Home Minister Amit Shah chairs three-hour meet on J&K, overall security

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting in New Delhi and discussed the overall security situation across the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and anti-drone strategy. In the nearly three-hour meeting, Shah reviewed the internal security matters and discussed the roadmap for the upcoming expected challenges as well as current killings … Read more

Mehbooba Mufti slams Centre for NIA raids against Jamaat-e-Islami, says it has scored ‘self-goal’

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday described the NIA raids against Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) in Jammu and Kashmir as a “self-goal” for the Centre, saying instead of fighting an ideology with a better idea, the government was crushing contrarian thought with an iron fist. “NIA raids on Jamaat is emblematic of GOI (Government of India) waging … Read more

Centre trying peaceful solution to Assam-Mizoram dispute; no plans for CBI probe in border clashes

The Centre has no plans to order an inquiry by a neutral agency like the CBI into the recent fatal clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border but is trying to defuse the situation as early as possible in a peaceful manner. Two senior government functionaries said the Central government does not want to take any decision … Read more

Assam government alleged Mizoram breached the status quo and started construction

Assam government alleged Mizoram breached the status quo and started construction of road. In a statement government stated existing agreements and the existing status quo, Mizoram began constructing a road towards Rengti Basti in Assam, destroying the Inner Line Reserve Forest in Lailapur area. Simultaneously, the Mizoram side also set up a new armed camp … Read more

CRPF man is our captive, appoint interlocutors: CPI (Maoists)

The outlawed CPI (Maoist) has claimed that CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who went missing after the April 3 ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, is in captivity of ultras, and asked the state government to appoint interlocutors for his release. The Maoists have, however, not raised any formal demands for the release of the commando. … Read more

NCP protests against Arnab’s purported chats on Balakot strike

Mumbai: The NCP on Thursday staged a protest here, demanding action against Republic TV editor-in- chief Arnab Goswami over his purported WhatsApp chats with former Broadcast Audience Research Council head Partho Dasgupta in connection with Balakot air strike. The NCP workers, led by former legislator Vidya Chavan and NCP’s state chief spokespersons Mahesh Tapase, protested … Read more

Stepping off the poll wheel: Why simultaneous elections make sense

Recently, the Tamil Nadu government issued an order to deploy over 300,000 teachers in government and private schools for election duty for assembly polls in May 2021. Such poll work can typically go on for more than a month, counting the time for training, conducting the elections and then assisting with the declaration of results. … Read more

How much time do you need to complete Hathras case probe: Allahabad HC asks CBI

Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has asked the CBI to let it know on November 25 how much time it would take to complete the probe into the Hathras gangrape and murder case. It has also asked the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to file an affidavit stating that it has … Read more

Hathras case: Fresh PIL in SC seeks case under SC/ST Act against cops, officials & probe by STF

NEW DELHI: A fresh PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court in the Hathras incident, in which a Dalit girl was allegedly raped and died of injuries, seeking registration of criminal case under SC/ST Act against police personnel, medical staff and other government officials involved in the case as also a probe by a … Read more

Terrorists attack CRPF patrol party in J&K’s Pulwama, 5 jawans injured

At least five CRPF personnel were injured after a group of terrorists attacked a CRPF patrolling party in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Terrorist fired upon a CRPF patrol party in Pulwama (Photo: Mohd Iqbal/India Today) At least five CRPF jawans were injured after a group of terrorists attacked a road opening party … Read more