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Observance of Milad and its relevance with Hadith and Quran

Observance of Milad and its relevance with Hadith and Quran

By: Suhaib Rafi Mir Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) refers to the observance of the birth anniversary of the last prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the pious day is celebrated across the world in the third month of the Muslim lunar calendar. This year Milad was observed on 19th October in India. Several Sunni Muslims, especially Hanafis, observe fast […]

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The precarious nature of walnut harvesting in J&K. How can that be changed?

The precarious nature of walnut harvesting in J&K. How can that be changed?

By: Arka Chakraborty The months of August, September and October in Jammu and Kashmir are marked by the harvest of walnuts, produced in large quantity in the Union Territory and are very popular all across the country, as well as in other countries around the world. The walnut trees are one of the most important […]

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Preserving the essence of research

Preserving the essence of research

What Should You Expect From Your PhD Supervisor?

By: Rizwan Yousuf Under pressure to train productive lab members quickly, many PhD programmes in the biomedical sciences have shortened their courses, squeezing out opportunities for putting research into its wider context. Consequently, most PhD curricula are unlikely to nurture the big thinkers and creative problem-solvers the society needs. They need to be taught to […]

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Children Living With Parents With Addiction

Children Living With Parents With Addiction

As children, we look to our parents and caregivers for unconditional support from the time we are infants through our adulthood. But some parents can’t provide that support because they’re dealing with a drug or alcohol addiction. It’s no secret that addiction ruins lives. The impact of addiction reverberates in every part of society, across […]

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NEP 2020-Review : Educational Reforms in school structure, evaluation and assessment

NEP 2020-Review : Educational Reforms in school structure, evaluation and assessment

By: Dr Imtiyaz Rasool Ganai For best future plans and Results, it is very essential to make the appraisal of past systems and situations, assess the present performance and design future goals and strategy. Now that the long waited Educational Reforms and structural changes in the fast global tempo of nations have necessitated the overhaul […]

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Why Taiwan may not succumb to China?

Why Taiwan may not succumb to China?

By: Aditya Vashisht The Chinese have made headlines with their record incursions into the Taiwanese airspace. These haven’t gone unnoticed and have sought to increase the fears of many that this is a part of a long list of preludes by the Chinese for an invasion. The Taiwanese have strongly condemned these intimidation tactics and […]

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What Happened to the Career Advancement of J&K College Contractual Lecturers?

What Happened to the Career Advancement of J&K College Contractual Lecturers?

Professional Disadvantage and Indentured Servitude

By: Dr. Muzammil Ahad The J&K Higher Education Department has been routinely appointing around 2300 candidates, both male and female, as Lecturers/Teaching Assistants to impart education in Government Degree Colleges of J&K. Appointed through proper procedure; this mechanism is in force since decades in J&K Higher Education Department. However, the nomenclature underwent changes at the […]

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Significance of technical knowhow in modern day Agriculture

Significance of technical knowhow in modern day Agriculture

By: Dr. Imtiyaz Rasool Ganai Agriculture is vital indicator of development for any country and defines the wellbeing of huge populations residing mostly in rural areas. In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, however, there is a vast gap between farmers and technological knowhow that is vital for modern day agriculture and farming sectors. […]

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Mahatma Gandhi – The icon of non-violence

Mahatma Gandhi – The icon of non-violence

By: M Ahmad The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi- also known as Gandhijanti- the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Born on October 2, 1869, Gandhi for India is ‘Father of the Nation’. A lawyer by profession, […]

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‘Imaginative’ Jammu & Kashmir

‘Imaginative’ Jammu & Kashmir

For nearly 70 years, Jammu & Kashmir was living under the shadow of a constitutional anomaly, which was, in fact a miscarriage of history and also a miscarriage of the principle of equal rights for all human beings. Maybe, it was Almighty’s decree that Shri Narendra Modi would take over  as Prime Minister of India […]

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