Civil society holds sit-in against attempts to abrogate article 35-A

Civil society holds sit-in against attempts to abrogate article 35-A

Srinagar: Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies, (KCSDS) on Thursday staged a silent-sit-in protest against the attempts to dilute article 35-A of Indian constitution which provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Protesters from different walks of life inclusing lawyers, journalists, businessmen, doctors and teachers assembled at Paratap Park here in Srinagar. The placards […]

Row between R&B and shopkeepers sustains Qamarwari bottleneck

Row between R&B and shopkeepers sustains Qamarwari bottleneck

Srinagar: Inordinate delay in land acquisition has hampered the road widening process between Batamaloo and Parimpora, the stretch prone to traffic snarls. The four-lane project was conceived to get rid of bottlenecks on the vital road but its completion has missed several deadlines. The main cause of the delay in completion of the project is […]

HC upholds reinstatement of terminated officer

HC upholds reinstatement of terminated officer

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday upheld its single bench judgement of 2016 ordering the reinstatement of government official, Shamim Ahmed Laharwal, who was terminated prematurely from his services after being declared as a deadwood along with 60 other officers. The division bench headed by Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice M […]

Asiea pays surprise visit to Super-Specialty Hospital Shireen Bagh

Asiea pays surprise visit to Super-Specialty Hospital Shireen Bagh

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health, Medical Education and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash today paid a surprise visit to the Government Super Specialty Hospital, Shireen Bagh, Srinagar to inspect the functioning of the institution, besides taking stock of the services being made available to the patients. The Minister, during the visit inspected various units of […]

Hurriyat condemns NIA ‘harassment’

Hurriyat condemns NIA ‘harassment’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the “arbitrary and coercive” act of raiding the house of Huriyat leader, Adv Mohamad Shafi Reshi, and some members of business community by the NIA. In a statement in Srinagar, Hurriyat Conference said, “It is folly being played by authorities to harass and scare the resistance leadership from representing […]

After Reader exposé, authorities wake-up to mess at SPS Museum

After Reader exposé, authorities wake-up to mess at SPS Museum

Srinagar: The Police Housing Corporation Wednesday commenced the construction work of septic tank at SPS Museum and ordered replacement of damaged floor tiles a day after Kashmir Reader exposed the poor maintenance of the building. On Wednesday, the officials of Police Housing Corporation (PHC) visited the museum and started construction work to complete the septic […]

Govt terminates service of 150 absentee doctors

Govt terminates service of 150 absentee doctors

Srinagar: The government has terminated the services of 150 doctors who were found absent from duty and are reportedly working outside Jammu and Kashmir. Minister for Health and Medical Education Aasiya Naqash told Kashmir Reader that a termination notice would be published in newspapers soon. The PDP’s minister also called for a “debate” on whether […]