Time to ponder whether killings, robberies are solution to Kashmir: CM

Time to ponder whether killings, robberies are solution to Kashmir: CM

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that it is time to ponder whether killings, bank robberies, and snatching of weapons are the solution to the Kashmir issue. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the 2nd annual Medical Science Congress held at the SKICC here, Mehbooba referring to the killing of army officer […]

Overstaying employees creating ‘culture of corruption’ in rural dev deptt

Overstaying employees creating ‘culture of corruption’ in rural dev deptt

Srinagar: In violation of transfer policy, a number of employees in rural development department are overstaying the maximum time period that insiders say has brought “culture of corruption” in the department. A source within the department said that a good section of its employees have crossed the maximum staying period and because of help from […]

Pulwama only a trigger, dissent long-standing

Pulwama only a trigger, dissent long-standing

The crackdown on students during the 1960s showed its colours a few years later when an armed group of students, named Al-Fatah, was formed during the 1970s that carried out a number of activities against the government and its agencies

Rural anti-polythene drive. Disposal? No clue

Rural anti-polythene drive. Disposal? No clue

Srinagar: The rural development department is launching an initiative to rid villages of polythene waste from May 11, but it has no plans ready so far on how to dispose of tonnes of accumulated polythene garbage. Director, rural development, Kashmir, Gazanfar Ali told Kashmir Reader that the department would, for now, store the generated waste […]

In absence of migrant labour, Kashmiris face-lift Srinagar

In absence of migrant labour, Kashmiris face-lift Srinagar

SRINAGAR: More Kashmiri labourers would be part of this year’s annual ‘Darbar Move’ preparations as the prevailing uncertain situation has restricted non-local labourers’ entry to the valley. From road renovation to painting of pedestrian crossing and footpaths, a good presence of Kashmiri labourers is being witnessed in summer capital. The work, otherwise, had been monopolised […]

Endoscopy lab at SKIMS flooded with leaking water

Endoscopy lab at SKIMS flooded with leaking water

Srinagar: Buckets were placed and machines removed from the endoscopy lab at SKIMS hospital in Soura on Monday, for the floor was flooded with water leaking from the roof. Patients who had come with empty stomachs for endoscopy tests were told nothing of this waterlogged state of affairs until the afternoon, when they were informed […]

Long list of public holidays worsening ‘chaos’ in academic calendar

Long list of public holidays worsening ‘chaos’ in academic calendar

Srinagar: The “lengthy” list of public holidays is hampering the efforts of the education department to restore the academic calendar that was disrupted because of the uprising last year. Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, Prof Mehraj-ud-din Ahmad, says that there is an urgent need to curtail the holiday list. “I have been wishing […]

Case of ‘murder’ in Kupwara against army

Case of ‘murder’ in Kupwara against army

Srinagar: Police at Kralpora registered a case of murder against army soldiers on Friday for the killing of a civilian during clashes in Panzgam village on Thursday. Army soldiers had shot dead a civilian, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, in Kupwara’s Panzgam village when clashes broke out following demands by people for the bodies of militants who […]