Jashne Chilai Kalan celebration ‘shameful’: DAK

SRINAGAR: President Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar ul Hassan Tuesday said celebrating Jashne Chilai Kalan at a time when the devastating floods have left thousands homeless is “shameful”. “It is painful that organizers and sponsors of the event are holding cultural programmes and musical evenings when Kashmir is mourning the damage caused by the […]

Illegal sand extraction threatens Lidder’s trout population

Illegal sand extraction threatens Lidder’s trout population

ANANTNAG: Illegal extraction of sand and boulders is posing a major threat to the trout population of Lidder rivulet in this south Kashmir district. According to the locals, the extraction is being carried out in Yanner and Jaibal areas, right under the nose of the Fisheries Department. “As per the Fisheries Act, even fishing is […]

Muhammad Sultan Rangrez – II

Muhammad Sultan Rangrez and his associates also confronted Mirza Muhammad Afzal Beg directly over the issue of the 1975 accord. “You have managed to protect your family,” one Abdul Khaliq, according to Rangrez’s account, said while lashing out at Beg during a meeting at Ali Muhammad’s house. “How will you feel if your son receives […]

 Much Ado…

If politicians were to put a fraction of the seriousness they bring to bear on forming a government into the task of government, nations would be transformed – or so it would appear from the hectic parleys apparently going on to select Jammu and Kashmir’s overseers for the next six years. The spanner thrown into […]

Villagers accuse admin of failing to implement court order

BARAMULLA: The residents of Gonipora- Chanpora here Monday alleged that “miscreants” from neighbouring Bongam village have been damaging their fields on pretext of con¬structing a road. “On pretext of construct¬ing the road, the miscreants have been trying to damage our fields in frequently con¬ducted nocturnal operations since October 25,” they told Kashmir Reader. According to […]

GMC elects CASS union

SRINAGAR: Government Medical Col¬lege (GMC) here Monday held elections for its Student CASS Union. An official handout is¬sued here said the elections were held under the elec¬tion committee of GMC. Bilal Ahmad Lone was elected as President, Sajid Rashid as Vice President, Junaid Ahmad as Aca¬demic Secretary, Naseer Im¬tiyaz as Sports Secretary, Farhat Akhtar as […]

HC asks IGP crime to focus attention on investigation into ETT scam

HC asks IGP crime to focus attention on investigation into ETT scam

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday impressed upon Inspector General of Police, Crime Branch, to focus attention on investigation into a scam involving Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) in the state. The directions by a Division Bench of Justices Muzaffar Hussain Attar and Ali Mohammad Magrey followed perusal of a status report filed on […]

JeI chief pays tributes to Turabi

SRINAGAR: Ameer Jamat-e- Islami Jam¬mu and Kashmir Moham¬mad Abdullah Wani Mon¬day paid glowing tributes to noted religious scholar and Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan administered Kashmir vice president, Professor Aleefud¬din Turabi. Prof. Turabi passed away on December 28 in Pakistan’s capital city, Islamabad. In a statement, Wani while speaking at a condo¬lence meeting in remem¬brance of Turabi said […]

KU, IUST bag awards at Funtoosh festival

SRINAGAR: Two short films produced and directed by the stu¬dents of University of Kashmir Monday bagged first and second prize in a three day Funtoosh-Jashne Chilai-e-Kalan (celebration of winter) festival. In a statement, a KU spokesman said that the func¬tion was organized by the Department of Tourism in which the short films ‘Break’ and ‘A […]