Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Terrorism

European Parliament declares Russia a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’, Zelenskyy welcomes decision

The European Union, however, does not have a legal framework in place to back up the move. The bloc has also imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

300 terrorists active in Jammu & Kashmir, 160 others waiting to cross LoC, says Army commander

Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi said the security situation in the region has had a 'major' change after the scrapping of Article 370 in August 2019.

Terrorism cannot & should not be linked to any religion, nationality or group, says Amit Shah

Speaking at a conference on counter-terrorism financing, Shah underscored that terror financing was more dangerous than terrorism.

UN meet in India to discuss use of internet, online payment mechanism by terrorists

Terrorism poses one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, said Ruchira Kamboj, Indian envoy to UN and the chair of the UN committee.

2 labourers from UP killed in grenade attack in J-K, LeT ‘hybrid terrorist’ arrested

Hybrid terrorists are 'unlisted radicals.' They hurled a grenade in Shopian's Harmen area, injuring two, Monish Kumar and Ram Sagar, both residents of Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj.

‘Wage war on terrorism but follow procedure’: What HC said as it quashed GN Saibaba’s conviction

GN Saibaba and five others were convicted under UAPA in 2017. The Bombay HC has said the earlier conviction is 'null and void', and has ordered their release.

‘Walk the talk… shut down terror infrastructure,’ India tells Pakistan at CICA meet

India asks neighbour not to interfere with its internal affairs and territorial integrity after the Pakistan PM brings up Kashmir.

With Pakistan, peace is just a punctuation. Why Amit Shah’s Kashmir statement is no surprise

Scholar Ashley Tellis notes that India-Pakistan competition is not driven by discrete, negotiable differences. Instead, the problem is irreducible.

‘Waited long years for justice’: Indian victims of terrorism recount their ordeal & its aftermath

At the UN Global Congress of Victims of Terrorism, two Indian victims recounted not only what happened during the attack, but what followed. The event was held on 8 and 9 September. 

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.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.