Four Kashmir leaders set free on ‘good behavior’ bonds

  Four more middle-rung leaders of mainstream political parties in J&K were on Thursday released from detention after the administration got them to sign bonds promising to "maintain peace and good behavior". Former PDP MLAs Noor Mohammed, Abid Ansari, and Yawar Mir and ex-Congress district president Shoaib Lone comprise the…

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What if China wrings India’s ‘Chicken’s Neck’ – the Siliguri corridor? Here are some countermeasures

  The Siliguri Corridor, narrow passage to India’s eight north-eastern (NE) states, is a perennial threat to our security. Strategically, it is the Achilles heel in the defence of almost 2,000 km of borders in the NE states with China and Myanmar. This piece of land is about 60 km…

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Entire Naxal dalam surrenders in Gadchiroli, say police

  GADCHIROLI police have claimed that seven members of a single Naxal Dalam surrendered before them on Wednesday. A press note issued by Gadchiroli Police described the incident as ‘historic’. Asked how an entire Dalam could be coaxed into surrendering, Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawde said, “Last month, we had…

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