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, the 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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  • Kashmir

Court rejects Law Minister’s plea on recording statement

‘Mere Threat Perception Cannot Justify His Exemption From Appearing In Person’

2004 DEFAMATION CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 17: A court here Monday rejected application of the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar seeking his exemption from appearing before it for recording statement. Sagar More



  • Srinagar City

Transporters fleece passengers, authorities in slumber

FROM SONWAR TO LAL CHOWK, BUS TRAVEL COSTS RS 8 FOR 4 KMS

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 17: With the Transport department failing to come up with a revised rate list for distance-wise passenger fares, the transporters in the Srinagar city have started to overcharge passengers More




  • Jammu

Omar talking alliance out of insecurity: Mehbooba

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Dec 17: Asserting that the political fortune of National Conference has reached to a stage where it is “hesitant to face the people on its own,” the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Giving hope to Kashmir orphans

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

ENGINEERING SOCIAL CHANGE

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 More



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