Few vote in Kangan, and say they are wasting their vote

Few vote in Kangan, and say they are wasting their vote

Kangan (Ganderbal): Close to mid-day in Kangan, some 20 kilometres from Ganderbal district headquarters, an old man, Mohammad Maqbool Mir, looked blankly at a polling station from quite a distance. When approached by this reporter, Mir said he has lived his life in poverty and gone through “everything” that a man can imagine. He said […]

Between 5 kms, boycott at one end, big turnout at other

Between 5 kms, boycott at one end, big turnout at other

Hajin/Sumbal: Deserted roads in north Kashmir’s Hajin, where people stayed indoors to boycott the parliamentary elections on Thursday, were just five kilometers from Sumbal where voters thronged polling stations all day to cast their vote. A day before voting, posters had come up in Hajin, issued by militants, asking people to boycott the elections. Till […]

No forecast of heavy snowfall in Srinagar: Met office

Srinagar: Director of the Meteorological Centre Srinagar, Sonam Lotus, on Sunday refuted media reports of forecast of heavy snowfall in Srinagar city, saying he never issued such a weather advisory for the state’s summer capital. Earlier this week, the Met department had issued a weather warning for moderate to heavy snowfall in Kashmir, including in […]

Death visited Sho many a time, justice never did

Death visited Sho many a time, justice never did

Villagers remember those killed by army, and a terrible narrative unfolds in their words Sho (Sopore): The 1989 violent uprising in Kashmir left tens of thousands of people dead. Sopore was one of the worst hit towns – scores of people died in gun battles, in attacks on homes by government forces and militant groups, […]

Surge in domestic violence causes deep harm to Kashmir women’s psyche

Surge in domestic violence causes deep harm to Kashmir women’s psyche

SRINAGAR: Domestic violence against women has steadily increased in Kashmir, despite stringent laws, and scores of women are falling prey to the violence of their husbands and the in-laws every day. Police records suggest that five women died in 2014 while this figure jumped to six in 2015. The official figure reveals that from 2014 […]

Ever intensifying human animal conflict

Ever intensifying human animal conflict

As bear and leopard attacks continue, rising dog populations take its toll – 6264 dog bite cases in 2015-16 SRINAGAR: Encroachment on the fringes of forestland, change in crop pattern and lack of experts to relocate dangerous animals has increased man-animal conflict over the years in J&K, particularly in the valley. Attacks by dogs have […]

Family of teen killed by govt forces in 2016 alleges harassment by police

Family of teen killed by govt forces in 2016 alleges harassment by police

SRINAGAR: Irfan Fayaz Wani was an 18-year-old auto-rickshaw driver when he was shot dead by government forces on August 21, 2016, at Malaratta Chowk in Nowhatta at 6:30pm, a few kilometres away from his home in Fateh Kadal. There were 21 FIRs registered against Irfan in different police stations of Srinagar at that time. When […]

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