Traders, civil society cold on talks with interlocutor

Traders, civil society cold on talks with interlocutor

SRINAGAR: A meeting for seeking opinion on whether to hold talks with Government of India (GoI)-appointed former spy chief Dineshwar Sharma has received a cold response from trade bodies and civil society members. The meeting was called by the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), a conglomerate of various business organisations in the Valley, […]

Won’t succumb to any pressure: Geelani

Won’t succumb to any pressure: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said history stands witness that in every freedom movement, the “occupational and tyrant” forces have always suffered a defeat. Geelani in a statement said New Delhi through its military might “seems desperate to cow down our spirits” but will face defeat. “Representing the sentiments and aspirations […]

Game of Kashmir: Winter is coming

Game of Kashmir: Winter is coming

400 MW power deficit, Kashmir plunging in darkness Srinagar: Winter is coming and Kashmir is woefully unprepared. Hours-long power cuts have begun already, with the Power Development Department deciding it’s time to cut supply for 21 hours a week in metered areas and twice that, 42 hours, in non-metered areas every week. The chief engineer […]

Indo-Pak DGMOs discuss ceasefire violations

Indo-Pak DGMOs discuss ceasefire violations

Pak accuses India of targeting civilians Srinagar: Pakistan has accused India of targeting civilians along the Line of Control (LoC). The protest was registered during the two armies’ special hotline contact, The Dawn quoted Pakistan’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday. “Indian troops are deliberately targeting innocent civilians, including children,” the Pakistani newspaper said that […]

New school timings from November

New school timings from November

SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir has ordered new school timings in government as well as recognized private schools within the municipal limits of Srinagar, shall be from 10 am to 3 pm and in the areas falling outside Srinagar municipal limits .from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm from November 1. The instructions shall be adhered […]

A Lurid Fantasy and a Sterile Déjà vu

A Lurid Fantasy and a Sterile Déjà vu

The dictionary defines the word “hubris” as excessive pride or defiance, which ultimately leads to nemesis. And, hubris defines the Bhartiya Janata Party’s overall approach, especially toward(s) Kashmir. This finds an eloquent expression in the BJP’s assertion that Kashmir will be “Hurriyat free” by 2022. On the face of it, this assertion bears ridicule and […]

Collective Insecurity: How the Quest for Security Breeds Insecurity?

Collective Insecurity: How the Quest for Security Breeds Insecurity?

By Fayaz Ganie Since the outset, security has been one of the first priority functions of the human species. Humans felt the need to cooperate with the others of the same species in order to ensure their successful existence survival and sustenance. The nature of this cooperation was first to defeat, and defend against, the […]

The Menace of Loud Speakers in Schools

The Menace of Loud Speakers in Schools

By Malik Javied It is human nature to appreciate things when we lose them, but the truth is that we tend to find and discuss the loopholes in system when we are outside the system. Being an introverted student at school, I held everything equivalent to torture in school- from arrival to departure, especially in […]

Recalling Black Tuesday: The October 29, 1929 Market Crash

Recalling Black Tuesday: The October 29, 1929 Market Crash

By Dr. Showket Ahmad Dar October 29 marks the anniversary of “Black Tuesday” -the biggest market panic the United States had ever seen. Many will never forget this day of October 29, 1929 market crash that helped catapult the country into Great Depression. The years preceding the stock market crash of 1929 were defined by […]

Govt indecisive on axing 200 absent doctors

Govt indecisive on axing 200 absent doctors

SRINAGAR: The government is still indecisive about nearly 200 absent doctors in J&K as they continue to illegally abandon their services from different healthcare institutions despite several reminders and notices served to them by the health department. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that hospitals run by the directorate of health services in Kashmir and Jammu […]