‘Harassment’ of Kashmiri move-employees :Govt to replace ITBP, CRPF with JKP, AJKAP

Srinagar: The government had decided to replace ITBP and CRPF personnel with J&K police and J&K Armed Force to man estate colonies for Darbar Move employees in Jammu.  The development comes following weekend’s incident when ITBP and CRPF men allegedly joined Jammu based employees and locals in harassing Kashmiris after the end of India and […]

Guv for urgent ICPS implementation

Jammu: Governor N.N. Vohra, through a personal letter, has requested Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister for Women & Child Development, for release of the grant due in 2015-16 for implementation of Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) in the State and to also accord approval for establishing two new Homes for children with special needs. It […]

‘As an Artist in Kashmir I Became a Witness to My Times’

Some weeks ago when The Wire received eminent sociologist T.N. Madan’s article on the relationship between Pandits and Muslims which was once woven into the fabric of Kashmir, home to him, we asked the renowned Srinagar-based artist Masood Hussain if we could use the images of some of his works to complement the reflective mood […]

Why the JNU fracas takes me back to Gulliver’s Travels

The news from Jawaharlal Nehru University and the subsequent court drama took me back to Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. As I looked at the direction we have taken in the last two years, the parallels with Swift’s masterpiece satire became even more stark. Written in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels is a satirical travelogue capturing the voyages […]

New cold wars

The essential key to addressing real threats to international security and peace, as well as to resolving smaller wars and regional conflicts, is to reverse the present trend toward cold wars with Russia and China. The world needs active cooperation among the United States, Russia, China and other influential countries, through agreement and cooperation within […]

Bas jee rahay hain samjh lo kamal kar rahay hain

Corruption in India is one of the most menacing threats that our economy has been battling since our independence. At all levels of bureaucracy corruption has seemingly taken its toll and has corroding the structure of our nation. Be it private sector or public sector, Indian people have a tendency of misusing the public position […]

Union Budget and Kashmir

The  third Budget presented by the finance minister Arun Jaitley has come with a pro-rural tilt. There has been a distinct attempt to address the prevailing agrarian distress across the country. In recent years, swathes of the rural  India have witnessed conspicuous rise in farmer suicides as a result of the repeated crop failure. The […]

Delhi after the JNU controversy: The city has moved on

Delhi- the capital of India- has no character. (The word character here is used in the sense and context of something distinctive about a place or locale).  While Delhi does boast of a rich tapestry of history and is the power political center of modern India, the essential nature of the place is that of […]

After five years of hell, a little respite in Syria’s Aleppo

Aleppo: In Syria’s second city Aleppo, rescue workers have been taking advantage of the quiet to play football outside. For the first time in years, they have no one to save. Their ambulance parked nearby, the volunteers known as White Helmets have been relishing the calm of a landmark truce that took effect on Saturday. […]

Iraqi Army Begins New Massive Operations in Samarra

TEHRAN- The Iraqi army and volunteer forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) started their massive operations against the ISIL terrorist group in Samarra region of Salahuddin province on Tuesday. The Iraqi joint operations command center confirmed the beginning of new operations against the ISIL militants in Samarra. There were no further details available about the operations. In a […]

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