Thousands Visit Hazratbal on Friday Following Eid Milad

SRINAGAR – Thousands of devotees from across Kashmir visited Hazratbal and other shrines on Friday following Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW). Large number of devotees including men, women and children visited the shrines throughout the day to offer prayers. The highest attendance was at afternoon prayers. Thousands of devotees also offered special prayers last night and recited […]

Eid Milad Celebrated With Fervor  

SRINAGAR– Muslim devotees thronged the historic Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar and Khanqah’s and mosques across Kashmir to offer special prayers on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of devout men, women and children converged at the Hazratbal shrine all through the day to have glimpse of the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), displayed […]

Autumn Festival To Commence From Oct 25

SRINAGAR – Secretary Tourism Rigzin Sampheal today convened a meeting with the representatives of travel and hospitality sector here to chalk out the strategy for the successful conduct of the 3-day Kashmir Autumn Festival being held from October 25 to 27, 2018. The meeting decided that the inaugural day function and other events would be held […]

‘Since When Did A City Of Only Dead Bodies Celebrate Eid?’

‘Since When Did A City Of Only Dead Bodies Celebrate Eid?’

Rouf Fida It took me a few minutes to realise that internet would be the first casualty of this encounter, and I had a few important e-mails that needed to be sent. It was the evening of August 3, and I had had a long day. My tired body was reluctant to do any further […]

Eid-ul-Azha Celebrated In Valley With Religious Fervour  

SRINAGAR -Eid ul-Azha was celebrated today with religious fervour across the Kashmir valley with Muslims thronging eidgahs and mosques for congregational prayers and to commemorate the sacrifice by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) in the way of Allah. Men and women of all ages, dressed in their best, thronged eidgahs, mosques and shrines here and in other […]

Eid Of Sacrifice

As always over the past three decades, this year’s Eid-ul-Azha follows a troubled period. The peace in Kashmir has been disrupted by the apprehensions of the Article 35A being revoked by the Supreme Court. The apex court is currently hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the legal validity of the all important constitutional provision that […]

Shopping Frenzy: Markets Crowded With Shoppers Ahead Of Eid

SRINAGAR – The markets across Srinagar city witnessed a huge rush of shoppers from past several days. While queues of buyers were seen outside bakery and mutton shops, the most crowded places in the city were the makeshift animal markets, especially at the Eidgah ground in the old City. The other main attractions were bakery […]

Hindu-Muslim Bonhomie At Kheer Bhawani Mela

SRINAGAR – Scenes of Hindu-Muslim bonhomie were witnessed in Tulmulla in city outskirts where many local Muslims came out to greet hundreds of migrant Kashmiri Pandits who arrived at Mata Kheer Bhawani temple to attend an annual festival. Kashmiri Pandits started arriving here on Wednesday in buses from Delhi and Jammu. Some of them used […]

Eid-ul-Fitr- A Festival For All

In every tradition there are festivals which are celebrated annually. Just as the most important festival for Hindus is Deepawali, Christmas for Christians, similarly Eid al-Fitr is for Muslims. The style of these festivals may look different but, in effect, they are same in terms of their expressions which are to promote social harmony and […]

Kheer Bhawani Festival: KPs Get Free Travel From Delhi To Home

NEW DELHI – Government of Jammu and Kashmir Special Cell for Migrants Resident Commission is facilitating free travel for Kashmiri Pandit community members from Delhi to Tulmulla Ganderbal for the annual Mata Kheer Bhawani festival, an official spokesman said on Saturday. The government has made provision of two free of cost Volvo AC buses which […]