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A day after the blast at a firecracker-manufacturing unit in Batala that killed 23 people and injured 27, police on Thursday said the unit was running illegally from the residential area as its licence had expired in 2016. . (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times )

Batala firecracker unit was running illegally since 2016: Police

Batala | By HT Correspondents, Batala
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:37 AM IST
. How the unit was still operating from the same premises is a matter of investigation, said an official on condition of anonymity.
Over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost their lives when a suicide bomber, affiliated to the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, attacked their convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14(PTI)
Over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost their lives when a suicide bomber, affiliated to the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, attacked their convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14(PTI)

Centre denies intelligence failure in Pulwama attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 10:35 PM IST
The Indian forces claimed they had carried out a retaliatory attack, as part of which air strikes were launched on a terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26.
The incident took place when a CRPF convoy, consisting of around 2,500 personnel, was attacked by a suicide bomber who rammed a car laden with explosives into one of the buses on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.(PTI FILE)
The incident took place when a CRPF convoy, consisting of around 2,500 personnel, was attacked by a suicide bomber who rammed a car laden with explosives into one of the buses on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.(PTI FILE)

‘There was no intelligence failure in Pulwama attack’: Government in Parliament

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 03:17 PM IST
On 14 February this year, 40 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel were killed in a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) orchestrated terror attack in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
It is well known in counter-terrorism that every additional target or person added to the operation, increases the risk of exposure exponentially.(AFP)
It is well known in counter-terrorism that every additional target or person added to the operation, increases the risk of exposure exponentially.(AFP)

Sri Lanka shouldn’t let hubris be followed by war

By Raghu Raman
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The country’s leadership and security forces will go into overdrive. This playbook will create yet another generation of individuals who prefer an avenging death, to a real or perceived persecution. And the cycle will go on, paradoxically playing right into the hands of the terrorists.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defence secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people(REUTERS)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defence secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka President asks security officials to quit; toll 359

Colombo | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 12:03 AM IST
The opposition has questioned the government’s failure to act, especially after Indian officials warned their Sri Lankan counterparts at least three times about possible terror attacks on churches.
People light candles in remembrance of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives during the Pulwama attack, February 15(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
People light candles in remembrance of the CRPF personnel who lost their lives during the Pulwama attack, February 15(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

EDITORIAL | Pulwama: A similar pattern of politicisation

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:53 PM IST
It took only a few days for expressions of unity and how this is an issue of national interest to give way to competitive political jostling.
The victory memorial at Bhima Koregaon where the violence erupted.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The victory memorial at Bhima Koregaon where the violence erupted.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

#theyearthatwas: 2018 dawned with Bhima Koregaon violence in Pune district

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Caste clashes turned into a major national issue ith the police arresting 10 activists from different parts of the country on charges of being “urban Maoists”.
Police personnel and people seen outside the Nirankari Bhawan after a grenade attack during a religious congregation, at Adliwal village, near Rajasansi, Amritsar,on Sunday, November 18, 2018.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)
Police personnel and people seen outside the Nirankari Bhawan after a grenade attack during a religious congregation, at Adliwal village, near Rajasansi, Amritsar,on Sunday, November 18, 2018.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

Amritsar grenade blast: Attack happened during high alert in Punjab, 2km from high-security airport

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/ Amritsar | By Ravinder Vasudeva and Anil Sharma, Chandigarh/amritsar
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 10:34 AM IST
DGP Intelligence Dinkar Gupta had on Wednesday directed district police chiefs to increase vigil, set up special nakas and strengthen second line of defence in border areas. Yet, after the blast, the attackers managed to easily escape from the area that is situated just 2 km away from the high-security Guru Ramdass International Airport at Rajasansi.
Advocate Prakash Ambedkar comes out of Bhima Koregaon judicial commission on Tuesday(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Advocate Prakash Ambedkar comes out of Bhima Koregaon judicial commission on Tuesday(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Pune’s Bhima Koregaon riots caused due to intelligence failure, says Ambedkar

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 10:37 PM IST
Urges judicial commission to summon chief minister, intelligence heads for cross examination
Protesters resorted to stone pelting in Meerut.(HT)
Protesters resorted to stone pelting in Meerut.(HT)

Bharat Bandh: A day of violence, rumours, intelligence failure

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 02:32 PM IST
Incidents of violence in Uttar Pradesh, especially the western parts of the state, during Bharat Bandh by Dalit groups to protest against the Supreme Court ruling allegedly diluting the SC/ST Act indicates intelligence failure.
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