Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Terrorism

Zawahiri kill raises question — If assassination ends terrorism, why can’t others follow US?

Except for Balakot, where India executed a level of retaliation, we have been stopped from doing anything that remotely resembles what the US is doing itself.

Pakistan has a new export—Tehreek-e-Labbaik ‘ghazis’, ‘saints’ with the dagger of blasphemy

Rizwan Ashraf isn't the only anti-blasphemy crusader influenced by TLP. Netherlands to Peshawar—they're sprawling inside and outside the Pakistan border.

Jihadists in Bangladesh are still going strong. Economic gains aren’t ‘wins’

Mobs burning down Hindu-owned homes and businesses in Narail’s Sahapara is a sign. It shows what happens to polities which fail to confront communalism.

Talks with TTP shameful. Pakistani lawmakers, wake up before you become irrelevant

TTP killers understand only the language of force. The lesson seems lost and the gains achieved at great cost by soldiers and officers are being undone.

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.

Pakistani propaganda on Kashmir has a new launchpad — Erdogan’s Turkey

Pakistani terrorists in Kashmir with Turkish pistols smells of new partnership against India.

Why Kashmiris don’t see their glass as half full, and economy can’t keep up with nation’s ‘progress’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Woman teacher shot dead by terrorists in J&K’s Kulgam

According to police, the incident took place at High School Gopalpora area. The victim was a resident of Samba in the Jammu division.

Many waited for Kashmir to erupt after Yasin Malik verdict. It didn’t – says a lot about JKLF

It’s conviction time in Kashmir, about a decade delayed, and should be completed for others involved as well.

As infiltration season looms along LoC, Army considers troop deployment rejig in Kashmir

Forces could be moved to LoC from more peaceful districts. Mobilisation along LAC, recruitment freeze have led to fewer troops being available.

On Camera


Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.