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In Kashmir, Sunday’s encounters threaten hopes of a peaceful summer

Thousands turned out Sunday to protest at the encounter sites and clashed with security personnel.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani released in Srinagar

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.
ISRO launches GSLV-F08 carrying GSAT-6A

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
The class 11 student, apprehended in connection with the Pradyuman murder case

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.
File image of Mannan Wani | Facebook

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.
A Chinese Navy vessel off the coast of India. The Chinese Navy is building warships to add to its fleet much faster than imagined.

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.
File photo of Ashraf Sehrai

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.
Rekha Mishra

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.

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Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.