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GDP grew 8.4% in Q2, but recovery appears patchy

Double-digit growth likely for 2021-22, says CEA

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Bengal, Punjab fears ill-founded: MHA

‘BSF jurisdiction extension will help curb trans-border crimes’

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Same-sex marriage: plea seeks live-streaming of proceedings

Court seeks Centre’s stand, posts next hearing to February 3

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Rajasthan scheme for jobs to women


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Kerala to act against vaccine hesitancy 

‘No free COVID treatment to those not cooperating in prevention steps’ 

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Telugu lyricist ‘Sirivennela’ Seetharama Sastry no more 

His mastery extended to nearly 3,000 songs

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Editorial
Protect, don’t pander 

Suppression of free speech by yielding to threats has become an unfortunate norm

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Sweden’s fresh start 

Magdalena Andersson’s legacy will be defined by her ability to stay true to party’s core values

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Small grant but a big opportunity for local bodies

The earmarked health allocation recommended by the 15th Finance Commission can fulfil a mandate on primary care

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Afghanistan, the rise of a narco-terrorist state  

A danger of a failed state in the neighbourhood combined with narco-terrorism will pose a threat to India’s security

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India’s informal economy has not shrunk

An SBI Research study’s claim that there is greater formalisation of the economy is unfounded

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Controlling the crypto genie 

Cryptocurrencies cannot be controlled unless all nations work together, which is unfortunately a remote possibility

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Uttarakhand shrines out of Govt. control

With Assembly polls in 2022, BJP administration bows to pressure, recalls the Devasthanam Board Act

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Admiral Hari Kumar is Navy chief 

He takes over at a time when the force is revising its perspective plan

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New crypto Bill will be introduced soon: Govt. 

It will account for changes in virtual currency world: Nirmala

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Govt. appoints three-member panel to review EWS quota 

It has been given three weeks’ time to complete its work

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6 lakh Indians renounced citizenship 

10,645 foreigners applied for Indian citizenship from 2016 to 2020, says Centre

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Russia has red line on Ukraine: Putin

Any escalatory actions by Moscow will be a great concern and will trigger consequences: U.S. 

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Pentagon reviews U.S. posture towards China
 
Indo-Pacific a priority region: report

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China, Russia, Iran top U.K. threat list: MI6

Spy chief Moore says Beijing conducts ‘espionage operations’ against U.K., allies

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Core sector growth rebounds

Cement, coal, electricity and refinery products drive October’s 7.5% expansion

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‘India 5G subscriptions to reach 500 mn by 2027’
‘4G to stay dominant but witness drop’
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