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The brutal rape and murder of a girl belonging to the Bakarwal community in Jammu and Kashmir has stirred up outrage across the country. THE WEEK traces the victim's biological parents, who have been driven away from their land. They live in fear and agony, but are determined to fight for justice
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After the 1962 war, China has been steadily bolstering its border with India, building a strong road and rail network. India, however, lags behind. The Doklam standoff was a wakeup call for India to speed up infrastructure development along the Line of Actual Control. But, is it too late?
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The Supreme Court order against immediate arrest of accused under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was the tipping point for dalits seething over a series of injustices. The violent protests rattled the political class, especially the BJP, which was caught napping. The message is clear: dalits cannot be ignored

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Every second you spend online, you are knowingly or unknowingly sharing tonnes of information about yourself. And, it is all being monitored and stored. From your political ideology, religious belief and sexual orientation to details of your closest friends, your favourite vacation spot and even the food you love, nothing remains a secret. Such information is being increasingly used to manipulate your choices

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Just months before Karnataka goes to the polls, the Congress government in the state declared the Lingayats, traditional supporters of the BJP, a religious minority. Like the Patidar agitation in Gujarat, the Lingayats' demand will have huge political ramifications. But, will it help the Congress split the BJP vote base and win the elections?
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AYE AYE, CAPTAIN

Virat Kohli is the most powerful person in Indian cricket today, both on and off the field. Intense, expressive and emotional, he is India's angry, young captain for whom victory means everything. Now, the talk is no longer about if, but when Kohli will go past all major batting records. With his ultra-disciplined lifestyle and Zen-like focus, he is also the face of major international luxury brands
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Exclusive interview—People should allow cricketers their space: Virat Kohli

The upcoming England and Australia tours will define Virat's captaincy: Sunil
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IN THE LATEST ISSUE: The BJP was the clear winner in the assembly elections in Tripura, giving the party a strong presence in the northeast. An analysis of how the BJP crushed the communist alliance in Tripura and captured Meghalaya and Nagaland
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Mani Shankar Aiyar on whether the saffron explosion in the northeast is really worth the hype.

Biplab Kumar Deb: People like Sitaram Yechury should not accuse the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of violence.

The Left front got more than 44% votes in Tripura, says CPI general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy
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Sridevi zoomed to the top of Indian cinema and stayed there for years. She was, undoubtedly, a darling of the masses. However, her onscreen persona was diametrically opposite to the reticent person in real life. This dual identity, in fact, must have been her biggest unresolved issue. And, maybe, we are all guilty of her untimely death, writes Shobhaa De
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■ The cinema industry remembers an icon
■ Exclusive: I have seen most of her movies, says Sachin Tendulkar
■ Sridevi's journey in southern cinema
■ She regretted not doing an all-out comedy, says director Priyadarshan
■ Director Satish Kaushik says she could adapt to any genre
■ "When I had to hit Sridevi": Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu
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IN THE LATEST ISSUE: Jewellery baron Nirav Modi could inspire a con-job thriller soon! Accused of duping Punjab National Bank of ₹11,400 crore, Modi & Co have opened a can of worms in the Indian banking sector. THE WEEK analyses one of the biggest scams to rock the nation in recent times #OnStandsNow

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■ Former CAG Vinod Rai writes on the failure of bank audits
■ Inside the baron's empire
■ A personal encounter with Nirav Modi
■ Interview with Modi's lawyer
■ NiMo impact on NaMo
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IN THE LATEST ISSUE: The Beatles arrived in India in February 1968 to study Transcendental Meditation. Their Rishikesh sojourn changed them—individually and as a band—and their music. THE WEEK takes a trip down memory lane #OnStandsNow

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■ The Beatles became more spiritual during their stay at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in Rishikesh, says Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman
■ George Harrison wanted to be reborn in India, says Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
■ Author Ajoy Bose recounts a dark tale from The Beatles' stay in Rishikesh
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