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Islam in Kashmir earlier than thought, reveals Quran manuscript


August 15th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) It is a pageant of rare Quranic manuscripts that not only provides an insight into the glory and richness of Islam but also sets back the ... Read more...

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Wearability factor gets prominence at LFW


August 5th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) The wearability factor seems to have inspired most of the young designers at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week-Winter Festive 2012. From Payal Kapoor, to Mayank Anand ... Read more...

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HRD ministry to preserve Kashmir’s manuscripts, paintings


July 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday said that his ministry has decided to take up preservation of Kashmir's rich manuscript wealth under the national ... Read more...

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As businessmen gobble up farmland, Kashmiri villages lose identity (Feature)


July 15th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Haripora (Ganderbal), July 15 (IANS) Instead of a mud house, Hassan Parray now has a concrete house. His two sons do not go to school barefoot, but wearing branded shoes. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Designer Gaurang Shah teams with 250 weavers to revive handlooms (With Image)


June 24th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) At a time when traditional handlooms are fading into oblivion due to growing popularity of embroidered saris in fabrics like georgette and chiffon, designer Gaurang ... Read more...

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Crackdown against unruly mobikers in Srinagar


June 5th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 5 (IANS) Alarmed by unruly mobike riders zooming through the streets of Srinagar at break-neck speeds, the traffic department Tuesday launched a crackdown against them.Throwing traffic safety rules ... Read more...

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Kashmir government to urge Gojri’s recognition as official language


June 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 5 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to recommend that Gojri - spoken by some 20 lakh tribal Gujjars and Bakkarwals in the state - ... Read more...

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Fresh Summons issued against Headley


May 31st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A Delhi court has again asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to present on Aug 6 LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley, jailed in the US ... Read more...

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Mirwaiz Umer condemns efforts to trigger sectarian strife


April 27th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, Friday said his group would oppose and expose religious institutions being supported by the government to create ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Sonamarg reopens after winter


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly three winter months, the Srinagar-Sonamarg road connecting the picturesque north Kashmir tourist destination with the rest of the country was re-opened ... Read more...

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As winter ends, blossoms herald spring in Kashmir


March 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) Like a typical Kashmiri, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has not missed noticing the first blossom of spring after one of Kashmir Valley's most bitter winters."The blossom-laden ... Read more...

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When a Kashmiri teen hijacked plane with a toy pistol


March 20th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) Forty-three years after it happened, few remember that one of the earliest plane hijacks in the world was carried out with a toy pistol by a ... Read more...

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Osama wanted to kill Obama to create chaos: Washington Post (Second Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) The slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden pushed his organization to develop plans to kill US President Barack Obama, according to media reports citing ... Read more...

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Osama sought to kill Obama: Report (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS/EFE) Osama bin Laden was focused on a plan to assassinate President Barack Obama, the Washington Post said Friday, citing documents seized by the US military ... Read more...

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Osama plotted to kill Obama : reports


March 17th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Before being killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had ordered for organising special cells in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attack the aircraft of US President ... Read more...

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Youth shot dead by friend


March 15th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A 22-year-old youth was shot dead by his friend in north Delhi, the police said Thursday. The accused has been arrested.Harvinder Singh alias Happy, resident ... Read more...

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Court asks NIA to present Headley May 31 (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to present May 31 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Coleman Headley, currently in a US jail, for ... Read more...

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Propelled by shutdowns, Kashmiris ‘fish’ for pastime at Dal (Feature)(With Images)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 7 (IANS) Their eyes are fixed on the fishing line bobber, watching for the slightest hint of movement. Sitting on the pillar-studded embankment of the world famous Dal ... Read more...

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What if India, Pakistan freeze Kashmir issue?


February 29th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 29 (IANS) Have India and Pakistan decided to freeze the Kashmir dispute for 10 years and move ahead on improving relations with each other? A hot debate is ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Help Pakistani Kashmiris’ ‘freedom struggle’, India urged


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) There is simmering discontent among Pakistani Kashmiris against Islamabad's misrule, activists from the region said Wednesday, urging India to shun its "defensive" Kashmir policy."Azad Kashmir ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Agra jewellers down shutters to protest silver heist


February 21st, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 21 (IANS) Jewellers and bullion merchants in Agra went on an indefinite strike Tuesday downing shutters to protest police failure to nab armed bandits who looted silver worth ... Read more...

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British Kashmiri group opposes MFN status to India


January 13th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A Kashmiri group based in Britain -- the Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK -- has opposed granting of "Most Favoured Nation" (MFN) status by Pakistan to India, a media ... Read more...

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Dubai-born Kashmiri brings ‘change’ to her village (With Images)


January 8th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 8 (IANS) Moved by the plight of her remote village in Jammu and Kashmir state, a Kashmiri woman born and brought up in Dubai relinquished what could have ... Read more...

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Kangris and Kashmiris…one can’t be separated from the other (With Image)


December 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Khrew (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 30 (IANS) For 40-year-old Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, it doesn't matter whether the art of weaving the traditional Kashmiri firepot, the kangri, was introduced here during ... Read more...

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26/11: NIA files charges against Headley, eight others (Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Three years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Saturday filed charges against seven Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including Pakistani-American David Headley, ... Read more...

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NIA files charges against Headley, eight others


December 24th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The NIA, India's premier anti-terror probe body, Saturday filed charges against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including Pakistani-American David Headley and two alleged ISI men for their ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 Kashmiri youths offered jobs


December 17th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) More than 1,000 youths Saturday got on-the-spot employment offers from private companies in and outside the state, said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.At a ... Read more...

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra urges reopening of theatres in Kashmir


December 13th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has written an open letter to the Jammu and Kashmir government to reopen theatres in the valley, which were closed in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Why Kashmiris want the hated AFSPA to go


November 20th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar/New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Caught in the crossfire between security forces and separatist militants for over two decades, Kashmiris say the government must revoke the controversial Armed Forces Special ... Read more...

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Soccer training in Brazil for six Kashmiri boys


November 11th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) With dreams in their eyes and the promise of a bright future, six Kashmiri boys, one of them once arrested for stone pelting, leave for Brazil ... Read more...

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Shammi Kapoor: Rocking and rolling down memory aisles (Tribute on his 80th birthday)


October 20th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The hills are still alive with the sounds of his music, the ebullient 'yahoo' resonates through the decades and the intense gaze has not dulled ... Read more...

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Pakistan reporter was not supposed to be killed: Report


September 30th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 30 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad was probably killed by his country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency, but the initial order was to rough him up ... Read more...

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Omar fears rise in militancy if Afzal is hanged


September 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said he was worried that the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru could revive militancy in the ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s suffering is my suffering too: Rahul Gandhi


September 26th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 26 (IANS) "I am a Kashmiri. I have not come here to talk politics. The pain and suffering of this place is my suffering as well," Rahul ... Read more...

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Don’t detain Kashmiris without informing us: Kashmir government to states


September 12th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) In the wake of some Kashmiris being detained in other states for questioning over the Delhi High Court blast, the Jammu and Kashmir government Monday sent ... Read more...

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