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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Eyes moist, heavy voice: Atal Bihari Vajpayee was helpless after meeting 10 Kashmiri Pandits

Former IAS officer Jarnail Singh writes in his book 'With Four Prime Ministers' about the meeting former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had with Kashmiri Pandits.
J&K Police DSP Davinder Singh, who was arrested for ferrying two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists | Photo: ThePrint Team

Davinder arrest threatens the fragile trust Kashmiri Sikhs enjoy with Indian state & Muslims

Kashmiri Sikhs describe their official position on the Valley’s freedom movement as one of ‘neutrality’.
File photo of security personnel at Anantnag district in Kashmir | PTI

J&K police nab 2 militants & senior police officer who was with them

Police have not yet filed an FIR as they are trying to determine if the DSP, who had received foreign envoys, was part of a covert mission to capture militants.
J&K has been under an internet blackout since 5 August

With no internet on mobile networks, Kashmir militants go back to using satellite phones

Police officers say there was a drastic fall in usage of satellite phones after mobiles became popular, but new net-enabled models are now in circulation.
A young girl stands near a pool of blood, after Bengali labourers were killed by militants in Kulgam | Photo: Azaan Javaid

In Kashmir, grief & guilt after murder of 5 men who were guests of Kutroosa for 12 years

A day after the Kulgam killings, Kutroosa residents are in shock, and relatives of the victims wracked by survivor’s guilt.
An army armored vehicle at Pulwama district in south Kashmir on 18 February

Militants open fire upon Army patrol party in Kashmir’s Pulwama

Officials said forces also opened retaliatory fire at the militants. No casualties have been reported so far.

An unintended effect of Modi govt’s Kashmir lockdown – militants caught in their own trap

Militants in Kashmir have run into what Mao Zedong would call ‘contradictions of purpose’.
Political situation in Kashmir

As Kashmir lockdown throttles militants, they move to villages looking to ‘recruit’

Security officials say communication restrictions in J&K have virtually 'neutralised' militants as they are unable to contact each other or their handlers across the border.
Devotees offer prayers during the annual Hindu festival at the Kheer bhawani temple (representational image) | ANIPhoto

Article 370 done, now VHP wants govt to build temples destroyed by militants in Kashmir

VHP wants Modi govt to file criminal cases against those involved in the destruction of the temples. The issue will be discussed at a meeting on 10 August.

On Camera

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson | Wikimedia Commons

UK’s coronavirus crisis has become much harder because Boris Johnson is in hospital

Boris Johnson’s hospitalisation comes as the UK faces serious questions about managing Covid-19, PPE for doctors and the economic price of lockdowns.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.