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Terror recruitment & stone pelting in Kashmir has dropped this year, says govt

The number of youth recruited for terror from Kashmir in the first three months of this year is almost half that from the same period last year.
Supreme Court of India

This is how political parties can dodge SC’s interim judgment on electoral bonds

Legally, only SBI, which sells electoral bonds, is expected to have details of donors. So, political parties could claim ignorance on who donated to them.
A Jet Airways aircraft at an airport. Under the UDAN scheme, the government has reached out to private airlines to operate between smaller cities | Commons

DGCA to seek concrete & credible revival plan from Jet Airways, says official

A senior official of the aviation regulatory body also said that DGCA will extend help within the regulatory framework to help restart Jet Airways.
An Airbus a320 neo

Inside story of why DGCA is conducting a safety audit of Indigo’s A320neo Airbus planes

Since 2017, Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320neos have faced emergency landings, smoke-filled cabins and many questions about passenger safety.
BJP candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, with BJP vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan

What trial court judge said about Sadhvi Pragya while charging her in Malegaon blast case

In his 2017 order, the Mumbai judge noted there was sufficient material to frame charges against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.
Poster of the film PM Narendra Modi

War of words breaks out between former civil servants over Modi biopic & EC credibility

A second group of ex-civil servants has written to President Ram Nath Kovind to ‘counter’ the first group’s allegation last week that the EC was ‘weak-kneed’.
IndiGo airlines has been facing mid-air glitches with planes fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines | Representative image /Flickr

IndiGo gets show-cause notice from DGCA over Pratt & Whitney engine issue

The aviation regulator issued the show-cause notice to IndiGo's operations and engineering officials, and also conducted a safety audit.
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

NaMo TV cannot air election material during silence period as per poll law: Election Commission

The poll body has asked Delhi's chief electoral officer to ensure that its directions are followed by NaMo TV in each of the remaining 6 phases of the ongoing elections.
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AgustaWestland accused Christian Michel wants a week’s bail for Easter

Christian Michel moves bail plea in a Delhi court, submitting he ‘wishes to attend the holy mass on the Easter day’. His plea will be heard Thursday.

Jammu-Srinagar highway restrictions temporarily relaxed for civilians with no convoys scheduled

Earlier this month on 7 April, civilian traffic had been restricted on the highway for twice a week until 31 May to enable smooth movement of security envoys.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
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.