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Jashn-e-Novroz held in Budgam

BUDGAM Prominent literary organization Harmukh Kashur Markaz (HKM), Thursday, organized a grand “Mehfil-e-Mushaira” to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Novroz and the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (s)- the first Shi’ite Imam—here at central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The event featured renowned poets and popular artists from the across Kashmir valley …

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Jammu University kicks-off golden jubilee celebrations with “Jashn-e-Gulzar”

SRINAGAR The Golden Jubilee celebration of Jammu University today began with “Jashn-e-Gulzar”, with the inaugural ceremony witnessing participation of some world famous Indian writers and poets. Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, in presence of eminent Film Director, legendry poet and writer Gulzar inaugurated the three day high profile cultural …

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DIPR hosts ‘Jashn-e-Jamhoor’ in Srinagar

SRINAGAR With an aim to give a flip to the cultural activities amid harsh weather, Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) on Monday organized a day-long colourful cultural event—’Jashn-e-Jamhoor’. The programme was organized by Cultural Unit of Department of Information and Public Relations in collaboration with Firdous Dramatic Club …

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‘Jashn-e-Jamhooriyat’ in Jammu to mark 70th Republic Day

JAMMU Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today appreciated the efforts of Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) in showcasing and promoting State’s rich cultural legacy through cultural events. The Advisor, who was the chief guest on the occasion, was speaking at a programme organized by the DIPR to …

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Indian, Pakistani origin authors make cut for South Asian lit prize

LONDON Four authors of Indian origin and two of Pakistani, whose novels bring alive a spectrum of themes and emotions relevant in contemporary South Asian life were short-listed on Thursday for the US $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018. They are Jayant Kaikini for “No Presents Please” (Translated by Tejaswini …

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China, Pakistan decide to extend CPEC to Afghanistan

BEIJING China and Pakistan have decided to speed up and extend the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor towards Afghanistan during Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s recent visit to Islamabad, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Wang, designated as China’s top diplomat as he is also the State Councillor — a higher rank in the Chinese political hierarchy — visited Pakistan from September 7 to 9 …

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