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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  • Kashmir

One more militant killed; Toll 6

Operation Called Off: GoC Kilo Force

SOPORE ENCOUNTER

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 19: One more unidentified militant was killed Wednesday while two Army soldiers including an officer were injured in Sopore encounter in north Kashmir in which five militants were killed More



  • Srinagar City

Drainage system breaks down at Mandir Bagh Baghat-e-Barzulla

Inhabitants suffer, authorities in slumber

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 19: Failure of the authorities to clean a major drain at Mandir Bagh, Baghat-e-Barzulla area is taking heavy toll on the inhabitants as the colony has turned into a cesspool of sewage water More




  • Jammu

Under fire, Govt acts against JKPCC top brass

4 officers attached; Hamal gets additional charge

Damage to Assembly Complex

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 19: The J&K Government Monday axed the top brass of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) for their alleged negligence in carrying out the execution work of a new legislative More



  • Tangmarg

Increase in dog populace poses threat to humans

AHMED KASHMIRI

Kunzar (Tangmarg), Dec 19: Recently about twenty dogs attacked a girl at Rawanpora village here in north Kashmir. The girl sustained critical injuries in the attack. She was hospitalized and is undergoing More



  • GK Features

Listening to Nabza Bano

Nabza Bano lost her three sons and her home to the conflict.

A MOTHERS TRAGEDY— III

MAJID MAQBOOL

Sixty-five-year-old Nabza Bano stands near a small cornfield where her three-storey house once stood in Sundbrari village, Kokernag in south Kashmir, about 85kms from Srinagar. Lost in a melancholic silence More



  • GKeducation&career

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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