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India will deal with terrorism unitedly, says former PM Manmohan Singh on Pulwama attack

Condemning the attack, Manmohan Singh said terrorism was something India will never compromise on.
Protestors holding Tricolor raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack

India summons Pakistan High Commissioner, lodges protest over Pulwama attack

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale summoned Pakistan's top envoy Sohail Mahmood a day after Pak-based terrorists JeM killed 40 CRPF jawans in a suicide bombing
Protesters raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack, in Jammu

Curfew in Jammu city as protests break out day after Pulwama attack

A massive protest broke out in Jammu city in wake of Pulwama attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF person 
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Chief Information Commissioner to have same status as CEC, rules Supreme Court

Court issues directions to Modi government to bring greater transparency in appointment of CIC and Information Commissioners.
Modi inaugurates Train 18 in New Delhi | ThePrint

With swanky interiors and facilities, Train 18 begins its New Delhi-Varanasi operations

The semi-high speed Train 18, also called the Vande Bharat Express, can travel between Delhi and Varanasi in almost 10 hours.
File photo of Narendra Modi at the launch of MUDRA Bank in New Delhi | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Modi govt looks at lie detection test to tackle bad loans in Mudra scheme

State-owned Mudra invites expression of interest from potential bidders for an online loan appraisal system that plans to use AI technology.

India revokes Pakistan’s most favoured nation status after Pulwama attack

India slammed Pakistan over the Pulwama terror attack, and asked it to stop supporting terrorists and dismantle their infrastructure on its soil.
Madras High Court

Madras HC judge wants to install CCTV cameras in his chamber to practice what he’s preaching

While passing an order in a sexual harassment case, Justice S.M. Subramaniam urges high-ranking public officials to also install surveillance cameras.
File photo of DGP Prakash Singh

Former top cop moves SC as UPSC supersedes senior IPS officers for DGP picks

Prakash Singh, the former Uttar Pradesh DGP, is among the IPS officers who believe the UPSC has misread a 2006 Supreme Court order
A view of the Lok Sabha during Winter Session of Parliament

Just 6 MPs boast of 100% attendance in 16th Lok Sabha — four from BJP, none from Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi clocked an attendance of just 52%, much lower than the average of 80%.

OnCamera

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Here are Pakistan’s new strategies behind the Pulwama terror attack

Pulwama suicide attack, use of a Kashmiri attacker, and a pre-attack video is an attempt by Pakistan to reassert its equities over Kashmir dispute.
most favored nation

Revoking Pakistan’s MFN status: Proportionate reply or Modi exploring diplomatic steps first?

A day after the horrific attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama that killed at least 37 CRPF personnel, Narendra Modi government withdrew ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status for Pakistan, in place since 1996.

Defence

An army soldier guards near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Pulwama attack raises questions on Kashmir’s intelligence and security structure

Attack on CRPF convoy required getting explosives, rigging the vehicle and training. How did multiple security agencies in J&K fail to pick up on this?
A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Modi’s BJP is sliding down the Rafale slope. It must stop outraging and come clean

All the Modi govt needed to do was come clean on Rafale – ‘We dismissed bureaucratic objections as we wanted deal done quickly for IAF’.