Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: PoK

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.

Pakistan’s new map an opportunity for India. Now, Delhi just needs to play its cards right

Pakistan’s brash map-making, bereft as it is of any historical buttress, may just have given India an edge on its claims over Gilgit-Baltistan. Let the talks begin.

Pakistan chuckled while India clashed at LAC. Forgot how China nibbled at its borders too

A serious threat may lead to Beijing hitting the pause button on territorial expansion, but in the long run the slow decadal expansionism will not cease.

India-Pakistan ‘meteorological warfare’ heats up: Radio Pakistan has J&K weather bulletin now

After DD and AIR started airing weather forecasts from PoK regions, Radio Pakistan featured updates from Srinagar, Pulwama and Ladakh Sunday.

PoK weather forecasts will now be a regular feature on DD, AIR news bulletins

The move comes days after New Delhi issued a warning to Islamabad over Gilgit-Baltistan, which India considers a part of Ladakh union territory.   

IMD adding PoK regions to its map isn’t about the weather, it’s a message from Modi govt

In episode 464 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the tactical and strategic moves the Modi govt has been using to respond to Pakistan over Jammu & Kashmir.

Not first time IMD is showing weather bulletin for areas under PoK, says weather agency

IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has said forecasts for Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad will now be a part of readings issued by their regional centre for J&K subdivision. 

Areas under PoK now part of India Meteorological Department’s weather forecast

The IMD's Regional Meteorological Centre has been including Muzaffarabad and Gilgit-Baltistan in its forecast since 5 May.

First Pakistani doctor dies after treating coronavirus patients in PoK

Usma Riaz, 26, was treating patients who had recently returned from Iraq & Iran and became the first Pakistani medic to die due to coronavirus.

US’ hurry to hand Afghanistan back to Taliban is a sign India must also push its PoK project

India must quickly put a strategy in place to initiate action at a suitable time to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
LIC headquarters in Mumbai

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.