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Advisor Ganai visits Pandit Colony Sheikhpora; felicitates community on Shivratri festival

BUDGAM: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today visited Pandit Colony at Sheikhpora, Budgam to felicitate the residents on Mahashivratri festival. The Advisor was accompanied by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan and Deputy Commissioner Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar besides other senior officials. Ganai extending his greetings to the community said that the festival […]

Mahashivratri (Hairath): Governor, Advisors, Cheif Secretary, NC, Mirwaiz greets people

Mahashivratri (Hairath): Governor, Advisors, Cheif Secretary, NC, Mirwaiz greets people

Srinagar: Governor, Satya Pal Malik has greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, which is celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits as Hairath. Advisors to the Governor including various other mainstream and Hurriyat organisations also greeted the people on the occasion. In his message Governor has observed that this festival symbolizes the values of piety, devotion, […]

KHATAMBAND-The Art of intricately carved ceilings in Kashmir

KHATAMBAND-The Art of intricately carved ceilings in Kashmir

Catch the craft Dar Javed Walking in the maze of narrow lanes and by-lanes into Old Srinagar called Shahr-i-Khaas, meandering through its exposed brick and wooden structures, often shouting for some care and attention in silence. These old embellishments adorning the dwellings and monuments with carved wood facades, intricate Pinjra on their exteriors, beautiful lines […]

Secy Tourism reviews preparedness for Kashmir festival

Secy Tourism reviews preparedness for Kashmir festival

SRINAGAR: Secretary Tourism Rigzin Sampheal  Tuesday chaired a meeting to review preparedness for the chain of events to be held as part of upcoming Kashmir festival. Director Tourism Kashmir Tasaduq Jeelani, Director Finance Lateef Poswal, Director Planning Tourism Parvez Sajad Kakroo, Additional Secretary Tourism Gulzar Ahmed, Joint Director Tourism Jammu Showkat Mehmood and other concerned officers of […]

JK Urdu Council elects new office-bearers

JK Urdu Council elects new office-bearers

SRINAGAR: The members of JK Urdu Council have elected new office bearers for the Council. Noted writer and columnist Dr Javid Iqbal has been unanimously elected as new President of the Council while Ajaz Ahmad Kakroo will be new Senior Vice President. JavedMatjee has been reelected as Secretary General and Prof. Hameed Naseem Rafiabadi and […]

LAHDC Leh holds luncheon in honor of Dalai Lama

LAHDC Leh holds luncheon in honor of Dalai Lama

LEH­: The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh today held a luncheon in the honour of Tibetan leader Dalai Lama here today. Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Dorjey Motup, MP Ladakh Thupstan Chhewang, MLA Leh Nawang Rigzin Jora, MLC, Leh Chering Dorjey, Lama Lobzang, heads of religious, social and political organizations, intellectuals, scholars, Executive Councilors,Tsering Wangdus, […]

DDC Bandipora stresses on need to promote Kashmiri language

DDC Bandipora stresses on need to promote Kashmiri language

BANDIPORA: A  literary conference on the topic “Fikr-e-Shujat: Adbi ti Lisani passimanzar” (literary and linguistic perspective of Shujat Bukhari) was organized at Girls Higher Secondary school, Bandipora, today in which literary personalities across the valley participated. The conference was organized by Literary Forum Bandipora. District Development Commissioner Bandipora (DDC)  Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary was the […]