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1 police officer & 1 militant killed during gun battle in Kulgam

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Turigam area of Kulgam district following information about presence of some militants there.
PM Narendra Modi addressing a public meeting in Tonk, Rajasthan | @BJP4India/Twitter

Our fight is not against Kashmiris, says PM Modi

Addressing a rally in Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people in Kashmir have been suffering from terrorism for the last 40 years and want peace.

CoA allocates IPL opening-ceremony money to families of CRPF men who died in Pulwama

There'll be no opening ceremony in this year's IPL as a mark of respect to the slain CRPF men.
Security personnel at the site of suicide bomb attack, Pulwama | PTI

Govt planning SOP for terrorist funerals in J&K, says they need to be watched & regulated

Security forces believe the funeral processions, often of local boys, become a "fertile ground for new recruits".
A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Home ministry’s air travel facility for central forces won’t replace convoys in Kashmir

After launch of air travel facility for central forces, including CRPF, BSF and NSG, Thursday, ministry official says 'practically impossible to do away with the convoy'.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party's UP unit chief Raj Babbar meet family members of the slain CRPF jawan Pradeep Kumar | PTI

Visit families of soldiers killed in Pulwama, be sensitive: Rahul Gandhi to party leaders

The Congress Thursday also attacked PM Modi for being "busy shooting for a film in Jim Corbett park" last week soon after the Pulwama attack.
A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

After Pulwama attack, CRPF jawans & other forces can now travel to Kashmir in commercial flights

The ministry of home affairs said the decision will immediately benefit approximately 7.8 lakh paramilitary personnel while on duty and on leave.
Mortal remains of CRPF jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

After Pulwama, states announce massive hike in payments to families of slain soldiers

Madhya Pradesh to now give Rs 1 crore, up from the earlier Rs 10 lakh, while Maharashtra has increased its ex-gratia amount to Rs 50 lakh from Rs 3 lakh.
Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

After Pulwama, Bharat Ke Veer donations for central forces hit record Rs 26.45 cr in 4 days

Bharat Ke Veer corpus is distributed equally among all CAPFs, including CRPF, BSF & NSG, and not a specific force deployed in a specific region.
Army personnel in Jammu

Why security forces use convoys to transport personnel across J&K

In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, ThePrint explains why security personnel are transported across J&K in convoys, instead of being flown.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.