Unhealed Wounds

Human rights groups working in Jammu and Kashmir put the number of enforced disappearances the conflict-torn region has witnessed between 1989 and 2012 at above 8000, with an exhaustive and painstaking report by the International People’s Tribunal For Human Rights and Justice In Kashmir (IPTK) and the Association of the Parents Of Disappeared Persons (APDP) […]

Govt ‘denials’ on Sainik Colony in Srinagar exposed

Govt ‘denials’ on Sainik Colony in Srinagar exposed

Documents of Sainik Board meeting say Div Com Kashmir agreed on 173 kanals Demand then increased to 350 kanals, new proposal sent to Div Com and state Home Dept It is not specified whether proposed colony is meant solely for J&K state subjects Srinagar: The government had not only planned to allow setting up the […]

Why Indian Muslims resent singing Vande Mataram?

A Bengali writer Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (born 1838) composed the song Vande Mataram (Hail motherland) in a mixture of Bengali and Sanskrit. He incorporated it in his political novel titled Anandmath (Monastery of joy) written in 1882. Vande Mataram became India’s most famous, and at the same time the most controversial, song. Hindus sing it […]

JK Bank announces RE exam dates

Srinagar: J&K Bank on Sunday said that the examination for recruitment of Relationship Executives will be held on September 5, 6, 12 and 13 across various centres in J&K. In a statement, a spokesman of the bank said that it was for the first time that the examination for these posts will be held online. […]

Hundreds participate in religious conference in Baramulla

Baramulla: Hundreds of people on Sunday participated in a religious conference organised by Idara Falahudarien at Baitul-Mukarram mosque in Baramulla. Dr Tawqeer Alam Falahi, professor in Aligarh Muslim University, was the chief guest on the occasion. He delivered a lecture on the topic “Misaali mashrah Quran wa Hadees ki roshni mein.” Moulana Showqat Shaheen, prominent […]

Unbearable pain of waiting for the disappeared

Unbearable pain of waiting for the disappeared

APDP holds protest on International Day for the Disappeared; families of victims affirm they won’t give up the search, ask Indian state to reveal whereabouts of loved ones Srinagar: On the International Day for the Disappeared, families of Kashmiri victims who were subjected to enforced disappearances by Indian forces once again appealed to the international […]

Nine students injured after excursion bus falls into gorge in Budgam

Bilal Habib BUDGAM: Nine students were injured on Sunday when an excursion bus, in which they were traveling, skidded off the road and rolled down into a 20-feet deep gorge in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. According to SHO Khansahib, Arshid Ahmad, an excursion bus bearing registration no JK04A-0214 carrying the students from a coaching centre […]

Minor girl, driver injured in road accidents

BILAL HABIB Pampore: A five-year-old girl and a driver were injured in separate road accidents on Sunday in Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu highway. Residents said that Shabnam daughter of Nisar Ahmad Ganaie, a resident of Talangam Pulwama was hit by a Taveera. “She was taken to Sub District Hospital Pampore wherefrom she was referred to SKIMS […]

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