Kashmir

8 in 10 Indians have a favourable view of Modi: Pew Research

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The Washington-based Pew Research Center recently released a new India survey that shows that over two years into his tenure as prime minister, most Indians remain upbeat about Narendra Modi even as they see India playing a larger role in the world. Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes at Pew Research Center, spoke to […..]

Kiren Rijiju: It’s not a question of regret on pellet guns, it’s a reassessment and nothing definite till decision is taken

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With fresh violence flaring up in the Kashmir Valley, which remains tense for the 66th consecutive day, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju spoke to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev Singh about the government’s evolving Kashmir policies, the possible replacement of pellet guns, Chinese incursions in Arunachal Pradesh and the controversy over FCRA […..]

‘Kashmiris don’t want Pakistan but what’s Balochistan got to do with them’

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Parts of Srinagar and north Kashmir remain under curfew for the 48th consecutive day since violence first started in the Valley after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was recently in Srinagar with a civil-society delegation that met various Kashmiri groups and talked to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev […..]

Glad NDA learnt democracy not about arrogance but about dialogue: Jyotiraditya Scindia

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A thaw between government and opposition enabled 13 bills, including the constitutional amendment on GST, to be passed in Parliament’s monsoon session, the most productive since 2014. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha, spoke to Nalin Mehta and Sanjeev Singh about changing government-opposition equations and concerns over the government’s handling of Kashmir and […..]

A BRIDE AND TWO HUSBANDS

As the all-party delegation heads to Srinagar today to try and find a meeting ground for dialogue, they will be mindful of an old aphorism of the Chief Minister’s grandfather Sheikh Abdullah, who in his speeches in the mid-1960s often described Kashmir as a bride cherished by two husbands, India and Pakistan. Then, as now, […..]

Hill Kaka Operation Sparks Row

Spelling out a new, more aggressive strategy to deal with terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, the army says it will fence large tracts of the Line of Control. This was said at an informal press briefing held to clear the air on the army’s recent operations against a major terrorist base in Hill Kaka near […..]

Army destroys terror base in Jammu

In an operation code named Sarp Vinash, the Army has destroyed a huge terrorist training and support base at Hill Kaka, south of the Pir Panjal range in Jammu. The heavily fortified terrorist base, built about 35 km inside Indian territory, was used by at least 20 terrorist groups for joint training and coordinating activities […..]