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SC tells Centre to reply on hoisting of green flags within two weeks

SC tells Centre to reply on hoisting of green flags within two weeks

The Supreme Court on Friday granted two weeks to the Centre to reply on the plea of UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman Syed Waseem...
Her Father’s Daughter

Her Father’s Daughter

By Asif Ullah Khan Is Maryam Nawaz, daughter of jailed former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, destined to be another Benazir Bhutto? Pakistan's two most popular...
Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Asif Saeed Khosa

Model courts in Pakistan: A Silent Revolution

Above: Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Asif Saeed Khosa The chief justice of Pakistan has brought in structural and systemic changes in the judicial...
Indian Army soldiers search for suspected militants after a gunbattle in Mohra, Uri Sector, on December 5, 2014/Photo: UNI

“Soft Sacking” Army Commanders: Taken to Task

Above: Indian Army soldiers search for suspected militants after a gunbattle in Mohra, Uri Sector, on December 5, 2014/Photo: UNI The centre’s idea of sending...
The Imran Khan government moved a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Pakistan SC for concealing his overseas properties/Photo: UNI

Pakistan Govt-Judiciary Tussle: Courting Trouble Again

Above: The Imran Khan government moved a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Pakistan SC for concealing his overseas properties/Photo: UNI The Pakistan...
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan/Photo: UNI

Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau: Another Frankenstein

Above: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan/Photo: UNI Pakistan’s political establishment has always used it to settle scores, but its roguish behaviour towards the accused has...
PM Narendra Modi greeting the three service chiefs at the 2019 Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath/Photo: PIB

Milking the Armed Forces

Above: PM Narendra Modi greeting the three service chiefs at the 2019 Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath/Photo: PIB The government’s valour-for-votes call is unprecedented and...
A meeting of the United Nations Security Council/ UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Masood Azhar: A Convenient Pawn

Above: A meeting of the United Nations Security Council/ UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe China’s reluctance to declare the JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist is...
BSF jawans keeping vigil at the Attari international border/Photo: UNI

NO! TO JINGOISM. NO! TO COWARDICE

Above: BSF jawans keeping vigil at the Attari international border/Photo: UNI By Inderjit Badhwar Patriotism should be a creed of passion rather than an outlet for...
AG KK Venugopal

AG Venugopal argues investigating Rafale deal not in national interest; SC asks should Bofors...

Attorney General’s dramatic submissions invoking national security and threat of war fail to impress bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi Strident, albeit repetitive, arguments...
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Islamabad HC Rejection of Plea to Stop Abhinandan’s Return Enabled Swift Passage

Hours before Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was returned to India on Friday, an attempt to block his passage back was thwarted by the Islamabad...
The Indus (on the left) meets with Zanskar river at Ladakh. The threat of going back on the Indus Water Treaty is no bogeyman for Pakistan/Photo: Bernard Gagnon/commons.wikimedia.org

IS PARCHING PAKISTAN POSSIBLE?

Above: The Indus (on the left) meets with Zanskar river at Ladakh. The threat of going back on the Indus Water Treaty is no...
Kashmir: Politics of Blackmail?

Kashmir: Politics of Blackmail?

By Inderjit Badhwar Last week’s Pulwama suicide attack on a paramilitary convoy in which 45 soldiers were killed is yet another grim reminder that Kashmir...
A Muslim marriage/Photo: UNI

Nikahnama Amendments: Parting Peacefully

Above: A Muslim marriage/Photo: UNI In a path-breaking move, Pakistan has proposed major amendments in the marriage document which will help in empowering women by...
As “Gesture of Peace”, IAF Pilot To be Sent Back Home Tomorrow: Imran Khan

As “Gesture of Peace”, IAF Pilot To be Sent Back Home Tomorrow: Imran Khan

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released tomorrow as a "gesture of peace", Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan said on Thursday. Addressing the Pakistan Parliament,...
A scene after the Pulwama attack/UNI

Kashmir: India’s Achilles’ Heel

Above: A scene after the Pulwama attack/UNI The horrendous Pulwama killing has caught India napping and shows the need to evolve a holistic strategy to...
Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

While the government has been crying hoarse about retribution for Pakistan, it has ignored the fact that NSA Ajit Doval’s son, Shaurya, is doing...
Pulwama Terror Attack

Pulwama Terror Attack: How India and Pakistan are tackling the imbroglio

After the Pulwama Terror Attack, India and Pakistan diplomatic ties have been severely ruptured even as India’s rhetoric to fight terrorism and Pakistan blame...
Harish-Salve

Jadhav’s Trial In Pakistan Does Not Follow Even Minimum Standards: Harish Salve

The International Court of Justice at The Hague in the Netherlands began hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav that will decide the fate of the...
Kulbhushan Jadhav

Four Day Hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case To Begin In ICJ On Monday

The International Court of Justice in the Dutch city of The Hague will resume hearings in the high-profile Kulbhushan Jadhav case  for four days...

At the Crossroads

Above: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam/Photo: UNI Both the PML (N) and the PPP are in dire straits with the army...

Kartarpur Sahib: Give and Take Policy

Above: Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan/Courtesy: YouTube After the Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan was opened to Indian pilgrims, the Punjab government has proposed a land...

Security: Can India Handle Another 26/11?

Above: Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao (in the middle) and CM Devendra Fadnavis (in blue jacket) paying tributes to martyrs on 26/11/Photo: UNI Even 10 years...

Gilgit-Baltistan: Call of the Mountain

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has directed the government to take a decision on the Gilgit-Baltistan legal and constitutional status. But, as Pakistan governs it directly...

