Army General Speaks

Army General Speaks

Lt Gen (Retd) H S Panag, who was posted as GOC of the army’s Northern Command, Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, has said the army had created an environment to resolve Kashmir but the elected governments failed to find any solution to the vexed issue. He wrote in The Print that the “unpopular coalition government […]

Road to 2019 is fraught with possibilities

Mohan Guruswamy 2019, like 2014, will be another presidential election year. Not since 1971, when the Congress Party fought with Indira Gandhi as its only face and only reason, will India see such a personality-focused election. Her campaign call then was “I say ‘Garibi Hatao’ and they only say Indira Hatao!” Narendra Modi now cannily […]

A Nation Wronged

  D. Raja December 6 is a day to remember and pay tribute to the great social and political thinker, Babasaheb Ambedkar. It’s a day to reiterate our commitment to the Constitution and demonstrate our resolve to uphold democracy, secularism and constitutional morality. Babasaheb passed away on December 6, 1956. The nation observes the day […]

Welcome Move

Welcome Move

The Governor Satya Pal Malik has assured the stakeholders that his administration would re-examine the issue of accountability of the J&K Bank to the state legislature. He said that J&K Bank is a premier institution of the state and its financial health and future growth is of utmost importance to Jammu & Kashmir. Therefore, the […]

The architecture is not the force

Pulapre Balakrishnan It may appear that the recent hullabaloo over GDP (gross domestic product) growth in the past decade has cast a shadow over assessment of the economy’s progress since 2014, but it is not so. There exists enough information for this as GDP is not the sole indicator on which one needs to rely […]

PDP turns saint,BJP evil!

PDP turns saint,BJP evil!

Peoples Democratic Party has taken the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath head on. The senior PDP leader and the former minister Naeem Akther has accused Yogi of trying to create another “Pakistan within India.” It seems the PDP has forgotten that just five months ago it shared power with the BJP […]

Patriarchy in Palestine

Yara Hawari In late November, a 16-year-old girl called Yara Ayoub from the Galilee village of al-Jish went missing. A few days later, her mutilated body was found in a dumpster. Two suspects – a 28-year-old man and his father – were arrested on the charge of the murder. Thousands of Palestinians from the girl’s […]

Corridor of uncertainty

Vinay Kaura Several sections of the media, including this newspaper (Faith and Diplomacy, IE, November 27) have been upbeat about the Kartarpur Corridor. An editorial in this paper (Delhi dissonance, IE, November 29) has accused the government of speaking in different voices, and criticised it for not seizing the opportunity created by Pakistan’s decision to […]

Controversy put to rest

Controversy put to rest

Governor Satya Pal Malik has put the speculations to rest by writing a letter to the former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that the Governor’s Administration is not planning to make any changes in PRC rules and he should not pay heed to “frivolous and unfounded reports.” The Governor Malik acted promptly and put the controversy […]

Navy needs better ships to deter Pak, China

Arun Kumar Singh In recent weeks, the government has signed contracts or announced its intentions to sign a series of government to government (G to G) contracts with Russia and the US for a large number of critically needed items for the Indian military. Some “experts” have derided these contracts as an attempt to balance […]