Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: interlocutor

New interlocutor at crucial stage of ULFA peace talks baffles security experts

Kashmir peace negotiator Dineshwar Sharma relieved of Northeast duty; former top R&AW officer to handle talks with ULFA and 2 Manipur rebel outfits.

Miles to go before he sleeps: Dineshwar Sharma’s visit to Kashmir wasn’t a great start

Many in Kashmir viewed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma’s first visit with scepticism, and a lot more needs to be done to achieve a thaw.

Dineshwar Sharma’s J&K visit broke the ice. Now he has to win over youth on the streets

The separatist challenge can be overcome to a certain extent if Sharma can convince the civil society of the sincerity of his efforts.

PDP hopeful of ‘breakthrough’ as interlocutor Sharma concludes Kashmir visit

The party says steps initiated by the Centre are in line with PM Modi’s I-Day speech that Kashmir problem can be resolved through dialogue.

After meeting interlocutor, Kashmir politicians want Centre to prove seriousness

New interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma met mainstream political delegations on his three-day visit to Srinagar, and will visit Jammu now.

J&K situation still not conducive for Anantnag bypoll: State govt to EC

Election Commission postponed the by-election twice — in April & May this year — due to security concerns.

India needs to regain confidence of Kashmiri people: Dineshwar Sharma

The new interlocutor says he would take a ‘different approach’ to solve Kashmir’s problems and that he is open to talk to anyone in the Valley.

‘Time is ripe for political solution to J&K woes, Jammu’s aspirations will be addressed’

J&K deputy CM Nirmal Singh says new interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma is free to talk to anyone and that his predecessors offered no political solution to problems on the ground.

Talk Point: Can the appointment of an interlocutor help change the ground situation in Kashmir?

Can the appointment of an interlocutor by the government really help change the situation on the ground in Kashmir? We bring sharp perspectives.

Search for answers in Kashmir raises question: what are ‘legitimate aspirations’?

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said government’s new interlocutor on Kashmir would initiate a dialogue “to understand the legitimate aspirations of people”.

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.