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Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Triple talaq makes women vulnerable, it can't be justified, says Union law minister Ravi Shankar PrasadThe Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the custom has been abolished in many Islamic countries, it's India's turn now.

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Lohardaga SP Kartik S displays the currency, guns and other material seized from arrested Naxalites at his office
Demonetisation paralyses Maoist extortion economy in JharkhandWith the rebels desperate to launder their stocks of cash, the police close in on the different groups.

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Cheap Chinese phones on display at a Delhi market
Why the Diwali boycott of Made in China products floppedThis Diwali's boycott 'Made in China' products campaign had to flop. How do we break India's craze for Chinese produce?

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Manohar Parrikar
Goa election: BJP banks on Manohar Parrikar's popularity to retain the stateManohar Parrikar steps in to counter an upbeat rival from within the Sangh Parivar's ranks.

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Exorcising the ghost of Bofors
India's Bofors jinx broken after 30 years, courtesy Manohar ParrikarThe Indian army is set to acquire its first howitzers in three decades and restart a long-delayed artillery modernisation programme.

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Caught in the act
SYL canal did no good to Amarinder in 2007. Will it sway poll-bound Punjab this time?The Supreme Court overturns Punjab's abrogation of the 1981 water-sharing pact, putting SYL canal row centrestage in the state poll.

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Enemy at the gates
Vasundhara Raje-Rajmata Padmini Devi face off over palace demolition. Who will blink first?The Rs 5,000 crore property has become a source of dispute once again, now between two former queens of Rajasthan.

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Narendra Modi
Swachh Bharat: Government declares war on black money, but will the gamble pay off?Demonetising high value currency will deal a body blow to the shadow economy-and everything connected to it.

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Pakistan's terror mints to lose Rs 400 crore, thanks to India's war on black moneyThe phaseout will nix Pakistan's low-intensity economic war, taking out Rs 400 crore worth of fake notes.

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Is this justice?
Bhopal killing of 8 SIMI men poorly staged or a failed escape?The public appears to be in two minds. While many call it extra-judicial murder, others argue that the eight men deserved to die.

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Akhilesh Yadav
Advantage Akhilesh: How Samajwadi Party crisis has tilted balance of power in CM's favourBut the bitter family feud will likely take a toll on the Samajwadi Party's fortunes in the 2017 assembly election.

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Jayalalithaa
Amma of all questions: Can AIADMK stay afloat with Jayalalithaa in hospital and Karunanidhi's DMK in tow?The resounding question is-After Jayalalithaa, who?- which may well lead to the beginning of a post-Dravidian phase in Tamil Nadu politics.

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Why Bihar booze ban is more about CM Nitish Kumar's national plansThe 65-year-old politician is fixated on emerging as an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019. The liquor ban could be his vehicle to Delhi.

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Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif
Indus Waters Treaty: India's war by other means against PakistanIndia unleashes a multi-pronged offensive to pressure Pakistan over the Uri attacks.

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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav
Targeting Akhilesh perfect recipe for disaster for Samajwadi Party?Is the Samajwadi Party destroying itself in the process of targeting Akhilesh Yadav?

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Sedition
The Sedition joke: Going from bad to worseSedition charges are being levelled against people at an epidemic rate. And it's going to get worse. Is there a cure for a bad law?

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Sting of the Scorpene
The Scorpene Leak: Why Manohar Parrikar is wrong in saying it's not a big worryThe massive leak of restricted documents on India's submarine programme jeopardises national security and necessitates a change of specifications.

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K Bindu's daughter Nimisha is one of the 21 people who have reportedly joined ISIS in Afghanistan.
ISIS sleeper cells: Agencies crack down on Kerala's evangelical outfitsA spate of conversions to radical Islam has Kerala worried. Evangelical outfits are now on the radar of security agencies.

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New gun mantra: Arms Rules overhaul pulls trigger on individual acquisitionThe overhaul of the Arms Rules puts weapons out of reach of the common man. But opens up the sector to private Indian and foreign players.

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Photographs by Abid Bhat
Amid season of discontent in Valley, a government that's disconnectedA week-and-a-half after Hizbul leader Burhan Wani's killing, the Valley is still simmering. And the disconnect between CM Mehbooba Mufti and her administration in this time of crisis isn't helping matters.

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Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka attack: Bangladesh's past returns to haunt its presentThe country's past as a recruitment hotbed for global Islamist jihad returns to haunt its future as it grapples with a new wave of terror.

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Dhaka terror attack
Dhaka cafe attack raises threat of IS attack in IndiaThe uncovering of an IS-affiliated module in Hyderabad just days before the attacks on Dhaka is a chilling reminder of the threat from Islamic State.

