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Kohima, Nagaland | Commons

Home Ministry extends AFSPA in Nagaland for 6 months, declares entire state ‘disturbed’

The AFSPA has been in force in Nagaland for decades, and was not withdrawn even though a framework agreement was signed on 3 August 2015 by Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM and the government interlocutor R.N. Ravi.
Srinagar, Kashmir

Centre now has power to declare any area in J&K, Ladakh as ‘disturbed’ under AFSPA

With Jammu & Kashmir now officially broken into 2 union territories, the power to declare an area disturbed under AFSPA has moved from district magistrates to the home ministry.

AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam, effective from 28 August

The government reviewed the law and order situation in Assam and ordered the extension of the act, which allows security forces to arrest anyone without prior notice.
L-R: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Manmohan Singh at the manifesto launch | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

BJP swept votes of armed forces because Congress scored a self-goal in its manifesto

BJP mopped up postal votes, mostly cast by military personnel, as Congress promise to review AFSPA in aftermath of Pulwama & Balakot appears to have backfired.
Lok Sabha candidates from Shimla

In Shimla’s IAF vs Army fight, nationalism & Balakot battle jobs & highways

BJP's Suresh Kashyap, an ex-IAF personnel, is banking on national security while his rival, Congress' Col Dhani Ram (retd) is 'aghast the Army is being politicised'.
Imaging: Arindam Mukherjee

Want to watch Game of Thrones live? Just tune into the Indian election

Just as national elections get underway in India, the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones is here too.
Indian military

The real problem with AFSPA is how a normal law can bypass constitutional safeguards

India does not need to look far to see how military power can undermine constitutional orders.
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NaMo TV makes mockery of laws & poll code. It should be shut down immediately

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Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass in Arunachal Pradesh | BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images

Modi govt extends AFSPA ‘disturbed area’ tag for 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The home ministry continued to designate Tirap, Changlang and Longding as disturbed areas under AFSPA, but partly withdrew tag from 3 other districts.

On Camera

Representational image of lockdown in Spain | Bloomberg

How Spain tragically bungled its response to coronavirus

Spain ignored the health crisis unfolding in Italy & dithered before imposing draconian lockdown measures that could have saved thousands of lives.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.