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14-Jul-2018

How can the Congress shed its 'Muslim party' image?

Ever since the A.K. Antony committee identified the Congress's Muslim "appeasement" tag as a major reason for its electoral reverses, the 133-year-old Grand Old Party (GOP) has been unable to formulate a clear-cut policy on the country's largest minority...

02-Jul-2018 Chandigarh

Beant Singh Bhullar begins ‘Drug Awareness March’ in Punjab

This June will go down as a black chapter in the history of Punjab. Reportedly, the state has recorded as many as 23 deaths in the month because of the drug overdose. Media and film industry, often known as the mirror of the society, has already commented...

30-Jun-2018 Ferozepur

Beant Singh Bhullar begins ‘Drug Awareness March’ in Punjab

This June will go down as a black chapter in the history of Punjab. Reportedly, the state has recorded as many as 23 deaths in the month because of the drug overdose. Media and film industry, often known as the mirror of the society, has already commented...

25-Jun-2018 Chandigarh

With political self goals, Punjab's Aam Aadmi Party is in disarray

For a political party that was taking a serious shot at coming to power in Punjab less than two years ago, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appears to have gone wayward.Despite the electorate in Punjab reposing trust in the party by making it the principal opposition...

23-Jun-2018 Srinagar

Does BJP care about winning hearts and minds in Kashmir?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrawing support from the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir points to the kind of line which the party intends to follow in the run-up to next year's general election not only in the state but in the country...

20-Jun-2018 New Delhi

AI's 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluated

The government on Wednesday said that a 76 per cent stake sale process of national carrier Air India has ended, as "no interest" was shown by bidders, but it remains committed to the strategic divestment for which other alternatives will be evaluated."We...

17-Jun-2018 Manali

Rohtang tunnel to be open for traffic by 2020

Construction of Rohtang tunnel, one of the world's most challenging motorable projects at 3,000 metres above sea level and which will provide an all-season connectivity to the landlocked Lahaul Valley from here in Himachal Pradesh, may be completed by 2020.The most...

17-Jun-2018

Two Muslims near the very top in British politics'

The three column, six inch-deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: "Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants."Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric I had heard in Rome and elsewhere in Europe, the headline was refreshing. Even more...

30-May-2018 Srinagar

Free-hand given to Chaudhary Lal Singh exposes BJP's mindset : KHCBA

Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Wednesday expressed its deep concern over the endorsement of BJP top brass in giving “free hand” to formed Minister Lal Singh for galvanizing support and intensifying campaign for a CBI probe in the kidnapping,...

21-May-2018 Kozhikode/New Delhi

Nipah kills three in Kerala, Centre take steps to tackle virus

After three lives lost to Nipah virus (NiV) and eight battling the disease in Kerala's Kozhikode district, both the state and the Central governments on Monday took comprehensive measures to contain the outbreak of the rare virus. Doctors say it is just another...

21-May-2018 New Delhi

Fuel prices sky rocket: Chambers tell government to cut excise duties

With transport fuel prices in Delhi and Mumbai touching an all-time high, industry chambers, Ficci and Assocham, on Monday called for the government to urgently reduce fuel excise duties. It also urged the government to bring automobile fuels under the purview...

21-May-2018 Budgam

Tosamaidan forest area turns into open field

The picturesque Tosamaidan here in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district has been completely disfigured by unscrupulous elements while those who are at the helm of affairs in the Forest Department are allegedly unaware about the loot of green gold that is going...

21-May-2018 Baramulla

11 years on, Baramulla candidates awaiting selection list

Hundreds of unemployed candidates from this north Kashmir district had submitted applications for various Class IV posts for which interviews were held in many phases, some even eleven years ago. The candidates, however, are still awaiting the final list which...

21-May-2018

The artist who makes statues of common man

Art is limited by no boundaries, nor does it have any definition.Only the artist’s commitment makes him adept in his art. Yet when an artist moves away from the traditional art to develop a new art form, then his talent is observed from a freshpoint of view...

15-May-2018 Srinagar

2 years on:Anantnag Parliament seat still vacant

It has been over two years, Anantnag Parliament seat is still lying vacant. Not a single political party or any leader is willing to approach people or organize any rally in any part of South Kashmir’s four districts-Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag.Once...

14-May-2018 New Delhi

Food, fuel prices lift April wholesale, retail inflation rates

A rise in food, fuel, housing and services cost pushed India's annual wholesale and retail inflation rates higher in April.Accordingly, India's wholesale inflation rate rose to 3.18 per cent in April from an increase of 2.47 per cent in the previous month,...

11-May-2018 New Delhi

Manufacturing sector decelerates India's March industrial output

Lower production of the manufacturing sector, especially of capital goods, decelerated India's industrial output in March to 4.4 per cent from a rise of 7 per cent in February 2018, official data showed on Friday.As per the data released by the Central Statistics...

08-May-2018 Srinagar

Khanyar Massacre : May 8, 1991, Human Rights body releases report

Chairman, International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo Tuesday released a report regarding Khanyar Massacre of 1991 in which over 22 innocent civilians were killed by armed forces.The report has quoted various witnesses and it carries...

