Old stories: Month wise

94.2% respondents of health study in IIOJK found to be suffering from anxiety

Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): A new study released in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) has raised an alarm as 94.2% of its respondents were found to be suffering from anxiety. Titled ‘Severity of depression, anxiety, and stress among the people of Kashmir, India during COVID-19: An observation from …

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Reimagining Pashmina: ‘Modern charkha’ to revive declining art in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): Alongside the threat of fake and machine-made Pashmina products in the markets, the art of hand spinning of yarn has been witnessing a decline over time in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). However, the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST-K) has …

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Feature: India’s paradise islands in turmoil over new plans

(BBC) Geeta Pandey     The Indian archipelago of Lakshadweep is in ferment. The collection of 36 islands – of which only 10 are inhabited – lies about 200 miles off the south-western coast of India in the Arabian Sea and depends on the southern state of Kerala for all …

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Feature: ‘This is BJP’s Patent Style’: Why Lakshadweep is being compared with Kashmir

(The Wire) Tarushi Aswani In the six months since the appointment of Praful Khoda Patel as the administrator of the Lakshadweep islands, the idyllic archipelago has been introduced to draft bills and orders that the locals label as “draconian” and “arbitrary”. These orders and draft bills are just the beginning …

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India should brace for third Covid wave by October: Health experts

Bengaluru, June 19 (KMS): A third wave of coronavirus infections is likely to hit India by October, a latest poll of medical experts from India said. The June 3-17 snap survey of 40 healthcare specialists, doctors, scientists, virologists, epidemiologists and professors from around the world showed a significant pickup in …

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Modi has lost moral authority to rule: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, June 19 (KMS): Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “without doubt” lost the moral authority to rule for not standing with people in need of medical aid during the second wave of Covid-19 and for doing playing political one-upmanship in polls instead. In …

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Ladakh seeks repatriation of its docs, nurses posted in Kashmir

Jammu, June 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in order to fight COVID-19 outbreak effectively, the authorities in Ladakh have demanded shifting of the doctors and nurses belonging to the region and working in various hospitals of the Kashmir Valley to their hometowns. Ladakh authorities demanded repatriation …

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Amarnath Yatra likely from June 28, 50,000 devotees to be allowed

Srinagar, June 19 (KMS): The annual Amarnath Yatra is likely to begin from June 28 in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), with a limited number of pilgrims to be allowed and proper COVID-19 protocol to be followed. The permission has been granted for langar at Baltal from June …

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Decision on Amarnath yatra soon: LG Sinha

New Delhi, Jun 18: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Friday said that the government will soon take a decision on conducting the annual Amarnath pilgrimage but made it clear that saving people”s lives is its top-most priority. The 56-day yatra to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine, located …

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All-party meet on Kashmir, Mehbooba, Farooq, others invited

Srinagar, JUN 18 (KMS): The Government of India has formally invited Kashmiri regional party leaders including Mehbooba Mufti, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami to attend an all-party meet on Kashmir in New Delhi scheduled on 24th of this month to discuss certain matters concerning the Union Territory. It …

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