Exercising Hindutva through Yoga

Like everywhere in India, Kashmir too observed International Yoga Day – albeit not with the same fanfare   it was celebrated in the mainland.  This is the second year in a row that the event is being held.  Last year, the Modi government rallied the United Nations to declare June 21 as International Yoga Day. […]

DPS fuss: Don’t mix religion with education please

DPS, Srinagar is under a controversy regarding a female teacher who was asked to choose between an attire of clothing (abhaya) and her job from which she chose to resign rather than follow the code of conduct and rules and regulations of the school. I was reminded of my tenure there and now with my […]

How much sugar is in your food and drink?

In the past, you could only see how much sugar was in your food. That included sugars naturally occurring in healthy, whole foods — like lactose in milk — alongside extra sugars like sucrose or high fructose corn syrup, which aren’t so healthy. But the Food and Drug Administration should announce that in the near […]

Did we used to have two-periods-of -sleep rather than one?Should we again?

Throughout history there have been numerous accounts of segmented sleep, from medical texts, to court records and diaries. Around a third of the Australian population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While night time awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this […]

Let’s Maintain The Sanctity Of Iftaar

IFTAR is an Arabic word which means ‘to break’. In the Islamic context, it means to break the fast i.e. to eat and drink in the evening after a daylong fast in the month of Ramzan. But, iftaar isn’t only about quenching your thirst or satisfying your hunger. It has a lot more significance.  Iftaar […]

Haziq Bhat: Southpaw sensation from North Kashmir

If you ask cricket scouts of Kashmir who is the young cricketer they think can take J&K cricket forward, they all have one name to offer. All of them agree that he is the one who needs a proper grooming, for he is laced with required tools to make it big. Haziq Bhat-a 19-year old […]

Coming-up: Khelo India’ in J&K to encourage mass participation of youth

SRINAGAR: Director General Department Of Youth Services & Sports Jahangir Mir Monday said that the newly launched Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘Khelo India’ will be soon launched, according to a statement from media department of DYSS.  The statement said that DYSSOs were asked to prepare calendar for the implementation of the scheme.   “The Ministry of Youth […]

SOF launches two new Olympiad exams

SRINAGAR: Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF), the organiser of Olympiads for school students in the world, has launched two new Olympiad exams globally including in Srinagar. As per a statement issued here, SOF has launched two new Olympiad exams in Srinagar with renowned organization International Sports Knowledge Olympiad (ISKO) in association with Star Sports and International […]

Steps taken to upgrade LoC trade, travel: Abdul Haq

Srinagar:- Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Law & Justice, Abdul Haq has said that the Government has taken various steps to upgrade the cross LoC trade and to facilitate cross LoC travel.   He was replying to a resolution moved by Dr. Shenaz Ganai to convert LoC Trade Facilitation Centres as Modern Travel […]

Steps on to implement PMFBY: V-C Kissan board

JAMMU:- Vice-Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans, Daljeet Singh Chib today said that steps are on to implement the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) scheme in Jammu and Kashmir state. He was responding to the demands raised at a  joint meeting of progressive farmers and the Officers of Agriculture and allied […]

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