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Can the reunion of Maharashtra’s erstwhile ruling classes challenge BJP’s entrenched dominance?

Anshuman Deshmukh, 40, is the secretary of the Akola District Congress Committee. He has a political legacy that spans three generations, but over the past 20 years, he and others in his extended family have been silent spectators in all Lok Sabha elections. This time, however, it is different. Anshuman has thrown himself into the

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How mandatory Aadhaar authentication leads to exclusion of the marginalised from PDS

In 2013, the government of India passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA) intending to provide nutritional and food security by ensuring that everyone had access to an adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices. The law entitled 75 per cent of the rural and 50 per cent of the urban population to get

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‘Many prominent families are returning to anti-BJP fold’: Shahu Chhatrapati

Shahu Chhatrapati, 75, the descendent of the 20th century King Shahu known for his belief in social justice, is contesting on a Congress ticket in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency. Chhatrapati’s entry into politics has changed the dynamics of western Maharashtra. In an interview with Frontline ahead of the general election, Chhatrapati explains why the current Central

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Watch | Manual scavenging: India’s continuing shame

With the availability of mechanised options and every successive government’s apparent commitment to the cause, manual scavenging should have been a thing of the past. 0 of 9 minutes, 22 secondsVolume 0% 02:31 00:11 09:22 WATCH: The Union Budget 2023’s claim to end the appalling practice might be just another in a long line of

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