‘Lockdowns Will Not Block Covid-19 Transmission Completely’

Acclaimed scientist, Prof Mohammad Sultan Khuroo’s significant contribution include the discovery of Hepatitis-E virus in 1978 from Kashmir when 1700 of an estimated 52000 cases of icteric hepatitis, cases died. In an interview to Syed Samreen, Khuroo terms Coronavirus a python, asserting only…

The Covid Collateral

While the entire focus is on preventing Covid-19 related fatalities, people are silently dying from treatable medical conditions and also…

Sleeping Shangus

An abrupt detection of a series of Covid-19 infections down-south led authorities to strictly impose restrictions. Umar Khurshid spent a…

Special Report

Blood and Virus

After the mourners violated the social distancing norms in Sopore, security grid has silently started official burial of the slain…

Special Report

Under Corona Crosshairs

As families are rediscovering their shared spaces during the ongoing lockdown, a section of the society is witnessing a dramatic…

Residency To Reservations

After being legally protected for 108 years, Kashmiris find themselves out in the open as reservation rules replace  Residency rights. Haseeb…

Digital Discrimination

Despite the growing public clamour and the petitions in the Supreme Court, Government has refused to restore the high-speed internet…

Infrastructure

Kashmir’s Mask Manager

At the peak of despair when people were desperately seeking face-masks as the minimal basic defence against the crippling virus,…

Life Story

A Leading Lady

As the worst affected area grapples with the pandemic, a lone woman is out on the streets helping the poor…

Nowhere To Go

Women depending on almsgiving by households to feed their families can’t visit them due to Covid-19 crisis. They desperately need…

A Cancer Destitute

Destitution that comes as a result of disease to individuals otherwise performing well is very difficult to comprehend. Tasavur Mushtaq…

Culture

Culture Warriors

Farzana Nissar treks deep-south to report the lonely fight of a peripheral theatre cluster to preserve Bhand Pather The road…

Briefing

Briefing May 24 – May 30, 2020

ANANTNAG With schools shut, the suspension of non-performing teachers also came to a halt but last week Dr Asgar Hassan…

Sports

Khelo India In The Time Of Corona

Umar Mukhtar In times of Coronovirus when England Cricket Board (ECB) has decided that its players would not shake hands…

Diplomacy

Kabul and Kashmir

As Trump administration finally shook hands with the Taliban in Doha and promised to withdraw within 14 months after 18…

Media

Pulitzer, Finally

Kashmir media has been a harried lot throughout. As the pressures mounted in recent days with cases under harsh laws…

Discourse

Lift The Lockdown

by Reyaz Wani Kashmir has been under an uninterrupted lockdown since the withdrawal of Article 370 in August 2019. Though…

Films

Kashmir’s Peter Dinklage

Tariq Mir has earned fame and a role in a Salman Khan starrer for being a look-alike of the Hollywood…

Handicrafts

Dying Art Of Papiermachie

Dwindling economic utility of the art is forcing artisans in Kashmir villages to give up on it, reports Samreena Nazir…

Security

Bombs In Pandemic

The recurrence of the border shelling between the rival armies from Kupwara to Poonch at the peak of a pandemic…

Justice

Benchmarking Phase

As the hearing of a number of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 resumed, the Supreme Court reserved the…

Banking
J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters Srinagar. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Stressed Assets Doubled

As the regulator’s restructuring plan envisaged multiple riders, post-August 5, data indicates that Kashmir has doubled its impaired assets in…

History

Surviving Epidemics

Most of the epidemics that Kashmir history has witnessed were imported and they thrived on unhygienic environs, indifferent rulers and…

Tourism

The Low Footfall

After the government evacuated tourists at the peak of a successful tourist season in August, Umar Mukhtar sees no change…

Politics

Released Not Freed

Even after moving out of the special jails and from the home detentions, Kashmir politicians will be haunted by the…

Agriculture

Growing Money

Nursery business has become a major source of livelihood in several Kulgam villages, reports Samreena Nazir On a frozen morning…

Business

Sand Storm

At the peak of internet blockade, UT administration e-auctioned around 100 sand blocks along the Jhelum river and some of…