Had failed love affairs, uncle was a headmaster: I didn’t become a terrorist

I have had my fair share of break-ups. I continue to be a journalist living with my loving wife. I did not go on to become a Hizbul Mujahideen commander. Why I say this is because of the headlines that I read this morning which said, ” Failed love affair made Sabzar Bhat a dreaded terrorist.” What really is the need to romanticise terror or naxalism. Several years back during an assignment at Delhi, a very senior officer had told me that romanticising terror and naxalism are the two dreaded things that does not help solve the problem.
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In the dense forests of Khunti how opium is grown to fund naxalites

naxals-khuntiIn the dense forests of Khunti district in Jharkhand, there are villagers who are walking back home with quick money. It is quite strange when a large number of villagers from the state of Jharkhand have migrated to other places in search of employment, this small district has the population intact.

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What we know about Sabzar, Burhan’s successor who was killed today

sabzarbhatHe replaced Burhan Wani as the commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen on July 10 2016. This was exactly two days after Burhan was killed in an encounter by security forces. Sabzar Bhat, the successor to Wani was today killed in an encounter at Tral in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Jihadis in Hindu disguise: What the Rajasthan Iskcon episode tells us

iskconThey will come dressed as Sadhus and carry out attacks in India. They will take shelter in religious institutes run by Hindus and then carry out strikes, an Intelligence Bureau report had read. Many Pakistanis disguised as Sadhus and pretending to be Hindus have entered India, the report also states.

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Karnataka CET results 2017 on May 30, COMED-K on May 29

exam_result75934The Karnataka CET results 2017 will be announced on May 30. Then date of the COMED-K Results 2017 will be announced on May 29. The CET results were postponed due to a delay in the announcement of the CBSE Class 12 results 2017.

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Chemists to down shutters on May 30: Nation wide strike to be held

chemistTo protest the stringent rules on the sale of medicines chemists from across the country will go on a nation-wide strike on May 30. The stringent rules are aimed at squeezing margins, the chemists have alleged.

Do you expect Yogi to clean up the SP, BSP mess of 20 years in three months?

yogiadi1Yogi Adityanath was a surprise pick to head the government in Uttar Pradesh where the BJP won with huge mandate. Nearly three months after taking over as the Chief Minister of UP, Yogi as he is popularly referred to as has been in the news almost everyday.

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Social networking sites back in the Valley

kashmirintThe social media is back in the Valley. The Jammu and Kashmir government has lifted the curbs on 20 social networking sites which were imposed last month to prevent anti national messages from spreading.

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Want to be a Green Warrior: Use BBMP Green app to plant saplings in Bengaluru

bbmpgreenappThe Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will plant at least 10 lakh saplings during the monsoon this year. A mobile app called BBMP Green has been launched to help people source saplings without any hassles.

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7th Pay Commission: Higher allowances, what central govt employees can expect

7th-Pay-Commission1-1There is unlikely to be any major change in the higher allowances as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. Central government employees may not gain much and the Empowered Committee of Secretaries may not consider the higher allowances other than what has already been recommended by the pay panel. This would mean that the government will go with the recommendations made by the pay panel only. Employees have been complaining that the recommendations of the commission was not enough and hence the allowances must be higher.

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