National

  • Modi fails to deliver: a cheerless New Year

    Over the last couple of days I have frequently been returning to the content of the Prime Minister’s much-awaited address to the nation within hours of the beginning of the New Year. We had been hoping for some respite from the consequenc...

  • Unconditional Talks are Need of the hour in Kashmir

    This is a most apt time for talks. The ground has already been prepared. The only thing required is the faithful commitment of the political leadership both at the state as well as at the national level to the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir is...

  • Jammu & Kashmir assembly reconvenes

    Srinagar: Over a month-long session of Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature began from Monday, 2 January. The 4th session of the 12th Legislative Assembly would continue till February 4. The budget for 2017-18 would be presented on January 9. ...

  • Kashmir: The year of unrest is fading out

    Kashmir dealt with the worst kind of an outbreak of unrest in six years. Call it fate, Burhan-aftermath or a disaster. It really pushed us back to the stone age.

  • Venomous right-wing brigades

    Why criticize what cricketer Mohammad Shami’s wife, Hasin Jahan, ought to wear or not to wear? Its none of our business to give directions on what one ought to eat or wear…

  • Kashmiris angry over settlement of Pakistan-origin refugees in Jammu & Kashmir

    Pakistan on December 22 accused India of settling non-Kashmiris in Jammu in an attempt to change the demographic composition of the region.

  • Khurram Parvez released

    Prominent human rights defender Khurram Parvez was released after 76-days on November 30. Khurram was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) on September 21 and lodged in Kot Balwal jail in Jammu. He was arrested from his residence here on Septem...

  • Pellet gun victims

    As the situation across the Kashmir Valley is heading towards normalcy, the pain of pellet guns continues to haunt many. The list seems endless… A woman in her forties from north Kashmir’s Sopore (in Baramulla district), a...

  • Normalcy of sorts returns to Kashmir

    The shutdown call by joint separatist leadership continues, with weekly relaxation announced by them. As markets remained closed, government and private offices and banks functioned normally and some educational institutions too started functio...

  • The cry of India’s daughters

    Joseph D'Souza In mid-July of this year, an 11-year-old girl was returning home after visiting her grandfather. When she failed to arrive home her worried parents reported her missing. Her body was found the following day under a t...

  • Sikh-Muslim relations over centuries

    Nanak Singh Nishter   I started working for developing interfaith relations among all religions a long time ago. However later I began focusing on speaking and writing on Sikh-Muslim Relations.  People, irrespective of their r...

  • Muslims of India cannot prosper without leadership transformation, says journalist

    M. Zakir Azmi Nadvi RIYADH - Addressing a huge gathering of Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) in Riyadh, an eminent journalist and author said Muslims in his country cannot prosper without leadership transformation. Dr. Zafarul Islam Kha...

  • Does Modi really have an image problem?

    Yes, and no. Since CM Narendra Modi was deflated when confronted in 2007 with the stark truth of being a mass murderer,  there have been occasions of his being conscious of what he is and deserves the rarest of the rare punishment. That ha...

  • Is there an undeclared Emergency today?

    The decision to put a one-day ban on Hindi NDTV, since withheld, came as a big jolt to the country. A major channel was asked to stop broadcast. The charge was that its broadcast on Pathankot revealed sensitive information regarding national se...

  • MADINA HIGH SCHOOL

    For the past many years, this esteemed school has an excellent record of results in the Telengana SSC (Class X) Board Examination. All students passed with at least 6 GPA. Not a single student ever failed. However, now Pass means almost nothing...

  • “Cashless” economics shot in arm for bank-corporate nexus

    Prime Minister Modi has emerged as the shrewdest ever Indian Prime Minister in terms of support to an economy increasingly driven by corporate-banks nexus at the cost of the masses. He is now openly talking of online shopping and cashless econo...

  • When Marathas demolished a temple, Tipu Sultan rebuilt it

    New Delhi:  The ruling Congress Party in Karnataka, putting aside dissenting voices from a section of the population, observed Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary with great fervour in the whole state on 10 November. The purpose of the o...

  • Demonetisation: Govt. fails on every front

    Over a month has passed since our Prime Minister announced the demonetization of the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. The PM claimed that this extreme measure is to fight corruption, black money and counterfeiting of currency notes. But due to imp...

  • “Facing The Foregone Conclusion”: Zakir Naik’s open letter

    I was right after all. IRF and I were set up for a ban. Despite some saying that I played the ‘Muslim card’, it is now proven that the decision to ban IRF was taken months ago and it was a communal decision. Before investigations we...

  • Total failure

    Attack after attack… Now the latest Nagrota camp attack by ‘terrorists’ from across the border is yet another blot on the escutcheon of Army and the BJP government. Omar Abdullah has rightly asked the Centre to explain its Pa...