Pak-China Bus Route: The Road Less Travelled

Above: The luxury service between Pakistan and China began early this month/Photo: brecorder.com Protests by India over a new bus service between Lahore and Kashgar...
DELHI DURBAR

DELHI DURBAR

Cross-border Strategy When in doubt, attack Pakistan. The BJP, faced with rising anger from farmers, the unemployed and other sections, has adoped that fail-safe strategy...
Maryam Sharif

Pakistan: Judiciary and Politics

Above: Nawaz Sharif (left) and Maryam Nawaz were jailed for alleged corruption/Photo: UNI With the courts ordering the release of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter,...
Musharraf with Rajshri Rai at his Dubai apartment

Back to the Future

Above: Musharraf with Rajshri Rai at his Dubai apartment Newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his desire for a peaceful resolution of...
Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State

There is now considerable confusion about who really qualify as Enemies of the State. It used to be masked terrorists, armed Maoists, insurgents in...
PTI leader Imran Khan’s ascent to prime ministership is perceived as a selection by the army brass

Pakistan Poll Results: Imran’s New Innings

Above: PTI leader Imran Khan’s ascent to prime ministership is perceived as a selection by the army brass As Pakistan’s new leader, his remarks on...
Satire: The Great Indian TV Debate on Pakistan Elections

Officer’s Choice

By Dilip Bobb At some easily identifiable Indian television channels, coverage of Pakistan always ranges between hysterical and hyper-national, and oftentimes incoherent. Which is why...
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam on an Etihad Airways flight on the way to Lahore/Photo: Twitter

Nawaz Sharif’s Dilemma: On the Edge

Above: Nawaz Sharif and Maryam on an Etihad Airways flight on the way to Lahore/Photo: Twitter Pakistan’s forthcoming elections are, in essence, a political verdict...
10-yr jail term for Ex Pak PM Nawaz Sharif in case linked to Panama Papers

10-yr jail term for Ex Pak PM Nawaz Sharif in case linked to Panama...

Pakistan’s Accountability court announces 10 year jail term for Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam granted 7 year term, her husband to serve 1 year in...
“The Army knows what is to be done, and when, in J&K”

“The Army knows what is to be done, and when, in J&K”

As Chief of Army Staff from 2010 to 2012, GENERAL VK SINGH had laid the roadmap for transformation of the army into a lean...
Delhi HC orders JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar till next hearing

Indian diplomat, jailed for transferring information to Pakistan, gets bail

Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined Rs 25,000 for transferring intelligence information to a Pakistani intelligence agency,...
Sikh pilgrims at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh mausoleum in Lahore/Photo: UNI

Indo-Pak Stalemate: Testy Ties

Above: Sikh pilgrims at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh mausoleum in Lahore/Photo: UNI India and Pakistan continue to have frosty relations as visiting Sikh pilgrims in...
Pak Supreme Court imposes life ban on Nawaz Sharif from elections, public office

Pak Supreme Court imposes life ban on Nawaz Sharif from elections, public office

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, under investigation in the Panama Papers case, has suffered another major setback from the Pakistani Supreme Court. News...
Sedition case hearing against Manishankar Aiyar now on May 4

Sedition case hearing against Manishankar Aiyar now on May 4

Above: Manishankar Aiyar The Saket District Court on Saturday (April 7) adjourned the hearing on a complaint which sought the lodging of a sedition case...
MAKE IN INDIA BITES THE DUST IN MODI GOVERNMENT

MAKE IN INDIA BITES THE DUST

By Inderjit Badhwar Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative has been a bit of a flop. The defence sector, anointed as the lead...

“Harmony between Religions is Crucial in Achieving World Peace”

Above: (L-R) Kamal Haq, John Dayal, KK Sinha, Leher Sethi, retired Major Gen Shashi Asthana, APN Editor-in-Chief Rajshri Rai, BN Nanda, Choi Jung-Min, senior...
Policy shift after Sharif’s departure: Pak agrees to send more troops to Saudi Arabia, might soon get involved in Yemeni conflict

Policy shift after Sharif’s departure: Pak agrees to send more troops to Saudi Arabia,...

Above:  Army soldiers wave their weapons next to a car belonging to al Qaeda militants, destroyed during fighting, in the southeastern Yemeni province of...
Asma Jahangir/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia

The ‘Little’ Heroine

Above: Asma Jahangir/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s frontline warrior for human rights passed away last week. Dilip Bobb recalls his encounters with the...
Indo-Pak Ties: Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Above: Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman laying a wreath on the mortal remains of Captain Kapil Kundu killed on February 4, 2018 along...
Gen Bipin Rawat’s comment stirs a hornet’s nest in Pakistan

Gen Bipin Rawat’s comment stirs a hornet’s nest in Pakistan

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s recent comments have, expectedly, not gone down well in Pakistan. At least one lading Pakistani daily has come...
Pak journalist escapes abduction bid

Pak journalist escapes abduction bid

Journalism in Pakistan is getting scarier and scarier.  On Wednesday a Pakistani journalist, known for criticising his country's military establishment, announced on social media...
Ill-treatment of Jadhav’s family in Pak: Swaraj says India will take this to the ICJ

Ill-treatment of Jadhav’s family in Pak: Swaraj says India will take this to the...

Above: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (inset) Kulbhushan Jadhav All members of both houses in rare agreement, MPs chant “Pakistan murdabad” The treatment meted out to...
Uproar in Parliament over ill-treatment of Jadhav’s kin in Pak, remarks of Hegde

Uproar in Parliament over ill-treatment of Jadhav’s kin in Pak, remarks of Hegde

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus, Sushma Swaraj says she will make a statement in Parliament on Thursday about Jadhav’s meeting For the seventh...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Above: Kulbhushan Jadhav Finally, Indian prisoner in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav, got to meet his mother and his wife and they spoke across a glass...
Hafiz Saeed is showered with flower petals as he walks to court before his release order. Photo: UNI

Hafiz Saeed walks free from house arrest, says will work for Kashmir’s “freedom”

Above: Hafiz Saeed is showered with flower petals as he walks to court before his release order. Photo: UNI Two days after the Pakistan’s Lahore...
Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan softens stance on Kulbhushan Jadhav; allows his wife to meet him

Above: Kulbhushan Jadhav The Pakistan has softened its stance on Kulbhushan Jadhav. It has allowed Jadhav’s wife to meet him. However, media reports quoted Indian...
Osama-Bin-Laden

Osama and his ‘Indian Connection’

Above: Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden closely followed developments in Kashmir and the trial of Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley in the 26/11 Mumbai...
(Left) Farooq Abdullah and Dineshwar Sharma

Farooq Abdullah says interlocutor should talk to Pak also to resolve the crisis

Above: (Left) Farooq Abdullah and Dineshwar Sharma    In an interesting shift from its hard-line stance on Kashmir, the BJP has now decided to resolve...
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Photo: PIB

A New World Axis

Above: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Photo: PIB As America transfers high-end military technology to India, it...
Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed threatens to sue minister for Rs 100 mn for calling him a...

