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Reasi terror act — Asking the correct questions is critical

Anchors, analysts and politicians harped on the role of Pakistan in the attack. However, such inferences have become repetitive with a shelf life of a few days

The bus carrying the Hindu pilgrims ambushed by gunmen in Kashmir, is pictured in Reasi on June 10, 2024. Soldiers in India-administered Kashmir carried out a large-scale manhunt on June 10, the government said, a day after nine Hindu pilgrims were killed in one of the deadliest recent attacks on civilians, around an hour before Hindu-nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in for a third term in the capital New Delhi on June 9 evening. (Photo by AFP)(AFP)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 07:41 PM IST

Kashmir’s yearning for Democracy

Having witnessed the sense of trust shown by the Kashmiris in democracy, it shall be pertinent for New Delhi to reinforce this success.

Kashmir, India - May. 13, 2024: Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station during the fourth phase of voting in Lok Sabha elections in Pulwama district,on 13 May 2024.(Photo By Waseem Andrabi /Hindustan Times)--
Published on May 24, 2024 09:32 PM IST

Why we must reassess emergency response in the wake of Delhi school bomb hoax

While the threats turned out to be unfounded, the incident exposed vulnerabilities in current protocols and highlighted the need for better coordination

New Delhi, - May 1, 2024: Air Force Bal Bharati school Lodi Road evacuate in view of Bomb Hoax mail in the morning in New Delhi, , on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 07, 2024 03:00 AM IST

Emerging lessons from Bastar to counter Maoists

Bastar witnessed a significant voter turnout of over 64 percent, which highlights the adivasi community's desire for change and development.

Bastar: Voters wait in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Bastar district, Friday, April 19, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI04_19_2024_000093A)(PTI)
Published on Apr 27, 2024 11:54 PM IST

Redefining the warrior — and remaking bunkers — to include women

The Supreme Court has consistently endorsed the empowerment of women in the armed forces to include equality in selection and promotion. What will that take?

Several militaries have all branches open to women. The ultimate goal for any military should be a gender-neutral and merit-driven entry system, taking into account the physiology of the individual for fitness tests. (PTI)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 11:03 PM IST

Ending Maoist violence requires military action, and more

While clear data exists to show that left-wing extremism is on the decline, the government must consolidate its recent Bijapur success against the Maoists

The CRPF and the Chhattisgarh Police on Tuesday gunned down 13 Maoists in the Bijapur district (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 04, 2024 10:22 PM IST
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