Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicArmed Forces Special Powers Act

Topic: Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Nagaland massacre shows AFSPA is a deadly addiction. Does Modi govt have the courage to kick it?

Much of the Northeast doesn't need a tough law such as AFSPA. No government will dare repeal it, but it can at least be imposed very selectively.

Modi govt extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh in view of insurgent activity

According to a Ministry of Home Affairs notification Thursday, Tirap, Changlang, Longding and four police stations bordering Assam were declared 'disturbed' areas under AFSPA.

CBI probe into Manipur encounter killings could set precedent for Kashmir

With the Supreme Court directing the CBI to conduct a probe into encounter killings in Manipur, the stage might be set for similar investigations into cases of alleged Army excesses in other regions under AFSPA.  APURVA VISHWANATH 

On Camera

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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