14 June, 2021

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2018-06-01T11:36:44+05:30

A Suitable Candidate

There is buzz in Srinagar whether 82-year-old N. N. Vohra—J&K governor since 2008—will get another extension or be finally replaced.  An efficient administrator and amenable to working with all dispensations, Vohra’s second gubernatorial term is ending in a month. Sources tell Outlook the Centre is yet to make up its mind about replacing him. Vohra, an ex-bureaucrat and Kashmir interlocutor, was the first civilian governor of J&K in 18 years after Jagmohan. If Vohra does get replaced, the post may again go to either a former spy or an ex-soldier: in the race are a former chief of army staff and an ex-IB chief.


High Tea Diplomacy

Diplomats by training are sticklers for etiquettes: careful in what they say or do in public; most maintain this habit even on retirement. A former Indian diplomat and his wife are making all efforts to break away from this norm. The couple is now not only making news for becoming a permanent fixture in most diplomatic receptions. But it is...

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