India’s silence over China’s BRI helped in Azhar deal: Report

China finally relenting to give up its technical hold to list Jaish-e-Muhammed chief Masood Azhar as a UN-designated global terrorist has been publicized as a major diplomatic win for the Modi government. However, according to a media report, India might have paid a price for it. Read More
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Kerela’s Muslim education body bans niqab in its institutions

Kerela’s Muslim Educational Society, which controls a total of 150 educational institutions, banned“ dresses that covers the face” for girls on all its campuses. However, it says the decision to ban veils was taken before Sri Lankan banned the burqa after the April 21 bombings. Read More
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China relents to designate Masood Azhar a global terrorist

China, which had blocked moves to blacklist Masood Azhar four times, finally dropped its objections saying it “found no objection after a careful study of revised materials.” Read More
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‘Truth under compulsions’: Pak spins Sushma’s Balakot remark

The Pakistan army spun the fresh statement given by the external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, claiming that “no Pakistani civilian or soldier” was killed in the Balakot air strike, and used the statement to “propagate” their version of the attack. Read More
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‘Mastermind’ in Pulwama terror attack, arrested in Delhi

The special cell of Delhi police arrested a man, who was a “close aide” of the mastermind behind the February 14 Pulwama attack, from near Lajpat Nagar market. Read More
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China again blocks UNSC bid to brand Azhar as global terrorist

China has yet again blocked India’s bid to label the Jaish-e-Muhammed chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, as a global terrorist in the UN security council. This is the fourth time China has placed technical hold on the bid to brand Azhar as a global terrorist at the UNSC. Read More
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China gives evasive answer about its position on Azhar

China had been blocking the move to designate Jaish-e-Muhammed founder Maulana Masood Azhar as a global terrorist for years on behest of Pakistan – its all-weather friend. Read More
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Indian military says it has proof of IAF hit on Balakot Jaish camp

The Indian defence establishment claimed, on Friday, it had synthetic aperture radar (SAR) pictures for proving that it had effectively hit the Jaish-e-Muhammed’s terror training facility at Balakot in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan in the February 26 air strikes. Read More
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Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman returns home from Pakistan

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the Indian Air Force MiG-21 pilot who was in Pakistan’s custody for nearly 60 hours, was handed over to Indian authorities at Attari-Wagah border, on Friday night. Read More
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Parties assail BJP for politicizing armed forces’ sacrifices

Amid escalated tensions between India and Pakistan, 21 opposition parties led by the Congress assailed the ruling BJP for “politicizing the sacrifices” made by our armed forces and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately convene an all-party meeting. Read More
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