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Manipur HC orders release of journalist detained under NSA for slamming Modi, RSS

Kishorechandra Wangkhem was detained for airing a video on social media in which he spoke out against PM Modi, Manipur CM and the RSS.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses after the release of party's manifesto |Kamal Singh/PTI

Will make National Security Adviser accountable to Parliament, Congress says in manifesto

The removal of anomalies in One Rank, One Pension (OROP), a burning issue for military veterans, is among the other promises made by the Congress.
Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Ajit Doval and John Bolton

Ajit Doval had discussed Balakot strike with US NSA John Bolton on 16 February

The discussion between the two national security advisers was during a phone call on 16 February, two days after the Pulwama terror attack.
File photo of Kamal Nath | Kamal Nath Facebook

Kamal Nath govt invoking NSA in cow slaughter case finds support – in Modi cabinet

Union minister Satya Pal Singh says with decision Congress finally mending its ways on cow slaughter and recognising the ‘need of the country’.  
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PIB

Israel’s NSA meets Modi, discusses security deals, technology & economic ties with India

Israeli National Security Adviser (NSA) Meir Ben-Shabbat was in India during the start of this week on an invitation from Ajit Doval, India's NSA.
Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Manipur journalist detained under NSA to be held for 12 months, says govt

Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem was detained last month for activities "prejudicial to the security of the State". Imphal: An Imphal-based journalist, who was detained last month under the stringent National Security Act (NSA), will remain in custody for 12 months, according to a Manipur government order which said his activities were "prejudicial to the security of the state and maintenance of public order". The District Magistrate of Imphal West had ordered detention of Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a 39-year-old journalist who works for a local TV channel, on November 27 allegedly after he uploaded videos criticising the BJP-led governments in Manipur and the Centre for observing Rani Jhansi's birth anniversary. The videos which he had uploaded on November 19 in both English and Meitei were not related to his official work, officials had said. According to a state home department statement issued on December 14, the Advisory Board of the National Security Act (NSA), in its...

NSA needs to be much more than intelligence czar, says former head of defence intel agency

Lt Gen. Kamal Davar (retd) says NSA’s decision-making or advisory capacities are far larger and significant than merely being a coordinator of intelligence.
Ranjita Elangbam, Wangkhem’s wife at the protest | By special arrangement

Manipur journalist arrested under NSA for posting video criticising BJP govt

Journalist slammed CM N. Biren Singh for linking ‘Manipuri nationalism’ with patriotism of Rani Lakshmibai. Wife says she is clueless of his whereabouts.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

No Ajit Doval, from Indira to Modi, majority govts are overrated. Don’t fear coalitions

A secure, majority government like Modi’s, makes politicians complacent, arrogant and create unsustainable personality cults.

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PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.