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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Sanskriti Falor


Sanskriti is a trainee sub-editor with; she tweets @Falor_Sanskriti

Explained: Why has Hong Kong University ordered removal of Tiananmen Square massacre statue?
Wed, Oct 13, 2021

What is the Pillar of Shame statue, and why is it being removed from University of Hong Kong?

‘Will move SC’: Rajasthan archeological dept after NGT shuts commercial activities at Nahargarh fort
Tue, Oct 12, 2021

The NGT verdict came on a plea filed by environmentalist Rajendra Tiwari, who also runs an NGO that works for Nahargarh forest conservation.

Explained: What is Singapore’s controversial law to counter foreign interference?
Wed, Oct 06, 2021

What is Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Act? Who are politically significant persons and what does the Act say about them? What are the criticisms of the Act?

Explained: Why China released Canadian detainees soon after Huawei CFO was let go
Tue, Sep 28, 2021

China has been often accused of “hostage diplomacy” — the act of detaining people for diplomatic reasons.

Explained: What is the Freedom to Vote Act in the US?
Fri, Sep 17, 2021

The bill plans to “expand Americans’ access to the ballot box and reduce the influence of big money in politics, and for other purposes”.

Explained: What is ‘stealthing’, and why is a new California Bill trying to add it in sexual battery?
Tue, Sep 14, 2021

Stealthing is an act of removing a condom during intercourse without a partner’s knowledge or consent. It is considered a form of condom use resistance.

After protests, Rajasthan govt halts imposition of new trade licence by Jaipur civic bodies
Sat, Sep 11, 2021

Jaipur Nagar Nigams, Greater and Heritage, had issued a government order regarding the new trade licence which mentioned additional taxes to be paid by all the traders triggering a protest by the traders' association.

Explained: Why has Guinea President Alpha Conde been ousted by his military head?
Wed, Sep 08, 2021

Guinea coup: Special forces have ousted President Alpha Condé and taken over the country in a coup. What is happening, and who is Mamady Doumbouya, the country's military head? How has the world responded?

Explained: Bangladesh garment workers’ safety pact with global retailers
Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Along with leading brands like H&M and Inditex, which owns Zara and Bershka, the new agreement has also been signed by global unions including IndustriALL and UNI Global Union.

‘Taliban only know how to use guns’: Afghan students in Rajasthan worried for families back home
Tue, Aug 24, 2021

In the group’s first ever press conference, the Taliban promised to uphold women’s rights and grant 'amnesty' to government officials. But for many who had heard about the oppressions carried out in the late 90s, those words ring like hollow promises.

Foreign travellers’ absence hurts Rajasthan tourist spots even as normalcy returns
Thu, Aug 19, 2021

Most of the forts and other destinations in the state have seen a rise in the number of visitors after the end of Covid-induced lockdowns, and incomes have picked up steadily.

Rajasthan schools welcome reopening, start preparations for Covid SOP
Tue, Aug 17, 2021

The state government has announced that schools will reopen for classes IX-XII from September 12.

Explained: Why BBC journalist Sarah Rainsford is being forced to leave Russia
Mon, Aug 16, 2021

Sarah Rainsford, a BBC correspondent posted in Moscow, is being forced to leave Russia after her visa expires at the end of August. Who is she, and what is the reason for her expulsion?

Explained: What is the mental health appeal filed by Nirav Modi in London High Court?
Fri, Aug 13, 2021

Nirav Modi’s legal team, while presenting the case, stated his “severe depression” and “high risk of suicide” during the hearing.

Jaipur walled city faces trouble as road constructions delay due to monsoon
Mon, Aug 09, 2021

Shopkeepers, residents and everyday commuters face issues due to the constructions.

Explained: Why Tunisian president has suspended the PM, dissolved Parliament
Fri, Aug 06, 2021

The President stated that the move was taken amidst the economic trouble the country has been facing for years and the government’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Explained: The Israeli court verdict on Sheikh Jarrah, and why Palestinians are unhappy about it
Thu, Aug 05, 2021

While Israel has constantly claimed that the Sheikh Jarrah dispute should be solved in court, about 1000 Palestinians are at risk of getting an eviction notice in East Jerusalem neighbourhoods.