JK govt seeks funds to reconstruct burnt down schools

JK govt seeks funds to reconstruct burnt down schools

SRINAGAR: The J&K government has sought funds from the Government of India (GoI) to reconstruct school buildings which were burnt down in 2016. Speaking to Kashmir Reader, Commissioner Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah, said, “We have forwarded a detailed project report (DPR) to HRD ministry (GoI) for funds to reconstruct the buildings which were […]

Gurez gets its first petrol, diesel-filling station

Gurez gets its first petrol, diesel-filling station

Gurez: Those travelling to the Gurez valley will be happy to know that an oil-filling station has finally opened in the region. The station’s owner told Kashmir Reader that it took him three years to secure approval from the government for the Indian Oil Corporation (OIC)-supplied filling station. “The DC (Bandipora) finally signed the documents […]

NIA arrests Zahoor Watali in ‘terror funding’ case

NIA arrests Zahoor Watali in ‘terror funding’ case

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in the case the NIA has registered for “funding of terrorist and separatist activities in Jammu & Kashmir.” Watali is the first businessman from Kashmir to be arrested in the case after seven resistance leaders were arrested and are now in […]

NIA returns to Valley, raids 12 new locations

NIA returns to Valley, raids 12 new locations

Srinagar: After grilling seven Hurriyat Conference leaders in New Delhi, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) returned to Srinagar and raided at least 12 new locations in Kashmir on Wednesday. The raids were conducted in Srinagar, Kupwara and Pulwama districts. They began in the morning. Sources said that a team of NIA sleuths raided […]

Two new proposals under consideration for Gurez access

Two new proposals under consideration for Gurez access

Gurez: As approval for the longest tunnel in Kashmir to the Gurez valley remains pending with the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), local authorities have started exploring two alternative routes, in case the project does not get through. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that a preliminary project report (PPR) of a smaller […]

Govt terminates service of 150 absentee doctors

Govt terminates service of 150 absentee doctors

Srinagar: The government has terminated the services of 150 doctors who were found absent from duty and are reportedly working outside Jammu and Kashmir. Minister for Health and Medical Education Aasiya Naqash told Kashmir Reader that a termination notice would be published in newspapers soon. The PDP’s minister also called for a “debate” on whether […]

United defence of 35A: Chenab valley joins Kashmir in total strike

United defence of 35A: Chenab valley joins Kashmir in total strike

Srinagar: In a bold demonstration of solidarity with Kashmir on the issue of Article 35A, a complete shutdown was observed in Doda, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar regions of the Chenab Valley on Saturday. The Anjuman Islamia Bhaderwah, Markazi Seerat Committee Doda, Anjuman Islamia Gandoh, Masjid Committee Thathri, and Majlis-e-Shoura Kishtwar had called for a complete shutdown […]