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Saaz-e-Kashmir: From school dropout to master Santoor maker

SRINAGAR:  Phones have not stopped ringing at Zaz household since the family patriarch Ghulam Mohammad was conferred with Padma Shri. Musicians from across the country and abroad have been calling Zaz to congratulate him for the honor. For the unversed, the septuagenarian craftsman is the only surviving Santoor maker in Kashmir. Photo by Umar Ganie/KM “We have been receiving calls from across. Musicians and other customers called to congratulate me. This award has come a hard...

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‘1100 kms, 43 days’: 108 Korean Buddhists to start walking pilgrimage in India, Nepal

New Delhi: Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Apurva Chandra today announced that 108 Buddhist pilgrims from the Republic of Korea will walk over 1,100 kms over 43 days as part of a walking pilgrimage being organized by Sangwol Society of South Korea. Chandra added that the occasion gains importance as India and South Korea celebrate 50 years of establishment...

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Death toll in Turkey, Syria earthquakes nears 8000

The death toll in the three earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria is nearing 8000. The death toll from the devastating earthquakes has already passed 7,800 as of Tuesday evening. In Turkey, officials said that 5,894 died and more than 32,000 were injured. In Syria, the death toll rose to 1,932. A report by the BBC said that in southern Turkey rescue efforts were far from over and bodies of those killed in the earthquake were being left out on the streets as teams searched for survivors. A state of...

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