Azadi camp afraid of dialogue with Delhi: Govt

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday urged pro-freedom parties to hold dialogue with New Delhi to resolve the Kashmir issue. “Our government has made it clear from the beginning that issues can’t be resolved through violence, guns and grenades but through dialogue only. Unfortunately some people are hesitant or afraid of holding a dialogue. […]

Shutdown, curbs mark R-Day in Kashmir

Shutdown, curbs mark R-Day in Kashmir

Srinagar: A protest shutdown called by pro-freedom groups and restrictions imposed by authorities marked the Republic Day in Kashmir on Sunday. Shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic remained off the roads in most parts of the Valley, eyewitnesses and reports said. In Srinagar, major market wore a deserted look in wake of the […]

Srinagar under siege for R-Day

Srinagar under siege for R-Day

Srinagar: Security arrangements were further strengthened Saturday in this summer capital of the state on the eve of R-Day. Thousands of paramilitary troopers and policemen wearing bullet-proof vests have been deployed across the city to ensure smooth conduct of the R-Day, official sources told Kashmir Reader. Police and the paramilitary CRPF men carried out searches […]

Joint Chamber urges India, Pak to resume LoC trade

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the latest standoff on cross-LoC trade, the Jammu and Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JKJCCI) on Friday urged the Indian and Pakistani authorities to immediately facilitate the return of stranded drivers along with their trucks and resume the trade. “The Joint Chamber appeals to the Indian and Pakistan […]

Security heightened across Valley ahead of Jan 26

Security heightened across Valley ahead of Jan 26

Srinagar: Security was tightened Monday in this summer capital and other major towns of the Valley in run up to January 26 . Paramilitary CRPF personnel and police have been deployed in strength for R-day functions across the Valley, official sources told Kashmir Reader Monday. A contingent of troopers and policemen carried out day long […]

Pulwama: Cop arrested for selling seized drugs to NC Sarpanch

Srinagar: A Sarpanch belonging to ruling National Conference and a policeman have been arrested in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district for trading banned drugs. Reports said a police officer caught a man coming out from police station Kakapora with bottles of Codeine wrapped in a newspaper. On questioning, the man confessed that a police constable had […]

Out of business: Maharaj Gunj, Kashmir’s erstwhile commercial hub, struggles for existence

SRINAGAR: Kashmir’s oldest wholesale market Shri Ranbir Gunj or Maharaj Gunj in downtown Srinagar is struggling to withhold its historical significance and commercial importance. In 1863-64, history has it, Maharaja Ranbir Singh established this wholesale market on the banks of Jhelum to pay off the debt his forefathers owed to non-Muslim traders of Amritsar since […]

Employees’ agitation: JCC calls for Secretariat ‘gherao’ on Jan 30, indefinite strike on cards

SRINAGAR: The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), an amalgam of several employees union, on Friday called for Civil Secretariat ‘gherao’ in Jammu on January 30 to press for their demands. “Keeping in view the non-serious attitude of the government, we call for Secretariat gherao on January 30, and we are appealing all the employees to take […]