5Th Std Boy Attempts Suicide

SRINAGAR: A 5th class student Nazakat Khan son of Shabir Ahmad Khan resident of Shamspora, Kupwara attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his home today.  The boy was shifted to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar for treatment where he is recovering, police said adding a case has been registered in this regard.  

CCA asks JKPSC to stop misleading, follow UPSC

“Honour 300 RTI’s, reveal answer keys for KAS prelims” SRINAGR: The Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir (CCA) has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) to shun rigidity and misinformation, and reveal the answer keys of KAS preliminary examinations. CCA said in a statement that the magnitude of the scandal of JK prelim […]

MUHARRAM- KU Holds Calligraphy , Art Exhibition

SRINAGAR: Kashmir University Vice Chancllor Prof Talat  Ahmad today inaugurated  a day  long Open Air – Photography, Art, Poetry and Calligraphy Exhibition  with the theme, ‘Muharram’. The event was organised by a group of students  in collaboration with  Department of students welfare  and was supervised by the Dean Students Welfare, University of Kashmir, Mrs Prof. […]

Traffic Police to launch drive against violators

SRINAGAR: Traffic Police City Srinagar has appealed the parents and the members of the Civil Society to come forward and ensure that the children below the age of 18 years don’t drive any vehicle and the young boys and girls may be educated at their respective homes to wear helmet while driving. In the coming […]

Interview Postponed

PULWAMA: According to Chief Medical Officer Shopian, it is hereby informed for information of all the concerned candidates that the interviews scheduled to be held for various posts under NRHM in District Shopian from October 30, 2013 are hereby postponed due to some unavoidable reasons and the next date of conducting the interview shall be […]

GMC Srinagar celebrates Annual Day-2013

SRINAGAR: Appreciating the faculty and management of Government Medical College, Srinagar for restoring the past glory of this prestigious institute besides improving the patient care in its associated hospitals, the Minister for Medical Education, Youth Service and Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-Din has said that technological innovation is imperative for making advanced diagnostic facilities available and affordable […]

Grievance redressal meet held at Magam

BUDGAM: To finalise the arrangements for ensuing Muharram and to redress the grievances of the people, Deputy Commissioner Budgam convened public meeting at Magam here today. All the district and sectoral officers attended the meeting. Various issues of public interest including macadamization of Babapora and Sehpora roads, availability of essentials, distribution of firewood, interrupted power […]

CRPF Celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Srinagar:  Central Reserve Police Force Tuesday celebrated its platinum jubilee and in this connection various functions and celebrations were organized at different places all across Kashmir Valley. The CRPF is an armed Force of the Union of India, with the basic role of maintaining internal security and assisting the State/Union Territories in maintaining law and […]

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 […]