Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

It was in summer 2008 when Omar Abdullah as an opposition leader mooted the idea of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to probe human rights abuses in the divided parts of Kashmir. He said that if voted to power he will make sincere efforts in this direction. He was duly voted to power towards the […]

SAC approves implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra gave nod to the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yogana (PMFBY) in Jammu & Kashmir. The Scheme shall be rolled out from Kharif season-2016 onwards. The implementation of the Scheme would be landmark towards securing the […]

JKERA Organizes workshop on Labour Laws

Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) conducted a workshop on Labour Laws and sensitization of construction workers about various welfare schemes being implemented by the govt. for construction workers   at Panthachowk, Srinagar here today  Project Manager, JKUSDIP, Kashmir, J&KERA welcomed participants and briefed them about the purpose of organizing the workshop. He […]

Seminar on Handloom promotion held at Srinagar

Srinagar :Experts at a seminar in Srinagar on Thursday pitched for encouraging artisans and handloom traders to adopt latest techniques besides stressing the need for diversification of strategy for the promotion of handloom sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The seminar cum awareness workshop ‘Design Trends In Export Market & Product Diversification Strategy For Handloom Sector’ […]

Director Agri inaugurates 2 Mobile Soil Testing Vans

Srinagar : To provide Soil analysis to farmers of Kashmir Division at their doorsteps, Director Agriculture Kashmir Showkat Ahmad Beig, today inaugurated two Mobile Soil Testing Laboratories in presence of senior officers of the department and a group of farmers at Lalmandi Srinagar. Commissioner Secretary Agriculture Production Department Mohammad Ashraf Bukhari was informed through video […]

Muslims are most studied & least understood

  My mail and emails are filled daily with hundreds of studies, academic journals, new books and articles from numerous publications focusing on Muslims. Everything about the Muslim subject is studied and parsed to the minute detail with volumes upon volumes of subsequent publications citing and re-examining what everyone had said on every topic. The […]

Teachers Wake Up!

  Some days ago my eye caught a view of an article on internet that a Harvard Pass out is teaching Sciences at a primary School in United States. First even I did not believe it but after skimming it thoroughly I was astounded to know that the individual was a pass out from Harvard […]

Jhelum is Strangled

  Eulogised for its beauty and a vital source of hydropower and irrigation, the Jhelum plays a major role in the socio-economic fabric of theHimalayan Kashmir valley in northern India. The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism website portrays the embankment areas of the Jhelum as perfect sites for camping and trekking and promises idyllic cruises down […]

From book to film, William Dalrymple’s ‘The White-Mughal’ disrupts the standard narrative

William Dalrymple’s landmark 2002 book White Mughals is, now, at long last, a film near you. Sunil Khilnani many years ago unfairly dismissed Dalrymple’s writing as “Bollywood history”; but one of the chief virtues of White Mughals is precisely its cinematic vividness, a quality that clearly recommended it to Hollywood producers when it was announced, […]

‘Ready to form new govt with opposition’

Beirut: President Bashar al-Assad said it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded on Wednesday that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office. Assad, bolstered by military victory in the desert city of Palmyra, was quoted by Russia’s RIA news agency […]

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