Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicInsurgency

Topic: Insurgency

When T.N. Seshan praised me after ‘most difficult election in Independent India’ – Punjab 1992

In An Intent to Serve, IAS officer Tejendra Khanna writes about his career as Delhi LG, and as chief secretary of Punjab during the President’s Rule years.

Religious intolerance main driver of insurgency in Punjab of 1980s. State’s watching it again

The smuggling of arms and narcotics is an indicator that the ISI and the Khalistani terrorist organisations in Pakistan are attempting to revive insurgency.

Ajit Doval is wrong. Civil society not dangerous, we pushed back militants in Meghalaya

Ajit Doval thinks civil society is the new frontier of war. But ‘Shillong We Care’, a small group of citizens, stood up to militants and extortion.

BSF is a boon for border populations. It can do much more than just protect them

Since 1965, the BSF has not only protected India's border areas with Pakistan and Bangladesh but also helped with internal security and development.

Dimasa National Liberation Army, Assam militant group likely behind killing of 5 truck drivers

Assam Police said that suspected militants of the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) were behind the attack on five truck drivers in the Dima Hasao district Thursday.

Insurgency in North East declined but smuggling rose in 5 years, says Assam Rifles chief

Last year, the Assam Rifles confiscated contraband worth Rs 876 crore, a 61% jump from 2019 when contraband worth Rs 544 crore was seized, Lt Gen Pradeep Chandran Nair said.

This hand-rolled Tripura tea variety just fetched ‘highest-ever’ price in state — Rs 12,500/kg

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

ULFA(I) could free abducted Quippo staffers ‘very soon’, mediator says negotiation concluded

Negotiations between ULFA(I) and Quippo for the two hostages abducted in December got over late Monday. Mediator Kaushik Phukan says there will be no payment of ransom.

What is the Karbi insurgency, its violent past & how it could impact coming Assam election

The Karbi insurgency for a separate state of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills is in the spotlight after 1,040 insurgents surrendered to the Assam govt this week.

Tripura govt will deal with insurgents with a firm hand, says Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb

Deb's warning came after 3 construction workers were allegedly kidnapped by National Liberation Front of Tripura ultras from a tribal hamlet near the Indo-Bangla border in Dhalai.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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