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Arrest of Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq’s killers can uncover the lies behind Kashmiri jihadism

Few leaders have blamed jihadist groups and their sponsors in Pakistan for their crimes. Ensuring the truth is told will be critical to securing the peace in Kashmir.

Pakistan Army won’t bounce back easily this time. Imran Khan shattering its illusion of power

After last week’s attacks by Khan’s supporters on the homes of top Pakistani officials, many are beginning to wonder if the military can remain the hegemon that guides the nation.

More than Imran, it’s jihadist influence on Pakistan army that’s Gen Asim Munir’s headache

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, action against a political leader has inspired an impromptu mini-intifada against the military itself.

How a quiet Tamil Brahmin from Madurai became an accountant for Hezbollah

Fighting extradition to the US, Nagarajan Sundar Poongulam has claimed that as a practising Hindu, he would not have supported a jihadist organisation like Hezbollah.

Anand Mohan’s release shows criminals still call the shots in Bihar, just as centuries ago

Anand Mohan's release engineered by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to aid his RJD allies illustrates the influence of gangsterism in Bihar politics.

Poonch killing of Indian soldiers shows jihad will increase India-Pakistan war risk

There have been dozens of terrorist attacks in Jammu & Kashmir's Pir Panjal since 2021. It shows how unstable the peace on the Line of Control is.

Bhagalpur to Prayagraj, why India has a dangerous love-affair with police encounters

Exceptions that might be justified in the small wars of Punjab, Kashmir have become part of the normal fabric of policing. The emergency has become the everyday.

Sikhs trained in kung fu — British India’s secret weapon to deal with Shanghai’s gangsters

Hong Kong’s Sikh police 'acquired a reputation amongst the British officers for their loyalty and martial prowess in service to the Empire'. This led to Shanghai seeking them out.

The cost of being an Indian spy. What happened to Ravindra Kaushik, R&AW’s Black Tiger

R&AW agent Ravindra Kaushik infiltrated Pakistani Army, India is yet to recognise his effort

Trump’s fall shows US won’t tolerate predators. It could mean seismic shift in world order

The gaze on Trump is remarkably different. Of course, the age of predatory men isn’t behind us, but it does seem to come with costs for them.

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Modi Dawoodi Bohra Muslims

I am an Indian Muslim watching Pakistan fall apart. I am...

If the Muslims of 1947 had the foresight to understand the contrasting trajectories of India and Pakistan, would they have made the same choice to migrate to Pakistan?
A woman shops inside the Big Bazaar retail store in Mumbai | Reuters/Niharika Kulkarni

GST collection rises 12% to Rs 1.57 lakh crore in May

The government collected 1.41 trillion rupees as GST in May 2022 and a record 1.87 trillion rupees in April.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Manipur CM N. Biren Singh chairs a meeting with senior officials of the Manipur Police, CAPFs and the India Army to review the security situation in Manipur, in Imphal | ANI

Manipur unrest: Army defends itself against social media attacks, says its...

Statement follows social media posts giving out names of 21 officers belonging to one of two Manipur communities locked in violence — Kukis and Meiteis — and alleges favouritism.
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Article 370 to G20, India is in a Kashmir sweet spot....

It is in the nature of the news cycle that the only aspect of the G20 event (Third Working Group on Tourism) in Srinagar...