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November /
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You Have Been Canceled!

The OCI card of author Aatish Taseer has been revoked just months after he penned a Time magazine story critical of PM Modi. Also today's Informer: A List of after-party beauty quick fixes to revive, refresh and—of course—glow!

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November /
Friday
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Missed call kar dena...

An Israeli-made malware program was used to infiltrate the phones of human rights lawyers and journalists in India. Indian tigers are stressed by unbridled tourism. Also in the Informer: A lifesaving list of clothing rentals.

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October /
Friday
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Diye Jalte Hain

The economic downturn has cast a long shadow on Diwali celebrations, leaving many feeling the pinch. Also in Informer: A list of perfectly red lipstick recommendations from our awesome Ambassadors.

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October /
Friday
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Deal Or No Deal?

Boris Johnson has sealed a revised agreement with the EU just weeks before the October 31 deadline—but it may be already dead on arrival. Also in Informer: A Diwali shortlist of goodies.

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October /
Friday
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Thanks, I’d Rather Watch!

Turkey has launched a massive military operation to drive the Kurds out of Northern Syria while the world’s most powerful nations watch on the sidelines. Also in Informer: A heavenly watchlist of series and movies for a jam-packed festival season.

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October /
Friday
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What a Joker!

‘Joker’ finally hit theatres around the world this week, but is already one of the most loathed and admired movies of the year. Also in The Informer: Everything you need to get your dandiya groove on.

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September /
Friday
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Chal Seeti Maar

Donald Trump’s never ending Ukraine scandal continues. Today’s installment involves a whistleblower report that was finally made public. Also in Informer: A binge-fest for true crime fans.

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September /
Friday
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The Mighty Have Fallen

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gambled on a second election in five months. And he still failed to gain a majority. Also in Informer: our first installment of delectable crime novels.

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September /
Friday
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Star Light, Star Bright

Scientists are super-excited because they have found the first potentially habitable planet in a galaxy far, far away. Also in Informer: A monsoon list of excellent umbrellas.

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September /
Friday
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Jailhouse Rock

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been dispatched to India’s most notorious prison, Tihar Jail. Also in Informer: Travel apps we swear by.

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August /
Friday
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List of Sorrows

Tomorrow, the Assam government will publish a list that will declare which of its residents are “genuine Indian citizens.” Also in Informer: An essential list of resources for book lovers.

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August /
Friday
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Can You Hear Me Calling, SOS!

The latest flurry of news reports indicates that the economy is in need of a significant intervention—but there are no signs of it yet. In our Informer today, a list of essential accessories for the wine drinker.

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August /
Friday
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Saare Jahan Se Achcha...

Here’s a quick roundup of everything that happened on Independence Day while you were binge-watching ‘Sacred Games’ on Netflix. Also in The Informer: three different glimpses of life under British colonial rule—as captured on film, in art and in fiction.

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August /
Friday
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Now You See Me...

PM Modi made a speech amid reports of scattered protests. The mood in the Kashmir Valley remains silent and ominous. Also in Informer: A guide for the wannabe urban farmer.

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August /
Friday
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Justice Served

The Supreme Court finally stepped in to offer some measure of justice in the Unnao rape case. Also in Informer: A list of chat fiction apps that are perfect for time-pass.

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July /
Friday
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Outward Bound

The recently released migration data from the 2011 census reveals key trends—and one big question mark about its numbers. Also in Informer: A list of hyaluronic acid essentials for your face.

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July /
Friday
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State of Dishonour

A love story out of UP gripped the attention of the nation yesterday when the daughter of a BJP MLA posted two videos alleging that her father was out to kill her. Also, in Informer: A list of wardrobe essentials to protect your clothes and shoes.

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July /
Friday
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Escape From (Shopping) Paradise

The sixth wife of the ruler of Dubai is in hiding in London. Their divorce case in the UK courts threatens to blow the lid on human rights abuse in the family. Also in Informer: A list of wellness retreats to restore mind and body.

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June /
Friday
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Piece of Cake

The Bombay High Court upheld the Maharashtra government’s new quota for Marathas, opening the door to reservation mania across the country. Also in Informer: Excellent Indian podcasts that tackle taboo subjects.

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June /
Friday
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Melting Point

A new study shows that climate change is destroying glaciers up in the highest reaches of the Himalayas—spelling catastrophe for all of us. Also in Informer: Brilliant products made by women, for parents.

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June /
Friday
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The Doctor Is Out

A brutal assault on a medical intern in Kolkata has snowballed into a medical crisis as doctors across the country go on strike in support of their Bengali colleagues. Also in Informer: an excellent list of must-see documentaries.

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June /
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In This Corner...

Two giant public rows broke out in two major parties at the same time -- and one of them occurred within the notoriously disciplined Modi government. Also in Informer: Perfect workwear solutions for the summer.

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May /
Friday
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A Cabinet of Loyalists

There were surprise inclusions and omissions in PM Modi’s new cabinet, but the biggest news—the much-anticipated ascension of Amit Shah. Also in Informer: three rip-roaring non-fiction books will make you fall in love with history.

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May /
Friday
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Hey Ram

In a toxic election season marked by new lows in rhetoric, the BJP candidate from Bhopal managed to shock even jaded political observers by praising Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin. See Bollywood at Cannes and in our Informer this week, what to watch on a girls’ night in.

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May /
Friday
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Smear That Woman!

A vicious smear campaign targeting Aam Aadmi Party’s East Delhi candidate, Atishi, has sparked widespread outrage. Also in Informer: The perfect list for Avengers fans going through Endgame withdrawal.

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May /
Friday
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Bad Weather Advisory

Odisha is bracing itself for Cyclone Fani which will make landfall today with wind speeds in excess of 200 km/ hour. Also in Informer: Three stylish twists on summer wardrobe staples.

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April /
Friday
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See Joe Run

Former Vice President Joseph Biden finally announced his candidacy for the Democratic party nomination after months of speculation. Also in the Informer: A list of essential tech accessories.

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April /
Friday
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Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge

The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was finally arrested in London when the Ecuador embassy decided to give him the boot. Also: a list of excellent products that help you and the planet.

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April /
Friday
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Just Watch Me!

NaMo TV has been on air for over a week without any license. The media and the opposition is crying foul. Also: Gandhis named in a defence corruption case, sneakers that are perfect for summer dresses.

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March /
Friday
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Behave Yourself!

Both Doordarshan and renowned development economist Jean Dreze are in trouble for violating the Election Commission’s model code of conduct. We have a brand new Ambassador program, and here’s why you ought to join it. Also: forget ‘Us’! Stay home and watch these amazing horror flicks instead.

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March /
Friday
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That’s the Ticket!

BJP releases its 2019 candidate list. Here’s a short list of snubs and laddus. Also: Ancient India threesomes, Brexit updates and essential productivity apps

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March /
Friday
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Black Friday

Mosque shootings in New Zealand lead to an unconfirmed number of deaths, a collapsed footbridge in Mumbai kills six people and injures 31 others, and the British Parliament votes in favour of extending the March 29 Brexit deadline.

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March /
Friday
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Strange Fruit

Two Kashmiri dry fruit sellers were attacked by men in saffron kurtas who are self proclaimed “former BJP politicians”, Sonia Gandhi is running for election again, and an all-female crew gets ready for a 7-hour spacewalk.

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