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Extrapulmonary TB affecting the spinal cord can be life threatening

Extrapulmonary TB affecting the spinal cord can be life threatening

It is a common notion that tuberculosis affects the pulmonary system (lungs), but very few people are aware that the life-threatening ailment is also known to affect other parts of the body than the lungs alone. As per the recent medical statistics, around 12-15% of the total TB patients in India suffer from some form […]

 Javaid Trali

“Mission Pehal”: An arduous task, demanding a long-term sustained commitment from Army

“Mission Pehal”: An arduous task, demanding a long-term sustained commitment from Army

At issue here is not what the Army officer said during the interaction but the fact that such a direct interaction between the army and youth has, sadly, never taken place before. At issue here is not what the Army officer said during the interaction but the fact that such a direct interaction between the army and youth has, sadly, never taken place before.

Some of the questions they asked were tough and very discomforting, but they were answered nevertheless. Certain responses were not very convincing, but it was still interesting to see a rare interaction taking place between the Army and the youth last month at the Town Hall in Pulwama. The interaction under “Mission Pehal”, in retrospect, […]

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Secular colors of Nowruz in Kashmir

Secular colors of Nowruz in Kashmir

Kashmiri Pundits celebrate Navreh in exactly the same manner as Parsi Zoroastrians and Iranian Shias by symbolic display of seven or more items displayed as a symbol of fortune and thanks giving called “Haft Seen” in Iran and “Thal Bharun” in Kashmir.

Most people think of Kashmiri culture in terms of binary of Kashmiri Hindu Pundit and Kashmiri Muslim culture, but the reality is that Kashmir’s culture and the origin of Kashmiri people remains buried in mystery. While Kashmir remains among few places in South Asia with a recorded history as exhibited brilliantly in the Sanskrit language […]

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Apple industry needs proper attention

Apple industry needs proper attention

By: ISHFAQ KHALIQ Jammu and Kashmir is rich in numerous crops like rice, apple, maize, saffron, walnut kernels, apricot, pears, almonds, plum, cherries, and saffron, etc.  But apple is the main cash crop on which livelihood of the people depends. Almost 7 lakh families (33 lakh people) are directly or indirectly involved with the apple […]

 Asad Mirza

Muslims in a Whirlpool

Muslims in a Whirlpool

In face of the unending controversies besieging the community, Indian Muslims should strive to present a united front and face these challenges proactively.

It seems as if the forces inimical to the Indian Muslims have made it a strategy to challenge the community on one issue or the other in a sustained manner. Moreover, these challenges are thrown mostly when the political scenario at the central or state level is hot due to the elections. Beginning March the […]

 Mushtaq Hurra

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

Progeny of Adam (AS) is a mere toy of mud if it is bereft of emotions and feelings. Emotions place man at the top of hierarchy in the faunal kingdom. Had there been no emotions filled in the framework of bones and muscles, then, man would have been only a living cage with different physiological […]

 Haroon Reshi

A breath of fresh air for LoC dwellers

A breath of fresh air for LoC dwellers

The revival of ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan may have been just breaking news for the world but it is the question of death and life for those who stand in the line of fire. They are the ones the worst victims of border skirmishes and thus have every right to celebrate. 

The people residing along the Line of Control (LoC) have a reason to smile as India and Pakistan recently reassured to adhere to the ceasefire agreed in 2003 between the two countries. The decision has rekindled hope of peaceful days ahead among the people living in these areas however, given the past experience, there are […]

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Ceasefire must be followed by political dialogue

Ceasefire must be followed by political dialogue

The dialogue process between the two nations will provide a vital opening to push forward with the peace process

By: Mudasir Dar Given the complicated channels of power that operate in Kashmir, the gesture of a ceasefire needs to be supported by backchannel dialogue with Pakistan and cultivating a strong domestic constituency for peace. Despite the sabre-rattling on the surface, there may have been signs of a thaw in recent months. The other day, […]

 MANOJ SINHA

AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV: J&K MUST STRIVE TO REACH MILESTONES SET OUT BY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS

AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV: J&K MUST STRIVE TO REACH MILESTONES SET OUT BY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS

The emerging New India is eager to come out of shackles of impediments that have held the nation hostage from realization of human potential and development which stalwarts like Gandhi had dreamt off.

Friends, an individual or a nation turning 75 invites anxiety. What next? That’s the query which often acquires the shape of a puzzle. But, for us, India turning 75 is a moment for joy and celebration, and indicates a fresh resolve towards nation building. A New India — as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called […]

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Demons of dowry are drowning human dignity

Demons of dowry are drowning human dignity

Ayesha Banu Makrani Case…

By: Er. Ishfaq Khaliq Recently a video a girl wearing black hijab and abaya was trending on social media. It was the video she took before jumping into a river and ending her life. She was 23-year-old Ayesha Banu Makrani of Ahmadabad. In the viral video she was seen saying “Granting Freedom to Arif” before […]