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Rupnagar man charred to death after SUV catches fire

Rupnagar Naresh Kumar, 35, of Rampur Kalan village, a driver, was charred to death inside the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), a Mahindra Scorpio, after it burst into flames at Roduana village near Nurpur Bedi on Saturday about 11pm. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Sources said he was returning to his […]

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Rebuild trust between State, citizens | Opinion

We have just celebrated Republic Day, and now we are shortly going to commemorate Martyr’s Day, when the Mahatma laid down his life. This is a moment of introspection, especially at a time when our democracy is grappling with difficult questions. Are social divisions deepening? Is the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) really against a particular […]

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ICJ, finally, acts on the Rohingyas of Myanmar | Opinion

The inability of international law to effectively address situations of mass human rights atrocities, in particular genocide, within States has been the source of much consternation for international lawyers. The term genocide, deriving from the Greek prefix genos meaning race or tribe and the Latin suffix cide meaning killing, was coined by Polish lawyer Raphael […]

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Making poetry accessible, one whisper at a time

A bustling ‘Press Terrace’ at the Jaipur Literature Festival fell into a quiet calm as a group of nine men and women in all black three-piece suits swept the floor with gentle steps, almost as if not wanting to hurt the ground beneath their feet. Donning black ‘sensus’ (Japanese folding fans) in their hands, these […]

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Should you watch Netflix’s ‘The Goop Lab’?

A peek into Gwynth Paltrow’s holistic wellness empire, Goop, can be informative and thought-provoking, in more ways than one I’ve always told people that my mum was a bit of a hippie growing up. What I really mean is that she is what many in the New Age community call ‘a seeker’ — someone who […]

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The city and a decade’s change

From the epithet of big rural village, Madurai is transforming into a vibrant city. River Vaigai is always the talking point of the city’s denizens. And happily the year is ending on a brimming note with water flowing not only across the city’s lifeline but many of the old tanks, such as the Teppakulam and […]