EDITORIAL

Galwan’s Global Fallout

Galwan’s Global Fallout

America desperately needs to enlist India as an ally given its need to check the impending rise of China as a global power and a US rival on the world stage. China throws down gauntlet to US dominance of world affairs that is not only military and economic in nature but also ideological

Disengage and Talk

Disengage and Talk

A military confrontation between the two sides would be a disaster for both. More so, at a time when the two countries and the world are fighting a virulent pandemic that has led to death of close to five lakh people across the world and brought the world economy to a halt

Flawed Covid-19 Strategy

Flawed Covid-19 Strategy

It is possible to persuade people to take necessary precautions so that they don’t contract virus. At the end of the day, the fight against Coronavirus has to be a people-led effort than the one driven exclusively by the government

Militancy In Retreat

Militancy In Retreat

Ever since the new wave of the local militancy triggered by the advent of Burhan Wani in 2015, Kashmiri militants have generally outnumbered their foreign counterparts. Any considerable change in the ratio in favour of the foreigners could dramatically change the landscape of violence in Kashmir

Ignored LoC Tension

Ignored LoC Tension

Wth the LAC stand-off with China taking a war-like dimension, the violence along the LoC cannot be ignored. From the looks of it, the current instability seems set to continue for some time. Here’s hoping it all ends up well

 

On The Brink

On The Brink

The stand-off between the countries is likely going to be a long haul. As things stand, war will be in neither country’s interest, a reality that also informs the statements of the leaders of the two countries. The way out is to continue engagement on  military and diplomatic levels

Let Economy Function

Let Economy Function

More than a full-fledged lockdown, fighting Covid-19 needed an all out encouragement to a people-led effort to arrest its spread. But, on the contrary, hammer was brought down on the economy

Let Media Be

Let Media Be

Media has done an amazing job in Kashmir by reporting honestly and objectively the situation in the state. The local newspapers have similarly played a great role by articulating the prevailing situation for the people in Valley and for the world.  The local media with its exclusively Valley-centric focus has helped uncover the shades of the truth that have otherwise found little resonance in the larger Kashmir debate

Pregnancy and Pandemic

Pregnancy and Pandemic

The pregnant women are not picked up for testing as part of the regular testing regime that involves contact tracing of the Covid-19 positive patients. They come from general masses and their examination therefore falls into the category of random testing of the healthy population.

Testing Times

Testing Times

There’s a need for random retesting of the people declared Covid-19 positive  in recent past, so that the true extent of the faulty testing, if any, is known

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