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The mortal remains of R Thirumani, who was killed in a stone pelting incident in Kashmir, arrive in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

The two young lives whose end made Kashmir search its soul

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 08:27 AM IST
R Thirumani, a tourist from Chennai, was critically injured in a stone pelting incident in Srinagar. He was shifted to a hospital for treatment but succumbed to injuries.
The National Security Guards have also been asked to train both Jammu and Kashmir State Police and CRPF in counter-terror operations in densely populated areas.(HT/File photo)
The National Security Guards have also been asked to train both Jammu and Kashmir State Police and CRPF in counter-terror operations in densely populated areas.(HT/File photo)

Home ministry okays NSG deployment in Kashmir for counter-terror operations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 07:14 AM IST
Home ministry officials said deployment of NSG in the Valley would provide an opportunity for the force to keep its skills sharp and reduce casualties for state security forces that may not be equipped to handle all situations.
An injured student at the SMHS hospital, after a bus carrying 35 schoolchildren was attacked by stone-pelters in Shopian district, North Kashmir on May 2(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
An injured student at the SMHS hospital, after a bus carrying 35 schoolchildren was attacked by stone-pelters in Shopian district, North Kashmir on May 2(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)

Amnesty to stone-pelters sends out a wrong message

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 12:37 PM IST
The actions of Kashmir’s politicians seem to have emboldened those who want to spread terror
The banks of the Dal Lake in Srinagar after fresh snowfalll.(TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP)
The banks of the Dal Lake in Srinagar after fresh snowfalll.(TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP)

Excerpt: The Making of Early Kashmir by Shonaleeka Kaul

Hindustan Times | By Shonaleeka Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 06:07 PM IST
Shonaleeka Kaul’s The Making of Early Kashmir is an attempt to identify the values and meanings associated with the region called Kashmir from its origins until the 12th century CE through Kalhaṇa’s iconic Rājataraṅgiṇī, which was composed in 1148 CE. This is an excerpt from the introduction
Meraj-ud-din of AP is a veteran cameraman of Kashmir.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Meraj-ud-din of AP is a veteran cameraman of Kashmir.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

The gun, flashgun and the viewfinder: Photographers in Kashmir remain impartial witnesses of the conflict

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:36 AM IST
Photographers are the latest fall guys in Kashmir. They are often harassed, yet carry the burden of being impartial witnesses of the conflict. And then one of them, Kamran Yousuf, was arrested.
Protesters block Jammu-Pathankot highway at Kathua during the Jammu bandh.(HT Photo)
Protesters block Jammu-Pathankot highway at Kathua during the Jammu bandh.(HT Photo)

VK Singh promises justice for Kathua girl, Congress questions ‘Modi’s silence’

Agencies, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 05:36 PM IST
The eight-year-old girl was gang-raped thrice by her abductors, including a special police officer, inside a temple.
Relatives and neighbours mourn near the body of Sharjeel Ahmed who was killed near the encounter site at Khudwani district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Relatives and neighbours mourn near the body of Sharjeel Ahmed who was killed near the encounter site at Khudwani district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar as separatists protest civilian deaths in Kulgam encounter

Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 10:37 AM IST
Restrictions were imposed in Srinagar’s Old City; the University of Kashmir has cancelled exams scheduled for Thursday, all educational institutes in the Valley are shut; Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest.
Members of the Gujjar community shout slogans during a protest rally against the rape and murder of eight-year old Kathua girl, in Jammu.(PTI File Photo)
Members of the Gujjar community shout slogans during a protest rally against the rape and murder of eight-year old Kathua girl, in Jammu.(PTI File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir divided over Kathua crime: What pride can there be in losing out on justice?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 10:10 PM IST
The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua has sparked outrage across Jammu and Kashmir.
Farooq Abdullah during the budget session of the parliament at Parliament House in New Delhi, on March 15, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/HT file Photo)
Farooq Abdullah during the budget session of the parliament at Parliament House in New Delhi, on March 15, 2018.(Sushil Kumar/HT file Photo)

Independence not an option for landlocked Kashmir, says Farooq Abdullah

Indo Asian News Service, Jammu | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2018 09:59 PM IST
On one side we have nuclear powers China and Pakistan and on the other side we have India, says Lok Sabha Member from Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah.
Getting his teeth into a sale: At the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Getting his teeth into a sale: At the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Review: Sell; The Art, the Science, the Witchcraft by Subroto Bagchi

Hindustan Times | By Sujoy Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 05:55 PM IST
Each of the 30 chapters in Subroto Bagchi’s crisply narrated book carries a serious sales mantra
Kashmiri students throw stones at policemen as a tear gas shell explodes behind them during a protest in Srinagar on Thursday.(AP)
Kashmiri students throw stones at policemen as a tear gas shell explodes behind them during a protest in Srinagar on Thursday.(AP)

Students clash with forces in Kashmir amid protest over death of civilians

Srinagar, Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Saha, Srinagar
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 09:28 PM IST
Students took on security personnel at different institutes in Srinagar, protesting five civilian deaths. Scores of female students were among the protesters in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk in Srinagar. 
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