‘NC,PDP,Cong Deliberately Trying To Create Fear Among People Of Kashmir’

‘NC,PDP,Cong Deliberately Trying To Create Fear Among People Of Kashmir’

JAMMU — The BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit on Saturday accused leaders of the NC, PDP and the Congress of deliberately trying to trigger panic among the people as they themselves were frightened, and asserted that the common man has no fear. The party’s state unit president, Ravinder Raina, said every common citizen of the country […]

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR — Tourists and Amarnath pilgrims left Kashmir Valley on Saturday in the wake of J&K authorities issuing an advisory, asking them to cut short their stay citing security threats. An official at Srinagar Airport said Indian Air Force flights were pressed into service “as per requirement”. Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department sent buses on Friday, […]

Omar Meets Guv, Says ‘No One Knows What’s Happening’

Omar Meets Guv, Says ‘No One Knows What’s Happening’

SRINAGAR — A National Conference (NC) delegation, led by former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, on Saturday met Governor Satya Pal Malik against the backdrop of panic created due to rumours about deterioration of situation following advisory issued to pilgrims and tourists to leave the valley. ‘We wanted to know about the current situation in […]

Trump Pins Hope On Pak For Help In Afghanistan

Trump Pins Hope On Pak For Help In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump on Friday hoped that Pakistan will help the US in Afghanistan as peace talks with the Taliban has apparently entered its last phase. Trump said he had developed a “good chemistry” with the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, whom he met at his Oval Office last week. “We’re doing very well, […]

I Offered My Namaz At Jamia-Masjid And There Was No Stone Pelting

I Offered My Namaz At Jamia-Masjid And There Was No Stone Pelting

By Ismat Ara SRINAGAR — Despite every second person advising me against visiting Jamia Masjid on a Friday for Jumma prayers, I decided to take a plunge and offer namaz in Srinagar’s iconic Grand Mosque last week. Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar is a majestic mosque unfortunately not known as much for its grandeur as the stone pelting outside Kashmir. One often reads about the clashes between young men and the armed police in the newspapers. […]

Climate Change Eats Output of Top Food Crops in J&K

Climate Change Eats Output of Top Food Crops in J&K

By Bilal Bashir Bhat Agriculture production has always been at the mercy of unpredictable weather, but a rapidly changing climate is making agriculture production an even more vulnerable enterprise. With changes in rainfall patterns, farmers face dual threats from flooding and drought. Both extremes can destroy food crops. Flooding washes away fertile topsoil that farmers depend on […]

Tobacco Problem:JK Pays Rs 210 Crore To Treat Chronic Lung Disease

Tobacco Problem:JK Pays Rs 210 Crore To Treat Chronic Lung Disease

By Athar Parvaiz Jammu and Kashmir is among the four Indian states with the highest prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The state recorded tobacco sales worth Rs 5,530 crore over seven years up to 2017-’18, according to state sales tax data accessed by IndiaSpend. This is the equivalent of the funds needed to construct […]

Papier Mâché: Fading Art and Dying Artists

Papier Mâché: Fading Art and Dying Artists

By Riyaz Ahmad Dar The decade of 80’s was the golden era for the papier mâché trade. The artisans were par excellence and represented the epitome of glory. It always fascinates, to observe, how an artist brings to life to an object with the motifs of Chinar in soulful colour combinations and breathtaking symmetry. The […]

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