Tuesday, 19 June, 2018


File photo of security personnel in Kashmir | PTI

Officer among 4 BSF personnel killed in Pak Rangers firing along IB in Samba

This is the second major ceasefire violation along the international border this month and comes despite the recent agreement between the DGMOs to implement the 2003 ceasefire in 'letter and spirit'.
Street art depicting Kim and Trump | Commons

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un sign denuclearisation deal in Singapore

Kim Jong Un promises complete denuclearisation in exchange of security guarantees by Trump.
Indian Ministry of Defence

Is India ready for a two-front war? Our MPs don’t think so

A Parliamentary committee has expressed concern that India’s defence expenditure at 1.56 per cent of GDP in 2017-18 — down from 2.6 per cent in 2014-15 — is at its lowest since the 1962 war with China.
Satellite photo of China blocking Brahmaputra river

Modi-Xi agree on sharing water data on Brahmaputra, satellites show why it is ‘impossible̵...

Latest satellite imagery shows the river Brahmaputra disappearing into a 900 m underground tunnel in China.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti | PTI

Rajnath’s Day 1 in Kashmir: Outreach ‘may not be sufficient’ but ‘definitely positive and sincere’

Expert says home minister’s remarks a welcome course correction to NDA strategy in Valley; political parties welcome peace overtures. New Delhi: Union Home M...

Facebook shared users’ private data with four Chinese phone makers: Report

NYT report says Facebook allowed Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL to retrieve information on users and their friends, including religious and political leanings.
Debris of the Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet that crashed | PTI

Pilot killed as IAF Jaguar crashes in Gujarat

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, one of several over the past few years to hit the Indian armed forces.
Image used for representational purposes | Commons

Indian Army to cut down modern rifles order to 250,000

Owing to budget constraints and in an effort to prioritise spending, the army has reduced the order from its original requirement of 800,000 rifles to just 250,000. 
Soldiers guard a street during curfew in Shillong | PTI

Meghalaya DGP says security to be tightened in some Shillong localities

The government has approved deployment of six additional companies of paramilitary forces in Shillong, adds Meghalaya DGP S.B. Singh.
Representational image | Source: ADGPI/ Facebook

Two BSF personnel killed, 10 injured as Pak targets Indian posts

Latest deaths in the Pakistani firing raised the casualty figure during ceasefire violations along the border and the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K to 46. ...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Satyendra Kumar Jain and Gopal Rai during a sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s residence

Why Arvind Kejriwal is not Sheila Dikshit and Narendra Modi is not Vajpayee

The capital transformed under a Congress government in Delhi and an NDA government at the centre. But, Kejriwal is not Sheila Dikshit and Modi is not Vajpayee.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Thanks to Modi govt’s woolly-headedness, it’s 1993 in Kashmir again

Both countries treat Kashmir as a blood feud, and they will continue the fight till the last Kashmiri.