Friday, 2 December, 2022
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Topic: Guns

Another ‘donation’ dilemma for Prince Charles & the ‘cesspool of crime’ in Trump’s own backyard

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Most parts of 45 guns found from couple at IGI airport ‘genuine, could shoot with slight tweaks’

Customs officers arrested Jagjit Singh and Jaswinder Kaur after the guns were found in their possession Monday. Search is on for Singh's brother, Manjit, a co-accused in the case.

Punjabi music more about love and lehengas, less about guns. Check out YouTube data

From Gurdas Mann to Guru Randhawa, Punjabi music has come a long way—but guns have never emerged as a top theme.

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

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.