‘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

Larnoo family accuses police of ‘torture, molestation’ during midnight raid

Village Shuts Down To Protest ‘Excesses, Brutality’; Police Says ‘Entire Family Is Rogue’

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Jan 20: A family in Larnoo village of this south Kashmir district Sunday accused police of torture and molestation of two young girls of the household. The incident triggered massive protests and More



  • Srinagar City

MAIN ROAD ENCROACHED AT KHANYAR

Residents demand removal of blockade

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 20: Police have encroached one of the lanes of main road near the Khanyar police station in Shaher-e-Khaas here hampering smooth flow of traffic and causing immense inconvenience to commuters More




  • Jammu

‘Clear snow from all Kupwara roads’

Saifullah Directs District administration

Jammu, Jan 20:  Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah Sunday directed the district administration Kupwara to clear snow from all the interior roads of the district.  More



  • South Asia

Pak Commerce Minister calls off India visit

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 20: Pakistan Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim has called off a scheduled visit to India to attend a business meet later this month, against the backdrop of tensions between the two More



  • World

'UK to impose L-test lingo ban to stop cheating immigrants'

London, Jan 20: In a bid to stop cheating, Britain is set to ban immigrants from taking driving tests in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri, Tamil, Urdu and 12 other foreign languages under new More



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