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Valley’s willow-wicker furniture business faces decline

Valley’s willow-wicker furniture business faces decline

Shortage of artisans is the reason  

Srinagar: At a time when Chinese-made modern furniture is virtually flooding the markets here, toiling hard in their workshop in Dargah Hazratbal area are Shaksaz brothers creating traditional willow-wicker furniture. Mohammad Hussain Shaksaz and Mukhtar Ahmad Shaksaz claim theirs is the only store in the Valley where the willow furniture is made. “Though there are […]

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68% pregnant women in Kashmir face Vitamin D deficiency

68% pregnant women in Kashmir face Vitamin D deficiency

Srinagar, Dec 08: A latest study conducted in Kashmir has found 68 percent pregnant women in the Valley face Vitamin D deficiency. The study — ‘Assessment of Vitamin D Status in Pregnant Women: A Prospective Observational Study from Kashmir Valley’ conducted at the Department of Endocrinology and Immunology of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), […]

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BUDDING ARTIST

BUDDING ARTIST

Bisma Parveez, 26, a self taught artist of Kashmir is all set to the journey of art. Bisma finds Art the only way in which she can express herself completely. “We all have different ways to express ourselves. Art is my way of expressing my feelings, emotions & my ideologies. Being an introvert I was […]

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Theatre for the absurd, theater for the oppressed!

Theatre for the absurd, theater for the oppressed!

The theatre in Kashmir, which was once the sole source of entertainment, information and, sometimes propaganda as well, in the region, is struggling with declining audiences and changing social priorities even as its revivalist are trying to choreograph a comeback for it in Kashmir after curtains were drawn over it following eruption of militancy. It […]

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‘Save’ organizes “Speak Out” event in Srinagar

‘Save’ organizes “Speak Out” event in Srinagar

The event was aimed at giving space to budding writers

SRINAGAR, NOV 21: In order to boost and give platform to budding writers of valley, a daylong event “Speak Out” was organized by ‘SAVE’, a non-profit organization (NGO), here in Srinagar. The event was sponsored by the ‘Lieper Publication’, Kashmir’s first-ever self-publication house of Kashmir. The event was aimed at giving space to budding writers […]

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Keeping the ritual, killing the essence!  

Keeping the ritual, killing the essence!  

It is hard to imagine how a shoe-shop, any average one, can have more visitors than a library that holds thousands of books in its lap and offers a window to world of knowledge and wisdom. But, truth be told, it is the reality of our society and one is amazed to see how many […]

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Attendant-doctor clash on rise at LD hospital

Attendant-doctor clash on rise at LD hospital

MS says enough surveillance within premises to identify culprits

SRINAGAR: The increase in the rush of patients in the lone maternity hospital Lal Ded (LD) over the years has also led to the increase in the violence and threats against the doctors. According to the doctors, from past few years there has been a considerable rise in the assault on doctors which goes unreported […]

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Lack of washrooms at work places trouble working women

Lack of washrooms at work places trouble working women

SRINAGAR: Most of the government sectors in Valley give a tough time to their female employees because of the lack of separate toilet facilities at the working places. Even if in some sectors, where separate toilets are available, are often unhygienic and lack basic facilities. Shazia Ayoob is an employee at the education department in Kulgam district. […]

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Valley’s overburdened maternity hospital troubles would-be mothers

Valley’s overburdened maternity hospital troubles would-be mothers

SRINAGAR, NOV 02: Lal Ded (LD) is the only maternity hospital that caters to the entire Kashmir including the referrals too. The 700 bedded hospital witnesses a huge influx of patients each day which is nearly three times more than the actual space that the hospital offers. Jasmeena and her family have traveled all the […]

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Bad lifestyles, eating habits contribute to surging oral disorders in Kashmir

Bad lifestyles, eating habits contribute to surging oral disorders in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 27: Wrong lifestyle and bad eating habits are giving rise to many diseases in the Valley, and the most-prevalent ones are those related to mouth as oral hygiene remains the largely neglected area. Hundreds of cases land in the hospitals and private dental clinics of Kashmir every month with some problems regarding teeth […]

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