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LT GEN H S PANAG The Pulwama encounter shows that a tragedy is unfolding in Kashmir but the powers that be, backed by nationalist fervour, are smug in their belief that the ‘iron fist’ is delivering results and will resolve the problem. The alienated youth with no fear of death is...
Sachin Pilot, who played a crucial role in the Congress returning to power in Rajasthan, is a suave, urbane and charismatic leader who is equally at ease with rural masses as in TV debates. Pilot, 41, who took oath on Monday as Deputy Chief Minister of the state, was appointed...
The results of the much-awaited state elections are finally out. By all accounts, it was unexpected that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would be voted out of power in all the three Hindi heartland states. What makes the outcome all the more surprising is that the party has held...
There were over 18 farmer agitations in the country in just the last 15 months, and that's a conservative figure. These farmers are the same voters who participated in the recently concluded assembly elections of 2018 and defeated the incumbent governments. They are the same voters who will participate...
Facing a tight labor market as the holiday shopping season approaches, many retail companies will undoubtedly consider following the lead of Amazon, which recently announced that it is raising its minimum hourly wage for all of its U.S. employees, including those working at Whole Foods stores, to $15 — $7.75 above...
The Congress recorded its best-ever performance against the BJP since the disastrous 2014 Lok Sabha polls capturing power in the three Hindi heartland states and reviving its hopes in the next general elections. But the outcome has also sent signals that defeating the BJP nationally may not be an...
By Amit Kapoor  Even though the idea of globalisation has come under fire in the last few years, with increasing levels of discontentment over inequity in the distribution of gains, the benefits that the world economies have derived from it are often overlooked. One unmistakable benefit has been the transfer of...
In this small piece I want to talk about the nature of Jammu's politics. But before I proceed further let me clarify as to what I am referring to in the name of 'Jammu'. There is a broader entity called Jammu which comprises of the six districts. This entity...
Jammu and Kashmir region is segmented into north and south parts by the Pir Panchal Range, the south of which is Jammu division. Presently Jammu division comprises of six districts--Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Udhampur, Jammu and Kathua. Out of these, Poonch, Rajouri and Doda touch the Pir Panchal range. Unlike...
The state of Jammu & Kashmir, which is demographically a Muslim majority state joined the Indian Union way back in Oct.1947, when Maharaja Hari Singh agreed to sign the instrument of accession . The state is composed of ethnically, culturally and religiously three different regions  vis; Jammu, Kashmir and ...