updated 6:25 AM GMT, Oct 20, 2014


Why shifting exams to March permanently has a silver lining

Why shifting exams to March permanently has a silver lining

As the devastating floods in Kashmir early September has thrown every aspect of the government functioning out of gear, the dent to the already decaying education system however is colossal. But the government’s decision to hold school and college examinations in March next year...

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Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

In the famous tourist resort Gulmarg, less than six miles from the volatile ceasefire line that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, skiers from across the world have started to camp in Afarwat, some 3,950 metres above from the sea level, for...

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Technology & Gadgets

iPhone app to ensure eye health

Researchers have successfully used an iPhone app for imaging the inside of the eye of immobile and paediatric patients.   The team used the iExaminer smartphone system and an iPhone to image 28 paediatric patients with a diverse range of retinal and optic nerve conditions.   The system...


It's Official! 'Man flu' is not a myth

A new study has revealed that " Man flu" is real and they have weaker immune systems, with less resistant to pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses.   Scientists from Harvard University have discovered that the female sex hormone oestrogen fortifies the immune system, and men are...


Flooded Kashmir — a fortnight later

Kashmir has once again been vitiated — now by Nature. There has already been recent history of adversities of different hues. The poor Kashmiris somehow continue to be at the receiving end: from the times of the Maharaja's self-centered rule to the couldn't-care-less attitude...


The Geelani Interview: resistance, relief and faking news

The Geelani Interview: resistance, relief and faking news

All Parties Hurriyat Conference chief, Syed Ali Geelani, in an exclusive free-wheeling chat with Kashmir Dispatch’s Bilal Bhat, talks about resistance, social work during and after the devastating floods and the faking news about his pacemaker being bugged by the United States. Excerpts:   BB: When you...

Literary Dispatch

Australian Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker prize

The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees was Tuesday night won by an Australian, with Richard Flanagan triumphing for a novel of love...


Haris Sohail, Imran Khan to make Test cricket debut for Pak

Pakistan cricket team selectors have included three uncapped players in their squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.   Batsman Haris Sohail, pace bowler Imran Khan and leg spinner Yasir Shah were named in a squad trimmed down to 16.   Imran, a...

Story in Pictures

In pics: protests at Kashmir City Centre over delay in relief

In pics: protests at Kashmir City Centre over delay in relief

With anger brewing over the delay in relief measures, flood victims Wednesday took to streets, blocking roads and suspending vehicular movement in City Center Lal Chowk in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar. Pictures: Yawar Kabli. Aghast over the inordinate delay in mitigating the sufferings...