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NIA arrests another al-Qaeda operative from West Bengal’s Murshidabad

The agency had earlier arrested nine people, six from West Bengal and three from Kerala, for their association with the Pakistan-sponsored module of the al-Qaeda.
Photos of the two Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorists Kulwant Singh and Bhupender Singh arrested from North West Delhi area | ANI | Twitter

2 Babbar Khalsa members arrested by Delhi Police after shootout

The accused were identified as Dilawar Singh and Kulwant Singh of Ludhiana. Delhi Police added the duo was also wanted in some cases in Punjab.
Representational image of a J&K Police barricade | File photo: PTI

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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J&K’s Doda militancy-free after Hizbul commander killed in encounter: Police

A police spokesperson said the terrorist, Masood, was involved in a rape case in Doda, when he absconded and later joined Hizbul Mujahideen.
Mohammed Zubair | ANI Digital | Twitter

Al Qaeda financier from Telangana, Mohd Zubair, deported to India after 60 months in US jail

Mohammad Zubair, who has an engineering degree and US residentship, is not involved in any case in India. Investigators hope to extract information on al Qaeda's network in India from him.
The viral, fake photo claiming the doctor and the terrorist are the same. | Twitter

Photo of doctor-turned-terrorist goes viral, but it’s not Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo

Following the killing of Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo, a photo post claiming he was a doctor was widely shared on social media.
Brazil's Marine Corps soldiers from the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological Defense Company perform disinfection operations at Tram (VLT) stations in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Representational Image) | Photographer: Andre Coelho | Bloomberg

Hezbollah to Taliban to Brazil’s gangs: Terrorists, militants and criminals join Covid fight

A weak pandemic response from a government creates an opportunity for violent groups to earn legitimacy in eyes of the public.

BJP calls Kejriwal a terrorist, he says he’s Delhi’s bhai & beta: who’s more convincing?

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal hit back at BJP leader Parvesh Verma for calling him a "terrorist", saying he had worked like the son and brother of Delhi residents in the past five years.
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‘You can burn me’, BJP’s Pragya Thakur dares Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi after threat

BJP MP Pragya Thakur has been in the eye of a storm over a remark — since expunged — she reportedly made about Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse in Parliament.

Individuals & ‘urban Maoists’ terrorists under UAPA: Will it unleash new witch hunt?

The Lok Sabha has passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, which seeks to designate individuals, not just groups, as terrorists.

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No child left behind in online classes, use SECC data to find rural homes without internet

The internet infrastructure, if put in place, would continue to provide the best in education experience to India's hinterlands even in post-Covid era.

Disney slashes 28,000 workers in one of biggest layoffs of Covid era

The belt-tightening move affects Disney's theme-park, cruise-line and retail businesses, and includes executives and salaried employees.

Defence

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Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.