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Probe & sentence Yasin Malik for crimes against us: Kashmiri Pandits
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Probe & sentence Yasin Malik for crimes against us: Kashmiri Pandits

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) As the court sentenced Yasin Malik to rigorous life imprisonment on Wednesday for terror funding cases, the Kashmiri Pandits demanded that he should also be held accountable for the crimes he committed against the minority community.

  • How much and how often should courts adjudicate matters of religous fervour? (Opinion)

    How much and how often should courts adjudicate matters of religous fervour? (Opinion)

    By Adeel Ahmed

    New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In the old city of Jerusalem, there lies a 187-foot long ‘Western Wall, built by Herod on the western flank of the Temple Mount. Whilst the wall was considered Muslim property as an integral part of the Haram esh-Sharif and waqf property, the right of Jews to prayer and pilgrimage co-existed.

  • Some more steam before the inevitable correction steps in

    Some more steam before the inevitable correction steps in

    By Arun Kejriwal

    The week gone by saw markets gain sharply on expected lines. However, the volatility witnessed must have certainly increased the number of heart patients in the marketplace.

  • Yasin Malik must pay for the genocide he masterminded (IANS Column: FairPoint)

    Yasin Malik must pay for the genocide he masterminded (IANS Column: FairPoint)

    By Deepika Bhan

    Coming down the stairs of Delhi's Rouse Avenue courts after being convicted for terror crimes, Yasin Malik wanted to speak to waiting mediapersons, but was not allowed to do so by the posse of policemen surrounding him.

  • Cyber security conundrum (Column: Spy's Eye)

    Cyber security conundrum (Column: Spy's Eye)

    By D.C. Pathak

    Sometimes the roots of a problem are obscured by discussions on the 'enormity' of its possible repercussions -- some of this is happening in the way experts were making their expansive analysis of the threats to cyber security.

  • Fault lines widening amongst Indian Muslim religious leaders (Opinion)

    By Asad Mirza

    New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Recent outreach activities by Muslim leaders across India relays very disturbing and hopeless signs, instead of formulating a strategy to unify the Indian Muslims, these leaders are hell bent on further dividing them in various denominations and groupings.

  • Markets to rally in the short term

    Markets to rally in the short term

    By Arun Kejriwal

    Markets were under severe pressure and lost sharply during the last week. They lost on all the five days of the week gone by. At the end of it all, BSESENSEX was down 2,041.96 points or 3.72 per cent to close at 52,793.62 points. NIFTY was down 629.10 points or 3.83 per cent to close at 15,782.15 points.

  • Hybrid work environment is a welcome evolution of management (Column: Spy's Eye)

    Hybrid work environment is a welcome evolution of management (Column: Spy's Eye)

    By D.C. Pathak

    Work from home, a practice businesses were compelled to adopt due to Covid, was initially seen as a 'disruptive' outcome of the pandemic lockdown for both the corporate body as well as the employees -- it had particularly forced the latter to remain indoors and thus put on them the onus of proving their continued utility for their pay masters.

  • Political philosophy of Imran Khan

    Political philosophy of Imran Khan

    By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

    In this article, I am going to make an attempt to look into Imran Khan's mindset and try to explain the deep rooted political psychology of his so-called anti-colonial rhetoric.

  • Of smokes and mirror: Pakistan's flawed Afghan ambitions (Opinion)

    Of smokes and mirror: Pakistan's flawed Afghan ambitions (Opinion)

    By Chayanika Saxena

    The fall of Afghanistan to a puritanical group, the Afghan Taliban, has brought with it a host of challenges not only for the war-ravaged country itself but for the larger geopolitical dynamics in the South Asian region. On the one hand, the supposed victory of the insurgent Taliban is said to have bolstered extremist sentiments throughout the region.

  • Kerala bypoll: Star campaigner Vijayan's return likely to be delayed

    Kerala bypoll: Star campaigner Vijayan's return likely to be delayed

    Kochi, May 9 (IANS) CPI-M's star campaigner for the May 31 Thrikkakara Assembly bypoll, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, currently undergoing treatment in a US hospital, might miss the first election convention of the party on May 12 as his return is likely to get delayed.

  • Why Belgium's elections will be a test for European values (Opinion)

    Why Belgium's elections will be a test for European values (Opinion)

    By Ranjan Mukherjee

    The upcoming elections in Belgium have given rise to a political party of Muslims who have acquired citizenship over the years and have grown in numbers fast enough to be able to launch a political party to de-Europeanise Europe culturally.

