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Police personnel block the road near the residences of former CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar

Stop using ‘militant’ for ‘terrorists’ who kill cops. Police officers have families too

When a writer realises that acknowledging political motives of a terror outfit might risk his/her job, he/she chooses to stick with the word ‘militant’.
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Pakistan remains a ‘safe harbor’ for regionally focused terrorist groups: US report

In an annual report, the US State Department said Pakistan took 'modest steps' in 2019 to counter terror financing & allowed groups targeting India & Afghanistan to operate from its territory.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Jaishankar raises terrorism at SCO Covid meet, says it’s still overwhelming threat

The statement by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar comes at a time when India is seeing a spurt in ceasefire violations from Pakistan in Jammu & Kashmir.
Security forces at the site of an encounter last week that killed five personnel, including two Army officers, in Kashmir's Handwara | PTI

How Pakistan ‘deep state’ is using coronavirus cover to fuel terrorism in Kashmir

The Pakistan 'deep state' is said to be hard at work trying to attack India as the Modi govt focuses its efforts on tackling the Covid-19 crisis.

Is Pakistan taking advantage of global Covid crisis to turn on terror tap against India?

Three CRPF personnel and a 14-year-old boy were killed in an attack by militants in north Kashmir’s Handwara Monday.
A file photo of Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Ban on high-speed internet not proving enough to prevent rising violence in Kashmir

Officials involved with counter-insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir are concerned about rising violence in the Union territory.
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Omar Sheikh was let go because someone in Pakistan wanted him freed, like mentor Masood Azhar

Coronavirus pandemic, world distracted by Afghan peace deal and weak case in the murder of Daniel Pearl opened a window to acquit Omar Sheikh. But the US noticed.
Passport of WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl, who was beheaded by his captors in 2002, on display at the now-closed Newseum in Washington DC | Flickr

What Omar Saeed Sheikh’s acquittal in the Daniel Pearl beheading case mean for India

In episode 435 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the 47-year-old terrorist's life & his role in WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl's murder.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the Namaste Trump event at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

China, Pakistan and Islamic terror — major takeaways from Donald Trump’s speech in India

In Episode 398 of his daily news capsule #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta decoded the US President’s Namaste Trump speech. Here’s a short round-up.
Sri Lanka proposes ban of burqa with immediate effect after Easter Sunday blasts. |Photo: Pixabay |

Sri Lanka proposes immediate ban of burqa following Easter Sunday terror attack

A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee also recommended the Election Commission to enact a legislation to suspend the registration of political parties on ethnic & religious basis.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.