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CPI(M) and BJP flags in Kannur, Kerala (representational image) | ThePrint photo

Mohan Bhagwat to release ‘first-of-its-kind’ book detailing violence against RSS in Kerala 

The book has been authored by retired prof A.K.M. Das. It carries an introduction, narrating ‘communist terror’, by senior RSS pracharak J. Nandakumar.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | PTI

Bengal promotes IPS officer caught in Mamata-Amit Shah row over Nadda convoy attack

Two of the three IPS officers in-charge of security for BJP chief Nadda's convoy when it was attacked earlier this month were among the 33 officers who were either transferred or promoted Monday.
A medic collects swab sample of a woman in Gurugram for a rapid antigen test | PTI

MHA extends Covid surveillance measures till 31 January, warns about new virus strain

The govt said that despite a dip in daily cases, states need to keep a strict vigil to prevent any rise in cases during New Year and the winter season.
Representational image | A file photo of the IIM-Ahmedabad campus.. | Photo: Commons

IIM-A decision to demolish historic dorms ‘cultural vandalism’ — experts write to institute

Architects, historians and organsiations within India and abroad write to IIM-Ahmedabad, urging institute to conserve the dorms designed by American architect Louis Kahn.
The proposed model of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya | Photo: ANI

Ayodhya’s Ram temple will take 3.5 years to build, cost Rs 1,100 crore, says trust treasurer

Swami Govind Dev Giriji Maharaj said the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has so far received more than Rs 100 crore in online donations.
Cow vigilantism

Karnataka cabinet passes anti-cow slaughter ordinance

The bill, that is yet to be approved by the legislative council, provides for a blanket prohibition of slaughter of cows in Karnataka.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during a meeting with farm leaders from 10 states in support of the agri-laws, in New Delhi on 14 December 2020 | PTI photo

‘Wall of lies’ to fall soon, protesting farmers will realise truth, says Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said many farmers have started see the benefits of the new farm laws, and added that dialogue is the only way to resolve the issue.
Dr Mahinder Watsa | YouTube screengrab

Dr Mahinder Watsa — the man who brought sex education to the discussion table in India

Popular for his daily column on Mumbai Mirror, Dr Mahinder Watsa was the first to propose a sexual counselling and education programme in India.
File image of Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma | @himantabiswa | Twitter

Assam govt tables bill to abolish all state-run madrassas

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state-run madrassas will be converted to general schools with no change of status, pay of the teaching and non-teaching staff.
A file photo of former CBI chief M. Nageswara Rao. | Photo: Twitter

Nageswara Rao, the retired IPS officer who believes Hinduism is the only marker of India

Nageswara Rao, who briefly headed CBI, has found a new avatar, particularly on social media. His vision is of a ‘Civilisational India’ and his mission is ‘Equal rights for Hindus’.

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