Persian Legacy in Kashmir Struggles for Revival

Persian Legacy in Kashmir Struggles for Revival

Abol Fazal Concerned at the alarming decline of Persian influence in Kashmir, a group of Kashmiri intellectuals have launched a campaign to restore the old glory of Persian heritage in Kashmir. In its campaign to revive the tradition of Nauroz celebrations, the group began an awareness drive on the eve of the festival, through internet […]

A history of an oppressed community

The genesis of the Shia community’s persecution goes back to October 1979, when the Iranian revolution occurred. The impact of the revolution was far-reaching. Certain Middle Eastern kingdoms and caliphates panicked. They didn’t want to see Iran undergo an Islamic revolution, thinking that other Muslim countries in the region might follow suit and cause Arab […]

Foul play at IUST contractual selection

Dear Editor This is coming from a candidate who is deeply hurt by the level of corrutption in the state and feels helpless at the hands of the people who do not value qualification. In the recently conducted interviews at the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipura for the post of Assistant Professor Contractual […]

New Dog, Old Tricks

Either there has been a dramatic improvement in the situation, or the silence over mortality at a supposedly-speciality hospital in Srinagar is as conveniently complicit as the then gradually building-up clamour on a grave and complex issue made trivial by some opportunistic exposition. Several other unsavoury aspects of the valley’s government-run healthcare system coming to […]

Wave of Bombings kill 62 More in Iraq

BAGHDAD  — A wave of bombings tore through the Baghdad area Tuesday, killing 62 people on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and showing how unstable Iraq remains more than a year after the withdrawal of American troops. Violence has ebbed sharply since the peak of bombings against Shia Muslims that […]

Dozens Arrested in Saudi Crackdown

RIYADH: Saudi security forces arrested dozens of prominent members Shia community in their fresh crackdown across the kingdom over the past days following wave of pro-democracy protests, rights activists said on Tuesday. The arrests include Dr Abbas Al Abbad, who works at the Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, university professor Ali Al Haji and banker Ahmad […]

Australia Updates Kashmir Travel Advisory

MELBOURNE: Australia has updated a travel advisory to its citizens visiting India, asking them to continue to exercise a high degree of caution because of the risk of terrorism, civil unrest, crime and vehicle accidents. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued an advisory on March 14, 2013, saying “It contains new information under […]

Stringent provisions in place on Land Conversion: Ajaz

JAMMU- Minister of State for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Mr. Ajaz Ahmed Khan while replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Dr. Bashir Ahmed Veeri informed the House that it is a fact that stringent provisions are already in place under the Land Revenue Act and other Acts like the J&K Agrarian Reforms Act, Prohibition […]

1100 new projects under PMGSY in offing

Centre approached for clearing land compensation cases: Wani JAMMU: Asserting that better road connectivity is pivotal for bringing speedy socio-economic transformation in the state, Minister for R&B, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani, described R&B as a core sector for people that lends support and boosts activities of other departments meant for people’s welfare and states overall […]

Student’s takes out rallies on MMM call

SRINAGAR: College and University students took out protest rallies in Srinagar demanding the return of bodies of Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru. Students also held protest demonstrations in other districts in Kashmir on the call of Mutahida Majlis-i-Mashawarat, (MMM) . Boycotting their classes, the students of various colleges including Kashmir University assembled in respective campuses […]

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