Chimerical and Illusory

Chimerical and Illusory

The overtones and undertones of Narendra Modi’s address and the tonalities thereof remain the same. That is, “development” is the solvent to and panacea to the conflict in and over Kashmir. The zeal with which this facile mantra is repeated by powers that be in India suggests that these powers even believe it! This is […]

GoI proposes lifting restrictions on foreigners travelling to J&K

GoI proposes lifting restrictions on foreigners travelling to J&K

New Delhi: The government of India has proposed lifting restrictions on foreigners travelling to Jammu and Kashmir and other northeast states. Tourism minister K J Alphons has said that the foreigners now need special permits such as a Protected Areas Permit (PAP) and Restricted Areas Permit (RAP) to be able to travel in these areas. […]

PNB refuses to disclose details on over Rs 13,000 crore scam

PNB refuses to disclose details on over Rs 13,000 crore scam

NEW DELHI: GoI-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) has refused to disclose details of the audit or investigation that led to detection of over Rs 13,000 crore fraud at the company, citing a clause that bars any disclosure that can impede the process of investigating or apprehending the offenders. In reply to an RTI query, the […]

JRL march foiled, leaders detained

JRL march foiled, leaders detained

Junaid Rather Srinagar: Government forces deployed in strength in Srinagar for the prime minister’s visit did not allow the march to Lal Chowk called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday. Hundreds of policemen and CRPF troopers wearing riot gear were deployed in Srinagar to prevent public movement. Razor wires were laid on several […]

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