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22/05/2017 8:38 AM IST | Updated 22/05/2017 8:39 AM IST
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Four militants were killed in a fierce encounter that began along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naugam sector in north Kashmir. Three army jawans also lost their lives in it.

Will he, won't he? Rajinikanth's fans have little else on their mind other than the question of whether he will be joining politics. And the superstar is fanning these speculations with his cryptic comments.

A tale of modern slavery, published in The Atlantic magazine, has horrified America. But in India, these stories are a dime a dozen, writes Sandip Roy.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan, is safe until the International Court of Justice passes its final verdict, the Pakistani high commissioner has assured India.

Chandrasekhar, the absconding leader of the Bhim Army against anti-Dalit violence in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district appeared at a rally in New Delhi's Jantar Mantar and promised to surrender himself.

The Mumbai Indians beat the Rising Pune Supergiant to claim their third title at the Indian Premier League championships. This is how this spectacular victory came about.

Off The Front Page

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has dismissed all the corruption charges levelled against him by the sacked water minister of the state, Kapil Mishra.

A day after a Jammu & Kashmir policeman fled with four rifles, militant group Hizbul Mujahideen claimed he has joined its forces to help it continue the struggle for independent Kashmir.

After fixing the rates of the goods and services tax (GST), the GST council's next challenge is to ensure that businesses pass on the benefits to consumers as the new indirect tax regime comes into force on 1 July.

Opinion

In The Indian Express, Arnav Das Sharma says BR Ambedkar's struggle to reform the caste system within the Hindu society in India has lessons for the debates over the abolition of triple talaq among Muslims.

In the ongoing series on racism in the Hindustan Times, Anna MM Vetticad writes about the ways in which Indians manage to discriminate against their own people in the country, imposing the North-South divide.

In her column in The Telegraph, Manini Chaterjee says the opposition must break out of its self-imposed prison if it is to pose a credible challenge to the ruling BJP-led government in the 2019 general elections.

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