Above: Hafiz Saeed, head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa organisation and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), gestures as he addresses supporters during a protest in Lahore (file...
Musharraf also claimed that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was carried out in collusion with a ‘senior and important public figure in Afghanistan’, who he refused to name. Photo: UNI

Asif Ali Zardari plotted Benazir assassination, claims Pervez Musharraf

Above: Musharraf also claimed that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was carried out in collusion with a ‘senior and important public figure in Afghanistan’,...
Nawaz sharif

Nawaz Sharif summoned by anti-graft court in Pakistan

Former Pakistan prime minister—who was asked to quit from office by the country's Supreme Court in July—and his children were summoned by an anti-graft...
AFGHANISTAN: WILL TRUMP WALK THE TALK?

AFGHANISTAN: WILL TRUMP WALK THE TALK?

~By Inderjit Badhwar Washington DC: President Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed “new” Afghanistan policy is old wine in new bottles. It is more an effort to...
Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Pakistan’s judiciary: A Handmaiden of the Army?

Above: Pakistan’s Supreme Court While Pakistanis are celebrating the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, questions are being raised whether the powerful army is using...
US-Pak ties: A Rap on the Knuckles

US-Pak ties: A Rap on the Knuckles

Above: Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif (left) gets a rebuff from US President Donald Trump (right). Photos: UNI Though the Trump Administration has blocked $350 million aid...
Nawaz Sharif

Panama Papers case: Pakistani SC orders Nawaz Sharif out of office

Above: The Supreme Court of Pakistan said that Nawaz Sharif was unfit to hold office, as he had been dishonest to Parliament. Photo: UNI Wonder...
Photo: bp.blogspot.com

Govt’s Kashmir Policy: When Soft Power Was the Bullet…

Even as the centre gropes for a coherent policy to tackle exploding Kashmir, it can learn lessons from former PM Narasimha Rao’s diplomacy which...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pak again denies consular access to Jadhav, says he is not a civilian

Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Sunday (July 2), while again refusing India’s request for consular access to Indian ex-naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, said that it...
US endorses India’s stand on Belt and Road initiative

US endorses India’s stand on Belt and Road initiative

Above:  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the President of United States of America, Donald J Trump at the Joint Press Statement, at White House,...
Jadhav’s ‘confessional video’ a “farce”, says India

Jadhav’s ‘confessional video’ a “farce”, says India

Realizing that the objectionable coercive methods adopted by Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case was to try and queer India’s legal pitch at the...
The Pakistan team with the Champions Trophy 2017 after walloping India. Photo: UNI

15 in MP booked on sedition charges for supporting Pak in cricket

Fifteen youngsters of a certain community have been arrested by the police in Madhya Pradesh and charged with sedition because they allegedly cheered Pakistan...
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. Photo: UNI

Sharif picks political gains from Panama Papers probe

While replying to questions on June 15 by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing his family’s offshore properties—exposed by the so-called Panama Papers—Pakistan Prime Minister...
Picture Courtesy: UNI

Mystery Deepens After ISIS Claims that it Killed the Chinese Teachers Because They Were...

~By Sujit Bhar There is a new twist to the tale of the two missing Chinese language teachers kidnapped from the Balochistan region of Pakistan...
Election Commission of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

The ECI feels so threatened that it now wants powers of contempt

The direct fallout of the EVM controversy, in which the Election Commission of India (ECI) was forced to do a face-saving ‘EVM Challenge’—one that...
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Photo: UNI

Killing of Chinese teachers in Balochistan: Deal with the corrupt ISI has its cost

ISIS may have claimed that they kidnapped and murdered the two teachers, but their security was to be ensured by Pakistani forces By Sujit Bhar Early...
Kulbhushan Jadav

Pakistan AG to submit names of 3 judges in Kulbhusan Jadhav matter

According to a Pakistani newspaper, the Pakistani attorney general Ashtar Ausaf Ali is planning to reveal three names today of ad-hoc judges to international...
Jadhav Execution: Pak to Send its Attorney General to ICJ for Next Hearing

Jadhav Execution: Pak to Send its Attorney General to ICJ for Next Hearing

Pakistan, has inadvertently accepted defeat in the Kulbhusan Jadhav case where the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had, on May 18, stayed the execution...
Judges at the International Court of Justice during Jadhav’s hearing. Photo: CIJ_ICJ/twitter

A Foot in the Door

Though the Kulbhushan Jadhav case has been propelled to the international stage and India has won the first round, there is uncertainty over whether...

The Driving Force

  By Dilip Bobb   The Narendra Modi government completes three years in office and, according to surveys conducted by a little-known organisation called Local Circle, a...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan needs to apprise ICJ on steps taken to implement Jadhav order

Bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan doesn’t take away its jurisdiction, says ICJ The court recognized the possibility that Jadhav could be hanged by Pakistan...
Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the Court. Photo: UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek

ICJ Stays Execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled on Thursday that Kulbhushan Jadhav shall not be executed until the case...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan will not comply with ICJ order

By Sujit Bhar While the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has decided to hold public hearings on May 15 regarding India’s complaint against Pakistan...
The Ultimate Test for Being Just

The Ultimate Test for Being Just

Can India and Pakistan be fair to suspects of espionage and terrorism from the other country?   ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The basis of India’s argument...
ICJ Stays Jadhav Hanging

ICJ Stays Jadhav Hanging

India earned an international victory on Tuesday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, stayed the hanging of former Indian navy officer Kulbhusan...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Saving Kulbhushan Jadhav

A joint Indo-Pak peoples’ initiative spearheaded by lawyers has been launched to save the officer from the gallows of our neighbour. Is it possible...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Deep State “Justice”

Death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian naval officer by a military court, is just a pawn being used by Pak to strengthen...
India Legal show; Photo Credit: Anil Shakya

Can India save Kulbhushan Jadhav?

