Govt mulling to close privately held CAPD fair price shops

SUHAIL PUNJABI JAMMU: In a move which would leave hundreds of youth jobless in Jammu and Kashmir, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Department is intending to close all the fair price shops (ration depots) run by the private dealers in the state, highly placed sources told Kashmir Reader. The sources said that CAPD Department […]

Unite or step aside, Kashmiri intelligentsia tells pro-freedom camp

SRINAGAR: “…if they are tired, let us respectfully ask them to step aside and rest,” says a Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez. He went public with his remarks on Facebook which is witnessing passionate debates on relevance of United Nations’ resolutions on the Kashmir dispute. “Now Kashmiris are in catch 22 situation, unable to […]

Militarization in JK is threat to Indian democracy: Navlakha

Militarization in JK is threat to Indian democracy: Navlakha

Srinagar: The militarization and extensive powers given to the Army in Jammu and Kashmir is threat to Indian democracy as the civilian government is losing its say in making political decisions, prominent Indian civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha said on Monday. “The recent incidents in Kashmir have proven that civil government in New Delhi is […]

Creation of new administrative units

SRINAGAR: Debate over the creation of new administrative units in the state ratcheted up further with a verbal spar between the ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Cabinet Sub-Committee’s(CSC) meeting here Monday. The PDP also sought a special session of the Legislative Assembly to discuss the Mushtaq Ganai-led Commission’s report […]

Summoning VK Singh will serve no purpose: Soz

Srinagar: Disapproving of the move to summon former army chief V K Singh before the legislative council privileges committee, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said that the move would not serve any purpose and he should be given “some respect” for the position he held. He said there are courts to […]

Creation of new administration units

SRINAGAR: After receiving feedback and suggestions on the creation of new administrative units from public representatives in south Kashmir, the Cabinet Sub-Committee, (CSC) on Sunday visited Baramulla district in north Kashmir to receive the local demands and suggestions for creation of new administrative units in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora Districts. An official spokesman said in […]

Highway status: Jammu-Sgr traffic today

SRINAGAR: One-way traffic will continue to ply on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the Valley’s link with outside world, and on Friday vehicles will be allowed to move from Jammu towards Srinagar, official said. “On Friday, the traffic will move from Jammu to Srinagar, and no vehicle will be allowed to move from Srinagar,” Deputy Inspector General […]

Avalanche hits Army post in Machil

Srinagar: A soldier was killed after an Army post came under an avalanche in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district on Thursday, reports said. “Two soldiers belonging to Army’s 5 ASSAM (D Company) were buried alive when a snow avalanche hit their post near Muthal top in Machil sector on Thursday afternoon,” a […]