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CWG 2018 at Gold Coast: 28 Medals won by Indian Women

To say that the Indian women did us proud at the commonwealth games would be an understatement. At a time when sections of the society were defending the rape of an 8 year old on the basis of the religion of the girl, the performance of the girls at the games signified a strong slap to the misogynistic attitude that these sections have tried to defend in the name of culture. From a 16 year old girl, who just started shooting a couple of years ago, to an age old veteran mother of 3 who refuses to hang up her boxing gloves, each of the commonwealth medallist has a story to tell.

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Communal Violence Fiasco in the name of Lord Ram

Ram Rajya was a state that spoke of non-violence, and about any aspect of life that is devoid of today’s double standards. Prince Ram abolished the system of ‘Ashwa Bali’ in his kingdom during his days as the ‘Yuvraj’. It is of common knowledge to most that Lord Ram is well known for his beliefs of ‘ahimsa’ & ‘Satya Vachan'. Then how come such brutal and senseless violence occurs in his name, that too on the day of his ‘Janma tithi’. Ram Navami processions were going on when violence broke out in the rallies of Purulia, Murshidabad, Bardhman west and Raniganj districts of West Bengal. Three people were killed and dozens were injured including Police officials.

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ALLEGED DISSOLUTION OF SC/ST ACT

Eight people dead; several hundred injured; Train blocked and buses trashed; Heavy clashes between the police and the protestors. This is the current scenario in different states nationwide. The Bharat Bandh is taking place as a result of the Supreme Court ruling on atrocities against Dalits. The bandh was an outrage over the alleged dilution of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Read and know its implications.

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CONGRESS LEADERSHIP AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

Acclaimed historian, Bipan Chandra claimed that the Indian National Congress (INC) was a movement which accommodated and nurtured a range of ideas, ideologues and individuals. It was known as the umbrella organisation because the ministry included leaders of diverse political orientations, from western-educated, egalitarian-minded social elite to conservative Hindus; nationalist Muslims and leaders emphasising growth opportunities for the Lower Castes and Untouchables. Lets take a peek into the journey so far and the new routes taken.

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Recent CBSE Fiasco and the Role of the Present Administration

The CBSE is one of India’s most respected national board of secondary education. Founded in 1962, CBSE is the official board of all Kendriya Vidyalayas , all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, most of the schools approved by Central Government of India and thousands of the finest private schools all over India and in many foreign countries where NRIs reside in substantial numbers. Evidently, a case involving the leaking of question papers would be an enormous embarrassment.Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened to CBSE on March 2018 in India.

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YOGI POLICE STATE IN UP: THE GOOD AND THE BAD

In quantum mechanics, the uncertainty principle says that, more precisely the position of a particles is determined, less precisely the dynamics of the particles can be known. This postulate of pure science seems to be perfectly applicable in politics after the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) acquired the leadership position. After their massive victory, the question naturally popped up: Who will be the chief minister? It was naïve to believe that the presiding head of Gorakhnath Peeth Mahant Aditya Nath would be chosen at the spur of the moment and the uncertainty principle was indeed proven when he was chosen as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

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One Country, One Code

Does India need a Uniform Civil Code? The debate on this controversial issue has been on in this country for over two decades, its conception dating back to even before independence. The need for it has been underlined in the Constitution in Article 44 as a Directive Principle of State Policy which states that “The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.” However, despite periodic debates about it, none of the governments have taken it up seriously despite the Supreme Court nudging it to do so.

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BJP win in North-East and its plans in South-East Asia

The recent overwhelming win of BJP in Tripura clearly stated the party’s dominance over the entire of North-east, followed by the win of the party in Assam during the year 2016 and Manipur in 2017. And now in early 2018 the states of Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland. Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim are already held tightly in the hands of the party. If viewed economically and politically, the path through north-east is going to lead to a freeway to the other South-east Asian states, furthering a very strong bond with ASEAN countries like Myanmar and Vietnam.

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Comeback of Caste-Politics

Lalu Prasad Yadav's accusation in fodder scam, Jignesh Mevani winning the seat in the Gujarat elections by rallying against the cause of "Brahmanical hegemony" and the attack on Dalit people by Hindu extremists groups in Bhima-Koregaon which led to riots in Maharashtra, all lead us to the same conclusion that the rise of casteist politics is on its peak.

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The DMRC Fare Hike

Delhi Metro—perhaps the only thing in Delhi of which every dilliwaala is proud of—witnessed two fare hikes in 2017. It came as a shock as the hike was a first in 8 years.

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The Far reaching consequences of the Gujarat Elections

The words of Amit Shah said it all. It is rare to see the party president of the worlds largest party hold a press conference on the basis of the remarks of an ex-MLC of the Congress--Charan Singh Chabra--stating that prime minister Modi should apologize for the 2002 riots by visiting Jama Masjid.

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