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  • Floods disrupt life in Kashmir Valley

    The water level in river Jhelum in this summer capital city has touched the 'flood declaration mark' and is approaching towards the 'danger level'. The situation is, however, expected to improve by Friday.

  • 10,000 Facebook accounts, 500 WhatsApp groups blocked in Kashmir

    Srinagar:  Indian authorities are suppressing social media used in Jammu and Kashmir as they consider it a security threat in the Muslim majority state. Authorities say separatist groups are using social media to radicalize young peopl...

  • Ayodhya Case Should Be Decided By The Supreme Court - No Scope For Mutual Settlement

    The suggestion of the Chief Justice of India to even act as a mediator in the pending Babri Masjid demolition case, showed his concern but was a little odd considering that it has come at the instance of an inter meddler, and without parties in...

  • Uniform Civil Code in Goa? Hindus, Christians spared but difficulties for Muslims

    Difficulties faced by Muslims in Goa under the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). The common misconceptions about UCC is that Hindus have surrendered their personal laws for the sake of uniformity throughout the country.

  • Kashmir: rumour about presence of militants in the city centre disrupts life in Srinagar

    Srinagar: Panic gripped the city-centre here following rumours about the presence of militants inside a local hotel. Within no time shopkeepers downed their shutters and ran helter-skelter, vehicular movement on the roads got disrupted and stre...

  • Hindu India: a complexed polity in the making

    The Hindu religion, which I had understood all these years, was one that had a lot of adjustability and universal approach. It was not how it’s being preached today.

  • Robbing Lucknow of its signature culinary identity

    The lovers, nay connoisseurs, of Lucknow's famed Tunde kabab (skewered meat) are sad that those melt-in-the mouth gilauti and Kakori kababs aren't available any longer, thanks to one fanatic Yogi's whims and vagaries, who's...

  • Stage set for parliamentary bypolls in Jammu & Kashmir

    Srinagar: As the Lok Sabha bypolls in the two Parliamentary constitutencies in Jammu & Kashmir are fast approaching, the election atmosphere in both the constituencies is yet to pick up given the recent escalation in violence and related in...

  • Electronic voting machines (EVMs) deserve multi-party control

    To conduct the polling for parliamentary election and those for the provincial assemblies the election commission of India (ECI) procures the EVMs from two public sector undertakings namely Bharat Electronics Ltd, Bangalore and Electronics Corp...

  • Modi needs to be cautious about Yogi’s agenda!

    BJP’s sweeping victory in UP assembly elections followed by the selection of Hindutva mascot, Yogi Adityanath, as the chief minister is a hard reality which is not being welcomed by most secular Indians and Muslims at large. They are natu...

  • J&K government organisations not serious about RTI

    Srinagar: As the Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act (J&K RTI Act) entered its ninth year, a rapid study of the official websites of 230 public authorities under the state government conducted by J&K RTI Movement and Commonw...

  • Advent of Aditya Nath reign in UP spells doom

    Doomsday looms large for the state of Uttar Pradesh with the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister. Well, that was my first spontaneous reaction as soon as that news had trickled in. And this reaction is getting compounded as disaste...

  • U.P. Govt is harassing ordinary Muslims

    This is really an extremely disturbing, though not unexpected, development. In the name of combatting 'SP goondaism' and 'illegal slaughter',  UP Govt is harassing ordinary Muslims. Today, in and around the Hazratganj area ...

  • Parliamentary by-bolls to be held in Kashmir

    Srinagar: As the by-polls to two Parliamentary constituencies (Srinagar and Anantnag) in Jammu & Kashmir draw closer, the stage is all set for the electoral battles especially between the two regional parties, National Conference and People...

  • J&K editors protest against government advertisement policy

    J&K editors protest against government advertisement policy - 15 March 2017 Photo released by JAMMU AND KASHMIR MEDIA ASSOCIATION  

  • RTI reveals one-rupee note issued only for craze of signature on it

    It refers to RTI-response dated 21.02.2017 from Department of Economic Affairs (Government of India) which establishes that a hurried exercise was made to get signature of the then senior-most Secretary in Union Finance Ministry Ratan P Watal o...

  • Saga of corruption in India, most accused go scot free

    Corruption is undoubtedly eating into vitals of the contemporary society especially when poor conviction rate is indicative of the lack of certainty about being punished for corruption, revealed latest findings.

  • Can Madarassas be compared with RSS run Schools?

    Digvijay Singh’s tweet ‘Madrasas and Saraswati Shishu mandirs (SSM), both spread hate’ (Feb. 23) has evoked a lot of response from diverse sections. On one hand, Muslim groups have taken him on for demonization of madrasas, an...

  • All-round condemnation of the statement of the J&K police chief

    Srinagar: Reacting sharply to Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid’s warning to militants asking them not to forget that they too have families, AIP chief and MLA Langate Er Rashid said in a statement here on March 8, “Undou...

  • Kashmir: militants killed in encounters amid popular support

    Srinagar: Two civilians and two militants were killed during an encounter between militants and security forces in Padgampora village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on March 9. Fifteen-year-old boy Aamir Nazir Wani was killed dur...