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Meira Kumar Says Facebook Unblocked Her Official Page After Protests; Facebook Investigates Issue

Oct 16, 2020 PTI

Facebook has restored former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's official page that was unpublished and assured it is investigating the issue.

'Mahagathbandhan' In Bihar Announces Seats For Congress, RJD, Other Allies For LS Polls

Mar 29, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The 'mahagathbandhan' in Bihar on Friday announced the seats to be contested by each of the alliance partners -- the RJD, Congress, RLSP, HAM and VIP -- in phases three to seven of the general elections.


My Selection At Presidency Marks The Greatness Of Indian Democracy: Ram Nath Kovind

Jul 20, 2017 Outlook Web Bureau

Kovind defeated opposition's Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, garnering more than 65% of the votes in the Electoral College, the Returning Officer for the poll announced.


After Calling Congress 'Weakest Link' In Opposition, Nitish Kumar Says Party Should Set The Agenda

On Sunday, Kumar said the Congress alone was “responsible for the current mess” in the Opposition

27 June, 2017

Presidential Polls Seen As a Dalit v/s Dalit Contest: Oppn Nominee Meira Kumar

Outlook Web Bureau

The former Lok Sabha speaker said that Presidential poll is being seen as Dalit vs Dalit contest and asserted that she will face the polls on plank of democratic values, inclusiveness, end of poverty, destruction of caste structure.


22 June, 2017

Dalit Vs Dalit: Meira Kumar Beat Mayawati, Paswan In The Past, Can She Repeat The Magic?

Bula Devi

It’s going to be a direct fight between two Dalit candidates, since the NDA’s candidate Ram Nath Kovind is also a Dalit.



30 September, 2004

'There Is Unanimity Among Political Parties'

Nagendar Sharma

So says the minister for social justice, on reservations in private sector, but then haven't we heard it all before on the other famous reservations for women? How the government hopes to implement this remains another imponderable, of course.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz