Dry winter cause of concern

  The cold wave tightening its grip over Kashmir has led to the apprehensions that this time around Kashmir won’t receive much snowfall. Upper reaches have witnessed some amount of snowfall but plains are yet to witness any major snowfall. Lack of precipitation is becoming a cause of worry for people. Despite Chilla-Kalan setting in […]

Plug Aadhaar loopholes, make it more secure

  Pavan Duggal India had started a unique programme called Aadhaar way back in 2009. What initially started as a voluntary scheme got legal sanction for the first time in March 2016, when the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016 was passed. However, Aadhaar was still considered to […]

Raja Mandala: General Bajwa in his labyrinth

  C. Raja Mohan Hand in the Haqqanis or hang on to them? That is the dilemma before the Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, so aptly summed by a Pakistani columnist for the Dawn newspaper. In the face of unexpected and significant pressure from the United States to deliver some top militants of […]

Talaq bill against gender justice, minority rights

  Audrey D’Mello What happens to a woman when her husband says, “Talaq, talaq, talaq” over phone, email, SMS, fax or any other means? Well, the marriage is still intact and she continues to be his wife. Talaq-e-biddat, or uttering talaq three times, is not a part of the Quran. Before a talaq is pronounced […]

SAFEGUARDING OUR PAST

  Basharat Saleem It is well said that History repeats for those who donot learn a lesson from History.It is therefore all the necessary that one should have a peep into past.Past can be studied by visiting,learning,observing and studying the below mentioned ares of Concern. Archives: A place where ancient records,charters/written statement of Rights and […]

Make a choice!

The Jammu and Kashmir government acting tough against the SKIMS doctors who were caught indulging in private practice is a strong message for the doctors, who get Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) to stay away from their private clinics. Removing Director SKIMS is a message for all the heads to ensure that the people working under […]

Muslim women will not misuse the ‘triple talaq’ law

  Mariya Salim Banning the practice of a husband divorcing his wife by uttering “talaq” three times within Muslim communities has been under discussion in India for years now. The practice has rendered hundreds of Muslim women homeless, forced out of their matrimonial homes overnight, with many learning that they have been divorced from relatives, […]

Can Mohammed bin Salman break the Saudi-Wahhabi pact?

  Yury Barmin The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is presently undergoing dramatic changes in the sociopolitical domain. The drive to modernise the kingdom and open it to the world is spearheaded by the young and ambitious Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS). He is seen as the mastermind behind Riyadh’s strategy to revamp the Saudi […]

US-Pak relations hit a new low

American President Donald Trump blocking the financial aid to Pakistan has triggered debate across the sub-continent. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Washington’s financial assistance was “very, very insignificant” and that Islamabad was “on the forefront of the war on terror”. In an interview with the Guardian, Abbasi said that reports about […]

J&K Congress leaders at loggerheads

The party which shared power for 12 years in Jammu and Kashmir is on crossroads. At present the party leaders are fighting among themselves to establish their writ and the race for who would be next JKPCC chief has brought the party leaders at loggerheads. Leaders from Jammu region are blaming the leaders from Kashmir […]