Leopard Chocked to Death in Pulwama

Postmortem report awaited, wildlife authorities to register case against villagers SRINAGAR: Residents of Zadoora village in Pulwama district Friday morning killed a leopard by suffocating it after the beast’s presence sparked fear in the area. Sources said that the leopard had created panic in the village after it appeared in the locality last evening. Soon […]

Fierce Gunbattle Rages in Tral

SRINAGAR:  A fierce gunfight erupted between militants and government forces at Tral in Pulwama district late Friday evening, official sources said. They said that following the specific information about the presence the joint team of army’s 42 RR and SOG launched cordon at Moominabad in Ratsuna village. As such the joint team of forces intensified […]

Army Soldier, Doctor Die of Swine Flu

No fresh H1N1 case reported from valley Srinagar:  An army soldier on Friday died of swine flu in Jammu Division of State while no fresh case of H1N1 was reported from Kashmir Valley, officials said here. A local doctor, identified as Bhupinder Singh, who had been shifted for treatment to New Delhi after testing positive […]

The Hubris of the Islamic Label

In an article in Atlantic Graeme Wood asserts that “The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic.” In the same article, Wood goes on to state that “nearly all” Muslims reject ISIS. How can something be “Islamic” if “nearly all” Muslims reject it?  Islamists, defined by AP as those who favour, “reordering […]

Difference between swine flu and bird flu

The misinformation and rumor mongers are trying to create a lot of panic among general public who through hospitals and medical stores for scheduled medicines. Even there are rumors doing rounds in the valley that eating chicken may cause swine flu but this is not true. In fact it has been found that eating protein […]

Fools Confuse Religion and Criminality

If I read one more article or hear one more speech by a Western politician telling us that we are experiencing a war within Islam between radicals and moderates, or a battle for the future and soul of Islam, I will seek medical options for a long hibernation. This will allow me to wake up […]

Name of the Book: Rumi (Sufi Comics)

Compiled & Edited by: Mohammed Ali Vakil, Mohammed Arif Vakil & Tanzilur Rahman Publisher: Sufi Studios, Bangalore Pages: 144 Price: Rs. 250 Year: 2014 Reviewed by: Roshan, New Age Islam                   His appeal transcends every barrier of religion, class and ethnicity. His poetry speaks to us all, […]

Understanding and managing hazards in Jammu & Kashmir

Hazard, natural or artificial, is a process that encompasses event(s), which produce danger to life and structures; risk is related to hazard because it measures the intensity of destruction that a hazard may cause, and disaster is the destruction caused by any hazard. Jammu and Kashmir is largely vulnerable to three major hazards, earthquakes, floods, […]

2 Killed in Highway Landslide

Banihal: Two people were on Thursday killed while two others were seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a landslide on the Jammu- Srinagar national highway near here, a police official said. “The vehicle was hit by a massive landslide on the Jammu- Srinagar national highway near here and it […]

Death of pregnant woman:Inquiry team exonerates accused doctors

Pattan: A team of doctors against whom police had lodged an FIR for their alleged negligence in patient care and subsequent death of a pregnant lady in North Kashmir Pattan Town of Baramulla district have been exonerated by the inquiry committee. However, rejecting the findings of the inquiry committee, the family members of the deceased […]