The growing threat of far-right terror

Last week, German authorities arrested eight men in the State of Saxony who were part of a far-right “terrorist” ring, called ‘Revolution Chemnitz’. Chemnitz, the largest city in Saxony, was recently in the news when hundreds of neo-Nazis took out a protests against refugees and immigrants. According to police, the …

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NSG upgrades security ahead of election season

The National Security Guard (NSG), which provides security cover to select VIPs like Home Minister Rajnath Singh and many Chief Ministers, has upgraded its protocol and armour on lines of the Special Protection Group (SPG) in view of the upcoming election season in the country. The elite counter-terror force has …

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A cautionary note for judiciary

Justice Chandrachud calls to balance group rights with individual freedoms Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, in his separate opinion in the Sabarimala case on Friday, proposed a new method on how courts should deal with ecclesiastical matters of religion and faith. The judge observed that courts should adopt a deferential attitude to …

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Offer of friendship not a weakness: Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Pakistan’s offer of “friendship” to India should not be considered as its weakness and the Indian leadership should shun “arrogance” to hold peace talks. Addressing Punjab bureaucracy here on Sunday, Mr. Khan said, “I hope the Indian leadership will shun arrogance and …

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Lizards adapt to city life

Moving to a city means adapting to different surroundings. And it’s no different for lizards in Bengaluru city too, find scientists: Indian rock agamas here are changing their physiology — including lowering their testosterone levels — to adapt to urban life. Some wild animals (including rock agamas which are usually …

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Swedish election yields a hung assembly

Neither of the two mainstream blocs can form a government on their own as far-right party makes major gains Sweden faced political deadlock on Monday after the far-right made gains in legislative elections that left the question of who will form the next government up in the air. As expected, …

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