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Muslim men should not fight the idea of a Uniform Civil Code because for progressive thinkers, it is a good idea as it considers everybody equal. But for the right-wing propagandists, it’s a bogey to target and stigmatise the Muslims. And by resisting it, the Muslims will reinforce the myths attributed to their personal lives and actually help the right-wing’s political strategy.
The body of 19-year-old Tarishi Jain, who was hacked to death by militants at a Dhaka restaurant, was handed over to her family for the last rites on Monday, even as grieving friends and teachers remembered her as a 'passionate' person who deeply cared about human rights.
A delivery boy for Flipkart who was working with a third party vendor is now arrested for cheating the company. This person named B Naveen replaced iPhones in the orders with the fake phones and returned it to Flipkart. He has replaced almost 12 iPhones with the fake phones till now. The company noticed the number of returns from the one area and found this dubious. Naveen had almost cost the e-commerce giants 5 lakh rupees.
Speaking about the cabinet expansion in his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said two years was a good time for a proper review. Speaking about job creation in India, Modi said that he had coined a new term — personal sector, apart from the existing classification of public sector and private sector. He said that his government's policies towards jobs creation have focussed on jobs in this [personal] sector as well.
Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, killing at least four security officers in an apparently coordinated campaign of attacks as Saudis prepared to break their fast on the penultimate day of the holy month of Ramadan.
Former Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda’s brother was arrested by the police on Monday in connection with the alleged molestation of minor girls at a school run by the Kishor Darda and family in Yavatmal.
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NASA's unmanned spacecraft Juno on Monday began orbiting Jupiter, a key triumph for a $1.1 billion mission that aims to uncover the origins of the biggest planet in the solar system.
A khap panchayat in Etah district in Uttar Pradesh has now banned the use of mobile phones for minor girls, after an invasive video of a 15-year-old was widely shared on WhatsApp. The diktat was issued at a gathering of over 4,000 people by a Lodhi Rajput community panchayat in Bhilaipur and was seen as a precautionary measure to "protect girls from sexual abuse or exploitation".
India's new head coach and former cricketer Anil Kumble recently said that he will 'draw the line' but not 'curb' Test captain Virat Kohli's aggression. He also said India would approach tough situations positively during the long Test season that starts with a four-match series in the West Indies.
In recent times, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has really been known for for being a douche on Twitter, writes Suprateek Chatterjee for HuffPost India. After his ignorant tweet about 'love jihad' regarding the murder of a Chennai techie in broad daylight, the hyper-nationalistic singer indulged in a crass battle on social media, hurtling abuses at a journalist. "This must make him some sort of crown prince for right-wing trolls, who delight in whataboutery and using out-of-context screenshots of tweets from years ago to make their arguments... Bhattacharya may have made a career and built a reputation as a singer, but if he keeps this up, he risks destroying his own legacy. Soon, his claims of being able to make people smile nostalgically with the sound of his voice will amount to nothing — he will be remembered only as a man who inspired ignorance, bigotry, and hatred," he says.
The longer we delay taking heretical steps, the further we extend our arrival at the next stage of development, writes Baijayant Jay Panda in Mint. "The nation is in desperate need of many reforms that, though not strictly economic, will also indirectly boost growth, and in any case are essential for transitioning out of developing country status. These include judicial, police and administrative reforms, and empowered urban and local governments. That will require building political consensus, not just hoping for it. The government must both market reforms publicly—to opinion makers and voters—and negotiate behind the scenes with political holdouts," he says.
With his return to the realm of ideas, Raghuram Rajan has accepted the responsibility to speak out without the constraints of public office. This is where the fun begins, writes Peter Ronald DeSouza in The Indian Express. " Being the RBI governor has given him the experience, which few academics get, of discovering what is involved in converting a policy recommendation into a political and social outcome. Returning to the academic world hence places on him the weighty moral responsibility to speak," he says.
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