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By Zeenish Imroz Kashmiri traders have their huge investment held in the shape of Goods at Line of Control (LoC) after the sudden suspension of trade left the breadwinners of over 20,000 families unemployed for more than four months now. On April 18, Ministry of Home...
Reacting to the threats on Kashmir by Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India’s security forces are capable and equipped to protect the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.  “We keep hearing of such threats and it is...
Located in the most sensitive area of Kashmir, the Union Defence Ministry has approved operation of civilian flights from strategic Awantipora airfield, the  airbase managed by Indian Air Force. A written reply by the Union Minister of State Defence, Shripad Naik’s to...
With the beginning of 46-day Amarnath Yatra, the highway has once again started holding commoners in Kashmir hostage to the host of conditions—notorious being the cane-controllers. Despite official utterances and assurances, Kashmir’s only surface connection with the world is now derailing the normal pace of life in the valley.
After becoming a rallying cry of justice last year, the outrageous rape-and-murder case of eight-year-old Muslim nomad girl headed to its conclusion on June 10, 2019, when six of the seven accused were convicted by the Pathankot court. by Saqib Bashir
Amid desperate attempts of revamp and restructuring, a classroom has appeared on the waters of River Jhelum in Srinagar where a young woman is trying to impart the importance of Humanities, critical thinking and judicious learning among the valley’s young and receptive class. By...
It took a young Srinagar-based photojournalist an extensive foot journey spanned over different seasons in different parts of City to capture children in different action. The outcome in ten frames outlines childhood in Kashmir in different expressions. By Aamina Altaf I began...
It took one old car to change the life of a struggling boy who’s today the celebrated scrap-dealer in town. by Arshid Hamid Before lending his attentive ear to a street call, he carefully took off his dark shades and placed them...
Resumption of notorious identity card checking of natives caught in perennial conflict has evoked the not-so-old memories in Kashmir. Some 13 years back, when the author of this piece faced military inspection for the first time as student, he made it sure to forever carry his identity in his pocket.
There’re growing instances where hackers through e-commerce sites are tricking Kashmiris by delivering cheap and bogus items. With no replace-and-refund option, the customers are often left high and dry. By Sheikh Saqib Inside Srinagar’s Hyderpora branch of India’s leading logistics e-commerce...
The State Home Department ordered that henceforth the restriction on civilian traffic between Srinagar and Udhampur on national highway-44 would be only on Sundays.
Ramadan is a blessed month, when people concentrate on their commitments to God and their faiths. Besides the spiritual rewards, the sacred month of fasting also has some health benefits. Ramadan offers an amazing array of physical, spiritual and mental health benefits for those fasting. “Fast...
Summer Darbar is back in valley, which’s grappling with myriad basic issues, amid the growing official apathy. To begin with, the highway hiccups are now sending home rotten eatables and thus handing unimaginable losses to the troubled traders of Kashmir. Despite being a concern, rather a crisis, it isn’t even batting...
Since Wednesday morning, a glum house at Srinagar’s Athwajan area is caught in a wave of reflections and recollections. As mourners enter and exit, they offer their heartfelt tributes to the man who changed the construction scenario in Kashmir. Recalled as a “noble philanthropist”, the departed man,...