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Doklam bravado could be gung-ho BJP’s hyper nationalist agenda

If the Doklam crisis ultimately succeeds in firing a warning shot across the bows of India's armchair Hindu nationalist warriors, then it will have been a salutary lesson for them: Identity politics and polarising rhetoric may make them feel stronger, but they leave the nation weaker and vulnerable.

Swift turnaround, Nitish CM again with BJP help; saffron cloaks Hindi heartland

Socialist Nitish Kumar has once again shown that he is a politician and opportunist par excellence. In one of the swiftest change of political partners, Nitish dumped Lalu Yadav’s RJD and the Congress to once again embrace the Right-wing BJP for the CM’s office. Hours after he announced his resignation on Wednesday evening, Nitish Kumar was sworn-in again as CM on Thursday morning, even though Lalu’s RJD is the single largest party in the House.

Top separatist leader Shabir Shah held for terror funding; brought to Delhi

With the NIA already having seven separatists in custody, the Enforcement Directorate has now arrested Shabir Shah -- one of the founders of Kashmiri separatism -- as part of the government's crackdown on separatists for allegedly receiving money from Pakistan to finance terror activities in the Kashmir Valley.