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Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".
File photo |A protest by Stand With Kashmir in Times Square, New York | Facebook/StandWithKashmir

Stand With Kashmir not an innocent hashtag, it supports violent Islamists and terrorists

With noted academics and ‘experts’, Stand With Kashmir has become the voice of India resistance in the US. But it has a dangerous agenda.
Kashmir journalists protest

SC quoted jurist Ronald Dworkin in passing. Kashmir 4G order shows it must read him in full

Given the broad consensus in India on national security, currently raised to the level of a frenzy, it is understandable that judges do not wish to be alienated.

Ex-BSF ADG Sood and his band of disgruntled brothers spreading lies against IGP Kashmir

A section of serving and ex-CAPF cadre officers have been writing against the IPS presence in CAPFs through a sustained negative campaign in media.
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Pulitzer to Kashmir photojournalists shows why Trump supporters call some media Lügenpresse

Pulitzer’s description of Kashmir as ‘independent’ defies all logic because the region’s political status is a primary general knowledge.

Kashmir’s most wanted terrorist Riyaz Naikoo killed in encounter in his Pulwama village

Riyaz Naikoo, who took over as Hizbul Mujahideen chief in 2017, carried a bounty of Rs 12 lakh on his head.
Kashmir journalists protest

Militancy in Kashmir peaked without 4G, but Modi govt keeps forgetting this in court

Covid has brought all academic activity to a halt, and internet is the only source of education. Denying 4G access to J&K amounts to denying fundamental right.
Security personnel in Srinagar

J&K Police verifying claim that 2 militants killed in Handwara are residents of Valley

The claim was made by Kashmir’s new militant group, TRF. The outfit released a video, claiming the 2 slain militants were part of their cadre.
A file photo of Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Pakistan using Covid window for cross-border militancy in Kashmir, weaponising social media

The sudden spike in the militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir has nullified the tall claims of the Narendra Modi government post-5 August.
People stand at one meter distance in a queue while waiting to shop at a medical store, in Srinagar on Monday | ANI

13 patients discharged from hospital in Kashmir after recovering from Covid-19

Dr Naveed Shah, who heads the Covid-19 team at Chest Disease Hospital, said while it was a satisfying moment, there should be no lowering of the guard.

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Militarisation of US police since 9/11 makes it see protesters as ‘enemy’, writes an officer

A study of police-involved deaths between 2012 and 2018 found that police kill average 2.8 men every day in the US. The risk of death was higher for black men, like George Floyd.

Should Twitter, FB censor world leaders like Trump or remain platforms for freedom of speech?

Earlier, Twitter issued a fact-checking warning on Trump's controversial tweet threatening Minneapolis protesters.

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Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold 7-hour meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.