Don’t keep us in the dark’

‘Twelve years after Yaseen’s enforced disappearance, his family wants to know if he is dead or alive

Majid Maqbool

On Friday evening of March 2, 2000, Muhammad Yaseen Bhat, then a 26-year-old University student, was coming out of his neighborhood mosque in Nowhatta after offering the evening prayers. Before he could enter home, army troops and armed men from counter-insurgent group Ikhwan grabbed hold of him near More

Breaking the silence

Let’s not keep quiet about crimes perpetrated against the most vulnerable section of our society

Kalpana Tikku

This may sound weird, but the first major decision I took after my daughter was born was to stop hiring male domestic help. Among the various stuff I had been reading, what was most scary and spine chilling for me, were the stories on sexual offences against children. The very thought of it sent shivers More

  • Kashmir

Pir held for raping minor

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Jan 17: Police on Thursday arrested a 52-year old self styled Pir at Mattan here in south Kashmir district for allegedly raping a minor girl.  A police official said that a girl More



  • Srinagar City

Snow, rains leave roads waterlogged

People face inconvenience, administration caught napping

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 17: Few hours of snowfall and rains caused water-logging in many areas of Srinagar causing immense inconvenience to the commuters. In absence of proper dewatering system, many areas including More




  • Jammu

Calls for strict adherence to Master Plans

LA PANEL REVIEWS FUNCTIONING OF HUD DEPARTMENT

Jammu, Jan 17: The Estimates Committee (EC) of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today reviewed the functioning of Housing and Urban Development Department. The Committee which met here today More



  • South Asia

Pak govt opens dialogue front with Qadri

4TH DAY OF PROTEST

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 17: As the Pakistan government made moves to hold talks with Tahir-ul-Qadri today, the agitating cleric told his supporters he was giving "democracy a final chance" and asked them not to More



  • World

‘100 killed in new massacre in Syria’

Damascus, Jan 17: More than 100 civilians have been killed in a new "massacre" in Syria, a watchdog said today, as Russia slammed the United States for blaming deadly blasts at a university campus on the More



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