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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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Article: Kashmir unveiled

Asif Iqbal On 5 August 2019, India abrogated Article 370 and 35A of its constitution thereby revoking the special status, or limited autonomy to Kashmir. Since then, the situation developing at either LOC (Line of Control—between India and Pakistan) or LAC (Line of Actual Control—between China and India) is an …

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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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Article: India’s labour policy and plight of migrant workers

(Scroll.in) In May 2020, the Union government announced that it would expedite the implementation of the “one nation, one ration card” scheme to allow citizens to get subsidised food from the public distribution system no matter where in the country they found themselves. But the roll-out across states to enable this portability of benefits has been uneven. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court was prompted to direct all states and Union Territories to implement the scheme by July 31.

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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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Modi-Shah only focused on implementing Hindutva agenda in IIOJK

Prakash Karat The meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of 14 political parties of Jammu and Kashmir was seen as an unusual step. After August 5, 2019 when the Modi government summarily nullified the special status of J&K under Article 370 of the Constitution and dismantled the state into …

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