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Tiranga Flies Over Srinagar's Ghanta Ghar

Tiranga Flies Over Srinagar's Ghanta Ghar

Rediff.com10 Aug 2023

The Tricolour is hoisted atop the newly renovated Ghanta Ghar at Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar

Will Kashmiri Tomatoes Bring Prices Down?

Will Kashmiri Tomatoes Bring Prices Down?

Rediff.com10 Aug 2023

Kashmiri farmers have begun to harvest tomatoes -- it is the tomato harvest season in the Kashmir Valley -- and we wonder if it will bring relief to consumers elsewhere in the Union deprived of the juicy tomato in their curries.

Security Tightens For I-Day In Srinagar

Security Tightens For I-Day In Srinagar

Rediff.com8 Aug 2023

On Monday, August 7, 2023, security forces carried out surprise search operations in the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.

What Are These Kashmiri Women Painting?

What Are These Kashmiri Women Painting?

Rediff.com5 Aug 2023

Lady artists led by Zoya Khan painted murals of Kashmir's women handicraft artists on a four storeyed building in Srinagar this week.

Tiranga Yatra On Kashmir's Dal Lake

Tiranga Yatra On Kashmir's Dal Lake

Rediff.com1 Aug 2023

On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, a fortnight before Independence Day, a Tiranga Shikara rally was organised on the Dal Lake.

Muharram Procession On Dal Lake

Muharram Procession On Dal Lake

Rediff.com29 Jul 2023

Muharram processions were seen after 33 years in the Kashmir Valley.

After 33 Years, 8th Day Muharram Procession In Kashmir

After 33 Years, 8th Day Muharram Procession In Kashmir

Rediff.com27 Jul 2023

On Thursday, July 27, amid tight security, the Shia Muslim community in Srinagar took out the 8th Day Muharram procession. The procession was carried out after a gap of 33 years in the Kashmir Valley.

Cherry Harvesting Begins In Kashmir

Cherry Harvesting Begins In Kashmir

Rediff.com13 Jul 2023

Kashmir has emerged as a haven for cherry cultivation.

The Gorgeous Lavender Fields Of Kashmir Valley

The Gorgeous Lavender Fields Of Kashmir Valley

Rediff.com8 Jul 2023

Lavender cultivation employs around 5,000 farmers and young entrepreneurs in geographically remote areas of Kashmir.

Yoga Day In Kashmir

Yoga Day In Kashmir

Rediff.com21 Jun 2023

Umar Ganie captures glimpses of International Yoga Day at the Botanical Garden on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

61 Couples Get Hitched Together!

61 Couples Get Hitched Together!

Rediff.com16 Jun 2023

The mass marriages in Srinagar were organised by the We The Helping Hands Foundation to curb dowry in society.

What's Fishing In Kashmir?

What's Fishing In Kashmir?

Rediff.com29 May 2023

Villagers fish with wicker baskets during Panzath Nag, an annual, centuries-old, ritual that coincides with the Rohan Posh festival, at Qazigund in Kulgam district, south Kashmir on Monday, May 29, 2023.

What Is Hina Doing In Kashmir?

What Is Hina Doing In Kashmir?

Rediff.com25 May 2023

Hina Khan attended the G20 conference in Srinagar as a representative of the entertainment industry.

Why Are MARCOS Patrolling Dal Lake?

Why Are MARCOS Patrolling Dal Lake?

Rediff.com18 May 2023

The Indian Navy's Marine Commandos have taken charge of the security of Dal Lake and the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre, which will host the G20 meeting, on the banks of the Dal Lake.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever

Rediff.com17 May 2023

The glimpses of Strawberry harvested at a farm in Gassu on the outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday.

Kashmir Plays Host To Youth 20 Summit

Kashmir Plays Host To Youth 20 Summit

Rediff.com11 May 2023

A Youth 20 consultation meeting on climate change is taking place under India's G20 presidency in Srinagar.

It's Snowing In Summer!

It's Snowing In Summer!

Rediff.com28 Apr 2023

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg and other higher reaches in the Kashmir valley received fresh snowfall on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Beautiful Dal Lake In The Rain

Beautiful Dal Lake In The Rain

Rediff.com19 Apr 2023

Shikaras on Dal Lake with cloud- covered mountains for company.

Kashmiris Offer Shab-e-Qadr Prayers

Kashmiris Offer Shab-e-Qadr Prayers

Rediff.com18 Apr 2023

Kashmiri Muslims offered Shab-e-Qadr (The Night of Power and Forgiveness) prayers for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019 at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on the night of 27 Ramadan.

Would You Let Leeches Suck You?

Would You Let Leeches Suck You?

Rediff.com22 Mar 2023

Every year, traditional Kashmiri health workers in Kashmir use leeches to treat people for small, itchy, painful lumps that develop on the skin called chilblains, arthritis, chronic headaches, frostbite and sinusitis, on Nowruz, which marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar.

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