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A G Noorani

Stop misusing transfers to rein in civil & police officers

Decisions taken at a political level in government are implemented without question at the operational level.

17 Feb 2019 12:58 AM

Withdrawal of criminal cases must be kept free of politics

The Supreme Court laid down the law in a series of cases on the independence of the prosecutor.

11 Feb 2019 12:05 AM

Unlike Brits, our leaders are under party bosses

Unlike Britain, in India the Speaker is from the ruling party; almost all are brazenly partisan.

03 Feb 2019 12:27 AM

People’s Jinnah and his memorial hall

The campaign that inspired the memorial began the day of Willingdon’s insult to B.G. Tilak at a provincial war conference on June 10, 1918.

27 Jan 2019 2:33 AM

Students’ magazines have rights, too

To be fair and realistic, an educational institution’s prime duty is to provide good education.

20 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

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Cross-LoC trade facing a slow death

The LoC trade was as popular in Jammu as it was in the Valley, and its popularity cut across political and religious divides.

13 Jan 2019 12:00 AM

RSS always wanted the division of Kashmir

Jammu’s secession from J&K may be a distant prospect. Meanwhile, a lot of damage will be done by this communal agitation against the Valley.

06 Jan 2019 12:16 AM

Politics must not come in way of travel by pilgrims

Article 27 is explicit “a party may not invoke the provisions of its internal law as justification for its failure to perform a treaty”.

30 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

The current governor in J&K is a born politician

The governor’s security has been handled by the police’s security wing for years.

16 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Mosque politics: A means to pressurise court

The Narendra Modi government hopes to secure a favourable judgment before the general election in 2019.

09 Dec 2018 1:29 AM

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Local party leaders must save Kashmir from the RSS

The coalition broke up when the BJP withdrew support as its vote in Jammu began dwindling.

02 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

No govt has the right to stifle people’s voice

There is a profound misconception of the role of the people and their surrogate the media in the making of foreign policy.

25 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

India, Pak & Kashmiris have to work together

Malik asks the Hurriyat to “abandon Pakistan” and the political parties to “tell the boys to avoid encounter sites and stone-pelting”.

18 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

Setback for freedom of academia

The University Grants Commission seems not to have the faintest conception of academic freedom.

11 Nov 2018 12:00 AM

Fairness is a must in the appointment of CECs

The first chief election commissioner was Sukumar Sen, a tower of integrity and independence.

04 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

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A new form of book ban has been introduced

The RSS set up the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in 1964 to capture the Babri Masjid.

28 Oct 2018 6:27 AM

India’s autonomy curbed by the Centre

India refused to accept offers of help from the UAE for the massive floods in Kerala.

21 Oct 2018 4:55 AM

Secrets and the freedom of speech of the press

Colonial rulers in India enacted the OSA in 1889 and later in 1923. But while Britain reformed its law in 1989, India did not.

14 Oct 2018 2:12 AM

A healthy diplomatic process must go on

A summit of the two countries’ prime ministers took place in New Delhi in May 1955.

07 Oct 2018 1:53 AM

Codes of conduct needed in politics

A code of conduct cannot be a cure-all. Crimes continue to be committed despite the existence of a penal code on the statute book.

30 Sep 2018 2:34 AM

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