Fed-up villagers plant rice on dug-up road

Fed-up villagers plant rice on dug-up road

SRINAGAR: The residents of Reshipora village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district have planted rice saplings on the Mirgund-Reshipora road as a protest against “official apathy” towards the dilapidated road. Bashir Ahmad, one of the villagers, told Kashmir Reader over phone that after receiving no response from the roads and buildings department, they planted rice saplings […]

Clouds cleared: BOPEE to conduct CET in July

Clouds cleared: BOPEE to conduct CET in July

Srinagar: The Board of Professional Entrance Examinations finally cleared the air on the entrance examination for MBBS and BDS courses, saying it will conduct Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test for the courses in July. The decision to conduct JKCET was taken at a high-level meeting convened by minister for ARI and Trainings and Science […]

Raids, arrests ahead of Azadi camp’s strike on Thursday

Raids, arrests ahead of Azadi camp’s strike on Thursday

Srinagar: The police on Wednesday arrested several pro-freedom leaders while putting others under house arrest ahead of the strike called on Thursday by three leaders of the pro-freedom camp against ‘townships for Pandits, Sainik colonies, shelters to homeless outsiders and the new industrial policy’. In a raid on JKLF headquarters at Abi Guzer, the police […]

BOPEE to conduct new CET, if GoI defers NEET

BOPEE to conduct new CET, if GoI defers NEET

SRINAGAR: Officials on Monday said that fresh Common Entrance Test (CET) would be held for MBBS and BDS courses if Indian president gives nod to the ordinance seeking deferment of all India level NEET exams for this academic year. The Government of India cleared the ordinance in cabinet and sent for president’s approval after several […]

‘Burhan not alone, Kashmir took care of him for past 2025 days’

‘Burhan not alone, Kashmir took care of him for past 2025 days’

Srinagar: The father of Burhan Ahmad Wani, the pioneer of militancy’s newest tech-driven phase in Kashmir, has contradicted police claims that he was on his own now, saying that Burhan enjoyed the support of people of Kashmir who have sustained him since he left home to pick up arms. “He (Burhan) is not on his […]

Malik warns businessmen of social boycott for partnering with outsiders

Malik warns businessmen of social boycott for partnering with outsiders

Srinagar: The pro-freedom groups in Kashmir have sharply reacted to Government’s proposals to lease out land in Jammu and Kashmir to outsiders through their local contacts for industrial development. The JKLF chief Yasin Malik on Friday asked the local industrialists not to fall in the “Indian government’s trap”. He warned the local investors of social […]

KU ridiculed for focus on buildings, not academic excellence

KU ridiculed for focus on buildings, not academic excellence

SRINAGAR: Former vice-chancellor of Kashmir University Prof Jalees Khan Tareen on Thursday criticised the varsity for failing to produce renowned scholars and academics. Speaking at a workshop related to examination reforms at the Central University of Kashmir, he said: “We have Kashmir University with thousands of acres of land and number of academic buildings, but […]