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Hashtags, WhatsApp & Instagram stories, podcasts — Pakistan’s social media plans for 5 August

Pakistan’s military media wing Inter Services Public Relations is planning a major campaign on the first anniversary of Article 370 scrapping Wednesday.
BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Why BJP and RSS workers are the new targets of militants in Kashmir

The murder of BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora is another reminder that we must be steadfast in our resolve to completely erase militancy from Kashmir.
Security personnel in Kashmir | Praveen Jain | ThePrint | File photo

Shutdown in parts of Kashmir, internet cut off on Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

J&K Police said some parts of the Valley witnessed minor stone-pelting incidents, which were immediately brought under control. No processions were taken out.

Railways privatisation marketed as ‘renovation’ and Modi’s Leh trip to combat botched image

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Representational image of a J&K Police barricade | File photo: PTI

Stop using ‘militant’ for ‘terrorists’ who kill cops. Police officers have families too

When a writer realises that acknowledging political motives of a terror outfit might risk his/her job, he/she chooses to stick with the word ‘militant’.
A file photo of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. | Photo: ANI

Disillusionment or Pakistan push? Story behind Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Hurriyat exit

Kashmiri separatist Syed Geelani has resigned from his faction of Hurriyat Conference. Indian officials see several possible reasons for this, but say it's 'to early to give a final verdict'.
The rapping duo | By special arrangement

‘Nicknamed Aatankki’ in school, Kashmiri musician of hiphopper duo SOS made it his stage name

Arsalan Afreen 'Aatankki' & Tufail Nazir are part of 'SOS' — Straight Outta Srinagar — that believes in political power of the hiphop genre, but only with meaningful lyrics.

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.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

Why MPC meeting postponement looks like Modi is undermining RBI yet again

RBI is on its third governor in four years and investors are left wondering whether India has become something of a halfway house

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.