Proliferating Media: Challenges of Ethics and Accountability

K.B Jandial There is no second opinion that responsible journalism is extremely important in shaping the society, albeit the nation. While the constitution talks about three important organs of the State that is executive, legislature and judiciary, there exists an equally important institution by the name of the media, the Fourth Estate. Its role in the success of the democracy

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Will demonetisationclean-up India?

K B Jandial The spell of pain and hardship to almost every citizen that was unleashed by PM Modi’s “surgical strike” on black money is nowwaning with no queues seen in Jammu and shorter ones in rest of Indiaeven though the political war on it within and outside the Parliament continues.  Modi’s master-strokehas panicked everyonewithin minutes of its announcement around

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Eid curfewed in Kashmir, but why?

K B Jandial It is said that for the first time in the history of Kashmir major mosques in Kashmir – Hazartbal Dargah, Jamia Masjid, and Dastageer sahib shrine were locked on Eid-ul-Azha,preventing Eidcongregation and prayers.It did not happen even during Sikh and Dogra rules. The most important mainstream leader Omar Abdullah who could not offer Eid prayers even at SayidSahib

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Politicking on Surgical Strike dipping national pride?

K.B. Jandial Regretfully, the path breaking pre-dawn “Surgical Strike”, on 29th September 2016on seven terrorists’ launch pads in side PoK has been reduced to silly politicking in less than a week. The “façade of national unity” built in the wake of martyrdom of 19 army men in Uri terror strike and revengeful “surgical strike” by Indian Special Forcesbegins to collapse

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