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FIRs against Kashmir stone-pelters to be withdrawn on Dineshwar Sharma’s advice

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced that it will withdraw FIRs lodged against those charged with stone-pelting for the first time.

Swiss have succumbed to Pak lobbying, Chinese pressure on Balochistan: Brahumdagh Bugti

Switzerland rejecting my application for political asylum means we will have to work harder to convince the world about what's happening in Balochistan.

General Dunford says military leaders need to be apolitical & intellectually empowered

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, engaged with the academia recenlty, and addressed topics like North Korea, cyber security & space.

Pakistan is protecting its nuclear missiles by building underground fortresses

Pakistan’s jihadi mindset and enthusiasm to safeguard its nuclear arsenal from Indian attack, has prompted it to make these tunnels almost impregnable.

Forces gun down 3 militants in Kashmir’s Handwara, soldier killed in Kupwara

Army confirms militants were ‘foreigners’ and says the security forces first asked them to surrender, but killed the militants when fired upon.

J&K adopts soft approach to local militants

PDP-BJP government has rolled out a new surrender policy for militants with the help of their families, a departure from the earlier policy to “neutralise” every single militant.

Bandipur operation is an ominous sign for terrorists in J&K

While it’s incorrect to declare ‘victory’, India seems to be on the right path when it comes to anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

China’s first carrier battle group ready to set sail

Satellite images show a carrier and a general supply vessel, along with large amounts of loads, being parked at Xiaokouzi, 45 km southwest of Qingdao.

Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

Party accuses the BJP government of promoting financial interests of ‘crony capitalist friends’, says deal signed with France has caused huge loss to exchequer.

British team, not the Americans, visited India’s Russian nuclear submarine

Controversy over visit after Russian reports; British team had to check compatibility with rescue system

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An electric vehicle is parked in a bay at a charging station in New Delhi | Representational image| Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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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