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Nov 22, 2018
Successive Indian governments have exacerbated the problem in Jammu and Kashmir, says historian Dr Radha KumarDr Radha Kumar's definitive and insightful account of political developments in Kashmir in her recently released book Paradise At War could not have come at a more timely moment
Sep 19, 2018
Fact check: Sadhguru's claim about 'no bomb blasts in past four years' false; 400 explosions killed over 100 Indians in 2016 aloneSadhguru's claim that no bombings took place in last four years is wrong. Hundreds of bombings — including 400 in 2016 alone — were reported across the country over the four years to 2018. In fact, the 400 bombings in 2016 — including improvised explosive devices (IED) and explosive ordnance — alone killed 100 people and injured more than 500
Aug 30, 2018
AFSPA in Assam: State extends Act by six months; insurgency lowest since 1997, but 'disturbance' over NRC remains a worryThat the Government of Assam has used its powers to extend the AFSPA for third consecutive time since September 2017, Firstpost takes a look the state's experience with the controversial act to understand what is preventing it from withdrawing the draconian law
Jun 18, 2018
Assam lynching: Senseless violence not new to Karbi Anglong; it's been singed by insurgency and riots for nearly two decadesThe lynching of two youths at Karbi Anglong in Assam reveal the layers of fear and suspicion embedded deep in the psyche of the inhabitants in the region.
Jun 11, 2018
Rajnath Singh's announcement on new battalions in Jammu and Kashmir serves little purpose except political posturingRajnath Singh’s announcement on forming nine new battalions in Jammu and Kashmir may be useful in elections, but will not serve much of a purpose beyond that.
May 07, 2018
Showkat Ahmad Tak killed in Srinagar: LeT commander among resentful Kashmiris who prefer death to normalcy in ValleyThe story of Showkat Ahmad Tak, a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant who was killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, speaks of the larger resentment gripping the new generation of Kashmiris. Scores of them have already left home to become militants. Many more, intelligence inputs claim, are on the waiting list
Apr 16, 2018
Three Kerala districts added to Maoist watchlist even as Centre claims shrinking red terror, limits it to 30 worst-hit areasForty-four districts in the country are no longer under the influence of Maoists or have a negligible presence and most of the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is now confined only to 30 worst-hit districts
Mar 17, 2018
For Kashmiris like Madhosh Balhami, there's no escape from conflict, as counter-insurgency ops bring violence to their doorsFor people like Kashmiri poet Madhosh Balhami, who recently lost all his works whose house was destroyed in the recent gunbattle between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, it is a painful struggle to build them again one that goes on for years
Mar 10, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir: SC order preventing police probe against Indian Army follows Centre's policy of 17 yearsThe Supreme Court's recent stoppage of a Jammu and Kashmir Police investigation into the death of three people by the Indian Army in Shopian district is in line with the Central government's refusal over the last 17 years to allow prosecution of soldiers in 50 cases
Mar 05, 2018
Despite US support, Afghanistan govt's 'surprising' peace offer to Taliban hits roadblockTaliban insurgents show no sign of shifting from their demand that talks for a conflict-ending compromise take place with Washington, not Kabul.