Alternate highway in offing

Alternate highway in offing

Finally the Government of India has set the ball rolling to declare Mughal Road as national highway and has initiated the process to study feasibility of the project and prepare a detailed project report. The National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), a company fully owned by Union ministry of road transport and highways has […]

Rights of a Muslim wife upon her husband

Mohammad Iqbal Mir There is a misconception that Islam doesn’t give proper rights to woman. If you carefully study Islam in the lights of Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), you will understand that Islam is the only religion giving proper rights to a woman or wife. Allah said in the Quran: And […]

An empty Lankan airport holds promise for India

Padma Rao Sundarji In an interview to this writer last year, Sri Lanka’s PM Ranil Wickremesinghe extended some invitations to India. One of them has just reached fruition. For at least 40 years and through a majority stake in a joint venture, India will soon run Mattala, the Sri Lankan airport in the southeastern coastal […]

Efforts are on?

Efforts are on?

Though Bharatiya Janata Party has distanced itself from the speculations that its leaders are working on a roadmap to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir, the rumours are rife that something or other would happen soon. During the past few days people have been hearing that the rebel PDP legislators are in touch with […]

Nawaz remains a force to reckon with

Irfan Husain I never thought a day would come when I would feel sorry for Nawaz Sharif. Here is a man whose political career was launched with the blessings and support of Zia-ul-Haq in the early 1980s when the dictator plucked the young businessman out of obscurity to make him Punjab’s finance minister. Soon he […]

Why parties are formed

Aakar Patel Both the Prime Minister and the BJP president feel that the Opposition’s “sole agenda is to remove Narendra Modi”. They have said it clearly in interviews and speeches recently. Is this true? Certainly the BJP seems to believe it and the two leaders named above have expressed it repeatedly. The accusation could be […]

Governor’s admin out to clear the mess

Governor’s admin out to clear the mess

The fate of the consultants and the advisors who were appointed by the PDP-BJP regime hangs in the balance as the State Administrative Council has authorised the advisors to the Governor to see whether consultants and advisors are still needed for the work they were hired for by the previous regime. The PDP-BJP coalition during […]

Saving tigers, killing people

Souparna Lahiri From forced eviction to restrictions on access to resources, conservation practices have long been tied to violence against the indigenous peoples that live in forest areas. In recent years, we witnessed an exponential increase in conservation-related violence across the world. Today, as conservation efforts become more and more militarised, state-sponsored actors are not […]

Modi must induct visionary advisors

Arun Kumar Singh The confused world is, at present, dealing with four “strong and decisive” leaders viz US President Donald Trump, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Normally, great nations have strong visionary leaders, supported by outstanding bureaucrats and think tanks, who provide their leadership with a […]

Make Srinagar safe

Make Srinagar safe

The recent flood scare has once again brought to fore that Srinagar can get inundated at any point of time and no one is safe in the city. For time being the flood threat is over and people are hoping that weather remains fair and there are no more rains. The recent scare has exposed […]

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