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Terrorists can be beaten, but we’re doing it wrong

Extremism should be monitored & analysed by demographic instead of region, says Kashmir-born Farah Pandith, who served as a special representative to Muslim communities under Hillary Clinton.

Rahul Gandhi says excluded groups may turn to ISIS-like extremism: Realistic or alarmist?

Addressing a gathering at the Bucerius Summer School in Hamburg, Germany, Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP government of excluding minorities, Dalits and tribals from the “development process”. Citing the example of ISIS, he said exclusion “could be a dangerous thing”. He also linked lynchings in India to unemployment. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Rahul’s “veiled threat” is “unbelievable”. ThePrint asks – Rahul Gandhi says excluded groups may turn to ISIS-like extremism: Realistic or alarmist? India’s Muslims have shown little radicalisation, even after Babri and Godhra carnage Harsh Mander Former IAS officer, and social activist Rahul Gandhi was right about many things in his recent Hamburg speech. He was right to speak about the intense exclusion of India’s most vulnerable communities from the development process – the tribal communities, Dalits and India’s religious minorities, particularly Muslims. He was right to stress the devastation that demonetisation wreaked on India’s poorest, and the suffering of tiny and...
PM Modi said relations with Africa were India's top priority

India & Africa to strengthen cooperation to combat terror: PM Modi

He also says the partnership currently includes establishment of 180 Lines of Credit amounting to $11 billion in over 40 African countries.
Social Media

How tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity

The difficulty social media companies face is that if a terrorist group is blocked from one platform they get active in another one.
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From key Pakistani general to ISIS terrorist ‘killed’ in Jihad, the chilling saga of Shahid Aziz

An army cannot afford to allow so many ideologically motivated hardliners to rise to senior ranks and to freelance on behalf of their ideology after retirement.
The Darul Uloom Haqqania religious seminary

‘University Of Jihad’ gets public funds even as Pakistan fights extremism

For years, Pakistan has promised to clamp down on religious schools that preach violence, yet radical seminaries like Darul Uloom Haqqania continue to receive government funds.
Donald Trump was so impressed by what he saw in France that he wants a similar event in the U.S. on 4 July

Global Pulse: Macron’s on a mission to mentor Trump, Suu Kyi’s falsehoods

Emmanuel Macron is on a mission to push Trump to act in the framework of the multilateral approach.
Mueller's investigation

Global Pulse: Putin says Trump’s not his bride, Britain to limit EU migrants post Brexit

“Trump is not my bride. I am not his bride, nor his groom. We are running our governments,” Vladimir Putin said as he waded into the diplomatic row with the U.S.

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
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

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.