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Pakistan’s Supreme Court directs govt to act against terrorists

The Supreme Court directed all Pakistani government agencies such as the ISI and armed forces to operate within the limits of the law and stay away from politics.
TLP supporters protesting

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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Pakistan’s ISI is using pics of pretty women & social media to get India’s defence secrets

Investigators say ISI scouring Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn to trap young Indians in defence sector, suspect 1,100 Indian IP addresses for ISI link.
Pashtun rights activist Gulalai Ismail

ISI got Pashtun rights activist named on no-fly list

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan hails China visit and is off to Malaysia late November; Malala’s father’s biography gets published.
Indo- Bangladesh border

BSF jawan arrested for sharing secret information with a Pakistani agent

The accused was under the scanner of the Border Security Force intelligence wing for his suspicious activities for the last few months.
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Lt Gen Asim Munir is Pakistan’s new ISI chief

Munir was conferred Hilal-i-Imtiaz—Pakistan's second highest civilian award—earlier this year.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan, once a critic of ISI, now claims it’s the best intelligence agency of all

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Nawaz Sharif didn’t apply for parole after wife’s death; and horrifying graffiti appears on girls’ school walls.

Ex-ISI chief on why terrorism is as hard to define as pornography

Asad Durrani served as a three-star general in the Pakistani army and headed the ISI between 1990 and 1992.
Supreme Court gets three more judges | Manisha Mondal, ThePrint

Article 35A in Supreme Court today, and ISI ‘role’ in Khalistan referendum

Front page Crucial hearing in Supreme Court on Article 35A today. The SC is set to consider a petition arguing that a constitutional bench should look into why Jammu & Kashmir was given special status by Jawaharlal Nehru. Intelligence agencies have warned that the scrapping of the provision could trigger unrest in the valley and even antagonise the Kashmir police, reports The Hindustan Times. ISI 'is funding and promoting the Sikh Referendum 2020 campaign'. According to a report in The Tribune, "security agencies have intercepted digital, particularly social media, chatter to make this conclusive claim". In what the report calls a "highly sophisticated online campaign", social media apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram are being used to spread the message. Controversy over Justice Joseph refuses to die down. As he was elevated to the Supreme Court seven months after the collegium recommended his name, there is disquiet in the judiciary over an alleged government bid to...
Gen Asad Durrani

Pakistan army is so insecure that every unauthorised remark on it sends it into a tizzy

There is nothing in the book that is not already known to most knowledgeable observers of Pakistan’s internal and foreign policies.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Indian Army

Ladakh stand-off, Kashmir, ammunition & training — agenda for Army commanders’ meet tomorrow

The biannual event is attended by the top Army leadership to brainstorm on new security and administrative issues, and plan a roadmap.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.