Friday, 29 May 2015
Employees' civil secretariat gherao foiled; several injured, dozens detained
Employees' civil secretariat gherao foiled; several injured, dozens detained

Wani threatens ‘stringent agitation’ if demands not met

Srinagar, May 28: Dozens of  protesters were today detained here as police prevented hundreds of contractual, casual and daily-wage government employees from marching towards the civil secretariat, which houses the office of the Chief Minister.
Resurrecting Education Sector - beginning made, results to follow: Akhtar
Resurrecting Education Sector - beginning made, results to follow: Akhtar

Teachers have key role in transforming schooling: Priya

SRINAGAR, MAY 28: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar today said the Government’s mission of resurrecting the education sector in the State revolves around three fundamental elements - the pupil, the teacher and the curriculum. He said a beginning has been made and there will be tangible movement forward in the coming days and months with perceptible transformation of schooling.
Rosie and Pinkie’s Papa comes home after saying his prayers on Friday
Rosie and Pinkie’s Papa comes home after saying his prayers on Friday

“Na mahra, why don’t you eat in a plate?” suggests a refined, elderly gentleman, with a salt and pepper beard. He is looking somewhat worried, as though this act of dining could cause Kashmir’s other Hangul, the Kashmiri Pandit, to be pushed further towards extinction. I have been to enough feasts to understand that the real action happens around the traami. I insist, and luckily some of the younger, more maadern guests sitting in the Shamiana request the elderly gentleman to let me be.
Time to show resolve

On the occasion of the final demobilization of El Salvador’s FMLN in December 1992, then UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said: “The transition from war to peace does not come spontaneously or easily… years of strife inevitably leave deep scars, bitter memories and rancour. Peace is won only by effort and resolve.
THE GRAVE IS NAMELESS

"Touched your heart"? I wonder if! Of trust and guise For you;
Muslim and the City: Flats Rented to Us Become Off-Limits Overnight

I saw some outrage yesterday on social media and news channels about a young woman in Mumbai asked to vacate her flat because of her surname. Misbah Quadri, who had moved into a three-bedroom apartment  in Wadala, was allegedly told by her broker that she could not move in the flat as the society was averse Muslim tenants.
Overcoming a resilient Islamic State

Maps depict names of places seized by the Islamic State (Da’esh) and its al-Qaeda confreres: Syria’s Raqqa, Idlib and Palmyra as well as Iraq’s Mosul, Ramadi and Fallujah. Names of places have become associated with massacres. Aerial bombardment by the West seems futile. The West cannot stem the tide of extremism. U.S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says that the Iraqi forces have “no will to fight” in Iraq. 
Dear Khaled Hosseini, will you be Kashmir’s saviour?
Dear Khaled Hosseini, will you be Kashmir’s saviour?

Dear Khaled Hosseini,

I regularly follow your page and have read all your books. I must say, it’s been an honour. Recently, I saw a short video, some narrations, and a few pictures of your work regarding Syrian refugees. I am impatiently awaiting a detailed account and I am more than desperate to uncover the reality about the Syrian refugees.
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