President Obama Can Help Bring Peace in South Asia

President Obama Can Help Bring Peace in South Asia

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai -January 21, 2014  “We should probably try to facilitate a better understanding between Pakistan and India and try to resolve the Kashmir crisis…” President Obama, October 30, 2008 Your planned visit to India has inspired hopes,...
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Development with dignity

Development with dignity

In 2002, when Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had taken over the reins of Kashmir in an alliance with Congress party, the centre was governed by NDA led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). At that time, Mufti...
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State Subject Rights

State Subject Rights

Hilal Ahmad Najar The state of Jammu and Kashmir finds its roots largely in the Treaty of Amritsar of 1846, through which an amalgam of various small territories were gifted to a Dogra ruler as a reward for his cooperation...
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Prophet Muhammad: the system changer

The life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the role model and guidance for all of us in every aspect of our lives. I really feel wordless to describe even a few aspects of this Best among the best Creation on...
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Emerging govt in Kashmir: a legal perspective

Emerging govt in Kashmir: a legal perspective

The changeover of a local government in Jammu and Kashmir is an astronomical challenge and whatever shape it takes will need to be an alert to those responsibilities of governance that have built-in caveats not only in law, political environment...
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2014 :: The Year That Was…

2014 :: The Year That Was…

January 03: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said Modi presided over the “mass massacre”. Said: “It would be disastrous for the country to have Modi as Prime Minister.” January 18: Rs 100 cr worth drugs seized from truck coming from...
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The illusion of dynasty politics

Prof. Mohiuddin Mir Ever since Sajjad Gani Lone wrote an article “Heyoo Shaberoo” and  his wife Asma Lone wrote “The reality and the fallacy”, I was forced by my own political consciousness to draw some dramatic conclusion from the book...
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Bonded labour and silent tears: memories of a crackdown

Bonded labour and silent tears: memories of a crackdown

It was the summer of 1997; another sunny day in August was coming to an end during the school break. As a thirteen-year-old who lived in a boarding school, I valued home more than anything else. I stood quietly by the...
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Was Kashmir flooding a man-made disaster?

Was Kashmir flooding a man-made disaster?

The answer to whether recent floods in the Himalayas is linked to climate change is not that simple. India-administered Kashmir, located in the Himalayas in the country’s north, has been totally devastated by floods – the worst in more than...
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India turns Kashmir flood disaster into PR stunt

India turns Kashmir flood disaster into PR stunt

Attempt by Indian authorities to take credit for relief effort has backfired by Hafsa Kanjwal Since Sept. 7, Indian-administered Kashmir has been dealing with the biggest and most ferocious floods in a century. With nearly 250 people dead and 600,000...
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