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Holy cow: as Hindu nationalism surges in India, cows are protected but minorities not so much
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Holy cow: as Hindu nationalism surges in India, cows are prote...

Indolent Indian cows sitting or eating on the busiest roads of the country’s cities are common sights for anyone who has ever visited the subcontinent. Today, this mammal is at the centre of the country’s increasingly violent social upheaval. In ... catchnews.com, 2 months ago

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A lesson on the dangers of patriotism from a pacifist of World War I

When the Battle of Arras came to an end 100 years ago on May 16 1917, there was little for British and Commonwealth troops to celebrate. Though they had gained some ground in the trench warfare, the result was largely a stalemate, and there were an estimated ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago

North Korea standoff: Is war an option?

'The world may be desirous of peace, but not Kim Jong-un.''Should we then accept the old adage that to maintain peace, we should be prepared for war?' asks Rajaram Panda. Part I: North Korea standoff: What are the world's options? IMAGE: The US army and South Korean military responded to North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile test/strong>with a combined ballistic missile exercise.Photograph: South Korean Defence Ministry   The last possible option in dealing with North ...
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Convert to Islam within 6 months: Malayali author gets threatening letter

A renowned Malayali author and a woman college lecturer have complained to the police of receiving threats even as Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said his government would not ignore threats to those who expressed progressive views. Efforts to tarnish those with progressive opinions on social media and making death threats to them would not be accepted, Vijayan said on Facebook. “Those who feel that independent voices can be gagged by threats are living in a fool’s ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago
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Samsung Galaxy S8+ review: To infinity and beyond with aplomb

Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched to much fanfare in India on 19 April. Back then, I called it a 'tough sell' at a launch price of Rs 57,900. The S8+ is even more expensive at Rs 64,900. Three months on, and after using the phone for nearly a month, I can ...
 catchnews.com6 days ago
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'Indira Gandhi was the James Bond of power politics'

'She was the only prime minister who won a decisive military victory.' 'She won a real war; she didn't play video games on prime time TV over surgical strikes!' 'She understood power better than any other politician, saw it as her birthright and used it with inborn expertise.' 'Every politician today who tries to be a "supremo" through populism and absolute control over his or her party is referring to the Indira Gandhi playbook!' IMAGE: Indira Gandhi on a visit to the US in March 1966, a ...
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Narada sting case: Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee fails to appear before ED, given two weeks time

Trinamool Congress minister and Kolkata Municipal Corporation(KMC) mayor Sovan Chatterjee failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate which had summoned him in connection with the Narada tapes case. "Chatterjee was supposed to come today. But he sent ...
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Why the world is talking about 18th century scientist Eva Ekeblad

Her research paved the way for potato vodka and gluten-free baking -- 300 years ago! And those are only two of the many cool things about Eva Ekeblad. Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad, best-remembered for discovering that alcohol and flour can be made from potatoes, is suddenly on everyone's minds -- all thanks to a Google Doodle. '[She] brought potatoes, then a greenhouse curiosity, to the people,' Google noted July 10. 'Eva discovered the starch was humble but mighty -- potatoes could ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Face-to-face with a King Cobra!

The monkeys can't take their eyes off the snake, and Geetanjali Krishna has forgotten to breathe. *IMAGE: 'As we watch in awe, the magnificent snake rears its head several feet above the ground'.Photograph: Kind courtesy Marathekedar93/Wikimedia Commons At first, I think it's a thick log that has fallen on the forest floor near the pond. Hundreds of bees are buzzing all around, their hive disturbed perhaps, by the monkeys overhead. They are making alarmed sounds, as they are wont to do when ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Golf: Arjun Atwal finishes a disappointing tied 55th

Arjun Atwal shot a final round of 77 to finish on a disappointing tied-55th place at the Quicken Loans National, which was only his third start of the year on the PGA Tour this season. The first and only Indian to have won on the PGA Tour, Atwal said it was ...
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