Paneer Chaman: How To Make This Vegetarian Delight From Kashmir At Home

Regarded as paradise on the earth, Kashmir also offers a plethora of rich food delicacies. Kashmiri cuisine has mostly been associated with its rich meaty delicacies like Rogan Josh, Yakhni (yogurt lamb curry), matschgand (a dish of minced meatballs which is cooked in spicy red gravy), or the Goshtaba(minced mutton cooked in flavorful yogurt gravy) but the cuisine also offers numerous finger-licking vegetarian delights. Paneer Chaman or Ruangan Chaman is one such vegetarian delicacy that is as delicious and exquisite as the meaty curries. This traditional Kashmiri dish is every paneer…

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Right to education must be protected in Kashmir: Amnesty

“According to authorities, paramilitary forces have set up camps in at least seven schools in Kashmir since August. The government has shifted some of the venues of upcoming school examinations away from schools occupied by security forces.” The Amnesty International Friday said the J&K government should bring to justice those responsible for the burning of schools in Kashmir and end the occupation of schools by security forces. “Schools should be safe spaces under all circumstances. The vicious arson attacks on schools end up denying children in Kashmir their right to…

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‘Reconsider holding board exams on schedule in Kashmir Valley’

Kashmir Private Schools Association (KPSA) on Wednesday appealed to the government to reconsider its decision to hold annual board examinations as per schedule in the unrest-hit Valley, saying students were not ready for exams and extreme stress could give rise to suicidal tendencies among them. “Students did not learn anything, so they will perform poorly. That will also result in students being unable to qualify competitive exams like NEET, JEE, CET,” KPSA president GN Var said in a statement in Srinagar. Var said students would suffer in exams which would…

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Education in Kashmir hit hard, schools remain shut

Srinagar: A bleak future stares hundreds of thousands of youth with 27 schools set ablaze in the Kashmir Valley in the past few weeks and all educational institutions shut for five months, leaving them with few options — either leave the state, do homeschooling or worse –join ranks of stone pelters. Four months of renewed unrest and violence that has resulted in 92 deaths, the failure of effective governance in the state and the lack of any central government initiative to resolve the political imbroglio have left the common citizens…

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Congress seeks dialogue to bring Kashmir Valley out of unrest

Accusing the ruling coalition of betraying people in Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Monday sought a “sustained and meaningful” dialogue with all stakeholders, including the separatists, to address Kashmir issue and bring the Valley out of the nearly four-month-long unrest. “We have been seeking talks with the Hurriyat for over three months now. We told the Governor that this government is committed to dialogue but they have kept dialogue at the backdoor (sic) now, which is a betrayal with the people. “There should…

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The Azaadi India Has Kashmir Can Feel Too: PM Narendra Modi’s Big Outreach

ALIJAPUR, MADHYA PRADESH:  In his first comments on the crisis that has wrecked Kashmir over the last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, “Every Indian loves Kashmir” and promised “the azaadi (freedom) that every Indian feels, Kashmir can feel too.” The PM has been faulted in parliament by the opposition for not speaking on the violence that has torn through the Kashmir Valley since security forces shot dead Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old terrorist who had turned into a local youth icon partly through his agile use of social media….

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Home Ministry To Deploy Extra Forces In Jammu And Kashmir, Says Jitendra Singh

JAMMU:  Expressing concern over spillover of unrest to certain parts of Jammu region, Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the Home Ministry will deploy additional forces to contain the situation. “This is a matter of concern. There is unrest in the Valley for the last four weeks with the last 2-3 days we saw disturbance happening in this part of the state, including Kishtwar, which has remain sensitive all along,” Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said. “We have brought it to the notice of Home Minister…

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Gun-Toting Terrorists At Kashmir Rallies Worry Forces

SRINAGAR:The sight of gun-toting terrorists at public rallies have become the fresh cause of concern in Kashmir Valley, which had been witnessing unrest for almost a month, since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. So far, the terrorists have been spotted at large public gatherings at three different places — Pulwama, Anantnag and Kulgam districts. On Wednesday, the terrorists addressed public meetings at Arwani in south Kashmir, asking people to follow the protest and strike calendar issued by the separatist leaders of the Hurriyat. Government and security forces…

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