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This is what JNU students will study in new, controversial ‘counter-terrorism’ course

New JNU course on 'Counter Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts and Strategies for Cooperation among Major Powers' criticised for peddling RSS ideology. This is what the course includes.
File photo of new Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan | ANI

‘If MIT can, why can’t we?’ — Education minister lauds JNU for ‘counter-terrorism’ course

During a virtual meeting with central universities’ V-Cs, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan refers to student protests across campuses and calls for maintaining teaching-learning process.
Jawaharlal Nehru University | Commons

Don’t run down JNU counter-terrorism course as ‘communal’. Indian engineers need it

Perpetrators of terrorism are sometimes ahead of their targets in the use of technology. This calls for greater coordination to put in place a collective solution.
Jawaharlal Nehru University | Commons

JNU clears course that calls ‘jihadi terrorism’ only form of ‘fundamentalist-religious terror’

The course titled 'Counter Terrorism, Asymmetric Conflicts and Strategies for Cooperation among Major Powers' was being opposed by students union and teachers association for the past few days.
Indian and Uzbek soldiers during the joint Army exercise, Dustlik-II, at the Foreign Training Node in Chaubatia near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand | Photo by special arrangement

Amid growing ISIS concern in Uzbekistan, Indian & Uzbek Army conduct counter-terrorism drill

India is keen to establish stronger ties with Central Asian countries where China has an increasing presence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited Uzbekistan twice.
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen. Y.K. Joshi | Image: ThePrint

India-Pakistan ceasefire pact won’t affect counter-terrorism operations in J&K, says Army

Lt Gen Y K Joshi said the northern command, which looks after J&K's security, remained on highest alert and achieved the impossible in the face of challenging situations along the borders.
A soldier operating in an apple orchard in Shopian district of south Kashmir | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Short gun-fights, less stone-pelting — Kashmir counter-terror ops changing, says Army officer

Major General Rashim Bali says their first aim is to ensure there is no collateral damage & next is to ensure that the option of surrender is given to youth who have joined terror groups.
Flags outside the Secretariat building at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York

Countering terror will be the focus in India’s eighth stint as UNSC non-permanent member

The MEA also brought up the need for UN reforms in a media briefing held after India’s appointment as a member of the security council.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa (left) and Narendra Modi (right) leave after giving a joint statement at Hyderabad House

Modi announces $450 million line of credit to Sri Lanka after meeting President Rajapaksa

PM Modi called his talks with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa 'fruitful', and also extended a $50 million fund to the island country to fight terrorism.
File photo: PM Narendra Modi speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, US| Photo: Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg

UN General Assembly shows a New India, and world gets to see Modilateralism

Modi uses domestic achievements to shore up India's credibility as a global stakeholder.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.