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NCP workers protest Pragya Singh Thakur's comment against Hemant Karkare, in Thane | PTI

Appalling how many justified Pragya Thakur’s Karkare remark with twisted logic: IPS officer

Dishonouring Hemant Karkare, who laid down his life and can’t defend himself or his family, takes the level of public debate to a new low.
Milli Muslim League leader, Hafiz Saeed giving a speec

Pak takes over assets of 2 outfits linked to Hafiz Saeed, hand behind 2008 Mumbai attacks

Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the associated Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation were among 70 organisations proscribed by the Ministry of Interior under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

In 26/11 case, Mumbai court issues non-bailable warrant against 2 Pakistan army officers

10 years after 26/11 attacks, a sessions court in Mumbai has issued non-bailable warrant against 2 Pakistan army officers.

Was Ajmal Kasab’s hanging enough or can government do more to get 26/11 Pakistani masterminds?

Ten years ago, 10 armed Pakistani militants entered Mumbai through the sea and attacked various high-profile locations, killing 166 people in one of the worst terror strikes in the country. Only one of the 10, Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive and hanged to death after a trial. The Print asks: Was Ajmal Kasab's hanging enough or can government do more to get 26/11 Pakistani masterminds? The lessons we should’ve learnt after 26/11 but didn't is extremely disappointing Rakesh Sood Former Diplomat Kasab’s hanging couldn’t have acted as a spur to persuade Pakistan to address our concerns regarding action against the perpetrators. The execution was not motivated by that desire, either. Kasab was captured and he confessed; the trial took place and eventually led to his execution. I don’t think there was any political message that the hanging will get Pakistan to change its attitude. We have two options. India could try exerting pressure on Pakistan,...
Nawaz Sharif

Lahore HC summons Nawaz Sharif for claiming those involved in 26/11 Mumbai attacks belonged to Pakistan

A petitioner has claimed that Sharif's comments could be used against Pakistan by its enemies. 

Hotel Mumbai provides a raw & rare look behind 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

Director Anthony Maras’ new film replicates the confusion, panic and genuine fear during the terror attack.
David Headley

US officials refuse comment on reports about attack on 26/11 convict David Headley

Reports say Headley suffered serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital in Chicago after being attacked by two inmates.
Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan still hasn’t learnt to tolerate politicians who speak the truth on terrorism

Orchestrated noise at home about ‘treason’ over every fact-based statement relating to Pakistan’s Jihadis won't change the world’s views about Pakistan.
Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan rejects ex-PM’s criticism over Mumbai attack handling

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's office released a statement saying that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities.
Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani leaders to meet to discuss response to Nawaz Sharif’s mea culpa on terrorism

 The army spokesman said the National Security Committee, headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, will discuss the “misleading media statement” by Sharif.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.