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215 killed, around 500 injured as blasts hit churches, luxury hotels on Easter in Sri Lanka

215 killed, around 500 injured as blasts hit churches, luxury hotels on Easter in Sri Lanka

Colombo: A string of eight devastating blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 215 people and shattering a decade of peace in the island nation since the end of the brutal civil war with the LTTE. The blasts – one of the deadliest […]

JK Governor expresses shock over blasts in Sri Lanka

JK Governor expresses shock over blasts in Sri Lanka

  Jammu, Apr 21 : Governor Satya Pal Malik strongly condemned the blasts in Sri Lanka. In a message, Governor has expressed shock and anguish over the serial blasts at Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka in which innocent lives were lost, and many were injured. We stand in solidarity with the people of Sri […]

Militant killed in Watergam buried in Baramulla

Militant killed in Watergam buried in Baramulla

Suhail Khan Srinagar, April 20 : A militant who was killed on Friday late night in an encounter with government forces at Watergam area of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has not been identified so far and was buried in Gantamullah area on Saturday evening. Reports reaching GNS said that the militant’s body was handed […]

Amid fear of harassment outside, students, parents demand NEET centres in Kashmir

Amid fear of harassment outside, students, parents demand NEET centres in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 20 : With fear of recent thrashing and harassment to the Kashmiris lurking in their minds, students and their parents urged governor administration to take up the issue with the government of India and ensure centres for NEET examination are set up in Kashmir Valley. Owais Aziz Wani, a resident of Muqami-e-Shahwali Kupwara, […]

Imran Khan wants peace and dialogue. Engaging Pakistan is in India’s interest

Imran Khan wants peace and dialogue. Engaging Pakistan is in India’s interest

Prime Minister Imran Khan wants peace and wants to talk. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not talk till after he has won the next election. This will make Pakistan retreat to its reflex of “brave defiance”, as both kill each other’s civilians on the Line of Control through senseless firing. India is under the spell […]

Supply of arms, clandestine trade of drugs, others among main reasons of cross LoC trade suspension: MHA

Supply of arms, clandestine trade of drugs, others among main reasons of cross LoC trade suspension: MHA

Srinagar, Apr 19 : A day after cross LOC trade was suspended, the Ministry of home Affairs Department of Jammu and Kashmir Affairs Friday issued a detailed statement regarding the suspension, saying infiltration of third party goods, channeling funds for terror, clandestine trade of drugs, supply of Arms to support militants in the valley and […]

Kashmir, Pulwama, and Pakistan: Navigating Islam and Citizenship in India

Kashmir, Pulwama, and Pakistan: Navigating Islam and Citizenship in India

By Aman Madan and Hari Prasad On February 14 this year, a car bomb struck a convoy of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force in Pulwama, Kashmir, claiming nearly 50 lives. While much of the international news coverage focused on geopolitics, the attack at Pulwama represents yet another data point in the larger history of contested Muslim citizenship […]

I Read the Quran to Learn About Terrorist Beliefs But Ended Up Becoming Muslim

I Read the Quran to Learn About Terrorist Beliefs But Ended Up Becoming Muslim

Jennifer R Williams If you were to pass me on the street, you would never suspect I’m a Muslim: I don’t wear hijab. I have platinum blonde hair and blue eyes. And I am heavily tattooed. I grew up in Texas and was raised Southern Baptist. I use the word “y’all” a lot—and not ironically. […]

Used as ‘human shield’ last time Srinagar voted to elect MP, Dar now on poll duty

Used as ‘human shield’ last time Srinagar voted to elect MP, Dar now on poll duty

Nearly two years ago, when Srinagar voted in a Lok Sabha bypoll, Farooq Ahmed Dar was used as a ‘human shield’ to ensure safe passage for army jawans as they came under intense stone-pelting, but now he finds himself posted on election duty. “Farooq Ahmad Dar is working on consolidated terms as sweeper in the […]

India drops down on World Press Freedom Index

India drops down on World Press Freedom Index

India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis released on Thursday, with the lead up to the ongoing Indian general elections flagged as a particularly dangerous time for journalists. The World Press Freedom Index 2019′, topped by […]

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OPINION

The Difficult Task Of Translating Aspects Of The Indian Ethos

Mini Krishnan It’s almost impossible to translate many Indian experiences and similes In the opening paragraph of his booklet, India Writes, Udaya Narayana Singh describes an email he received from Germany. The sender declared that he knew friends who had studied Korean and Chinese, but that he himself would like to study Indian. Could Udaya […]