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Let’s face it: the rate of cancer is alarmingly rising in Kashmir. And SKIMS’ ward 5P is only making it terribly clear. By Bisma Bhat An unsettling silence fills the dreaded Cancer aka ward 5P of Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS)....
Another atrocious trigger lately gave Kashmir its youngest pellet victim—whose only crime was her move to breathe some fresh air after teargas suffocated her indoors. By Altaf Khanday Marsala Jan wore a wailing face while lapping her sleeping baby, whose eye assault had freaked her out all...
As a strong votary of the “third party alternative” in Kashmir, Sajad Lone might be following the old script, but his direction is curiously crafted. By Bilal Handoo A wild word about 21th November’s dramatic dusk has it that a wary intelligence alerted Kashmir’s new dark horse...
They emerged from the same backyard, sought the same purpose in life and suffer the same fate in the same place. By Altaf Khanday Even some scribes barred from covering the highbrow militant’s funeral failed to read the barking pattern at the garrisoned gates of Kupwara district....
Kashmiri woman running schools for girls and a welfare institute to help needy has been listed among the most influential 500 personalities in Muslim world. Her shot to global fame is stirring. Hafsa Mir The historic umbilical cord connecting the two faraway conflict zones—Kashmir and Palestine—again came...
Be it suspense created over Srinagar’s mayoral candidature or Governor Malik’s growing posturing as New Delhi’s political supervisor in the defiant valley, the politics of the place is getting intriguing at the moment. By Haseeb Ali It’s not always that a former chief minister of the state...
Beyond Sanjay Khan’s recent revelations, Doraiswamy kidnapping case that outmanoeuvred Narasimha Rao government in Kashmir calls in mind the thespian prisoner-swap plot. By Bilal Handoo Curtains were about to fall over the sensational hostage drama in Kashmir when Indian Home Minister SB Chavan rose to brief the...
Amid Eid celebrations, a baker’s 8-year-old daughter went missing mysteriously from her Boniyar Uri home this past August. When found some 11 days later, her ghastly state sent shockwaves around. By Malik Nisar As I trekked towards the crime scene deep in a jungle, I was leaving...
Once done with dirges over lost love, her marriage landed her in a vicious cycle of domestic abuse. By Omer Farooq  At 38, Nighat Jan comes across as a pallid person — whose haggard face betrays her age, and persona. It’s hard to believe that the young...
In the times of late marriages and rising destitution, the mounting marital mess often shapes into a heartbreaking tragedy. Dumped and divorced Kashmiri women remain the most distressed aspect of this menace. By Bilal Handoo Behind the frequently barricaded life of Old City, a young,...