Pakistan has sabotaged it, either through its own actions or those of non-state actors.

World

Ex-Bangladesh chief justice SK Sinha's new book accuses country's military spy agency DGFI of forcing his resignation

The tension between the Sheikh Hasina government and Sinha, Bangladesh's first-ever Chief Justice from a minority group, was triggered by a verdict nullifying a constitutional amendment

India

2+2 dialogue takeaways: India, US ink COMCASA pact, New Delhi gets waiver to purchase S-400 Triumf from Russia

The 2+2 Dialogue and its outcome make it clear that India and the US have found a certain rhythm in their dealing.

World

Pakistan polls: Mismanagement, delay in vote counting and rigging claims shroud results in controversy

With reports of mismanagement, delay in counting of votes, and unavailability of Form 45—a document which has the details of the candidates and the votes they received—Pakistan's general election has been as controversial as predicted.

World

Nawaz Sharif verdict: Ahead of general elections, Pakistan Army exhibits super show of 'soft coup' to prop up extremist parties

What had irked the army further was Nawaz Sharif’s strategy of going after the militant and extremist groups -- strategic assets for the army for hitting at India.

India

Narendra Modi takes credit for improved security situation under NDA but overlooks worsening conditions in Kashmir

In a recent interview to Swarajya Magazine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, referring to the internal security situation of India asserted that the recurrent terrorist attacks common during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) are now history.

World

Pakistan General Election: Ahead of polls, military's role and participation of militant groups will be key

The influence of Pakistan's military establishment is viewed as overwhelming in political affairs, even without elections around the corner.