JKLF remembers ‘Aali Kadal martyrs’

JKLF remembers ‘Aali Kadal martyrs’

SRINAGAR: “Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Sheikh Abdul Hameed, Shaheed Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, Shaheed Advocate Jamil Chowdhry and others who laid down their lives for freedom of Jammu Kashmir, are our heroes whose struggle and sacrifices wrote a new chapter of resilience and resistance,” said Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Sunday. “Whosoever thinks of […]

DeM pays tribute to slain Hajin militants

DeM pays tribute to slain Hajin militants

SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Sunday paid glowing tributes to six militants killed in a gunfight in Hajin on Saturday saying they displayed “extreme bravery” during the gunfight. In a statement, DeM general secretary Nahida Nasreen said, “The whole Kashmir is in a state of mourning as the martyrs are own children. Every home in Kashmir […]

Hamdard Grammar School Tral celebrates annual day

Hamdard Grammar School Tral celebrates annual day

TRAL: Hamdard Grammar School, a leading educational institute in south Kashmir region celebrated its annual day at Hamdardabad, Tral on November 18. Apart from students and their parents, a galaxy of intellectuals, top government officials of the locality, educationists and eminent personalities attended the function. The students of the school presented scintillating performances, enacted skits, […]

Horticulture Department organizes awareness camp at Ajote

Horticulture Department organizes awareness camp at Ajote

POONCH: A mega Farmers awareness programme was organized by the Department of Horticulture Poonch in ‘Pecan Nut Village Ajote’, to create awareness on pecan nut cultivation in the area. MLA Pooch, Shah Mohammad Tantry and District Development Commissioner (DDC), Poonch Tariq Ahmad Zargar were present on the occasion. Various issues raised by farmers regarding overall […]

Cooperative week celebrated in Doda

DODA: Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Doda, Tariq Hussain Naik, stressed upon the diversification of cooperative activities through innovations and adopting best practices in district. The ACR was speaking at a function organised as part of the 64th All India Cooperative week celebrations in district Doda today. ACR emphasized upon the need of digitization of cooperatives […]

CM pleads for more facilities to Hajj pilgrims, writes to GoI

CM pleads for more facilities to Hajj pilgrims, writes to GoI

JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has pleaded for extending more facilities to the Hajj pilgrims of Jammu and Kashmir during the coming annual pilgrimage. In her letter to minister for minority affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Mehbooba has detailed the facilities being provided to Hajj pilgrims at Srinagar embarking point and beyond. She has sought further […]

UNGA adopts resolution on self-determination

UNGA adopts resolution on self-determination

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realisation of the right of peoples to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights. The resolution, co-sponsored by 75 countries was adopted without a vote in the 193-member Assembly’s Third Committee, […]

Between Tradition and “Modernity”: The Hollowing Out of the Institution of Marriage in Kashmir

Between Tradition and “Modernity”: The Hollowing Out of the Institution of Marriage in Kashmir

By Muhammad Asif Shah and Ayaz Nabi Malik Marriage, as a concept signifies connection, harmony and mutual co-existence. Though, it is a spiritual union of two souls but in the larger perspective, its celebration, as an event, involves the entire society, which determines its real cultural value. In Kashmir, marriage celebration had always been a […]

The Mess Called Public Transport in Kashmir

The Mess Called Public Transport in Kashmir

By Sheikh Gulzar Ahmed Commuting and traveling by public transport in Kashmir is a nightmarish experience. Consider the example of the 407 commonly known as “Tata Gaadi” which packs passengers like sand and pebbles and moves at a snail’s pace taking, at least an hour for a ten minute journey. Similarly, Sumos which ferry passengers […]