Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Tehreek-e-Taliban

Pakistani State won’t collapse. Choice is between civil war and short-term rise in violence

Islamabad's new national security doctrine, calling for peace and trade, is good news for neighbours like India. But it doesn't address a critical question.

Pakistan Taliban ex-spokesperson who fled says ISI forced him to lie about India ‘terror funding’

Ehsanullah Ehsan, co-founder of Jama’at-ul-Ahrar, was claimed to have surrendered’ to Pakistan military in 2017 and fled in 2020. In a blog, he says ISI offered him ‘millions’ to return.

Pakistani Taliban ends month-long ceasefire agreement with Imran Khan govt

The banned group in a statement Thursday accused Pakistan govt of failing to honour the decisions it agreed upon which led to the ceasefire pact, including release of their fighters.

Pakistan blames India for Quetta blast, but experts see no impact on efforts to ease tensions

Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed blamed India for the Quetta hotel blast Wednesday, which has been claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

350 Nawaz Sharif supporters arrested ahead of former PM’s arrival for arrest

Imran Khan has promised to protect minorities, and seventh-century Buddha statue in Swat restored.

PML(N) and PPP allege ‘pre-poll rigging’ by Pakistan army

TTP claims responsibility for blast that killed 20 and journalist suspended for ‘asking Imran Khan to be investigated’.

Cops high-risk targets as violence spirals in Pakistan

Three policemen killed this month, top officer says cops are easy targets since they live in civilian areas and are the first line of defence.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.