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Sri Lanka blasts- intelligence failure

Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings have Indian links & pose a serious security threat

New Delhi must outlaw the Tamil Nadu NTJ. India cannot become a victim of Thowheed Jamat terror after warning Sri Lanka about the bombing plot.
Taj Mahal Palace hotel which was a target during the 26/11 terror attack in 2008 in Mumbai | Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI

No govt sincere in tackling terrorism, says 26/11 hero Major Unnikrishnan’s father

Major Unnikrishnan was leading a team of NSG commandos to flush out terrorists from the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai when he was fatally wounded.
US President Donald Trump | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Donald Trump says US stands with India in quest for justice in 26/11 attack case

The US President says won't ever let terrorists win. Six US nationals were killed in the 26/11 attack. 
Police personnel outside the Taj Mahal Hotel during the siege by terrorists in Mumbai, on 25 November 2008 | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

LeT commander behind 26/11 Mumbai attacks close to acquittal in Pakistan court

Bizarre twists and turns, such as frequent change of judges and the murder of a prosecutor, have occurred since the trial began in 2009 in the Islamabad high court.
File image of Hasan Gafoor |

Hasan Gafoor, Mumbai’s top cop who took the rap for ‘shoddy police response’ to 26/11

IPS officer Hasan Gafoor was Mumbai commissioner during the 2008 attacks. He was pulled up by a probe panel for not overtly showing leadership at the time.
Narendra Modi

Congress was in power during 26/11, but questions BJP’s surgical strikes: PM Modi

Addressing an election rally in Rajasthan's Bhilwara, PM Modi hit out at the Congress for questioning the veracity of surgical strike.
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus which was a target during the 26/11 terror in 2008 | Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI

26/11: A decade on, Mumbai still grapples with underlying fear, masterminds roam free

10 years since 26/11, ThePrint looks at where the key stakeholders — the masterminds, the blast sites, and the people of Mumbai — stand now.

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,...
A candle light rally to protest against terror attacks in Mumbai at Gateway of India in 2008

26/11 exposed Mumbai’s elite was horribly disconnected from India’s politics & governance

Ten years ago, the 26/11 attack showed Mumbai's upper crust in an unfamiliar, rebellious mood. Almost like a trade union fighting for justice.
File photo of Jamaat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

10 years on, 26/11 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed is free and more powerful

Hafiz Saeed's organisations are portrayed as charities and run hospitals & schools. His latest move was to float a political party, a way to 'legitimise' himself.

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2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
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.