Panellists on the recent India legal show discussed the options available at hand The death sentence awarded to former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by a...
(L-R) A TV grab shows a Kashmiri youth assaulting a CRPF Jawan; a Kashmiri man tied to the hood of an army jeep as ‘protection’

Unfrozen Turbulence

Only someone who has travelled in Kashmir can understand the enormity of the disaster unfolding in the Valley  ~By Dilip Bobb Two videos that have gone...
PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

~By Inderjit Badhwar Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be the last man to be in the line of fire in the continuing war—covert and overt—between India...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, at Raiwind, in Pakistan on December 25, 2015. Photo: PIB

Indus Watershed

In a surprising U-turn, Modi government decides to hold talks with Pakistan on the Indus Water Commission ~By Seema Guha In a break from its...
This majestic property bequeathed by Raja Mohammed Amir Mohammad Khan of Mahumudabad in UP is under a cloud

Enemy Property Act: Controversial Ordinance

Thousands of Muslims could lose the property inherited from their ancestors who moved to Pakistan under a new ordinance issued by the government ~By Ramesh...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in June 2016. Photo: UNI

Indo-Russian ties: the cool down period

The traditional friendship between India and Russia has developed wrinkles, thanks to Moscow’s growing closeness to Pakistan and China ~By Seema Guha As strategic dynamics...
Aniruddha Rajput; Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Need Procedural Law to Decide Dispute between States: Aniruddha Rajput

At 33, he is the youngest lawyer to have been elected to the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC). ANIRUDDHA RAJPUT, who has practiced...
Tarek Fatah. Photo: Anil Shakya

Cut All Water Ties with Pakistan: Tarek Fatah

Pakistan-born Canadian writer and broadcaster TAREK FATAH is widely acclaimed as well as criticized for his strong anti-Pakistan views. He has openly opposed the...
Illustration: UdayShankar

The Arnab Effect

  By Dilip Bobb   He’s still around but that foppish new hairstyle says that he’s parting ways with Times Now. As he told his colleagues in...

Cyber Mayhem!

It’s estimated that cybercrime will result in global business losses to the tune of $2 trillion in the next two years. It has already...
(L-R) The Taj Hotel up in flames after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks; Soldiers guard near the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in January this year, after an attack on it. Photo: UNI

Isolating the “Mother Ship” of Terrorism

In a move to tighten the screws on Pakistan, a private member’s bill wants our neighbor to be declared a terrorist state in the...
Illustration: UdayShankar

Patriot Games

  By Dilip Bobb   Patriotism, to paraphrase a famous quote, is the last refuge of the politician. In India post-Uri, it has led to a series...
Supreme Court; Kapil Sibal

Appeal to “enduring ethos of the Constitution”

Kapil Sibal says that “seminal” issues are at stake in the interpretation of Section 123 (3) Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In the ongoing arguments before the...
Transgender

Sexual minorities: the long and lonely road

A report on human rights violations on the basis of sexuality and gender identity in South Asia has shown how deep-rooted attitudes continue to...
Naela Quadri Baloch. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Modi is a hero of all oppressed nations: Naela Quadri Baloch

Despite escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following the militant attack on the Uri army base and the surgical strike on terrorist hideouts across...
Firoz Bakht Ahmed’s mother would describe the gory sight of trains from both side of the border during Partition. Photo: YouTube

Why Partition Shouldn’t be Forgotten

A moving account of how two women, one, the wife of Maulana Azad’s nephew, Nooruddin Ahmed, and the other, her sister, preferred India to...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, at Lahore, Pakistan

Indo-Pak ties: Handling a Hot Potato

Despite strident calls for action against our belligerent neighbour, Modi has realized that this is easier said than done. Deft handling and tightening security...
The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman - 1

The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman

Facebook posts and strategic pundits have been obsessed with how best to punish Pakistan for its support to the terrorists’ attack in India, the...
(L-R) Soldiers of the Indian Army take their positions near the site of a gun battle between the Indian security forces and militants on the outskirts of Srinagar (Photo: UNI); Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

Governments have deliberately downgraded the military: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

 At a time when the clouds of war are hovering over India and Pakistan, the armed forces, no doubt, stands united in countering any...
BENGALURU, FEB 21 (UNI) :-Wing Walkers of Breitling aerobatic team performing during the 4th day Aero India 2015 at Yelanhanka Air base in Bengaluru on Saturday. UNI PHOTO -26U

Arms and the Middlemen

Josy Joseph describes the world of defense dealers and how major deals are struck in his book, A Feast of Vultures In modern India, national...
NEW DELHI, AUG 15 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Nation from the rampart of the Red Fort on the occasion of 70th Independence Day celebration in New Delhi on Monday. UNI PHOTO-9u

Balochistan: Taking the Bull by the Horns

Was the PM’s decision to bring up this contentious issue a tactical move to counter Pakistan which has been stoking the flames in Kashmir?...
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a speech at a meeting with Vietnamese and Chinese Communist youths in Hanoi

Beijing’s show of strength

The intemperate and aggressive Chinese reaction to the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration’s verdict that it has no territorial claims in the seas off...
A security personnel stands in front of a closed shops at Amirakadal ascribed by a slongan “Burhan Still alive” a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander who was gunned down in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8 led authorities to clamp Curfew, restrictions in Shehar-e-Khas, down town and parts of Srinagar city following strike call by separatist organisations on the fourth consecutive day

Another Gory Chapter on Kashmir

As Kashmir explodes following the killing of Burhan Wani, it’s time we look back at its history. Each Indian PM has written his own...
Babri Masjid

Was Narasimha Rao responsible for Babri masjid?

Vinay Sitapati recounts the events leading up December 6, 1992, and tries to absolve Prime Minister Narasimha Rao of complicity with right-wing parties in...

Govt’s Land Grab?

The Modi government has promulgated an ordinance that allows it to take over such property even if it has legal heirs who are Indian...

That Drone over my Head!

The global production of drones is expected to soar to $93 billion in the next decade. However, as this industry has no regulations, there...

Terror Trail

The new government has to devise novel strategies to tackle increased militancy in Pakistan and Afghanistan. By Col R Hariharan The recent military funeral of Major Mukund Varadarajan, who...

