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Muzaffarabadm Kashmir

Muzaffarabadis the capital of Pakistan Administered part of Jammu Kashmir. It is located in Muzaffarabad District on the banks of the Jhelum and Neelum rivers. The district is bounded by the Kupwara and Baramulla districts of Indian Administered Jammu & Kashmir in the east, and the Neelum District of Pakistan administered Azad Kashmir in the north.

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Santoor making – on the verge of extinction

Today Ghulam Mohammad Zaz is the only Santoor maker left in Kashmir BROKEN STRINGS – NAUSHEEN NASEER (for Greater Kashmir) Ghulam Mohammad Zaz sits on a mat surrounded by his countless tools—chisels, hammers, screwdrivers, handsaws and knives—in a tiny, decrepit room that serves as his workshop on the banks of Jhelum. Besides tools, his workshop, a small square room, is …

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Blue eyed twin angels from Kashmir

  The Kashmiri people (Kashmiri: کٲشُر لُکھ / कॉशुर लुख) is disputed territory, comprising the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan, and the People’s Republic of China-administered regions of Aksai Chin.

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US travel advisory on Kashmir to continue for further 1 year

Srinagar, May 19: The US Department of State has extended by one year the adverse travel advisory on Kashmir citing “militant incidents” and “violent public unrest” in the disputed Himalayan region. As per its official website, the Department of State has strongly recommended the US citizens not to visit state of Jammu & Kashmir “because of the potential for terrorist …

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Kashmir shivers in spring chill

Srinagar, May 18: With most parts of India witnessing scorching heat, people in Kashmir shiver in unusual cold and continue to use woollens to keep themselves warm. The Meteorological Department here said that cold wave conditions started in Kashmir after Western Disturbances hit the region on Sunday. “Both maximum and minimum temperature remained below normal as intermittent rain was recorded …

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RECIPE: Nadur Yakhni (Lotus Stems / Roots with Yogurt)

Nadur Yakhni is a Kashmiri dish made of lotus stem / root and yoghurt. Nadru or Lotus stems/roots are a delicious curious vegetable very popular in Kashmir. The are often fried and served as street snack food. This recipe is a yoghurt based curry which is absolutely delicious when served with rice. Tastes even better the next day Learn how …

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Kashmir getting back on tourists’ radars

The signs that greet you as you emerge from the little airport in Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city, give you a sense of how unexpected the place is going to be. The first one I saw advised, “Do not get your daughter married before the age of 18. (It is a criminal offence.) Education first. Marriage afterwards.” I began bumping into …

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RECIPE: Rogan Josh – Aromatic Mutton Cuury

“ Aromatic Mutton curry (Rogan Josh) dish has its origins in Persia and is a famous dish of Kashmir. ” Ingrediants 500 grams goat meat (mutton) 4 large onions, sliced 2 cinnamon 5 cloves 4 black cardamom 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 tablespoon garlic paste 2 teaspoon kashmiri chili powder 1 teaspoon fennel powder 1 teaspoon ginger …

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Lidder River, Pahalgam, Kashmir

The Lidder River or Liddar River, is a 73 kilometer long river in Indian Administered Kashmir. It originates from the Kolhoi Glacier of the Jehlum River and meets it at Gurnar Khanabal village at an altitude of 1615 meters. Geography Lidder River at Pahalgam The Lidder River gives rise to Lidder Valley, originates from Kolhoi Glacier in the vicinity of …

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First in JK: Srinagar man to donate all his organs after death

Srinagar, May 9: A 56-year-old man from Srinagar has become the first person in Jammu and Kashmir to announce that all his organs be donated to needy patients after his death. A goldsmith, Showkat Ahmad Zarabi of Botshah Mohalla Lalbazar has registered for organ donation at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences here, an official spokesperson said on Friday. Talking to …

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