Masrat sent to 11 days’ judicial remand

Masrat sent to 11 days’ judicial remand

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) leader and Muslim League chairman Masarat Alam Bhat was sent to 11 days’ judicial remand on Saturday. The court of second Munsif Srinagar sent Masarat to the remand. Police had sought three days’ remand of Masarat a few days ago after he was granted bail by a court. “Masarat saheb’s police […]

Youths arrested for making ‘counter calendar’

Youths arrested for making ‘counter calendar’

Srinagar: Police have arrested more than six youth on charges of creating a ‘counter calendar’ that features militants, pro-freedom activists, and pellet victims, sources told Kashmir Reader. The calendar, posted online and referred to as ‘counter calendar’, was circulated on social networking sites soon after Jammu and Kashmir Bank brought out a 2017 calendar featuring […]

From assembly: Outrage over power outage

From assembly: Outrage over power outage

Jammu: The opposition walked out of the assembly yet again on Saturday, in protest against the shortage of electricity in the state. As soon as the question-hour began, members of the National Conference (NC) and the Congress along with some ruling-party MLAs raised the issue of lack of electricity in the Valley. The opposition members […]

Has Dal become a city forest?

Has Dal become a city forest?

Jammu: Asked by NC legislator Ali Muhammad Sagar whether unchecked growth of trees has turned Dal Lake into a city forest, deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh said although the trees had been cut in 2005 by the state forest corporation but over time trees have grown again. Every day LAWDA collects solid waste generated by […]

Half the govt school students yet to receive textbooks

Half the govt school students yet to receive textbooks

By Insha Latief Srinagar: The new session in government schools has started but half the students have not received textbooks yet. “How will our children study without books? They have nothing to read. In such circumstances, what will they do except idle,” said Mohammad Ikhlaq, parent of a Class 3 student. The new academic session […]

No government institution for special-needs children in Valley

No government institution for special-needs children in Valley

Srinagar: In a shocking revelation, it has come to fore that the Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Department has no rehabilitation centre for abandoned children and for children with special needs. A doctor at GB Pant hospital, talking on condition of anonymity, said that when no couples or non-government organisations (NGOs) turned up to adopt […]