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Awantipora: Army soldiers near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Thursday, February 14, 2019. At least 30 CRPF jawans were killed and dozens other injured when a CRPF convoy was attacked

Those behind Pulwama attack will pay ‘very heavy price’, warns PM Modi

PM Modi said terrorism will not weaken India and urged nations to come together and crush it.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley | Jeremy Piper/Bloomberg

Arun Jaitley to resume charge of finance ministry today

Arun Jaitley, who returned from the US last week after undergoing medical treatment, is attending a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security to discuss the Pulwama attack.
File image of Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting

Rahul Gandhi to return Tata land to Bastar tribals in bid to project pro-poor image

Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district to hand over land certificates to tribal villagers.
Ashis Ray

Organiser of ‘EVM hacking’ event in London questioned by own association member in Delhi

Ashis Ray, who organised a failed demonstration of how to hack an EVM last month, was also questioned about Congress leader Kapil Sibal's presence at the event.
Sharmistha Mukherjee

Sharmistha Mukherjee quits Delhi Congress panel, party leaders say no rift with Dikshit

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter resigned as communications head for the Delhi Congress after new chief Sheila Dikshit revamped committees.
Ruchir Sharma

Hindutva a north Indian narrative, won’t affect polls elsewhere, says author Ruchir Sharma

Investment guru and political observer Ruchir Sharma said free market proponents like him are disappointed with Modi’s 5 years at the helm.

Forty years on from the Iranian Revolution, could the country be at risk of another one?

There are doubts on whether the Islamic Republic can survive the dire circumstances it's currently facing.
A BJP rally

BJP says AAP leaders should welcome Supreme Court judgment on powers of Delhi govt

There should be no scope for confusion or conflict, said leader of opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta.

Akali Dal wants to know status of rebel AAP MLAs in Punjab assembly

Akali Dal leader says AAP will lose numbers and will not be able to remain main opposition party if 7 AAP MLAs are disqualified by the Speaker.
B.S. Yediyurappa addresses the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru

More trouble for Yeddyurappa as Karnataka CM releases fresh set of audio tapes

In the fresh tapes, Yeddyurappa allegedly says Speaker will accept resignations, while BJP MLA offers JD(S) MLA's son Rs 22.5 crore.  

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’.