Terminated Wireless Operators stage protest

Terminated Wireless Operators stage protest

Srinagar: Scores of youth, who were among 231 persons terminated after nearly seven years from the post of Wireless Operators in Jammu Kashmir Police, staged a protest against the decision here on Monday. In compliance with the court directions, Jammu Kashmir Police terminated the services of 231 Wireless Operators, 90 belonging to Kashmir and 141 […]

Wajahat Qazi bereaved

Wajahat Qazi bereaved

Srinagar: Kashmir Reader’s associate editor Wajahat Qazi’s grandmother breathed her last on Monday after illness. The fateh Khawani of the deceased will be held at the ancestral graveyard Qazi Maqbara at Malkha on Friday at 2:30 pm. Kashmir Reader staff and management have offered their condolences to the bereaved.

City streets overtaken by hawkers

City streets overtaken by hawkers

Srinagar: Hawkers selling merchandise on cots and handcarts seem to have taken over the city centre and other streets of Srinagar as it adapts to business activities after a long dry spell. Footpaths and motorways in Lal Chowk and adjoining markets, like Hari Singh High Street, Batamaloo, Karan Nagar, Dalgate Lal Ded Hospital chowk and […]

Outdated public libraries struggle to engage readers

Outdated public libraries struggle to engage readers

SRINAGAR: Nouman Nabi, a 19-year-old student from Soura Srinagar has been paying frequent visits to a public library in his locality hoping to borrow a few books. But the books he has been looking for, Nabi says, are not available at the library and whatever is available, is either “too old or of little relevance” […]

Volunteer group brings art to downtown kids as means of emotional release

Srinagar: On the terrace of Vishwa Bharti school located in the interiors of Rainawari, Shahnaz Bashir, novelist and professor, sits in the middle of about 30 kids, all below 15 years of age. He asks them, at different intervals, questions. “What is creativity, literature? What is the short story, fiction? Construct story on ‘Houn sund […]

Yasin Malik back in central jail, accuses Tehsildar of fabricating facts

Yasin Malik back in central jail, accuses Tehsildar of fabricating facts

Srinagar: The pro-freedom group JKLF has condemned repetitive arrests of its leader Yasin Malik who was re-arrested by local police outside the central jail and lodged inside the jail on a fresh remand till January 27. “Making mockery of its own laws and courts, police re-arrested JKLF chairman immediately after he “It is ironical that […]

Ladies Special running in loss

Ladies Special running in loss

By UFAQ FATIMA SRINAGAR: The Ladies Special Bus Service started by the government in April 2016 in the city is running in losses with very few commuters using the service. “The service was a success at start, especially on Dargah route, but presently it is running in loss. We are not even able to reimburse […]

Asiya Andrabi condemns death sentence to youth by Kolkata court

Asiya Andrabi condemns death sentence to youth by Kolkata court

Srinagar: Reacting to the pronouncement of death sentence to three youth by a local court in Kolkatta, who the court said belonged to Lashkar e Toiba, Dukhtaran-e-Millat Sunday said the three youth have been falsely implicated into the case. The three youth who have been sentenced to death are Muhammad Abdullah and Muhammad Younis from […]

Netizens raise Rs 28 lakh for leukemia patient

Netizens raise Rs 28 lakh for leukemia patient

SRINAGAR: Following an online campaign by netizens in Kashmir, around Rs 28 lakhs were raised for Sana Bhat, a girl diagnosed with relapse acute myeloid leukemia (a type of blood cancer) within one week. Sana, 24, a resident of Magarmal area of Srinagar, is currently undergoing treatment at Rajiv Gandhi hospital in New Delhi. Her […]

Kashmiris suffering worst due to unaccountability of forces: Geelani

Kashmiris suffering worst due to unaccountability of forces: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday paid tributes to martyrs of ‘Gawkadal Massacre’ saying “the blood of these martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and the nation will never forget their sacrifices”. In a statement issued here, Geelani said, “As a nation, we are committed to fulfill the martyrs’ […]