Extension to Gen. Bajwa, more about tinkering with seniority, rather than Kashmir

New Delhi, Aug 22: Pakistan recently extended the term of Pakistan Army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The move came a few days after India decided to scrap Article 370.

The Pakistan government said that the term was being extended in view of the “regional security environment.” General Bajwa, 58, who was appointed as the chief of Army Staff by former jailed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in November 2016, was to retire in November.

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Why Zakir Naik is now a menace to Malaysia

Over the past few days, calls have been mounting to act against Naik, who is primarily wanted in a series of cases in India, that range from radicalisation to money laundering to conversion.

Naik, who was being backed by Malaysia after fleeing India is suddenly facing the heat after he said that Hindus in Malaysia have 100 times more rights than Muslims in India and also suggested that Chinese Malaysians be expelled before he was.

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17 ministers sworn into BSY led Karnataka govt: Full list here

Bengaluru, Aug 20: Seventeen Cabinet ministers would be sworn in today in Karnataka. Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa has sent the list of 17 names to the Governor. The list inlaces, former chief minister, Jagadish Shettar and former deputy chief minister, R Ashoka.

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MHA fixes retirement age for all paramilitary forces at 60 years

New Delhi, Aug 20: The retirement age of all paramilitary personnel has been fixed at 60 years, irrespective of their ranks.

The government has issued the order, following a Delhi High Court directive, which had observed that the current policy was discriminatory and unconstitutional. The court had also said that it had created two classes in the uniformed forces.

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With J&K being a UT, new schemes can reach the people directly: Amar Bhushan

The curbs have come under question and three petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court. The former officer of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan tells OneIndia that the curbs were absolutely needed and had it not been imposed passion and anger would have spiralled out of control.

I have dealt with such situations and I know how high the anger and passion can be. It would have been a foolish decision to go ahead with such a decision without the restrictions, Bhushan also adds. Questioning the need for restrictions in the Valley is foolish, he also adds.

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‘Feasals’ and ‘liberals’ are trying to change Kashmir narrative by drumming up international support

New Delhi, Aug 16: While the presence of heavy security has ensured that the Valley has remained peaceful in the aftermath of Article 370 being abrogated, Intelligence Agencies have been keeping a close eye on those trying to drum up support and create trouble.

The IB had also warned that many protests are being organised in different parts of the country and there is a good chance that these persons may provoke and create violence. An example of the same was the incident that was witnessed at the JNU, when a protest condemning the death sentence awarded to Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru was held.

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Chief of Defence Staff: Why it would be a game changer?

New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said from Red Fort today that India will soon have a Chief of Defence Staff.

While previous governments were reluctant on creating such a position, this time around the Modi government decided to go in for a CDS as it would be a game changer. The CDS would be a one point reference for the Prime Minister in all security related matters, especially those concerning the military.

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Why the post of Chief of Defence Staff is crucial for India

New Delhi, Aug 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will soon have a Chief of Defence Staff.

While previous governments were reluctant on creating such a position, this time around the Modi government decided to go in for a CDS as it would be a game changer. The CDS would be a one point reference for the Prime Minister in all security related matters, especially those concerning the military.

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Give it time, Supreme Court tells petitioners who sought easing of curbs in Kashmir

On the petition filed by Kashmir Times editor, Anuradha Bhasin, Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi said, “ we would like to give it some time. I have read in the newspapers that landlines will be restored by evening.” Justice S A Bobde added, “ the landlines are working.

I got a call from the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Advocate Vrinda Grover then told the court that only a select few are able to use landlines.

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Istanbul bound Shah Faesal would have drummed up support to foment trouble in Valley

Faesal who has been in New Delhi since the decision to abrogate Article 370 was taken was prevented from boarding a flight from Delhi to Istanbul.

He was then taken to Srinagar and held under the Public Safety Act (PSA). He has been placed under house arrest.

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