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PAK-US ties in light of the recent developments!

PAK-US ties in light of the recent developments!

Ever since the recent visit of Pakistan Prime Minister to the United States concluded, there is a heated debate going on regarding the future prospects of the relationship between the two countries. A constant challenge for the US-Pakistan relations is the lack of trust between the two nations even though the two countries enjoyed a […]

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TRAL AND ITS UNADDRESSED DEMANDS

TRAL AND ITS UNADDRESSED DEMANDS

IS Anybody Listening?

BY: Aajaz Dar Kashmir, a name that is no alien in any part of the world. Known for its scenic beauty, snow capped mountains, green meadows, lush green forests, gushing waters, and breezy weather, Kashmir has always been a major tourist fantasy for millions around the world. If , it doesn’t tantamount to exaggeration, Tral […]

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Mainstream politicians need to do some introspection

Mainstream politicians need to do some introspection

By: Shafqat Shafi Former chief minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Friday (July 26) warned people against boycotting the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, saying that the boycott will help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “If the trend of Parliamentary polls continues in the Assembly elections, then there will be a BJP […]

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Pakistan & Kashmir Militancy – A Reality Check

Pakistan & Kashmir Militancy – A Reality Check

BY: H. Iftikhar There is a wide spread feeling among the people of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) that Pakistan establishment has started distancing from militancy in Kashmir. Though the country may have various reasons to do so, Balakot air strike by Indian Air Force is seen by locals as major factor. Though Pakistan government has […]

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Drug menace – silence is to be broken

Drug menace – silence is to be broken

Not a single day passes in Jammu and Kashmir without a few drug-traffickers being arrested and contraband substances seized. Brown Sugar, Heroin, ‘Charas’ — these figure in every evening bulletin of J&K Police. Though there are no follow-up details available, nevertheless arrests are made and made very frequently. Drug abuse and drug trafficking has reached […]

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Talking human rights

Talking human rights

By: Shafqat Shafi The 43-page report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), released on July 8, 2019, has raised serious concerns about abuses by state security forces and armed groups in both Indian and Pakistan parts of Kashmir. The UNHCHR in its report has said that both India and […]

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Exodus in Democracy

Exodus in Democracy

By: Kalhan Koul Kashmir imbroglio continues. Subject specialists are born overnight in deluxe suits of Delhi and experts come as well as perish with seasons. Treatment without diagnosis remains a catastrophe as high cost adventures end up in a mess and turn to be fatal misadventures. Brave hearts lay supreme sacrifices while innocents are killed […]

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Amit Shah makes interesting points

Amit Shah makes interesting points

Insaniyat, Jamhoriyat, Kashmiriyat…

By: Shafqat Shafi President’s rule has been extended for six more months in Jammu and Kashmir. The extension was approved by the Lok Sabha on Friday amid a fiery debate over democracy and other related issues vis-à-vis the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The extension of president’s rule was on the expected lines as the […]

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 ‘Back to Villages’- A unique Opportunity to infuse life in dead Panchyats!

 ‘Back to Villages’- A unique Opportunity to infuse life in dead Panchyats!

By: Umar Firdous Ahmad Back to Village programme has its roots in the Nepal’s Panchyat regime from 1967 to 1975; it was originally known by the name of ‘Back to village National Campaign’. The programme then used to direct the Gazetted officers to the rural hinterlands were majority of Nepali people live. This year Governor’s […]

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The threats of heightened tensions between Iran & U.S

The threats of heightened tensions between Iran & U.S

BY: Mudasir Wani Over the past week, the relationship between the U.S and Iran has become even more strained. The Pentagon on Monday announced that U.S will send ten thousand additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East. The pentagon says that this is in response to Iran’s plan to attack U.S […]

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