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Climate Chaos, The Science And Our Own Responsibilities

Climate Chaos, The Science And Our Own Responsibilities

By: Arshad Khan On the last day of the UN Climate Change (June 17-27, 2019) meeting in Bonn the key IPCC report on 1.5 C was blocked from further discussion by Saudi Arabia and an unlikely set of allies: the US, Iran and Russia. The report as the saying goes has been deep-sixed meriting only […]

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Mother Tongue First: Kashmir And Kashmiri Language

Mother Tongue First: Kashmir And Kashmiri Language

■ Zeeshan Rasool Khan ■ Eram Hameed Khan Wilhelm von Humboldt aptly said: “Absolutely nothing is as important for nation’s culture as its language”. Culture and language have the deep-rooted relationship with language constituting an indispensable element of culture. The latter is key component involved in nation building and can be termed as oil that […]

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Shah Faesal: Player or Pawn?

Shah Faesal: Player or Pawn?

By Mohd Azhardin Ganayee Shah Faesal has finally launched a new political project in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. There is a question which rings in the mind of most observers and merits a deep analysis. That question put succinctly is this; Is it Faesal’s personal idea, conviction and effort or is it a […]

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Kashmir Today: Striving for Peace

Kashmir Today: Striving for Peace

By Ram Puniyani — After the massive mandate in 2019 General Elections, Narendra Modi Government is in the firm saddle. Now Mr. Amit Shah, who seems to be the most powerful person after Modi is the Home Minster. It is expected that he will pay special attention to the nagging Kashmir issue. Different social groups, […]

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Pellet injuries – Physical and Psychological trauma

Pellet injuries – Physical and Psychological trauma

By Sheshu Babu Living with deformity is very difficult. The degree of difficulty varies with the intensity of disability and its impact on people. One of the vital parts of human body is the eye. So, a disease or injury to the eye or eyes has a significant impact on lives of people. The use […]

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Why PM Modi’s Concern for Muslims Rings Hollow?

Why PM Modi’s Concern for Muslims Rings Hollow?

By: Aftab Alam Like a true statesman, the PM Modi on 25 May, after being re-elected as the leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, claimed that “Minorities have been deceived in the country through an imaginary fear created for the purpose of vote bank politics. We have to pierce through this deception. We have […]

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Fire and Flood – Politics as Usual and Planetary Destruction

Fire and Flood – Politics as Usual and Planetary Destruction

By David Bromwich — More and more, we look into our screens and gizmos. And this helps us — almost as if they were made for that purpose — not to think about the weather outside. Kept busy “curating” our own lives, we are regularly spared evidence of the coming catastrophe. Long ago, in a […]

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Media and Freedom of Expression

Media and Freedom of Expression

By: Vidya Bhushan Rawat A journalist friend yesterday asked me about India’s status in the World Freedom Index. I said, there are three kind of them in India at the moment. One who are cheerleaders of the ruling establishment, who bark day and night, and are ready to ‘create’ a new story about the ‘enemies’ […]

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Delimitation of J&K Assembly seats

Delimitation of J&K Assembly seats

By Abdul Majid Zargar Delimitation of Assembly constituencies in J&K is the new war cry let loose by Sangh Parivar & its drooling followers. Columns , opinions & views have started appearing in print & social media exhorting the new Govt. in New-Delhi to initiate such an action so as to show People of Kashmir […]

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50 years of failure of the Organization of Islamic Conference

50 years of failure of the Organization of Islamic Conference

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali The 14th Islamic Summit Conference ended Friday Night (May 31) in Mecca. A final statement accused Iran of supporting Yemen’s Houthi rebel group; illegally occupying three islands in the Persian Gulf; and “interfering” in the domestic affairs of both Syria and Bahrain. Not surprisingly, the Mecca summit reiterated support for Saudi/western-backed […]

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