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In the aftermath of Pulwama attack on CRPF troops, scores of Kashmiri youths have been arrested in night raids
India

In the aftermath of Pulwama attack on CRPF troops, scores of Kashmiri youths have been arrested in night raids

Five days after the Pulwama attack, a large number of armed forces personnel carried out a midnight raid at the house of a labourer, Mehraj-ud-in Chopan

In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Politics

In Manipur, repealing AFSPA takes a backseat as political leaders shift focus to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

In contrast to the recent elections in Manipur, AFSPA takes a back seat as civil societies and families continue their decades-long wait for justice

LeT militants kill 12-yr-old after holding him captive in Kashmir's Hajin; 'it's not jihad, but ignorance' says boy's family
India

LeT militants kill 12-yr-old after holding him captive in Kashmir's Hajin; 'it's not jihad, but ignorance' says boy's family

LeT militants killed a 12-year-old boy after taking him hostage when security forces chanced upon them during a search and cordon operation Hajin area of Kashmir

Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir: Two JeM terrorists killed in Baramulla; one militant dies in Shopian
India

Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir: Two JeM terrorists killed in Baramulla; one militant dies in Shopian

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Imamsahib area of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, following information about the presence of militants there. a gunfight ensued.

Satya Pal Malik calls political parties that support separatists 'anti-national' after PDP, NC criticise ban on Jamaat-e-Islami
India

Satya Pal Malik calls political parties that support separatists 'anti-national' after PDP, NC criticise ban on Jamaat-e-Islami

Satya Pal Malik expressed concern that innocent youngsters are being led to believe that sacrificing their lives will lead to paradise which they are gullibly believing.

Manipur Police arrests two PLA militants in Imphal East district's Hatta area; case registered
India

Manipur Police arrests two PLA militants in Imphal East district's Hatta area; case registered

Two cadres of the proscribed militant outfit People's Liberation Army (PLA) were arrested by security forces in Manipur's Imphal East district

Kulgam encounter: Senior J&K Police official, army jawan killed in gunfight during counter-insurgency operation
India

Kulgam encounter: Senior J&K Police official, army jawan killed in gunfight during counter-insurgency operation

Aman Kumar Thakur, a senior official in the Jammu and Kashmir Police, was killed after being hit by a bullet in the head during an encounter in Kulgam.

Pulwama backlash shows there's no safe place in India for my people: The account of a distressed Kashmiri writer
India

Pulwama backlash shows there's no safe place in India for my people: The account of a distressed Kashmiri writer

We, in Kashmir, have been living in a perilous situation where every moment of life is given like a bonus to us

Pulwama aftermath: Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation
World

Pulwama aftermath: Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation

The US Department of the Treasury has designated its chief Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

Pulwama aftermath: Trolls, right-wing groups target Kashmiri students across country over 'anti-India' posts
India

Pulwama aftermath: Trolls, right-wing groups target Kashmiri students across country over 'anti-India' posts

Last Thursday, over 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives in one of the worst terror attacks on Indian security forces in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

Political vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir has given rise to incidents like Pulwama attack: Counter-terror expert Ajai Sahni
India

Political vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir has given rise to incidents like Pulwama attack: Counter-terror expert Ajai Sahni

Dr Ajai Sahni, executive director of the Institute for Conflict Management is a counter-terrorism expert who focuses on terrorism in South Asia. He feels that only a political initiative in the Valley will help curb terrorism

Two terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam; identities of militants yet to be ascertained
India

Two terrorists killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam; identities of militants yet to be ascertained

The police has advised citizens not to venture inside the encounter zone in Budgam's Gopalpora, as it can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials.

Republic Day ban on Kashmiri journalists part of state government's longstanding effort to scare scribes into silence
India

Republic Day ban on Kashmiri journalists part of state government's longstanding effort to scare scribes into silence

On Republic Day, several veteran journalists were denied entry into the stadium in Srinagar, where Khursheed Ganai, unfurled the National Flag and saluted it

Republic Day 2019: Army chief General Bipin Rawat to receive Param Vishisht Sewa Medal for 'distinguished services'
India

Republic Day 2019: Army chief General Bipin Rawat to receive Param Vishisht Sewa Medal for 'distinguished services'

The government has decided to honour Army Chief General Bipin Rawat with the Param Vishisht Sewa Medal for his distinguished services on Republic Day, 26 January.

Militant-turned-soldier Lance Naik Nazir Wani, who was killed in an encounter in Shopian, to be posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra
India

Militant-turned-soldier Lance Naik Nazir Wani, who was killed in an encounter in Shopian, to be posthumously awarded Ashok Chakra

Lance Naik Nazir Wani, who was killed in an encounter with militants in the Kashmir Valley, will posthumously be awarded this year's Ashok Chakra, India's highest peacetime gallantry award.

Al-Badr chief Zeenat-ul-Islam, killed in Kulgam encounter, acted like 'Pied Piper' to expand group's South Kashmir base
India

Al-Badr chief Zeenat-ul-Islam, killed in Kulgam encounter, acted like 'Pied Piper' to expand group's South Kashmir base

Zeenat-ul-Islam, one of the longest-surviving leaders of new age militancy, joined Al-Badr in November last year, saying that other outfits were "doing well" and he wanted "to strength and popularise the group".

Jammu and Kashmir election officials, political parties urge MHA to hold simultaneous polls in April as withdrawal of CRPF continues
Politics

Jammu and Kashmir election officials, political parties urge MHA to hold simultaneous polls in April as withdrawal of CRPF continues

Fearing low voter turnout due to the escalation of violence in Jammu Kashmir and the recent snowfall which has cut-off most areas in south Kashmir, political parties and election officials in the state have urged the Ministry of Home Affairs to hold simultaneous state Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in April

Jammu and Kashmir saw more killings of jihadists, but also more local recruits in 2018; new year to bring new challenges
India

Jammu and Kashmir saw more killings of jihadists, but also more local recruits in 2018; new year to bring new challenges

As the new year arrives, new challenges are in store for the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, including the conduct of the general elections.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Virat Kohli's war, Opposition's obstructionism, Meghalaya miners; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Virat Kohli's war, Opposition's obstructionism, Meghalaya miners; today's must-read stories

Virat Kohli needs to ensure his bowlers stay fit and fresh for the forthcoming Sydney Test and beyond.

Illegal arms manufacturers and the continuing threat to India’s internal security: An explainer
India

Illegal arms manufacturers and the continuing threat to India’s internal security: An explainer

India is increasingly facing internal security threats from the illegal arms manufacturers because the inflow of weapons to neighbouring Bangladesh and Myanmar have come down considerably after the border security was beefed up