A new front taking shape under Sajad Lone promises to test the Muftis and the Abdullahs
The sheer number of uncontested seats in Bengal’s rural polls draws the SC’s ire
As pre-poll mudslinging heats up in AP, the YSRCP’s padayatra makes a mark
Why army plans to transfer Friesian cattle to government departments to how a Bollywood film has had a profound effect on the people of a Haryana village. Read all this and much more here.
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It’s time for a new narrative and idiom to break the logjam. A Kashmir Roundtable finds early signs of meeting points that may open new roads.
Rumours gone viral expose a deeply diseased side of society—fearful, xenophobic, murderous
The Narmada waters politics and industry while farmers and fishermen suffer in Gujarat
Amit Shah hatches a few plans to break into Bengal
Kamal Haasan is trying to be a new force in Tamil Nadu, combining his intellect, popularity and charisma in an attempt to change the political culture of a state hit by waves of corruption and larger-than-life leaders.
What questions did the UP Congress ask in a written test conducted to select spokespersons; a Sri Lankan govt probe report has details on Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign funds; and how Laden, the elephant, is wreaking havoc in Assam. Read all this and more here.