Saturday, 18 November, 2017

National Security

The teenager arrested in the Pradyuman case and the Ryan International school in Gurugram

Pradyuman’s ‘killer’ teen told classmate to gear up for days off

CBI says the 16-year-old class XI student of Ryan International School told his friend not to prepare for exams, that he had “made arrangements”.
The class 11 student, apprehended in connection with the Pradyuman murder case

Twist in Ryan school case hints at botched-up probe by Gurugram cops

CBI claims a teenager killed 7-year-old Pradyuman, finds little evidence against the bus conductor, the earlier suspect in the case.
Missile test

Nuclear-capable Nirbhay to offer India new strike options

Despite reports and a perception that the missile is now ready and good for deployment, the Nirbhay has a long way to go before entering service with the armed forces.
India on verge of losing last available C-17 Globemaster over red tape

India on verge of losing last available C-17 Globemaster over red tape

Special request made to US in 2015 to hold last aircraft; MoD process stuck despite approval.
NIA to investigate killings of RSS leaders in Punjab

NIA to investigate killings of RSS leaders in Punjab

3 cases of murder of Right-wing Hindu leaders have been reported from the state so far; killers are still at large and suspects include militants, Pakistan.
The Mi-24 helicopter. India will help Afghanistan repair Soviet-era choppers

India to help Afghanistan get 6 Soviet-era choppers back into combat

After basic repairs in India, New Delhi will pay for complete overhaul of the aircraft in Russia.
A past meeting of anti-terror funding watchdog FATF

Big win for India: Terror watchdog puts Pakistan on notice over Lashkar, JuD

With US help, India overcomes opposition from China, pushes FATF to ask Pakistan to do more to freeze assets of Lashkar and JuD.
Brigadier posted at Army HQ under police scanner for links with arms dealer

Brigadier posted at Army HQ under police scanner for links with arms dealer

Delhi Police suspects he ‘leaked’ information related to weapon procurements to absconding arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, writes to defence ministry seeking information.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor work moves at fast pace

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor work moving at fast pace

Satellite images reveal CPEC road passes through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, China promised $62 billion investment in the project.
Defence ministry may ease licensing rules for private players

Defence ministry may ease licensing rules for private players

Minister Nirmala Sitharama seeks to know why deemed licences not be given; DRDO asked for tech list for commercialisation.
Supreme Court

There are some things even the Supreme Court shouldn’t be allowed to change

SC itself has held that certain features of THE Constitution can’t be amended by Parliament; it should be the same when it comes to its own functioning.
An illustration of Modi wearing a hat

Rating the raters

Gujarat Elections 2017

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi at 100: Why She Still Rules India

Indira believed in statist, povertarian economics and crush-the-opposition-to-dust “Total Politics”. If both ideas thrive under Modi now, she still rules our minds.
Shoe shop

Talk Point: The regulatory philosophy of NAPA replaces the invisible hand of the market

Anti-profiteering measures enshrined in the GST law round the circle by already providing an institutional mechanism to ensure that the full benefits of reduced tax rates flow through to the consumer.