Things are unlikely to look up in Kashmir unless New Delhi fundamentally changes its approach to the situation, Ahmad Riyaz writes An estimated 257 militants were killed in 2018, the largest number since the outbreak of the new-age militancy in 2015. In...

Bastar: Kashmir of India’s Chhattisgarh

By Sameer Showkin Lone If Kashmir is paradise, Bastar is heaven. Like Kashmir, the entire Bastar region is surrounded by lush green mountains, beautiful waterfalls, streams and natural caves. The sprawling area of around 40,000 square...

Governor attends Oath Ceremony of Sarpanches

Advises Sarpanches to ensure development in sync with the surrounding environment Jammu, January 11: Governor Satya Pal Malik attended the Oath ceremony function of the newly elected Sarpanches of Jammu Division, organized by the Department...

Modi’s charisma on test

Outcome of the elections in five states will be a make or break for BJP, Ahmad Riyaz writes Elections to five states in India, three of them being held this month, will set the ball rolling for...

Before it is too late

Civic poll boycott should force a rethink on Kashmir policy by New Delhi, Ahmad Riyaz writes A predominant boycott of the municipal bodies polls in Kashmir has yet again underlined the deep sense of alienation prevailing in...

Long political shadow of Kathua

The Kathua rape and murder and Unnao rape case could have a detrimental impact on the electoral chances of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Ahmad Riyaz writes With Supreme Court transferring the Kathua rape and murder trial...

Panchayat Polls: A sense of déjà vu in Kashmir

Will 2018 polls replicate the 2011 success? There is no easy answer, Ahmed Riyaz writes Despite the security situation deteriorating by the day, J&K government has announced the long-delayed Panchayat polls in February. This too...

Talks with Hurriyat

As centre seems to mull political engagement to address the deepening crisis in Kashmir, it will find the political outreach to Kashmir will not be easy at all Both New Delhi and the Hurriyat are...

The Al-Qaeda Effect

The public spat between Zakir Musa and the Hurriyat was followed by the 'revelation' that Al-Qaeda has set up its cell in Kashmir under the former Hizb commander. Will the arrival of the pan-Islamist...

Under The Shade of Gun

  A dreary experience can leave deep imprints on your life and how you lead it, but can it take the life itself? By Aabid Rehman Pala    The drab afternoon in early October, he found himself at...

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