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Rahel Philipose


Rahel Philipose writes for the news desk.

Explained: Why Australia has had to kill millions of bees to save its honey industry
Sun, Jul 03, 2022

Colonies of honeybees have been put under “lockdown” as part of a wide range of biosecurity measures to limit the outbreak.

Daily Briefing: Latest on the Udaipur killing; Why the BJP and Shiv Sena are sparring over the Mumbai Metro-3 carshed once again
Sat, Jul 02, 2022

Get your weekend started with the top 5 stories from today's edition: Latest on the Udaipur killing; Why the BJP and Shiv Sena are sparring over the Mumbai Metro-3 carshed once again; weekend film recommendations; and more.

Daily Briefing: Eknath Shinde sworn in as Maharashtra CM; Single-use plastics banned from today
Fri, Jul 01, 2022

In today’s edition: Eknath Shinde sworn in as Maharashtra CM; BJP to now focus on dynasty-mukht Bharat; how ‘ecosystem’ became the BJP’s go-to word; why single-use plastics were banned; and more.

Daily Briefing: Unrest in Udaipur after man hacked to death for ‘insulting’ Prophet; Fadnavis meets Maharashtra Governor amid political crisis
Wed, Jun 29, 2022

In today’s edition: Unrest in Udaipur after man hacked to death for ‘insulting’ Prophet; the legacy of Pallonji Mistry; the speaker’s powers in a rebellion, and more

Explained: Abortion laws around the world
Tue, Jun 28, 2022

Very often limits are placed on when an abortion is permitted, generally around gestational time limits. We take a look at some of the abortion policies in countries across the globe.

Daily Briefing: Visiting Eknath Shinde’s native village; what’s behind the fuel shortage
Sat, Jun 25, 2022

In today’s edition: We visit Eknath Shinde’s native village in Maharashtra; How a daily wager’s son put Karnataka wrestling hub in the spotlight; Need to accelerate reform pace in energy transition, says Niti Aayog CEO; and more. 

Daily Briefing: Ready to walk out of MVA alliance if rebel MLAs return, says Raut; Delhi sends ‘technical team’ to Kabul
Fri, Jun 24, 2022

In today’s edition, we bring you the latest on the Maharashtra political crisis, Delhi’s ‘technical team’ in Kabul, and Russia’s offer to help India host 2036 Olympics.

Explained: Why a court in France has upheld ban on burkinis in Grenoble
Thu, Jun 23, 2022

A top court in France has rejected an appeal filed by the city of Grenoble to allow all swimwear in public pools, including the burkini. What exactly is a burkini, and what did the court say while banning it?

Daily Briefing: Uddhav Thackeray says ready to resign if Sainiks want; demolitions in accordance with law, UP govt tells SC
Thu, Jun 23, 2022

In this edition: The latest on the MVA crisis; Yashwant Sinha on the upcoming presidential polls; why Mumbai witnessed a six-fold rise in heart attacks in 2021; and more...

Daily Briefing: MVA in trouble as Eknath Shinde revolts; Droupadi Murmu set to be elected first tribal woman President of India
Wed, Jun 22, 2022

In today’s edition: The latest on Maharashtra’s political crisis; the first tribal woman likely to be India’s President; ED’s probe into Rahul Gandhi; and more

Daily Briefing: How social science textbooks have been amended since 2014; latest on Agnipath protests
Sat, Jun 18, 2022

In the first part of the latest Indian Express Investigation, we scrutinised 21 current history, political science and sociology textbooks for Classes 6 to 12 and matched their content with tables circulated within NCERT on the proposed changes.

Daily Briefing: As protests spread, govt raises Agnipath’s upper age to 23; SC seeks UP’s response over demolition drives
Fri, Jun 17, 2022

In today’s edition: The latest on the govt’s new ‘Agnipath’ scheme; how TMC MLA Manoj Tiwary strikes a balance between politics and cricket; the impact of the US Fed rate hike; and more.

