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‘Not a scratch on Pakistani civilians, army’: Modi govt’s directive before Balakot strikes

Union minister Sushma Swaraj said no Pakistani soldier or civilian was killed in the February Balakot air strikes since the target was JeM.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur addressing the media in Bhopal

BJP fields Sadhvi Pragya against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur is an accused in the 2008 case of Malegaon blasts and is currently out on bail.
PM Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih before a meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi, Monday | Kamal Kishore/PTI

India relieved as President Solih’s party wins Maldives polls, but shadow of China remains

The parliamentary election results mark Maldives’ return to ‘India first’ policy while arresting its tilt towards China.

How many times can you invoke Modi’s name in a speech? Ask Sushma Swaraj & Rajnath Singh

In his 25-minute speech at BJP manifesto launch, Singh praises Modi 18 times. Swaraj betters him with 13 mentions in 10 minutes.
BJP Manifesto release

BJP promises to build Ram temple, annul Article 35A in poll manifesto

The BJP, in its manifesto, announced a number of welfare schemes and promised zero tolerance towards terrorism, among several other promises.

Inspired by PM Modi, former vice chief of army Sarath Chand joins BJP

Sarath Chand, who was commissioned into the Garhwal Rifles in June 1979, retired as vice chief of Indian Army last June.
Jogendra Nath Mandal | Commons

When a Pakistan minister & Jinnah follower resigned over atrocities against Hindus

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and a Pakistan minister engaged in a war of tweets this weekend over the alleged mistreatment of minorities in both nations.

Pakistan arrests 7 for the alleged conversion of two Hindu girls in Sindh

The incident sparked a diplomatic row between India and Pakistan when ministers from both countries accused each other of violating their minorities' rights.
Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj gets into Twitter spat with Pakistani minister on the treatment of minorities

Sushma Swaraj tweeted that she had asked for a report from the Indian High Commissioner about the forced conversion of two Hindu girls, triggering the spat.
Masood Azhar

US looks for alternatives as China again foils bid to tag Masood Azhar a terrorist

UNSC member states, apart from China, are said to be involved in ‘backchannel talks’ on how to push Masood Azhar’s recognition as a terrorist.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.