Tufail Matoo’s father denied Commission of Inqury’s report: SHRC dismisses his plea citing lack or jurisdiction

Tufail Matoo’s father denied Commission of Inqury’s report: SHRC dismisses his plea citing lack or jurisdiction

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission on Monday dismissed a plea by Mohammad Ashraf Matoo, seeking directions to the government for providing him a copy of the report, submitted last year by one-man Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice (retd) ML Koul on the 2010 uprising in which about 120 street protesters, mostly youngsters, were […]

Five juveniles get bail, but scars remain

Five juveniles get bail, but scars remain

By Nusrat Sidiq SRINAGAR: A city court granted bail to five minors on Monday, who were arrested by police on 10th of this month and lodged at Police Station Safa Kadal on charges of stone hurling. While the bail came as a relief to the boys and their families, their parents say the scars of […]

Radio Kashmir employees fear news unit’s relocation to Delhi

Radio Kashmir employees fear news unit’s relocation to Delhi

SRINAGAR: The casual employees manning the news unit of Radio Kashmir Srinagar have alleged that they have not been paid their dues for last six months. Apart from three permanent employees the news unit is largely manned by around 100 casual assignees. The staffers who spoke to Kashmir Reader said that in the absence of […]

Papier mâché inspires boy to create Paper Art

Papier mâché inspires boy to create Paper Art

By INSHA LATIEF SRINAGAR: Kangri, Shikara, swans are placed carefully next to furniture. The decorative items sit elegantly for display. Made with pieces of paper of different colours, the artefacts catch attention of people passing by. The decorative items are made by Mohsin Rashid, 18, of what he calls Paper Art. Inspired by the traditional […]

Is the proposed new site for Kashmir Haat safe?

Is the proposed new site for Kashmir Haat safe?

SRINAGAR: The government has readied a plan to close down the Kashmir Haat in Srinagar and set up a new one in Pampore, citing “too much security” as the reason why people are staying away from the handicraft market. But is the proposed new site any safer? Officials of the Handicraft department said that customers […]

CM sees off first AirAsia flight

CM sees off first AirAsia flight

SRINAGAR: Low cost airline carrier AirAsia started its operations here from Sunday with the launch of its morning and evening flights daily between Delhi and Srinagar. The inaugural flight from New Delhi was received by the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti at the Srinagar International Airport at 10 am. Another flight to New Delhi was also […]

Follow traffic management plan or face action: SP Traffic

Follow traffic management plan or face action: SP Traffic

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: The traffic police on Saturday said that they will act tough against drivers who do not follow the prescribed Traffic Management Plan (TMP) laid down by the department to avoid traffic jams in the city. While interacting with the press, the newly appointed Superintendent of Traffc Police Srinagar, Sargun Shukla, said […]