Explained: Why Pakistanis have been told to drink less tea amid economic crisis
Thu, Jun 16, 2022

"I appeal to the nation to reduce tea intake by one or two cups daily because we borrow money for tea import as well,” Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, said on Tuesday. What does Pakistan's economic crisis have to do with tea? We explain.

Daily Briefing: Latest on Agnipath; Congress showdown with Delhi Police; Tourist deaths spur acclimatisation order in Ladakh
Thu, Jun 16, 2022

Several BJP-ruled states — including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Assam — have said that the ‘Agniveers’ will also be given preference in police recruitment after they exit the armed forces in four years. Meanwhile, Haryana said the state  will give them “preference in jobs and other works”.

Daily Briefing: Govt’s employment push; black money SIT judge opted for amnesty scheme
Wed, Jun 15, 2022

In today’s edition: The government’s big employment push; how a black money SIT judge opted for amnesty scheme; The four Buddha relics travelling to Mongolia as ‘state guest’; and more.

Daily Briefing: The 2022 Rajya Sabha Election results; what’s behind India’s poor Environmental Performance Index rating?
Mon, Jun 13, 2022

The Rajya Elections 2022 results; Protests break out across the country over Nupur Sharma's comments; What's behind India's Environmental Performance Index rating?; Weekend web series recommendations, and more.

Daily Briefing: Polling to elect next President on July 18, says EC; ‘Iran, India agree on need to respect religion’
Fri, Jun 10, 2022

In today’s edition: EC announces date for next Presidential election; TMC’s Mahua Moitra writes on the “absence” of Muslim MPs and MLAs in the BJP; and more

Explained: Who is Moscow’s chief rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt and why is he in exile?
Thu, Jun 09, 2022

One of Russia’s most influential Jewish leaders, Goldschmidt has served as Moscow’s chief rabbi for nearly three decades. He has also served as the head of the Conference of European Rabbis since 2011.

Daily Briefing: RBI’s repo rate hike and how it impacts you; cricketer Mithali Raj announces retirement
Thu, Jun 09, 2022

In today’s edition we take a look at the RBI’s repo rate hike and its impact, the rise of Indian institutes in global rankings, the debate over urine therapy, cricketer Mithali Raj’s retirement and more!

Daily Briefing: Rtd, serving 3-star officers now eligible for CDS post; new Tour of Duty for recruitment likely today
Wed, Jun 08, 2022

In today's edition: Changes in service rules of Armed Forces; new system for recruitment of soldiers; resort politics ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls; and political leaders making a beeline for Moosewala residence

Daily Briefing: In wave of targeted attacks in Kashmir, two more killed; RSS not in favour of launching andolan on mosque row, says RSS
Fri, Jun 03, 2022

From the wave of targeted attacks in the valley, to the rising menace of loan app scams – here are today’s top stories.

#SwedenGate: Why the Swedish tradition of not feeding guests sparked debate
Sat, Jun 04, 2022

The #SwedenGate is trending on social media, with users clashing over the Swedish tradition of not serving food to guests, particularly children, in certain situations. What prompted the debate, and how have the Swedes responded? How has racism entered the conversation?

Daily Briefing: India’s GDP grows 8.7% in FY22; teacher’s killing in Kashmir ignites protests
Wed, Jun 01, 2022

From reports on India’s GDP growth estimates to the BJP’s candidates for the Rajya Sabha polls, here are the top reads of today’s edition.

Explained: The Salem Witch Trials, in focus over pardoning of the last convicted ‘witch’
Wed, Jun 01, 2022

More than three centuries after the Salem Witch Trials took place in Massachusetts, the last of the alleged 'witches' has been exonerated. What were the Salem Witch Trials, and what happened in its aftermath? Why has Elizabeth Johnson Jr been pardoned now?

Explained: Is Colombia poised to elect its first leftist president?
Fri, May 27, 2022

Gustavo Petro, a former rebel-turned-politician proposing a gamut of radical policy changes that are particularly appealing to the country’s youth and poor, is currently leading and might become the country’s first left-wing president in decades.