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 Asad Mirza

G20 Interfaith Forum advocates political space for faith leaders

G20 Interfaith Forum advocates political space for faith leaders

The Forum stressed on the importance of role, which could be played by religious leaders in resolving many global issues.

Attracting an extraordinary assembly of diverse representatives from world’s religious and interreligious networks and communities, the seventh annual G20 Interfaith Forum concluded its meetings mid-October, after five days of virtual sessions which addressed the thematic areas related to COVID-19 emergencies, climate change, social, racial, and economic disparities, environmental challenges, the preservation and safeguarding of sacred […]

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Islam advocates equality with women

Islam advocates equality with women

BY: Muhammad Asgar Khan Islam is not merely a religion but also a complete code of life based upon the principles, among others, of tawhid (unity of Allah, Subhanahu wa ta’ala), risalah (prophethood of Muhammad, SAW), (justice) and musawat (equality). Most of these principles have been accepted by all. Islam is a comprehensive way of […]

 Adeela Hameed

Marine Life on the Brink of Collapse!

Marine Life on the Brink of Collapse!

Ocean Acidification

Concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has increased due to anthropogenic activities since the last two centuries – after the advent of industrial revolution. And with this, apart from other serious issues affecting our planet, the pH of surface ocean waters has fallen by 0.1 pH units. The pH scale is logarithmic, and […]

 Javaid Beigh

Shattered Dreams of Sir Syed and Ataturk

Shattered Dreams of Sir Syed and Ataturk

South Asian countries recently observed birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, legendary 19th century Muslim social reformer of British India. But unfortunately, the present generation of Muslim men and women in South Asian region including Kashmir valley know little about the difficult conditions under which Sir Syed Ahmed Khan initiated his path breaking social […]

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Learning from Muhammad’s (PBUH) life

Learning from Muhammad’s (PBUH) life

  Muslims should take a cue from Prophet’s (PBUH) life and not resort to violence thus falling prey to the designs of those who want to provoke them to give a bad name to religion of Islam

By: Muhammad Asgar Khan The character of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the best example for everyone and it cannot be described and expressed in words or otherwise. Sometimes controversy arises as some cartoonists try their hand in presenting him through cartoons. Muslims believe that it is totally forbidden to characterise the Prophet (PBUH) through […]

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Is J&K Administration prepared for winter 2020-21?

Is J&K Administration prepared for winter 2020-21?

BY: Arka Chakraborty and Kasturi Guha Jammu and Kashmir is one of the coldest regions in India. Winter in the Union Territory sets in late October and lasts till early March. The temperature in the two regions varies with Jammu experiencing an average temperature of 6 to 20 degrees and Kashmir an average temperature of […]

 Asad Mirza

Sudden warmth in Indo-US ties

Sudden warmth in Indo-US ties

The sudden warmth might be due to the increased Chinese belligerence, in the region and the world over, and also might have a bearing on the upcoming US presidential elections.

Some recent observations and statements by the US State Department on India’s role in the region, have led to predictions regarding a foreseeable  considerable change in the US view of India and its capabilities. The US Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen E. Biegun, was in India on a three-day visit last week. The week before […]

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Re-organisation of the Divisions; criterion & benefits

Re-organisation of the Divisions; criterion & benefits

By: A.A. Latief u zaman Deva Before October 22,1947 the State of J&K comprised of 12 Wazarats ( Distts) apart from  02 Jagirs of Poonch & Chenani & 02 Governorates one each at Srinagar  and Jammu (Divisions ) spread over an area to the extent of 222236 Sq. kms, (as  cartographed by Britishers)  and  inhabited […]

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Interest earning ability of money in Islamic finance

Interest earning ability of money in Islamic finance

BY: Fahid Fayaz Darangay Time value of money is the core principle of finance. Any amount of money is worth more the sooner it is received. The concept further says that money has a time value attached to it. A rupee was worth more yesterday than today and a rupee today is worth more than […]

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SHAPING IT STROKE BY STROKE

SHAPING IT STROKE BY STROKE

PAPIER MACHE OF KASHMIR

BY: DAR JAVED Walking in the maze of narrow lanes and by-lanes of old city Srinagar called SHEH-RI-KHASS in Kashmir, packed by houses of wooden and brick architecture often shout for care and attention in silence. It is in these lanes that Papier Mache artisans live, work and transform waste paper/scrap into master pieces of […]

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