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CBI probe into Manipur encounter killings could set precedent for Kashmir

With the Supreme Court directing the CBI to conduct a probe into encounter killings in Manipur, the stage might be set for similar investigations into cases of alleged Army excesses in other regions under AFSPA.  APURVA VISHWANATH 

Attack on pilgrims is a sign of the frustration in terrorist ranks. We are putting tremendous pressure — Ram Madhav.

As the BJP-PDP government in Kashmir comes under attack from within the Sangh Parivar and opposition parties, Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of the BJP, says security forces are winning the war against terror in the Valley. RAMA LAKSHMI

Window for India-Pak engagement getting narrower – High Commissioner Basit

At ‘Off The Cuff’, Abdul Basit says Pakistan's stand is that talks need to be separated from terror, reiterates that Hizbul Mujahideen is “freedom fighting organization” ThePrint REPORTER

Full text of interview with outgoing Central Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi

Full text of the interview with outgoing Central Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi (You can read the edited excerpts here) :  How do you look back...

Outgoing CEC on EVM tampering controversy: ‘It was avoidable and should not have been raised’

The outgoing Chief Election Commissioner says he would have liked to see more electoral reform before he left. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI Days before he demits the top...

TALK POINT: Should Indian military chiefs step out of their professional jurisdiction and talk about politics and diplomacy?

Eyebrows have been raised over Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat’s statements on Kashmir and Pakistan. While some are cheering him, others say that an Indian Army chief should not make provocative statements. Is the chatter of TV channels and digital India changing the culture of the military leadership? We ask experts about the pros and cons of having an outspoken military chief in a democratic India.

TALK POINT: Is India less mindful of global censure of its hard military posture in Kashmir today than it was in the ’90s?

Is it easier for India to adopt a tough line in Kashmir today than it was in the 1990s? How is India’s position today different from the 1990s when New Delhi felt the impact of censure from groups like Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, U.S. and European capitals? Is the world too distracted right now to lecture India on human rights? We ask experts Ajai Sahni, Aakar Patel.

Kashmiri leaders slam BJP’s Ram Madhav for tough military position

BJP general secretary had said government will neutralise every militant in the valley. Critics said he does not understand the Kashmir problem. ThePrint Team

We will neutralise every single militant in Kashmir, Indian or foreign — Ram Madhav

The BJP’s pointsman for Kashmir made it clear that the Modi government is different and will not talk for the sake of talks ThePrint Team

Kashmir’s Broken Cycle of Talks

Calling for a political dialogue has become the default option for politicians and pundits every time the security situation in the Valley worsens. The optics of talks looks intended to be a healing touch in itself and ends up becoming a tactic to buy time. RAMA LAKSHMI

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

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Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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