Art and Culture

Monday, August 13, 2018Chhari-Sthapana ceremony performed in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 13: “Chhari-Sthapan” ceremony was on Monday performed at Shri Amareshwar temple in the summer capital, Srinagar.

Meanwhile, over 2.78 lakh pilgrims from different parts of the country had paid obeisance at the cave shrine since the commencement of the 60-day-long pilgrimage from both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal routes from June 28. The final darshan will be held on


Sunday, August 12, 2018Potpourri of Indian arts to end in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 12: A five-day multidisciplinary programme "Incredible India", giving platform to classical and folk dances, music, Indian cuisine and painting, will conclude at Connaught Places Central Park here on Sunday.

With an array of performances and exhibitions, the programme saw a rich presentation of Indian performative arts and visual arts in the heart of Delhi.

Apart from Bharat


Sunday, August 12, 2018Chharri-Mubarak taken to Sharika Bhawani temple in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 12: “Chharri-Mubarak”, the holy silver Mace of Lord Shiva, was on Sunday taken to ancient Sharika Bhawani Temple on the hills of Hari Parvat in the downtown city to pay obeisance to the Goddess on the occasion of ‘Shravan Shukla Paksha Pradipada’, as per age-old traditions.

“Har Har Mahadev and Bum Bum Bolay” rented in the air when Mahant Deependra Giri, custodian of the holy Mac


Saturday, August 11, 2018Charri-Mubarak taken to historic Shankarcharya temple on “Haryali-Amavasya”

Srinagar, Aug 11: The “ Chhari Mubarak”, the holy silver Mace of Lord Shiva was on Saturday taken to historic Shankaracharya temple on the occasion of ‘Haryali-Amavasya’ (Shravan Amavasya).

As per age old customs, the Chhari was taken from Deshnami Akhara, Maisuma, by Mahant Deependra Giri, custodian of the holy Mace to Shankaracharya temple today for prayers on the occasion of ‘Haryali-Amavas


Friday, August 10, 2018Festival promoting young classical talent ends

New Delhi, Aug 10: A two-day classical music and dance festival concluded at the Alliance Francaise here, with performances by Sarod player Ustad Amir Khan and Kathak dancer Nishtha Budhlakoti.

Organised by the Raza Foundation, the performances were a part of the ninth edition of their "Aarambh" series, which aims to provide a platform to young practitioners of Indian classical dance and music


Tuesday, August 7, 2018New festival to celebrate India's diversity

New Delhi, Aug 7: Over 200 Indian artists from various fields including art and craft, food, dance, and music, will come together for an upcoming festival celebrating the diversity of India.

"Atulya Bharat" organised by north central zone cultural centre (NCZCC), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, will be held at two different locations - Connaught Place and Janpath here from Au


Sunday, August 5, 2018Musical Sunday | Anugreh Vali

Let's Start the day with a Musical note with some melodious performances by extremely talented and budding musician of #Jammu, Anugreh Vali.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018Musical Sunday | Anugreh Vali

Let's Start the day with a Musical note with some melodious performances by extremely talented and budding musician of #Jammu, Anugreh Vali.

@[email protected]#v#


Tuesday, July 31, 2018PM invites ideas for his I-Day speech

New Delhi, July 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas for his Independence day speech.

In a post on social media, the Prime Minister said, 'what are your thoughts and ideas for my 15th August speech? Share them with me on a specially created forum on the Narendra Modi App. You can also share them on MyGov.


Sunday, July 29, 2018I use cinema as medium to express my opinion, says Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, July 29: Actress Taapsee Pannu says she prefers to address social issues and express her opinion through the medium of cinema rather than using other platforms.

Her forthcoming film "Mulk" talks about a minority community in India and how they face injustice due to their religion.

Asked if she subscribes to the idea of the film, Taapsee told IANS here: "From my school days I have le


Sunday, July 29, 2018Modi bats for eco-friendly Ganesh Utsav

New Delhi, July 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said festivals like Ganesh Utsav are a great unifier and should be celebrated with enthusiasm, but in an "eco-friendly" way.

