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Aug 04, 2020-Tuesday
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  • The new Hindutva that emerged post-liberalisation blended cultural pride with national assertiveness
    Aug 04, 2020 18:16 IST
    The Ayodhya movement redefined secularism, brought the political Hindu to the centre stage...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • Ram Ki Paidi is lit up in preparation for the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, August 3, 2020
    Aug 04, 2020 18:55 IST
    There can be no better occasion to enunciate the “sabka vishwas” slogan of the government than in Ayodhya, to mark the end to an era of contentious political polarisation, and inaugurate a new phase of pluralism, secularism and harmony...read more
  • Restoring democracy fully — by removing restrictions on connectivity, releasing detained leaders, initiating a political dialogue, making security forces more accountable for excesses — and restoring statehood to J&K (while keeping Ladakh as a separate unit) is the best way to restart the political process.
    Aug 04, 2020 17:40 IST
    The national project is complete. The democratic project now needs work...read more
  • A deserted Lal Chowk, Srinagar.
    Aug 04, 2020 17:40 IST
    Citizens have been denied their democratic freedoms. Development has got stunted. And the future is uncertain...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • The people’s choice is clear  —  a new politics without violence and emotions  —  on the lines of Vajpayee’s three principles.
    Aug 04, 2020 17:40 IST
    The people of J&K do not want violence. Terror is down. A nationalist, pro-development leadership is emerging...read more
    Hindustantimes
    Hindustantimes
  • There is a substantial presence of both dogs and livestock in at least 30 tiger reserves, according to a report. The presence of feral and abandoned dogs and livestock in forests, say experts, could lead to the transmission of diseases to wild animals
    Aug 03, 2020 22:19 IST
    The Animal Welfare Board of India needs to be held accountable ...read more
  • New Delhi has to focus on retaining and boosting its military strength at the Line of Actual Control. It should also come up with creative ways to exert military pressure on China, perhaps in other geographies where Beijing is more vulnerable, to force it to step back — while factoring in the risks of escalation carefully
    Aug 03, 2020 22:23 IST
    China is making it clear it won’t budge. Respond accordingly...read more