Health warning

  K Srinath Reddy Should medical education be governed through self-regulation by elected representatives of the profession? Or does the government have the responsibility to ensure that the mould for making doctors matches the requirements of the health system and meets the needs of the people? Should there be a facilitated crossover from non-allopathic systems […]

Internet at receiving end

Whenever encounter between the security forces and militants takes place in any area of the Valley authorities block the internet services in the entire district. Recently internet services were blocked in central Kashmir’s Budgam district and south Kashmir’s Anantnag and Pulwama districts in wake of two gunfights in these areas. Authorities believe that rumours add […]

Aadhaar Of Injustice

  Anjali Bhardwaj , Amrita Johri In September 2017, 11-year-old Santoshi, resident of Simdega district of Jharkhand, succumbed to starvation. According to her mother, she died “asking for rice, but there was not a single grain at home”. She was deprived of her subsidised ration as her family’s ration card was cancelled because it was […]

Two borders, two disputes

  Sandeep Bamzai The two major disputed borders India has are with China and Pakistan. With Pakistan, the disputed border falls in Jammu and Kashmir, a legacy of the 1948 war. When India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire on January 1, 1949, the two sides agreed to a ceasefire line (CFL). This line was […]

Threats loom large

Director General of Police S P Vaid has made it clear that Jammu and Kashmir Police won’t be able to provide security to all the candidates who would contest the forthcoming Panchayat polls. The audio clip of the Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo going viral on social media has added to the worries of the security […]

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 […]


  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 […]

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