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Untimely Snowfall Cuts Off Kashmir

Untimely Snowfall Cuts Off Kashmir

Heavy snowfall across Kashmir on Thursday cut off the valley from the rest of the country as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic while all flights to and fro Srinagar airport were cancelled

Saffron Blooms In Kashmir

Saffron Blooms In Kashmir

Pampore in Kashmir, is famous the world over for its high grade saffron. Pampore and its neighboring areas produce an average of 2,128 kilograms of saffron every year. In  Kashmir, saffron is normally sown in August and till the 15th of September. The flowers are plucked in October and November. During harvesting or plucking of flowers, […]

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, […]

Shutdown, Curbs Mark Martyrs Day

Shutdown, Curbs Mark Martyrs Day

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and placed Hurriyat Conference chairmen under house arrest in wake of Martyrs Day, while as a complete shutdown was observed in the Valley to mark the day. Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday skipped the official function at the Martyrs’ graveyard here and instead deputed his advisor and divisional […]

Amarnath Yatra Commences With Mega Bandobast in Place

Amarnath Yatra Commences With Mega Bandobast in Place

Nearly 400 kilometre long Hindu pilgrim march, called Amarnath Yatra, to a cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas began Monday amid massive security cover. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims, many in saffron robes from all across India descend on strife torn Kashmir Valley for the yatra with a complete government backing and arrangements in place. […]

Kashmiri Pandits Celebrate Mela Kheer Bhawani

Kashmiri Pandits Celebrate Mela Kheer Bhawani

Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit devotees prayed at the famous Ragnya Devi temple here in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Monday as the Kheer Bhawani mela was celebrated amid chants of religious hymns and ringing of temple bells. Nestled in the shade of mammoth Chinar trees in Tulmulla village, the temple witnessed a massive gathering of […]

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