National

  • 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...

  • Kashmir: Sinha-led group calls for dialogue with the stakeholders

    Srinagar: In the meantime, a five-member team led by former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha that visited Kashmir twice during 2016 summer unrest, released its report (January 7). The report said that people believed that the present lull in stone...

  • Sakshi’s Anti-Muslim hate-mongering utterances are planned

    What better can be expected from this character who is a rape and murder accused but today he is better known as BJP's MP from the Unnao constituency of Uttar Pradesh?

  • India and Pakistan in race for mutual destruction

    Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-3 on Monday January 9, 2017, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said. According to Press Trust of India, the launch of the nuclear...

  • Stormy legislature session in Kashmir

    Srinagar: The killings by security forces during the current unrest in Kashmir Valley, which started after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commader Burhan Muzaffar Wani alongwith two of his associates in south Kashmir on July 8 last year, prev...

  • Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh-Rahul duo could win the day

    If Akhilesh breaks from his father's 'dangal' and joins hands with Rahul Gandhi of the Congress then these two young men could take on the BJP combined. Yes, if a formula could be worked out

  • Azam Khan amazed by Arabic calligraphy

    "I am quite bewitched by the art depicted in this calligraphic portrait which happens to be my name in the form of an Eagle," said UP Cabinet Minister Muhammad Azam Khan, on his visit to the residence of UP State Information Commissio...

  • 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...