Are Awareness Programmes Enough to Declare a Village Cashless?

Video By: Rayees Ahmad and Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Alankrita Anand Lanura and Manzigam were the first villages in Kashmir to go ‘cashless’, but they don’t even have proper roads, electricity and water supply, never-mind internet connection. Demonetisation was perhaps the first shocker that the current government dropped after being voted to power. In […]

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Having Fled Myanmar, Many Rohingya Now Face Prejudice in Jammu

Video by: Basharat Amin | Article by: Shreya Kalra “We’re not here in Jammu and Kashmir illegally,” says Siraj Mustafa, holding up his UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) identification card. For the time being, Siraj has shelter — albeit only temporarily, as his UN identity card will expire on 30 March 2018 and once […]

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Creative Learning Method Helping Government School Students to Perform Better

Video By: Mir Yaseen | Article By: Nusrat Ali Pratham (an educational NGO) has introduced learning by doing initiative in the schools and is receiving applauds for it. The way of teaching is creative and fun based. Various teachers and volunteers have been trained in this way of teaching, which students find interesting and playful. […]

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A young boy who invented Fuel Less Generator lacks support

Video By: Azharuddin Pir | Article By: Nusrat Ali   A 15 year old boy, Abrar Ajaz Wani from Sogam Kupwara is a budding inventor. Till now he has made two inventions. He has developed a keyboard for blind people. And is also inventor of Auto-electricity generator. The generator that he has developed runs without fuel. […]

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Bandipora is Grooming Young Sports Champions

Video By: Aneesa Hamid | Text By: Sajad Rasool A seven year old boy, Hashim Mansoor of Bandipora district won gold in Asian Youth Karate Championship. Hashim won the gold medal by defeating his Sri Lankan rival. Bandipora Kashmir has emerged in news after 8-year-old girl, Tajamul Islam of Bandipora won gold medal in world […]

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A Visit Inside J&K’s First ‘Cashless’ Village

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village by J&K Government on 18 December 2016. The declaration of Lanura being a cashless village stunned local villagers. The village lacks basic […]

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The Role of Voluntary Committees During Kashmir Unrest

Video By: Sajad Shah | Text By: Sajad Rasool At a time when whole Kashmir valley was witnessing a violent unrest after the killing of Burhan Wani a rebel commander, curfew and restrictions and chaos had become an order. Our Community Correspondent from Kulgam, Sajad Shah paid a visit to District hospital where local committees […]

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‘Mysterious Fires’ – These Four Families in Srinagar lost their Homes after a School Was Burnt

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By Sajad Rasool This School located in Habak area of Srinagar was burnt in November during mysterious circumstances. The fire engulfed 4 more houses and turned them into ashes. Property worth lacs was damaged during this fire incident. pertinently, more than 30 school building were burnt by ‘unknown’ people […]

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Kashmir Unrest: Trapped Inside Police Vehicle, Police Constable Was Also Killed

Video By: Shafat Mir | Text By: Sajad Rasool Afroz Ahmad Lone, 23 Year old police constable working in J&K Police was killed after a mob according to police pushed his vehicle he was driving into river Jehlum. The protests were going on against the Indian rule across Kashmir valley after the killing of Burhan […]

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