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5 terrorists killed in Kupwara gun-battle, search on for missing jawan

After a 48-hour long encounter in north Kashmir, five terrorists, three army jawans and two policemen lost their lives.

Hope for a better future had taken Indians to Mosul. Now, their families have none left

Most of those killed by the IS belonged to landless families, and had taken loans far beyond their means to be able to go abroad to work.

After life sentence for cow vigilantes, tensions run high in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh

'The court shouldn’t have done the sentencing days before Ram Navami,' some locals said. The families of those handed out life sentences, alleged foul play.

Now Facebook faces flak in India, from RSS chief and Modi government

The Cambridge Analytica controversy spawned several top trends on Twitter where many users also echoed the viral call to “#deletefacebook”.

Both BJP & Congress met leadership team of controversial Cambridge Analytica in 2017

Firm managed by JD(U) leader K.C. Tyagi’s son facilitated Cambridge Analytica’s meetings in Delhi; says no deal with any party has been reached yet.

Swaraj swore by Goddess Kali that Mosul missing would be brought back alive, say families

A day after minister confirmed that the 39 Indians were dead, their families can’t shake off the feeling that they were misled by the govt for 4 years.

Pakistan claims it has killed hundreds of terrorists, US says do better

Pakistan needs to play a greater role in stabilising South Asia, including bringing Taliban to the table, says the US.

A year before returning to service, CRPF commandant Cheetah said he’d love to return to Kashmir

The commandant who took nine bullets in an encounter, known as Cheetah, says 70 per cent of Kashmiris are pro-India and that it is possible to win the hearts of Kashmiris.

Sushma Swaraj says bodies of 39 Indians abducted by ISIS in Iraq in 2015, found

As many as 40 Indians were originally abducted by terrorist organisation ISIS in June 2015 from Mosul in Iraq.

China quietly & cleverly finds a new route to S. Doklam, 7 months after India stopped it

New alignment is 5 km away from Indian posts, making it difficult for India to do anything. The new road will open up South Doklam to Chinese troops.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

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Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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