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Reward money paid for killing a Kashmiri

Dr Syed Nazir Gilani The killing of three civilians Dr. Mudasir Gul, Altaf Butt and Mohammad Amir in Hyderpora, Srinagar, on the evening of November 15, 2021 has shaken every conscience beyond all earlier experiences. The police have taken the mourners into custody for the just demand to have the …

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Article: Behind the extravagance of Kashmiri weddings

(Greater Kashmir) Marriages are indeed made in heaven, and solemnized on earth, but let’s make sure that we solemnize them in a beautiful manner, in a moderate way – neither extravagantly not miserly.

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Feature: Arbitrary arrests tear apart journalists’ families in Kashmir

Bilal Hussain When Gulzar Ahmad Dar reads the local newspaper, he isn’t interested in the news and latest events in Kashmir. He wants to know what is happening to his son, Manan Gulzar Dar. The photojournalist, whose work has appeared in local outlets and publications such as The Guardian and …

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Article: India struggles to put out crop waste fires that fuel air pollution

(The Wire) Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana accounts for 30% to 40% of air pollution in October and November, according to air-quality monitoring agency SAFAR.  In 2018, the Indian government set out to tackle the problem by establishing a fund to help farmers get rid of rice paddy straw by using machines. It took Rs 2,249 crore and four years, but the plan aimed at stopping farmers torching their crop waste has failed to have any measurable impact on air quality. A sharp rise in rice production and yields in India, the world’s biggest exporter of the grain, has exacerbated the problem of crop waste.

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Feature: COVID killed 5 times more unvaccinated people than vaccinated ones in IIOJK

Zehru Nissa In the past three months, with the similar number of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals testing positive in Kashmir, deaths have been five times more among those who did not get a shot, J&K Government’s official data shows. Divisional COVID19 Control Room (DDCR) Kashmir released the official analysis of …

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Article: The communal pollution caused by the fascist forces

Humra Quraishi Can the Samajwadis be so utterly naïve to label their recently launched perfume, Samajwadi Perfume, potent enough to wipe away the communal hatred spreading around by the combined forces of the right-wing! No doubt, a refreshing idea to launch a perfume in these dark times, but can all …

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