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Death of a COVID-19 patient in JLNM Hospital, Srinagar

Death of a COVID-19 patient in JLNM Hospital, Srinagar

With the death of a 70-year-old in JLNM Hospital, the death toll due to COVID-19 reached 33 in Kashmir Valley. While the patients blame the doctors of negligence and absence from the spot, the medical officer denies any such allegations leveled by patients

Srinagar: Heartbreaking stories continue to pour in as COVID-19 pandemic crosses stage 3 in Kashmir, with 38 deaths so far in Jammu and Kashmir, 33 of which have taken place in Kashmir valley. While the pandemic has left the whole world crippled and clueless, the official apathy and negligence have only proven disastrous for patients […]

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COVID Toes: Is it a dermatological manifestation of coronavirus disease?

COVID Toes: Is it a dermatological manifestation of coronavirus disease?

Among newly discovered symptoms that have surprised doctors across globe are the COVID toes, a similar appearance of chilblains as happens in response to cold biting winters by skin

Sheikh Umar Ahmad   Since the advent of coronavirus, we have seen different phases of advances in COVID research with everyday new facts being unearthed about this virus and how it hijacks the body. Among various other things about this virus that has surprised many of us is the diversity of symptoms it causes in […]

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Covid-19: Targeting Particular Religious Identity

Covid-19: Targeting Particular Religious Identity

Politicising the covid-19 virus creates a new paradigm shift that further deteriorates the socio-economic condition and religious identity of minorities especially Muslims

Aijaz Ahmed The process of hegemonising the cultural ethos since 2014 has a catastrophic consequence for the common mass in India. Since then, the inclination towards the ethnocentrism has taken profound imprints in cognitive sphere of majority. However, the development of ethnocentric idea in dominant groups generates the uncertainty and disharmonic element in the society. […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Poor Lung Health among majority of Elderly Population in Kashmir owing to Hookah smoking & increased chances of contracting COVID-19: A theoretical consideration

Poor Lung Health among majority of Elderly Population in Kashmir owing to Hookah smoking & increased chances of contracting COVID-19: A theoretical consideration

Smoking cigarettes or vaping affects one's lungs, thereby increasing the chances of a smoker developing serious condition on contracting the infection

Sheikh Umar Ahmad Almost everyone’s grandfather starts his day with hookah smoking in Kashmir. It is not a new normal, but exists in Kashmir since times immemorial. Not so to everybody’s surprise, our majority elderly population suffers from metabolic disorders including obesity, cardiovascular problems, diabetes among various others that put them at greater risk in […]

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Charity in the Age of Social Media: Islamic Perspective

Charity in the Age of Social Media: Islamic Perspective

In the world of social media, it becomes difficult to fight off the urge of sharing the pictures of the charitable activities but the donors need to understand that there's something more important than this social media celebration.

Danish Hameed Due to the current lockdown world wide in wake of corona virus, many people are facing shortage of essential supplies and in this backdrop, the philanthropic activities have been expedited both at individual and collective levels. These are indeed encouraging signs of a living society which showcase the fundamental humanitarian values. However, while […]

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What are Ventilators and Why are they needed in Kashmir?

What are Ventilators and Why are they needed in Kashmir?

If the number of patients increases and ventilators are just not enough, those who could have recovered will simply die.

Shakeel Maqbool Amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, health facilities around the globe are facing the tough task of saving lives. This happens at a time when the available medical infrastructure is far less than what is needed to meet this unprecedented challenge posed by the novel virus. Among other supplies in high demand like gloves, […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

Blame it on Tabligh! Politics still on

Blame it on Tabligh! Politics still on

In the last century, most of the viral epidemics have direct or indirect relations with the practices that have been expressly forbidden in Islam.

Dr. Javed Jamil                 In the midst of a life threatening crisis, the politics is still on. The media and the system is now bent on blaming Tablighi Jamaat for their “gross misconduct” in the midst of the Corona pandemic while they forget their own blunders. The Tablighi […]

 Arshid Aziz

Covid 19

Covid 19

Arshid Aziz Touch me not let’s face this slogan Amid Covid let’s accept this separation   Break the cruel chain, be in isolation Ah love let’s show some variation   Come let’s put our feelings on quarantine Till our valiant feat welcomes valentine   Let’s distance our bodies but not soul Let distance not distance […]

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Covid-19 : Cost of prioritizing national security over human capital

Covid-19 : Cost of prioritizing national security over human capital

It would have been better for the citizens of both nations if they would have developed their healthcare system

Dr. Altaf Ahmad Dar One of the most emerging volatile zones for COVID19 today apart from China, Italy, the USA, and Iran is India and Pakistan. With a rising number of cases almost every day, the threat of this pandemic virus in India and Pakistan cannot be overlooked. Developed and topmost countries in the healthcare […]

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“You are coronavirus” Students from Northeast India face bigotry

“You are coronavirus” Students from Northeast India face bigotry

Racism in the times of Covid-19

Aamir Altaf Every year, thousands of young people from the Northeast migrate mainland Indian cities in search of jobs and education. But most aren’t treated well: they’re called ‘chinkis’ – a racist slur criminalized by the constitution of India – and face racism at the hands of their batch-mates, landlords, employers etc because of their […]