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Security forces cordon off the area during an encounter with militants at Sopore, in Baramulla District of South Kashmir, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist commander was killed in the encounter | representational image | PTI

Four with ties to Lashkar-e-Taiba arrested in J&K’s Budgam district

As per police records, the arrested persons were involved in providing logistical support and shelter to active LeT terrorists operating in the area.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Effect of surgical and Balakot strikes gone. Piecemeal policies against Pakistan won’t work

Even during the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan is supporting terror through attacks on Indian soil, the latest being by the LeT that killed five soldiers.
Moin ul Haque

India agrees to Pakistan’s envoy pick for New Delhi but no hope for any breakthrough soon

Currently completing tenure as Pakistan’s envoy to France, Moin ul Haque will take charge of his appointment by the end of this month or early August.
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US identifies LeT as one of three main threats to its soldiers in Afghanistan

The LeT's classification as a threat heralds more trouble for Pakistan, which is courting global scrutiny for failing to check terror financing.
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Lashkar members more educated than average Pakistani male, says scholar Christine Fair

In a wide-ranging discussion on her new book, Georgetown University professor Christine Fair shed light on some unknown aspects of terror organisation LeT.
Taliban

For the LeT, convincing mothers is one of the key steps to recruiting for Jihad

LeT is recruiting not just a member or a fighter but the entire immediate and extended family.
Memorial for assassinated journalist Shujaat Bukhari | ThePrint.in/Rahiba R. Parveen

Top LeT operative, who killed Kashmir journalist Bukhari, gunned down in encounter

Naveed Jatt killed in an encounter at central Kashmir's Budgam district. He had escaped from police custody earlier this year. New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Naveed Jatt alias Abu Hanzullah, who is believed to be one of the main assassins of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, was killed in an encounter Wednesday. Jatt was shot dead by security forces at central Kashmir’s Kuthpora in Budgam district. A senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer confirmed his death to ThePrint. Three army personnel were also injured in the encounter. The encounter began in the early hours of Wednesday when a special operations group of the Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off a house in Budgam following an intelligence input about the presence of militants, officials said. The gun battle broke out when those holed up inside the house fired at security forces. "It was swift operation carried out by security forces. We finally got the prize catch Naveed...
Protests being held against Asia Bibi in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Asia Bibi episode shows injecting extremists into politics is a bad idea

Imran Khan government's reluctance to confront clerical power makes its earlier promises ring hollow.

The small-town boy who became India’s first ISIS suicide bomber

In less than a decade, Fayaz Kagzi went from being a B.Ed student in Maharashtra to Lashkar recruiter and finally ended up dying for the ISIS cause in Saudi Arabia
Milli Muslim League leader, Hafiz Saeed giving a speec

The US blacklists Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League as terrorist organisation

Seven members of MML's central leadership body have been designated as foreign terrorists. This move comes just ahead of the general elections in Pakistan.

On Camera

Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt is embracing some discarded Congress policies. But they won’t work even now

Policies like deficit monetisation, loan restructuring, higher tariffs and import licencing have been brought back to combat the economic fallout of Covid-19.
In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.