Bhat demands review, transparency in Wullar Development Plan

Srinagar: Former MLA and PDP General Secretary, Nizamudin Bhat has demanded review of Wullar Development and Rehabilitation plan envisaged for Kishen Ganga Project affectees. In a statement issued here on Friday, Bhat said that that Rs1.20 crore and Rs 2.55 crore were earmarked respectively for Wullar Development and rehabilitation plan and a part of funds […]

ERA engages consultant for Municipal corporations

SRINAGAR: JK Economic Reconstruction Agency under the assistance from Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed M/s PSP Financial Consultants Private Limited as consultants for capacity building of Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Jammu Municipal Corporation thereby helping them to improve their service, operational efficiency and financial sustainability The objectives of the capacity building are aimed at […]

Transfer of KP Principals ‘Discriminatory’: NC

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference has criticised the transfer of Kashmiri Pandit school principals to remote areas of the state despite their having served their tenures in far-flung regions like Ladakh and Kishtwar. “We express anguish over transfer of Kashmiri Pandit principals to far-off areas despite having served their tenures in the Ladakh region […]

Three girls from JK NCC scale Mount Everest

Jammu: Three girl cadets of NCC from Jammu and Kashmir directorate, for the first time, have scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. “Three NCC girl cadets of NCC Directorate from Jammu and Kashmir have made the state proud by scaling the Mount Everest. They were part of the first-ever all girls Mount Everest expedition […]

Azadi leaders express gratitude for shutdown

Azadi leaders express gratitude for shutdown

Ready to spill our blood, if need be: Malik Mirwaiz says people’s anger genuine, natural We welcome tourists but can’t close our eyes, says Geelani SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom leaders on Thursday expressed their gratitude to the people of Kashmir Valley for observing shutdown against the government’s alleged plans to change demography of the state. Chairman […]

Riding on brooms, a tribe from Rajasthan comes to Kashmir for water

Riding on brooms, a tribe from Rajasthan comes to Kashmir for water

SRINAGAR: From across the Pir Panjal and the arid land of Rajasthan they come, in summers, thirsting for water. In Kashmir they make brooms to earn a living, which is little more than a miserable life in filthy conditions; but at least there is water, and water is life. Every summer these long-distance travellers from […]

Fed-up villagers plant rice on dug-up road

Fed-up villagers plant rice on dug-up road

SRINAGAR: The residents of Reshipora village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district have planted rice saplings on the Mirgund-Reshipora road as a protest against “official apathy” towards the dilapidated road. Bashir Ahmad, one of the villagers, told Kashmir Reader over phone that after receiving no response from the roads and buildings department, they planted rice saplings […]

For BOSE, Bandipora is not a district yet

For BOSE, Bandipora is not a district yet

Baramulla: Ten years after north Kashmir’s Bandipora attained the status of a district, the textbooks officially prescribed for first middle class do not recognise the development. In a Kashmiri textbook for class VI, Bandipora is mentioned as tehsil of Baramulla district. The error has been reprinted in the latest edition of the book published in […]

Pvt schools fleecing parents ignorant about their rights, says minister

Pvt schools fleecing parents ignorant about their rights, says minister

SRINAGAR: The parents of private school students have to bear the brunt of annual fee increment when the rule clearly says that the schools have to take the parents into confidence before increasing any fees. This was stated by Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali while chairing the 17th meeting of […]