Special Report

Idealist’s Pragmatism

Though linked directly with budgeting J&K’s economy for various years, Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu’s third consecutive budget in less than two years is rich in ideas that can change many things, if


That Last Drive

Shams Irfan spent 24 hours in Tral and was part of the multiple funeral prayers that swelling mourners offered on July 9. Five months later, he drove back to the southern town and

Life Story

Scavenging A Living

For him collecting trash from Wullar Lake is a way of life, and a means to sustenance. Meet Bilal, who started at 13, now collects 12,240 kgs of trash annually, both to clean


Un-amputated Dreams

He lost both his arms to an accident but not his will to survive and excel in life. Meet the Jammu boy Chandeep Singh Sudan, the fastest para-skater in 100m. Tabish Rafiq Mir



Makeover Man

Pained by the amount of garbage littering his once beautiful village, an NRK rushed home and took a broom to do the job. Jibran Nazir reports how Tariq’s efforts changed the stink into

Human Rights

Systemic Silence

Five months after the first pellet victim walked into SMHS hospital amid sloganeering and charged up tempers,   Tabish Rafiq Mir visits the hospital only to find probing eyes and sealed lips In July,


Burhan, Islamabad and Gwadar

Delhi manipulated post-1965 support in Kashmir and permitting a minority political class to grow gradually and dominate the scene now. Strategic affairs specialists Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab argue in their book that

Web Exclusive

APDP: Disappeared, Not Forgotten

Muhammad Raafi Srinagar Indian Army’s 6 Rashtriya Rifles battalion picked up Shabir Ahmad Gasi from Bemina in Srinagar, the capital city of Kashmir on January 22, 2000. A fruit Vendor by profession, Shabir


Sheikh Abdullah, A CIA Profile

April 8, 1964 J&K state government released Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah after withdrawing the Kashmir conspiracy case. It was a major development that was written about in most of the world simply because of


Will Nazki deliver?

By Khursheed Wani By the end of 2016, State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) completed two decades of its existence in the trouble-torn J&K.Kashmir. It is considered world’s highest militarized zone where human rights


The Climber

He proved his critics wrong by setting up a million dollar worth mentoring start-up. Tabish Rafiq Mir maps its journey across half-a-dozen cities   ‘Mark my words. You will be cleaning bathrooms one

Photo Feature

In pictures: Snow art and artists of Kashmir

KL News Network Srinagar The joy was eminent on Friday, January 06 when the snow draped the valley with a white blanket. The live streaks, selfies, wishes and messages flooded the social sites.


Importance of Breakfast

By: Nahid Khilji Ever wonder why your mom always insists you to have breakfast when you leave for school, college, or work? Well she is right. Breakfast is an important element of your

Sub Regional

Ravaged Rohingyas

For almost half a decade, hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are living in Jammu almost in pathetic state. Aakash Hassan visits the Narwal ghetto to understand the situation in which Burma stripped them of


Devender Singh Rana

After state’s finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu presented the budget for 2017-18 in Legislative Assembly with focus on micro-credit and operational efficiency, he probably made his longest budget speech. Hailed by the members


Silent Sighs of Insha…

By: Asif Sultan Matta ‘Big snowy flakes falling from the sky’ In her sleep, she can hear her mother’s cry. A cozy blanket and white snug duvet Swathed over her, allow her not


Teaching Talent

His unconventional method of teaching helped him transform a government school in a way that two shifts were needed to manage the rush. It also earned him a Fulbright Fellowship in US. Jibran



A law that allows banks to take over the mortgaged collaterals in case of willful defaults has taken Kashmir by storm after a division bench of the Supreme Court made it applicable to