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UN nations know Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, designate him a terrorist now, says India

India once again called upon members of the UN Security Council to designate Masood Azhar, chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed that carried out attacks in India, as a terrorist.

‘Who sent Masood Azhar from India jail to Pakistan’: Rahul says Modi govt must answer

Congress president Rahul Gandhi told a rally in Karnataka that the BJP must answer for its government releasing JeM chief Masood Azhar in 1999.
Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistan president Musharraf says JeM carried out attacks in India during his tenure

Musharraf, who also served as the Pakistan army chief, said that the military action against JeM should have been taken earlier.
Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

India says ‘Naya Pakistan’ needs to take ‘naya action’ on terror

A top govt official said Pakistan’s Tuesday crackdown, in which Masood Azhar’s brother and 43 others have been arrested, is ‘old wine in new bottle’.
Masood Azhar

Pakistan arrests Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s brother Mufti Abdur Rauf

Forty four members of banned outfits were also arrested a day after Pakistan decided to streamline implementation of UN sanctions.

Media says Balakot is the casualty of politics

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Narendra Modi chairing a NSC meet

PM Modi discusses Pakistan & OIC resolution at National Security Council meet

Modi ascertains India’s continuing counter-terrorism efforts and preparedness of the armed forces. The PM also discusses OIC's controversial Kashmir resolution.
Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan could launch crackdown on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar

A top Pakistani govt source said Islamabad has decided in principle to take on the JeM leadership to de-escalate tensions with India.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

JeM denies responsibility, there’s confusion over who attacked Pulwama, says Pakistan

Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said when contacted by "people over here", the Jaish-e-Mohammed leadership denied carrying out the Pulwama attack.

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.