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Politics of delimitation: Why Abdullahs and Muftis upset over Jammu numbers hike

Four particular Kashmir-based political parties, including the two widely perceived to be the friendlies of the ruling BJP at the Centre, with the support of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), have launched a concerted campaign to fail the Delimitation Commissions proposal of adding 6 seats to Jammu as compared to just 1 to Kashmir.

Dancing on razor’s edge; Ramana talks of brave journalists in dark times

Speaking truth to power and holding up a mirror to society is an immense responsibility that is extremely difficult to fulfil and there is enormous pressure and stress upon journalists, the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has highlighted. "In the contemporary world, performing duty as a journalist is akin to dancing on razor's edge," he pointed out.

India may see ‘short-lived’ Covid third wave soon: Cambridge tracker

A Covid-19 tracker, developed by UK's University of Cambridge, has predicted that India may soon see an intense but short-lived virus wave "within days", even as the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid is spreading like wildfire in the country with over 780 cases reported on Wednesday.

Financial crisis looms over Andhra Pradesh; deep in debt

With half of its term in power completed, the YSR Congress Party government in Andhra Pradesh appears firmly in saddle but in the coming year the state's precarious financial position poses a bigger challenge than the opposition parties.