Sunday, 22 May, 2022
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Topic: Guns

Americans and Canadians are preparing for the coronavirus crisis by buying guns

An estimated 2.6 million guns were sold in the US in March. That is an 85 per cent increase over the same period last year.

Coronavirus fear is leading to panic buying of guns in the US

Much like those buying food and toilet paper in bulk, there are a section of people who believe there will be a break down in public order very soon.

By amending Arms Act, Modi govt will make way for Gangs of Wasseypur-style gun possession

The amendments to the Arms Act are as illogical as demonetisation. India is not going to be any safer by reducing licensed ownership of firearms.

With Dhanush howitzer, Artillery Corps lends a major combat arm to Indian Army at LoC

Dhanush howitzer makes outranged Pakistani artillery units more vulnerable to Indian counter-battery fire, something India has wanted since the Kargil War.

Pakistan’s ‘gun valley’: A town of 80,000 people & 2,000 weapon shops

Pakistan has been debating how to regularise its weapons market, and a state-run company is about to set up an industrial estate around the old ‘gun valley’.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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