What ails Kashmiri Culture?

CULTURE is the characteristic of a specific group of people which envelops everything from language, social habits, music, cuisine, arts etc. It defines the shared and common patterns of behavior and interactions among the members of the community. These shared cultural values are learned, preserved and passed on through a process of various forms of social […]

Culture Shock

I was a young lad when I left Kashmir in 1989. I was 23. Like most young people of my generation, I was more interested in the Beatles than Mohammad Abdullah Tibetbaqal, and in the days following the exodus, I was too caught up in the struggle to eke out a living and shape a […]

Accession Document Shrouded In False Myths

A web of falsehood has been woven around the instrument of accession between Indian Govt. & Maharaja of Kashmir to present it as a credible & genuine document before the international community & General public. However, continuous scholarly debates & archival materials have exposed such falsehoods. Noted historian & author of several books, Dr. Abdul […]

Hotelier’s Suspend Strike After Govt Assurance

SRINAGAR: Hoteliers Association of Kashmir on Monday suspended the 2 days strike after assurances from the government about the installation of STPs. Showkat Choudary President Hoteliers Association said that they have decided to suspend Tuesday’s strike after the assurances from the government that the STPs will be installed at the hotels in the Valley by […]

Fisheries Deptt produces 19.95 thousand metric ton fish

SRINAGAR: The Department of Fisheries J&K Government has initiated various developmental programmes to boost fish production in the state which has reached to 19.95 thousand metric tonnes. The Jammu & Kashmir State has already achieved a breakthrough in commercial trout production by the establishment of village Trout Farming Project, Kokernag being a mother producing centre […]

Abyei votes whether to join Sudan or South

ABYEI: Residents of the flashpoint Abyei region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan were voting on Monday in an unofficial referendum to decide which country they belong to, a move likely to inflame tensions in the war-ravaged region, officials said. “The vote is for the people of Abyei to choose their future,” Luka Biong, […]

Leopard Mauls Child to Death

SRINAGAR: A seven-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard, while another one was injured by bear in Kashmir, officials said Monday. The two separate attacks tool place in village Ucharhal- Handwara of Kupwara district and Quil Muqam of Bandipore district. “A boy aged seven years was killed after a leopard attacked him in […]

UAV Crashes Near LOC

JAMMU: An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Army crashed near the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today.  The UAV was conducting surveillance along the LoC when it crashed in Rajal area in Nowshera forward belt, an army official said.  It crashed due to technical snag, he said adding a […]

2 Held For violating Ban Order in Pahalgam

PAHALGAM: Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA) seized a vehicle and arrested its driver for supplying material illegally to an influential person for construction purposes. Before this incident, another person was held for ferrying construction material illegally in Pahalgam. Chief Executive Officer PDA, Reyaz Ahmed said that in order to check illegal constructions and stop people from […]

‘Third Front’ to Hold Convention on Wednesday

SRINAGAR: In a bid to link diverse democratic alternatives and social change organizations together in webs of mutual recognition and support; a first public convention of proposed ‘Third Front’ is scheduled to be held at Sher-e-Kashmir Park here on October 30. A press statement from so called third front reads that a “need was felt […]

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