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IAF jets dropped bombs on JeM camps in Balakot on 26 February, show govt satellite images

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Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

The Indian Air Force (IAF) dropped five Spice 2000 precision-guided bunker-busting bombs in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on 26 February, writes Snehesh Alex Philip.

Akhilesh Yadav is a loser even before the 2019 elections have begun

The former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav gave away half of the seats to its ally BSP to contest in the Lok Sabha elections. D.K. Singh writes on what made Akhilesh do so and his strategy.

No takers for women’s quota in CRPF, CISF or BSF as forces strive to fulfil Modi govt plan

Three years after a 33 per cent reservation for women in all the Central Armed Police Forces was announced, the forces have been struggling to adhere to the affirmative action, writes Ananya Bhardwaj.

Indian media finally covered Pollachi gang rape – for people Googling ‘sex videos’

The media coverage of the Pollachi case that rocked Tamil Nadu has done more harm than good. Sanya Dhingra writes on how the TRP-hungry media narrated and reported the case.

Modi govt plans to use Shah Rukh, Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif to promote Urdu language

Facing tough competition from private players that organise events for promotion of Urdu and draw massive crowds of young people, the BJP government has now decided to take the help of Bollywood, writes Kritika Sharma.

Not just New Zealand, Muslims must come together when terrorists attack non-Muslims too

Muslims must learn from the way non-Muslims across the world have come together in solidarity to express their grief and compassion with the victims of the terrible incident in New Zealand, renowned author Taslima Nasreen writes on selective outrage of Muslims.

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing, Shekhar Gupta writes in his column National Interest.

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