Labourer to donate his eye to pellet victim

Labourer to donate his eye to pellet victim

SRINAGAR: Moved by the pain and suffering of those who lost their eyes to pellets last year, Ali Mohammad Sofi, a 45-year-old labourer, has advertised in a local Urdu daily that he is ready to donate one eye of his. Sofi, a resident of Angnanal village in Anantnag’s district, said he first went to local […]

Offering restoration of ruined ecology my USP: Tassaduq

Offering restoration of ruined ecology my USP: Tassaduq

Awantipore: Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Anantnag parliamentary constituency Tassaduq Mufti on Saturday said his USP for the upcoming by polls would be restoration of the ruined ecology of Kashmir. “If you look around apart from generating new job avenues it will be a step towards preserving the natural beauty and precious resources of Kashmir,” […]

‘If votes can buy our sons freedom, we will vote’

‘If votes can buy our sons freedom, we will vote’

Awantipore: As the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Anantnag constituency and his party members were talking of turning Kashmir into a paradise inside the Awantipore Community Hall, two distraught fathers were waiting outside so they could ask those inside to release their sons. Though the two fathers belonged to entirely different areas of south Kashmir, […]

Pak-based pro-freedom representatives support Gilgit Baltistan merger

Pak-based pro-freedom representatives support Gilgit Baltistan merger

Srinagar: Pakistan-based representatives of nearly all pro-freedom groups have supported the idea of making Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) the fifth province of Pakistan, sources said. Their stance is in contrast to the resistance leadership in Kashmir, which has opposed the move to merge GB with Pakistan, as they believe it will “weaken the position of the resistance”. […]

Govt unsure of data on victims of 2016 uprising, will count afresh

Govt unsure of data on victims of 2016 uprising, will count afresh

Srinagar: The state government has started the process of identifying persons who were fully or partially disabled due to government forces’ action during the summer uprising of 2016, so as to offer them monetary compensation and government support. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Bashir Khan told Kashmir Reader that a meeting was held in this regard and […]

200 CCTVs to be installed at 53 locations in Srinagar

200 CCTVs to be installed at 53 locations in Srinagar

Srinagar: To keep an eye on pro-freedom demonstrations, stone-pelting and militant activities, the police will cast a network of surveillance in the form of Close Circuit Camera TVs (CCTV) in Srinagar and other district headquarters of Kashmir Valley. The police surveillance will start from Srinagar and later bring all the major towns of district headquarters […]

For larger gains, small manoeuvers: Karra’s campaign for Abdullah

For larger gains, small manoeuvers: Karra’s campaign for Abdullah

Srinagar: In politics, there are no permanent friends or foes. The proverbial saying is being given practical demonstration, once again, as prospects of a seat in the Lok Sabha in Delhi once again draw near in Kashmir. The founder member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tariq Hameed Karra, will campaign for National Conference president […]

Harrowing experience: A day at SKIMS OPD

Harrowing experience: A day at SKIMS OPD

SRINAGAR: It is complete chaos outside the Out Patient Department (OPD) of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Sunday. Scores of patients accompanied with their attendants have nowhere to go. Many attendants can be seen outside the OPD building taking patients out of vehicles and then carrying them on their backs, as there […]

Situation not right for elections: Omar

Situation not right for elections: Omar

Srinagar: National Conference (NC) leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that situation for conducting the parliamentary polls was not as conducive as it was during 2014 assembly polls. “The government has to create conducive environment to conduct the by-polls in the two constituencies (Srinagar and Anantnag),” Omar said during a press […]

Farooq Abdullah to decide candidates, alliance

Farooq Abdullah to decide candidates, alliance

Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that his party had given his father and party president Farooq Abdullah the mandate to decide candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha by-polls. He said that during the party’s core group meeting at Farooq Abdullah’s residence on Gupkar Road, NC members also authorised the party […]

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