Shantanu Mukharji
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The author is a retired IPS officer who has held key positions in the Government of India handling sensitive security issues within and outside India.

POLITICS

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina needs to be tough as nails in running a government fraught with internal and external challenges

Despite the absence of strong, credible opposition in Bangladesh’s new parliament, Sheikh Hasina cannot afford to let her guards down after being sworn in as the prime minister for the third consecutive time.

POLITICS

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Fans, Foes, Fundamentalists: How Bangladesh's polity is shaping up after the Parliamentary polls

More powerful than ever before, PM Sheikh Hasina is working overtime to achieve her election objectives. But her dalliances with Islamist parties remain a matter of concern.

POLITICS

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Bangladesh Parliamentary polls: Resounding victory for Sheikh Hasina. But what next ?

Her triumph has also trounced any plans from Pakistan to create instability. But her real victory will be only when she addresses the challenges that lie ahead.

POLITICS

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Murders most foul: Cops killed on duty by the public they are serving shows UP is headed on a dangerous path

We need to examine what is provoking mobs to physically — and brutally — hit out at policemen.

POLITICS

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Peaceful Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir show a victory of democracy over terrorism is possible

As the year draws to a close, this remains a very positive political experiment, affirming faith in the democratic processes of a sensitive state.

POLITICS

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NIA's busting of an ISIS-inspired terror module is laudable, but we cannot afford any complacency now

The NIA arrested 10 people in the raids across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. They have also recovered explosives, arms and a rocket launcher. In all this, they have been aided by valuable intel on radicalised youth inspired by the deadly ISIS.

POLITICS

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Why Delhi should be watching approaching elections in Dhaka very closely

As polling fever rises, large-scale clashes appear likely. But the violence wouldn't be limited there. If Pakistani groups have their way, it would impact even India's security.

POLITICS

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Why Rohingyas continue to dominate headlines

Security analysts reckon that most of the Rohingya refugees are vulnerable to radicalisation.

POLITICS

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Bulandshahar violence: Who will now take the responsibility of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh's death

Unless someone is held accountable for such lapses, violence will go unabated ahead of elections.

POLITICS

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Why attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi should concern Beijing

Terrorists with links to Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) have claimed responsibility for the lethal assault.