In Defence of Poplars

In Defence of Poplars

The pollen (in reality, unfertilised seed) of Russian poplar trees is not a health hazard and causes far less allergies than even house dust and pine cones; simple pruning the canopy would reduce the pollen, but felling the trees will be a disaster both for the ecology and the economy of Kashmir Jauhar Rafeeq & […]

People of all ages must take precautions

People of all ages must take precautions

Dr Shamweel Ahmad Naqash In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). People of all ages can be infected by this new coronavirus. Therefore, people of all ages are advised to […]

Engage the community in the fight against Covid-19

Engage the community in the fight against Covid-19

Sohail Khan From the time the PM announced a nation-wide lockdown due to threat of Covid-19, the people of J&K are religiously following the health advisories and other directions of the government. But a few incidents of non-cooperation have come into light over the last few days. Their cause needs to be understood in the […]

Covid-19: A Journey from Atheism to Theism

Covid-19: A Journey from Atheism to Theism

SARTAJ AHMAD SOFI The times we live in are called “post-modern”. It is undoubtedly the age of science and ultra-rationality, the end result of which is estrangement from religion. Religion considers “faith” and science considers “rationality” as the sole means for explaining all events in the world. The manifestation of this shift from religion to […]

CANDLES OR PPE: WHICH WAS MORE IMPORTANT

CANDLES OR PPE: WHICH WAS MORE IMPORTANT

AQIB MUSHTAQ We all know Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to switch off lights at their homes and in the darkness light lamps, candles or turn on mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5. The prime minister told the nation that many people must have felt alone […]

Do Muslims Have a ‘Fixed Mindset’ Set Against Scientific Thinking

Do Muslims Have a ‘Fixed Mindset’ Set Against Scientific Thinking

Dr S Shafiq Ahme Divergence in strategies and thoughts about any public issue is natural and welcome. However, the harmful strategies and thoughts need necessary reform, correction, or rejection. Muslim educators complain that conventional thinking or fixed mindset is commonly prevalent among Muslims. And that it has caused tremendous harm to Muslims in particular and […]

Beat the stress of staying at home

Beat the stress of staying at home

Aqib Mushtaq It’s a frightening time in a dangerous world. Some of us are in areas that have already been affected by coronavirus. Others are bracing for what may come. All of us are watching the news headlines and wondering, “What is going to happen next?” As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the world, stress, […]

Answers to Common Questions about Covid-19

Answers to Common Questions about Covid-19

Dr Shahnawaz Mushtaq The number of Covid-19 cases in Kashmir has risen with each passing day. Though the health department is on alert, yet there is an equally strong need for people to be aware about the virus. Here are answers to some of the common questions about the risk and protection from coronavirus. 1. […]

Without caring for their life, police perform their thankless duty

Without caring for their life, police perform their thankless duty

Mohammad Shoaib Police have to play a multifarious role in society. Police is the first institution that people approach in case of any crime or emergency or if a wrong is done against someone. Police are the administrative machinery of the government charged with the preservation of public order and tranquility, the promotion of public […]

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