Hand spinning, weaving of pashmina shawls losing fast to cheaper machines

Hand spinning, weaving of pashmina shawls losing fast to cheaper machines

SRINAGAR: With the onslaught of machines for spinning and weaving, traditional shawl weaving has been reduced to using less than 20 percent of handspun pashmina. The shift from traditional spinning to spinning mills has now hit the weavers who are finding no shawls to weave, as traditional looms can use only hand spun thread. President […]

LS Polls: Ex-MP among 48 disqualified candidates

LS Polls: Ex-MP among 48 disqualified candidates

Jammu: Election Commission has disqualified 48 contesting candidates of the previous elections, including former MP Trilok Singh Bajwa, from 12 Assembly constituencies from contesting elections to Lok Sabha in Jammu and Kashmir. According to a communique issued by Avinash Kumar, Under Secretary, ECI, the politicians have been disqualified under Section 24 E of J&K Representation […]

Of Stenos and TRP Chasers

BY SEETHA Thirty years ago, journalists were mostly stenographers, collecting press releases and rehashing them. This was Rajdeep Sardesai, speaking with the air of finality that television news anchors adopt when making a statement, no matter how outrageous or inaccurate. He was part of a panel discussion on ‘Can Activist Media be Responsible’ during the […]

Dynastic rule: PDP is no different

Srinagar: Although Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) misses no opportunity to take National Conference (NC) and Congress to task for promoting ‘family rule’ in Jammu Kashmir, the party has won the label of ‘Papa Daughter Party’. Early this year, the president of Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) and MLA Langat, Engineer Rashid came down heavily on ruling […]

Shehzad ton power clinical Pakistan to thumping victory

Shehzad ton power clinical Pakistan to thumping victory

DHAKA: Opener Ahmed Shehzad smashed an unbeaten 111 off 62 balls as Pakistan thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs to stay on course for the semifinals of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. The 22-year-old from Lahore hit 10 boundaries and five sixes in his first T20 international century to lift Pakistan to a […]

Kashmiri students in Chandigarh design ‘Life Saving Glove’

Kashmiri students in Chandigarh design ‘Life Saving Glove’

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri students studying engineering in Aryan Group of Colleges, Chandigarh have designed a ‘Life Saving Glove’ that helps patients suffering due to cardiac disorders, a spokesperson of the Aryans Group said. The ‘Life Saving Glue’ was launched on Sunday by Dr HS Bali, Director, Cardiology, Fortis, Mohali in presence of Dr Anshu Kataria, Chairman, […]

PDP knocks EC over video showing NC Minister ‘invoking religion’

PDP knocks EC over video showing NC Minister ‘invoking religion’

Srinagar: Ruling National Conference minister Sakina Itoo Sunday threatened to file an FIR against a man she said had tried to project a “simple father-daughter conversation” as “religious exploitation.” She was reacting to a video that has gone viral on social networking sites and purportedly shows her invoking religion to seek support of a reluctant […]

India to grow at 5.5% in FY15: Ficci

NEW DELHI: India’s economic growth is likely to pick up and reach 5.5% in 2014-15 as industrial output will recover to expand at 3.3%, says Ficci. The Economic Outlook Survey by the industry chamber pegs agriculture and services sector growth in the next financial year, starting April 1, at 3.3% and 7% respectively. It also […]

’83 pc of polling stations in Anantnag LS constituency sensitive’

Srinagar: More than 83 per cent of the 1,600 polling stations in Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in south Kashmir have been designated as hypersensitive or sensitive by the election authorities as they are apprehensive of violence during polling in these areas. “Of the 1,615 polling stations in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, 690 polling stations […]

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