‘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

Omar seeks financial assistance for Sarpanchs, Panchs

Writes To Jairam Ramesh

DAMAGE CONTROL?

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Jan 18: In a damage control exercise Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has shot a letter to Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh seeking release of Rs 100 crore for monthly honorarium More



  • Srinagar City

Directs for immediate restoration of essential services

DIV COM CONDUCTS CITY TOUR

Srinagar, Jan 18: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar city and took stock of situation arising due to snowfall. The Divisional Commissioner More




  • Jammu

Sagar hospitalized

Jammu, Jan 18: Minister for Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Sagar was hospitalized on Friday afternoon, after he complained of chest pain. Sources said that soon after Friday More



  • South Asia

Qadri summoned by Canadian authorities for asylum oath breach

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 18: Firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, who led a massive protest against the government here, has been summoned by Canadian authorities to explain a violation of the oath he had taken while More



  • GKeducation&career

The menace of tuition centers

Why have tuition centers become centres of nuisance for local residents and female students?

CONCERN

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

In a 20×12 tin shed at Parraypora, a physics teacher is teaching complex equations to around 200 students crammed in one classroom. Outside the ‘classroom’, dozens of youngsters roam around, speeding away More



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