Govt Dillydallying Juvenile Justice Act

Srinagar : Despite hundreds of teenagers languishing in jails, the J&K government has bypassed laws as two years after passing the Juvenile Justice ACT (JJA) in the state; the act still awaits implementation on the ground. State Coordinator “Save The Children”, Sharief Ahmed Bhat Saturday said the act has not been implemented in the state. […]

Daesh raid in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills 46

Kirkuk: An ongoing attack by the Islamic State group in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed at least 46 people, mostly members of the security forces, security and medical sources said on Saturday. “We have 46 dead and 133 wounded, most of them members of the security services, as result of the clashes with […]

19 dead in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

MOSCOW : At least 19 people were killed when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Saturday. Investigators said in a statement that an Mi-8 helicopter carrying 22 people had crashed Friday night outside the city of Novy Urengoy and that “19 people have died from multiple injuries at the scene, according to […]

‘Producers who cast Pak-actors in films will give Rs 5cr to army’

MUMBAI:Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will finally release on schedule after MNS chief Raj Thackeray rolled back his threat of blocking the film following a promise by producers not to engage Pakistani actors in the future and pay Rs 5 crore as ‘penance’ to the army welfare fund. The compromise was hammered out Saturday […]

Afghan Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul: officials

ISLAMABAD:Three senior Afghan Taliban members travelled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Afghan Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday. The Afghan ambassador to […]

Millions of debit cards compromised in India

NEW DELHI: The Indian government on Friday asked the banks concerned and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to submit a report on the nature of a security breach which compromised about 3.25 million debit cards and assured customers that their interests would not come to any harm. “I have sought a report in the debit […]

The Plan for Kashmir, And What Went Wrong

There was a plan for Kashmir. This is what many of India’s lawmakers in the Opposition believe. And the climbdown visible in the government’s attitude now, they said, is because the plan went awry. The following has been pieced together from conversations with at least three senior MPs who have been active participants in debates […]

The confessions of an Indian editor

Following the Indian information minister’s advice on what is expected of people like me, and in keeping with the nationalist sentiments of our times, I am choosing to make a full confession about my relations with people from Pakistan. Emile Zola was a great man and an even greater writer. His 1898 article, ‘J’accuse…’, in […]

Five declassified secrets reveal India’s moves with global superpowers during the Cold-War

The Nation Declassified reveals the secret history of how India’s Prime Ministers, their closest advisers, diplomats, intelligence agencies and military led the nation through the transformation of world order in the cold war era. Uncovering thousands of pages of top secret declassified documentation from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of External Affairs, the Department of […]