‘Tell us,where is our son?’

Eight years after his disappearance,Shabir’s ailing parents live in misery

Majid Maqbool

“We don’t want to talk about our son,” the ailing mother of Shabir Ahmad Dar,  who disappeared eight years ago, says at the door of their modest two-room home in Noorbagh, Qamarwari. “We’re tired of giving statements. We only want our son back,” she says. The family is unwilling to talk repeatedly More

What Mumtaz left behind

A family in Bandipora village grapples with the loss of their lone breadwinner

Aamir Manzoor

Four years after his death the cricket uniform of 23-year-old Mumtaz Ahmad Bhat is still hanging on the wall of his room that is painted in green. Mumtaz was one among the three youth allegedly killed in 2008 uprising by the government forces on August 12 in Aloosa village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora More

  • Kashmir

20000 health employees go on strike

HOLD SIT-IN DEMONSTRATIONS AT OLD SECRETARIAT

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Jan 12: At least 20000 employees of the Health and Medical Education Department Saturday suspended work and held massive demonstration at the Old Secretariat here following the stoppage of their More



  • Srinagar City

Rise and fall of The Bund

Ill-planning vandalizes Srinagar’s globally famous heritage walkway

ARIF SHAFI WANI

DOTTED with towering mighty Chinars and overlooking gushing river Jhelum, The Bund in the heart of Srinagar till a few decades ago was a favorite haunt of nature lovers and British. However, ill-planning More




  • Jammu

NC has strong secular credentials: Rana

Jammu, Jan 12: Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Devender Singh Rana said that history of the state is testimony to the strong secular-democratic credentials of National Conference and the sacrifices More



  • PaK

Arrest of 2 JK residents in Mirpur triggers protest

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Jan 12: Authorities in Mirpur on Saturday lodged two visitors from Jammu and Kashmir in judicial lockup for want of a valid visa, triggering strong protest by the activists of nationalist More



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