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Rajan Gandhi Money derived from the narcotic trade of Afghanistan’s poppy fields is the major source of terrorism funds for Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) to carry out its activities in J&K. The Kashmir valley region is a drug smuggling … More
Rajan Gandhi Money derived from the narcotic trade of Afghanistan’s poppy fields is the major More
Dr Vikas Jamwal One can write endlessly about the benefits of running, as long and as far as the run More
Niraj Dubey Nothing kills romance faster than pulling out a smartphone, and now, research confirms i More
Dr. Banarsi Lal and Dr. Vikas Tandon Jammu province is known for  fairs and festivals from the anci More
Sunny Dua A colossal seated figure of last Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir State sculpted by Ravinder Jamwal is today complimenting city skyline in a memorial park constructed on the bank of river Tawi. Cast in alloy, primarily Bronze and … More
Rajan Gandhi Recent confrontation between IGP Traffic J & K and road encroachers has once again started the debate, for whom the roads of Jammu are built, traffic – public or violators of law who have infringed upon public space. … More
Sunil Kapoor Vasuki Nag Temple is situated at Sari (Dudu) amid the lush green glade shaded by Maru trees and traversed by white colored multi shade oval as well as oblong stones shining like tiny stars and symbolizing a piece … More
Chaitra Navratri is an important Hindu    festival that is celebrated over a period of nine days. The festivities begin from the ‘pratipada’ (1st day) till the ‘navami’ (9th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the bright       fortnight of moon) during the … More
Dr Shakti Kumar Gupta It is a matter of pride that in J&K  two AIIMS like institutions are going to come up. The legacy and the value that it will add to the existing healthcare infrastructure makes it a momentous … More
Manu Khajuria Women’s Day was celebrated across the world recently. The idea behind it, that of women empowerment and gender equality take place globally. In the context of a civilization and a culture which regards women worthy of highest respect … More
A K Arora Ageing, a global phenomenon, has become a gigantic problem for our country, because of population explosion as well as no visionary measures taken in time  by  us  to cater to this problem. Life span has increased, 37years … More
K.D Maini Rajouri is a district of composite cultural heritage. The people of various castes and creeds are living in the district in a cordial atmosphere. The Sikh population in the district is about 15000. This tiny minority comprises of … More
Sunny Dua A medium intensity earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale hit Jammu and Kashmir last Tuesday and its epicentre was well within the State. Thankfully, nothing at all happened. However, given the rising number of earthquakes hitting J&K … More
Chhewang Dorje One more death on the ‘Chaddder,’ (The Frozen Highway). This time it was a student who was trying to reach Leh from Zanskar to join her studies at Jammu. Now question arises how many more deaths the State … More
Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal is the man who has forced the mighty Himalayas to surrender before his determination and dedication not only once, twice but thrice. In an interaction with Excelsior Correspondent Amit Katoch, he talked about his experiences of … More
Son- of – the -soil Dr Shakti Kumar Gupta, is a well known name in the medical fraternity not only in Jammu and Kashmir but other parts of the country as well. Holding the post of Medical Superintendent at AIIMS, Dr … More
Rajan Gandhi Our state shares border with both China and Pakistan but it is the Indo-Pakistan  border that has largest number of               inhabited people. As per the ministry of Home Affairs 3,323 km land border that India shares with Pakistan, … More
Fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani has once hit the headlines early in 2018 with the magic of his clicks.      Trying to live up  to the expectations, his crafted pictures can grab eyeballs as they contain not only glamour and beauty but … More
Anil  Paba James A. Garfield once said, “A brave man    is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil”. Major Narain Singh is such a valiant name in the history … More
Sandesh Kumar Bhat Exams, be it at the entrance level, university level or even at the school level, can be big causes of stress. The CBSE board exams, considered to be     the most important exam for students about to  complete … More
Rajan Gandhi As per Census of India 2011, J&K State is having     a population of about 12.5 million, 19th most        populated state in India, with an area of about 2,20,000 sq km, it is the 10th largest state in the … More
Karndeep Singh Ghora Gali is one of the ancient historical sites of Ramban situated in village Gool on Gool-Sangaldan road, 2 km ahead of main market. From Jammu it falls at a distance of over 200 km and only 50 … More
Commodore D S Sodhi The connect of Lord Shiva and Parvati with Jammu and Kashmir has been very well documented in many scriptures / books like Nilmata Purana, Rajatarangini and many more. Number of holy temples and other monuments stand … More
Aries ( 21st March to 20th April ) This year the placement of Saturn in your 10th House suggests that it would not be advisable for you to make any drastic changes in your life. Also, try to be consistent … More
If 2017 was about dual  cameras and longer battery life, the year 2018 is  expected to churn out  smartphones with larger  screens packed with  features like facial recognition  and augmented/ virtual reality. Put simply, the phones are slated to become … More
Shri Shri Ravishankar In the coming 2018, spend your life in knowledge, service, resolution and festivity. In fact, we spend our lives for money, relationships and prestige and in this we spoil our health. But if you spend your life … More
Jammu and Kashmir continued to remain in news throughout the world this year also for both right and wrong reasons. If violent protests rocked the Valley in the beginning of the year followed by some crucial issues including the legal … More
Amit  Katoch Jammu, the city of temples is   witnessing rapid vertical and horizontal      expansion, mushrooming of huge malls,                business complexes and food joints. Not to lag behind, the city is also witnessing growth of health and spa centres. One can … More
