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  • Army encounters escalate amid popular support to the militants

    Srinagar: Eight militants, six Army personnel and two civilians were killed in three separate encounters in north and south Kashmir, early this week. Four militants, two Army personnel and two civilians were killed in a gunfight in Frisal villa...

  • Sonia Gandhi Fails to Campaign

    Ironically, despite Sonia Gandhi being given the stature of the most important Congress leader and also, at least formally, of UPA, it is difficult to state that she has fully succeeded in these capacities.

  • The price of empire: what the British did to India

    Britain destroyed India through looting, expropriation and outright theft — all conducted in a spirit of deep racism and amoral cynicism.

  • 'Unite India' mobile App for Diploma in Communal Harmony will help defeat hate-mongers

    Hyderabad: Author Ram Puniani on Saturday launched a unique Diploma Course in Communal Harmony through a Mobile App ‘Unite India’ designed by All India Secular Forum member Syed Khalid. Speaking after launching t...

  • PM Modi’s Muslim Bashing in U.P. Elections: Carrying Forward the RSS Legacy

    As the multi-phased UP assembly elections progress, PM Modi as the only mascot of BJP’s campaign is becoming more belligerent in his communal polarizing rhetoric.  Speaking in an election rally on (February 20, 2017) at Fatehpur, PM ...

  • Stories about Police lawlessness and impunity — Why no ‘LOOKING’ into the prison Hell-holes?

    After twelve years, two innocents and one ‘half-innocent’ walked out free from the confines of the Tihar Jail, yet not a word of apology, nor a rupee in terms of compensation from the State to the three Kashmiri men – Hussain ...

  • The futility of Women' Day in an uncaring society

    New Delhi: Countdown for the International Women’s Day has begun. Nah, no lessening of rapes and molestations and trafficking! Its just that the political speeches are more than laced with concern for women’s ‘safety’ an...

  • Demand for a Parliamentary Panel to enquire into death of Mr. E. Ahamed

    Respected Prime Minister, We would like to bring to your attention an extremely shocking incident relating to the passing away of the veteran Parliamentarian and former Minister of State for External Affairs, Railways, Human Resource d...

  • Kashmiri soldier carries body of mother to his village

    Srinagar (5 February, 2017): Battling mounds of snow and biting cold for almost a week, a soldier, Mohammad Abbas Khan, had to struggle hard to lay his mother to eternal rest at his ancestral village in Karnah in Kupwara district in north Kashm...

  • US denies visa to Kashmiri athletes

    Srinagar (5 February, 2017): In the wake of the ban on entry of nationals from seven Muslim countries in the United States by its president Donald Trump, two Kashmiri snowshoe athletes were allegedly denied visa to visit the country. The snowsh...

  • J&K Assembly adjourned sine die due to the chief minister’s remark on Art. 370

    Srinagar (5 February, 2017): The Jammu and Kashmir State Legislative Assembly was adjourned sine die early this month. Both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council were adjourned (February 1) seven days before the schedule. Chaos a...

  • Pandemonium over contentious issues in J&K assembly

    Srinagar (21 January, 2017): Wide spectrum of issues ranging from 2016 summer unrest to the controversial domicile certificates being issued to West Pakistan Refugees (WPR) in J&K, to return of the Kashmiri Pandits resonated the budget sess...

  • Kashmir: Militants killed in two separate encounters

    Four militants were killed in two separate encounters in the Kashmir Valley over the past one week. The killing of militants was seen as a major success by both police and Army.

  • Kashmir protests against attacks on Jammu Muslims

    Srinagar (16 January, 2017): The attack on Muslim community members allegedly by RSS and BJP activists in Kathua district of Jammu province in J&K state created furore in the Assembly (as Budget session 2017-18 is in progress at the winter ...

  • How a photo cannot help Modi steal Gandhiji’s legacy

    The latest shots of Khadi Udyog’s new year calendar casued widespread anguish and anger. Putting together several of the initial reactions: “Images associated with Mahatma Gandhi cannot be hijacked by Narendra Modi! Shocker! Can&rsq...

  • Modi Sarkar: Where does it stand at half term?

    As Modi Sarkar completed half of its term recently (November 2016), how do we see the major features of this Government? There are some commentators who feel that he is a leader who has given hope and who is capable of taking bold steps&nb...

  • Jamaat-e-Islami Hind expresses anguish over India's shrinking of democratic space

    Condemns the way the autonomy of the RBI was eroded with this demonetization and unjustified hegemony of corporates over national economy and nexus between the forces of the neo-liberal market and Hindutva, pushing the nation towards a despotic an...

  • More people losing their religion in Kashmir

    According to the revised census data, Jammu and Kashmir, India's only Muslim majority state, houses the highest number of people without a religion in India.

  • Kashmir: Mahbooba Mufti’s brother joins PDP on his father’s first death anniversary

    Addressing party workers on the occasion, Mehbooba pitched for 'reconciliation' between India and Pakistan while emphasizing that the “present acrimony between the two countries is temporary

  • Kashmir: Militants killed in the Valley

    Two militants were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in central and north Kashmir during the past one week. A cop and an Army personal too sustained injuries in the respective gunfights. A militant identified as Lashkar...