Kashmir: True Sight
Born with a rare genetic disorder, Qurat-ul-Ain (26) presents a living demonstration of how perseverance can turn a person, who is medically unfit to study, into a teacher. At three years of age, Qurat was diagnosed with Retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, genetic disorder that involves breakdown and loss of cells in the retina. Doctors advised her mother not to let her study.However, her mother remained steadfast, holding onto her belief that Qurat would make it through the visual disability. And her unflinching support has yielded results: Qurat now teaches computer science to visually-impaired students at the Special Education Needs School (SEN) of Delhi Public School, Athwajan. Hailing from Srinagar’s Sonwar area, the tall and round-faced Qurat has a rich and resonant voice.
Verdict of Kathua rape,murder:Lifer for 3, 5-yr term for 3, 1 acquitted
A Special Court in Pathankot Monday awarded life imprisonment to three out of the six convicted for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua district last year.
After nearly a year-long trial, the court held the six guilty in the case that shook the conscience of people across India.
The court acquitted another accused Vishal Jangotra, son of mastermind Sanji Ram, giving him the ”benefit of doubt”.
Pulwama boy among NEET toppers in Kashmir
Kamran Imitiyaz from Chersoo Awantipora has made his mark by scoring 623 marks in the recently conducted NEET exam. Kamran an orphan, credits his success to his mother. But his family struggle hasn’t bogged him down. He is now on his way to chase his dream of becoming a doctor.
Srinagar’s Pra’TAAPH’ park (Sunny and Shadeless)
Pratap Park, the closest public park to city center Lal Chowk is bereft of trees and Shade.The Park which witnesses good public rush but hardly offers any respite from summer Heat.The Park lacks any trees or a designated sitting space protected from sunlight.