China blocks tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet to build dam

Beijing: China has blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet as part of the construction of its “most expensive” hydro project which could cause concern in India as it may impact water flows into the lower riparian countries. The Lalho project on Xiabuqu river, a tributary of Yarlung Zangbo (the Tibetan name for […]

Pakistan assembly passes resolutions against ‘Indian aggression’

Karachi: Pakistan’s Sindh Assembly has passed three separate resolutions condemning “Indian aggression” along the LoC, saying such an act was a serious violation of international laws. The resolutions were moved in the House of provincial Assembly by lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, opposition Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Pakistan Muslim League (Functional). The resolutions, […]

Kashmir’s ‘freedom chacha’ booked under PSA

Srinagar: Moulana Sarjan Barkati who earned several sobriquets’ including ‘Freedom Chacha’ and ‘Pied Piper of Kashmir’ from local population after his videos chanting pro-freedom slogans went viral was arrested by Police at Wanpoh while he was on way to Arwani Bijbehara in South Kashmir. Sources told news agency CNS that shortly after his arrest, Barkati […]

PDP committed to people friendly agenda

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday resolved to work for seeking consensus on resolution of issues facing the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the Zonal Presidents of Kashmir province, the Party General Secretary, Mohammed Sartaj Madni said that it is high time that like-minded and conscious citizens extend their cooperation in striking a common […]

Army commander reviews security in Kashmir

Srinagar: After briefing the Army Chief in Udhampur on the overall security situation along the northern borders, the Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda on Saturday visited the Valley. According to the statement here, the Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen Satish Dua reviewed the entire gamut of operational readiness with the Army Commander and […]

Kashmir: Budgam youth succumbs at SKIMS

Srinagar:A 20 -year old youth from Check-e-Kawwoosa area of Budgam district who was injured on 14 september succumbed at SKIMS hospital on Saturday. Medical superintendent SKIMS hospital,Syed Tabish Amin while confirming the death of slain youth told Kashmir Reader that the slain youth had pellet injuries in eye. The youth was identified as Muzafar Ahmad […]

Kashmir:Pro-freedom protest in Hyderpora

Srinagar:Pro freedom protest erupted in Hyderpora’s Jamai Masjid on Saturday amid the ongoing uprising in the valley. Soon after the Zuhur prayers people assembled outside the Masjid and raised pro-freedom slogans. The police deployed in the area stopped them from coming outside the Masjid.

Students protest in Sopore

By EESHAN PEER SOPORE: Scores of students held a protest rally in north Kashmir’s Sopore town against government announcement of conducting Board exams amid the ongoing uprising. Students holding placards and banners marched from Boys Higher Secondary School to Government Degree College Sopore shouting that they would not appear in examination until “Kashmir issue will […]

Students protest intensify: ‘no exams till Kashmir’s freedom’

Srinagar: Students in Srinagar’s uptown areas of Bhagat and Parraypora on Saturday took to streets to protest against the killings in the ongoing uprising saying, they would not appear in exams till Kashmir’s freedom. The students raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans were carrying placards reading, “Stop innocents killings in Kashmir”. “Stop doing politics on exam, […]