• He Was, By All Accounts, The Last Of The Gentlemen Editors

    These are such desperate times for journalism that S. Nihal Singh’s departure at 89, triggers memories about a phase in the profession that dreams are made of.  My personal journalistic trajectory trailed his rather closely. ...

  • Justice Sachar spoke truth even against odds

    Alas, Justice Rajinder Sachar is no more!  The world has hardly seen individuals like him in recent centuries. The very acceptance to chair the prime minister’s high level committee to report on Indian Muslim status in 21st century s...

  • Kerosene bomb attack on editor’s home in northeastern India

    Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into kerosene bomb attack on newspaper editor Patricia Mukhim’s in Shillong and to do whatever is necessary to guarantee her safety.

  • Asifa Murder and Rape jolts Kashmir like nothing in recent times

    Pressure is mounting on the state government to provide stringent punishment to the culprits involved in the rape and murder of the eight-year-old Asifa Bano fromRasana village in Kathua’s Hira Nagararea in Jammu region.

  • India: Journalist deliberately run down by truck, international media calls for independent probe

    A CCTV recording of his death leaves no doubt that the truck’s driver deliberately targeted Sandeep Sharma, who was riding a motorcycle. He worked for a national TV channel and had been investigating the so-...

  • India's Right to Information in a mess

    Over the years the pendency of cases under Right to Information (RTI) Act has shown an upward trend with close to two lakh pending second appeal and complaint cases been reported under the Act across the country. According to the lates...

  • NaMo, NaMo will become Na-Mo by 2019

    In the absence of an absolute majority for the BJP, the NDA will be the fray for dominance and then it will be quite doubtful that the allies will rally behind Mr Modi, thanks to his autocratic/demeaning style of functioning.

  • Protests across Kashmir Valley after killing of militants by Army

    Army spokesperson here on Sunday claimed that a militant and three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of militants were killed in retaliatory action by Army following an attack on a Mobile Vehicle Check Post of Army

  • Verses for this Holi

    Instead of the column, these verses this Holi: sing them, recite them and share generously. You could all have accessed these verses on your own but the thought may not have crossed your mind.   bādal aa.e haiñ&nbs...

  • Quaide Milleth Award For Probity to Hamid Ansari and Aruna Roy

    Chennai: The Quaide Milleth Educational and social Trust instituted the Quaide Milleth Award for probity in Political\Public Life in the year 2015, to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Trust. This award shall be presented every year to pe...

  • Ram Rajya Rath Yatra: Road to Power for BJP

    The formula of success for BJP: divisive emotive issues, return of Lord Ram in election seasons, supplementing other identity issues like Holy cow, Vande matram, Love jihad etc.; have formed the powerful armamentarium of this party.

  • Jammu Hindus support the accused in the rape and murder of a Muslim girl

    A protest march by Hindu Ekta Manch in support of the SPO accused of raping and murdering Asifa has brought to the fore the blatant communal politics.

  • Maulana Azad’s 60th death anniversary observed

    Maulana Azad’s 60th death anniversary observed, indifferent attitude by central govt. extension lecture at Azam Campus, Pune

  • 27th anniversary of Kunan Poshpora mass rape, justice continues to elude the victims

    More than two decades on, justice continues to elude the victims of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the twin villages in the border district wherein over 40 women were allegedly raped by the Army in 1991

  • Basic ethics in elections are on decline: Faizan Mustafa

    Hyderabad: The contestants in general elections are violating the poll code with impunity while the Election Commission remains a mute spectator, leading legal luminary and Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Prof Faizan...

  • 2010 army atrocities in Kashmir: J&K human rights panel protects Army

    Report of retired Justice Makhan Lal Koul Commission on 2010 killings was submitted to the government in December 2016 but a copy and findings of the report were not made public.

  • UK: Local authority snatches away Indian Muslim children from parents

    This reality of the so-called developed world is nauseating, if not frightening. It exposes the layers of cruelty under the heap of façades. It is about time the Indian government demand the return of this hapless family and its children.

  • Escape of militant from hospital and Guru-Bhatt anniversaries increase pressure on J&K Govt

    Separatists have reiterated their demand for the return of the mortal remains of Guru and Bhat who were buried inside the premises of Tihar jail after being secretly hanged on February 9, 2013 and February 11, 1984 respectively.

  • Expecting alternative media accountability

    As the alternate media expands its reaches to hundred thousand Indians across the country, thanks to increasingly cheaper internet connectivity, its restraint and liability also start surfacing in public discourses. The limitatio...

  • Harassment of activists helping investigation of suspicious death of Manipuri youth Pravish

    Hong Kong: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information from the Youth Forum for the Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR), Manipur about the harassment of activists who are fighting for a fair and expeditious investig...