"Celebrate Ganesh Utsav with great enthusiasm and fervour whole heartedly but insist on keeping these celebrations eco-friendly," Modi said in his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat," underlining that the festiv


Friday, July 27, 2018Modi, Rahul greet people on Guru Purnima

New Delhi, July 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday greeted the people on the occasion of Guru Purnima.

"Guru Purnima greetings to everyone. Ours is a society that holds teachers in very high esteem. We thank our teachers, who always inspire and bring out the best in us," Modi tweeted.

Congress President also took to twitter and said, "Greetings to


Friday, July 27, 2018Jammu's Daughter Neha Lahotra gets “Award of Fellowship to Outstanding Person in the Field of Culture”

Only candidate from J&K selected for Fellowship in Theatre

Jammu, July 27: Neha Lahotra- a renown young theatre artist from Jammu, has become the only candidate from the state, who has been selected for Junior fellowship 2016-2017 for ‘’Scheme for Award of Fellowship to Outstanding Person in the Field of Culture’’ by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), New Delhi.

The CCRT has declared the list of 178 candidates, who have been selected f


Thursday, July 19, 2018Trishu lBhaint Yatra reaches Bhaderwah

BHADERWAH, JULY 19: The day long annual TrishulBhaint Yatra, which started from Doda, reached Mata Chandi temple here at village Chinote.

The Yatra was accorded rousing reception at various places along the route to its destination.

On reaching Bhaderwah, the yatra was received by local administration including ADC Pawan Kumar Parihar, ASP Rajinder Singh, SDPO Tussif Ahmed, Tehsildar Mas


Sunday, July 15, 2018Police arrest 4 gamblers from Srinagar, recovers stake money

Srinagar, July 15: Police claimed to have arrest four gamblers along with stake money from Rajbagh area of Srinagar.

The police spokesman said that they have arrested four gamblers and recovered the stake money of rupees 16,640 from the spot.

According to a statement “police on Saturday received an information from reliable sources that some persons are playing cards with stake money on boa


Sunday, July 15, 2018In Kashmir’s First Ever Mass Marriage, 105 Couples Tie The Knot

Srinagar, July 15: In the first ever mass marriage in Kashmir, as many as 105 couples tied the knot in a simple function in Amar Singh Club here. The couples belonged to various parts of north Kashmir, including Srinagar.

“It is being done by the Jaffri Council of Jammu and Kashmir and this is the to the first such mass marriage,” Ghulam Rasool Chakan, the general secretary of the party said.


Sunday, July 15, 2018Valley Weekends resume with cultural show at Dal Lake

Srinagar, July 15: The Department of Tourism Kashmir resumed its Valley Weekend programme here at Zabarwan Park on Sundaywith a mesmerizing performance by local singers.

The Valley Weekend programme is aimed at entertaining tourists, engaging locals in music, cultural and sports activities besides providing a platform to the local artists and athletes to showcase their talent.

The Departmen


Saturday, July 14, 2018Sharmila Tagore meets Governor and First Lady

SRINAGAR: Ms. Sharmila Tagore, renowned actor, who is visiting Kashmir on a holiday, met Governor and First Lady at the Raj Bhavan.

Ms. Tagore shared with Governor and First Lady, her reminisces of the 1960s and 70s when she had visited the Valley on many occasions, when it was among the most preferred locations for film shooting. She also spoke about experiences during her current visit.


Saturday, July 14, 2018Advisor Ganai expresses sorrow over passing away of Dr. Giriija Dhar

SRINAGAR: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, has expressed grief over the said demise of former Principal GMC Srinagar and Chairman, JKPSC, Dr. Girija Dhar.

In his condolence message, Mr. Ganai recalled her contribution to the state in her capacity as a Gynaecologist, Principal of the GMC, Srinagar and Chairman of the J&K PSC.

