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Elections In IIOJK? Sources Say New Delhi May Begin Dialogue

Taboola/NDTV Srinagar, June 13 (KMS): The Centre is likely to begin dialogue with the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to initiate the political process and restoration of statehood, sources have said. While there has been no formal invitation yet, the Gupkar Alliance or PAGD, the seven-party amalgam formed to …

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Feature: Retired Security Officials Now Need Govt Nod for Any Writing Related to Former Organisation’s ‘Domain’

Courtesy: The Wirenetwork New Delhi, June 13 (KMS): In an attempt to stop retired security and intelligence officials from commenting critically on issues relating to current policy, the Narendra Modi government has notified an amendment to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 prohibiting them from communicating to the media …

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Feature: Violent religious-nationalist cult targets India’s minorities on Facebook

 (South Asian Wire) Hindu Janjagruti Samiti and Sanatan Sanstha continue to stoke sectarian tensions using Facebook pages and groups By Ayushman Kaul (DFR Lab) Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS), a subsidiary of the Sanatan Sanstha (SS), a violent and right-wing religious-nationalist cult based in India but operating internationally, developed a network on …

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Article: Mystery behind India’s devastating flood that killed 200 solved

(Business Insider) Aylin Woodward Imagine a wall of rock and ice 1,800 feet wide falling the length of four Empire State Buildings stacked end-to-end. A slab that size is responsible for the disaster in northern India that killed more than 200 people and destroyed two power plants four months ago, …

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Feature: Covid orphans are a tragic legacy of India’s pandemic

(CNN) Vedika Sud, Esha Mitra and Julia Hollingsworth Each day, Devika wakes up and prepares breakfast for her six siblings. As they sit on the floor of their brightly painted Delhi home, she places another plate of food in front of a framed photo of her parents. They died just a few weeks …

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Article: Mounting atrocities against Dalits across India

(Eurasia View) Dr Ram Puniyani In Karakthal village in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, a Dalit youth was recently thrashed for daring to sport a moustache. In Chikkmagaluru, Karnataka, a Dalit youngster was tortured and subjected to degrading treatment in police custody. In Madhya Pradesh, the wife of a Dalit labourer, five months …

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Feature: The children of India orphaned by Covid

(The Guardian) Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Manoj Chaurasia Nitish Kumar will never forget the day he and his sisters buried their dead mother in the back garden. Just 32, Priyanka Devi had died from Covid on 3 May. Neighbours and relatives refused to help with her burial, and all the family’s …

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Feature: Education in Kashmir’s lockdowns — A series of traumas

(The Kashmir Wala) Gafira Qadir Uzma Shuja has been distraught since last year when Kashmir went into another round of lockdown. Her children — Jazah, 7, and Abdullah, 5 — were already experiencing changed behaviours and each new day was making them more timid and unsocial. The children of Shuja, …

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India’s nuclear recklessness — Part II

(The News International) Dr Shireen Mazari   So the latest report of uranium being sold and smuggled out of India is not new. Why the international community has chosen to turn a blind eye and why the IAEA has deliberately ignored these continuing episodes of Uranium theft and smuggling incidents …

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Kashmir: A chain of broken promises

(Daily Sabah) Ghulam Nabi Fai  If promises are made to be broken, then Kashmir may be summoned to prove the treacherous proposition. Broken promises haunt Kashmir’s history and explain its tragedy. I will confine myself to the last century as a concession to the shortness of life. Under the 1846 …

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