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Security forces, students clash in Srinagar

Security forces, students clash

Srinagar, 4/17
Clashes broke out between security forces and agitating students near a college here today, police said.
A group of students were holding a protest rally near Sri Pratap (SP) College on Moulana Azad Road close to the Lal Chowk city centre on Monday morning, a police official said.
He said security [...]

US’ ‘mother of all bombs’ killed 36 ISIS terrorists, confirms Afghanistan

US’ ‘mother of all bombs’ killed 36 ISIS terrorists, confirms Afghanistan
US’ ‘mother of all bombs’ killed 36 ISIS terrorists, confirms Afghanistan

Kabul, 4/14
At least 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed when the US military dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs”, in eastern Afghanistan, Kabul’s Ministry of Defence announced [...]

Mayawati vs Amit Shah

Politics in Uttar Pradesh, which sees elections in the early summer of 2017, has perked up, particularly following the distasteful remarks made by Dayashankar Singh, the now-expelled state BJP vice-president, about Mayawati, the leader of the BSP. In the course of alleging that Mayawati was selling her party symbol to candidates – an old charge [...]

Hillary unfit to lead US: Donald Trump

Hillary unfit to lead US: Donald Trump
Washington, 7/29
Donald Trump on Thursday came down heavily on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton saying, she is unfit to lead the country. Reacting to Clinton’s fiery speech at the Democratic Convention, Trump said: “Our way of life is under threat by Radical Islam and Hillary Clinton cannot even bring [...]

Obama hopeful his successor will take forward Indo-US ties

Obama hopeful his successor will take forward Indo-US ties
Washington, 7/29
US President Barack Obama is hopeful that his successor will continue to take forward America’s engagement with India, the White House has said. “President Obama’s Asia rebalance has included prioritizing the United States’ relationship with the world’s largest democracy,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said [...]

Mishandling Kashmir

(Contd… from Wednesday)
But that was not immediately apparent as action on the ground was palpably softening the LoC, leading to the genuine prospect of the LoC being rendered “irrelevant” as far as family and human contact was concerned, the restoration of cultural links after half a century of little or no mutual symbiosis, and cross-LoC [...]

Trump has no clue about middle class: Biden

Philadelphia, 7/28
US Vice President Joe Biden in a speech at the ongoing Democratic National Convention (DNC) warned over electing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying the real estate mogul has “no clue” about the needs and struggles of the middle class.
“This guy does not have a clue about the middle class. Not a clue,” NBC [...]

MH370 Captain’s simulator had Indian Ocean route

Sydney, 7/28
Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed.
There has been confusion over exactly what was [...]

Mishandling Kashmir

P Chidambaram is spot on. His views on what has gone wrong with our J&K policies and what needs to be done to set the compass right chime in with what I have been saying and writing for years. But coming from an outlier like me is one thing; coming from a former Home Minister [...]

Hollande rejects calls to harden terror laws

Paris, 7/27
French President Francois Hollande today rejected opposition calls to further harden anti-terrorism legislation after the country’s second jihadist attack in two weeks. “Restricting our freedoms will not make the fight against terrorism more effective,” he said, adding that changes made to legislation already gave authorities sufficient “capacity to act”. He was speaking after two [...]

Trump damaged national security: Albright

Philadelphia, 7/27
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has already damaged US’ national security as he has undermined the fight against ISIS by alienating Muslim partners and weakened America’s standing in the world, former secretary of state Madeline Albright said here on Wednesday.
Noting that safeguarding freedom and security is not like hosting a TV reality show, Albright, [...]

Peru president eyes house arrest for Fujimori

Peru president eyes house arrest for Fujimori
Lima, 7/26
Peru’s incoming president said on Monday that he would back the idea of ex-president Alberto Fujimori — serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity — serving the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
The 77-year-old has been in and out of the hospital in [...]

Michelle endorses Hillary at Convention

Philadelphia, 7/26
US First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday addressed the opening night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) with a message of hope and unity for the party while endorsing presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, saying she “trusts Hillary to lead the country”.
“Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life,” Michelle Obama said at [...]

Flight 370 becomes a lost ship

Bngkok, 7/26
For two years and more, it has been a lost ship, a metal container carrying 239 souls that simply disappeared one late Asian night never to be seen again. And now, the search for the remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 likely will become a thing of memory, too. With Friday’s announcement that the [...]

China’s clear message

(Contd… from Friday)
Even South Korea, a major non-NATO ally of the US, capitulated to China’s arms control negotiator Wang Qun at the NSG plenary in Seoul last month, when Wang insisted that procedure must be followed for new applications to the NSG, such as India’s.
Wang’s insistence that such “procedure” cannot be “discriminatory” means that either [...]

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