Express 5: A reminder for the Army and some rewritten military history

ExpressFive Indian Express specials that will cover you for the rest of the day.

REMINDING THE ARMY: Acting on an inquiry report into the functioning of a controversial Military Intelligence unit set up by former Army Chief V K Singh, the Ministry of Defence has reminded the Army about its limited mandate of intelligence gathering and emphasising the rules for creation and restructuring of units.

Any new unit needs our OK: MoD to Army by Manu Pubby

JAIL, NOT BAIL: Exiled in Delhi, tribal teacher Soni Sori and her nephew Lingaram Kodapi, both accused in the Essar-Maoists payoffs case, spend their days meeting activists, students and reading Marx among other things. They tell Ashutosh Bhardwaj 'This isn't bail, we are still living in jail'

MIDNIGHT BOUNCER: In Jammu for a Ranji Trophy game against Hyderabad, the Jammu and Kashmir cricket team were reportedly woken up by the police at around 1 am on Tuesday and questioned. The police were apparently conducting searches after a tip-off that a suspected militant had been sighted.

J&K Ranji team get midnight knock, police say looking for 'militant' by Arun Sharma & Devendra Pandey

PAKISTAN, 1971: Khaled Ahmed explains how over the years, the Pakistani media has taken to mixing the message about their Bangladesh debacle. It now balances the short-term culpability of India with the long-term culpability of Pakistan.

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS: South African cricket writer Telford Vice says how Jacques Kallis has been the eerily calm centre of the storm that tends to envelope the South African team. "He speaks little and does much. He is a reliable reader of opponents' strengths and weaknesses, but he hardly seems to notice their presence."

If cricket was a religion, Kallis was the prophet of perfection

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