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12 militants, including killers of Army Lt Ummer Fayaz, shot dead in J&K encounters

The officer was killed in Shopian last year while visiting family; GOC commander A.K. Bhatt says Army has ‘avenged’ his death by slaying two of his murderers.

Power failure haunts ISRO again as it loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite

The satellite’s engine was to be fired three times to place it in the correct orbit, but contact was reportedly lost after the second firing on 30 March

Lack of parental care behind spike in crime involving teenagers in Haryana: Experts

Psychologists say these incidents are a result of the reduced ‘family space’ for growing children, suggest more interaction between parents & children.

In Kashmir, Facebook is also the ‘messenger of terrorism’

When youngsters join the militancy, photos of them armed with rifles are shared on social media to let the world know.

Rare images show Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons that may be used against Indian troops

Pakistan has decided to deploy its tactical nuclear weapons in specially prepared garrisons just about 60-80 km from the international boundary.

No confrontation or warning shots at Chinese warships near Maldives: Indian Navy

Indian Navy spokesperson categorically denies Nikkei Asian Review report about face-off near Male; no Chinese navy ships observed in the area.

Hurriyat leader whose son joined militants says this generation can decide for itself

Geelani’s aide Ashraf Sehrai says he won’t call back son Junaid from Hizbul Mujahideen, blames Indian authorities for youth taking up arms in J&K.

Social media more dangerous than IS in Kashmir, security agencies tell home secretary

Security agencies have told home secretary Rajiv Gauba that Islamic State has no significance in the state although IS flags are waved occasionally.

Rehabilitating children is a good challenge for me, says Mumbai cop who has rescued 953

Speaking at Democracy Wall, sub-inspector Rekha Mishra said she always knew she wanted to do something good for the country.

What makes S-400 air defence system a game-changer against Pakistan

Russian missile system’s reach brings almost all Pakistani airbases under India's target range; it has a shorter deployment time than the US Patriot.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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