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CAA 2019: Shantanu Thakur’s “slip of the tongue” exposed the dilemma for the BJP

CAA 2019: Shantanu Thakur’s “slip of the tongue” exposed the dilemma for the BJP

The CAA 2019 has always been a political trap for the refugees and a dilemma for the BJP. Now Shantanu Thakur's "slip of the tongue" exposed the hollowness of Modi's much-hyped citizenship law once more.
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Political review

CAA 2019: Shantanu Thakur’s “slip of the tongue” exposed the dilemma for the BJP
Politics

CAA 2019: Shantanu Thakur’s “slip of the tongue” exposed the dilemma for the BJP

The CAA 2019 has always been a political trap for the refugees and a dilemma for the BJP. Now Shantanu Thakur's "slip of the tongue"...
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The BJP’s victory in the 2023 assembly elections: Factors and facts
Politics

The BJP’s victory in the 2023 assembly elections: Factors and facts

What's behind the BJP's victory in the 2023 assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan? Beyond numbers, lies a complicated web of political and...
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Questioning Adani in the Parliament: BJP exposes itself over Mohua Moitra bribe row
Politics

Questioning Adani in the Parliament: BJP exposes itself over Mohua Moitra bribe row

TMC MP Mahua Moitra is reportedly under fire from the BJP for questioning Adani in the Parliament. But the BJP's actions exposed it once more.
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Left side (lined): CPI(M) at crossroads in Bengal
Politics

Left side (lined): CPI(M) at crossroads in Bengal

What does the CPI(M) want in West Bengal? It's not clear from the party's recent actions whether it's concerned about defeating the BJP at all.
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Did Ramesh Bidhuri’s anti-Muslim slurs in the Parliament show BJP’s 2024 strategy?
Politics

Did Ramesh Bidhuri’s anti-Muslim slurs in the Parliament show BJP’s 2024 strategy?

What do Ramesh Bidhuri's anti-Muslim slurs targeting BSP's Danish Ali hint at? Is this going to be the template that the BJP will use in...
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Partition of Bengal – A saga of lost hopes and homeland
Politics

Partition of Bengal – A saga of lost hopes and homeland

The partition of Bengal in 1947 is a forgotten chapter in history, although its trauma and pain are still visible in the lives of the...
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Economic review

Interim Budget 2024-25: Business as usual, or political gambit?
Economy

Interim Budget 2024-25: Business as usual, or political gambit?

In the wake of India’s Interim Budget 2024-25, questions arise: Is it a budget of business as usual or a political gambit? With a cautious...
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Union Budget 2023-24 reduced welfare spending and didn’t infuse any hope
Economy

Union Budget 2023-24 reduced welfare spending and didn’t infuse any hope

The Union Budget 2023-24 was Nirmala Sitharaman's last full-fledged budget with no scope of happiness for the poor. Rather, it comes with rhetoric and attempts...
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What does Hindenburg Research’s report on the Adani group reveal?
Economy

What does Hindenburg Research’s report on the Adani group reveal?

The Hindenburg Research's report on the Adani Group has exposed the tip of an iceberg, but it's not the only capitalist entity into stock manipulation,...
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India’s GDP growth in Q1 of FY 2022-23: An alarming situation and government indifference
Economy

India’s GDP growth in Q1 of FY 2022-23: An alarming situation and government indifference

Though the Modi regime went into a jubilation mode, citing 13.5% GDP growth in Q1 of FY 2022-23, the reality shows an alarming picture.
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Why slash on petrol and diesel prices is Modi’s deceitful cosmetic measure?
Economy

Why slash on petrol and diesel prices is Modi’s deceitful cosmetic measure?

Why Modi's late reduction in excise duties and the resulting drop in petrol and diesel prices a mere cosmetic measure by the government now?
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The unemployment situation in India has been worsening: it’s time to wake up
Economy

The unemployment situation in India has been worsening: it’s time to wake up

As the unemployment situation in India is worsening rapidly, the government and the press are working in tandem to divert mass attention.
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Foreign affairs

South Africa vs Israel at ICJ: A moral triumph amid Gaza’s struggle for justice
Foreign Affairs

South Africa vs Israel at ICJ: A moral triumph amid Gaza’s struggle for justice

South Africa wins a legal battle against Israel at the ICJ, accusing it of genocide in Gaza. While the court lacks enforcement power, the ruling...
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Abraham Accords: What will be the consequences of Bahrain severing ties with Israel?
Foreign Affairs

Abraham Accords: What will be the consequences of Bahrain severing ties with Israel?

