Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: 26/11

Zawahiri kill raises question — If assassination ends terrorism, why can’t others follow US?

Except for Balakot, where India executed a level of retaliation, we have been stopped from doing anything that remotely resembles what the US is doing itself.

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.

26/11-like terror strike almost impossible now, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Speaking on the anniversary of the attack, Singh said India is no more a soft target for terrorism because of variety of measures taken in the last few years.

Aaj Tak’s Anjana visits Shaheen Bagh, ‘Who’s the better Hindu’ in Times Now, Republic

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

It’s not Tukaram Omble in viral 26/11 image but actor who played him in film

The photograph was viral on Twitter, with even verified users such as actor Amitabh bacchan and BJP MP from Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje sharing it.

China war, Simla pact, 26/11 — Jaishankar critiques India’s foreign policy until Modi

Experts have offered mixed reviews about a speech by Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar where he critiqued many of India’s diplomatic milestones.

Hafiz Saeed, Mumbai attacks mastermind, arrested by Pakistan’s counter-terror dept

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, who has several cases pending against him, was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to appear before an anti-terrorism court when the arrest took place.

A Sadhvi-sized hole in BJP’s nationalism as two arch rivals unite in UP

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

India calls Imran Khan’s Pulwama address lame, taunts him on ‘Naya Pakistan’

The Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement Tuesday in which it tore apart Pakistan PM Imran Khan's televised address on the Pulwama attack.

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.

On Camera


File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.