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Perhaps there are only two things about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision-making that can be forecast with any certainty

 

The conviction of Abu Salem Ansari and Mustafa Dossa on Friday for their role in the1993 Mumbai bombings can only pass as the most meagre kind of closure

 

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is used to humiliation. Traditionally, those who put banana skins under his feet are his own generals.

 

Congress party statements that the military is above criticism are disappointing. Congress has now joined right-wing breast-beating over the sanctity of the military. It is not just nonsense but dangerous nonsense to say that the military is above challenge.

 

The Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo are establishing new norms for both the government and politics.

 

The BJP has formed a three-member committee — consisting of senior cabinet ministers, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and M Venkaiah Naidu — to examine the possibility of a consensus candidate for the President of India.

 

Any reasonably permanent solution to the Darjeeling problem cannot be achieved by brushing under the carpet the fact that the Gorkhas are aspiring to establish their identity.

 

Peace in West Bengal’s Darjeeling hills has been shattered again, with the key hill party, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, renewing its demand for a separate Gorkhaland state.

 

Our digital terrain is increasingly under attack. First came ‘WannaCry’, a ransomware that locked up lakhs of computers spread over 150 countries demanding that the victims pay $ 300 or more to get their data back.

 

A full three years have passed since 40 Indian construction workers, most of them from Punjab, were abducted by the Islamic State (IS) terror organisation from their job site in Mosul, Iraq.

 


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