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After decades, Kashmir relives its snowed-in winter

After decades, Kashmir relives its snowed-in winter

Srinagar, Feb 3:  Kashmir’s winter this season has been something children had heard from their grandparents, but never experienced before. Over metre-long icicles hanging from rooftops, water bodies frozen rock solid prompting youth to slip and skate over them, roads so slippery that even the best drivers were careful, frozen water…

Kashmir’s oldest church comes to life with wedding bells

Kashmir’s oldest church comes to life with wedding bells

Srinagar, Feb 2: Kashmir’s oldest Protestant Church in Gulmarg ski resort came to life this Thursday with the ringing of the wedding bells as an Australian couple tied the knot there. Tim Robertson and Kate Hamilton had come all the way from Australia to get married at St. Mary’s Church in…

Silent Death of Handicraft in Kashmir affecting livelihoods

Silent Death of Handicraft in Kashmir affecting livelihoods

Sajad Bashir Srinagar, 30 Jan: The traditional art of embroidery is alarmingly declining posing the threat to the tradition, culture and the economy of the valley. The handicraft industry  has remained as an important key in the economic development of J&K state and the industry has a great handout towards…

“IQRA BIISMI RABBIKA ALLAZI KHALQ”

“IQRA BIISMI RABBIKA ALLAZI KHALQ”

  The importance of education in processes of development from Islamic perspectives By Syed Aijaz Kashani Srinagar, Jan 10: To seek knowledge is a sacred duty; it is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. “IQRA BIISMI RABBIKA ALLAZI KHALQ”. Read! In the name of your Lord who created (all…

Kashmiri Language dying slow death in Kashmir

Kashmiri Language dying slow death in Kashmir

Srinagar 2 Jan: No doubt, Kashmiri language is dying on every passing day due to the negligence of the state holders as well as government. Culture and language have deep rooted relationship with language constituting an indispensable element of culture. For preserving a culture and identity, safeguarding the mother language is…

Affection, love of mother keeps a blind son, aged mother alive

Affection, love of mother keeps a blind son, aged mother alive

Anantnag, Dec 31: There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart. A dream of every parent to see their children grow up into healthy and capable individuals. Parents often sacrifice their entire life raising their children in the…

Come, Kashmir is calling: Advisor Ganai urges tourists

Come, Kashmir is calling: Advisor Ganai urges tourists

Adv Ganai kickstarts series of winter sports activities at Gulmarg SRINAGAR, DEC 31: Asserting that Gulmarg, a world-famed tourist destination—is offering wide-range of facilities, Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Monday urged tourists to visit the State—having diverse tourism products and unmatched beauty. While kickstarting series of winter…

A real Kashmir and Kashmiri

A real Kashmir and Kashmiri

Sajad Bashir Srinagar 25 Dec: No doubt, Kashmir is famous for hospitality, brotherhood, and peace loving nature throughout the world. Kashmiris are always termed as truthful, humble, sincere, conscientious and devout. The residents of the valley are taking care of each other from centuries whether Hindu, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs … besides…

40 days “Chilai- Kalan” will begin from tomorrow 

40 days “Chilai- Kalan” will begin from tomorrow 

Sajad Bashir Srinagar 20 Dec: Chilai- Kalan, the harshest period of winter in Kashmir valley begins from today mid- night. Chilai -kalan  is the 40 day period harsh winters  beginning from the December of the 21 and ends on the  ending January. During the chilai-kalan climate of the valley usually remain cold with the minimum temperature…

Order banning “Pheran” on official visits revoked:CEO Kupwara

Order banning “Pheran” on official visits revoked:CEO Kupwara

Azad Hussain Kupwara, Dec 19: Facing ire from the teaching and non teaching community, the district education department kupwara has revoked the controversial order under which teachers had been banned to wear kashmiri traditional pheran on official visits.   Zonal Education officer (ZEO) langate had issued an order banning teachers…

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