‘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

Snowfall exposes R&B

Potholes Reappear On Valley Roads

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 19: The recent snowfall has brought to fore the substandard material used by the Road and Buildings Department and improper techniques adopted for the construction of roads in the Valley More



  • Srinagar City

Jehangir Chowk–Natipora flyover construction hits roadblock

HSHS traders accuse authorities of breach of trust in rehabilitation

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 19: Traders of commercial hub Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) here on Saturday accused the state government of “breach of trust” in their rehabilitation for the proposed construction of flyover More




  • Jammu

TARA ACTS TOUGH

Commences inspection of schools

ATTACHMENT OF STAFF IN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 19:  To have firsthand experience of working in government schools and as part of his initiative to detach staff in education department, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, who is Minister More



  • South Asia

‘All-inclusive dialogue needed to settle Kashmir issue peacefully’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Jan 19: While stressing the need for de-escalating tensions across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, the speakers at the All Parties Kashmir Conference (APKC) urged the international community to More



  • World

Controversial full body scanners to be removed from US airports

Washington, Jan 19: Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose X-ray More



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