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Sri Lankan police says Easter Sunday bombers planned second attack in the country

Sri Lankan police have arrested over 200 suspects in connection with the bombings.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

A Rajapaksa for President. For Sri Lanka that has seen so much tragedy, it’s time to panic

It doesn’t matter who is in charge. The Rajapaksa political project revolves around corruption and denigration of ethnic and religious minorities.

Sri Lanka’s ex-defence secy & former police chief arrested for alleged inaction on terror

Sri Lanka's attorney general had instructed the authorities to charge the two officials for their failure to prevent the Easter terror attacks.
Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena | @MaithripalaS

Sri Lanka’s wildly incompetent President keeps getting worse

Maithripala Sirisena eschews responsibility at every turn. He has no leadership qualities and has been out of his depth since January 2015.
Zakir Naik

Sri Lanka’s cable TV operators ban Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV

ISIS has used controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV to indoctrinate youngsters and is banned.
File photo | Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St Sebastian's Church | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Easter terror attacks: How India knew and why Sri Lanka didn’t

When Easter attack warnings were received, they were forwarded to VIP security heads, not to those in charge of public security.
Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

What’s different about the Sri Lanka attacks? The rise of third party terrorism

In this new form of terrorism, terrorists, targets or both have little to do with the politics of the country where the attacks take place.

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Kota

India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC Ltd chairman Deepak Parekh

Why loan restructuring is any day better than a moratorium — HDFC’s Deepak Parekh explains

Deepak Parekh says at ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ that by giving a loan moratorium, the RBI is creating a problem for later on.

Defence

Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.