Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Lashkar-e-Taiba

Two CRPF jawans killed in Kashmir militant attack

The two CRPF jawans killed were identified as assistant sub-inspector Meena and constable Sandeep.

Everything you wanted to know about Amarnath yatra and didn’t know who to ask

Despite terror attacks and natural calamities, the yatra in Kashmir continues to draw lakhs of devotees every year.

A year before returning to service, CRPF commandant Cheetah said he’d love to return to Kashmir

The commandant who took nine bullets in an encounter, known as Cheetah, says 70 per cent of Kashmiris are pro-India and that it is possible to win the hearts of Kashmiris.

With rising violence in J&K an old trend emerges, locally recruited security personnel take the brunt

While it is not established whether the attack on soldiers from Kashmir was intentional, militants have targeted local security men in the past.

Forces gun down 3 militants in Kashmir’s Handwara, soldier killed in Kupwara

Army confirms militants were ‘foreigners’ and says the security forces first asked them to surrender, but killed the militants when fired upon.

Khwaja Asif’s comments on Haqqani network & LeT is no sign of a paradigm shift

Khawaja Asif’s comments do not portend a paradigm shift in Pakistan. He may believe it to be true but it risks inflaming the already tenuous ties with the military

The state may be hedging that mainstreaming JuD will wean its cadres away from militancy

JuD’s decision to form a political party is intriguing as its literature and rhetoric in the past has rejected Western democracy.

Hafiz Saeed’s political venture is doomed to fail

There is no evidence that Hafiz Saeed’s political party would do any better than the many Islamic parties which have been losing elections for years in Pakistan. Rahimullah Yusufzai

Will the ISI use Lashkar-e-Taiba’s new political party to start a nuclear war?

The stated aims of the Lashkar-e-Taiba's political party Milli Muslim League, with the presence of nuclear weapons in Pakistan, should alarm Indians and the world. Tufail Ahmad

Pakistan’s ‘friendly terrorist’ Hafiz Saeed wants a political makeover

Hafiz Saeed’s move to launch Milli Muslim League Pakistan shows being the ‘friendly terrorist’ for the deep state is no longer enough

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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.