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At Uri, Ground Zero of India-Pakistan Tension, Villagers Are Fleeing in Panic

At Uri, Ground Zero of India-Pakistan Tension, Villagers Are Fleeing in Panic“We don’t want to relive those horrifying times. Why can’t India and Pakistan allow us to live in peace?” A group of children from the affected border villages in a classroom in the girls higher secondary school, in Uri town, which has been converted… Read More »

Mexico Saw 29,000 Murders Last Year – Can Soldiers Stop the Bloodshed?

Mexico Saw 29,000 Murders Last Year – Can Soldiers Stop the Bloodshed?Exactly 234,966 people have died in Mexico’s 11-year drug war. Now the government wants to deploy soldiers to criminal hot spots, a move many fear will just increase violence and weaken the police. Murder rates in Mexico have spiked since the military was first… Read More »

Assam Up in Arms as Army Chief Wades Into Political Territory

Assam Up in Arms as Army Chief Wades Into Political TerritoryDuring a seminar, Rawat hinted at a possible link between the expansion of AIUDF in Assam to a ‘planned immigration that is taking place because of our western neighbour (Pak)’ with support from ‘our northern neighbour (China)’. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. Credit: Reuters New… Read More »

SC Allows Centre to Withdraw Forces From Darjeeling Hills

SC Allows Centre to Withdraw Forces From Darjeeling HillsCredit: PTI New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal’s violence-hit Darjeeling area after March 8. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered Attorney General K.K. Venugopal’s submission that the… Read More »

Whispers of an Unwinnable War With Pakistan Are Only Growing Louder

Whispers of an Unwinnable War With Pakistan Are Only Growing LouderWe have unwittingly created a war-hysteria and are now bent upon closing all our escape routes. The right-wing social media sites are brimming with talk of usefulness of a limited conflict. Credit: Reuters The Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is suddenly sizzling. Too… Read More »

Two LeT Terrorists Killed by Security Forces, 32-Hour Srinagar Encounter Ends

Two LeT Terrorists Killed by Security Forces, 32-Hour Srinagar Encounter EndsThe gunbattle, which began yesterday morning, came two days after Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists attacked an army camp in Jammu’s Sunjuwan area. Credit: PTI Srinagar: Security forces killed two Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) terrorists who hid in a building after a failed attempt to attack a CRPF camp, ending a… Read More »

For Kashmiris, Life in Times of Conflict is All About Death

For Kashmiris, Life in Times of Conflict is All About DeathTral, the native town of the slain militant commander Burhan Wani, lost a father-son duo in the latest militant attack on an Army base camp. A makeshift place prepared for wudu – an Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body of Mohammad Iqbal and… Read More »