Connecting FARM to CAMPUS

Identifying challenges, opportunities and strategies for sustainable farming and profitable marketing of saffron

Dr F. A. Lone/Dr F.A. Nehvi

History of saffron (Crocus sativus ) cultivation in Kashmir dates back to 500 BC and is believed to be brought to India from Persian rulers. Some historians believe that saffron originated in an area extending from  Greece, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia. Saffron as a spice derived from the dried More

Mir Syed Azizullah Haqni:The Unknown Historian

Prof. Bashir Ahmad Dar

Among the luminaries of the modern Kashmir, Azizullah Haqani occupies an important position. He is a known figure in the religious, spiritual and literary circles. But he has also distinguished himself as a historian. As a historian he has written Latiful Haqani, Naar Nama, Sailab Naama, dervish Naama More

Do our schools really educate?

A cursory look at our society convinces us that schools have grossly failed

Fazl Illahi

I don’t remember what was done to me when I was in school. The way we turn up later is a reflection of how things would have been in school. A cursory look at our society convinces us that schools have grossly failed. They have not only failed in shaping character- perhaps that is a distant dream More

Tribute to my GRANDFATHER

He worked for the welfare of his people

Mir Imaad Rafi

I didn’t see him when he was alive. Whatever I know of him is through my father and my maternal grandfather and of course, his supporters across south Kashmir. And something inside me provokes me to write about him. My grandfather Mr Ghulam Ahmad Mir was born on May 1910 at Sallar to Ghulam Mohiuddin More

  • Kashmir

CRPF to pull one more battalion from Kashmir

Withdrawal Of 6 More Units Under Consideration: IG Sandhu



Srinagar, Oct 31: To thin the footprints of its forces in Kashmir, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is withdrawing its one more battalion permanently from south Kashmir while the withdrawal of six More

  • Srinagar City

100 bitten in 2 days



Srinagar, Oct 31: After a little lull in canine attacks on humans in this summer Capital, stray packs mauled over 100 people in the City in the past two days, officials and witnesses Wednesday said.  More

  • Jammu

9 district judges await appointment



Jammu, Oct 31: Despite pendency of around 2.5 lakh cases in various courts of J&K, the state government is sleeping over the appointment of nine District and Sessions Judges, as recommended by the More

  • South Asia

Renaming roundabout after Bhagat Singh

Pak puts plan on hold


Lahore, Oct 31: Giving in to the pressure from hardline groups like the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and a section of local residents, a move to rename a roundabout here in Pakistan after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh More

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