Jawaaz Ahmad The human body is probably one of the most impressive and difficult to modify structures found in nature. For those who are competitive bodybuilders, you will understand when I say that bodybuilding is both a form of art … More
Dr Tasaduk Hussain Itoo Road traffic accidents are an outcome of the interplay of various factors, some of which are the length of road network, vehicle population, human population and adherence/ enforcement of road safety regulations etc. Road accident causes … More
Dr Rahul Kait Trikuta hills, popularly known as Vaishno Devi hills, constitute a part of outermost hills of Jammu Shivaliks. It lies at a distance of 48 km from Jammu city which is the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir … More
Dr. Shahid Amin Trali The internet is so trendy nowadays that almost anyone uses and likes it. Internet is building more dominant societies around the world. And this is biggest achievement. Globally connected people are now increased in number than … More
It was a historic occasion as Jammu station of All India Radio completed seventy years of broadcasting recently. The radio station which since its inception has been the main provider of news, information and culture for the majority of the … More
Rajan Gandhi Seventy long years since independence with almost every party of state ruling one time or other whether Congress, NC, Panthers Party, CPI , PDP and now even BJP Jammu, with a long list of unfinished projects, Jammu seems … More
C P Gupta It may sound incredible but it is a true historical fact that more than 18,000 unarmed citizens of Mirpur, which included men, women and children of all ages, were brutally killed by the wild Pakistani raiders at … More
For Sunny, a truck driver in his mid-20s, the FM has been a friend. “A  saviour” as he puts it. “I don’t stick to any particular station, I randomly flick through and listen to the songs I like. It’s the … More
K.D Maini During the turmoil of 1947-48, the twelve months siege of Poonch was  lifted by Poonch Garrison under the command of brave and courageous Brigadier Pritam Singh and his forces. The  forces that advanced from Rajouri under the command … More
Shiv Kumar Padha Basohli has always remained in limelight on the national and international fora owing to its glorious historical past, rich cultural heritage, unique monuments, miniature paintings and for the natural beauty gifted by the bountiful nature. Geographically Basohli … More
Dr. Banarsi Lal and Dr. Pawan Sharma Jhiri village is located around 20 Km away from Jammu at Jammu Akhnoor Highway. Every year  Jhiri Mela is held at this village on Kartik Poornima (late autumn       full moon) during the last … More
K. D Maini Budhal is a beautiful valley located in between the main Pir Panchal range of mountains. The geography of the area  comprises of attractive snowy peaks, thick forests, streams, dhokes, lakes, meadows and pastures. No doubt  the area … More
Ashok Sharma Jewellery is an integral part of human culture. Since primitive times, desire in man to wear jewellery has been predominant and human beings used to wear leaves and flowers, even before they learnt to wear clothes, to decorate … More
Dr. Banarsi Lal and Dr. Pawan Sharma Monkeys are wreaking havoc in Jammu and        Kashmir. Their burgeoning population and habitat shift from forests to towns has created a new level      of man-animal conflict in this hilly state. Monkeys damage the … More
Anzara Anjum Alluring landscape, pristine rivers running  down the village, serene nature and heart-warming people, is the first attraction of the     village. Though the accessibility to the village is difficult, yet it is the most intriguing part of  the journey. … More
Romesh Mengi Deepawali which has its origin from Sanskrit, meaning “line of lights” and is a festival of the triumph of good  over evil. Over the years the name has been pronounced as Diwali, especially in Hindi, whereas it still … More
Kapil Sharma The festival of lights, Diwali, is round the corner. This is also the season for exchanging gifts with near and dear ones. However, today people are moving away of the usual gifts repeated year after year and taking … More
Every women wants to look stunning from toe to head on Karwa Chauth Day. You can achieve glowing skin and look super gorgeous    by simple herbal home beauty tips, says Shahnaz Husain Make-up Clean your face thoroughly before applying … More
Rajan Gandhi What is the condition of medical resources in India and the answer is definitely a shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. On an average we have one allopathic doctor for every 1,800 people, rural and urban combined. … More
Bollywood is known for making extravaganzas, full of glamour and glitz in larger than life        canvases. But of late, it’s the     simple stories set in small towns that are making news- and money, finds  Shoma A Chatterji Bollywood cinema has … More
Aarushi Thakur History has never witnessed a the atrical presentation on the legend of Mata Vaishno Devi. Natrang- the professional theatre institution of the state of Jammu & Kashmir took this challenge of creating this theatrical wonder covering the entire … More
Navratri is a nine-day festival which        holds immense significance for the     Hindus. Moreover, it is also one of              the most ancient festivals. The festival was held in its most elemental form even in prehistoric times as Maa Shakti was worshipped. … More
There was a time when people used signs to communicate with each other because they did not have any other option before language developed. Those signs slowly began to take shape in the form of patterns and pre-historic men began … More
Ashok Sharma Childhood is the most important time of one’s life as it is during this time that our habit formation takes place and our attitudes and aptitudes are developed. So it is essential that children at this stage are … More
Nishikant Khajuria To the much delight and convenience of passengers traveling through Jammu Airport, the expansion project of Terminal Building was recently completed by the Airports Authority of India team and dedicated to public.  The upgraded passenger terminal was inaugurated … More
Rajinder Singh Rana Time flies so fast but memories never fade. The visitors thronging Chenab valley or Kashmir via Patnitop while reaching  Chenani had never thought that one is sure to enter other side of elevated hilltop only in 10 … More