Reviving Plebiscite Front?

Some questions from the past finding answers in the present

Z.G. Muhammad

On a cold but not freezing February afternoon pushing my way through crowded and crushing Residency Road to a nearby bookshop I was stopped by an old time Plebiscite Front worker. Given to intolerance of some contemporary “top” leaders, “clerics” and their “hangers-on”, initially, I thought, he More

Congress in confusion!

Is it a revelation or it has been happening since long?

Anil Anand

The Congress is in a state of confusion. For teeming millions of India it is certainly not a revelation. But the top brass of a century old party has suddenly discovered the secret. And the secret was unveiled by none else but by those who had been part and parcel over the years to abet this confusion More

O, swear not by the moon

When you hive off a portion of pain from the larger tragedy of Kashmir

RIYAZ AHMAD

As a teenager in Baramulla in 1989, and brought up on a still steady discourse of Kashmir’s uneasy relationship with New Delhi, the outbreak of separatist militancy was eminently understandable. At that time, it was difficult for me to comprehend the geo-political context of the development or Pakistan More

The RBI rate cut

We have a reason to rejoice

M Z Zulfi

RBI’s step to reduce 25 basis points in repo rate and an equal reduction in Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) is likely to improve flaccid home sales and simplify the home loan burden from home buyers. However, the high rate had restricted potential home buyers to buy property which in turn slowed down the More

  • Kashmir

JK Govt ‘forgets’ PaK returnees

Children Denied Admission In Schools; Families Suffer For Want Of Basic Amenities

SHAM REHABILITATION POLICY?

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 3: The much-hyped Rehabilitation Policy is proving to be a damp squib with more than 200 ex-militants along with their families, who have returned back to Kashmir via Nepal, facing immense More



  • Srinagar City

Historic Eidgah ground faces official vandalization

UEED STARTS DRAIN CONSTRUCTION THROUGH IT TO CARRY SEWAGE OF ADJOINING AREAS

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Feb 3: Historic Eidgah ground is facing vandalisation as the State Government has started construction of a drain through it for carrying sewage of adjoining areas.    For past More




  • Jammu

3% reservation in govt jobs does no good to differently-abled persons

Recruiting Agencies Prefer Partially Handicapped Under Grab Of SRO 62

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Feb 3:  Notwithstanding the existing provision of three percent reservation for them, majority of differently-abled persons in Jammu and Kashmir are being denied government jobs in the State More



  • World

TTP to hold talks with govt if 3 politicians act as guarantors

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 3: Asserting that it has no confidence in the army, the banned Pakistani Taliban today said it would hold talks with the government if three top politicians, including PML-N chief Nawaz More



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