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US Army engineers develop `lifesaving` bomb-proof wallpaper

US Army engineers develop `lifesaving` bomb-proof wallpaper

Army engineers have come-up with bomb-proof wallpaper that can help stop shrapnel injuries . The prototype, designed by army engineers in the United States, is lightweight and could be easily transported to quickly line walls inside temporary buildings, the Mirror reported. Justin Bronk, research analyst at...

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20 hours on a bumpy, jumpy Kashmir highway

Travelling on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has become traumatic as the over 300-km journey, which would normally take eight hours, takes more than twice that time these days. Added to the pitiable road condition is mismanagement by the traffic department. The highway is daily...

Health

Breastfeeding protects kids from pollution

Mother's milk may protect their babies from the adverse effects of environmental pollution, suggests a new research. The researchers assessed how exposure to environmental pollution during pregnancy affects health and examined the role of diet in physical and neuro-behavioural development in infancy. They focused on motor...

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Bollywood’s [re]presentation of ‘Kashmir’ and ‘Kashmiri’: from romance (Kashmir Ki Kali) to tragedy …

Bollywood’s [re]presentation of ‘Kashmir’ and ‘Kashmiri’: from romance (Kashmir Ki Kali) to tragedy (Haider)

Although coincidental, there seems a strong parallelism of the dynamics of changes between the writings of Shakespeare and socio-political discourses of Kashmir. Around four centuries ago, it seems as if Shakespeare knew how Kashmir, like his plays, would turn from an idealistic honeymoon destination...

Features

Pandits deeply divided over possible return to Kashmir

Pandits deeply divided over possible return to Kashmir

While politicians debate the possible roadmaps for a return of migrant Pandits to Kashmir Valley, the community remains deeply divided over the issue. H.N. Jattu, 81, president of the All India Kashmiri Pandit Conference, feels this is not right time to return to a place...

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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...

Sports

Warne, Tendulkar plan for T20 event for retired cricket stars

Warne, Tendulkar plan for T20 event for retired cricket stars

Cricket legends Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar are planning a new Twenty20 tournament featuring retired international players featuring in a series of exhibition matches. Details of the event are still to be formalised but the organisers have drawn a preliminary list of 30 players. The...

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In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

Three days ahead of the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the contested Kashmir region, a group of rebels stormed an army base in a northern border town killing eleven government forces. Six militants were also killed and the operation has ended while...