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RPT-SPECIAL REPORT-In Modi's India, cow vigilantes deny Muslim...

(Repeats without any changes to text.) By Zeba Siddiqui, Krishna N. Das, Tommy Wilkes and TomLasseter BEHROR, India Nov 6 (Reuters) - The beating that ended PehluKhan's life was televised nationwide. Cell phone video captureda group of men punching and ... Sify, 1 week ago

Caught between worship and blame

200 years on, the legacy of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan -- the man behind the Aligarh Muslim University -- hangs between two extremes.Mohammad Sajjad brings much needed perspective to the debate. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: 1817 to 1898.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   As the birth bicentenary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (1817-1898) -- a realist-pragmatist of 19th century India, a distinguished reformer, and founder of the MAO College (now the Aligarh Muslim University) -- is being celebrated, one ...
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Raqqa has fallen but the strife in Syria may not end very soon

Ideology and ideas derived from it rarely perish. They become dormant and survive even if the physical manifestation of an ideology is extinguished. The liberation of Raqqa, the so-called capital of the proto-Caliphate, established by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in ...
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago

Death toll from Egypt gun battle rises to 52 killed

At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said. Sources had said late on Friday at least 30 police were ...
 Deccan Herald3 weeks ago

The Great Leap Forward

THE SCALE OF analysis is wide, the insights penetrating, the writing lucid. Prasenjit K Basu’s investigation of the world’s largest continent is as incisive as it is expansive. In this 680-page dumbbell- like tome, Basu has captured the unity as well as ...
 Open Magazine4 weeks ago
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A toast to Athens and democracy

Geetanjali Krishna approached her trip to Greece -- the cradle of democracy where the notions of equality, free speech and civic liberty first took shape -- as much as pilgrimage as a holiday. IMAGE: The Greek flag flutters above the statue of Plato outside the Athens Academy.In the 5th century BC, there wasn't one but hundreds of democracies among the city states dotting the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Plato apparently said they were 'like frogs around a pond'. Photograph: ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Two German men made history Sunday by saying "I do" and becoming the first same-sex couple to marry after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isnt over. Wedding bells were to ring out in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover and other ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago
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Germany poll: Angela Merkel set for fourth term, hard-right outfit likely to emerge as third largest party

Germans voted in a general election today expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term while the hard-right nationalist AfD party is tipped to make history by winning its first seats in the national parliament. Surveys suggest Merkel's conservative ...
 DNA1 month ago Merkel bids for fourth term as Germans head to the polls  Deccan Herald1 month ago
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'There is no such thing as hate speech':The Left, Right, Centre & all that is wrong with India

Imagine a society that allows everyone to say anything about anyone. No holds barred views about gods, leaders, priests, imams and communities. Would it lead to a utopia or dystopia? The Orientals love their traditions – dowry, child marriage, and ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago

Freedom Files: Luring the wolf with the hen

People don't change, times do for the past holds no sway over the future. This could not be truer for Indian Princes who were caught in a time warp. Chewing their States virtually down to the bone with their excesses and utter disregard for the democratic ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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