Friday, 20 May, 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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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.