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Four key Manipur encounter cases as SC orders CBI probe into extra-judicial killings

The Supreme Court Friday directed the CBI to conduct a probe into encounter killings in Manipur. Here are four of the most high-profile cases in the state that would now be under the scanner.  MANU PUBBY 

CBI probe into Manipur encounter killings could set precedent for Kashmir

With the Supreme Court directing the CBI to conduct a probe into encounter killings in Manipur, the stage might be set for similar investigations into cases of alleged Army excesses in other regions under AFSPA.  APURVA VISHWANATH 

After major blow in trial court, CBI approaches High Court against arms dealer Abhishek Verma

The verdict by a lower court – now being challenged by the CBI – had put all agency cases against Abhishek Verma on a weak wicket as it had struck at the core of prosecution argument. MANU PUBBY

In likely policy reversal, mega ammunition orders ‘reserved’ for pvt sector may now allow PSUs

OFB out but BEL, ECIL likely to get in; controversy over banned foreign companies remains MANU PUBBY

Fall of Mosul, new search brings some hope, uncertainty for families of missing Indians

While there is reason to believe that the men who went missing in Mosul after IS seized control of the city, Sushma Swaraj has maintained they are alive. As General V. K. Singh arrives in the Kurdish city of Erbil to coordinate a search mission, the families of the men remain in the lurch.  CHITLEEN K. SETHI 

Attack on pilgrims is a sign of the frustration in terrorist ranks. We are putting tremendous pressure — Ram Madhav.

As the BJP-PDP government in Kashmir comes under attack from within the Sangh Parivar and opposition parties, Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of the BJP, says security forces are winning the war against terror in the Valley. RAMA LAKSHMI

Adarsh: The officers who took a stand

The MoD probe report commends two officers who it says were the only ones who stood up for the truth. MANU PUBBY

Gen. Vij “appears to have provided protective umbrella” to help alienate land for Adarsh — MoD probe

What the Defence ministry probe report into Adarsh scam says on role of top military officers MANU PUBBY

Two former Army Chiefs, 8 top officers indicted by MoD inquiry into Adarsh scam

Gen. N.C. Vij provided "protection umbrella", Gen. Deepak Kapoor "ill advised" to take flat, govt should use Adarsh for military housing, probe report says. MANU PUBBY

India Foundation calls off China visit after visa trouble, Beijing says not true, visit on

Two members denied visa, delegation leader Alok Bansal’s held back; was to travel next week MANU PUBBY

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Twitter, not Microsoft, should buy TikTok

TikTok would be perfect product to extend Twitter’s reach toward younger audiences, broadening its viewer base & advertisers that want to reach them.
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IndiGo to raise Rs 4,000 crore to make up for coronavirus cash drain

The fundraising measures, along with its free-cash balance, should provide IndiGo with 10 months of liquidity.

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Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.