'Pakistan' - 106 News Results

SC tells Centre to reply on hoisting of green flags within two weeks

SC tells Centre to reply on hoisting of green flags within two weeks

The Supreme Court on Friday granted two weeks to the Centre to reply on the plea of UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman Syed Waseem...
Her Father’s Daughter

Her Father’s Daughter

By Asif Ullah Khan Is Maryam Nawaz, daughter of jailed former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, destined to be another Benazir Bhutto? Pakistan's two most popular...
Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Asif Saeed Khosa

Model courts in Pakistan: A Silent Revolution

Above: Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Asif Saeed Khosa The chief justice of Pakistan has brought in structural and systemic changes in the judicial...
Indian Army soldiers search for suspected militants after a gunbattle in Mohra, Uri Sector, on December 5, 2014/Photo: UNI

“Soft Sacking” Army Commanders: Taken to Task

Above: Indian Army soldiers search for suspected militants after a gunbattle in Mohra, Uri Sector, on December 5, 2014/Photo: UNI The centre’s idea of sending...
The Imran Khan government moved a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Pakistan SC for concealing his overseas properties/Photo: UNI

Pakistan Govt-Judiciary Tussle: Courting Trouble Again

Above: The Imran Khan government moved a case against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Pakistan SC for concealing his overseas properties/Photo: UNI The Pakistan...
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan/Photo: UNI

Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau: Another Frankenstein

Above: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan/Photo: UNI Pakistan’s political establishment has always used it to settle scores, but its roguish behaviour towards the accused has...
PM Narendra Modi greeting the three service chiefs at the 2019 Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath/Photo: PIB

Milking the Armed Forces

Above: PM Narendra Modi greeting the three service chiefs at the 2019 Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath/Photo: PIB The government’s valour-for-votes call is unprecedented and...
A meeting of the United Nations Security Council/ UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Masood Azhar: A Convenient Pawn

Above: A meeting of the United Nations Security Council/ UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe China’s reluctance to declare the JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist is...
BSF jawans keeping vigil at the Attari international border/Photo: UNI

NO! TO JINGOISM. NO! TO COWARDICE

Above: BSF jawans keeping vigil at the Attari international border/Photo: UNI By Inderjit Badhwar Patriotism should be a creed of passion rather than an outlet for...
AG KK Venugopal

AG Venugopal argues investigating Rafale deal not in national interest; SC asks should Bofors...

Attorney General’s dramatic submissions invoking national security and threat of war fail to impress bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi Strident, albeit repetitive, arguments...
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Islamabad HC Rejection of Plea to Stop Abhinandan’s Return Enabled Swift Passage

Hours before Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was returned to India on Friday, an attempt to block his passage back was thwarted by the Islamabad...
The Indus (on the left) meets with Zanskar river at Ladakh. The threat of going back on the Indus Water Treaty is no bogeyman for Pakistan/Photo: Bernard Gagnon/commons.wikimedia.org

IS PARCHING PAKISTAN POSSIBLE?

Above: The Indus (on the left) meets with Zanskar river at Ladakh. The threat of going back on the Indus Water Treaty is no...
Kashmir: Politics of Blackmail?

Kashmir: Politics of Blackmail?

By Inderjit Badhwar Last week’s Pulwama suicide attack on a paramilitary convoy in which 45 soldiers were killed is yet another grim reminder that Kashmir...
A Muslim marriage/Photo: UNI

Nikahnama Amendments: Parting Peacefully

Above: A Muslim marriage/Photo: UNI In a path-breaking move, Pakistan has proposed major amendments in the marriage document which will help in empowering women by...
As “Gesture of Peace”, IAF Pilot To be Sent Back Home Tomorrow: Imran Khan

As “Gesture of Peace”, IAF Pilot To be Sent Back Home Tomorrow: Imran Khan

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released tomorrow as a "gesture of peace", Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan said on Thursday. Addressing the Pakistan Parliament,...
A scene after the Pulwama attack/UNI

Kashmir: India’s Achilles’ Heel

Above: A scene after the Pulwama attack/UNI The horrendous Pulwama killing has caught India napping and shows the need to evolve a holistic strategy to...
Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

While the government has been crying hoarse about retribution for Pakistan, it has ignored the fact that NSA Ajit Doval’s son, Shaurya, is doing...
Pulwama Terror Attack

Pulwama Terror Attack: How India and Pakistan are tackling the imbroglio

After the Pulwama Terror Attack, India and Pakistan diplomatic ties have been severely ruptured even as India’s rhetoric to fight terrorism and Pakistan blame...
Harish-Salve

Jadhav’s Trial In Pakistan Does Not Follow Even Minimum Standards: Harish Salve

The International Court of Justice at The Hague in the Netherlands began hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav that will decide the fate of the...
Kulbhushan Jadhav

Four Day Hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case To Begin In ICJ On Monday

The International Court of Justice in the Dutch city of The Hague will resume hearings in the high-profile Kulbhushan Jadhav case  for four days...

At the Crossroads

Above: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam/Photo: UNI Both the PML (N) and the PPP are in dire straits with the army...

Kartarpur Sahib: Give and Take Policy

Above: Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan/Courtesy: YouTube After the Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan was opened to Indian pilgrims, the Punjab government has proposed a land...

Security: Can India Handle Another 26/11?

Above: Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao (in the middle) and CM Devendra Fadnavis (in blue jacket) paying tributes to martyrs on 26/11/Photo: UNI Even 10 years...

Gilgit-Baltistan: Call of the Mountain

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has directed the government to take a decision on the Gilgit-Baltistan legal and constitutional status. But, as Pakistan governs it directly...

