Snowfall to hit Kashmir today: MeT

Snowfall to hit Kashmir today: MeT

Intense cold conditions continued in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as the weather office forecast fresh rain and snow during the next 24 hours. “Light snowfall in lower reaches and moderate snowfall in higher reaches and hilly areas. Some places in higher reaches may receive heavy snowfall during next 24 hours,”

Mirwaiz cautions against ‘provocation trap’

Mirwaiz cautions against ‘provocation trap’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Saturday said that burning of posters of top Iranian, Hizbollah and Syrian leaders is a “provocation trap” of some elements who were trying to stoke sectarian and communal tensions in the Kashmir valley. After Friday congregational prayers, a few masked protestors surfaced in Nowhatta, the epicentre […]

Forsaken by parents, shunned by society, Salman and Burhan live on

Forsaken by parents, shunned by society, Salman and Burhan live on

Srinagar: Since they were born, 11-month-old Salman and six-month-old Burhan have been living in a ward at GB Pant Hospital, abandoned by family and society, but kept alive by the hospital staff. When this reporter entered the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre at GB Pant Hospital, in a small room Salman was being injected medicines with the […]

All community school students clear board exam

All community school students clear board exam

SRINAGAR: All the Class 10 students who studied at what came to be known as a resistance school in Rainawari area of downtown Srinagar have passed the board exam with flying colours. Locals of the Hasnabad area in Rainawari started the school in a mosque and seminary after the 2016 Burhan-triggered anti-India uprising shut all […]

Protests against Kathua attack on Muslims mark Friday

Protests against Kathua attack on Muslims mark Friday

Srinagar: Protests, some of which morphed into stone pelting clashes, erupted at a few places in the valley on Friday against an assault on Muslims allegedly by RSS men in Kathua district of Jammu region on Monday. The joint resistance leadership had appealed to the people to protest against the attack on Friday and thereby […]

Rashid asks admin to stop harassing Jammu Muslims

Rashid asks admin to stop harassing Jammu Muslims

Jammu: MLA Langate, Engineer Rashid asked the government to act against those who attacked Muslims in Kathua following a clash over alleged cow slaughter. “We offer sincere cooperation to people of Jammu province for maintaining communal harmony and finding an everlasting solution to political dispute. If the issue is resolved the people of state will […]

Photojournalists say cop told us ‘leave or get blinded’

Photojournalists say cop told us ‘leave or get blinded’

Srinagar: Many photojournalists working for local media outlets said police and paramilitary troopers abused and threatened them in Nowhatta, where they were covering clashes between protesters and government forces on Friday. “A policeman holding a pellet gun shouted at us ‘tuih chivva yecchaan aen gacchin’ (do you want to get blinded)’. He was effectively threatening […]

Intimidated by police, depressed artist laments his ‘death’

Intimidated by police, depressed artist laments his ‘death’

Srinagar: The air smells of paint in the house of 46-year-old Mohammad Rafiq in the outskirts of Srinagar. Rafiq’s room itself  is filled with sprinkled colours, paints, brushes, paintings, and canvases with half-made paintings. Rafiq’s says that his home, a traditional Kashmiri house, was built the “same way he draws pictures on canvas.” Whenever Rafiq […]