PASHMINA

  • Pashmina mufflers, silver artifacts as gifts by PM Modi to ASEAN heads November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a three-nation trip from November 12 reached Myanmar on Tuesday on the first leg of his 10-day tour. The Prime Minister will be attending ASEAN-India and East Asian summits in Nay Pyi Taw. Modi has also brought gifts for heads of...
  • Omar hits out at Idea pashmina shawls ad, says it's misleading April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has accused Idea Cellular of fooling people through its 'no fooling' advertisement. Pointing out an ad on a Kahmiri handicraft salesman, Omar has said that the ad is misleading as the pashmina shawls are not supposed to pass a ring test...
  • Delhi: NRI woman arrested for shoplifting November 18, 2013

    A 52yearold US based NRI woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing three expensive shawls from a south Delhi showroom after the shoplifting act was caught on CCTV, police said on Monday. The woman, identified as Neetu Talwar, was arrested on Sunday from her brother's house in Greater Kailash CBlock. The...
  • J&K: Pashmina goats perishing in heavy snow February 24, 2013

    Jammu: Thousands of Pashmina goats may have perished in recent heavy snowfall around the nomadic areas of Changthang on the Sino-Indian frontier of the Ladakh region, officials said on Friday. The area is a production hub for the finest quality of Pashmina (Kashmir) wool in India and is used in...
  • World's 1st cloned pashmina goat a boost for Kashmir June 8, 2012

    Ganderbal: The world's first cloned Pashmina goat Noori has gotten a new lease of life for the Kashmiri farmers. Scientists are hopeful that she will be able to reproduce soon, giving new hope to the study aimed at boosting pashmina trade. In less than three months Noori's weight has tripled and...
  • Kashmir clones world's first Pashmina goat March 17, 2012

    It took two years of research for the Kashmir scientists to clone the goat. ...
  • A Kotecha contributes towards India's universities November 23, 2011

    Just inside the office of Pashmina Realty in Worli, there's an entire wall covered by a poster of LIFE, an NGO (nongovernmental organisation) whose Mumbai chapter focusses mainly on health, education and lowcost housing under the Asit Kotecha Foundation. The poster is full of slogans written by Pashmina employees who...
  • Pashmina goats face death in icy Himalayas February 28, 2008

    Srinagar: Hundreds of goats that provide wool for Kashmir's famous Pashmina shawls have died and thousands more face starvation because of heavy snow in Ladakh region where they live, officials said. About 150,000 goats graze on pastures near the border with China where temperatures plunge to as low as minus...
  • Pashmina goats face death in icy Himalayas February 6, 2008

    Srinagar: Thousands of goats that provide fine wool for Kashmir's famous Pashmina shawls are facing death because of heavy snow in the mountainous Ladakh region, officials said on Wednesday. Nearly 1 lakh Pashmina goats have been affected by a shortage of food because winter pastures near the Chinese border have...
  • J&K woman spins tale of inspiration March 8, 2007

    Srinagar: Fiftyyearold Khatila literally runs a factory from a small room providing 800 poor women raw materials to prepare pashmina threads. She pays them Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000 a month. She is not an affluent social worker vying for recognition, but Khatilas aim is to show the women of...