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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‘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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Opposition accuse Modi of politicizing military in campaign

The opposition complained to the EC against PM Narendra Modi for politicizing the sacrifices of armed forces when he urged first-time voters to dedicate their vote to the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama terror attack and the airmen who carried out the bombing in Pakistan’s Balakot. Read More
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Pakistan says India to attack soon, New Delhi rubbishes claim

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi claimed that Islamabad has intelligence that India is going to attack his country again after the Indian Air Force carried out a raid on a terror camp in Balakot. He also said India would attack Pakistan “between April 16 and 20”. Read More
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UP suspends 7 teachers for ‘anti-govt posts’ on social media

From questioning the Pulwama terror attack to making “political” statements against the Narendra Modi government on Facebook or WhatsApp, Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government suspended at least seven government schoolteachers. 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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Congress’s Tom Vadakkan joins BJP, says ‘this is about patriotism’

One of Congress’s national spokesmen, Tom Vadakkan, on Thursday, joined the Bhartiya Janata Party in the presence of Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Vadakkan attributed his decision to his “patriotism” and “love for nation”. 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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In Meghalaya, Cong boycotts guv’s address over his Kashmir tweet

Governor Tathagata Roy, who is not new to accusations of bigotry and communalism for his controversial remarks, had drawn widespread criticism for this tweet, which backed the call to “everything Kashmiri” following Pulwama terror attack. Read More
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In Lucknow, 4 men assault Kashmiri dry-fruit seller, arrested

Four men belonging to an obscure fringe Hindutva outfit called Vishwa Hindu Dal were arrested for allegedly beating a Kashmiri dry-fruit seller in central Lucknow’s Daliganj area. A video of a group of the saffron-clad men abusing and assaulting Kashmiri men went viral on social media. Read More
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