The Jammu and Kashmir Handicrafts Department organised handicrafts and handloom exhibition in Srinagar. The exhibition is being organised to provide marketing support to artisans and weavers of the Valley. Various products were displayed during the exhibition. Altogether 25 stalls have been set up to display the rich handloom and handicrafts products of the Valley. The exhibition began on March 25 which also coincides with the Tulip festival.
A calligraphy competition themed 'Your Hand Drawn Charm'was organized in Srinagar. The art competition was organized by a local NGO "Shama" to promote talented young calligraphers."Calligraphy is losing its sheen. However, post coronavirus outbreak, the art is coming back to life. The competition was organized at Kashmir University and other places too. This creates an interest and it makes us contemplate that there is something special about this art. The Quaran is also written with calligraphy," said a participant.
While speaking to ANI, 15 Corps (Srinagar) Commander Lt Gen DP Pandey said that Pakistan Army used ceasefire violations to assist infiltrations but it is now reduced after the agreement between India and Pakistan. He also emphasised that current terrorist attacks have not been led by Pakistan but it is instigating local terrorists in Kashmir valley. "Ceasefire was announced about 2 months back and both sides (India and Pakistan) are adhering to norms, but we shouldn't draw too many conclusions. In about another month or two, we'll get to see the impact of this ceasefire in Kashmir. The numbers of (terror) incidents are on decline, they're virtually half, as compared to last year. Pakistan Army used ceasefire violations primarily to assist infiltrations; currently what we observe is adherence and reduction," said Lt Gen DP Pandey. He further said, "Pakistan's objective in terms of facilitating terrorism in Kashmir hasn't changed, but their intent to indigenize it has changed. For last few years, Pakistan terrorists aren't leading attacks, but primarily instigating local terrorists."
Kristine Tompkins, former CEO of outdoor clothing company Patagonia, has rewilded 14 million acres of parkland in Chile and Argentina. Richard Quest talks with her about whether conservation is at odds with the world of business.
Raul Castro, brother of the late Fidel Castro, stepped down, as promised, as the head of Cuba’s communist party, marking a historic change in the island’s politics. As CNN’s Patrick Oppmann explains, it doesn’t necessarily mean a change in its complex relationship with the United States.
CNN’s Boris Sanchez looks back on the failed Bay of Pigs invasion – a turning point in the fight against an oppressive Cuban communist dictatorship that some argue still carries an outsized impact on national elections in the United States 60 years later.
Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation at its congress that kicked off on Friday, ending six decades of rule by himself and older brother Fidel.. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Raul Castro said he is resigning as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution.The 89-year-old made the announcement in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island.He said he was retiring with the sense of having “fulfilled his mission and confident in the future of the fatherland”.
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At UNSC debate on conflict and food security, India underlined its commitment to the cause of global food security. India's PR to UN, T S Tirumurti informed the members, India had sent thousands of metric tonnes of wheat, rice, pulses and lentils to Myanmar, Maldives, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Lebanon, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan and several others to strengthen their food security in challenging times of the pandemic Covid-19. Last month, India gifted 2000 metric tonnes of rice to strengthen food security in Syria. India also participated in the Arria Formula meeting organized by Estonia on Ukraine. India also acknowledged the steps taken by Sudan in recent times. While speaking at United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan, Tirumurti said the Sudanese government had been taking corrective measures to improve overall situation at ground in Sudan. India reiterated equality and need for an improved participation of women in all spheres. It also welcomed the recently launched 'Uniformed Gender Parity Strategy'. India has called it a collective commitment towards implementing A4P in peacekeeping. Dr Hansa Mehta memorial dialogue was held on 8th march to celebrate the achievements, role and importance of women.
A Malaysian court on Tuesday granted international human rights groups permission to challenge the recent deportation of Myanmar nationals, a major step in a country where the law bars immigration decisions from being questioned in court. Olivia Chan reports.
A batch of foreign envoys arrived in Srinagar on February 17 for a two-day visit to the Union Territory of JandK with aim to assess the on-ground situation. Srinagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Junaid..
The visiting foreign envoys arrived at Magam block in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on February 17. They were briefed on Panchayati Raj and grievance redressal through Back to Villages and Block,..