'Surgical strike' needed on dengue, chikungunya

By Rajat Arora

The "surgical strike" on the terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir has been considered a mature and unrivalled move by the Indian Army. For a country that is able to handle terrorists brilliantly, shouldn't handling mosquitoes be only child's play?

Protests of Sri Lankan Tamils must not be dismissed as extremism

By Dharsha Jegatheeswaran and Gajen Mahendra for

All pictures courtesy Tamil Guardian

एक फिल्म जो कैराना की असल हकीक़त दिखाती है

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी/ दिल्ली: बीते चार महीनों में पश्चिमी उत्तर प्रदेश के जिले कैराना का नाम साम्प्रदायिकता के नए गढ़ के रूप में कई बार उछाला गया है. सबसे पहले तो हुकुम सिंह के कथित पलायित लोगों की सूची से इस कस्बे का नाम लोगों ने जाना.

Follow the Gandhian path to overcome intolerance

By Anil K. Rajvanshi

A whole book can be written on how Mahatma Gandhi's ideas are relevant today. He was a visionary and possessed a very powerful mind and hence thought deeply and wrote on basic human issues and problems facing India in those times. Those issues are as relevant today as they were in his time.

I will touch on the area of intolerance which is dividing our society and tearing into our social fabric and show how Gandhi's teachings can help us.

Triple Talaq: Turning a mole hill into a mountain

By Moin Qazi for

O People, it is true that you have certain rights over your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God’s trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Treat your women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers.

Farewell sermon of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

It's not war yet, but Punjab border villages face war-like situation

By Jaideep Sarin

Amritsar : There has been no gunfire, no alert sirens and no fighter jets dropping bombs. It is not war time yet but tens of thousands of villagers in Punjab's border belt with Pakistan are already experiencing a war-like situation.

Over 400,000 people in Punjab's border belt, comprising Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Fazilka districts, have been evacuated from their homes to "safer areas".

Ladakh, where Buddhist spirituality, culture reign supreme

By Vishal Gulati

Ladakh -- once the hub of the ancient Silk Route -- is aptly described as a place where Buddhist spirituality and its ancient culture reign supreme amidst virgin nature.

It's a cold desert in northern India, dotted by tiny hamlets spread over the Himalayan peaks adjoining Tibet, where one can simultaneously have a close brush with sunburn and frostbite in summer.

Why Bihar can treat only 0.3% of its malnourished children

By Shashank Srikant & Nishant Ojha

Of 5 million malnourished children under five in Bihar, no more than 0.3 per cent, or one in 340 -- at best -- can be treated at the state's 38 nutrition rehabilitation centres (NRCs), the first line of primary care against a condition that can permanently inhibit future potential in a region with India's youngest population.

Dutch companies producing garments in India often pay less than minimum wage: Study

By TCN News,

क्या शहादत की आड़ में सेना की जवाबदेही तय नहीं होगी?

नैय्यर इमाम सिद्दीक़ी

18 सितम्बर 2016 को उत्तरी कश्मीर के 'उड़ी' में भारतीय सेना के एक कैम्प पर हुई आतंकी घटना पिछले डेढ़ दशक में सेना पर हुई सबसे बड़ी आतंकी कार्रवाई है, जिसमें 18 सैनिक शहीद हुए. इससे पहले कश्मीर के कालूचक में 14 मई 2002 को हुए आतंकी हमले में सेना के 22 जवान शहीद हुए थे. सेना पर हुए इन दोनों बड़े हमलों के वक़्त केंद्र में NDA की सरकार रही है, जिसका रुख यूं तो आतंकवाद को लेकर तो 'बहुत कठोर' है मगर हमले की कड़ी निंदा करने, पाकिस्तान पर आरोप लगाने और उसे सबूत सौंपने के अलावा इस सरकार ने कुछ ख़ास नहीं किया है.