Indian Subcontinent
 Ten Punjabis makes to new year UK Royal Honours’ list to get the highest civilian British awards

 At least 10 Punjab-origin achievers, among others, have made it to the New Year Honours’ List comprising the UK’s highest civilian awards.

Nationwide CAA protests indicate BJP fail to smell ground realities

Soon after the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed by the Rajya Sabha on December 11, a friend driving back from Parliament found groups of people on the roadside near Delhi’s Muslim-dominated Nizamuddin area

Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 clears Rajya Sabha test with 125 votes for, 105 against it

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 with 125 members voting for it and 105 voting against it. The bill seeks to fast-track citizenship to persecuted minorities coming to India from three neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan excluding Muslims.

Indefinite curfew in Guwahati, Mobile, internet services cut

Curfew was imposed in Guwahati for an indefinite period and mobile internet services was suspended in 10 districts in Assam as protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) continued to rock the state on a day the legislation was introduced in the Rajya Sabha.

Citizenship Amendment Bill addresses illegal immigrants’ issue in one go: BJP

The proposed Bill is a continuation of that unfinished agenda. It has become necessary that the issue of the illegal immigrants be addressed in one go, as their numbers have swelled to millions in the last several decades.

A lesser-known narrative of Ayodhya from 1857 — and the dispute

Records show that back in 1856-57, Hindus led by Baba Ram Charan Das and Muslims led by a local Muslim landlord of Ayodhya, Achhan Khan, decided to maintain communal harmony and made a pact to pray within the temple-mosque site in two demarcated portions.

Maharashtra: ‘Vulnerable’ democratic institutions fiddled to keep BJP happy

As a student of political science, writing on political whodunits is not easy for this writer. But when the mystery intersects with political institutions and democratic norms, it becomes necessary to separate the comically mysterious from the serious political questions.

Lack of WhatsApp Group ethics makes your group no better than a dustbin

After administrating a couple of WhatsApp groups, including those of professionals, formals, and non-formals, I have come to an interesting conclusion that steadily but eventually the WhatsApp groups have turned into a centre of egoism, jingoism and groups. 

European Parliament delegation to visit Kashmir today for first-hand information

The Narendra Modi government has agreed to host 23 members of the European Parliament, currently on a visit to India, in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday so they can see first-hand the ground situation in the region after the nullification of Article 370, which gave Jammu & Kashmir special status.

Air India Spreads Guru Nanak’s Message “ ੴ ” on its aircrafts

In rarest of rare decision taken by the Government of India, it ordered “ ੴ ” EK ONKAR to be painted on the tail wing of Air India’s aircraft 787 Dreamliner. The decision marks the celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550th Birth Anniversary.

J&K to restore post-paid mobile service from Monday

The post-paid mobile services “irrespective of the telecom service provider will stand restored and be functional from 12 noon on Monday, October 14,” Kansal said.

Let us go back to Mahatma Gandhi

Pakistan’s universities are not counted among the world’s top universities. In fact, even in Pakistan nobody in pursuit of knowledge sets much store by them. The reason is an ideology based on religion which doesn’t brook revision. One thought India would learn from this negative example but it has succumbed. 

England's Archbishop repents Jallianwala Bagh massacre

I happened to be in Amritsar for some research work on the day of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Jallianwala Bagh in early September.

Standard of Pakistan’s manpower is linked to the country’s education model

On 3 September, the Lahore School of Economics (LSE) held a symposium on behavioural economics at The Pearl Intercontinental Hotel, discussing how the quality of Pakistan’s manpower has affected the country’s economy and its management.

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