Mulayam Singh’s Firing

Masoom Moradabadi,

Launching a book on himself the leader of Samajwadi Party Mulayam Singh Yadav has said that he was definitely sorry for the firing on Karsevaks ordered by him in 1990 but, he said, for the sake of the unity of the country if it had taken 30 lives, instead of 16, even then he would not have held back.

कश्मीर मसले पर फर्जी खबरें भेजने के दबाव में पत्रकार नसीर अहमद ने IBN-7 से दिया इस्‍तीफा

पिछले दो साल से आइबीएन-7 में ब्‍यूरो प्रमुख रहे कश्‍मीर के सबसे पुराने टीवी पत्रकारों में एक नसीर अहमद ने 29 अगस्‍त को संस्‍थान से यह कहते हुए इस्‍तीफा दे दिया कि पत्रकारिता करने की जगह उनके ऊपर फर्जी खबरें चलाने का दबाव संपादकों की ओर से बनाया जा रहा है. उन्‍होंने एचआर को भेजे अपने इस्‍तीफे में उन ख़बरों को भी गिनवाया है जिन्‍हें संस्‍थान ने प्रसारित नहीं किया.

Is all lost for Mehbooba Mufti and her party?

By Sheikh Qayoom

The trail of death and destruction left behind by nearly four weeks of unrest in the Kashmir Valley has dealt a serious blow to the political base of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The worst affected south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam -- the political bastion of the PDP -- have turned into the party's Waterloo.

Affected by hail, Himachal apples await better days

By Vishal Gulati

Shimla : Small and less succulent, the apples from Himachal Pradesh this year have been quite a disappointment. Experts, however, say that things will change for the better after the mid-September harvest.

"This time there was widespread and abnormally high damage to all stone fruit crops (apricots, peaches, etc.), as well as the apple, because of hailstorms in April and May when the fruit was in the development stage," S.P. Bhardwaj, a former Joint Director at the Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, told IANS.

भारत और पाकिस्तान के बीच युद्ध क्या मुमकिन है?

अनिल मिश्र

अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी के ‘स्मृति’ बनने का इंतज़ार करते छत्तीसगढ़ के ‘अटल स्तंभ’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

बस्तर(छत्तीसगढ़): बस्तर में जगह-जगह आपको ऐसे कई स्तंभ नज़र आएंगे, जो छत्तीसगढ़ में ‘अटल चौक’ के नाम से जाने जाते हैं. यह अटल चौक छत्तीसगढ़ की लगभग हर पंचायत में बना है.

दरअसल अटल चौक छत्तीसगढ़ की हर पंचायत में इसलिए बनाया गया है कि ताकि यहां रहने वाले लोगों के ज़ेहन में हमेशा यह बात ताज़ा रहे कि छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य निर्माण में पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी की भूमिका सबसे अहम रही है.

गौरक्षा, दलित उत्पीड़न और धर्म परिवर्तन : बुरे हाल में मध्य प्रदेश

जावेद अनीस

In rural India, less to eat than 40 years ago

By Pavitra Mohan

As India's 70th year of Independence begins, widespread progress is evident, but in rural India, where 833 million Indians (70 per cent) live, people are consuming fewer nutrients than are required to stay healthy, according to a National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) survey.

On an average, compared to 1975-1979, a rural Indian now consumes 550 fewer calories -- and 13 gm protein, 5 mg iron, 250 mg calcium and about 500 mg vitamin A lesser than they used to.

The 'Belcha': Allama Mashriqi’s powerful symbol for the Khaksar Tehrik

“We have Spade as our symbol…Spade is another sign of humility and our carrying it on our shoulders shows that we are out to proclaim to the world the dignity of labour. Spade levels up the ground. We are here to level up all society! A rich man with a spade considers that he has come down a bit to meet his poor brother. A poor man with a spade thinks that he has got a powerful weapon to strengthen him. Spade in this movement has worked wonders indeed! [translated from Urdu]”
Allama Mashriqi, All Faiths Conference, 1938

India warns against terrorists getting nukes, says nations responsible to prevent it

By Arul Louis

United Nations : India has warned of the "catastrophic dangers" of terrorists getting weapons of mass destruction and said that nations have a responsibility to prevent nuclear material from falling into their hands.

Speaking at the UN Security Council debate on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) on Tuesday, India's Deputy Permanent Representative Tanmaya Lal said: "We are fully cognizant of the catastrophic dangers that the transfer of Weapons of Mass Destruction to non-State actors and terrorists could entail."