Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Kashmir

Modi govt’s rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits fell flat. They’re strangers in their own land

There exists a disconnect between Kashmiri Pandits and the govt. Call it incompetency or ignorance, but in Kashmir, the grim realities don’t reach the top.

Pashmina takeover, debt traps—Kashmir’s dying handwoven carpet industry hurts Pasmandas most

With dwindling demand and low wages, Kashmiri carpet weavers are increasingly turning to Pashmina shawls, a comparatively lucrative profession.

Enough cherry picking, India needs to aim for the cake. Start from Baramulla mishri

A robust quality control mechanism needs to be put in place before Baramulla’s canned cherries can access global markets.

Modi’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vishwas’ call needs more ‘prayas’ on ground, not another slogan

India’s priority right now is to begin the process of reconciliation between Hindus and Muslims and make it the permanent requirement for governance.

‘Mehengai maar gayi’: Urdu press quotes Manoj Kumar hit as Centre & states tussle on fuel prices

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Valley terrorist count down below 150, target is to go under 100 by year-end, says IGP Kashmir

Vijay Kumar, 1997-batch IPS officer, says in interview that local support for terror outfits is falling, 'hybrid terrorists' are a challenge J&K Police is focussing on.

As Kashmir marks 10-year tourist boom, selfies, shikaras & pherans help make memories

J&K tourism department data says over 3.5 lakh tourists have visited Kashmir in the last three months. This number is expected to go up in the coming months.

‘Poor security’, ‘bad conditions’: Why Panchayat members holed up in Srinagar hotels are angry

Modi’s scheduled to visit Jammu on 24 April — Panchayati Raj Diwas. But the panchayat representatives want more than ‘just announcements’ from the prime minister.

Kashmir Online Store— a dry fruits company that sells high-quality natural products

The company offers everything from dry fruits, saffron, spices and more. It also has an excellent customer service system with a team of dedicated representatives.

Modi govt’s order to reduce AFSPA in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland bold. Kashmir should be next

For generations, Indian discussions on counterinsurgency have been curiously amnesiac. Modi govt needs to see that the problem isn't AFSPA.

On Camera


US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.