Pak-China Bus Route: The Road Less Travelled

Above: The luxury service between Pakistan and China began early this month/Photo: brecorder.com Protests by India over a new bus service between Lahore and Kashgar...
DELHI DURBAR

DELHI DURBAR

Cross-border Strategy When in doubt, attack Pakistan. The BJP, faced with rising anger from farmers, the unemployed and other sections, has adoped that fail-safe strategy...
Maryam Sharif

Pakistan: Judiciary and Politics

Above: Nawaz Sharif (left) and Maryam Nawaz were jailed for alleged corruption/Photo: UNI With the courts ordering the release of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter,...
Musharraf with Rajshri Rai at his Dubai apartment

Back to the Future

Above: Musharraf with Rajshri Rai at his Dubai apartment Newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his desire for a peaceful resolution of...
Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State

There is now considerable confusion about who really qualify as Enemies of the State. It used to be masked terrorists, armed Maoists, insurgents in...
PTI leader Imran Khan’s ascent to prime ministership is perceived as a selection by the army brass

Pakistan Poll Results: Imran’s New Innings

Above: PTI leader Imran Khan’s ascent to prime ministership is perceived as a selection by the army brass As Pakistan’s new leader, his remarks on...
Satire: The Great Indian TV Debate on Pakistan Elections

Officer’s Choice

By Dilip Bobb At some easily identifiable Indian television channels, coverage of Pakistan always ranges between hysterical and hyper-national, and oftentimes incoherent. Which is why...
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam on an Etihad Airways flight on the way to Lahore/Photo: Twitter

Nawaz Sharif’s Dilemma: On the Edge

Above: Nawaz Sharif and Maryam on an Etihad Airways flight on the way to Lahore/Photo: Twitter Pakistan’s forthcoming elections are, in essence, a political verdict...
10-yr jail term for Ex Pak PM Nawaz Sharif in case linked to Panama Papers

10-yr jail term for Ex Pak PM Nawaz Sharif in case linked to Panama...

Pakistan’s Accountability court announces 10 year jail term for Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam granted 7 year term, her husband to serve 1 year in...
“The Army knows what is to be done, and when, in J&K”

“The Army knows what is to be done, and when, in J&K”

As Chief of Army Staff from 2010 to 2012, GENERAL VK SINGH had laid the roadmap for transformation of the army into a lean...
Delhi HC orders JNU not to take any coercive steps against Kanhaiya Kumar till next hearing

Indian diplomat, jailed for transferring information to Pakistan, gets bail

Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta, who was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined Rs 25,000 for transferring intelligence information to a Pakistani intelligence agency,...
Sikh pilgrims at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh mausoleum in Lahore/Photo: UNI

Indo-Pak Stalemate: Testy Ties

Above: Sikh pilgrims at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh mausoleum in Lahore/Photo: UNI India and Pakistan continue to have frosty relations as visiting Sikh pilgrims in...
Pak Supreme Court imposes life ban on Nawaz Sharif from elections, public office

Pak Supreme Court imposes life ban on Nawaz Sharif from elections, public office

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, under investigation in the Panama Papers case, has suffered another major setback from the Pakistani Supreme Court. News...
Sedition case hearing against Manishankar Aiyar now on May 4

Sedition case hearing against Manishankar Aiyar now on May 4

Above: Manishankar Aiyar The Saket District Court on Saturday (April 7) adjourned the hearing on a complaint which sought the lodging of a sedition case...
MAKE IN INDIA BITES THE DUST IN MODI GOVERNMENT

MAKE IN INDIA BITES THE DUST

By Inderjit Badhwar Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative has been a bit of a flop. The defence sector, anointed as the lead...

“Harmony between Religions is Crucial in Achieving World Peace”

Above: (L-R) Kamal Haq, John Dayal, KK Sinha, Leher Sethi, retired Major Gen Shashi Asthana, APN Editor-in-Chief Rajshri Rai, BN Nanda, Choi Jung-Min, senior...
Policy shift after Sharif’s departure: Pak agrees to send more troops to Saudi Arabia, might soon get involved in Yemeni conflict

Policy shift after Sharif’s departure: Pak agrees to send more troops to Saudi Arabia,...

Above:  Army soldiers wave their weapons next to a car belonging to al Qaeda militants, destroyed during fighting, in the southeastern Yemeni province of...
Asma Jahangir/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia

The ‘Little’ Heroine

Above: Asma Jahangir/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s frontline warrior for human rights passed away last week. Dilip Bobb recalls his encounters with the...
Indo-Pak Ties: Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Above: Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman laying a wreath on the mortal remains of Captain Kapil Kundu killed on February 4, 2018 along...
Gen Bipin Rawat’s comment stirs a hornet’s nest in Pakistan

Gen Bipin Rawat’s comment stirs a hornet’s nest in Pakistan

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s recent comments have, expectedly, not gone down well in Pakistan. At least one lading Pakistani daily has come...
Pak journalist escapes abduction bid

Pak journalist escapes abduction bid

Journalism in Pakistan is getting scarier and scarier.  On Wednesday a Pakistani journalist, known for criticising his country's military establishment, announced on social media...
Ill-treatment of Jadhav’s family in Pak: Swaraj says India will take this to the ICJ

Ill-treatment of Jadhav’s family in Pak: Swaraj says India will take this to the...

Above: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (inset) Kulbhushan Jadhav All members of both houses in rare agreement, MPs chant “Pakistan murdabad” The treatment meted out to...
Uproar in Parliament over ill-treatment of Jadhav’s kin in Pak, remarks of Hegde

Uproar in Parliament over ill-treatment of Jadhav’s kin in Pak, remarks of Hegde

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 pm amid ruckus, Sushma Swaraj says she will make a statement in Parliament on Thursday about Jadhav’s meeting For the seventh...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Above: Kulbhushan Jadhav Finally, Indian prisoner in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav, got to meet his mother and his wife and they spoke across a glass...
Hafiz Saeed is showered with flower petals as he walks to court before his release order. Photo: UNI

Hafiz Saeed walks free from house arrest, says will work for Kashmir’s “freedom”

Above: Hafiz Saeed is showered with flower petals as he walks to court before his release order. Photo: UNI Two days after the Pakistan’s Lahore...
Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan softens stance on Kulbhushan Jadhav; allows his wife to meet him

Above: Kulbhushan Jadhav The Pakistan has softened its stance on Kulbhushan Jadhav. It has allowed Jadhav’s wife to meet him. However, media reports quoted Indian...
Osama-Bin-Laden

Osama and his ‘Indian Connection’

Above: Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden closely followed developments in Kashmir and the trial of Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley in the 26/11 Mumbai...
(Left) Farooq Abdullah and Dineshwar Sharma

Farooq Abdullah says interlocutor should talk to Pak also to resolve the crisis

Above: (Left) Farooq Abdullah and Dineshwar Sharma    In an interesting shift from its hard-line stance on Kashmir, the BJP has now decided to resolve...
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Photo: PIB

A New World Axis

Above: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Photo: PIB As America transfers high-end military technology to India, it...
Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed threatens to sue minister for Rs 100 mn for calling him a...

