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A file photo of Major General K.K. Sinha (retd). | Photo: Twitter/@GeneralKKSinha

Maj Gen KK Sinha — retired Army officer whose comments are in focus after Republic fined in UK

Maj Gen KK Sinha (retd) had made comments on Pakistan on Arnab Goswami's show on Republic Bharat in Sept 2019. The retired officer says what he said was 'lost in translation'.
Shazia Aslam (left) and Somiya Sadaf fought the J&K DDC polls from Bandipora and Kupwara districts respectively | By special arrangement

Lahore graduate, 45-yr-old mother of 3 — 2 PoK candidates waiting for counting in DDC poll seats

Somiya Sadaf and Shazia Aslam, both from Muzaffarabad, had fought the first DDC polls in J&K. Both of them said they have voted multiple times and their names figure in the voter list.
Representational image of troops along the Line of Control in J&K's Poonch | ANI

2 minor girls from PoK detained after crossing LoC in Jammu & Kashmir’s Poonch

The two girls, residents of PoK's Kahuta, had inadvertently moved into the Indian side. Defence spokesperson says efforts are on for their early repatriation.

A shut LoC bridge, and a Kashmir village living under the shadow of Pakistani snipers

The Tithwal bridge, one of the five crossing points along the Line of Control, has been shut since 2018 due to increased tensions between India and Pakistan.
PM Narendra Modi | File Photo | ANI

In Pakistan, ‘Modi ka jo yaar hai, woh ghaddar hai’ mood is on

If Pakistan continues the onslaught of giving out ‘traitor' and 'Indian agent’ certificates, then the day is not far when Indian population will increase by about 22 crore.
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Doctors with medical degree from PoK won’t be allowed to practice in India, says MCI

An MCI notice said any qualification from medical colleges located within these "illegally occupied areas of India" shall not entitle a person for grant of registration.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: ANI via Reuters

Pakistan’s new map an opportunity for India. Now, Delhi just needs to play its cards right

Pakistan’s brash map-making, bereft as it is of any historical buttress, may just have given India an edge on its claims over Gilgit-Baltistan. Let the talks begin.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Pakistan chuckled while India clashed at LAC. Forgot how China nibbled at its borders too

A serious threat may lead to Beijing hitting the pause button on territorial expansion, but in the long run the slow decadal expansionism will not cease.
A file photo of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

India-Pakistan ‘meteorological warfare’ heats up: Radio Pakistan has J&K weather bulletin now

After DD and AIR started airing weather forecasts from PoK regions, Radio Pakistan featured updates from Srinagar, Pulwama and Ladakh Sunday.

On Camera

People sit at outdoor dining tables set up outside a restaurant at Covent Garden in London, on 11 May 2021

Why the Covid variant from India won’t halt UK’s reopening plans, at least not yet

The variant from India is now evident in most regions of the UK & it is likely to spread further. Yet there are reasons to be hopeful that this time will be different.
A volunteer shows an oxygen concentrator machine at Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Centre at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, on 10 May 2021 | PTI

Commerce ministry exempts public procurement of Covid supplies from Make in India preference

The order issued by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade said the exemption shall be applicable till 30 September.

Defence

Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Twitter

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.