Call to Free Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan

Justice Muzaffar Ali, a retired judge of the GILGIT-BALTISTAN  appellate bench of the supreme court, commenting on the judgement, wrote recently that ‘’Persistent denial of granting fundamental rights and constitutional status to the people of Gilgit Baltistan, in fact, tantamount  to denial of aspirations of people towards Pakistan….writes Dr Sakariya Kareem The recent Pakistan Supreme

India’s crucial role in Afghanistan

Spokesperson Faisal’s remarks that India has no role in Afghanistan, seemingly contradict Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s earlier statement in which he acknowledged that India had stakes in Afghanistan and its cooperation was necessary for the peace process…writes Dr Sakariya Kareem India has no role in Afghanistan, the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson has recently

Jailed Haqqani Network leader in Taliban team of peace talks

Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanekzai, who was the head of Taliban’s political office in Qatar and has overseen a series of meetings with the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, will continue to lead the negotiations   The Afghan Taliban announced a 14-member team of negotiators, comprising some new faces including a jailed leader

Kerala Lines Up Behind Jishnu’s Mother

Support is pouring in for the hapless Kerala mother who arrived in the state capital  seeking justice after the death of her son but was roughed up by the police….reports India Daily Newsdesk The state on Thursday witnessed a total shutdown following a call given by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Bharatiya

Hasina’s Visit To India Draws Attention

India and Bangladesh, two South Asian democracies, are also neighbours with the longest common border of over 4,000 km. They are also partners in progress and development and have, over the last seven years, been able to sketch out an increasingly deepening engagement trajectory….writes Sreeradha Datta The governments on both sides would want to showcase

Udaipur Airport Ready To Greet Tourists

Udaipur’s city airport could see the arrival of its first international flight soon. This is likely to increase more tourists to the city of lakes….reports Rahul Laud for India Daily Newsdesk According to a leading Indian government minister Jayant Sinha, minister of state for civil aviation, announced plans for Maharana Pratap Airport to start handling international arrivals

Amarinder Singh: The ‘Captain Cool’

Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography….A special report by Jaideep Sarin for India Daily Newsdesk “Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography, which many political leaders would

Data Suggests Congress Not Bad as it Seems

The Congress party’s humiliating defeat in the recent assembly elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and the assembly constituency of its Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, are symbolic of its present condition….A special report by  IndiaSpend Team The party is going through one of its worst slumps in its post-Independence history, and many digital bytes have suggested a

Dalai Lama Heads To Arunachal

A day after China expressed its discontent over Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s public event in India, his office confirmed the Nobel laureate’s trip to Arunachal Pradesh, the region China claims has historically been part of Tibet….reports Asian Lite News “His Holiness will be in Arunachal Pradesh from April 5 to 12 where he

Modi Sets Sights On 2019 Elections

Narendra Modi’s emergence as the most dominant politician in today’s India, as the Congress’s P. Chidambaram has said, means that he is now the master of all he surveys….writes Amulya Ganguli  in his Column: Political Circus Since his victory in 2019 is virtually assured, he is currently in a position to take steps to usher in the