Water war begins

Water war begins

India deciding to stop the flow of waters to Pakistan could be a beginning of a “water war” between the two countries. Soon after the Pulwama attack Indian withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status from Pakistan and now it has decided to stop the flow of waters to the neighbouring country. India acting tough […]

J&K: Citizens aren’t the enemy; paramilitary jawans victims too

Susan Visvanathan Delhi gets its political climate, and its seasons from its northwestern and northeastern borders. The British built the capital in 1912 in order to establish their sovereignty all over India, and to be closer to Shimla, the summer capital of the Raj. Yet the people of Delhi, inheriting all the venom of the […]

Machine-driven weapons need an international system of accountability

Trisha Ray In March 2014, hundreds of mysterious gunmen in camouflage appeared on the streets of Crimea and began taking over local government buildings. While Russia initially denied the existence of the “little green men”, as they came to be known, President Vladimir Putin admitted that they were Russian military at the one-year anniversary of […]

Can international community prevent flare up?

Can international community prevent flare up?

International community seems to have realized that intervention is necessary to prevent another India-Pakistan war as the tensions are mounting between the two nuclear neighbours. United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to avoid conflagration. On the other hand India China also has told both the countries to […]

To succeed in J&K; Army, police alone not enough

Syed Ata Hasnain Interestingly, when former civil and military officials sit with serving ones in strategic seminars in New Delhi there is a question on many minds, a question most people desist from asking, for various reasons. It’s good to share that question here because someone may give us an answer to it. The question […]

Such a basket of pro-labour reforms is unique in recent history

Saji Narayanan C K For the first time in a long while, a Union budget has tried to care for workers. In recent times, we have witnessed mere sermons on the social sector in the previous budgets. The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) had termed last year’s budget as totally disappointing. Expectations similar to the one […]

Fingers crossed

Fingers crossed

Defence Minister Niramala Sitharaman has said that Indian armed forces are ready for the counter attack. “The response of all Indians to the attack in Pulwama has made our armed forces assert they are ready to retaliate against the enemy squarely,” Sitharaman said. On the other hand Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that […]

Reckless driving a perennial threat to human lives

Arshad Farooq Heedless driving and speedy vehicles continue to be a growing concern to all the people who drive on the roads, on a daily basis, across Kashmir Valley, especially on the National highway that connects all the major towns and villages of the valley with the summer capital, Srinagar and rest of the state. […]

Volatile Kashmir needs careful handling

Jagdish Rattanani The deaths of 44-plus CRPF jawans in the suicide bombing in Pulwama last week raises many questions and changes many things in Jammu and Kashmir. The anguish and outrage at the suicide bombing has been voiced and felt across the nation. The social media is full of demands for tough retaliatory action. There […]

Kashmir needs colleges

Kashmir needs colleges

Recent attacks on Kashmiri students in different states have brought to fore the necessity about Kashmir having its own professional and technical colleges. It has become a trend in the Valley that Kashmiri youth after completing their 12th standard move to different states to pursue their studies as the number of private colleges in the […]

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