Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicPunjab militancy

Topic: Punjab militancy

‘Modiji is a better Sikh than most of us,’ says minorities commission chief Iqbal Singh Lalpura

Wounds from the militancy days are still fresh, says BJP leader Iqbal Singh Lalpura, a former IPS officer from Punjab. His solution — a restorative justice tribunal.

Uttarakhand cops allege ‘Khalistan’ link behind 4 arrests for sheltering Pathankot blast accused

Men arrested from Udham Singh Nagar identified as Shamsher, Harpreet, Ajmer and Gurpreet. They are accused of sheltering Sukhpreet Singh, already arrested by Punjab Police.

Former DGP SS Virk, who has joined BJP, battled militancy as IPS officer, defeated graft probe

S.S. Virk survived an assault rifle shot to his jaw in 1988. He received Padma Shri the same year for his contribution in fighting militancy in Punjab.

Punjab Congress MLAs’ sons could turn down Amarinder govt’s job offer as move triggers row

SAD and AAP, as also some Congress leaders, have criticised Amarinder govt's decision to extend jobs to grandsons of two leaders killed during militancy days in 1987.

The murder & kidnapping cases from 1990s against ex-Punjab top cop Sumedh Singh Saini

Saini is charged with murder of an IAS officer’s son, who went missing after his arrest. Supreme Court granted anticipatory bail to Saini, who was on the run for several weeks.

India’s Wars, from J&K to Sri Lanka — new book traces country’s conflict landscape since 1972

Full Spectrum: India's Wars, 1972-2020, written by Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam & published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 21 October on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Rashpal Singh Chandra: Why Hindus of Punjab’s Katani Kalan village hailed this Sikh militant

The anti-Hindu and anti-Congress narrative do not completely define Punjab's militancy movement. This anecdote shows why the sage of militancy is layered.

As Justin Trudeau visits India, Sikh groups in Canada are demanding a separate nation

Sikh groups in Canada, USA and UK openly support a separate Sikh nation, and Indian security agencies believe they are trying to revive militancy in Punjab.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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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.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.
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