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Umar Mukhtar

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Umar Mukhtar is a Srinagar based journalist. He is covering human rights and the changing political landscape of the valley.

A Neglected Yousmarg

Despite being one of the major tourist attractions, Yousmarg lacks even basic amenities. The electricity and water supply is erratic. There are no bins...

Deaths By Drowning

Around 35 people, most of them minors, have drowned while bathing in streams and ponds to beat the scorching sun. This has triggered calls...

Why Dental Surgeons Think They Are Being Deliberately Discriminated Against?

by Umar Mukhtar SRINAGAR: In order to acknowledge their life-risking spirit while fighting the Covid19 pandemic, the government decided to give some monetary incentives. While...
Outside view of SKIMS Srinagar.

How Will SKIMS Fast Approaching PG Doctors Exam Impact The Covid19 Battle?

by Umar Mukhtar SRINAGAR: Amid the Covid19 pandemic when the already understaffed health sector is struggling to manage the crisis, SKIMS has issued a notification...

Cold Homes

As Kashmir gave up its traditional architecture paving way for fashionable concrete and glasshouses, the people feel the home warmth lost, reports Umar Mukhtar Ghulam...

Rendered Jobless

As non-local mining concerns bagged most of the mining works across Kashmir, tendered at the peak of internet shutdown, thousands of people have been...

The Tulip Hands

As thousands of people enjoy the colourful Tulips bloom in millions amid high-cost celebrations, the din prevents garden managers from listening to the plight...

‘Rethink Power Projects On Unstable Slopes’

Dr Irfan Rashid, a Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Kashmir’s Department of Geoinformatics has the distinction of being the first INSA (Indian...

What The Envoys Did On Day One Of Their Kashmir Visit?

by Umar Mukhtar SRINAGAR: A year and a half after the abrogation of Article 370, a delegation of 24 foreign envoys arrived in Srinagar on a...

‘Poultry Safe For Consumption’

While confirming the detection of bird flu in crows and migratory birds in some areas of Kashmir, Director Animal Husbandry Purnima Mittal in an...

A Reading Room 

A woman in Jammu sets up a library on her property to encourage students to read and gradually it is emerging a model for...

Amshipora Redux?

Days after the sleuths completed investigations in the July 2020 fake encounter involving the killing of three Rajouri labourers, the killing of a teenage...

‘Give Us Same Rights As Migrant Kashmiri Pandits’

Sanjay Tickoo is the leader of Kashmiri  Pandit Sangharsh Samiti, the group of the members of the community that didn’t migrate from Kashmir in...

Orchard Massacres

The Forest Department issued notices to all the ‘encroachers’ everywhere. But a patch on Budgam-Pulwama border was the only place across Jammu and Kashmir...

Jail Lawyer

Arrested while in the first year of graduation way back in 2013, a young man has cleared his graduation, acquired a law degree and...