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1984 Riots: designed to teach Sikhs a lesson?: Cobrapost exposes for the first time on camera the complicity of Delhi Police officers in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, which resulted in more than 3,000 deaths in the national capital. After several bouts of murder and mayhem, when the rioting died down upon the intervention of Army after three days, began a cover-up operation by Delhi Police. First, they did not register cases and when they did, they clubbed disparate cases in one FIR. HNF Correspondent >>> Read More



Fracking may not realise the energy dreams: The fracking industry is the new star on the US energy scene, credited by its backers with bringing down domestic fuel prices and revitalising the US economy. Kieran Cooke >>> Read More

Delhi HC asks for detailed response on junk foods in schools: Hearing a case on banning junk food in schools Delhi High Court asked for a detail report on the matter and junk food regulation. HNF Correspondent >>> Read More

India second to Brazil in homicide count: A study by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals shocking facts about homicide trend in India. HNF Correspondent >>> Read More

Odisha: Olive Ridley sea turtles may skip nesting at Gahirmatha: The largest known rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtles, the Gahirmatha beach in Odisha, still waits for the marine species to visit en-masse. Basudev Mahapatra >>> Read More

Maoists: Disrupting Democracy in India: Keeping Maoist and other insurgent violence in various states in mind, the Election Commission had declared a nine-phase election. Fakir Mohan Pradhan >>> Read More

Nuclear power shrinks despite Uranium sufficiency: The growth in projects in some countries does not offset the fact that many more nuclear power stations will reach retirement age over the next 15-20 years. Paul Brown >>> Read More

India: land, Conflict and Injustice: The battlefields for the 40-year internal conflict are the mineral-rich areas in some of the country’s poorest regions, where some of the poorest people on earth live. Graham Peebles >>> Read More

Censorship on the rise in India: Censorship in democratic India continues to be on the rise, says’s Free Speech Hub Tracker in its report on censorship in the first quarter of 2014. HNF Correspondent >>> Read More

Armed conflict receded though remained unresolved in South Asia: In many theatres, virulent and enduring movements of terrorism and widespread armed violence have receded, though much remains unresolved. Ajai Sahni >>> Read More

A touch of green: Life beyond 7% growth: It is not the UPA that initiated the thrust for information, communication and related sectors. It, however, did not negate the policies implemented by NDA government. S. Gopikrishna Warrier >>> Read More

Real Gujarat: An Underreported Story: Narendra Modi, who resorted to Gujarat Satya Samachar to show the Gujarati media its place, has been resorting to less satya (truth) in his electioneering. Himanshu Thakkar >>> Read More

India Decides: Conflict prone Odisha needs special attention: Innocent tribals, who just want to live peacefully but with dignity, are being sandwiched between the forces that are parties in the conflict. Basudev Mahapatra >>> Read More

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