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Article: Modi’s popularity is at stake as India prepares for state polls

Ruben Banerjee      The results of the regional elections could either reinforce the BJP’s grip on power or give the fragmented opposition a much-needed boost. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not up for re-election for at least another two years as the country’s next parliamentary elections are due in 2024. …

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Fog and shadow

Zarrar Khuhro The rapid (though short) bloom of the Arab Spring was enabled by social media. In its research on this phenomenon, the University of Washington writes: “…social media carried a cascade of messages about freedom and democracy across North Africa and the Middle East, and helped raise expectations for …

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Bulli Bai’ App case – Advent of cyber Hindutva in India

Syed Ali Mujtaba The arrests made in the ‘Bulli Bai’ app case by the cyber branch police from Mumbai and Delhi suggest the existence of Hindu Cyber wings in India. It is now common wisdom that the Hindutva brigade has created a cyber-ecosystem in the country that can pose an …

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Feature: Demolition drive in Muslim Tribe locality sparks protest in Jammu

Rozi holding her two months old baby while sitting on debris of her ransacked house. Photo: Special arrangement Holding tightly her two months old baby wrapped in a blanket, Rozi Jan is sitting idle on the remnants of her ransacked house in the Upper Paloura area of Roop Nagar in …

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Article: Ruined Khazir Qazi witnessed killing of two sons by CRPF men

Naseer A Ganai On January 19, 1991 Khazir Muhammad Qazi witnessed the killing of his two sons, Muhammad Ameen Qazi and Bilal Ahmad Qazi, in his cycle shop at Magarmal Chowk in Srinagar. They were killed by Indian paramilitary CRPF troopers who resorted to indiscriminate firing killing a dozen innocent …

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Feature: After dramatic coup, Kashmir Press Club turns into a fortress out of bounds for journalists

Muhammad Raafi A day after the dramatic takeover of Kashmir Press Club (KPC) by a group of journalists aided by the armed forces, the club premises in the heart of the city have been rendered out of bounds for the local journalist community and the Club members. On Sunday morning, …

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