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Hafeez Saeed | YouTube screen grab

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed operates freely despite Pakistan’s claims of crackdown

Saeed's 'charity' JuD has also had its assets frozen but continues to function as usual.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Friends with limited benefits: China won’t save Pakistan during crises of its own making

There are areas where, although China is willing to spend political capital on Pakistan’s behalf, it doesn’t like being repeatedly put in the position where it has to do so.
FATF's plenary meeting

Now that it’s headed to the grey list, Pakistan faces real economic risks too

The FATF decision is bad and good news for Pakistan. Getting grey-listed is much less serious, particularly on reputational levels, than getting blacklisted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with China's Xi Jinping

Pakistan on FATF’s grey list: How India convinced China & Pak shot itself in the foot

This is the first time that China acceded to an Indian prompt at a global anti-terror forum. Pak foreign minister Khwaja Asif’s statement provided the opening.

Under global pressure, Pakistan is scrambling to hide its terror group — but it’s short-lived

Pakistan takes one step forward to get relief from international pressure, followed by two steps back once the pressure is off. When pressure resumes, another step forward.
A past meeting of anti-terror funding watchdog FATF

Big win for India: Terror watchdog puts Pakistan on notice over Lashkar, JuD

With US help, India overcomes opposition from China, pushes FATF to ask Pakistan to do more to freeze assets of Lashkar and JuD.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.