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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...
What happens to a cult in a conflict zone called Kashmir? Maybe, he ends up meeting the fate of the poet police. By Hafsa Mir Hardly any protest campaign in solidarity with police official was taken out in Kashmir in recent past. But Basant Rath who freely...
This past October, fifty couples from underprivileged families tied knots in a mass marriage event in Central Kashmir’s Budgam. The heart-warming ceremony spread cheers in the society grappling with late marriages and extravaganza wedding affairs. By Aleem Ali Far from Srinagar’s hustle bustle, a makeshift tent came...
As the ‘poster boy’ of the ‘United 21’, Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad swept prized post in Kashmir’s century-old trade body in the recent polls. As buzz faded and brouhaha erupted, many asked: Will the new elected body driven by the ‘unity’ slogan deliver on business front? By...
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....
Editor’s Note: There’s a driving force behind the varsity’s local talent which often bring home laurels from the global competitions and cultural events. By Hirra Sultan It’s a bright sunny day. White clouds and electric blue sky. The perfect day to take up an expedition to the...
 In 2018, when its 11000-strong staff  celebrated its 80th Foundation Day, J&K Bank reaffirm its commitment to offer the best services — the way it has been supporting many success stories in J&K as its principal financial services company. By Murtaza Hassan Much before its rank and...
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...
The two Kashmiri daughters left battered by unabated strife in the valley weave verses in longing of their fathers. By Mir Seeneen The frozen day of January 21, 1990 was another routine regularity for three-year-old Neelum, when suddenly the devastating news came and filled her home with shrieks...
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,...