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India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: ANI

SAARC members turn down Pakistan’s proposal to host summit meeting pending since 2016

At a virtual SAARC Council of Ministers meet, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says cross-border terrorism is still a challenge for the grouping.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India & Pakistan to get Ig Nobel Peace Prize, PM Modi among ‘Medical Education’ winners

Not to be confused with the prestigious Nobel Prize, the Ig Nobel is a satirical or parody prize awarded for unusual 'achievement'. The name plays on the word 'ignoble'.
Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

Alert along LoC after ISI drone spotted, Army suspects supply of weapons to terrorists

Lt Gen B S Raju of XV corps said the terrorists holed up in the Valley have been facing acute shortage of arms and are desperately looking for help from across the border.
UNSC

India slams Pakistan for false claims over UN Security Council meet on terrorism

External affairs ministry says India has sought clarifications from the Indonesian chair over Pakistan's claims it spoke at a UNSC meet not open to non-members.
Indian filmmaker Nandita Das and British-Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif were two of the panelists of the cross-border webinar | Photos: Wikimedia Commons

Collaboration the way forward — India-Pakistan artists, writers on peace across borders

Indian and Pakistani names including Dr Syeda Hameed, Nandita Das, Salima Hashmi & writer Mohd Hanif participated in an online discussion ahead of Independence Day of both nations.
India and Pakistan flag | Representational image | YouTube

‘Pakistan obsessed with irredentism’ — India’s response to Pak envoy interview Global Times rejected

India noted that 'administrative machinery of Jammu & Kashmir had been revived, bringing about a revolution in governance and making Kashmiri people masters of their own destiny'.

Fulfilling all international obligations relating to Kulbhushan Jadhav, says Pakistani Army

Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar said the decision of the International Court of Justice on Kulbhushan Yadav was being implemented.
India and Pakistan flag | Representational image | YouTube

India slams Pakistan envoy to China for ‘lies and half-truths’ on Jammu & Kashmir

This was in response to Pakistan ambassador to China Moin-ul-Haque's article in state-run Global Times titled 'Urgent actions on Jammu, Kashmir needed' on 7 August.

India says it has not received any communication from Pakistan on Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Islamabad HC had recently named three senior lawyers as amici curiae and ordered Pakistan govt to give India 'another chance' to appoint a counsel for Jadhav, who is on death row.
Babar Azam

Boycotting Pakistan in sports didn’t alter its state behaviour. India can try policy shift

India-Pakistan sport is cultural carnage. Mushtaq Mohammad termed a test series win over India in 1978 a ‘victory of Muslims all over the world over the Hindus’.

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.

Defence

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?