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Cheap Fix For Climate Change? Bring Tourists To Check Smuggling Of Forest Trees In J&K

Cheap Fix For Climate Change? Bring Tourists To Check Smuggling Of Forest Trees In J&K

May 18, 2022

Hanifa Begam, a sarpanch from the Gurrwatt area says a large number of forest trees were cut over the years. But after the road was constructed through the forest for tourism development, smuggling of forest trees has stopped.

Climate Change In Kashmir: Apple Farmers Reeling Under Extreme Weather, Falling Yield

Climate Change In Kashmir: Apple Farmers Reeling Under Extreme Weather, Falling Yield

May 16, 2022

Apple industry is Kashmir’s largest employment generator, providing 400 man-days per year per hectare, employing 3.5 million people, and earning about 10% to its GDP.

J&K Delimitation: Whose Petition Is It? Congress, AAP, Both Or None

J&K Delimitation: Whose Petition Is It? Congress, AAP, Both Or None

May 16, 2022

The curious case of Mohammad Ayub Mattoo who filed a petition against the delimitation commission as a Congress party member but after SC admitted it joined AAP, and now wants the latter party to take credit for it.

Situation Has Worsened In Last Two Years With No Safety Or Alternative: Kashmiri Pandits

Situation Has Worsened In Last Two Years With No Safety Or Alternative: Kashmiri Pandits

May 13, 2022

Kashmiri Pandit protesters say they feel exhausted, angry, helpless, betrayed, and stabbed after another targeted killing.

In A Sea Of ‘Sadness’ Delimitation Commission Carves Out A ‘Constituency Of Happiness’ In J&K

In A Sea Of ‘Sadness’ Delimitation Commission Carves Out A ‘Constituency Of Happiness’ In J&K

May 12, 2022

While regional political parties are angry about the new boundaries of the ACs in J&K set by the delimitation commission, the Pir Panchal region is happy with this arrangement.

In PSA ‘Infested’ J&K, Sedition Law Is A Recent Entry

In PSA ‘Infested’ J&K, Sedition Law Is A Recent Entry

May 12, 2022

Lawyers in J&K say the administration's usual practice in most of the cases where the courts grant bail to the accused arrested under the UAPA or sedition or other sections is to use the Public Safety Act, a preventive detention law, to keep people under detention without trial for long.

Will Ladakh's Regional Unity Withstand The Storm Over Bhoti Language?

Will Ladakh's Regional Unity Withstand The Storm Over Bhoti Language?

May 11, 2022

After two years of relative peace and amity, the Bhoti language issue may end up creating fissures between Leh and Kargil regions in Ladakh.

J&K Closes Delimitation Chapter, Opens Gates For Elections

J&K Closes Delimitation Chapter, Opens Gates For Elections

May 05, 2022

After the restructuring finalised by the Delimitation Commission 43 out of the 90 Assembly Constituencies in the region will be part of Jammu and 47 for Kashmir region.  Nine seats have been reserved for STs

Selective Demolition: When Jammu’s Gujjars Faced The Demolition Squad

Selective Demolition: When Jammu’s Gujjars Faced The Demolition Squad

May 05, 2022

The issue is not of ‘land jihad’ or Hindus versus Muslims, but between the tribal community with no power and influence and the administration that prostrates before the powerful and the influential

Does Shah Faesal’s Exit Mark End Of Kashmir’s ‘Experiment’ With Alternative Politics?

Does Shah Faesal’s Exit Mark End Of Kashmir’s ‘Experiment’ With Alternative Politics?

May 03, 2022

In March 2019, when Faesal launched his political party, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, the bureaucrat had compared himself to the likes of Sheikh Abdullah. In April 2022, however, he called his eight months of political activism 'chasing a chimaera'.

Amid Unceasing War In Ukraine, Bangladesh Emerges As Top Option For J&K Medical Students

Amid Unceasing War In Ukraine, Bangladesh Emerges As Top Option For J&K Medical Students

Apr 29, 2022

According to the academic consultants in the valley, having returned from war-torn Ukraine, Kashmiri medical students are showing interest in continuing their studies in Bangladesh and other southeast Asian countries.

J&K's Beef With Beef: Why Kashmiris Love Mutton But Hate Beef Bans

J&K's Beef With Beef: Why Kashmiris Love Mutton But Hate Beef Bans

Apr 29, 2022

Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Zain-ul-Abidin had banned cow slaughter in Jammu and Kashmir in deference to the religious sentiment of his Hindu subjects. Later, Dogra ruler Maharaja Ranbir Singh enacted anti cow slaughter laws again in 1862.

