Tag: Kashmir

NSA Doval using insurgents to force Islamabad away from Kashmir issue, retd Pak Air Force officer
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NSA Doval using insurgents to force Islamabad away from Kashmir issue, retd Pak Air Force officer

A Pakistani military veteran has alleged that India's National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval is using elements in the insurgent groups in Pashtun tribal areas and Balochistan to force the Pakistan Army away from the Kashmir issue.In an editorial titled 'Doval's dirty war', published on tribune.com.pk on November 22, senior Pakistani columnist and retired Pakistan Air Force officer Air Vice Marshal Shahzad Chaudhary said: "Reports of RAW teaming up splintered TTP elements under one control against Pakistan and synching them with Allah Nazar and the BLA in Balochistan, as indeed with some nationalists in the former tribal regions of Pakistan, is how Doval plans his next phase of war.""It is in play already and has gone on unremittingly, relentlessly and incessantly as Doval attempts at f...
Efforts on to link farmers produce to national market: Kashmir’s Agriculture Director
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Efforts on to link farmers produce to national market: Kashmir’s Agriculture Director

Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, Director of Kashmir’s Agriculture Department said that efforts are on at full swing to link farmers' produce to the national market in order to enable them to improve their livelihood.“The (Agriculture) department has envisaged a plan for the development of farming sector in the valley which includes maintaining timeliness in agriculture operations, increase production and productivity, reduce human labour besides providing better transportation and marketing facility to the growers and farmers to improve the farming community,” Andrabi said.He was speaking at a function organised to hand over the keys of two Bolero pickup vans to the farmers of district Budgam and Baramulla under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme.Andrabi stressed upon th
Kashmir: Director Horticulture finalises arrangements for buyer-seller meet
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Kashmir: Director Horticulture finalises arrangements for buyer-seller meet

Kashmir’s Director of Horticulture Department Ajaz Ahmad Bhat chaired a meeting of concerned officers to finalise arrangements and modalities for buyer-seller meet.The department is organizing a buyer-seller meet on the pattern of Sunday market within the premises of Directorate of Horticulture Kashmir shortly.During the meeting, Bhat informed that buyer-seller meet shall open opportunity for the farmers to sell their produce directly by avoiding the brokers.He also instructed all the Chief Horticulture officers to mobilize few orchardists from their respective districts for bringing their produce in the buyer-seller meet.Horticulture information and publication officer was also directed to make all the required arrangements for erection of stalls. It was also informed that all SOPs issued
##  Experts at webinar stress upon worldwide collaborations to stop terrorism, human rights violation ##
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## Experts at webinar stress upon worldwide collaborations to stop terrorism, human rights violation ##

On occasion of 45th session of UN Human Rights Council, experts in an international webinar titled ‘Victims of Global Terrorism’ stressed that terrorism is a global phenomenon now, and international institutions and governments worldwide must join hands to conserve human rights.The webinar was organized by the Asian Eurasian Human Rights Forum (AEHRF) - a leading NGO working to promote human rights and values globally by context specific initiatives, interventions and programs – and Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des droits de l'Homme (RADDHO).The speakers at the event included Jean-Marie Ehouzou, former Observer, Permanent Representative of African Union at the United Nations office in Geneva; Stephane Michot, President of IDEAl International, Paris; Yana Mirchandani, editor-in-chief
Is Pakistan losing Riyadh?
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Is Pakistan losing Riyadh?

“Pakistan can no longer wait … I respectfully remind the OIC (Organization of the Islamic Cooperation) once again that we are expecting a meeting of foreign ministers belonging to the member countries of the organization. If you cannot do it, I will be forced to ask Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold a meeting of Islamic countries ready to stand by us on the question of Kashmir,” said Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmud Qureshi during an interview.With an unprecedented externalization, Qureshi shattered a ten-year protocol of relations between Pakistan and the Saudi “big brother” and gave the launch of a series of speculations on the geopolitical order or re-order of the region.The Saudis did not take well the appeal of Qureshi which was seen as a real “sgarro” by the historical “younger
Relish in the flavours of authentic Kashmiri dishes
Asia

Relish in the flavours of authentic Kashmiri dishes

Kashmir is not just defined by its snow-clad mountains and astonishing beauty, but also its exquisite cuisines that attract food lovers across the world.The food in Kashmir is renowned for burst of flavours which are soothing and yet hits all the taste buds. The rich dishes have evolved through several generations and have two distinct styles -- that of Muslims and Kashmiri Pandits.A signature dish in the Kashmiri cuisine is “rogan josh”, also called “rogan ghosht”. It is a heavenly aromatic curried meat dish of Persian or Kashmiri origin. It is made with red meat, traditionally lamb or goat. The delicacy is coloured and flavoured primarily by alkanet flower or root and Kashmiri chillies.The dish is cooked with onions, garlic and cardamom, and is prepared on special occasions in the Kashmi
Pakistan pushing terrorists in Kashmir to disrupt peace in Kashmir
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Pakistan pushing terrorists in Kashmir to disrupt peace in Kashmir

During the last week of July, Indian Amy had reported repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, saying these violations are being done to push more terrorists in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.The most recent one took place on July 23 in Nowgam and Tangdhar sectors of frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir. Senior Indian Army officials of the Srinagar-based 15 corps said that on the LoC, the number of ceasefire violations have gone up since last year and has remained high since.“The Pakistan Army is keen on pushing more terrorists,” a senior Army officer said. “First anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 is very near and we believe they might try to disrupt the prevailing peace.”The figures available with the Indi
Women risk the blasts or sexual assault in Pakistani-held Kashmir
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Women risk the blasts or sexual assault in Pakistani-held Kashmir

Ever since the abrogation of Article 370 by the Indian government, cross-border shelling between Pakistan and India has intensified along the Line of Control in Kashmir, sending more families rushing to community bunkers when the alarm sirens ring, particularly on the Pakistani side.But some girls and young women are being left behind by their families — choosing to risk the falling shells rather than face the sexual assault in the cramped bunkers.One of those staying home is Mehnaz, a 25-year-old, who says she will not be going back to a bunker unless things change.When mortars started slamming into her village in the Neelum Valley on the Pakistani-held side in August, Mehnaz and her family fled to a musty bunker owned by her neighbor, she said. Dozens of people were crammed in for hours