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  • 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...

  • 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...