Ground situation grim

Kashmir Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma has said that the cycle of violence in Kashmir has pained him and he is hopeful about summer being peaceful as many people, especially the youth, have assured him of working as peace ambassadors in the state. Since the day Sharma has been appointed as the Interlocutor he has met number […]

India’s weak China policy can spell havoc

  Anand K Sahay Recent steps of the Narendra Modi government to go out of the way to appease Beijing can only lead to the entrenchment of unhealthy ties with our northern neighbour. This would be singularly unfortunate because there is some merit in the view — held by some of our prominent foreign policy […]

Migration is a successful climate adaptation strategy

  Alex Randall After a particularly bad year for rainfall, Miguel told a group of researchers that he was leaving Mexico for the US. This wasn’t a permanent move he explained, he would be back. In fact, he’d made the move several times before. “The only solution is to go away, at least for a […]

Trading accusations

Pakistan and India are fighting over Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. Pakistan’s UN deputy permanent representative in Geneva Tahir Andrabi said at the heart of the Kashmir problem is the right to self-determination which was conceded by “the first Prime Minister of India, one of the founding fathers of India” […]

No university can survive in a society riven with strife

A G Noorani If not a wreck, the university is in a shambles in India. Legal compulsions facilitate intrusion of politics. A college can be set up by a registered society. A university can be set up only by law. It alone can confer on it a legal personality. Legislators rob it of autonomy. The […]

How law enforcement agencies work in India

  Aakar Patel The Central Bureau of Investigation is our elite instrument against crime. Like America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, the CBI was formed to tackle something specific. The FBI initially was set up to go after Communism, the CBI was meant to take on corruption. So how effective is it actually? We hear of […]

Education system hit

The educational institutions which were to open after 3-month long winter break in Kashmir continue to remain closed as government apprehends that students may hit the streets, which could lead to law and order problems/ The schools and colleges were set to reopen on March 5 but government extended their closure for a week after […]

Army Chief should speak less, and with care

Sandeep Bamzai The time has come for India to shift focus to its northern border. The country is capable of handling China’s assertiveness. China is a powerful country, but we are not a weak nation. Yes, China is exerting pressure. We are dealing with it. Yes, we should try that it is not escalated. We […]

Macron in India: Ties that keep growing

Claude Arpi India and France are celebrating 20 years of partnership. The accord signed in 1998 by then French President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is one of the oldest “strategic partnerships” that this country has. The pact was signed during President Chirac’s visit to India: “Both countries share a perspective that […]

Politics over tribals

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti directing the authorities to desist from dislocating tribals across the state has come as relief for the tribals especially in the Jammu region. The CM’s explicit directive has come at a time when the cabinet sub-committee headed by Tribal Affairs minister Choudhary Zulfikar Ali is in the process of “evolving consensus” […]

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