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Explained: Will rise in attacks on Kashmiri Pandits force them to flee Valley again?
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Explained: Will rise in attacks on Kashmiri Pandits force them to flee Valley again?

Around 800 Kashmiri Pandit families reside in the Valley after the large-scale exodus in the early 1990s in the face of rising militancy. In the wake of increasing attacks on their community, some have simply had enough

Don’t dump the Tiranga: A guide to disposing of the national flag
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Don’t dump the Tiranga: A guide to disposing of the national flag

What will you do with the national flag now that ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ is over? Obviously, not throw it in the bin or outside your window. According to the National Flag Code, 2022, there are two ways to dispose of the Tricolour – by burying or burning it

First Amul, then Mother Dairy: Why milk prices are on the rise?
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First Amul, then Mother Dairy: Why milk prices are on the rise?

The two leading milk suppliers — Amul and Mother Dairy — have increased the price of milk by Rs 2 per litre for the second time in six months. They said that low milk production, along with heavy rain causing diseases in cattle has attributed to the rising costs

Ghulam Nabi Azad declines J&K campaign chief post: A look at his many tiffs with Congress leadership
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Ghulam Nabi Azad declines J&K campaign chief post: A look at his many tiffs with Congress leadership

From not being renominated to the Upper House to the controversy over his retirement speech and membership of the G23, the Congress stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad seems to be locked in a never-ending tiff with party leadership

Who is Iqbal Singh Lalpura, ex-cop who arrested Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and newest member of BJP's top body?
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Who is Iqbal Singh Lalpura, ex-cop who arrested Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and newest member of BJP's top body?

A former IPS officer, Iqbal Singh Lalpura -- the chairman of the National Commission for Minorities -- has been named to the parliamentary board. A BJP spokesperson, he hails from Punjab and belongs to the Sikh community

Explained: New, stricter water cuts to hit Western states of the US next year
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Explained: New, stricter water cuts to hit Western states of the US next year

The officials have said that there will be less water available next year from the Colorado river that serves 40 million people in the West and Mexico. Observers say a reckoning is still coming for the growing region

Kerala court says sexual harassment invalid if woman wears provocative dress: When rulings let down women
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Kerala court says sexual harassment invalid if woman wears provocative dress: When rulings let down women

From observation on marital rapes to what constitutes aggravated sexual assault under the POCSO Act, courts across India have made statements that have angered women and child right activists as well as people on social media. Here are a few such instances when rulings fell short of expectations

How scientists are planning to revive the Tasmanian tiger that's been extinct since 1936
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How scientists are planning to revive the Tasmanian tiger that's been extinct since 1936

Colossal, a Texas-based biotechnology 'de-extinction' company, will partner with University of Melbourne to attempt to recreate the thylacine by using gene-editing technology

All burnt out: How China is grappling with the hottest heatwave in six decades
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All burnt out: How China is grappling with the hottest heatwave in six decades

China's worst heatwave has forced authorities to shut down factories for five days in an attempt to conserve electricity. The Asian giant has also imposed rotating blackouts in different areas and instructed people not to use their air-conditioners above the 26 degree Celsius-mark

Espionage Act: What you need to know about the law Donald Trump may have broken
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Espionage Act: What you need to know about the law Donald Trump may have broken

A violation does not require an intention, just the unauthorised soliciting, obtaining, possessing and publishing of sensitive information that might harm US interests is enough to trigger a possible sentence of 10 years

Explained: How the US views the withdrawal from Afghanistan a year later
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Explained: How the US views the withdrawal from Afghanistan a year later

While critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly planned and badly executed, others counter that it was time to end America's longest war and that leaving forces in the country would risk their lives and gain little

Uttar Pradesh replaces British jail manual of 1941: What all will change in the state's prisons?
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Uttar Pradesh replaces British jail manual of 1941: What all will change in the state's prisons?

The new jail manual will allow for better facilities for the prisoners, including better medical facilities, food, education and vaccination for children of inmate mothers. The manual will also upgrade the prison security system and anti-riot equipments

Subsidies, tax rebates, housing credits: How China is encouraging families to have more babies
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Subsidies, tax rebates, housing credits: How China is encouraging families to have more babies

Officials warned that China's population will begin to shrink by 2025. Higher costs of living and a cultural shift as people grow used to smaller families have been cited as reasons behind the lower number of babies

Healthcare to climate change: All you need to know about Joe Biden's big $740 billion bill
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Healthcare to climate change: All you need to know about Joe Biden's big $740 billion bill

The bill will infuse nearly $375 billion over the decade in climate change-fighting strategies, which is the biggest investment ever in the US. The Democrats believe it could put the country on a path to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030

Explained: How Dalit boy's killing has put Ashok Gehlot’s govt under pressure
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Explained: How Dalit boy's killing has put Ashok Gehlot’s govt under pressure

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot is facing flak from his own party with 12 Congress councillors submitting their resignations on Tuesday and Sachin Pilot saying he hoped the government would do justice to the family as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the BJP and BSP are also on the attack

Explained: What are the Made in India F-INSAS, Nipun, LCA handed over to Indian Army?
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Explained: What are the Made in India F-INSAS, Nipun, LCA handed over to Indian Army?

The Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS) aims to transform army personnel deployed in the border areas into 'a self-contained fighting machine’. The Nipun is an anti-personnel landmine, while the Landing Craft Assault is a replacement for boats with ‘limited capabilities’ operating in Pango

Salman Rushdie and the heavy price that art pays
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Salman Rushdie and the heavy price that art pays

The fatwa dramatically turned Salman Rushdie into something more than a writer: in fact, into a cultural icon representing the importance of a writer’s freedom of expression. This freedom is conditional: it is not available to any writer. It has to be earned

Explained: Why Scotland is providing free sanitary napkins and tampons
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Explained: Why Scotland is providing free sanitary napkins and tampons

Under the law, local officials and education providers are legally required to provide free period products to anyone who needs them

This country dodged COVID-19 for two years. Now it's in the middle of its first outbreak
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This country dodged COVID-19 for two years. Now it's in the middle of its first outbreak

The tiny Pacific nation of Marshall Islands has remained relatively unaffected by COVID-19 for more than two years since the disease spread across the world. However, more than a tenth population of the capital Majuro has been infected in the last week

Explained: Why Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s remains are still in Japan
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Explained: Why Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s remains are still in Japan

Ahead of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s death anniversary, his daughter has once again said that his remains should be brought back to India. No prime minister from the time of Jawarharlal Nehru has succeeded to get the ashes, which are currently kept at Tokyo’s Renkoji temple