  • No OPEC Or A New OPEC? (Opinion)

    No OPEC Or A New OPEC? (Opinion)

    By Asad Mirza

    After working on devising methods to counter moves by OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), the largest consortium of oil producing nations across the globe, over the last two decades considered detrimental to the US interests and having failed several times, the US lawmakers have at last succeeded in bringing about a legislation, which could effectively counter the OPEC hegemony and any challenge to the American authority on global issues.

  • Markets likely to recover some lost ground

    Markets likely to recover some lost ground

    By Arun Kejriwal

    It was a topsy-turvy week and the good part was that it was for just four days. Markets were super volatile and lost on two of the four trading days with the remaining two being flat. BSESENSEX lost 2,225.31 points or 3.90 per cent to close at 54,835.58 points, while NIFTY lost 691.30 points or 4.04 per cent to close at 16,411.25 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 4.11 per cent, 4.17 per cent and 4.04 per cent, respectively, while BSEMIDCAP lost 5.28 per cent and BSESMALLCAP lost 5.31 per cent. Stocks across the board were under pressure and there were just a handful of gainers in all.

  • India's thrust at the global stage (Column: Spy's Eye)

    India's thrust at the global stage (Column: Spy's Eye)

    By D.C. Pathak

    A nation's strategic approach is by definition meant to take care of the security and economic interests of the country and it is truly remarkable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policy on international relations has stood its ground amid a festering Ukraine-Russia military conflict, deepening geopolitical alienation between US -led West and the Russia-China camp and the progressively hardening regime of economic sanctions imposed by the US and its allies against Russia.

  • Multi-sectoral development program changing the destiny of Muslims in 90 districts

    Multi-sectoral development program changing the destiny of Muslims in 90 districts

    By Dr. Shujaat Ali Quadri

    Conditions are changing in 90 districts of India because of the developmental plans in the minority-majority districts.

  • An intermeeting RBI/MPC surprise: Hits, misses and takeaways

    An intermeeting RBI/MPC surprise: Hits, misses and takeaways

    By Suyash Choudhary

    New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) In a surprising turn of events, RBI / MPC made an intermeeting decision to hike repo rate by 40 bps and CRR by 50 bps. Though since the April policy market has been pricing for a faster normalisation (interest rate swaps had been factoring in front loaded normalisation and cumulative hikes of 275 bps over 2 years), almost no one at all was prepared for an intermeeting action.

  • France rejects far-right (Opinion)

    France rejects far-right (Opinion)

    By Asad Mirza

    French President Emmanuel Macron clinched another five-year term in the Elysee Palace, becoming the third politician to achieve this feat. His victory also bought sighs of relief, from Brussels to Washington. Macron beat out far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in the presidential elections, a contest that risked shattering the Western alliance against Russia, and jeopardising the very survival of the European Union (EU).

  • Market waiting for global cues to decide trend

    Market waiting for global cues to decide trend

    By Arun Kejriwal

    The week that ended on April 29 was full of both sided sharp moves. The week began with an expected fall, rose the next day, fell the next day and kept on alternating between gains and losses all through the week. At the end of the week, it had lost on three of the five days. What was eventful was the fact that Friday was the day of reversal where markets gained initially and in the last hour just cracked.

  • Growing importance of intelligence (Column: Spy's Eye)

    Growing importance of intelligence (Column: Spy's Eye)

    By D.C. Pathak

    End of the Cold War marked the beginning of an era of covert offensives, externally instigated insurgencies and proxy wars. Interestingly, even a military intrusion like the one ordered by President Putin in Ukraine two months ago, was couched in the description of an 'army operation compelled by Russia's security concerns' -- the fact of world opinion going totally against a one sided 'open war' was perhaps being acknowledged here.

  • Allahabad HC judge recuses himself from Ashish Mishra case

    Allahabad HC judge recuses himself from Ashish Mishra case

    Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) An Allahabad High Court judge has withdrawn himself from hearing the bail plea of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.

  • Indo-UK ties on a new track? (Opinion)

    Indo-UK ties on a new track? (Opinion)

    By Asad Mirza

    In Persian there is an old proverb: "Amad'an, nashist'am, ghuft'am, barkhas'tam'", meaning "they came, they sat, they talked and then dispersed". It actually means to say that nothing substantial was achieved by the visit or the talks. The same could be said about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's recent visit to India, after his two previous trips scheduled last year were cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Weak opening and expiry to dominate markets

    Weak opening and expiry to dominate markets

    By Arun Kejriwal

    Markets continued their volatile ways in the five-day week gone by. They lost on the first two days, gained on the next two and lost again on the final day. At the end of the week, BSESENSEX was down 1,141.78 points or 1.96 per cent to close at 57,197.15 points. NIFTY lost 303.70 points or 1.74 per cent to close at 17,171.95 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 1.67 per cent, 1.58 per cent and 1.74 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was down 1.15 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was down 0.93%.

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