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Why Yes Bank, IL&FS, DHFL cases can become a headache for India’s next FATF assessment

India is likely to go through its FATF country assessment early next year. Some issues could prove a sticking point, including demonetisation and crackdown on shell firms.

Pakistan Parliament joint session passes 3 FATF-related bills to avoid being blacklisted

Pakistan President Arif Alvi called the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament Wednesday evening after Senate rejected the Anti-Terrorism Act (amendment) Bill, 2020.
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: ANI via Reuters

Pakistan’s economy will be ruined due to inflation if put on FATF blacklist, says Imran Khan

If Pakistan fails to comply with the FATF directive by October, there is every possibility the global body may put it in the blacklist along with North Korea and Iran.
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FATF review of India’s anti-money laundering regime postponed to early 2021 due to Covid

Financial Action Task Force is a global money laundering & terrorist financing watchdog that sets international standards to prevent illegal activities.
A file photo of Indian Army soldiers on a patrol near Dal Lake in Jammu & Kashmir | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

With 9 killed in Shopian encounter, total count of slain militants in J&K is 93 this year

Of the terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year, 77 were local recruits and 10 were foreign terrorists, according to data maintained by security forces.
Security forces at the site of an encounter last week that killed five personnel, including two Army officers, in Kashmir's Handwara | PTI

How Pakistan ‘deep state’ is using coronavirus cover to fuel terrorism in Kashmir

The Pakistan 'deep state' is said to be hard at work trying to attack India as the Modi govt focuses its efforts on tackling the Covid-19 crisis.
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India to push for Pakistan’s blacklisting at FATF after Handwara & Keran terror attacks

Pakistan has to work on FATF’s 27-point action plan to come out of the ‘grey list’, but India believes it is still financing terror amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pakistan's PM Imran Khan speaking at UNGA | Twitter- @MoIB_Official

FATF’s grey list suits Pakistan’s jihadi ambitions. It only worries entering the black list

For Pakistan, the grey list is better than the black list, especially when the country’s intent is not to shut down the jihad completely, not any time soon.
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India gears up for FATF audit that Pakistan has repeatedly failed since 2018

Looking to showcase its performance on convictions and property seizures, the Enforcement Directorate is preparing for FATF’s anti-money laundering audit.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Davos on 23 January 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg File Photo

Terror-funding watchdog FATF leaves Pakistan on grey list, with a warning

At the FATF plenary that concluded Friday, Pakistan was accused of failing to fully comply with its 27-point action plan aimed at curbing terror-financing.

On Camera

A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

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Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?