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PM Modi with Chinese President XI in Tashkent
NSG: The inside story of India's audacious bid and China's blockadeThe inside story of India's audacious bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and how China's sustained opposition thwarted it for now. Despite the setback, Modi's team remains confident of getting in.

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PM Modi with senior officials, including Principal Secretary in PMO Nripendra Misra, Additional Principal Secretary P.K. Mishra and NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya
India's top babus face new Modi testThe Narendra Modi government redraws the empanelment process  for civil servants deputed to the Centre, makes merit and integrity the  cornerstones while the all-pervasive 'appraisal reports' take a back seat.

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Hillary Clinton declares victory in Democratic race, hails a milestoneHillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in New Jersey, one of the six states which held contests on Tuesday.

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Suresh Sharma, mall owner
Jat quota agitation: Why Haryana is sitting on a social powder kegThe three-day orgy of violence in February has ruptured the state's social fabric, pitting Jats against others. Here's why Haryana is now sitting on a social powder keg.

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To save Punjab's water, CM Badal tells farmers to dig in for a fightPunjab ups the ante on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal, telling the apex court it can't spare any water at all.

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Mine Protected Vehicle shortage costing CRPF: 100 men lost to IEDs in last 6 yearsThe CRPF, our frontline force against Maoist rebels, faces a major shortage of mine-protected vehicles. Proposals for buying the MPVs have been hanging fire since 2009.

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Protest in Gaya against Aditya's killing
Bullet raj in Bihar casting shadow over Nitish's alliance with LaluRogue elements are back in the state, casting a shadow over Nitish's alliance with Lalu's RJD.

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Students of government degree college, Handwara, where the slain cricketer Nayeem Qadir studied, at a protest.
The new face of militancyThe Valley is on the boil again, and this time the protests are led mostly by young Kashmiris. Can new CM Mehbooba Mufti quell the disquiet, and get the state back on track?

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Venkaiah Naidu.
Why Modi government is still behind UPA in parliamentary business For all its pro-development talk, the Modi government has been woefully behind the UPA in parliamentary business done and bills passed. Why is this happening?

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Narendra Modi and Nripendra Misra meet members of the PMO
PM Modi revamps grievance redressal with tech pushWith a tech push, the prime minister revamps his office's grievance redressal units. Petitions are up, relief too is now just a click away.

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Temple tragedy
Kollam temple tragedy: Criminal neglectA massive fireworks blast, some 113 deaths and counting, and overnight a temple in south Kerala and its custodians become a cautionary tale for those who flout the laws of the land.

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Bihar goes dryNitish comes good on his election promise. But in appeasing one constituency, he has sacrificed a significant source of revenue and paved the way for the illicit liquor business.

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Chinese double barrelBeijing has gone from being world's top arms importer to a huge supplier of military equipment, making deep inroads into India's traditional sphere of influence in South Asia.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visits HAL's helicopter complex in Bangalore
India's missing munitionsIndia attempts to do a China by reviving indigenous industry to meet defence needs and boost exports. The fruits of its newly unveiled defence policy will take at least a decade to materialise.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with delegates at the World Sufi Forum, New Delhi, March 1
What is PM Modi's gameplan in making Sufism the antidote to fundamentalist Islam?As the world reels under the onslaught of terror attacks inspired by fundamentalist Islam, the government bats for a kinder, gentler version of the religion.

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Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
After ISIS strengthens their movement, they will target South Asia: Muhammad Tahir-ul-QadriISIS is expanding-from Iraq, it has captured parts of Syria, it's fighting on Turkey's borders, Yemen is already under its influence and it is sending people or appointing representatives in the Indian subcontinent and other countries, said Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

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Mohammad Amir Mohammad Khan at the Mahmudabad fort, district Sitapur, UP
In the name of the fatherAs Parliament debates what 'enemy property' means, is the union government setting aside rights of bona fide Indian citizens?

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The republic of ideasAs a centre of learning and diversity, JNU perhaps has no equal among India's universities. But its culture of political activism has put it in the eye of a storm.

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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar fails the testThe Haryana CM's ineptitude and a sharp caste divide contribute to the Jat stir in the state spinning out of control.

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The march of the ABVPThe Sangh's student organisation strides across campuses on the strength of a BJP regime at the Centre.

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Chinese soldiers at Tiananmen Square
The new red armyIndia should worry about Xi Jinping's overhaul of the Chinese military.

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Indo-Chinese joint military exercise in Sichuan.
On a slow trackCompared to China, India's military reforms are lagging far, far behind.

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Rape is a weapon for revenge and suppression of lower castes: Jagdish KajlaThe five culprits, all Jat men, were eventually arrested but the incident reinforced how gangrape was one of the means used to beat Bhagana's Dalits to submission.
 
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