01-May-2018

Is the economy out of the woods yet?

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, Indiahas regained the fastest-growing major economy tag and a growth rate exceeding seven per cent is expected...

28-Apr-2018 Srinagar

28 youth join militant ranks this month in South Kashmir

At least 28 youth from South Kashmir have joined militancy this month-the largest ever number since the death of popular militant commander Burhan Wani in June 2016.Highly placed sources said that since April 1, the day when in three different encounters...

11-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Cooperation in innovation key element of Modi's Sweden agenda : Envoy

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes on a two-day visit to Sweden next week, cooperation in the area of innovation will form a key element of his agenda, Sweden's ambassador to India Klas Molin has said.Speaking to IANS here, Molin said that the summit...

11-Apr-2018

Aspirational Districts initiative a breath of fresh air

The NITI Aayog recently launched the first round of ranking of India's Aspirational Districts. The ranking, based on the socio-economic performance of 100+ districts, marks the initiation of a significant shift in development policy formulation in the country.Over...

10-Apr-2018 New Delhi/Lucknow

Doctor deplaned for complaining of mosquitoes, minister orders probe

The Union government on Tuesday ordered a probe into an incident of deplaning of a passenger by budget carrier IndiGo after he complained about mosquitoes in the aircraft.The passenger, identified as Saurabh Rai -- a "reputed doctor" from Lucknow who works...

10-Apr-2018 Lucknow

Is UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath losing his sheen?

Is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath -- in power for just over a year -- fast losing his lustre?Many here feel so.A litany of complaints about his public conduct, his behaviour with colleagues as well as common people is fast eroding the aura...

08-Apr-2018 New York

US Sikhs celebrate 'Turban Day'

Thousands of turbans were on the heads of people from different races, religions and nationalities in the city's Times Square as Sikhs launched the annual series of Turban Day events to promote understanding of their faith and dispel stereotypes about the piece...

07-Apr-2018

Dalit anger: BJP's hard core is its own enemy

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) owes much of its woes to the reluctance of its core constituency of urban, upper caste, conservative, anti-minority, middle class supporters to accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "sabka saath, sabka vikas" mantra of development...

02-Apr-2018 Amritsar

Mortal remains of Iraq victims arrive in Amritsar amid tears, gloom

Teary-eyed relatives and friends waited for hours in the heat outside the airport here on Monday as the mortal remains of 38 Indians, killed by the Islamic State terror group in Iraq's Mosul in 2014, arrived here on a special IAF aircraft.A pall of gloom descended...

27-Mar-2018 New Delhi

BJP IT head declares Karnataka poll date ahead of EC

The ruling BJP's Information Technology (IT) cell head Amit Malviya on Tuesday left the Election Commission scouring for cover as he announced the Karnataka Assembly polling date even before the poll panel.Questioned about the "leak" of poll dates, Chief...

27-Mar-2018 New Delhi

I would be killed right away in Bangladesh : Taslima Nasrin

Women's rights crusader and controversial writer Taslima Nasrin was only 32 when she was hounded out of her country and forced to live in exile in Europe and America. Twenty-four years on, she's lost all hope of returning to her native Bangladesh, where the...

27-Mar-2018

Democracy in the age of data

"Data is the new oil" has been a clichéd maxim of the internet age. But the events that unfolded last week have underlined the extent of complexities that can be created in society depending on the nature of its usage.A year-long investigation by multiple...

27-Mar-2018 New Delhi

The dying miniature art of Kota

Sambhu Singh Chobdar is the fourth generation of his family who is continuing the age-old legacy of Kota miniature art. He claims to have learnt nothing but painting. But what bothers him is the fact that his son Ravindra Singh Chobdar, unlike him, didn't follow...

26-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Does NaMo app share its data with third party illegally?

Already in the line of fire for collecting people's data for Aadhaar, the Narendra Modi government is now facing the ire of privacy vigilantes for illegally sharing data from the "official app of the Prime Minister of India" with a third party company in the...

25-Mar-2018 Jhunjhunu

Save our girls: Change comes from below for Rajasthan's women

Sending her elder daughter Manushree to an English-medium school in Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) was a distant dream for Sushila Thakan some eight years ago. Though she had her husband's moral support, she received little cooperation from her in-laws after she gave...

24-Mar-2018 Kolkata

Is Sonia the answer to ego hassles in non-BJP camp?

An indication as to how difficult it is going to be for the opposition at the national level to get its act together was available after K. Chandrashekar Rao met Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata to lay the foundation for a federal front.However, even before the...

23-Mar-2018 Washington/Beijing

As US-China trade war escalates, financial markets hit

Global financial markets plunged on Friday as a trade war between the US and China escalated, with President Donald Trump imposing tariffs worth $60 billion in Chinese imports and Beijing threatening Washington with higher tariffs worth $3 billion for imported...

23-Mar-2018 Srinagar

26 years on: Srinagar family still searching for missing son

A family from old Srinagar city is still searching for their disappeared son who went missing 26 years ago after being arrested by Indian troopers in 1992.The 166 battalion of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up Muhammad Sidiq Sofi of Khankah-e-Moulah,...

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