Articles by Sameer Yasir
Jan 24, 2014
In Kashmir, victims' families shocked as Army closes Pathribal fake encounter caseAn Army spokesperson said it has closed the Pathribal fake encounter case, as the evidence recorded in the army court could not establish anything against the accused men.
Jan 22, 2014
Drugs, militancy and a standoff: Why trade along LoC has come to a haltThe seizure of a truck with narcotics estimated to be worth Rs 100 crore has brought trade along the LoC to a standstill.
Jan 16, 2014
In Kashmir's Sopore, 2014 has come with spurt in militant activityThere is a unique strategy now adopted by militants -- they first inform security forces of their presence. When forces arrive, militants fire from multiple directions, say intelligence officials.
Jan 09, 2014
Right-wingers want Twitter India's news chief removed, call him anti-ModiThe BJP and its associates now say Khursheed has in the past been severely critical of alleged human rights violations committed by the Army in Kashmir as well as of Modi's role in the 2002 violence in Gujarat.
Jan 08, 2014
Why Asia’s second largest fresh water lake is dying a slow deathWullar was already shrinking due to illegal encroachments. Now, it is shrinking further, with several municipal bodies in surrounding areas dumping tons of garbage into it daily.
Jan 05, 2014
Exam shame: FIR against Congress leader's son in KashmirThe Congress minister is accused of facilitating his son's qualification in the 2009 matriculation examination through unfair means and impersonation.
Jan 01, 2014
As Mehbooba talks kindly of Modi, is PDP sidling towards the BJP?Is Mufti's statement on Modi a sign of a potential tie-up between the two parties in 2014?
Dec 31, 2013
Kashmir in 2013: Overall violence down, but armed force fatalities saw sharp riseThrough 2013, Kashmir appeared to be seeing a renewed phase of armed insurgency that is sparse but deadly, especially catching agencies off guard.
Dec 26, 2013
Court martial for Army men in Machchil fake encounter, hope for victims' familiesAll three victims went along happily at the promise of earning Rs 2,000 per day working for the Army.
Dec 25, 2013
Food adulteration on rise in Jammu & Kashmir, govt finally steps inCourts have ordered three major firms to pay a penalty for adulteration of food products.