PDP leadership in a tight spot

PDP leadership in a tight spot

State president of Bharatiya Janata Party Ravinder Raina has stated that his party is ready for elections and has shown no interest in government formation in the state. Since the day PDP-BJP coalition government has fallen in the state the PDP rebels have raised a banner of revolt against the party leadership and have created […]

India’s Church: Mired in controversies

Flavia Agnes The Church in India is facing some serious challenges, both external and internal. At one end is the shocking news of “missing babies” from an adoption centre in Ranchi, “Nirmal Hriday”, run by the Missionaries of Charity (Mother Teresa’s sisters as they are popularly referred to). The news channels are having a field […]

Multiculturalism & Europe: Don’t forget history

  Saeed Naqvi Multiculturalism has been the flavour of the season at the World Cup in Russia, with migrants providing the decisive punch to all European teams which reached the top. Without migrants from Francophone Africa, there would be no French team which lifted the Cup after 20 long years. An irony attends the Croatian […]

Cross LoC trade under scanner

Cross LoC trade under scanner

The cross LoC trade has come under scanner once again as the Governor N N Vohra has directed the officials to verify the credentials of all the traders associated with the trade. Since the day cross LoC trade between the two Kashmirs has commenced it has hit many road blocks. There were speculations that this […]

RBI must set a new path for India’s troubled banks

B Yerram Raju Forty-nine years after Indira Gandhi nationalised the banks, life for a banker, more so in public sector banks, appears grim. A Union minister’s recent missive to the district collector of Chandrapur in Maharashtra to withhold the salaries of bankers who failed to meet targets under the Mudra Yojana recalls similar warnings, decades […]

Another bold decision

Another bold decision

The Governor’s administration has taken yet another bold step by abolishing the interviews for all class-IV posts in the state. The State Administrative Council which met under the chairmanship of Governor N N Vohra in Srinagar decided that decision would come into effect immediately except for those posts for which selection process has already been […]

Why it’s still so hard to get Women’s Bill passed

  C P Surendran The Congress Party president, Mr Rahul Gandhi, has written to the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, urging the BJP leader to present and ensure the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Monsoon Session of Parliament that begins on Wednesday. Mr Gandhi has offered his party’s “unconditional support” to the […]

The quality of justice

  Kapil Sibal An independent fearless judiciary is the leitmotif that protects constitutional values. Without it, the Constitution will be a dead letter, a body without a soul. In dispensing justice in accordance with law, the court polices executive excesses and strikes down legislative misdemeanours. Its vigilance and proactive role in protecting citizens’ fundamental rights […]

Omar raises alarm

Omar raises alarm

Vice-president of National Conference Omar Abdullah has sounded an alarm by stating that those who are out to form more groups are weakening the “voice of people.” It seems that Omar has gauged that more groups are likely to be formed and rebel faction of the Peoples Democratic Party has already announced its arrival on […]

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