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Article: Rafale jet scandal dropping political bombs on Modi

New corruption allegations in tainted fighter jet deal could hit ruling BJP’s electoral chances at upcoming crucial state polls By ANIL SHARMA JAIPUR – Fresh allegations of forged invoices and a middleman have emerged in the scandal of India’s multi-billion-dollar purchase of Rafale fighter jets from France. Investigative journalists working …

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Article: The other side of religious freedom

Najm us Saqib Pakistan has again joined the exclusive club of states designated by the US as Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). Following a determination to this effect last year, Secretary Antony Blinken also ‘designated’ China, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and a few others as CPC for having engaged in …

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Article: Muslims under attack in Tripura

Masud Ahmad Khan Tripura is an Indian state in North East India which is encircled from three sides, the North, South and West by Bangladesh, Assam and Mizoram. The state shares an 856 kilometers border with Bangladesh. Agartala, one of the largest cities in North East India, is the capital …

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Feature: Kashmir’s paper mache trade hangs by a thread

Sumayyah Qureshi          Despite the pandemic’s devastating impact on business, foreign orders have begun to trickle in ahead of Christmas, giving the dying craft a lifeline. Ahead of Christmas, Nasir Ahmed Mir, 60, a Kashmiri Muslim artist is busy giving the finishing touches to miniature paper mache Santa Claus dolls. The …

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