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Kashmiri Apples To Be Exported To Middle East

Kashmiri Apples To Be Exported To Middle East

The famed Kashmiri apples are being exported to the Middle East market. The LuLu Group shipped 10 containers (200 tonnes) of three apple varieties

Amnesty Demands Release Of All Political Detainees, Lifting Of Comm. Gag

Amnesty Demands Release Of All Political Detainees, Lifting Of Comm. Gag

SRINAGAR – Amnesty International India has documented a clear pattern of authorities using arbitrary detention on activists, politicians and anyone likely to hold a dissenting opinion, including women and children before and after 5 August 2019 in Jammu & Kashmir, said the statement. In a statement, they said after interviewing dozens of people in Jammu […]

Durbar Move: Special Status Revoked, Autocratic Tradition Retained

Durbar Move: Special Status Revoked, Autocratic Tradition Retained

The state spends crores of rupees every year to shift voluminous records between the two capital cities twice a year, besides paying a similar amount in allowance to the several thousand employees who shift base with the government.

50 Days of Kashmir Clampdown: Fear of Unknown Grips Apple Growers

50 Days of Kashmir Clampdown: Fear of Unknown Grips Apple Growers

SRINAGAR – With virtually no business being transacted for 50 days, small-scale entrepreneurs and apple traders on Monday said they were desperately hoping for an end to the clampdown in the Kashmir Valley and are unable to cope with threats from various groups. The Valley, which was brought under a virtual curfew with communication networks snapped […]

Scientists, Academics Flay Communication Blockade in Kashmir

Scientists, Academics Flay Communication Blockade in Kashmir

KO Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR – Over 500 Indian academics and scientists have issued a statement demanding an end to the restriction on telecommunications and the internet in Kashmir, calling the move “deeply undemocratic”. “We are writing to express our deep concern about the crisis in Kashmir that has now persisted for over a month, and […]

#LetKashmirSpeak: AI Campaign Highlights Human Cost of Lockdown

#LetKashmirSpeak: AI Campaign Highlights Human Cost of Lockdown

The draconian communication blackout in Kashmir is an outrageous protracted assault on the civil liberties of the people of Kashmir, said Amnesty International India as it launched a campaign on Thursday in a bid to highlight the human cost of the lockdown.

Tibetan Muslims: Kashmir’s Eternal Refugees

Tibetan Muslims: Kashmir’s Eternal Refugees

Experts argue that Tibetan Muslims, who formed a minority in Tibet, trace their origins to four main regions surrounding Tibet: Kashmir, Ladakh, China, and Nepal.

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 […]

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