Kashmir on precipice

Kashmir on precipice

Peace is the most fragile thing in Kashmir as it takes just minutes to get shattered. Till Friday Kashmir was abuzz with tourists and Amarnath pilgrims but the security advisory issued by the government asking them to curtail their stay in the Valley turned everything upside down. Within 12-hours Kashmir turned empty. Permanent residents of […]

The Speaker’s impartiality is indispensable

A G Noorani Erskine May’s A Treatise upon the Law, Privileges, Proceedings, and Usage of Parliament has been regarded as the unquestioned guidebook on the subject since it was published in 1844. It emphatically says, “Confidence in the impartiality of the Speaker is an indispensable condition of the successful working of procedure, and many conventions […]

Across the aisle: BJP has used every trick in its bag to pass laws in Rajya Sabha

  P Chidambaram What does ‘cooperative federalism’ mean? The phrase recognises and affirms that India is a federal State. There is a Central government and there are state governments. Each government has areas of legislation reserved to it. The Central government (through Parliament) cannot encroach upon the territory reserved for the state government, the state […]

AIIMS in Kashmir distant dream

AIIMS in Kashmir distant dream

Much hyped AIIMS like hospital in Kashmir is a distant dream as the project is yet to take off fully. According to the media reports work on the prestigious project has been on halt for the past three months due to authorities failing to resolve different issues. The deadline for the completion of the AIIMS […]

What’s really behind Trump’s ‘offer’ on Kashmir? A long-term US strategic plan

Abhijit Bhattacharyya American President Donald Trump’s newfound interest in India’s politico-economic geography — with special focus on Kashmir — serves both his own interests as well as his country’s national interest. On the former, one clear example of high-stakes individual interest in India can be gleaned from the SMS received by several Delhi cellphone users: […]

Is food we consume safe?

Anuj Kumar Verma Many of us believe that we only eat safe and healthy food. We better wake up! Unending human greed for easy money has forced entry of malpractices in food chain. A number of toxic substances have entered food chain and bear upon health of people as well as animals. Right from agricultural […]

Governor Malik’s assurance

Governor Malik’s assurance

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has put the speculations to rest about the scrapping of Article 35A. He has made it clear that there is no plan at any level to abrogate the Article 35A, which empowers state legislature to define the permanent residents of the state. Governor Malik blamed politicians for spreading […]

Amid 35A clamour, BJP talks about polls

Amid 35A clamour, BJP talks about polls

Working President of Bharatiya Janata Party, J P Nadda, has asked the party leaders to get ready for the Assembly polls. Nadda, who chaired the BJP’s core group meet in New Delhi, on Tuesday dropped enough hints about the possibility of elections being held in October-November in the state. The ruling BJP has tried to […]

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