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Pakistan urges UN to find out how an Indian news agency got information on Hafiz Saeed

On 7 March, Press Trust India broke the story about the UN rejecting an appeal to remove Hafiz Saeed’s name from a list of banned terrorists.
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ED attaches Gurugram villa ‘owned by Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed’

Enforcement Directorate says villa bought by Hafiz Saeed's financier Ahmad Shah Watali, believes funds came from Lashkar chief's Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation.
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UN rejects Hafiz Saeed’s appeal to remove his name from banned terrorists’ list

The UN's decision was based on detailed evidence of terrorist activities provided by India on Hafiz Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder behind 2008 Mumbai attacks.
File photo of Jamaat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Why Pakistan’s blacklisting of its terrorist groups is just an eyewash

Pakistan counter-terrorism agency NACTA, set up in 2009, is a toothless body, severely understaffed & caught in the country's military-civilian discord. 
Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan has banned 69 organisations but turned a blind eye to militant groups operating in J&K

Militant groups such as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and Al Badr operating in Jammu and Kashmir are not on Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority radar.
File photo of Jamaat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud-Dawa & its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat

The decision to ban the organisation was taken during a meeting of Pakistan's National Security Committee chaired by PM Imran Khan.
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Act against terrorists like Hafiz Saeed if serious about talks, India tells Pakistan

MEA spokesperson says Pakistan ‘not serious’ about dialogue but just attempting to ‘deflect the world’s attention’ from its financial woes.
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Pakistan said to be using radical Islamist party to leash 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Indian investigators say propping up the TLP, which represents the Barelvis’ to keep in check the Wahhabi-inspired Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
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Was Ajmal Kasab’s hanging enough or can government do more to get 26/11 Pakistani masterminds?

Ten years ago, 10 armed Pakistani militants entered Mumbai through the sea and attacked various high-profile locations, killing 166 people in one of the worst terror strikes in the country. Only one of the 10, Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive and hanged to death after a trial. The Print asks: Was Ajmal Kasab's hanging enough or can government do more to get 26/11 Pakistani masterminds? The lessons we should’ve learnt after 26/11 but didn't is extremely disappointing Rakesh Sood Former Diplomat Kasab’s hanging couldn’t have acted as a spur to persuade Pakistan to address our concerns regarding action against the perpetrators. The execution was not motivated by that desire, either. Kasab was captured and he confessed; the trial took place and eventually led to his execution. I don’t think there was any political message that the hanging will get Pakistan to change its attitude. We have two options. India could try exerting pressure on Pakistan,...
File photo of Jamaat-ud-Dawa head Hafiz Saeed | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

10 years on, 26/11 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed is free and more powerful

Hafiz Saeed's organisations are portrayed as charities and run hospitals & schools. His latest move was to float a political party, a way to 'legitimise' himself.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

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Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?