Students march in KU for release of journalism student

Students march in KU for release of journalism student

SRINAGAR: Students marched across the Kashmir University campus on Tuesday to demand the release of journalism student Tahir Mir, who has been booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). A KU student told Kashmir Reader that at about 11am, nearly 200 students assembled at the Naseem Bagh ground and then marched to the Vice-Chancellor’s […]

‘Deadwood’ lecturer still serving in Edu Dept

‘Deadwood’ lecturer still serving in Edu Dept

SRINAGAR: One and a half years after a government instituted enquiry asked education department to declare a lecturer deadwood, the person is still serving in the education department. The Under Secretary Technical Education in November 2015 had written to the education department to declare Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, a senior lecturer, deadwood and retire him from […]

Surprised by peaceful situation in Kashmir: Jaitley

Surprised by peaceful situation in Kashmir: Jaitley

SRINAGAR: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said in Srinagar that he came to Kashmir with “lurking doubts” as to what the situation here was, but now that he was here he “was sure that it is more peaceful than shown by the Indian media on its channels”. He said that the situation in Kashmir […]

Official function turns nasty for Mehbooba, women raise azadi slogans

Official function turns nasty for Mehbooba, women raise azadi slogans

SRINAGAR: Women attending a women empowerment function at the SKICC on Tuesday raised pro-freedom slogans and protested the presence of the chief minister in a fresh embarrassment for Mehbooba Mufti. The protesting women told reporters that they were invited to the function on the promise of free gas connections. About 15,000 women from all districts […]

Traffic police, not PSUs, are govt’s main money-spinners

Traffic police, not PSUs, are govt’s main money-spinners

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police collects more money for the state government than Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). According to an official document, the traffic police in Srinagar city alone has collected since 2011 more than Rs 5 crore from parking violators, out of which more than Rs 1 crore have been paid to […]

Specially-abled children get no refreshments at official function

Specially-abled children get no refreshments at official function

SRINAGAR: For nearly four hours, specially-abled children were left without any refreshment on Saturday during a sports event where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was the chief guest. Specially-abled children from various schools were invited by the Jammu and Kashmir Government to a sports event at the Tourist Reception Centre ground in Srinagar. Mehbooba Mufti was […]

Indian citizens’ report urges dialogue, tribunal, end to ‘criminal intimidation’

Indian citizens’ report urges dialogue, tribunal, end to ‘criminal intimidation’

SRINAGAR: Recognise the Kashmir dispute and accept that its resolution can only come through a political solution, not through military intervention and suppression of human and democratic rights, a report released on Thursday in New Delhi, recommends to the Indian government. The 57-page report, ‘Why are people protesting in Kashmir?’, has been prepared by 25 […]