Foreign tourists walk at Namgyal Tsemo Gompa monastery in Leh, capital of Ladakh July 8, 2011. Buddhist-dominated Ladakh region, situated at a height of 3,505 m (11,499 feet), is famous among foreign tourists for its monasteries, landscapes, ... Siasat Daily, 2 weeks ago
In 2015-16, the overall apple production in India stood at 2.8 million, bulk of which came from J&K, followed by Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tamil Nadu India’s favourite winter fruit, apple, is set to get dearer this season. Besides the production of the fruit being down this year, the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, the leading producer of apples, has also pushed supplies down by 25 per cent, claim traders. At present, the prices of different ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
IMAGE: Ahmad Shah Massoud's Northern Alliance fighters near Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, in 2001. Photograph: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images 'It was a mission undertaken in darkness in every sense -- literally, because Afghanistan had no electricity at that time; and, metaphorically because Delhi historically dealt only with the Pashtuns of Afghanistan and the foreign ministry's vast archives had nothing to offer on the culture and politics of the northern tribes in the Hindu Kush.' Ambassador M K ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Protests in Srinagar. Photograph: Umar Ganie 'As long as Pakistan exists, the situation will not stabilise and violence is bound to erupt from time to time.''Though not a final solution, a step that could help localise the abscess -- trifurcate Jammu and Kashmir state into three parts: Jammu, Ladakh and the valley, suggests Claude Arpi.. On August 15, in a speech from the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to Pakistan's human rights abuses in Balochistan as well as Pakistan ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
If and when this latest crisis moves towards resolution, it’s unlikely that the economic solutions will take much precedence, says Sreenivasan Jain. Image: A Kashmiri woman carrying traditional teapot called a samovar on her head walks on a road in Srinagar. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters. As Kashmir is plunged into a fresh crisis, I tried to reach out to a handful of young craftsmen and women from the Valley. They are part of an initiative I have been associated with which provides ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
As we celebrate Independence Day on August 15, Rediff.com's Anita Aikara looks back at all the things we miss the most from our growing up years. 1. Flag hoisting in school IMAGE: Chand roshan, chamakta sitara rahey, sabse ooncha ye jhanda humara rahein...each school had its own slogan. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Ramesh NG/Creative Commons We have all complained about having to go to school on August 15 -- none of us liked waking up early on a holiday. But then, on I-day, school lasted just a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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