Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: militancy

J&K sees 45% jump in militants killed in 2020, rise follows clampdown lull in 2019

According to MHA data, 2020 also brought a fall of 80% in the number of stone-pelting incidents — 93 as compared to 477 in 2019. This is being seen as a fallout of Covid.

Family of youth killed in Srinagar encounter holds rally after cops say militancy link proved

The families of three youths killed in an encounter last month reject the police allegation of militancy link. They have demanded the bodies of the slain youths.

Communication blackout, offensive along Kashmir LoC — why Jammu is seeing militancy spike

According to police data, J&K arrested 25 individuals accused of serving as OGWs to various militant outfits, in 2020 — over double the figure each year between 2015 and 2019.

Naga equestrian ranks world number 2 in show jumping, wants to represent India at Olympics

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Ghosts, mythical creatures or a prank? — ‘Spooky noises’ in J&K spark fear & laughter

J&K administration has also questioned the authenticity of the accounts claiming noises and has urged people not to pay heed to unwarranted rumours.

2019 communication blackout, Pakistan — why 2020 saw spike in Kashmir youth joining militants

Police data shows 2020 saw the highest number of youth join militant groups after 2018. Experts say Pakistan's agenda is to project militancy as 'local resistance'.

Families protest after 3 men killed in Srinagar encounter, say they were not militants

One of them was son of J&K Police constable, another had 2 family members in police. Encounter took place in Srinagar's HMT area where the suspected militants were holed up, security forces said.

In Kashmir, militants are high on recruitment, but weaponless

This deficit in weaponry has provoked desperate attempts by Pakistan to find new routes and modes of weapon delivery — like air drops — to militants in Kashmir.

With Burhan, Naikoo, Musa dead, Kashmir sees a shift towards ‘faceless’ militancy again

Year 2020 has seen the second highest militant recruitment in the last decade. According to police, outfits are now looking at ‘faceless commanders’ for the next phase of militancy.

J&K begins to move DDC poll candidates to secure locations amid militant threats

Development comes two days after J&K DGP Dilbag Singh said there was a possibility of militants trying to disrupt the upcoming DDC elections.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.