Kashmiri passengers accuse IndiGo airlines of discrimination

Srinagar:A north Kashmir-based businessman travelling from New Delhi to Srinagar said he and his aged mother were prevented from boarding a plane last week at Delhi airport and has accused a private airline of discriminating against him on the basis of his religion. Khurshid Ahmad Mir, a resident of Baramulla district, and his 85-year-old mother Taja […]

Priya Sethi reviews provincial progress of horticulture dept

Jammu:Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Tourism, Culture, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks Priya Sethi chaired a high level provincial review meeting of the Horticulture department, here today. She took a comprehensive review of the physical and financial achievements registered by the department.Stressing on brand building and better marketing of horticulture produce of the state, […]

Cabinet endorses proposed banking mechanism for facilitation of Cross LoC trade

JAMMU: To take the cross LoC trade to the next level, the Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti endorsed the proposed institutional mechanism to provide banking facilities to traders for conducting their business across the LoC.The banking mechanism will help the trade to grow much faster and […]

Haq reviews progress of Himayat prog

JAMMU: Stressing on enhancing employability of the youth through skill development and enabling them to grab the employment avenues in the national and international market, the Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice Abdul Haq Khan asked the officers to generate mass awareness among the stakeholders about the Himayat Scheme aimed […]

Chattlam Wetland to be developed as eco-tourism spot: Mir Zahoor

Jammu :Minister of State for Forest, Ecology, Environment, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperative and Fisheries Mir Zahoor Ahmad today said that wetland at Chatlam Pampore would be developed as  an  eco-tourism spot adding that  adequate steps will be taken to tap the potential of the area. This was stated by the Minister while reviewing the […]

Departed Ideologue !

His name may not have been in play in prevailing political discourse on Kashmir, but Amanullah Khan loomed large as the pre-eminent leader of Kashmiri separatist movement. And in his death, Kashmir has lost one of the most influential champion of its Azadi from both India and Pakistan. Khan’s life encompassed the lingering conflict over […]

Why India maintains the old Kashmir-shaped silence

Now that the ice over Pathankot has thawed, it’s business as usual for India and Pakistan. The foreign secretaries of the two countries met on Tuesday – the first formal meeting since bilateral talks were cancelled in January – on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia summit in Delhi. On the whole, both sides […]

Killings, Curfew And The Myth Of Normalcy

As the authorities lifted curfew in Kupwara and Handwara towns after days of demonstrations and subsequent killings, it seems that normalcy has returned to valley. But such arguments whose premises are laid on an ultra-myopic sense are themselves subjected to debate. What we mean by normalcy when the context is Kashmir specific.Have Kashmir faced Handwara […]

Amanullah Khan, an icon is no more!

We are saddened to know the demise of Marhoum Amanullah Khan Sahib, Chairman, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. Marhoum was an icon who remained steadfast to his mission. He was a symbol of sacrifice, modesty, and uprightness who remained undoubtedly true to the cause of Kashmir until the end of his life. He was a man of […]

How Human Greed Robbed Kashmir of its Title-‘Venice of the East’

Standing on these glorious pine-clad mountains, looking through a clearing in the forest, I can see the entire vale of Kashmir stretched before me. I can see the endless green plains bordered on one side by golden fields and on the other side by forests. The dal lake lays glistening in the summer sun. Beyond […]

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