Sagnik Chowdhury

Articles By Sagnik Chowdhury

Day after surgical strikes: Border on alert, Government says threat from those who have slipped in

The government is also learnt to have told the BSF to use "full force" to defend the border in case of ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed threatens India: ‘Pakistan will show what surgical strikes are’

Addressing a gathering on Friday, he urged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to give a free hand to the Pak Army to carry out strikes against India.

Uri attack probe: Terrorists locked soldiers in cook house, store

The two buildings, sources said, had been bolted from outside to prevent those inside from escaping before being set on fire, suggesting that the terrorists had a high degree of knowledge about their targets.

Rajnath Singh holds high-level meeting, CCS may meet today

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi visited Srinagar and chaired a security review meeting with top security and intelligence officials.

India’s ‘asylum policy’: What it is, who it applies to

Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti is the latest in a long line of peoples — Tibetans, Sri Lankan Tamils, Pakistanis, Afghans, Bangladeshis, etc. — seeking to make India their home.

Compensation for victims of 1984 anti Sikh-riots: Delhi demands Rs 72 crore, Centre gives Rs 25 crore

The issue of delivering enhanced compensation for the 1984 riot victims is an important poll plank for both the BJP and AAP for the Punjab polls next year.

Stop military aid to Kabul: Taliban to India

The statement was issued by the Taliban earlier this month ahead of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to India.

Zakir Naik’s NGO gave Rs 50 lakh to Rajiv Gandhi trust, 3 more officers face action

Sources said among the alleged irregularities ignored was a donation of Rs 50 lakh by IRF to the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in 2011 during the second term of the UPA government.

Plebiscite to UT status for Leh: String of demands made to all-party team

The all-party delegation was also told that the relief for 2014 floods had not been distributed properly since some received Rs 3,000, others Rs 5 lakh and still others no money at all.

Kashmir unrest: Security downgrade to slashing perks, Centre plans to turn heat on separatists

In Srinagar, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hit out at the separatist leadership for frittering away another opportunity to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Zakir Naik’s Foundation: FCRA licence was renewed even as MHA flagged NGO

Under the “prior permission” category, it is mandatory for an organisation to take the home ministry’s permission before accepting or utilising any foreign contribution.

Govt plans to modify e-tourist visa scheme, bring in coding

There will be at least 27 categories or sub-categories, with the corresponding letter codes mentioned on the visas,” a home ministry source said.

42.7 per cent Muslims illiterate, says Census

According to the data, the percentage of illiterates is 36.4 for Hindus, 32.5 for Sikhs, 28.2 for Buddhists and 25.6 for Christians.

MHA wants real-time monitoring of NGOs’ foreign funds

According to MHA officials, some banks currently update their intranet systems with transaction details of these accounts only once in 24 hours.

Opposition leaders sounded out, all-party team heads to the Valley next week, led by Rajnath Singh

“The delegation is expected to visit Srinagar and Jammu on September 4, 5 and 6, and meet all those who are interested in restoring peace in the Valley,” a government source said Monday.

Panel works on alternative to pellets in Kashmir: Balls of pepper, capsicum gas

The CRPF, the main force dealing with protesters in Kashmir, has in the past year put many non-lethal weapons on trial.

Suspected terror links: Rs 38 crore in 17 J&K accounts under NIA scanner

According to sources, NIA investigators are tallying dates of withdrawal of money from these accounts with incidents of stone pelting or road blockades held in Kashmir Valley.

Stop violence, need to involve all, says Army chief General Dalbir Singh in Srinagar

Army chief General Dalbir Singh urged people in the Valley to “eschew violence and help restore peace and calm at the earliest”, underlining that there is “need to synergise efforts with all the other stakeholders”.

Pak militant in NIA custody: LeT infiltrator gives account of 3 terror camps, names handlers

Ali has named Abu Sahria Abdullah, a resident of Kasur in Pakistan, and Kabullah as his trainers during the 15-day Daura-e-Talba training course at Manshera in 2013.

Dhaka terror attack: Bangladesh probe team in Kolkata today to question IS operative

The two officials from Bangladesh will interrogate arrested Islamic State (IS) operative Masiuddin alias Abu al-Musa.