Observe Jan 26 as ‘Black Day’, Bar appeals people

Observe Jan 26 as ‘Black Day’, Bar appeals people

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) on Sunday appealed people to observe January 26 as ‘Black Day’ and termed it “justified” by Kashmiris. “JKHCBA feels the people of Jammu and Kashmir are fair and justified in observing the Republic Day of India on 26th of January as a ‘Black Day’,” a Bar […]

PDP ashamed after doing nothing for ten months: NC

PDP ashamed after doing nothing for ten months: NC

Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) on Sunday said the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) reluctance to form the government is nothing but “feeling of shame” and “NC’s vindication” that the government did “absolutely nothing” in the past 10 months. “The PDP is feeling the pulse of the people and are ashamed to form the government as […]

Scant snow hits Valley tourism

Scant snow hits Valley tourism

Nazima Sidiq SRINAGAR: Less snowfall this winter has hit arrival of tourists with tourism players saying that there is a drop of above 30 percent in arrivals. President of Kashmir Hotel and Restaurants Association Showkat Ahmad Chowdary told Kashmir Reader that in winter season tourist arrivals remains low, but they opt to visit the valley […]

Electrocuted PDD employee succumbs at SKIMS

SRINAGAR: An employee of Power Development Department (PDD) who was electrocuted on January 17 succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS here on Sunday. Sameer Ahmad Raina son of Abdul Gani Raina resident of Warpow, Ganderbal who was electrocuted while repairing electric transmission line, succumbed to his injuries this morning at SKIMS Soura. A case stands […]

50 Kashmiris asked to leave Delhi midway into UDAAN training

50 Kashmiris asked to leave Delhi midway into UDAAN training

Srinagar: As many as 50 job aspirants from Kashmir have been asked to leave New Delhi, halfway into training under much-hyped home ministry’s UDAAN program. “We have come to New Delhi under UDAAN scheme and while we were into third of the six-month training program, we have been asked to leave without assigning any reason,” […]

‘India has no moral, constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in Kashmir’

‘India has no moral, constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom leaders on Saturday said India “has no moral or constitutional right to celebrate its Republic Day in Jammu Kashmir”, even as they appealed people to observe January 26 as ‘Black Day’. Hurriyat Conference (M), in a statement issued here, said the political, economic, and religious rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir […]

Hizb appeals people to observe shutdown on January 26

Hizb appeals people to observe shutdown on January 26

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujhadeen militant outfit on Saturday said asked people of Kashmir to observe a shutdown in January 26. Quoting its chief Syed Salauddin, United Jihad Council, in a statement issued to a local news agency here, said, “Innocent people are being murdered. Youth are arrested and leadership is being detained in their houses. Freedom […]

Govt for using water transport in Valley to reduce pressure on roads

Govt for using water transport in Valley to reduce pressure on roads

SRINAGAR: The government is looking into possibilities of exploiting  available water ways within the valley for movements of cargo and passenger traffic to reduce pressure on the road network besides tapping these routes for enhancing tourism activity. This was disclosed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon while review the modalities for water transport […]