SHRC recommends compensation to kin of slain youngster

SHRC recommends compensation to kin of slain youngster

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday recommended to the state government to pay compensation to the next of kin of a youngster who was shot dead by the government forces in Naidkhai area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora in March 2014. The commission asked the government to pay a amount of Rs 5 […]

Negative portrayal of Kashmir hindering tourism, says top official

Negative portrayal of Kashmir hindering tourism, says top official

Srinagar: Tourism to Kashmir has declined and it can only be picked up by changing the negative perception of the Valley that Indian news networks have created, said Mahmood Ahmad Shah, Director Tourism, on Friday. Shah was speaking at an event related to the upcoming India Travel Expo (ITE) Kashmir, sponsored by Flashback Showcase (P) […]

Accident victim succumbs, relatives protest police ‘inaction’

Accident victim succumbs, relatives protest police ‘inaction’

Srinagar: A milkman hit by a sports utility vehicle in Lethpora last month succumbed today, after remaining in coma for around three weeks. The family of Mohammad Afzal Wagay brought his body to Press Enclave Thursday to protest against the police for not tracing the accused. “Afzal was collecting milk from Lethpora area of Awantipora […]

IUST signs MoU with iQuasar

Awantipora: Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with iQuasar, a a reputed information technology (IT) company based in Kashmir which deals with Software Development Services, Managed IT Services and Business Process Outsourcing Services. Registrar of IUST Prof. Syed Reyaz Rufai, and Business Development Head iQuasar Younis […]

Contractual lecturers demand regularization, abolishing screening test

Contractual lecturers demand regularization, abolishing screening test

SRINAGAR: Members of All Jammu and Kashmir higher secondary contractual lecturers on Wednesday held a protest demonstration demanding regularisation of their services and withdrawing the screening test. Javid Ahmad Bhat, a lecturer at Drobgam higher secondary school while talking to Kashmir Reader accused the state government of “ruining their careers” by modifying the 1998 academic […]

Witnesses say people intervened to save cop, but he fired from his pistol

Witnesses say people intervened to save cop, but he fired from his pistol

Srinagar: Eyewitnesses of the killing of police officer Mohammad Ayoub Pandith have recounted to Kashmir Reader the sequence of events that led to the cop’s lynching. Those who shared the details requested anonymity, fearing they would be called for investigations or arrested. A man who saw people beating the officer outside the Jamia mosque said […]

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