The recent Israel-Palestine crisis is restructuring the 2020 Abraham Accords, which had implications for oil pipeline routes and defence deals, but now seems to be...
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Saudi-Emirati soft power surge amid Russia-Ukraine crisis
Foreign Affairs

Saudi-Emirati soft power surge amid Russia-Ukraine crisis

Saudi Arabia and the UAE strategically navigate the Russia-Ukraine conflict, aiming to bolster their soft power influence. These Gulf states' increasing aid, mediation, and trade...
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Is the Palestinian resistance creating a new history with Operation Al-Aqsa Flood?
Foreign Affairs

Is the Palestinian resistance creating a new history with Operation Al-Aqsa Flood?

The Palestinian resistance stunned the world with its strategic offensive campaign. Is this the beginning of the end of Zionist hegemony?
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Henry Kissinger’s China visit in 2023: Questions and de ja vu
Foreign Affairs

Henry Kissinger’s China visit in 2023: Questions and de ja vu

What's the reason behind Henry Kissinger's China visit in 2023? Why did the 100-year-old make his 100th trip overcoming all difficulties?
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The US starts playing the victim card as China asserts itself in Asia
Foreign Affairs

The US starts playing the victim card as China asserts itself in Asia

The US has suddenly started playing the victim card as China is asserting itself and countering the US's manoeuvres in the Taiwan Strait.
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Inside India

Lies about the citizenship of Matuas: BJP’s new weapon Matua Mahasangha identity card
Rights

Lies about the citizenship of Matuas: BJP’s new weapon Matua Mahasangha identity card

The BJP has restarted another deceitful campaign regarding the citizenship of Matuas with an eye on the forthcoming 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
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GM mustard approval stirs a hornet’s nest and rings an eerie alarm
Agriculture

GM mustard approval stirs a hornet’s nest and rings an eerie alarm

The GEAC's recommendation for GM mustard cultivation has stirred a hornet's rest, bringing even the RSS's farmers' wing against the BJP.
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Why does the ‘break the bias’ theme of International Women’s Day 2022 mock Indian women?
Women

Why does the ‘break the bias’ theme of International Women’s Day 2022 mock Indian women?

The celebration of International Women's Day 2022 with the theme 'break the bias' mocks Indian women who reel under patriarchy's juggernaut.
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India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine conflict doesn’t reflect an independent foreign policy
Diplomacy

India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine conflict doesn’t reflect an independent foreign policy

India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine conflict has exhibited that its foreign policy is not independent rather it's selfish and profit-driven.
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Why Modi’s jibe on students pursuing medical education in Ukraine is unfounded?
Education

Why Modi’s jibe on students pursuing medical education in Ukraine is unfounded?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jibe on students pursuing medical education in Ukraine is unfounded as it lacks facts regarding the issue.
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Student leader Anish Khan’s murder puts Mamata Bandopadhyay’s TMC in the dock
Law

Student leader Anish Khan’s murder puts Mamata Bandopadhyay’s TMC in the dock

Activist Anish Khan's murder in Howrah district of West Bengal has posed a threat to Mamata Bandopadhyay-led TMC as students have hit the streets.
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Minorities

Minority persecution in India: Jaishankar’s rebuttals expose a lot
Minorities

Minority persecution in India: Jaishankar’s rebuttals expose a lot

On the allegations of minority persecution in India, S Jaishankar claimed in the US that there is none as the minorities get ration in India.
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Allegations of minority persecution in India proven by Modi’s men after he denied it in the US
Minorities

Allegations of minority persecution in India proven by Modi’s men after he denied it in the US

While Modi denied the allegations of minority persecution in India under his government, the BJP took it upon itself to prove him wrong.
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The acquittal of the 67 Naroda Gam massacre accused to provide mileage to the BJP
Minorities

The acquittal of the 67 Naroda Gam massacre accused to provide mileage to the BJP

The acquittal of the 67 Naroda Gam massacre accused, which took place in February 2002, will bolster the BJP's prospects and weaken its opponents.
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Ram Navami rally sparks violence in West Bengal’s Howrah, while CM resorts to mere rhetoric
Minorities

Ram Navami rally sparks violence in West Bengal’s Howrah, while CM resorts to mere rhetoric

West Bengal suffered once more due to violence triggered by Ram Navami rallies organised by the Hindutva-incensed organisations in Howrah.
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40 Years of Nellie massacre: Where the template of injustice was created
Minorities

