Videos of Light Series, preachers Musa Cerantonio, Anwar al-Awlaki were used to influence IS sympathisers

By Amiya Kumar Kushwaha New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) sympathisers were using videos of Light Series on YouTube, a Yemen preacher and writer Anwar Al-Awlaki in the Al-Qaeda magazine, ‘Inspire’,... Read more »

The Constitution Amendment Order, 2019: A critical analysis

By M J Aslam March 3, Everybody knows that Article 35-A is sub judice before the Apex Court of India.  The petitioners who challenged the Article are proxy of the ruling class of India who... Read more »

Return of the political will

The successful strike made by a dozen Mirage 2000 jets of the Indian Air Force on Feb 26 to take out the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed at Balakot in the Khyber... Read more »

Return Of The Suicide Bomber – The Looming Danger

– Oliver D’Souza On February 14, 2019, a 78-vehicle convoy escorting over 2,500 CRPF jawans of the 76th Battalion left from Jammu to Srinagar. Approximately at around 3:30 pm, a Mahindra Maruti... Read more »

IAF pilot returned to India, 54 other Indians soldiers are still held in Pakistan

Attari, March 2, Pakistan handed over captured IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Friday. Sources said that Wing Commander Abhinandan would cross the Wagah-Attari border today... Read more »

Kashmir: What Would Gandhi Say?

By John Scales Avery Mar 1, We are on the brink of a disaster What would Mahatma Gandhi say about the threat of war between India and Pakistan,  which has brought the two... Read more »

Nuclear weapons act like boomerangs on both India and Pakistan

Feb 28,  by Praful Bidwai  JUNE 1998: India under the National Democratic Alliance (I) government (under prime minister Vajpayee) followed by Pakistan (under Nawaz Sharif) entered into ‘the bottomless pit of nuclear rivalry.’ This piece... Read more »

Travel agents, tour operators rue cancellation of bookings to Kashmir

By Bappaditya Chatterjee Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Uncertainty clouds trips to the picturesque Kashmir Valley with tour operators witnessing cancellations of advance bookings while new bookings have dried up following the Pulwama terror... Read more »

Indian Airforce Strikes Pakistan: Another War In The Making?

Feb 26, Raising the spectre of another war between nuclear armed South Asian neighbours, India and Pakistan, Indian airforce carried out air strike across the Line of Control (LoC) today morning. The... Read more »

‘Reforms have failed, instead led to increased female foeticide’

Mumbai, Feb 25, Reforms over 20 years to India’s discriminatory and anti-women inheritance laws, which could have helped raise women’s socio-economic status, appear to have failed to mitigate society’s long-held preference for sons,... Read more »

‘Save Girl Child’ initiative soars from Pune to Zambia

By Quaid Najmi Pune, Feb 24 (IANS) Eight years after creating waves in India, Pune-based Dr. Ganesh Rakh’s unique ‘Save Girl Child’ initiative that involves some 1.75 million volunteers in the country has... Read more »

Haryana cow vigilantism ‘police under political pressure ignoring the rule book’

Feb 23, A 25-year-old man from Jalalabad in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, identified as Naushad, was reportedly brutally thrashed by cow vigilantes at Bhalout village of Haryana’s Rohtak district on January 19 night... Read more »

Pakistan ‘takes control’ of JeM headquarters

Feb 23, Agencies report that the Pakistan government Friday took over the administrative control of the headquarters of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), the militant outfit which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama suicide attack that... Read more »

From then to now: Inside the developments of 1960 Indus Waters Treaty

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The water distribution treaty between India and Pakistan that was brokered by the World Bank in 1960 to use the water available in the Indus system of rivers... Read more »

44 cow-related deaths: US-based rights body blames BJP rulers for violence, cover-ups

Feb 21, The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), in detailed report, “India: Vigilante ‘Cow Protection’ Groups Attack Minorities”, has blamed for BJP for increasingly using communal rhetoric since it came to... Read more »

Cow Vigilantes Enjoy Impunity under Modi

Feb 20, The Indian government should prosecute mob violence by so-called “cow protection groups” that have targeted Muslims, Dalits and other minorities in the five years since the Hindu supremacist BJP came... Read more »

Pakistan and India must to jointly fight terrorism

By Sandeep Pandey Feb 19, I went to participate in a candle light homage paying event at Dr BR Ambedkar’s statue organised by about 200 Dalit students on Hazratganj main crossing in... Read more »

J&K terror attack: Intelligence sent reports 10 days back on fidayeen, local JEM plans

By Law Kumar Mishra Feb 16, The deadliest-ever attack on the security forces in Kashmir martyred 42 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on National Highway (NH) 44 (Jammu-Srinagar) near... Read more »

Can Indian citizens rise for activists when authorities look away?

Feb 13, There were raids all over India on those who speak against injustices, but these raids did not follow the well-laid procedures. Stan Swamy talks about how his own premises were raided... Read more »

Hunger in India is reflection of rural distress arising out of the agrarian crisis, poor livelihood options

Feb 13, The Right to Food Campaign requests all political parties to consider the following suggestions towards ensuring right to food for all while working on their manifestos for the General Elections... Read more »