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Halt the Hate: Steep rise in crime against Christians between 2016-19

What is even more alarming is the impunity enjoyed by those propagating these crimes. They are often garlanded, celebrated and given seats in elections as a reward. 

China’s tale on US Army; When conspiracy theories spread faster than Coronavirus

Clearly, a global competition can be seen over owning the narrative of Covid-19, which is motivated by fear, hatred, and division.

1929-2020, Remembering Max von Sydow

Martin Scorsese – who directed him in 2011’s Shutter Island – remembers Von Sydow “as a consummate actor, with pride in his art and a dedication to his craft ”

A graffiti in Braille, India’s first

The class presentation project of Jadavpur University students is now the talk of the town.

Who the f*** you think you’re talking to?, Why did John Oliver slam Arnab...

India is repeatedly getting mentioned in John Oliver's popular show, last week tonight, all thanks to Narendra Modi and his die-hard fan Arnab Goswami. 

“Ab Toh Hum Bhi Krantikari”, When music redefines the grammar of protests

But what made the resistance music of these days different is also the fact that it wasn't confined to a single language or a single genre. From poetry recitations to Ghazals and hip-hop, it had a wider appeal.

Why won’t WHO call Coronavirus a pandemic?

It is more or less clear that classifying the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic is not a matter of if, but when.

#FeesMustFall: Why are students protesting at Pondicherry University?

Responding to the admin, the union posted on their social media handle, "The doors of the court open to the students too." 

BPCL: One step closer to privatisation, what it means for economy?

At a point when the economy of the country is at its worst in 6 years, what the Government must not forget is the fact that the equity that is being sold now is nothing but the capital invested by India’s taxpayers.

NRC: Why would Indian women be the worst affected?

NRC thus reflects the very inequality that is internalized within the nation. And thanks to patriarchy, women would be the worst affected. 

Twitter awards first ‘manipulated media’ label to Trump, What you need to know?

Though, Facebook and Twitter are trying to curb misinformation, the spread and popularity of these videos show how even clear warnings can fail in front of the social media empires build by those sharing them.

Holi in blood : Carnage in Shiv Vihar

Burnt houses, vandalized mosques, traumatized people who are now taunted by the apathy of the government- this is what Shiv Vihar has to offer this Holi

Shame Hoardings: How UP government is putting common lives in danger

He was however not done. Taking his vengeance one step further, he ordered to put up hoardings carrying the photographs and personal details of the protesters in the strategic traffic points in Lucknow. 

Saudi: Royal family members arrested for alleged coup, the story so far

It "sent a message to anyone in the royal family feeling disenfranchised: Stop grumbling and toe the line, because if Prince Ahmed can be arrested, any prince can and will be." 

From Crisis to Catastrophe: US Trade War, Iran and Corona Outbreak

The "maximum pressure strategy" is a cruel and inhuman tactic thrown at an already stigmatized country. It can never be a legitimate foreign policy tool, by any rationale. 

Fast growth, Quick fall : Story of Yes bank

While on one side the government is privatizing the banking sector and fails at regulating the private banks, Yes bank's story speak volumes about the nation's retrograde banking reforms.  

Accountability: Lessons from a pre-planned pogrom

The CM has already given up putting the blame on Centre who controls Delhi police, and home minister Amit Shah is maintaining his tactful, cunning silence. 

Jammu: The new dawn India promised

213 days since the lockdown, Kashmir has neither received the development that was promised nor the happiness that was talked about. Instead, reports suggest that Kashmir's tourism industry is facing a major set back since the bifurcation.

Dwindling freedom: India withers

The report had criticized the Modi government for distancing the country from the “founding commitment to pluralism and individual rights, without which democracy cannot long survive”.

Traders of the dead: Those who sold their soul in UN

The panelist also did not throw light on the demonstrations happening in Delhi, or brutal suppression of protests. They also did not utter a word about NPR or NRC which coupled with CAA can lead to the marginalization of India's Muslims, who form nearly 15 percent of the country's 1.3 billion population. 

Quit India: Students asked to leave

The decision of FRRO to deport students who had participated in the anti-CAA demonstrations speak volumes about free speech in the world's largest democracy. 

The friendship that should worry India

Jani is not just any staffer but the Muslim Outreach Coordinator of Biden. In that case, how can Joe Biden run a successful campaign against Trump's racism, islamophobia, and xenophobia? How can Biden be progressive at one hand but has fascist ties on the other?

The colossal corruption of AAM AADMI

As rightly said, he who does not oppose evil, commands it to be done. 

Politics of name changing, Jammu’s City Square would now be called ‘Bharat Mata Chowk’

Hyderabad was almost renamed Bhagyanagar. And thankfully BJP lost the elections. 

Protests over Delhi riots, Here is what happened at the parliament

Following commotion, both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned till 2pm.

“There’s no help on the horizon,” Arundhati Roy on Delhi Violence

She also said that we are in need of people who won't mind being unpopular, who are prepared to put themselves in danger, who is prepared, to tell the truth.

COVID-19, Death toll passes 3000, More countries affected

Meanwhile, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi dismissed the United State's offer of help.