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Following the commitment between India and Pakistan military chiefs to respect a 2003 cease-fire agreement, the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister popped over to New Delhi for a quick one-day visit, international news agency Bloomberg reported. https://twitter.com/DrSJaishankar/status/1365250518986018820?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1365250518986018820%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fkashmirlife.net%2Fbetween-india-and-pakistan-dubai-is-the-peacemaker-262522%2F On February 26, the UAE minister had a discussion with Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, noting they “discussed all regional and international issues of common interest and exchanged views on them,” the agency reported. “Yet behind closed doors, the…

New Delhi: India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Monday termed the western human rights and democracy institutions “hypocrites” for downgrading India in “democracy rankings”. Speaking at an India Today conclave, Jaishankar said the downgrade reflected the frustration of those in the West who have arrogated unto themselves the right to pass verdicts and are feeling frustrated that the current dispensation in India does not crave testimonials from them. “It is hypocrisy. We have a set…

Srinagar: Following the exclusion of Punjabi language in the list of languages of Jammu and Kashmir, the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sent a letter to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and urged him to intervene to include Punjabi as one of the official languages in JK. Punjab CM in a letter to Modi said that JK was part of Punjab during the period of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Punjabi was one…

1.7 lakh people lost their jobs every hour in April 2020 alone New Delhi: During the COVID lockdown, the wealth of India’s billionaires increased by an estimated 35 per cent, while 84 per cent of households suffered varying degrees of income loss, and 1.7 lakh people lost their jobs every hour, in April 2020 alone, a report titled Inequality Virus by a non-governmental organisation Oxfam said on Monday. Released on the opening day of the…

New Delhi: Bhartiya Janta Party’s General Secretary Ram Madhav said that besides Pakistan’s dominant influence on Kashmir politics, the young population of Kashmir is getting truly internationalized as one finds Turkey, a Saudi, a Malaysia and an Iran in Kashmir today. He said of-late, even China entered the popular chatter on the streets of Srinagar. In an opinion piece titled A New Challenge in the Valley, the BJP leader said: “Turkey’s profile is rising fast…

New Delhi: Taking a dig at BJP led Government of India, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that China has a strategic vision but India does not. India and China are currently engaged in a standoff at the Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border between the countries since May last year. “I have raised a red flag for the government. The government feels that it can manage through event management. China works…

“Order will be made in 1 week. Curfew will be imposed two days ahead of order,” reads Goswami’s Whatsapp chat.  New Delhi: Amid the ongoing thorough inquiry into the TRP Scam, the Mumbai Police on Saturday submitted an eye-opening Whatsapp conversation which was exchanged between Republic TV Editor in chief Arnab Goswami, and the former CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partha Dasgupta, minutely discussing Pulwama attack, which left over 40 CRPF personnel dead…

New Delhi: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India’s COVID vaccination campaign is based on very humane and important principles. Those who need the vaccine most will get it first. Those who are at the maximum risk of getting infected will be vaccinated first. He said, doctors, nurses, hospital sanitation workers and para-medical staff will have the first right to get vaccinated. This priority is available to the medical hospitals…

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Baldev Singh Sirsa, president of the Lok Bhalai lnsaf Welfare Society (LBIWS)-one of the farmers’ unions participating in talks with the Government of India (GoI)- in connection with a case registered against a leader of Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), India Today reported. Baldev Singh Sirsa has been summoned for questioning on January 17. Quoting NIA sources, the report said that he has been called as a…

UK Ministers call on India to lift restrictions in the valley ‘Around 7 million people have been silenced and cut off’ New Delhi: Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom on Wednesday held a Westminster Hall debate on the ‘political situation in Kashmir’ proposed by Labour MP Sarah Owen. Owen, who is serving as MP since 2019, began by talking about the restrictions in Kashmir since August 5, 2019, when Government of India stripped JK…