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

Govt, Separatists join chorus on return of Kashmiri Pandits

Right Time For Community To Think Of Coming Back: Omar


New Delhi, Dec 21: Promising to restore sense of security in Kashmiri Pandits who left the Valley two decades ago, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday asked the community to explore possibility More

  • Srinagar City

Conversion of agriculture land goes unabated

Authorities mute spectators


Srinagar, Dec 21: In blatant violation of norms, agricultural land in Srinagar district is shrinking at a fast pace with booming illegal colonies and constructions coming up on it under the nose of authorities More

  • Jammu


Bifurcation of Directorate of Colleges


Jammu, Dec 21: The government seems to have put the proposal of bifurcation of Directorate of colleges into the back burner as no headway has been made on the issue since the process was started about More

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