Above: Hafiz Saeed, head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa organisation and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), gestures as he addresses supporters during a protest in Lahore (file...
Musharraf also claimed that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was carried out in collusion with a ‘senior and important public figure in Afghanistan’, who he refused to name. Photo: UNI

Asif Ali Zardari plotted Benazir assassination, claims Pervez Musharraf

Above: Musharraf also claimed that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was carried out in collusion with a ‘senior and important public figure in Afghanistan’,...
Nawaz sharif

Nawaz Sharif summoned by anti-graft court in Pakistan

Former Pakistan prime minister—who was asked to quit from office by the country's Supreme Court in July—and his children were summoned by an anti-graft...
AFGHANISTAN: WILL TRUMP WALK THE TALK?

AFGHANISTAN: WILL TRUMP WALK THE TALK?

~By Inderjit Badhwar Washington DC: President Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed “new” Afghanistan policy is old wine in new bottles. It is more an effort to...
Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Pakistan’s judiciary: A Handmaiden of the Army?

Above: Pakistan’s Supreme Court While Pakistanis are celebrating the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, questions are being raised whether the powerful army is using...
US-Pak ties: A Rap on the Knuckles

US-Pak ties: A Rap on the Knuckles

Above: Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif (left) gets a rebuff from US President Donald Trump (right). Photos: UNI Though the Trump Administration has blocked $350 million aid...
Nawaz Sharif

Panama Papers case: Pakistani SC orders Nawaz Sharif out of office

Above: The Supreme Court of Pakistan said that Nawaz Sharif was unfit to hold office, as he had been dishonest to Parliament. Photo: UNI Wonder...
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Govt’s Kashmir Policy: When Soft Power Was the Bullet…

Even as the centre gropes for a coherent policy to tackle exploding Kashmir, it can learn lessons from former PM Narasimha Rao’s diplomacy which...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pak again denies consular access to Jadhav, says he is not a civilian

Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Sunday (July 2), while again refusing India’s request for consular access to Indian ex-naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, said that it...
US endorses India’s stand on Belt and Road initiative

US endorses India’s stand on Belt and Road initiative

Above:  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the President of United States of America, Donald J Trump at the Joint Press Statement, at White House,...
Jadhav’s ‘confessional video’ a “farce”, says India

Jadhav’s ‘confessional video’ a “farce”, says India

Realizing that the objectionable coercive methods adopted by Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case was to try and queer India’s legal pitch at the...
The Pakistan team with the Champions Trophy 2017 after walloping India. Photo: UNI

15 in MP booked on sedition charges for supporting Pak in cricket

Fifteen youngsters of a certain community have been arrested by the police in Madhya Pradesh and charged with sedition because they allegedly cheered Pakistan...
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. Photo: UNI

Sharif picks political gains from Panama Papers probe

While replying to questions on June 15 by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing his family’s offshore properties—exposed by the so-called Panama Papers—Pakistan Prime Minister...
Picture Courtesy: UNI

Mystery Deepens After ISIS Claims that it Killed the Chinese Teachers Because They Were...

~By Sujit Bhar There is a new twist to the tale of the two missing Chinese language teachers kidnapped from the Balochistan region of Pakistan...
Election Commission of India. Photo: Anil Shakya

The ECI feels so threatened that it now wants powers of contempt

The direct fallout of the EVM controversy, in which the Election Commission of India (ECI) was forced to do a face-saving ‘EVM Challenge’—one that...
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Photo: UNI

Killing of Chinese teachers in Balochistan: Deal with the corrupt ISI has its cost

ISIS may have claimed that they kidnapped and murdered the two teachers, but their security was to be ensured by Pakistani forces By Sujit Bhar Early...
Kulbhushan Jadav

Pakistan AG to submit names of 3 judges in Kulbhusan Jadhav matter

According to a Pakistani newspaper, the Pakistani attorney general Ashtar Ausaf Ali is planning to reveal three names today of ad-hoc judges to international...
Jadhav Execution: Pak to Send its Attorney General to ICJ for Next Hearing

Jadhav Execution: Pak to Send its Attorney General to ICJ for Next Hearing

Pakistan, has inadvertently accepted defeat in the Kulbhusan Jadhav case where the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had, on May 18, stayed the execution...
Judges at the International Court of Justice during Jadhav’s hearing. Photo: CIJ_ICJ/twitter

A Foot in the Door

Though the Kulbhushan Jadhav case has been propelled to the international stage and India has won the first round, there is uncertainty over whether...

The Driving Force

  By Dilip Bobb   The Narendra Modi government completes three years in office and, according to surveys conducted by a little-known organisation called Local Circle, a...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan needs to apprise ICJ on steps taken to implement Jadhav order

Bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan doesn’t take away its jurisdiction, says ICJ The court recognized the possibility that Jadhav could be hanged by Pakistan...
Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the Court. Photo: UN Photo/ICJ-CIJ/Frank van Beek

ICJ Stays Execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled on Thursday that Kulbhushan Jadhav shall not be executed until the case...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan will not comply with ICJ order

By Sujit Bhar While the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has decided to hold public hearings on May 15 regarding India’s complaint against Pakistan...
The Ultimate Test for Being Just

The Ultimate Test for Being Just

Can India and Pakistan be fair to suspects of espionage and terrorism from the other country?   ~By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The basis of India’s argument...
ICJ Stays Jadhav Hanging

ICJ Stays Jadhav Hanging

India earned an international victory on Tuesday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, stayed the hanging of former Indian navy officer Kulbhusan...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Saving Kulbhushan Jadhav

A joint Indo-Pak peoples’ initiative spearheaded by lawyers has been launched to save the officer from the gallows of our neighbour. Is it possible...
Tearful meeting with mother and wife for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Deep State “Justice”

Death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian naval officer by a military court, is just a pawn being used by Pak to strengthen...
India Legal show; Photo Credit: Anil Shakya

Can India save Kulbhushan Jadhav?

