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Bakshi Stadium Likely to Become International Football Stadium

Bakshi Stadium Likely to Become International Football Stadium

Government has decided to turn Srinagar’s Bakshi stadium into an International Football Stadium with FIFA norms under National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) with the budget of 50 cr., officials said on Friday. The stadium according to officials will be completed within a year. It will be hosting International Football Premier Leagues and tournaments. Secretary at […]

Bahrar, Kashmir’s last colony for Lepers

Bahrar, Kashmir’s last colony for Lepers

A woman, probably in mid-fifties, was busy washing the clothes under what seems to be a common tap of her colony. Engrossed in her work, the movements of footsteps compelled her to look at this reporter. Without seeking many details, she could sense the purpose of the visit. She breaks into a kind smile, “Achatorumfikriwalew […]

Family Forgetfulness

Family Forgetfulness

“Don’t shift to Ward 3” reads the green Medical Record Department (MRD)file of Naveed, 22, a patient at Institute of Medical Health and Neuro-Sciences (IMHANS), Rainawari, Srinagar. Ward 3,  is a closed ward where the male patients without attendants are kept. Son of a State Forest Corporation employee from Baderwah (Doda), Naveed was first admitted […]

Gender Crisis

Gender Crisis

In Srinagar’s Basant Bagh, the door of a modest home’s room has not been opened since the onset of militancy. Seemingly claustrophobic, the 6 x 3 ft room resembles a torture cell. It has the lone inmate, Muhammad Sultan Dar, known locally as Sul Maam, a septuagenarian transgender. Reduced to a corner where he cooks, it […]

38 die in fire incidents in 2017

38 die in fire incidents in 2017

Thirty-eight persons lost their lives while property worth Rs 64.33 crore was destroyed in a total of 2914 fire incidents which involved 1888 structures across Kashmir last year. The official documents reveal that the property worth Rs 582 crores was saved during the rescue operations by Fire and Emergency Services in Kashmir in 2017. “The […]

Kashmir largest trout producer

Kashmir largest trout producer

Jammu and Kashmir has over 513 units of trout farms of with Kashmir alone accounting for 404 units making the valley as the largest trout fish producer in India having The Valley also consumes 482 tonnes of fish every year. Muhammad Hussain Wani, Senior Project Officer of fisheries department said that the demand for quality […]

Kashmir is more than you watch on TV

Kashmir is more than you watch on TV

Solo women travellers who enjoyed their stay and trips to Kashmir at every turn of the road defy all negative portrayal of Kashmir. Many women have enjoyed their solo trips to Kashmir over the past few years. A solo traveller, Kanika Gupta, on a social travel platform Tripoto writes in her blog titled ‘How Safe […]

Kashmiri transgenders are a tormented lot!

Kashmiri transgenders are a tormented lot!

Rafeeq Ahmad looked like a male but loved to dress up as a woman due to which she had to face harassment and social discrimination since childhood. Rafeeq’s plight is shared by hundreds of other transgenders of Kashmir valley. Transgenders are part of the society, but unlike men and women they don’t get the same […]

Glimpses of Dal Lake

Glimpses of Dal Lake

  A photo feature by Mir Suneem      

Students for better services at College canteen

Students for better services at College canteen

Srinagar: Students of Women’s College, M.A Road, complain that the hygiene at the college’s canteen was very poor. The students allege that mice could be seen roaming inside the canteen raising question mark over the safety of the food available in the canteen. “We often go to the canteen. Last week we witnessed rats going […]

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