The Advisor conveyed his sympathies to the berea


Saturday, July 14, 2018Prepare state-of-art disaster management plan: Addl Secy MHA

SRINAGAR: Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Rajni Sekhri stressed for the need to prepare effective and realistic disaster management plan across all districts in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Additional Secretary MHA made these remarks while reviewing the disaster management preparations in the State.

During the meeting, she said the best approach for mitigating dis


Saturday, July 14, 2018DC Poonch meets injured at DH Poonch; provides relief assistance

POONCH: The Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav visited District Hospital Poonch and met persons who were injured in a road accident at Shahpur. He enquired about their well being and directed doctors to provide them best possible treatment.

All the injured were travelling in a Tata Sumo when the accident occurred. The district administration coordinated the rescue operation and shifted the


Saturday, July 14, 2018PM extends Rath Yatra greetings to citizens

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Jagannath Rath Yatra.

"With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, may our country scale new heights of growth. May every Indian be happy and prosperous," Mr Modi tweeted.

The main festival is held every year at Puri in Odisha.
"Warm wishes on occasion of holy RathYatra. May Lord Jaga


Friday, July 13, 2018As precaution, Friday prayers not allowed for 2nd week in Jamia masjid

Srinagar, Jul 13: Friday prayers were not allowed for the second successive week in the historic Jamia Masjid in the downtown, where large number of security forces and state police personnel have been deployed since early this morning.

Official sources said that restrictions have been imposed under section 144 CrPc in many areas in Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) and downtown as a precautionary measure o


Monday, July 9, 2018City students' play on displacement travels to France

Noida, July 9: What do home and exile mean for families that live through conflict? A unique play by eight city students travelled from Noida to Frances Amiens, and sought to introspect various facets of displacement.

In "Faaslein" (Distances), a puppet play by students aged 13-17 from Noida's Shiv Nadar School, themes of migration, exile and war are thrust against the physical and emotional


Monday, July 9, 2018Restrictions lifted in Srinagar, Tral in Pulwama

Srinagar, July 9: Restrictions, imposed in downtown Srinagar, Tral and Awantipora in Pulwama district in south Kashmir, to prevent any demonstrations following strike called by separatists on Saturday and Sunday, have been lifted.

Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Saturday and continued for the second successive day on Sunday in the areas falling under police station M R Gunj, Nowhatta,


Monday, July 9, 2018SC refuses 'outsiders' to perform Namaz at Taj Mahal

New Delhi, July 9: The Supreme Court on Monday refused a plea for allowing "outsiders" to perform Namaz at the historic Taj Mahal.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprising Justice Ashok M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, refused the plea to allow outsiders to perform Namaz there and seeking a direction to the district authorities in


Monday, July 9, 2018Militant killed in Kupwara woods

Srinagar, July 9: A militant was killed in the ongoing encounter since Sunday evening in Handwara woods in the north Kashmir district of Kupwara, a police spokesman said on Monday.

He said troops of Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation at the woods in Handwara in the frontier district of Kupwara Sunday evening. However, when


Monday, July 9, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves to POK

Srinagar, July 9: The weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), left here to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday morning, official sources said.

They said the bus left Bemina in Srinagar for Kaman post, the last Indian military post on this side of the LoC in Uri sector in north Kashmir distric


Monday, July 9, 2018Wife of PDP worker killed in north Kashmir

Srinagar, July 9: Wife of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker, was stabbed to death by unidentified persons in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said on Monday.

They said a group of three unidentified persons entered the house of PDP worker Abdul Majid Dar at Shahgund Sumbal in Bandipora district, late on Sunday night with the intention to kidnap him. However, his wife


Monday, July 9, 2018Historic Jamia Masjid reopens after three days

Srinagar, July 9: The historic Jamia Masjid in the down town Srinagar, reopened after remaining closed for the third day as a precautionary measure to prevent any protests as separatists had called for a general strike on Saturday and Sunday.

The separatists had given strike call on Sunday on second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani who was killed in an encounte