Afghan president nominates first female judge to SC

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some conservatives. Anisa Rasouli, the head of the Afghan Women Judges Association and a former juvenile court judge, was the only female nominated to the nine-member bench after the announcement was delayed […]

Pak mulling action against India in UN

Sajjad Hussain Islamabad: Pakistan is mulling dragging India to the UN for alleged interference in its affairs after a news report claimed India has been helping the Muttahida Qaumi Movement with funds and training to create unrest in Karachi. Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi is in Islamabad for consultations with the […]

DAK to observe Doctors’ Day as “Black Day” tomorrow

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has decided to observe doctors’ day on Wednesday as black day to protest against the continued suspension of its president Dr Nisar ul Hassan. The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting of executive members held here today and the doctors have been asked to wear black bands […]

Kashmir University student released on bail

Srinagar: A local court here today bailed out Muzamil Farooq Dar, a Kashmir University student, whose arrested last week triggered massive anti-India protests at the campus. “Muzamil has been bailed out by a local court. However, we are yet to receive the bail order. He will be released as soon as we get a copy,” […]

Mild tremor jolts Valley

Srinagar: A mild intensity earthquake shook this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that the 5.3 magnitude tremor was felt around 03:40 am today across many parts of the Valley. The epicenter of the quake was located in the Pakistan region. They said no loss of life or […]

RESOLVING KASHMIR: The General Assembly Option

Indian political experts accuse the erstwhile USSR of betraying India when it needed its support the most to prevent UN resolutions on Kashmir from being passed. But a careful analysis of the events shows that the USSR came to India’s rescue when the most important resolution on Kashmir was being discussed, and exercised its veto to […]

A State Of Absurdities

Two analogies come to mind when attempting to describe some events symptomatic of the general situation in Kashmir. One is how Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek once described a state or ideological structure at certain historical junctions. He likens the collapse of the foundations of that ideological state, and the absurdity of yet […]

Jammu registers 32.46 pc CD ratio in Q4 FY2014-15

Jammu registers 32.46 pc CD ratio in Q4 FY2014-15

SRINAGAR: The Jammu district of the state has registering a CD ratio of 32.46 per cent in the last quarter of the financial year 2014-15, the government said Monday. An official handout issued here said the Additional District Development Commissioner, Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, chaired a joint meeting of District Level Review Committee and District Consultative […]

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