Students gather in Soura, ready to ‘sacrifice academic year’

Students gather in Soura, ready to ‘sacrifice academic year’

Srinagar: Lambasting education minister Naeem Akhtar and the PDP-BJP government for its “dictate” to students to appear for Board exams in November, many students of various private and government schools protested in the lawns of Jenab Saheb Anchar shrine on Wednesday against the “victimising” of students for political “self-interests”. Carrying placards that read “We are […]

Cancer no impediment to this 30-yr-old volunteer at SMHS

Cancer no impediment to this 30-yr-old volunteer at SMHS

SRINAGAR: A young man suffering from cancer is among the volunteers providing help to patients and their attendants at SMHS hospital. Afaq Rashid Khan, aged 30, lives in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area. In the premises of SMHS hospital where tents have been erected by several voluntary organisations, Afaq on Monday is exchanging greetings with a group […]

Budgam villagers now setting up sand bags around transformers

Budgam villagers now setting up sand bags around transformers

By ISHFAQ RESHI Budgam: Like the residents of Sopore, Baramulla, and Shopian, people in Budgam have put up sand bags around power transformers to prevent them from the bullets of government troops. Residents of Budran, Aripanthan, Hazarpora, Kandhama, Khansahab, Beerwah, Rathsun, and Ompora areas have erected walls of sand bags 5-10 feet high around the […]

Forces set ablaze rice crop in Budgam, Anantnag areas, say local residents

Forces set ablaze rice crop in Budgam, Anantnag areas, say local residents

By Ishfaq Reshi   Budran (Budgam): The government forces have set ablaze rice crop and grass stacks on fire in four villages of Budgam district, the local villagers said. The villagers said the forces, whom they said were police, paramilitary troopers and soldiers, fired incendiary projectiles into the harvested rice crop that had been left […]

What students feel about examinations?

What students feel about examinations?

Srinagar: As far as preparation for the class 10 and 12 examinations is concerned, a sizable number of students who have taken private tuitions are, more or less, ready. But are they ready mentally? Kashmir Reader spoke to a few students. Junaid Niyaz, a student of class 10 at Tyndale Biscoe School. He lives in […]

Kashmir solidarity protests: Raids, curfew continue in Kishtwar

Kashmir solidarity protests: Raids, curfew continue in Kishtwar

Kishtwar: Police raided various places in Kishtwar on Sunday night to arrest those who raised their voice against the government crackdown on the raging anti-India uprising in Kashmir valley and participated in pro-freedom demonstrations, while the curfew imposed by authorities on Sunday continued for the second day today, CNS news agency reported. During the fresh […]