How Inaction In Civilian Killings In Shopian Undermines Mehbooba
With disagreements with its coalition partner BJP and the Supreme Court getting involved, the space for the J&K government to take action in cases of alleged human rights violations has further shrunk and the Army has virtually become out of its bounds,
Nirav Modi Scam: Bank Officers Hold RBI Responsible
Pointing out failures of the RBI and the Centre, the banking sector has expressed that PSBs play a key role in the Indian economy that needs a strong system to expand on the growth trajectory.
After One Year Of Yogi Sarkar, Masses Await Development
The performance of the BJP government led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath is far from satisfactory in Uttar Pradesh, a politically significant and volatile state. It’s time for him to give up communal rhetoric and focus on meeting his poll promises pertaining to people’s well-being.
BJP's Pompous March Interrupted
The ruling BJP’s defeat to the SP, backed by the BSP, comes as a shock to the saffron party that has been confident of its surges and a question mark on the strategies of its leaders.
Regaining Paradise Lost
The Left’s defeat in Tripura was more a success of the BJP’s thunderous campaigning and the ruling government’s failure to make people realise its achievements during the quarter-century of its rule. The ground is now fertile for the Left to change its stubborn style of functioning and make a comeback,
Tripura Results: Left Needs To Brace For Change
Despite converting a troubled state into a well-managed province, the Left could not portray itself in the correct spotlight to counter the BJP’s maligning campaign.
North- East Saffronised But Losses In Up, Bihar Rattle BJP
The Bharatiya Janta Party’s clarion call ‘Chalo Paltai’ (Let’s Change) has had strong resonance with North-East’s young aspirational voters. With its performance in the North-East, the BJP has come a long way to rule over a large part of India and position itself strongly with a new momentum for the next Lok Sabha polls. However, the euphoria has been short-lived with the saffron party getting a drubbing in by-polls in major constituencies of UP and Bihar., opines Charanjit Ahuja.
Khalistan Was Nehru's Reply To Jinnah's Pakistan
The issue of Khalistan is rather a non-issue for a majority of Sikhs. Instead of giving it undue weightage, the leaders would do well to focus on the genuine and constitutional demands of the community.
Section 377: Historical Wrong Needs Correction
A three-judge bench is set to re-examine the constitutional validity of Section 377, that must be nullified with the changing milieu worldwide in the interest of the perpetually harassed communities of sexual minorities.
Woes Of Domestic Helps Go Unheard
The fight for women power should not be limited to upper and middle class females but should also focus on the rights of poor and marginalized women
Menstruation In India: Addressing Health, Hygiene And Stigmas
There is need for a shift in the government’s policy discourse in order to prioritise menstrual health and hygiene for adolescent girls and women and it must be recognised as a major health issue
'Women Must Stake Claim To Leadership Roles And Public Life To Improve Their Condition'
SHEHLA RASHID SHORA, Political Activist, former Vice-President JNU Students’ Union and Ph.D. Scholar at JNU, is one of the few young women leaders in the country today. Unafraid to speak her mind, she is often in the midst of controversies and at the receiving end of online trolls. In an interview with PARI SAIKIA, the feisty youth icon says that the struggle is worth it as it will encourage more females to come out and claim their legitimate share in leadership roles that have been denied to them.
Kamran Yousuf Is Not A Terrorist
The NIA’s chargesheet against an independent photojournalist involved in conflict reportage in the Kashmir Valley is outrageous as it undermines the professional duties of media persons and is against Constitutional rights,
Being Woman = Being Unequal
In as diverse and complex a country as India where multiple cultures prevail, the one thing that is pervasive across states, cities, towns and villages is gender discrimination and biases against females. On International Women’s Day, RIDHIMA MALHOTRA opines on the oxymoron of women not being given their dues in a land where goddesses are revered.
A Rare Courageous Daughter Of South Asia
Asma Jahangir, known for her indomitable spirit as a rights activist, was among the very few strong leaders in the Indian subcontinent. Her demise is a loss not only to Pakistan but to the whole South Asia
Narendra Modi Ke Teen Saal Be-Misaal!
Though a majority of Indians still have faith in the government, there are subtle signs of desperation among the people in view of unfulfilled vast array of promises made by Modi during poll campaign.
Minimum Government, Maximum Governance?
It’s time to look at the Big Picture after three years of the Modi Government, which has been at the top as far as garnering space on social media, audiovisual media or broadcast media is concerned.
Democratic Values At Stake Under Modi's Rule
Instead of making democracy stronger and more efficient to achieve economic progress, people are being made to believe that shunning democracy for majoritarianism is an easier way out.
The Three Years Of Showmanship
The black money and corruption, which were the two important factors in helping Modi gain power in 2014, have been conveniently shelved and right-wing policies are being supported.
Reward To Major Gogoi Sends Out Chilling Message
The Government seems to convey that it won’t stop pursuing a militaristic policy to quell the current unrest in Kashmir, even if it requires using human shield as a counter-insurgency and a war strategy.
No Progress, Only Half-hearted Measures, If Any
There is a phenomenal rise in social tensions; unemployment is on the rise; the GDP is at lowest in six quarters; no improvement has been recorded in education and health.
New Reform To Change The Way Trading Is Done
Despite a handful of shortcomings, the introduction of GST is expected to bring in transparency and result in much fewer complications as compared to the current tax regime.
Honest Dialogue The Only Way To Bring Peace
The Centre seems to have failed to find a solution to problems in Kashmir, where the situation has gone from bad to worse during the NDA rule.
GST: A Game Changer For India's Economy
The announcement of the GST rates from Jammu and Kashmir, a state enjoying special status in the country, indicates that the era of one nation, one tax, one bazaar has finally arrived.
The bloc had never imagined that it would be snubbed by none other than the Valley’s most powerful militant commander Zakir Musa.
Why There's No Choice For Would-be Mothers?
The Supreme Court’s rejection to a plea to terminate foetus with Down Syndrome has once again sparked the debate on India’s stringent abortion laws
Baahubali 2 Cashes In On Hype And Herd Mentality
Crossing ₹1,000-crore mark and heading towards ₹1500-crore point, Baahubali 2 is indeed well past all other previous record holders despite the fact that the protagonist Prabhas was relatively unknown to Hindi audiences, reports Bharat Hiteshi
Ruling In Nirbhaya Case Upholds Human Dignity
The three judge bench has sent across a strong message to the society that this kind of barbarism against women cannot be tolerated in a civilised society
Pakistan In Poll Mode As Imran Fights A Losing Battle
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf is trying to discredit Sharif to prevent him from recapturing power, though it is generally believed that the ruling PML(N) will win a majority of the seats in the upcoming polls
Automated Fuel Dispensing Units' Racket Busted In Up
Control panels were being tampered by implanting remote-controlled chip in the automated fuel dispensing units to cheat the consumers for delivering less for the money,