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A Lincoln moment: What PM Modi has in common with the former US President

Like Lincoln, Modi too needed an iron-will. Lincoln had to be ruthless with racial fascism in his time. For Modi, it was, to quote Bashir Assad in his book K File, masla-e-Kashmir is no longer political; it is about Nizam-e-Mustafa; it is a pan-Islamic movement now. Lincoln didn’t have any choice. Neither did Modi.

Amit Shah launches winter-grade diesel for Ladakh

Home Minister Amit Shah presided over a function on Sunday to launch the fuel in the Ladakh region through a video link, an official statement said here.


J&K: In Valley, buses start plying and shops stay open for longer hours

For the last many days, shops are open for longer hours compared with just a couple of hours in the morning. In most parts of the Valley including Srinagar, shops now remain open till late afternoon.

Pakistan is home to all shades of darkness: India at UNESCO meet in Paris

At the UNESCO meeting in Paris, India rejected Pakistan's "falsehoods" and reiterated that India maintained its sovereignty and integrity over the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

Centre on Article 370: No House rules violated

This week, the court is due to take up petitions challenging constitutionality of the government’s decisions.

No Net for tests, NIT-Srinagar students want to leave

When contacted Friday, NIT-Srinagar director Rakesh Sehgal confirmed that almost half the students in the fourth year had sought permission to leave. He did not wish to comment further.


SC seeks report from Centre on plying of public transport vehicles in J-K during restrictions

The direction came when senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that the public transport vehicles were not allowed to ply in Jammu and Kashmir which amounted to abrogation of fundamental rights like freedom to move freely and practise business.

Fifth column: Losing the Kashmir narrative to Modi government's childish kind of triumphalism

India has compelling reasons for the abrogation of Article 370. But, so far, they have been put before the world so badly that it is Pakistan that has taken control of the narrative.

When decision is right, its echo is heard across globe: PM Modi on Article 370

The Prime Minister, while addressing the Indian community in Bangkok, said the government is now working towards achieving those goals which were considered impossible.

Current situation in Kashmir 'not sustainable', needs to change for sure: Merkel

"As the situation at this moment (in Kashmir) is not sustainable and not good, this has to change for sure," Merkel was quoted as having said by German sources.

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Top quotes of S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture: From Kashmir to RCEP to what he said on Pakistan

S Jaishankar delivering the fourth RNG Lecture provided an assessment of the last 70 years of India’s foreign policy choices and challenged past positions — from dealing with China on boundary issues and handling Pakistan to managing ties with the US.

Amid clashes, shutdown, J&K Class 10 students appear for board exams

As many as 1.6 lakh students will appear in the upcoming Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations at 1,502 centres across Kashmir, where only a total of 20.13 per cent students are attending schools post August 5


After 70 days, mobile phones start ringing in Kashmir

The restoration of cellphone services is part of a series of announcements by the administration on easing of restrictions that were imposed around August 5, when J&K was stripped of its special status.

Desolate highways, deserted public places, Kashmir reels under curfew

As Kashmir reels under curfew, deserted highways, empty parks and public places say it all about the tense situation in the region. For the ninth consecutive day, the Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut.

Kashmir in lockdown: Exclusive Express photos from the Valley

The Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut with cellphones, Internet and landline connections still obstructed for the ninth day on Tuesday.

Article 370 'scrapped': BJP supporters celebrate across the country

Union Home Minister Amit Shah diluted the special status to Jammu and Kashmir guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution without scrapping the provision. The BJP workers celebrated the development across the country by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.


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‘Governor’s rule is no alternative to democracy’, MOS Jitendra Singh At Idea Exchange

Last month, the BJP walked out of the coalition in J&K, ending the three-year-old power sharing agreement with the PDP in the state. Union minister Jitendra Singh has been one of BJP’s most vocal voices in this issue and defends the party’s decision to pull out of the J&K coalition citing that the decision was dictated […]