Article 370 must go

There’s never going to be a plebiscite, so why persist with it

Bharat Karnad

Dipping political fortunes amidst an economic downturn in the run-up to the 2014 general election and the fear of Narendra Modi galvanising the majority community with charges against the Congress Party coalition government of softness towards terrorists led to the jettisoning of considerations of More

Response to a Modi-fied Argument on Article 370

Bharat Karnad's piece can be dismissed as the mere opinion of an academic-but-political-wannabe looking for attention

Siddiq Wahid

In the electronic media, the importance of sensationalist opinion serves the double-purpose of the obligation to allow contrarian ideas a platform and the imperative of entertainment. This fact causes one to write off a good percentage of what passes for discourse on television. Off late, sheer competitive More

Afzal–the victim of competitive nationalism

The nation must address the incipient systemic malaise and overhaul the antiquated criminal justice procedure standing on the verge of collapse.


The Indian political system is back to what it does best — playing the death game with great élan to subserve respective agendas. It might be bit harsh to cast a generalized aspersion on the whole lot, but the existing political discourse helps entrench such negative impression in public mind. Once More

  • Kashmir

Muzaffarabad: Protest rally against Afzal hanging

Barrier Separating Kashmiris Will Crumble Like Berlin Wall: Yasin Malik


Srinagar, Feb 15: People in Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Friday, on the call of PaK premier Chaudry Abdul Majid, held a protest rally at Muzaffarabad against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru in More

  • Srinagar City

Restrictions trigger humanitarian crisis in Shaher-e-Khaas

Inhabitants suffer for want of essential items, medicines


Srinagar, Feb 15: Strict curfew and restrictions put in place in various areas of Shaher-e-Khaas since past week have triggered humanitarian crisis.    Inhabitants of Khanyar, Bohri Kadal More

  • Jammu

JK: Proposal to amend Prevention of Corruption Act shelved?

High-Level Panel Fails To Meet For One Month


Jammu, Feb 15: The state government’s proposal to bring amendments in the Prevention of Corruption Act-2006 and giving more teeth to the anti-corruption bodies seems to have landed in cold storage as the More

  • South Asia

Pak soldier killed on LoC


New Delhi, Feb 15: In yet another incident of cross-border skirmish, a Pakistani soldier crossed into the Indian territory and was killed by the Army in Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) More

  • World

Over 700 injured by meteor blast over central Russia


Moscow, Feb 15: Over 700 people, including 159 children, were injured today in a freak incident when a meteor weighing about 10 tonnes streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains, creating panic More

  • PaK

K-issue getting int’l support: PaK Prez


Muzaffarabad Feb 15: Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) President Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan on Friday claimed that international support to Kashmir cause was on the rise, subsequently brightening the More

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