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On 31st day of shutdown, Darjeeling tense but violence-free
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On 31st day of shutdown, Darjeeling tense but violence-free

Pro-Gorkhaland activists took out rallies in Darjeeling as security forces maintained tight vigil across the hills today -- the 31st day of the indefinite shutdown for a separate state.No incident of violence or arson was reported by the police this morning, but the hills remained on the edge, a day after agitators went on a rampage, setting afire an RPF office, a state-run library and a police outpost in Darjeeling.With the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, the spearhead of the statehood agitation, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Why Mamata wants Bengal's colleges to be politics-free

'With the appeal of both the Left and the Congress fading, Banerjee fears the saffron brigade's inroads into her citadel,' says Sunanda K Datta-Ray.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Bengal once resonated to Deshabandhu Chittaranjan Das' rallying cry, 'Exams can wait but freedom cannot!' -- a slogan that established the primacy of politics over education. Now, Mamata Banerjee is trying to set the clock back and persuade students that their future lies in shunning politics and attending ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

The Black Prince corrects historical distortions about Maharaja Ranjit Singh's family

How we live in the present is often a direct reflection of how we interpret the past. And, it is also a very good indicator of how we will envision the future. But, history never reveals the complete picture. It, instead, offers a representation of gathered ...
 Bollywood Hungama1 week ago

The Outliers

By and large, Bollywood is considered to be a haven of nepotism. If the lucky progeny of Bollywood’s A-listers aren’t being launched in a lavish debut film then they are busy being set up by daddy dear for a career behind the camera. As such lakhs of ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 week ago

Akhil Sharma: ‘I am an Immigrant’

An Obedient Father (2000), Family Life (2014), A Life of Adventure and Delight (2017), the very titles of Akhil Sharma’s books hint at the kind of author he is—precise and fuss free. If the goal, as James Baldwin, told us in 1984, is to ‘write a ...
 Open Magazine1 week ago

Housekeeping Crisis

DIVIDING MY LIFE between India and Norway is akin to moving between luxury and want. India may have the world’s largest number of poor while Norway has one of the highest standards of living. But when it comes to the luxury of time, even the relatively poor ...
 Open Magazine1 week ago
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Speak up | Illegal encroachment of roads by vendors: Is there a solution?

Illegal encroachment of roads by vendors and traders has become a major issue for commuters across the national capital. Both government and civic bodies keep passing the responsibility to remove these encroachments onto each other. Following the complaint of ...
 DNA1 week ago
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SBI launches INTOUCH, digital village initiatives in Nepal

Mumbai : The State Bank of India (SBI) has launched its flagship service INTOUCH in Nepal, an official spokesperson said here on Saturday. The sbiINTOUCH, inaugurated by SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya, will offer customers products like Savings Bank, ...
 Sify2 weeks ago
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Bollywood's HIGHS and LOWS of 2017 so far

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at the movies! Half of 2017 is done and dusted even as the rest of the year bubbles with promise. Content reigned supreme and burning questions like 'Why Katappa killed Baahubali?' got answered; it's been a fun ride until now. Sukanya Verma gives us a lowdown on the winners and bummers of the year so far. IMAGE: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya. The Highs IMAGE: Swara Bhaskar in Anarkali Of Arrah. Few things make a cinephile happy like ...
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'Kashmiris are going nowhere'

'Their redemption is here. Definitely not in Pakistan.''They know if they step 20 steps on the other side of the Line of Control they will never return.''They will be ill treated.' IMAGE: A youth hurls a stone at security forces in the Kashmir valley. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters What do Kashmiri stone pelters mean when they shout 'Azaadi'? What do the Kashmiris want? What are the factors destablising the Kashmir valley? What are the solutions? Did the September 28, 2016 surgical strikes ...
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