J&K HC Says Using Terms Like 'Occupation Of Military' Is  'Unlawful Activity'

J&K HC Says Using Terms Like 'Occupation Of Military' Is 'Unlawful Activity'

Apr 27, 2022

Jammu and Kashmir High Court says freedom of expression cannot be stretched to allow a person to question the status of a part of the country or its people

Centre’s Five-language Formula For J&K Is Being Seen As Incremental Hindi Imposition

Centre’s Five-language Formula For J&K Is Being Seen As Incremental Hindi Imposition

Apr 27, 2022

Not only did the Centre’s push for a five-language formula for J&K in 2020 end Urdu’s status as its sole official language, it is also seen as an intermediary step towards Hindi imposition in the future

After Backlash From Ex-Officers, Indian Army Shares Pics Of Iftar Party In Srinagar

After Backlash From Ex-Officers, Indian Army Shares Pics Of Iftar Party In Srinagar

Apr 26, 2022

The Indian army posted photos of an Iftar party held in Srinagar amid backlash from former army officers days after deleting photos of a previous Iftar party in Jammu following right-wing trolling.

Why Kashmir's Famed Wazwan Is Always On The Diplomacy Menu

Why Kashmir's Famed Wazwan Is Always On The Diplomacy Menu

Apr 26, 2022

Wazwan, a term which is coined from the Kashmiri words 'waz' (cook) and wan (to spread), is a traditional Kashmiri feast served at weddings and other festivals and can include up to 36 dishes.

What Stops BJP Workers From Coming Out Openly In J&K? A Saffron Cadre Explains

What Stops BJP Workers From Coming Out Openly In J&K? A Saffron Cadre Explains

Apr 22, 2022

In the conflict-ridden Kashmir, it is not easy to be with the BJP either. In the past few years, a number of BJP workers have been killed by militants in different districts of the Valley.

Cadres Keep Kashmir's National Conference Relevant

Cadres Keep Kashmir's National Conference Relevant

Apr 13, 2022

The party that Sheikh Abdullah founded was nurtured by its radical 'land to the tiller' movement of the 1950s, but these days, leaders seem to be living in the past. Luckily, the 2019 abrogation of Article 370 may be causing a recent resurgence.

Kashmir's Nageen Lake Loses Its Seven Jewels To Fire

Kashmir's Nageen Lake Loses Its Seven Jewels To Fire

Apr 11, 2022

Heritage houseboat hotels such as the New Jersey, Lilly of the world, India Palace, Royal Paradise, New Maharaja Palace, burnt to crisp after a fire broke out on Lake Nageen in Srinagar a week ago.

Lockdown Memories: Cancelled Marriages And Love Letters

Lockdown Memories: Cancelled Marriages And Love Letters

Apr 08, 2022

The blockade in Kashmir Valley that followed the Article 370 abrogation and Covid-19 that followed, disrupted life in unprecedented ways.

A Shadowy Hand: Kashmir’s Tryst With Horror

A Shadowy Hand: Kashmir’s Tryst With Horror

Apr 07, 2022

Hallucinations? Fear? Rumours? In the Valley and beyond, people keep finding threats from the unknown

Kashmir Files: Memories Of Another Day

Kashmir Files: Memories Of Another Day

Mar 30, 2022

Pandits in migrant camps and their Muslim neighbours in Kashmir’s villages recall the idyll before insurgency, while newspaper headlines from the 1990s reflect foreboding and horror

Landmark Bookshop In Dal Lake Is Closed

Landmark Bookshop In Dal Lake Is Closed

Mar 25, 2022

The bookshop was closed after Jammu and Kashmir government didn’t extend the contract to the bookstore located at the second storey of the Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Corporation building in Nehru Park Island of Dal Lake.

Life, Laugh, Like: The Kashmiri Stand-Ups In Viral Acts

Life, Laugh, Like: The Kashmiri Stand-Ups In Viral Acts

Mar 23, 2022

For the scarred Valley, humour has turned out to be the best medicine; the perfect balm for the bruised body and soul.

Kashmir Gets First Private Art Gallery In The Heart Of Srinagar

Kashmir Gets First Private Art Gallery In The Heart Of Srinagar

Mar 19, 2022

After a litany of failed government attempts, urban planner Iajaz Naqshbandi has succeeded in giving Srinagar its very own local art space.

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