Rains, Snow Expected In Next 24 Hours: MeT

SRINAGAR: After a short wet spell, the weatherman here has predicted more rains and snow across the Valley in the next 24 hours. The officials in the Meteorological (MeT) department told KNS, “There is possibility of light to moderate rains or snow at various places across the Valley in the next 24 hours.” They informed […]

That March Massacre: 47 Killed In Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Memories of the carnages carried out by Army at Zakoora Crossing and Tengpora in the city outskirts 27 years ago are still fresh in the minds of the eyewitnesses and survivors of the tragedy. Forty-seven (47) unarmed civilians were killed and dozens more injured when the Army soldiers fired indiscriminately on them on March […]

Abdul Sattar Edhi: Why Google honoured him

Islamabad: Abdul Sattar Edhi founded the world’s  largest volunteer ambulance network in Pakistan, the Edhi Foundation. Unlike wealthy individuals that fund charities in their names, Edhi dedicated his life to the poor from the age of 20, when he himself was penniless in Karachi. The reach of Edhi’s foundation grew internationally, and in 2005 the organisation raised $100,000 in […]

 CUK commemorates National Science day

Srinagar: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir on Tuesday said that Science has brought a tremendous change in our day today life and the mankind has benefited immensely from the technological advancements. “However, the purpose of Science should be to serve the mankind and humanity and not to destroy the […]

2 PHE Engineers In Vigilance Net

SRINAGAR:Two engineers of public health engineering department were arrested by the Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) for corruption. The arrested officials were identified as Rakesh Kumar (AEE) and Syed Ajaz Hussain (JE) of PHE (M&P) Sub-Division 1st Zainkote Srinagar. A case under FIR No. 41/2014 have registered against them. The statement issued to Kashmir Observer, VOK said […]

Hundreds of students attend ‘Save DU’ march,chant slogans against ABVP

New Delhi: A day after RSS’ youth wing ABVP held its ‘Tiranga’ march in the national capital, hundreds of students and teachers from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (DU) on Tuesday gathered at Khalsa College to participate in the ‘Save DU march’, to protest against last week’s violence at Ramjas College. Many of the […]

India to release 39 Pakistani prisoners as goodwill gesture

NEW DELHI: India will release 39 Pakistani prisoners languishing in jails across the country as a goodwill gesture, Times of India reported on Tuesday. The report said the prisoners include 21 Pakistanis who have served out their sentences in India and 18 fishermen. “We have identified these prisoners and with Pakistan confirming their nationality, they will be released […]

MHA Report: Troubling Recommendations

In 2010 following the five month long unrest, the Ministry of Home Affairs had secretly commissioned a report focussed on the priorities and aspirations of Kashmir’s new generation which was spearheading the long spell of unrest, and found that 54 per cent of them identified “Azadi” as their preferred “final status of J-K”. However, the […]

Orwell , again

The first few weeks of the Trump presidency have been truly breathtaking. One might even be justified in talking about a kind of Trump renaissance. There is a buzz of creativity all around. The passivity of the past decades has disappeared, and various forms of activism are emerging. The time is now — or never. […]

Saving children in armed conflict

Children are affected by war and armed conflicts in two manners: they are vulnerable to the impact of war on their homes and families and are often recruited to be implements of the conflict in the form of child soldiers. UNICEF discusses both groups: protecting children during armed conflict as well as children associated with […]