CASOs in south Kashmir mark end of ceasefire

CASOs in south Kashmir mark end of ceasefire

Anantnag: At least two Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs), one each in Anantnag and Pulwama districts, were conducted by government forces on Monday to signal the end of the ceasefire or Non Initiation of Combat Operations (NICO) for the month of Ramazan. The NICO was announced by the central government on May 17. Since then, […]

Celebrate Eid Somberly and with Sobriety

Celebrate Eid Somberly and with Sobriety

The precariousness and fragility of life in Kashmir and the uncertainty thereof is underscored here pretty regularly. If nothing this should and must concentrate our minds as we bid farewell to Ramadan, 2018 and begin our welcome preparations for Eid al Fitr. The spirit of Ramadan, essentially, among other things a vigorous time for spiritual […]

On Eid ul Fitr, We must Introspect and Imbibe the Spirit of Ramadan

On Eid ul Fitr, We must Introspect and Imbibe the Spirit of Ramadan

SYED KALEEM GEELANI The literal meaning of Eid ul Fitr is the ‘festival of breaking the fast’. Like other festivals, Eid-ul-Fitr is a symbol of belief and faith. According to Islam, human life is divided into two parts: the before-death and after-death period. One who follows the divine commandments of Allah in his life before […]

Govt to release 115 prisoners on Eid

Govt to release 115 prisoners on Eid

Srinagar: The state government Friday ordered the release of 115 prisoners on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr which will be celebrated in the state Saturday. “In view of the Eid-ul-Fitr, the government has ordered the release of 115 prisoners, with least involvement, from various jails of the state,” an official spokesman said. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti […]

Eid rush brings sparkle to Mehandi stalls

Eid rush brings sparkle to Mehandi stalls

Srinagar: As Ramdhan draws to an end and Eid festivities gear up, the markets are brimming with the traditional Henna. Although city centre traders are complaining that the market has not picked up as per expectations, but on the streets, there is a huge rush of women folk waiting their turn or Mehandi, from pavement […]

Eid prayers at Eidgah, at Jamia if rain

Eid prayers at Eidgah, at Jamia if rain

SRINAGAR: The Secretary Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has announced that Eid-ul-Fitr prayers would be offered, as per programme, at the historic Eidgah here at 9:00 am. In case of rain or bad weather, the prayers will be offered at the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar. The timings for prayers and sermon will remain the same. A […]

Eid at Delhi’s Jama Masjid – an evening caught in time

Eid at Delhi’s Jama Masjid – an evening caught in time

NEW DELHI: It’s the day before Eid and the bylanes around Jama Masjid in the walled city are crammed with sights and sounds of festivities, but young Naved holding aloft a big cloud of balloons isn’t quite sure what the excitement is all about. Wearing a purple T-shirt over dirty blue jeans and standing barefoot […]

How NOT to Celebrate Eid ul Fitr?

How NOT to Celebrate Eid ul Fitr?

JAVEID HASSAN MALIK The Holy month of Ramadan is coming to a close. With Eid ul Fitrs just around the corner, people are just too busy in preparing for the big day, a day of festivity and joy for all Muslims around the world. Ramadan is often considered as the crash course for learning a […]

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