Election turnout

Does high voter turnout for assembly elections of 2014 mean that people of Jammu and Kashmir have accepted the “integral part” concept? Does this high turnout really mean winds of change? The Indian media jumped into the conclusion that Kashmir has finally thrown its lot with India without introspecting the issue deeply. The 66 per […]

Teaching the child-II

Parents must take pains to ensure that their wards speak the truth and truth only. It is believed that falsehood gives birth to many other sins. Therefore, children must be taught to tell the truth. A person who speaks the truth automatically stays away from many a sin.   The most revered Prophet (SAW) said: “There […]

Truck driver arrested for rape, murder of girl

SHABIR AHMAD/ MUSHTAQ-UL-ISLAM PULWAMA: Police has arrested a truck driver on charges of raping and murdering a girl who had been missing since last month. Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Chadoora area of Budgam district, was arrested for the murder of 20-year old Muneera Akhter , a resident  of Wangam Niwa village here. The […]

R&B blames electioneering for delay in shelter sheds to flood victims

R&B blames electioneering for delay in shelter sheds to flood victims

Srinagar: Notwithstanding Election Commission of India’s submission before Supreme Court of India that polls won’t affect flood relief and rehabilitation, Chief Engineer R&B has said that handing over of shelter sheds was ‘interrupted’ by electioneering at many places. In a compliance report filed before the J&K High Court, the Chief Engineer has also cited shifting […]

Final phase today; stakes high for BJP, Congress

Srinagar: Crucial for the electoral fortunes of Congress and BJP, the fifth and final leg of Assembly polls will be held Saturday in which several high-profile candidates will try their luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu. There are expectations of a high voter turnout in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts in […]

Poll staff complains of bounced cheques

Moazum Mohammad Srinagar: Cheques paid to scores of government employees deputed for election duties in the fourth phase of Assembly polls have bounced, several election presiding officers told Kashmir Reader. The cheques had been issued to them from the district election office. “Every time I deposited the cheque in my account I was told that […]

HC terms Rs 75,000 relief as ‘peanuts’

Srinagar: Describing the Rs 75,000 interim relief to flood victims as “peanuts,” the High Court Friday said the government should pass an “administrative order” to   enhance it. The  Division Bench of Justices Muzaffar Hussain Attar and Bansil Lal Bhat expressed discontentment over the  Rs 75000 interim relief provided  by the state government to families whose […]

Rain, snowfall likely to mark start of Chillai-kalan

Srinagar: Cold wave continued unabated in Kashmir Valley which is experiencing sub-zero nights even as the Metrological  department has said that there is a possibility of isolated light rain and snow on December 21 and 22, the day ‘Chillai-kalan’  the harshest 40-day winter period starts. Leh continued to be the coldest place in the state […]

Un-Deifying Evil

People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction                       -Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery             There were cults in ancient times that considered human sacrifice as one way to propitiate the gods. The younger the human-being, the more devout the act of worship, so much so, that […]

Mass promotion upto 7th class

Dear editor Abu Hamza Notwithstanding the directions of the High Court urging the Directorate of School Education to consider mass promotion up to 7th standard, no decision has been taken upto date. The lethargy of the concerned has left thousands of students and their parents in a dilemma.  The students upto this level had taken […]