Fire damages BMO office in Chattergam

Budgam: The office of Block Medical Officer (BMO) was gutted in a fire incident in Chattergam town of this central Kashmir district, police said today. Fire broke out on Tuesday night from the BMO office housed in the District Hospital Chattergam and caused damage to sstablishment section and three other rooms, SHO Nowgam Tariq Ahmad […]

Who Is A Terrorist?

Shame being a condition New Delhi has long consigned to flames, news of red faces in India’s capital is hard to come by after Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi’s dewy-eyed request to the world, during his current US visit, to define terrorism and terrorists. Scripted adulation and glitzy receptions do tend to obscure minor points […]

Teenage girl succumbs to burn injuries

Gowhar Maqbool Hajin: A teenage girl from Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora succumbed to her burn injuries on Tuesday. The girl had received severe burn injuries after her clothes caught fire as she was firing a kerosene stove three days ago. The deceased has been identified as Muhneez Mushtaq (18), daughter of Mushtaq Ahmad […]

Why did Mountbatten side with India on Kashmir? 

The Indian state propaganda suggests that after its army landed in Kashmir on October 27, 1947,Lord Louis Mountbatten went to Lahore on November 01, to offer a  plebiscite to Mohammad Ali Jinnah on the future of Kashmir, but the latter rejected it. India derives its narrative from Mountbatten’s private secretary, Allan Campbell-Johnson’s memoir, ‘Mission with […]

Army camps aiding alcohol abuse, say Budgam locals

Javid Ali MAGAM: Acute militarisation in Kashmir has had deep psychological effects on the population and, with that, some drastic and worrying social changes. In central Kashmir’s Budgam, for example, locals claim that the numerous camps of various Indian security agencies – like in other parts of Kashmir – have contributed to a rise in […]

Ban on net is not irony, but tyranny

It was simply tyranny on Eid-ul-Adha when the ruling coalition government in the state enforced a blanket ban on the Internet. The PDP, which claims to fight a “battle of ideas” in a democratic way, while enforcing the ban made a mockery of itself. For three consecutive Eid days Kashmiri Muslims were not allowed to […]

Boy found hanging from tree in Bandipora

Bandipora: A teenager was found hanging from a tree in Sonarwani area of this district on Tuesday morning. “19-year-old Riyaz Ahmad Ganai, son of Mohammad Rajab Ganai was found hanging from a tree near his house in village Sonarwani early this morning,” a police official told Kashmir Reader. He said a police team reached the […]

NYC protests to continue as hunger strike enters second month

NYC protests to continue as hunger strike enters second month

FAZIL QAYOOM SRINAGAR: It has been a month since the volunteers of National Youth Corps Association went on a hunger strike demanding continuation of their services. The volunteers on Tuesday vowed to continue the strike “at any cost” and even threatened of taking “other steps if government doesn’t meet their demands till the upcoming assembly […]

Complete Aadhar enrolment by Dec, officers told

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, B R Sharma, on Tuesday asked the administrative authorities to ensure Aadhaar enrollment of all citizens of the state by December. Chairing the first meeting of the Unique Identification Implementation Committee (UIDIC) here, Chief Secretary emphasised on completing the essential Aadhaar enrollment, an official handout issued here said. He said the Aadhaar […]