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NIA arrests People’s Liberation Army leader for killing Assam Rifles official in Manipur

Mayanglambam Siromani, 32, was arrested for alleged involvement in an ambush on a road-opening party of 4th Assam Rifles in Manipur's Chandel on 15 November 2017.
A demonstrator steps on an image of Army chief Min Aung Hlaing during a protest outside Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, on 1 Feb 2021

How Myanmar military went from adored force to brutal army

One of Asia’s poorest countries, Myanmar spends twice as much on defence as it does on education and health combined.
Representational image of refugees from Myanmar protesting against the military coup in that country in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Why protests can’t fight state power: Just check out Myanmar, Belarus, Hong Kong, Russia

It certainly seems easier to start revolutions than to influence their course. The 12-year era of street protests resulting in regime changes looks to be over.
Four Myanmarese refugees, including two policewomen, take in a view of Aizawl, a sea of lights at night, earlier this week | Amrita Nayak Dutta | ThePrint

Myanmar refugees ignored because they are different from the mainstream

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Protests show Myanmar military can’t frighten its citizens like before

Myanmar military's playbook of unmitigated violence against its own citizens has worked in the past. Two months since the coup, large-scale demonstrations continue.

‘Hunger Games’ salute for Myanmar, and the global Covid response ship finally sets sail

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A massive methamphetamine haul worth nearly Rs 12.10 crore seized last week by Assam Rifles | By special arrangement

Meth, human hair from Tirupati, AK-47s — Mizoram-Myanmar border remains smuggling hotspot

190 smugglers were caught in 2020, 53 this year. Assam Rifles officers say nature of Mizoram-Myanmar border and limited troop strength make operations a challenge.
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Christian groups in Kerala had concerns over inter-faith marriages. BJP made it a poll issue

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Manipur govt withdraws circular to not open camps to Myanmar refugees to avoid public anger

With public anger mounting in Mizoram against attempts to thwart entry of Myanmar refugees, the govt issued another advisory, saying the previous letter had been 'misconstrued'.
Four Myanmarese refugees, including two policewomen, take in a view of Aizawl, a sea of lights at night, earlier this week | Amrita Nayak Dutta | ThePrint

Myanmar policewomen fled home to escape ‘military wrath’. But they’re scared in Mizoram too

The women fled Myanmar in a hurry after they were allegedly ordered to shoot anti-coup protesters. Their road ahead looks uncertain.

On Camera

File image of Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma | PTI

Covid, connectivity, climate – CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has early mover advantage in Assam

From visiting Covid patients at 2:30 am to giving deadlines for Dispur flyover, Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit the ground running as CM.
An Air India aircraft takes off from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata (Representational image) | Photographer: Arko Datto | Bloomberg

Air India’s privatisation won’t be affected by Cairn ‘pressure tactics’, govt says

Cairn Energy has sued Air India in the US to recover its $1.2 billion arbitration award. This has raised questions around the stake sale of the national carrier.

Defence

Russia's S-400 air defence system

Despite Covid, 100+ IAF personnel are in Russia on S-400 missile training as delivery nears

The delivery of the S-400 missile system was originally scheduled to begin in 2020, but the deadline was extended after payments to Moscow were delayed.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.