40 Years of Nellie massacre: Where the template of injustice was created

Nellie massacre took place 40 years ago and doesn't appeal the mainstream Bengali conscience, but it set the precedence for gory atrocities in India, which...
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Post-mortem of communal violence in Howrah: A ground report from the epicentre
Minorities

Post-mortem of communal violence in Howrah: A ground report from the epicentre

The fake news on communal violence in Howrah helped the BJP in polarising Hindus using Islamophobia in West Bengal. But what's the truth?
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Editorial & Op-eds

The Zionist Israeli attack on Palestine has dug the grave for the West in the Middle East
Editorial

The Zionist Israeli attack on Palestine has dug the grave for the West in the Middle East

Did the West just dig its own grave in the Middle East and in the Global South by supporting the Zionist Israeli attack on Palestine?
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What is next for the left-wing politics after the Congress’s victory in Karnataka?
Opinion

What is next for the left-wing politics after the Congress’s victory in Karnataka?

While the Congress defeated the BJP in Karnataka, the threat of Hindutva fascism still looms large over the state, which only the left can combat.
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On Eid, Indian Muslims must be thankful enough
Editorial

On Eid, Indian Muslims must be thankful enough

It's Eid; and beneath the typical happy photos, the pain, agony and tears of Indian Muslims, especially of West Bengal will remain hidden.
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Revisiting Lenin’s views on religion on his 152nd birth anniversary
Opinion

Revisiting Lenin’s views on religion on his 152nd birth anniversary

On Lenin's 152nd birth anniversary revisiting his views on religion in the context of the working class's struggle. It's important even now.
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Anti-Muslim violence during Ram Navami celebration: new normal in Modi’s New India
Editorial

Anti-Muslim violence during Ram Navami celebration: new normal in Modi’s New India

The recent surge in anti-Muslim violence during Ram Navami celebrations across different states exhibit Modified India's disastrous journey.
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The BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh revealed the opposition’s decadence
Editorial

The BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh revealed the opposition’s decadence

The BJP's victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2022 despite the strong anti-incumbency wave shows the decadence of the opposition.
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More than fiction

Feelings of a Migrant Child
Letters Without A Post Office More Than Fiction

Feelings of a Migrant Child

A displaced Afghan child named Yusuf writes to God, complaining about his condition. This work of fiction raises some disturbing questions.
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Voices from the anonymous graves
Letters Without A Post Office More Than Fiction

Voices from the anonymous graves

Junaid Butt writes from one of the anonymous graves of Kashmir to his "Moji", telling her about many others like him who won't be ever...
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Dear President: The dignity of the Dalit and tribal women matters
Letters Without A Post Office More Than Fiction

Dear President: The dignity of the Dalit and tribal women matters

Dalit and tribal women deserve dignity. Like any other women. Dear President Madam, please ensure we are not bereft of dignity.
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Media review

India needs alternative people’s media, distinguished journalists say at CASR event
Media

India needs alternative people’s media, distinguished journalists say at CASR event

Journalists demand powerful people's media in India in view of the corporate-communal nexus under the BJP in an event organised by the CASR.
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How Yogi’s Kolkata flyover ad gaffe exposed Indian media’s editorial bankruptcy?
Media

How Yogi’s Kolkata flyover ad gaffe exposed Indian media’s editorial bankruptcy?

Yogi Adityanath's ad in The Indian Express using a Kolkata flyover's photo to show Uttar Pradesh's development stirred a controversy after the paper apologised.
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Danish Siddiqui’s killing and some uncomfortable questions
Media

Danish Siddiqui’s killing and some uncomfortable questions

Danish Siddiqui's killing in Afghanistan raises uncomfortable questions regarding the practice of "embedded" journalism that jeopardises journalists' security.
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Neutralise critics, control the narrative: Modi’s PR strategy when India battled COVID-19
Media

Neutralise critics, control the narrative: Modi’s PR strategy when India battled COVID-19

When India was reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment and conflict with China, the Modi regime was planning to muzzle the press.
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BJP’s attack on journalists continues unabated as India skids press freedom index
Media

BJP’s attack on journalists continues unabated as India skids press freedom index

Any attack on journalists is a threat to the functioning of a democracy. But in Modi's India, attacking and imprisoning journalists is a norm.
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Arrest warrant for Paranjoy Guha Thakurta’s articles on Adani shows India’s shabby press freedom
Media

Arrest warrant for Paranjoy Guha Thakurta’s articles on Adani shows India’s shabby press freedom

The row over Paranjoy Guha Thakurta’s articles on Adani Group continues as a Gujarat court issued an arrest warrant against him recently.
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