Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: terrorists

Kashmiri Pandits facing casual bigotry—from Clubhouse to Facebook

In Kashmir, those who are seen loyal to the Indian State are labeled as ‘informants’, making it easy for Pakistani terror groups to mark them for elimination.

Drones are low-cost, high-dividend threats. But India is still shooting in the dark

Never in history has a weapons system offered so much to terrorists at so low a cost.

NIA files charge sheet against 7 Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen terrorists in arms smuggling case

NIA alleged the accused were part of a 'criminal conspiracy by Pakistan handlers of TuM and terror associates based in Poonch, Kuwait to execute terrorist activities against India.'

9 arrested ‘al Qaeda terrorists’ were planning attacks in India, wanted to send arms to Kashmir

NIA arrested 3 from Kerala and 6 from West Bengal. Agency says they were planning a series of attacks at key installations across India. Accused were radicalised through social media.

Pakistan using underground tunnels to push terrorists, drones to drop arms, J&K DGP says

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, however, said the anti-infiltration grid is active and anti-tunnelling operations are underway to scuttle 'nefarious designs'.

Kashmir sees jump in terrorist encounters ahead of Article 370 removal anniversary

Until 30 July, 148 terrorists have been killed in encounters in Kashmir valley. But 116 of them have been killed since April.

With 9 killed in Shopian encounter, total count of slain militants in J&K is 93 this year

Of the terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year, 77 were local recruits and 10 were foreign terrorists, according to data maintained by security forces.

28 terrorists killed in Kashmir in April — highest since the scrapping of Article 370

According to official figures of armed forces, 35 local youths have joined terror groups in first four months of this year. Local recruitment in 2019 was 119.

Terrorists can weaponise coronavirus. Armed forced need to be extra-vigilant

In the third and fourth stage of an epidemic, the scale of infected population overwhelms the resources. The armed forces can be a huge support to the govt.

Pakistan arrested more Basant kite flyers than terrorists this year

If arresting kite flyers was one of FATF's compliance requirements, then Pakistan would have transcended even the grey list to get itself on the white list.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.