Inspect mosques to check noise levels: NGT to Delhi govt

Inspect mosques to check noise levels: NGT to Delhi govt

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to inspect mosques in East Delhi and check if the noise levels generated by loudspeakers during ‘azaan’ were exceeding the permissible limit. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the AAP government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take […]

Look for solution, not control; Manmohan-led delegation told

Look for solution, not control; Manmohan-led delegation told

Srinagar: Soon after his arrival in Srinagar in the morning, former prime minister Manmohan Singh convened a meeting of the Congress’s state executive committee, which comprised senior PCC functionaries, former ministers, current and former legislators, and senior members of the party in Kashmir region. The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, GA Mir, formally welcomed Manomhan […]

Mission Rajnath in Kashmir: A Review

Mission Rajnath in Kashmir: A Review

By JAVID AHMAD AHANGER Kashmir, constantly perceived as a developmental problem in the Indian context, is just piling up old rhetorics in New Delhi’s court. The recent visit of the Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh , to Kashmir once again appears to be a disappointing one as of his previous ones. It is common knowledge […]

BJP criticises Omar for attacking party over Article 35A

BJP criticises Omar for attacking party over Article 35A

Jammu: BJP on Saturday said that former chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s “boasting” of his party’s defense of the Article 35A, when in power, did not match his party’s position on various issues, including “AFSPA and greater autonomy”. BJP State Spokesperson Virender Gupta said that in response to Omar’s statement that National Conference won’t have allowed […]

What is wrong with Democracy in India?

What is wrong with Democracy in India?

By Mehak Sharma One of the most famous concepts to be talked of these days is the concept of democracy and democratic space. The debate ranges, among other things, from providing free and equal democratic space to women in the work place to the issue of right to privacy. The fact is that the source […]

Hue and cry over 35A by pro-India parties only to cling to power: Geelani

Hue and cry over 35A by pro-India parties only to cling to power: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Accusing pro-India parties in Kashmir of playing a “dubious role” in the people’s agitation against attempts to abrogate Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, Hurriyat (G) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said that these very political parties were “responsible” for the grim situation in the state. “Their hue and cry was just a […]

Gaining faith of people of Kashmir paramount: Rajnath

Gaining faith of people of Kashmir paramount: Rajnath

Jammu: The government is trying to regain the faith of people of Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday and sought support of all political parties and stakeholders to resolve the problems of the state. Singh, on the last of his four-day tour of the state, said the security situation in Kashmir is […]

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