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Shakir Ashraf

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Shakir Ashraf is a Srinagar based journalist who covers conflict, crime, business and sports.

A Pet Market

In tense Kashmir’s new melancholy, pet raring has emerged as a new therapy and it has started triggering a niche business in an otherwise...

Flying Pigeons

Using pigeons in sports and rearing birds for passion existed in Kashmir always. The lockdown triggered by the pandemic only helped it to go...

Acidic Lives

Gruesome acid attacks take away victims' identity, pushes them to merely survive in shadows and bar them from interacting even with their own family....

Hyderpora: Amir Magray’s Father Moves Court, Seeks Mortal Remains

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR:  On Thursday, Lateef Magray, father of Amir Magray, who was killed in the Hyderpora encounter has filed a petition in the...

Is The Imported Iranian Kiwi Fruit A Threat To Kashmir Apple?

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR: The import of Iranian kiwis via Afghanistan to India has triggered a new concern for Kashmir’s apple growers. After a contagious...

Kashmir University Students Aghast Over Closure Of 24×7 Reading Room

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR: The students of Kashmir University are protesting over the closing of the reading room in the university since the reading down...

Meet Sports Philanthropist Syed Ali Asgar Razvi

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR: Syed Ali Asgar Razvi, 30, who is sponsoring a cricket team, says helping someone achieve their dream is what gives him...

Covid-19 Lockdown Makes Kashmiri Girl Discover Love For Baking

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR: During Covid-19 induced lockdown last year, Falak Aslam rekindled her love for baking cakes which led her to come up with...

Playing With Ice

Shakir Ashraf meets the Kashmir ice skater who represented India in Europe Basharat Ahad Mir, 17, a Parimpora (Srinagar) resident,  became the first ice skater from...

Meet Syed Taha Kashmir’s International Taekwondo Player

by Shakir ashraf SRINAGAR: Syed Taha, 23, is an International Taekwondo player who is likely to become the first-ever National Institute of Sports coach from...

SPO’s Demand Regularization

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR: The Special Police Officer’s (SPO’S) working in Jammu and Kashmir Police department for many years are demanding regularization. The J&K government had...

We Hope State Of Cricket In J&K Improves: Petitioners On High Court Order

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday quashed the Court Appointed Administrators (CAA) of the Jammu and Cricket Association (JKCA) along with...

Football Federation Fines, Bans Two Key Real Kashmir FC Members

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR: In a shocking decision All India Football Federation banned Real Kashmir’s coach David Robertson and his son for four matches. RKFC...

Batting for Kashmir

Moved by the cricketers not playing with Kashmir bats, a young professional quit his well-paid job to get made-in-Kashmir bats a reality in test...

Senior JK Cricketer Under Scanner For Alleged Favourtism

by Shakir Ashraf SRINAGAR: A senior Jammu and Kashmir cricket team player is being probed for alleged charges of nepotism and favouritism after a written...