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Children of slain policemen. Whose orphans are they?

Sameer Showkin Lone Srinagar | Oct 26: During the last three decades of deadly conflict in Jammu and Kashmir, according to a study conducted by Save the Children, a UK based NGO; the number of orphans in Kashmir has reached to 214,000. About 37 percent were orphaned during the armed insurgency. …

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My last conversation with slain LeT commander Waseem Shah

Sameer Showkin Lone Srinagar | Oct 14: It was beginning of the month of March 2014;  a peak season for cricket in rural Kashmir. Most of the cricket tournaments in villages are organised in winters. Hundreds and thousands of people watch cricket matches throughout the winter season. Waseem popularly known …

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The Kaaba of her existence…discovering Azadi on unfamiliar grounds

Dr Saba Shafi Makhdoomi Delhi |March 8:  He kept repeating his name feverishly over and over again, breaking into cold beads of sweat each time he woke up in the middle of the night, his name and his address, repeatedly as if he were possessed by some demon, some djinn, …

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Army invites singer Lucky Ali to Kashmir to ‘instill desire of peace’ among Youth

Srinagar, Oct 18: After top Bollywood singer Adnan Sami’s concert organised by union Home Ministry, Army is now organising a “Youth Mela” where Bollywood singer Lucky Ali is set to perform here at SKICC on the banks of Dal Lake. The event is being organised by the Srinagar based Chinar Corps …

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Pakistan’s membership at UNHRC brings joy to Kashmir’s Geelani

Srinagar, Oct 18: Kashmiri separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani today extended his greetings to Pakistan for being elected as member to UNHRC and said that despite strong opposition from America and India, rest of the 151 countries expressed their faith and their confidence in Pakistan. It is encouraging, however Pakistan …

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Tiny lamps of hope that still keep our cold, damp hearts aglow

As we sit by the banks of Jhelum watching the waters rise yet again, hoping for the tide to ebb, I remind myself of the tiny lanterns of hope that still keep our cold, damp hearts aglow..  Dr Saba Shafi Makhdoomi October 18| Although I remembered the devastation that those floods …

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Smart Srinagar: ‘Colourful Budshah Bridge Fountain isn’t Govt’s Brainchild

Sameer Showkin Lone Srinagar: The water fountain installed on the Budshah Bridge might have brought a new charm to the otherwsie ‘dusty bridge’ attracting hundreds, but there is a 10-years long story behind the completion of the project. Surprising to know that the project has not been set up by …

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‘Main sirf tera Mehboob tu meri Mehbooba’: Adnan Sami in Kashmir

Sameer Showkin Lone Srinagar | Oct 7: Main sirf tera Mehboob tu meri Mehbooba…Mehbooba …Mehboobaa” this is how top Bollywood singer Adnan Sami made his entry on the stage at SKICC before a selected jam packed audience of ministers, bureaucrats, journalists and other civil and police officers. Many among them …

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5 must have apps while travelling abroad

By: Fayaz Najar Gone are the days when travellers used to carry guidebooks for almost everything while holidaying or going on a business trip abroad.  Thanks to the technological advancements, we have mobile apps for almost everything. Today, we can access accurate information from a single touch of a screen.  …

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