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Safeena Wani

  • #Article370: Jammu and Kashmir youth speaks up

    Well before Narendra Damodardas Modi took an oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India, he sought debate “whether Article 370 has benefitted Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) or not". It was December 2013, and Modi was speaking at “Lalkar rally” in Jammu. Four months after, the debate on the law which is...

    Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - 6:30pm
  • Bashir Ahmad Bashir: The wizard of lines and curves from Kashmir

    In 1975 when the erstwhile chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah returned Kashmir after signing the much-touted and equally talked about Indira-Abdullah accord, scores of his followers back home felt “cheated” and “disappointed”. It was during that period a cartoonist of a...

    Friday, 23 May 2014 - 11:30am
  • Farooq Abdullah: The man who always manages to stir up a hornets' nest

    On the quiet Sunday morning of April 27, 2014, Union Minister and National Conference (NC) patron Dr Farooq Abdullah, 77, walked into old Srinagar’s Khanyar locality to address a political rally. No sooner than he had begun addressing the audience that militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen struck,...

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 11:45am
  • NATO troops must stay in Afghanistan a while longer, say Afghans in India

    As the countdown for the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan has begun, scores of Afghans in Delhi maintain that the forces should stay put in their war-torn country “to stop the resurgence of the Taliban”.

    Monday, 28 April 2014 - 2:57pm
  • Rabia Baji: The woman challenging veteran Kashmir leader Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar seat

    Another spell of spring shower was drenching Srinagar as Rabia Altaf, aka Rabia Baji, 47, chaired a meeting in a building in Srinagar’s Jawahar Nagar with the parents of students enrolled in different institutes across India under the much touted and equally controversial Prime Minister’s...

    Monday, 21 April 2014 - 1:15pm
  • 'Haayaat-U-Khidamaat', a book on J&K politics tells all

    In 1984, Farooq Abdullah, then chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) had called a cabinet meeting to scrutinise the wedding invitation card of Mehbooba Mufti, daughter of Mufti Muhammad Sayed who was then Pradesh Congress chief!

    Monday, 24 March 2014 - 5:01pm
  • Low demand for election paraphernalia as parties move from Sadar Bazaar to social media

    Sadar Bazaar market in old Delhi is a dense hub of shops, selling everything from spices to bangles and election campaign paraphernalia.

    Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 7:47am
  • Parties pay lip service to child rights in manifestos

    Political tempers are rising in the run-up to the 16th Lok Sabha elections, but there's one segment of the population whose interests all parties seem curiously oblivious to — children.

    Thursday, 13 March 2014 - 1:24pm