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Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society JKCCS, the organisation founded by Rafto Laureate 2017 Parvez Imroz, was honoured with the 23rd Tji Hak-soon Justice and Peace Prize. The prestigious South Korean award is given to grassroots human rights groups who have shown commitment to protection of human rights and work for justice and peace. “The Rafto Foundation for Human Rights is very pleased to hear that JKCCS is recognized with this award in a…

Srinagar: A 31-year-old architect from Kashmir, Syed Suhaib Naqashbandi with his remarkable solutions around the water management of Srinagar city has won him the 2020 Global Urban Thesis Award by Netherlands based DAIDA foundation. The award aims to acknowledge and support masters graduates who, through their work, help improve the urban infrastructure and living conditions for vulnerable groups in the rapidly growing cities of developing economies. Syed Suhaib Naqshbandi is among the four who have…

Anantnag: 17-year-old Tabia Iqbal, a specially-abled girl, qualified class 10th exam with 452 out of 500 marks and is earning appreciation for braving all odds. Tabia Iqbal from Shangus, Nowgam area of Anantnag, was born with a condition that resulted in her needing the support of a wheelchair. Although her family was supportive at every stage, she had to fight “taboo and prejudices prevailing in the society”. Speaking in sign-language explained by her mother Muneera…

Ruhan Madni Naqash has made it to the Forbes 30-under-30 ‘special mention’ under the Education category for MyCaptain, an online mentoring platform.  Mentoring platform MyCaptain that made it to the Forbes 30-under-30 ‘special mention’ list under the Education category has 26-year-old engineer-turned-educator Ruhan Madni Naqash as one of the co-founders. Although the mentoring platform didnt make it to the final list, it got a ‘special mention’ in the prestigious list of achievers. In collaboration with…

As a super-achiever, Aaquib Wani’s story is a medley of inspiration and grit As a young child, Aaquib Wani immersed himself in the rhythmic movements of artisans and how their hands and legs on looms deftly turned delicate silken threads into sprawling patterned carpets. “My father’s handicraft business meant that I often accompanied him to several carpet factories. I noticed the craftsmen at the looms and their work captured my imagination,” Wani said. Taking inspiration…

Two Kashmir women are appointed at a senior positions in the White House Office, in National Economic Council and Digital Strategy. According to the announcement by the Biden team, Kashmiri woman Aisha Shah has been named as Partnerships Manager at the White House Office of Digital Strategy, which would be headed by Rob Flaherty, Director of Digital Strategy, while Sameera Fazili has been inducted into the US president Joe Biden administration as Deputy Director of…

Srinagar: Clutching a small notebook and a pencil box under his arm, Mirza Saaib Beg loved to be taught by his grandfather in his cozy room that smelt of old books neatly stacked in glass-fronted bookcases. Little did he know that one-day he would draw inspiration from the valuable lessons of his grandfather and proudly represent his community at the prestigious University of Oxford. Mirza Saaib Beg, a 31-year-old lawyer, became the first Kashmiri who…

Mubarak Hussain Syed, a Kashmir-born neuroscientist in the USA has received the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. An assistant professor of Biology at The University of New Mexico (UNM), Syed is set to receive $1.8 million over the next five years for his project “Mechanisms regulating neural identity, connectivity and function – From stem cells to circuits.” According to a statement issued on the University of New Mexico NewsRoom website, Syed, a neuroscientist, is…

Arshad Malik became the first person ever to receive the Lars Påhlman medal   Srinagar: Kashmiri born doctor, Arshad Malik has made it to the top in his field. With his super-speciality in colorectal surgery, he has been featured in the list of topmost surgeons of Europe. His significant contribution to patient care in this field has earned him a place in ‘A History of the European Society of Coloproctology, which brings together the 75 surgeons…

Qazigund: An orphan from Qazigund belt of south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Friday bagged first position in accounts assistant, Panchayat exams conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB). Abdul Shakoor Itoo,24, who belongs to Damjan village, ranked Ist in the open merit by scoring 107.25 points. He said that after securing first position in JK, he feels confident to crack any exams now and will try his luck in other prestigious exams as well.…