Panellists on the recent India legal show discussed the options available at hand The death sentence awarded to former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by a...
(L-R) A TV grab shows a Kashmiri youth assaulting a CRPF Jawan; a Kashmiri man tied to the hood of an army jeep as ‘protection’

Unfrozen Turbulence

Only someone who has travelled in Kashmir can understand the enormity of the disaster unfolding in the Valley  ~By Dilip Bobb Two videos that have gone...
PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

~By Inderjit Badhwar Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be the last man to be in the line of fire in the continuing war—covert and overt—between India...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, at Raiwind, in Pakistan on December 25, 2015. Photo: PIB

Indus Watershed

In a surprising U-turn, Modi government decides to hold talks with Pakistan on the Indus Water Commission ~By Seema Guha In a break from its...
This majestic property bequeathed by Raja Mohammed Amir Mohammad Khan of Mahumudabad in UP is under a cloud

Enemy Property Act: Controversial Ordinance

Thousands of Muslims could lose the property inherited from their ancestors who moved to Pakistan under a new ordinance issued by the government ~By Ramesh...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Vladimir Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in June 2016. Photo: UNI

Indo-Russian ties: the cool down period

The traditional friendship between India and Russia has developed wrinkles, thanks to Moscow’s growing closeness to Pakistan and China ~By Seema Guha As strategic dynamics...
Aniruddha Rajput; Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Need Procedural Law to Decide Dispute between States: Aniruddha Rajput

At 33, he is the youngest lawyer to have been elected to the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC). ANIRUDDHA RAJPUT, who has practiced...
Tarek Fatah. Photo: Anil Shakya

Cut All Water Ties with Pakistan: Tarek Fatah

Pakistan-born Canadian writer and broadcaster TAREK FATAH is widely acclaimed as well as criticized for his strong anti-Pakistan views. He has openly opposed the...
Illustration: UdayShankar

The Arnab Effect

  By Dilip Bobb   He’s still around but that foppish new hairstyle says that he’s parting ways with Times Now. As he told his colleagues in...

Cyber Mayhem!

It’s estimated that cybercrime will result in global business losses to the tune of $2 trillion in the next two years. It has already...
(L-R) The Taj Hotel up in flames after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks; Soldiers guard near the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot in January this year, after an attack on it. Photo: UNI

Isolating the “Mother Ship” of Terrorism

In a move to tighten the screws on Pakistan, a private member’s bill wants our neighbor to be declared a terrorist state in the...
Illustration: UdayShankar

Patriot Games

  By Dilip Bobb   Patriotism, to paraphrase a famous quote, is the last refuge of the politician. In India post-Uri, it has led to a series...
Supreme Court; Kapil Sibal

Appeal to “enduring ethos of the Constitution”

Kapil Sibal says that “seminal” issues are at stake in the interpretation of Section 123 (3) Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In the ongoing arguments before the...
Transgender

Sexual minorities: the long and lonely road

A report on human rights violations on the basis of sexuality and gender identity in South Asia has shown how deep-rooted attitudes continue to...
Naela Quadri Baloch. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Modi is a hero of all oppressed nations: Naela Quadri Baloch

Despite escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following the militant attack on the Uri army base and the surgical strike on terrorist hideouts across...
Firoz Bakht Ahmed’s mother would describe the gory sight of trains from both side of the border during Partition. Photo: YouTube

Why Partition Shouldn’t be Forgotten

A moving account of how two women, one, the wife of Maulana Azad’s nephew, Nooruddin Ahmed, and the other, her sister, preferred India to...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, at Lahore, Pakistan

Indo-Pak ties: Handling a Hot Potato

Despite strident calls for action against our belligerent neighbour, Modi has realized that this is easier said than done. Deft handling and tightening security...
The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman - 1

The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman

Facebook posts and strategic pundits have been obsessed with how best to punish Pakistan for its support to the terrorists’ attack in India, the...
(L-R) Soldiers of the Indian Army take their positions near the site of a gun battle between the Indian security forces and militants on the outskirts of Srinagar (Photo: UNI); Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

Governments have deliberately downgraded the military: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

 At a time when the clouds of war are hovering over India and Pakistan, the armed forces, no doubt, stands united in countering any...
BENGALURU, FEB 21 (UNI) :-Wing Walkers of Breitling aerobatic team performing during the 4th day Aero India 2015 at Yelanhanka Air base in Bengaluru on Saturday. UNI PHOTO -26U

Arms and the Middlemen

Josy Joseph describes the world of defense dealers and how major deals are struck in his book, A Feast of Vultures In modern India, national...
NEW DELHI, AUG 15 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Nation from the rampart of the Red Fort on the occasion of 70th Independence Day celebration in New Delhi on Monday. UNI PHOTO-9u

Balochistan: Taking the Bull by the Horns

Was the PM’s decision to bring up this contentious issue a tactical move to counter Pakistan which has been stoking the flames in Kashmir?...
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a speech at a meeting with Vietnamese and Chinese Communist youths in Hanoi

Beijing’s show of strength

The intemperate and aggressive Chinese reaction to the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration’s verdict that it has no territorial claims in the seas off...
A security personnel stands in front of a closed shops at Amirakadal ascribed by a slongan “Burhan Still alive” a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander who was gunned down in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8 led authorities to clamp Curfew, restrictions in Shehar-e-Khas, down town and parts of Srinagar city following strike call by separatist organisations on the fourth consecutive day

Another Gory Chapter on Kashmir

As Kashmir explodes following the killing of Burhan Wani, it’s time we look back at its history. Each Indian PM has written his own...
Babri Masjid

Was Narasimha Rao responsible for Babri masjid?

Vinay Sitapati recounts the events leading up December 6, 1992, and tries to absolve Prime Minister Narasimha Rao of complicity with right-wing parties in...

Govt’s Land Grab?

The Modi government has promulgated an ordinance that allows it to take over such property even if it has legal heirs who are Indian...

Terror Trail

The new government has to devise novel strategies to tackle increased militancy in Pakistan and Afghanistan. By Col R Hariharan The recent military funeral of Major Mukund Varadarajan, who...

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