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Journalists will be CBI’s star witnesses in Babri Masjid demolition case

Scribes had filed at least 47 FIRs in the aftermath of the incidents of 6 December 1992. Many of them had been thrashed, and their equipment destroyed.

Come January, India-US cyber security cooperation to take off

US diplomat says the need now is to operationalise the joint policy, and a bilateral meeting in Washington in January will create a roadmap for it.

Jaggi in #SaveJaggi campaign is Briton who was in touch with Khalistanis: Punjab Police

NIA took over all seven cases; Punjab cops claim Jaggi was in touch with Khalistani terror elements in the UK and Pakistan.

Security forces kill 120 Pakistani militants in Valley, but lose 54 civilians in a record year

Overall 200 Pakistani militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year, the highest in nearly a decade.

Letter written to Indian government by Eurofighter

The letter written by the makers of the Eurofighter to the Indian government.

How crime-ridden are India’s biggest cities? Here’s what the latest data says

What the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau reveals about the crime rate in India's biggest cities.

Inside story: How Brahmos missile got integrated with Sukhoi-30 fighter plane

India successfully test-fired Brahmos from Su 30 fighter aircraft; Russia asked for Rs 1,300 crore for missile integration, Indian companies did it in Rs 80 crore.

Nagpur Police verifying probe into judge Loya’s death, still waiting to talk to family

Inspector in charge of probe says since the judge’s family never gave a statement, the file could not be closed. Insists it still looks like a natural death.

Chinese mining & power projects in Pakistan’s Rann of Kutch likely security threat for India

Tharparkar coal mining and power projects are barely 10 km from Indian border, have potential to cause environmental damage.

Indian troops on China border told to format smartphones, delete 42 apps

Based on intelligence inputs, troops on the China border told to delete apps like WeChat, Truecaller that have been banned due to data security implications.

On Camera

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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