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Differences in Indian military command escalate

Adeela Naureen and Umar Waqar While discussing the need for the creation of integrated theatre commands in India, differences emerged between Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. India Today highlighted the spat by stating that the turf war over theatre commands has …

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Feature: Setback for Modi, Macron as criminal investigation into Rafale deal launched

(The Wire) In an explosive new report, the French website Mediapart says Dassault Aviation signed its first MoU with the Anil Ambani group on March 25, 2015, two weeks before Prime Minister Modi went public in Paris on his decision to buy 36 Rafale jets and scrap the earlier contract for 126 aircraft.

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Feature: A burning cell, a lonely home: young couple from Pulwama struggles through PSA

Shefali Rafiq Srinagar, July 02 (KMS): Firdousa Bano woke up early on the morning of Eid 2020 to prepare breakfast for her 7-year-old son, Atif, and 10-year-old daughter, Mehvish. But the table was empty; no fancy bread was fetched; clothes were old; and no toys were brought. It was the …

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Feature: Yamuna River in vulnerable state, illicit farming, construction taking a toll on floodplain

(The Dispatch) River Yamuna continues to suffer due to its prolonged battle against encroachers, and illegal farming and construction on its floodplain. With the accumulation of toxic foam on the river surface to dumping tonnes of sewage into the river, the condition of Yamuna is worsening with every passing day. …

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Feature: Covid India: Women in rural Bihar hesitant to take vaccines

(BBC) Chinki Sinha On a sweltering June afternoon, Madhu Kumari, a healthcare worker knocked on a door in Suraudha, a village tucked deep inside Bihar state. Her job: to enroll people for Covid jabs. On seeing her, a few women sitting outside their houses across the street, laughed. Moments later, …

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Feature: Learning from India’s second wave

(Rappler) Jee Y. Geronimo Health workers on the frontlines, as well as the Filipino community in India, have seen firsthand how the pandemic could spiral out of control when people become complacent. Zenaida Rizaldo is used to being alone. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the 58-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) would …

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Feature: ‘Hindutva ecosystem’ has a new anti-Muslim narrative,this time street vendors are the target

(The Wire) In Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, Hindutva activists are resorting to strong-arm tactics while their leaders have begun advocating a boycott of Muslim businesses and vendors.   L: Rizwan, a muslim vendor who was assaulted in Uttam Nagar, Delhi on June 19, 2021 by thugs wielding lathis and shouting ‘Jai …

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Feature: ‘I wish i had died’: A young man who can’t shed tears

Gafira Qadir Srinagar, June 25 (KMS): Arshad Ahmad Khan couldn’t afford to shed tears at his parents’ funerals. Two years have passed since they died at their home in Srinagar, but Khan still continues to hold back his tears. “It hurts my eyes when I cry,” he said. “Only I …

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