Modi’s remarks on Rafiq came days after reports on social media of a purported Facebook post by Rafiq that “our leader and mentor Ahmed Patel must be made Gujarat Chief Minister”.
The Hurriyat leader said in supporting dialogue, “I probably represent the beat of each one of us in the south Asian region. I don’t want to die tomorrow in an atomic holocaust, I don’t want to burn alive with my kith and kin and the entire region. Who wants it?"
Pakistan’s government lost the latest round against radical protestors. But the country’s army has won
Trust Haryana to show with stunning clarity that Miss World and Mother India do not inhabit the same universe.
Amarinder Singh's silence to the tweet sent to him by the Pakistan Punjab government is not surprising. Our leaderships make pious statements about co-operating to resolve the “real issues” but in reality, we are more comfortable wearing the armour of old hostilities.
The announcement was welcomed by Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Twitter as a “positive step”, as well as by former chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, who said it was “a defeat of those who could only see use of force as a solution”.
Current fear, vigilantism in Kashmir has remarkable similarity with events in North Sri Lanka after the war.
This election could have discussed the six months of the Congress government in Punjab as well as the decelerating economy around demonetization and the GST, but Gurdaspur never really got a chance
VijayRaghavan, who is on deputation from the NCBS, told The Indian Express, “There are several world class researchers who use the fly in labs all over the country and India is recognised as a major centre for this.”
Avtar Singh Sandhu, the poet better known as Pash was assassinated in 1988 because he spoke up against Khalistani militants. Sab Ton Khattarnak one of his most powerful poems is an integral part of “resistance” politics.
According to the study, “local military factors” at the LoC/IB are the most frequent cause of ceasefire violations.
India took a strong position in favour of non-refoulement as recently as July this year, at an international meet in Geneva convened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Roy had abdicated his title as Raja of the Chakma circle in the Chittagong Hill Tracts after the 1971 Bangladesh war, and left the new country for Pakistan, which he made his home for the rest of his years.
India had condemned “terrorist attacks in... Rakhine, wherein several members of the Myanmar security forces lost their lives”; Myanmar, in turn, condemned the Amarnath yatra attack, and “various acts of terror perpetrated by terrorists from across the borders”.
With insight and humour, this book looks at the endless loop of strife and peace between neighbours
The judgement has raised more questions than it answered. But such an ending was foretold, considering the shabby investigation from the start and the politics and conspiracy theories that hobbled it.
There are 16,500 Rohingya spread across several cities in India. Rohingya are all Muslims, and their presence has started melding into the country’s communal fault-line. Unsurprisingly, the BJP in Jammu was the first to raise demands that they be sent back.
Some gains by police, but officials admit more needed on ground, including good administration.
What was obvious to 24-year-old reporters, and every other resident of Panchkula, was clearly not so for the officials. Or they had deliberately shut their eyes. Otherwise what can explain this excuse when the Punjab & Haryana High Court asked them the same question. “Clerical error”, was the response to their lordships. It simple took the breath away
In 2008-09, Pakistan was reeling under a wave of suicide bombings, and security was tightened in Islamabad’s Ramna 5, better known as Diplomatic Enclave, a gated cluster of foreign missions located opposite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“We have reached the stage where there is a requirement to seriously review our policies toward China, not just diplomatically, economically, militarily also,” Malik, who was the Army chief from 1997 to 2000, told The Indian Express in an interview.
Sushma Swaraj receives kudos for her medical visa diplomacy via Twitter. But personalised, ad hoc policy victimises the most vulnerable
With Sharif, has gone India’s best shot at normalizing relations with Pakistan.
On Tuesday, the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe finalised an agreement to sell an 80% stake of the Hambantota Port's operations for $1.1 billion to China Merchant Ports Holding Company Ltd, which also has the contract for the Colombo Port.
On the highway ahead of Sonmarg, the men all ran to the wall beyond the shoulder. In my envy, I called out to them from my car: “Modi ji dekh rahen hain”. They turned around grinning. “Selfie leh lo,” I shouted back in anger.
The Opposition’s Vice-Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi speaks to The Indian Express about the significance of his nomination and how he plans to canvass for the election.
The first in the convoy is a police vehicle, followed by a hired Tata 407 in which a group of CRPF men is sitting close together at the back, weapons over knees, fingers over triggers. One CRPF man is standing behind an LMG positioned over the front.
The predominant sentiment is the self-assurance of the believer and unshakeable faith in the government’s security umbrella. The pilgrimage passes through parts of south Kashmir where there is a high presence of militants.
Hours later, at the Amarnath Yatri reception centre, there is little sign of fear, anxiety or uncertainty among pilgrims gathering for the next day’s journey to the cave shrine, where the faithful gather every year to worship a Shivling-shaped ice formation.
How much more sensible, and sensitive it would have been, back in 2014, to tell the families the limits of the possibilities? By now, they would probably be coming to terms with the inevitable, instead of excitedly Googling up images of the church in which the External Affairs minister told the families, the 39 men may have been seen
The deaths and injuries of civilians in the clashes between protestors and security forces have added more martyrs to the story of the “Kashmiri cause”. Those on the streets shout for `azaadi’, but talk about `shahadat’ in the name of Islam as a goal in itself.
Mohammed Ayub’s killing in Kashmir has kindled a sense of shame in the community; but the ghastly silence over 15-year-old Junaid Khan’s murder is a national outrage.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj may not want to be the harbinger of bad news, but it would be more honest if she and the MEA told the truth about the reality in Mosul
CHD is an architectural travel guide, literally a brick-and-mortar history of the city, and it was published by a Spanish architect who made Chandigarh her home five years ago.
'Lo ban gaya Khalistan, for two hours' says SGPC official, crediting the State for allowing a pressure-cooker release of anger and outrage
Maj Gogoi says Dar was instigating a mob that was throwing stones to discourage people from voting, and was attacking election officials.