Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: UAPA

Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood Ibrahim declared terrorists under new anti-terror law

Saeed, Azhar, Ibrahim and Lakhvi have been designated terrorists under the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act that was passed by Parliament last month.

Bihar MLA Anant Singh booked under UAPA. Those who know ‘bahubali Robin Hood’ not surprised

Mokama MLA Anant Singh was booked under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act following the alleged recovery of an AK-47 from his home in Barh near Patna.

Blame Amit Shah for UAPA changes but Nehru, Indira ignored civil liberties too

There are three sets of culprits for why Indians have been unable to build a popular base for civil liberties even after 70 years.

Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to be first ‘individual’ terrorists under UAPA’s new provisions

When amendments to UAPA is passed by Rajya Sabha, “extremists” & “insurgents” can also be tagged terrorists if govt has “sufficient proof”.

Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya & 5 others set to go on trial for 2008 Malegaon blast

A special NIA court has framed charges against Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya in the 2008 Malegaon blast, which killed six people.

Congress criticises arrests of activists — under a law it had introduced & strengthened

Party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who led the arguments in SC in favour of the activists, had defended the amendments to the UAPA in 2008.

Attack on pilgrims is a sign of the frustration in terrorist ranks. We are putting tremendous pressure — Ram Madhav.

As the BJP-PDP government in Kashmir comes under attack from within the Sangh Parivar and opposition parties, Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of the BJP, says security forces are winning the war against terror in the Valley. RAMA LAKSHMI

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.