Tibetan Muslims: Kashmir’s Eternal Refugees

Tibetan Muslims: Kashmir’s Eternal Refugees

Experts argue that Tibetan Muslims, who formed a minority in Tibet, trace their origins to four main regions surrounding Tibet: Kashmir, Ladakh, China, and Nepal.

I Offered My Namaz At Jamia-Masjid And There Was No Stone Pelting

I Offered My Namaz At Jamia-Masjid And There Was No Stone Pelting

By Ismat Ara SRINAGAR — Despite every second person advising me against visiting Jamia Masjid on a Friday for Jumma prayers, I decided to take a plunge and offer namaz in Srinagar’s iconic Grand Mosque last week. Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar is a majestic mosque unfortunately not known as much for its grandeur as the stone pelting outside Kashmir. One often reads about the clashes between young men and the armed police in the newspapers. […]

Climate Change Eats Output of Top Food Crops in J&K

Climate Change Eats Output of Top Food Crops in J&K

By Bilal Bashir Bhat Agriculture production has always been at the mercy of unpredictable weather, but a rapidly changing climate is making agriculture production an even more vulnerable enterprise. With changes in rainfall patterns, farmers face dual threats from flooding and drought. Both extremes can destroy food crops. Flooding washes away fertile topsoil that farmers depend on […]

Tobacco Problem:JK Pays Rs 210 Crore To Treat Chronic Lung Disease

Tobacco Problem:JK Pays Rs 210 Crore To Treat Chronic Lung Disease

By Athar Parvaiz Jammu and Kashmir is among the four Indian states with the highest prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The state recorded tobacco sales worth Rs 5,530 crore over seven years up to 2017-’18, according to state sales tax data accessed by IndiaSpend. This is the equivalent of the funds needed to construct […]

Papier Mâché: Fading Art and Dying Artists

Papier Mâché: Fading Art and Dying Artists

By Riyaz Ahmad Dar The decade of 80’s was the golden era for the papier mâché trade. The artisans were par excellence and represented the epitome of glory. It always fascinates, to observe, how an artist brings to life to an object with the motifs of Chinar in soulful colour combinations and breathtaking symmetry. The […]

Police To Get Pepper Ball Launching Guns, Remotely Operated Vehicles

Police To Get Pepper Ball Launching Guns, Remotely Operated Vehicles

JAMMU — The Jammu and Kashmir police will procure pepper ball launching guns (PBLGs) and remotely operated vehicles (RoVs) to deal with the law and order situation in Kashmir Valley, an official said. The state police recently floated tenders for purchasing 50 PBLGs and two RoVs with water jet disruptors and weapon mounts for their use […]

Vitamin A Intake Linked With Lower Skin Cancer Risk

Vitamin A Intake Linked With Lower Skin Cancer Risk

WASHINGTON —  Intake of vitamin A may be associated with a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer, a study claims. The study of about 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15 per cent. Most of the vitamin […]

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