Since July-2016,Schools & Colleges Have Been Shut On 60% Of Working-Days

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”17772″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”}]] Srinagar—Every time her seven-year-old son returns from school, Rayeesa Akhtar, a young Kashmiri mother who lives in uptown Srinagar’s Bemina area, thanks God and prays for schools to remain open through the summer. Hundreds of thousands of parents across Kashmir share her worries–children including Akhtar’s son stayed home on 130 days last year, when […]

The stolen childhoods of Kashmir in pencil and crayon

Srinagar—These are pictures of loss of childhood and innocence. They speak about a violent world outside shuttered homes. They reveal the terrors of the present and the fears for the future. The colours are vivid. Red dominates, in blood and fire. Black is an ascendant colour, clouding the skies and scorching the earth. It’s not […]

‘Kashmiris Are No More Afraid of Indian Army’

Srinagar—Sole military means can not bring normalcy to Kashmir as todays youth in Kashmir has lost fear of Indian army, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said in an interview. She also said that “India has not been up to the mark when it comes to the development of Jammu and Kashmir and it is this […]

Kashmir, Kashmiri, Kashmiriyat All Belong To India: Singh

MEERUT:  Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the government is making efforts to resolve the problems being faced in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Assuring the people of the state, Mr Singh said that ‘Kashmir, Kashmiri and Kashmiriyat’ belonged to India. Mr Singh however, condemned the attacks on soldiers and security personnel saying, “Those who make attempts […]

‘Enough Proof to Charge Advani, Joshi of Conspiracy’

Lucknow: The accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, including senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, will face trial, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting their application to discharge criminal conspiracy charges filed against them. The CBI court said that there is enough evidence […]

NHRC Not Taking Complaint Against Army Seriously: Soz

Srinagar: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz has expressed displeasure with National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi for not taking his complaint seriously. Soz had lodged a complaint against an Indian army officer who had used innocent Farooq Ahmed Dar, a Central Kashmir resident as ‘Human Shield’ on April 9, 2017. In […]

South Sealed Off To Foil Tral March

Tral/ Srinagar—Massive presence of police and paramilitary forces enroute restive town of Tral in South Kashmir Tuesday foiled ‘Tral Chalo’ (March to Tral) called by ‘Resistance’ leadership to offer congregational Fateha for slain militant commander Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and his associate Faizan Muzaffar. The duo was killed by Indian army in an encounter on Saturday, May […]

Ad Payments Made to Newspapers Now Public

Srinagar—In a significant move towards ensuring transparency in advertisement distribution and release of payments, the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) uploaded, on its official website, the details of the payment made to individual newspapers and periodicals on account of advertisement bills during the financial year 2016-17.  The details of the payment can be […]

India of Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating three years of his government. In a series of tweets he posted, Modi said these years had seen his government embarking on concrete steps that have “transformed” the lives of people. He tweeted out statistics related to various sectors to show comparisons between 2014 and now. He also […]

Talking to the enemy

Having suffered a severe beating, Farooq Dar was tied up on a spare tyre attached to the front bumper of an armoured jeep. Indian soldiers claimed he had been throwing stones. Mr Dar was driven in agony through villages south of Srinagar, the largest city in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The soldiers […]

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