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Who qualifies as 'Assamese'? A look at confidential report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord released by AASU
India

Who qualifies as 'Assamese'? A look at confidential report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord released by AASU

The AASU, which was a part of the high-level committee on Clause 6 of Assam Accord, released the confidential report, saying that the public has the right to know the contents

Kamala Harris crystallises Donald Trump's view of women: They're 'nasty' or housewives
World

Kamala Harris crystallises Donald Trump's view of women: They're 'nasty' or housewives

As Donald Trump insulted Kamala Harris on Tuesday, he peppered his usual misogynistic “nasty” trope with more name-calling, referring to her as the “meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful” member of the US Senate

The Kamala Harris pick: Geographic balance takes back seat to gender and race
World

The Kamala Harris pick: Geographic balance takes back seat to gender and race

Praise for Kamala Harris’ potential impact came despite the fact that she failed, in her own 2020 presidential bid, to gain much traction among African American voters, who supported Biden over both her and the other Black candidates in the contest

Donald Trump versus Vladimir Putin: A COVID-19 vaccine manhood contest
World

Donald Trump versus Vladimir Putin: A COVID-19 vaccine manhood contest

The vaccine race comes at a time when Washington is already engaging in a new debate over how to recalibrate relations between the two powers after the election

Tirupati's steep COVID-19 case numbers highlight how pandemic is sharpening conflict between science and faith
India

Tirupati's steep COVID-19 case numbers highlight how pandemic is sharpening conflict between science and faith

On 9 August, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams reported that a staggering 743 members of their staff had tested positive for COVID-19 since the temple reopened on 11 June.

Atmanirbhar in defence: India must battle demons within before tackling external threats
India

Atmanirbhar in defence: India must battle demons within before tackling external threats

Even if the industry bites the bullet and agrees to go full throttle on defence manufacturing, the lack of transparency from the government corridor will hardly instil confidence in the private sector.

US election will end on 3 November, but the legal battle could continue for weeks afterwards
World

US election will end on 3 November, but the legal battle could continue for weeks afterwards

The possibility of an ugly November has emerged more starkly as the US president complains that the election will be rigged and Democrats accuse him of trying to make that a self-fulfilling prophecy

COVID-19 lockdown exposes gaps in India's child protection services and urgent need for collaborative, proactive approach
India

COVID-19 lockdown exposes gaps in India's child protection services and urgent need for collaborative, proactive approach

The lockdown augmented poverty, uncertainty and domestic anxiety; now more children may move toward the streets; away from home or searching for work.

'Cultural exchange' or propaganda?: Centre reviews China's Confucius Institutes amid global concern
World

'Cultural exchange' or propaganda?: Centre reviews China's Confucius Institutes amid global concern

India has joined a long list of countries in which concerns have been raised about whether such institutes are propaganda arms of the Chinese State

Donald Trump's tweet on delaying election amounts to stunning attack on underpinnings of US' democracy
World

Donald Trump's tweet on delaying election amounts to stunning attack on underpinnings of US' democracy

It was a tweet that mattered, and couldn’t be ignored, even by many Republicans who have long given Trump a pass.

When is a woman's grief 'good' enough? Reactions to a celebrity death highlight gendered social expectations
Lifestyle

When is a woman's grief 'good' enough? Reactions to a celebrity death highlight gendered social expectations

Social media platforms act as sites wherein death, loss, and mourning are increasingly encountered and negotiated. With the online omnipresence of grieving, it becomes a constant challenge for women, especially those bereaved, to perform ‘good grief’.

Ambala, Hasimara Rafale bases strategically selected to address Pakistan and China, optimise limited resources
India

Ambala, Hasimara Rafale bases strategically selected to address Pakistan and China, optimise limited resources

It is important to keep in mind that these Rafale squadrons are only filling the gaps and not an addition to the sanctioned IAF strength.

How Ludhiana's Buddha nullah, once 'centre of social life, became Punjab's most toxic water body
India

How Ludhiana's Buddha nullah, once 'centre of social life, became Punjab's most toxic water body

The Buddha nullah picks up toxic effluents in massive quantities and around 200 MLD of untreated sewage a day before it meets the Sutlej river

In Ahmedabad, lack of localised COVID-19 data and administrative tangle impede fight against virus
India

In Ahmedabad, lack of localised COVID-19 data and administrative tangle impede fight against virus

The police needs clean localised data to formulate strategies on where to increase patrolling and where to be stricter in enforcing the lockdown.

No income, no food, no government relief: Sex workers of Kamathipura pushed to the brink
India

No income, no food, no government relief: Sex workers of Kamathipura pushed to the brink

Sex workers in Kamathipura are desperate to get back to work despite the risks due to COVID-19, purely to end the vicious cycle of hunger and violence

Haphazard construction has increased risk of monsoon flooding in Bhubaneswar, wrecked city's drainage system
India

Haphazard construction has increased risk of monsoon flooding in Bhubaneswar, wrecked city's drainage system

Bhubaneswar used to have ten natural drainage channels that carried rainwater coming from uplands in Chandaka forest and other areas around the city.

Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot: A brief history of face-offs between Congress' war horse and young buck
Politics

Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot: A brief history of face-offs between Congress' war horse and young buck

The seeds for the turf war in Rajasthan between Gehlot and Pilot were sown long ago.

Coronavirus lockdown compounds kidney patients' woes; 28% skip dialysis, outpatient attendance falls 92%: survey
India

Coronavirus lockdown compounds kidney patients' woes; 28% skip dialysis, outpatient attendance falls 92%: survey

Millions suffering from chronic kidney disease could be at risk of cardiac arrest due to missed dialysis sessions and shortage of equipment.

Werner Herzog’s Family Romance LLC, the defining film of our times, captures malaise at the heart of capitalism
Entertainment

Werner Herzog’s Family Romance LLC, the defining film of our times, captures malaise at the heart of capitalism

Werner Herzog's Family Romance LLC is a film that challenges the convention of both fiction and documentary filmmaking.

'Take care while making arrests': Delhi Police advisory to riots investigators echoes politics of Hindu privilege
India

'Take care while making arrests': Delhi Police advisory to riots investigators echoes politics of Hindu privilege

The order has generated much outrage across the country. But for Mumbaikars, the Delhi Police’s 'advice' only evokes a sense of déjà vu.