Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: PoK

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

PoK weather forecasts will now be a regular feature on DD, AIR news bulletins

The move comes days after New Delhi issued a warning to Islamabad over Gilgit-Baltistan, which India considers a part of Ladakh union territory.   

IMD adding PoK regions to its map isn’t about the weather, it’s a message from Modi govt

In episode 464 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the tactical and strategic moves the Modi govt has been using to respond to Pakistan over Jammu & Kashmir.

Not first time IMD is showing weather bulletin for areas under PoK, says weather agency

IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has said forecasts for Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad will now be a part of readings issued by their regional centre for J&K subdivision. 

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.