No progress in bringing back Kashmiri Pandits to state: Omar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said one more year had passed but no progress had been made in bringing back displaced Kashmiri Pandits to the state.

"Another year passes with no further progress in bringing back the displaced Kashmiri Pandits. Words sound even more hollow," he said in a tweet.

"Much was expected of the current government where all others were accused of paying only lip service but nothing changed.

Nature and our greed

World Enviorenment Day in Kashmir

By Fatima Zehra for


A letter to Rohith Vemula from a young Muslim

Mahtab Alam for

Dear Rohith,

Minority status will not help Muslims but may open Pandora's box

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed

Since the government has done away with the minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), a debate has set in for and against the minority character and reservations.

Recently, at a conference at Delhi's Constitution Club, one heard several so-called Muslim leaders very generously voicing their lip-service concerning the minority character of AMU. It reminded one of the saying that way to hell is paved with good intentions.

Woman who threw ink at Kejriwal sent to police custody

New Delhi: A court here on Monday remanded in one-day police custody a woman who threw ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a public gathering here on Sunday.

Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar allowed Delhi Police to quiz Bhawna Arora, a woman from the Aam Aadmi Party's breakaway group in Punjab, till Tuesday.

Arora was arrested on Monday after she threw ink at Kejriwal, alleging a "CNG scam" in the AAP government. Sh, however, missed him. The incident took place at an event held here to mark the "success" of the odd-even traffic restriction scheme.

Delhi HC notice on school management quota issue

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the city government on a petition questioning its decision to scrap management quota in nursery admissions in private schools.

Justice Manmohan sought response from the Delhi government and its education department by January 25 and posted the matter for hearing on January 28.

Saying the government can't take away the "autonomy of private schools", the court said parents shall fill the nursery admission forms as per the criteria prescribed by the schools, but it will be subject to the final outcome of the case.

Hyderabad incident is a result of a systemic attack on Dalit Intelligentsia

By R Ravi Kumar for

By the time you read this article, most of you would have come to know about the death of Rohith Vemula, the Dalit student who was one among five Dalit scholars expelled by the administration of the University of Hyderabad.

We shall not see this incident in isolation. Let me explain, in brief, what triggered the series of events in HCU.

BJP MP Vinay Katiyar detained in Kanpur

Lucknow: Senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar was detained in Kanpur on Monday while heading towards Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur town where communal violence broke out last week.

Officials said Katiyar has been put under preventive detention and taken to the Kanpur circuit house as the district administration felt his visit to the violence-hit town could foment trouble.

Sharply reacting to his detention, the Rajya Sabha member accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) government of Uttar Pradesh of trying to muzzle democracy.

Akbar Jehan: An Intimate History of Kashmir

By Masood Raja

Khan, Nyla Ali. The Life of a Kashmiri Woman: Dialectic of Resistance and Accommodation. New York: Palgrave Pivot.

Congress-Left alliance inevitable to defeat Mamata: West Bengal Congress leader O P Mishra

By Anurag Dey

Kolkata: With the West Bengal assembly elections around three months away, a majority of state Congress leaders have been harping on the need for an electoral alliance with the Left Front to take on the ruling Trinamool Congress.

State Congress general secretary Om Prakash Mishra, who has done a detailed analysis of the vote and seat projections for the 2016 assembly polls, asserts that only a Congress-Left combine can defeat the Trinamool.