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Iftikhar Gilani

  • India's indifference, Israel's agression will kill us: Palestinian expat

    For Delhi-based Palestinian businessman Abu Mazen and his family, Israeli strikes in Gaza have belied Newston's third law of motion, which speaks that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The revenge attacks that have so far killed 620 Palestinians in the bombardment is a...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:40am
  • Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishta Mukherjee joins Congress

    Known for being fiercely independent, Sharmishta Mukherjee (48), daughter of president Pranab Mukherjee, who all these years refused to live under the shadow of her father, has now ultimately followed his path. She jumped into the hurly-burly world of politics, joining the Congress on Monday....

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:45am
  • Journalists have been part of track two diplomacy for a long time

    Journalists have aided intelligence agencies in backchannel talks with militants

    Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • PM Narendra Modi, ministers conspicous by their absence at Pranab Mukherjee's Iftaar

    Except a brief appearance of home minister Rajnath Singh and minority affairs minister Najma Haptullah, President Pranab Mukherjee's Iftar reception on Monday was marked by the absence of prime minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues, signalling the changing preferences in Delhi with the...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 7:35am
  • Rahul Gandhi vs Congress: 10 Janpath under siege

    The Congress is in the throes of a crisis, facing revolts in Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir, proving beyond doubt that 10 Janpath's writ does not run beyond 24 Akbar Road, the Congress headquarters. In Assam, state health minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma resigned on Monday. He has...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • India in a fix over taking a public stance against Russia

    MH17 downing puts New Delhi in a quandry over joining West in sanctions against Moscow

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 6:40am
  • Congress acknowledges Narendra Modi's successful BRICS visit

    The minor goof-ups and translation issues apart, prime minister Narendra Modi's first major visit abroad was a diplomatic success in building a new world order, acknowledged by the opposition Congress as well.

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 7:05am
  • Israel's Gaza bombing forces friend India to tread balanced path

    Even though Israel had found brighter horizon with the assumption of office in New Delhi by its old friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expecting political content of the relations to grow, its bombardment in Gaza has forced India to tread a cautious path. Modi’s key aides say, they need to tread...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 11:17pm
  • Muslims now see light in Supreme Court verdict on Sharia law

    A week after many Muslim religious scholars expressed concern at the the Supreme Court (SC) ruling that Shariat or Islamic courts have no legal sanctity, prominent Muslim intellectuals have asked the community leaders to introspect and adopt corrective measures in the light of apex court...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 7:43pm
  • Minority schemes to continue sans funds

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government has continued all the schemes related to minority welfare, even raised the allocations from Rs. 3130.84 crore which the UPA had allocated in 2013-14 to Rs. 3734.01 crore in the current Budget tabled in the Parliament on Thursday. But what has raised...

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 10:56pm

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