Army beats school students inside govt-run tuition centre

Army beats school students inside govt-run tuition centre

Keller (Shopian): The army on Saturday allegedly beat students of a government-run winter tuition centre at Keller higher secondary school after vehicles of army came under mild stone-pelting near the school. One of the teachers of the school, wishing anonymity, told Kashmir Reader, “At about 11am, when we were only three teachers in the school, […]

At -13.80C, Leh coldest in JK

At -13.80C, Leh coldest in JK

Srinagar: Leh experienced its coldest night this winter as the minimum temperature there settled nearly 14 degrees Celsius below the freezing point, even as the mercury continued its downward spiral in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir. Leh town, in the frontier Ladakh region, recorded a minimum night temperature of 13.8 degrees […]

Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat brings out Human Rights Report 2017

Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat brings out Human Rights Report 2017

Srinagar: In its Annual Human Rights Report for 2017, the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Saturday said that a total of 391 persons died in “violent incidents” this year in Kashmir. “Out of 391 persons, 97 were civilians, 81 of armed forces and police personnel, and 212 militants, while killing of one counter-insurgent was […]

Srinagar man who raped and killed 6-yr-old girl to be hanged

Srinagar man who raped and killed 6-yr-old girl to be hanged

Srinagar: A trial court in Srinagar on Saturday awarded death penalty to convict Farooq Ahmed Pinzoo for raping and murdering a six-year-old girl in 2005. “Convict is awarded capital punishment. He shall be hanged till death,” the court said, referring to various Supreme Court Judgments to term the crime as rarest of rare. Second Additional […]

Panchayat, ULB polls to empower JK’s grassroots democracy: CM

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said government is committed to empowerment of grassroots level institutions and the proposed elections to the Panchayats and Urban Local Body is a major step in this direction. “The government made a commitment on the floor of the House in June 2016 that the elections to the rural […]

Police-public relations improved in 2017: DGP

Police-public relations improved in 2017: DGP

Srinagar: Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid on Saturday said that police-public relations improved in the year 2017. Speaking at an event at the indoor stadium here, the DGP said that the police’s sponsorship of sports to “engage youth of Kashmir in constructive activity” has been a success. “We want Kashmiri youth to make […]

Pak to set up $1.51 bn hydropower project in PaK

Pak to set up $1.51 bn hydropower project in PaK

Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to set up a new hydropower project of over 700 megawatts in PaK through foreign financing at an estimated cost of $1.51 billion by 2022, according to a media report. The Azad Pattan Hydropower Project (APHP) is a run of river scheme located on Jhelum River in the Sudhanoti district of […]

192 Pak pilgrims denied visa by India for Nizamuddin’s Urs

192 Pak pilgrims denied visa by India for Nizamuddin’s Urs

Islamabad: Pakistan Saturday claimed that India has denied visas to nearly 200 pilgrims who wanted to visit the country to participate in the death anniversary ceremony of Hazrat Khawaja Nizamuddin Auliya. The Pak Foreign Office said in a statement that “Pakistan regrets the last minute postponement and non-issuance of visas by India” for the visit […]

The Saga of my JKSSB Interview: A Farcical Rendezvous

The Saga of my JKSSB Interview: A Farcical Rendezvous

By JAVEID HASSAN MALIK On the 12th of December, 2017, Kashmiris woke up to a thin white blanket of snow. It was enough to put shadows of doubt over scheduled events like exams and interviews. Incidentally, my interview was scheduled on the same day. The night before the interview, I kept a hawk’s eye on […]