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Axis against West gathers steam
Axis against West gathers steam

Vladimir Putin’s recently concluded visit to Pyongyang was closely watched by the West, mainly because the two countries, Russia and North Korea, remain the most sanctioned on the planet, alongside Iran. The visit was expected to be fruitful for both.

Food Policy
Food Policy

India’s recent electoral results have highlighted a crucial issue that the nation can no longer afford to ignore: the tension between controlling food inflation and ensuring the welfare of farmers.

Reservation Reversal

Patna High Court’s judgment overturning the Bihar government’s attempt to increase reservation quotas for marginalised communities beyond the Supreme Court mandated 50 per cent limit marks a pivotal moment in Indian politics.

Reservation Reversal
Emergency declared

Reading books and news reports on the Emergency declared in India on 25 June 1975 invariably gives us goose-bumps. What follows is a range of uncontrollable emotions: of feeling aghast, ashamed, horrified, scared, and then vengefully angry.

Emergency declared
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Rajasthan to get electricity from Central Generating Stations

The Union Power Ministry on Monday decided to provide electricity to Rajasthan from the unallocated quota of two regional pools of the Central Generating Stations to ensure uninterrupted power supply as the state continues to reel under intense heat

Rajasthan to get electricity from Central Generating Stations
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CM slams Modi for ‘unilateral’ water talks with Bangladesh
CM slams Modi for ‘unilateral’ water talks with Bangladesh

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has strongly resented the reported discussion between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, over the sharing of the water of Ganga and Teesta, bypassing the state Bengal government.

BJP, TMC face infighting
BJP, TMC face infighting

Central forces and the police marched together to the BJP's south Bengal headquarters here last night when the two BJP groups clashed on distribution of alcohol.

Mamata warns civic bodies to shape up

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today came down heavily on the underperforming civic bodies on a range of issues from alleged land encroachments to issuing of trade licences

Mamata warns civic bodies to shape up
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Quintessentially Bangali?
Quintessentially Bangali?

Bangaliyana is a light-hearted journey to grasp a culture forever infused with nostalgia and nestled close to the heart.

The sound of sleep

While white noise is widely believed to help in inducing sleep by blocking out other background noises and has even been used by physicians and psychiatrists in the treatment of insomnia, they also point to the dangers of addiction and the risk of harmful exposure to blue light radiation as emitted through computer screens or cell phones.

The sound of sleep
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Massive weapon cache discovered in Afghanistan

Afghan counter-terrorist police have discovered a massive weapon cache containing a variety of weapons in east Afghanistan's Paktia province, the Ministry of Interior Affairs said on Sunday.

Massive weapon cache discovered in Afghanistan
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BJP, TMC face infighting
BJP, TMC face infighting

Central forces and the police marched together to the BJP's south Bengal headquarters here last night when the two BJP groups clashed on distribution of alcohol.

Mamata warns civic bodies to shape up

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today came down heavily on the underperforming civic bodies on a range of issues from alleged land encroachments to issuing of trade licences