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Omar Sheikh was let go because someone in Pakistan wanted him freed, like mentor Masood Azhar

Coronavirus pandemic, world distracted by Afghan peace deal and weak case in the murder of Daniel Pearl opened a window to acquit Omar Sheikh. But the US noticed.
Hafiz Saeed

Read the full court order to understand Pakistan’s game in jailing Hafiz Saeed

Lahore court’s decision got many international observers excited. But there might be a different opinion if Imran Khan govt releases the entire judgment.
(From left) Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim and Masood Azhar | Image: ThePrint.in

These 4 dreaded killers are Modi govt’s first ‘designated terrorists’ under UAPA

Anti-terror act UAPA was amended last year to allow individuals to be named ‘designated terrorists’, but opposition parties had raised fears of misuse on activists.
Ashfaq Ahmed Zargar and Masood Azhar

Where are the 3 terrorists who were swapped for 170 passengers of hijacked IC-814?

Twenty years ago began the week-long Kandahar hijack. Result: Release of Pakistan-based terrorists Masood Azhar, Omar Sheikh and Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar.
Emmanuel Lenain

India’s diversity should be kept as it is: New French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain

Insisting that the citizenship law and the NRC are India's internal matters, Lenain said France would always uphold freedom of all religions.

Will naming Masood Azhar, Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed terrorists help India’s war on terror?

India declared LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, his deputy Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, and fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim as terrorists Wednesday under the new Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
File photo | An effigy of Masood Azhar ready to be burned in Mumbai | PTI

Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to be first ‘individual’ terrorists under UAPA’s new provisions

When amendments to UAPA is passed by Rajya Sabha, “extremists” & “insurgents” can also be tagged terrorists if govt has “sufficient proof”.
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Indian Muslims facing RoohAfza crisis in Ramzan month

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This is how China wants India to pay it back for listing Masood Azhar a terrorist

It was China's serial 'technical hold' that had kept Jaish chief Masood Azhar from the UN list, and the sanctions it entails, since 2009.

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Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
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India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.