Giving hope to Kashmir orphans

A young social activist is committed to better the lives of orphans

Arif Shafi Wani

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. But this door never opened for an unfortunate group of children in Kashmir who lost their childhood in past over two decades of turbulence. They are called orphans.At a time when Valley is teaming with orphans More

Getting rid of homework

Children loathe it, parents suffer through it, and teachers can’t get out from under it

Louis Menand

Here is something you probably didn’t know about France: its President has the power to abolish homework. In a recent speech at the Sorbonne, François Hollande announced his intention to do this for all primary- and middle-school students. He wants to reform French education in other ways, too: by More

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Joan Shorenstein Center Fellowship at Harvard Journalists from around the world who are interested in sharing, expanding and researching public policy and political affairs can apply for this fellowship.The Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government is accepting applications for the More

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  • Kashmir

Hurriyat (G) aghast at ban on screening of Ocean of Tears in KU

Srinagar, Dec 16: Terming the ban on screening of ‘Ocean of Tears’ in Kashmir University as “hypocrisy and unjustified”, Hurriyat Conference (G) has criticized the administration and said that move is More



  • Srinagar City

Violation of Food Safety Act goes unabated

SMC mute on sale of expired, substandard products

CONCERN

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 16: In blatant violation of the Food Safety Act, sale of expired, substandard products and adulteration of milk is going on unabated in the summer capital in absence of regular monitoring More




  • Jammu

Omar seek support of corporate sector to JK Universities

SUMIT BHARGAV

Dhanore (Rajouri), Dec 16: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday said that corporate Sector of India should show interest in the development and growth of educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir so More



  • South Asia

5 militants, 1 policeman killed in Pak gun battle

Attempt By Taliban To Storm Airforce Base In Peshawar

REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI

Islamabad, Dec 16: A fierce gun battle between Pakistani security forces and militants holed up in a house on the outskirts of Peshawar left six people, including a policeman, dead today, hours after an More



  • World

Egypt 'narrowly backs' constitution in first round of vote

Cairo, Dec 16: Egyptians have narrowly backed an Islamist constitution in the first round of a referendum over the contentious draft, unofficial figures showed today, even as the opposition accused the More



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