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Protest erupts in J&K after 2 civilians killed in firing

Monday 1 July '13

Protests erupted in Kashmir after the Army allegedly shot dead two civilians in Bandipore district.
Jammu and Kashmir: Day after, Manmohan Singh says won't let terror succeed

Tuesday 25 June '13

Complete shutdown was observed in J-K to protest against PM's visit on call by separatists.
'Unprovoked' firing by Army in Baramulla killed Kashmiri youth: witnesses

Tuesday 5 March '13

'Soldiers barged into the houses and broke doors and window panes of some houses.'
Row over Afzal Guru body set to hit Kashmir assembly, as MLA breathes fire

Monday 18 February '13

An MLA has accused Cong of 'murdering' Guru to pave way for Rahul Gandhi to become PM.
At SKIMS, it is a tough call for doctors to make

Tuesday 12 February '13

'We have been told by our bosses that nobody should die.'
Afzal Guru hanged: 11 injured, curfew imposed in Kashmir

Saturday 9 February '13

Protestors were critically wounded when police opened fire in Baramulla thus taking toll to 11.
After police, they went to saints for their missing son

Tuesday 26 June '07

IN the Kashmir's missing saga, this is the latest addition. When 24-year-old Maqsood Ahmad Bader went missing on May 10, his parents didn't rely solely on the police.
'I am hopeful he will return one day'

Tuesday 19 June '07

ON every celebration when the Khan's take to the dining table, there is a spare plate of food. But for last 12 years, nobody has used that food. The 70-year-old mother of the family, Sarwa Begum, serv...
17-yr-old went missing on his way to school

Monday 11 June '07

AT FIRST, Arshad Muneer's family did not even know had he had disappeared on his way to Srinagar from his village in Kulgam. For them, Arshad was attending school in Srinagar.
Preparing for exams, Iqbal’s disappearance puts a big question mark

Friday 16 March '07

Twelve years ago when Mohammad Iqbal Shah was preparing for his class 10th examination, the personnel of the Border Security Forces (BSF) barged into his house and arrested him infront of his family m...
10 yrs on, she doesn’t know if she is a widow

Thursday 15 March '07

For the last 10 years, Tasleema Afzal has been seeking answer to one question - should she consider herself a widow?
Childhood lost in search for his father

Tuesday 13 March '07

It was no child’s play for 11-year-old Altaf to search every jail, security camp, interrogation center and police station in the Valley for his missing father.
She values his photo, Rs 30 most

Monday 12 March '07

A passport-size photograph is 65-year-old Mughli Begum’s most precious procession, besides Rs 30 which she never spends. The photo is that of her missing son Nazir Ahmad Teli. He had given her Rs 30 o...
After prayers, fervent hope remains

Wednesday 7 March '07

Taja Begum used to pray for a grandson. Her son Mohammad Akbar Khan had been married for more than a decade but had no child. Fifteen years ago, her prayers changed. She wanted her Khan to return home...
Answer to her 15-yr-old query will answer her prayers

Monday 5 March '07

For 15 years, they have been hoping their prayers will be answered. Their questions too. But one question haunts Ghulam Nabi Bhat’s mother, 70-year-old Sajida Begum, the most: “Is my son dead or alive...


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