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No one died of hunger in recent times: Centre

Comprehensive steps have been taken, it tells Supreme Court

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In a flux over smog towers

The attempts to purify dynamic and voluminous air in outdoor conditions are not a step in the right direction, experts say, as air quality around smog tower shows no steady improvement

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Three Navy personnel killed in explosion aboard INS Ranvir

Inquiry ordered into incident at Mumbai naval dockyard

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Assam to settle border row with Meghalaya

Newborn dies of malnutrition in Kerala

Woman travels 2 days to reach hospital

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Inflation conundrum

High price rise trends could continue in 2022, compounding the challenge for policy makers

Bad start
The Djokovic visa controversy seems to have marred the run-up to the Australian Open

The cracks in U.P.’s ‘socially engineered’ caste wall
There could be an electoral fallout with backward communities feeling a sense of estrangement with Hindutva politics

The SilverLine project is anti-development
It poses a threat to Kerala’s ecological security, and could end up as a white elephant

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Escalation of the ‘forgotten war’ in Yemen

The fight over Marib, which is outside Houthi control, will decide the outcome of the conflict

Preventing genocide
It is imperative that international legal protections against genocide are incorporated in domestic legislation

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Drone attacks ‘unacceptable’, says India

Embassy working to bring back bodies of two Indians who were killed in explosion at UAE oil firm

SC asks Centre why only 19 women were admitted at NDA
Court gives govt. three weeks to file affidavit on the issue

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Saudi Arabia hits back at Houthi rebels after UAE drone attack

Will do whatever it takes to keep MDP in power, says Nasheed

‘Abdulla Yameen’s campaign against India is making our people very uneasy’

Rising sea levels prompt Indonesia to relocate capital

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‘Cyberattacks surge as COVID spurs digital push’

Ransomware incidents rose 151%: WEF

India extends $500mn credit to Sri Lanka for fuel imports
Move part of $1.5 bn facility, follows recent $900 mn relief

Text & Context
The Houthi attack on the United Arab Emirates

The controversy over the proposed steel plant in Odisha

Why are protests resuming again over the same land? Why are villagers opposing this move?