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Border disputes between India and China are threating climate science in the Himalayas
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Border disputes between India and China are threating climate science in the Himalayas

Both countries have a lot to gain from climate cooperation, as they face similar challenges like curbing pollution and safeguarding the glaciers that feed their rivers.

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri students unable to prep for board exams; experts say kids 'worst affected'
India

Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri students unable to prep for board exams; experts say kids 'worst affected'

It has been 84 days since the 5 August decision of the Centre to revoke Article 370 and Article 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir. On 31 October, the state of Jammu and Kashmir will officially cease to exist.

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Amit Shah told Rajya Sabha situation in Kashmir is normal; Valley reporters test claim
India

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Amit Shah told Rajya Sabha situation in Kashmir is normal; Valley reporters test claim

The following is a transcript of a conversation between Greeshma Kuthar and three reporters — Danish Bin Nabi, Quratulain Rehbar and Kaisar Andrabi — from different parts of Kashmir.

'Darbar politics', PV Narsimha Rao nixed Sharad Pawar's chances of becoming PM in 1990s, writes Praful Patel
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'Darbar politics', PV Narsimha Rao nixed Sharad Pawar's chances of becoming PM in 1990s, writes Praful Patel

Commenting on Patel's article, Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said that less meritorious people feared Pawar who turned 80 on Saturday, and ensured the NCP chief 'did not rise to the top'

The US elections are seeing science, public health become more political than ever before
World

The US elections are seeing science, public health become more political than ever before

Some research shows increasing political divides this year as a pandemic thrusts science into the election spotlight.

'Could have avoided those words': Amit Shah on Maharashtra Governor's 'secular' jibe at CM Uddhav Thackeray
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'Could have avoided those words': Amit Shah on Maharashtra Governor's 'secular' jibe at CM Uddhav Thackeray

In an exclusive interview with Network18 group editor Rahul Joshi, Amit Shah delved into a range of topics, including the BJP’s political relations with its former ally Shiv Sena in Maharashtra

US election: As Donald Trump slides in polls, Republicans scramble to maintain control of Senate
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US election: As Donald Trump slides in polls, Republicans scramble to maintain control of Senate

Trump's first debate against Democrat Joe Biden, during which the president refused to condemn white nationalism, and his controversial move to nominate a new US Supreme Court justice are heaping pressure on down-ballot Republicans in competitive races

Bengaluru violence: 'We are everybody's punching bag,' says SDPI leader as Karnataka govt mulls banning party
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Bengaluru violence: 'We are everybody's punching bag,' says SDPI leader as Karnataka govt mulls banning party

The SDPI in its attempt to match the RSS, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad has allegedly drifted from promoting positive politics committed to empower the Muslims, Dalits and deprived communities

A deadpan interview with Citizen Urvish
India

A deadpan interview with Citizen Urvish

Satirist Urvish Kothari tells Devansh Dixit that he is an ordinary citizen in a country of extraordinary lies.

Rahul Gandhi rants on China and defence, but never fails to miss a class
India

Rahul Gandhi rants on China and defence, but never fails to miss a class

While driving the Congress party to dust, Rahul is leading by example on how not to lead it.

From Mukhtar Ansari to Harishankar Tiwari, UP's 'bahubali' leaders have long rap sheets, political influence in spades
Politics

From Mukhtar Ansari to Harishankar Tiwari, UP's 'bahubali' leaders have long rap sheets, political influence in spades

The intersection of crime and politics is perhaps nowhere more evident than in Uttar Pradesh, where one in four legislators have criminal cases, including rape and murder, against them.

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Expansion: 28 new ministers, including loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia, join BJP govt
India

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Expansion: 28 new ministers, including loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia, join BJP govt

Those inducted into the Madhya Pradesh government include 20 cabinet ministers and eight ministers of state. Prominent among the new ministers are BJP MLAs Yashodhara Raje Scindia and Gopal Bhargava.

The home minister's detractors are wrong; Amit Shah was as busy as ever during the lockdown, doing what he does best
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The home minister's detractors are wrong; Amit Shah was as busy as ever during the lockdown, doing what he does best

Home Minister Amit Shah has been seen on the front page of newspapers after a significant gap of time. He is back to doing what he revels in: campaigning for elections. And he’s doing it in his typical no-holds-barred style. No expenses barred either.

People of this country don't take Congress seriously, won't fall for their claims: Amit Shah tells CNN-News18
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People of this country don't take Congress seriously, won't fall for their claims: Amit Shah tells CNN-News18

The home minister said Gandhi is roaming around with his scheme of putting Rs 7,500 in every back account since before the general election last year.

Exclusive: Not the time to play politics over appointment of health minister, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan; MP may extend lockdown if needed
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Exclusive: Not the time to play politics over appointment of health minister, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan; MP may extend lockdown if needed

The immediate concern is fighting and winning this war against coronavirus and the safety of the people, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tells Firstpost.

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Disgruntled ministers, MLAs accuse Kamal Nath of ignoring them; CM doles out freebies to prevent further resignations
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Madhya Pradesh crisis: Disgruntled ministers, MLAs accuse Kamal Nath of ignoring them; CM doles out freebies to prevent further resignations

In a desperate move to contain the growing frustration within the government and party, Nath has appointed some of the Congress leaders to state commissions and in the Pradesh Congress Committee.

To fill vital gaps in dance education, three educators address how a more critical practice could be achieved
Life

To fill vital gaps in dance education, three educators address how a more critical practice could be achieved

The designers of Performance Practice (Dance), a Master's programme at the Ambedkar University, Delhi, have decided that it must neither be heavy on text or theory, nor should it focus on one specific form. It also encourages students to become the agents of their own learning, unlike more traditional one-on-one relationships with teachers, which tend to seep into the students' personal lives

In Jeff Goldberg's production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, an examination of the human cost of politics
Life

In Jeff Goldberg's production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, an examination of the human cost of politics

We're trying to show how a bulking ambition for power, a thirst for one’s own advancement leads to the death and hurting of many people, says Jeff Goldberg of his upcoming production of Julius Caesar