Kashmiri student attacked in Haryana college

Kashmiri student attacked in Haryana college

SRINAGAR: A Kashmiri student at a college in Haryana had a lucky escape on Saturday evening after he was attacked by unknown persons with iron rods, swords and knives while he was on his way to hostel, the student told Kashmir Reader. Haroon Bashir, BTech student at Ganpati Institute of Technology and Management (GITM), was […]

A resolve to never vote again

A resolve to never vote again

Budgam: A visitor from Srinagar has to travel 35 kms through narrow hilly roads from Budgam main town to reach Dalwan village. Inside the village, a potholed narrow street cuts through small hills to reach Government Secondary School Hardu. This school was used as a voting station on Sunday for elections to the Srinagar parliamentary […]

Battle formations formed

Battle formations formed

BUDGAM: The re-poll in 38 polling stations in Budgam district is likely to again be a cause of violence as the locals have decided neither to vote nor to allow polling staff to arrive. Residents of these areas on the day the Srinagar parliamentary seat went to polls had padlocked polling stations, asked polling staff […]

71-year-old stays away from polls for first time

71-year-old stays away from polls for first time

SRINAGAR: For the first time in his life, Abdul Samad Rather, a 71-year-old staunch supporter of National Conference from, did not cast his vote, because, now he feels that participating in elections is akin to trading martyrs’ blood. “Prior to today’s election, I believed that elections would help in development, eradicating unemployment. And now I […]

Talaba, Athrout out for help again

Talaba, Athrout out for help again

SRINAGAR: As soon as the threat of a flood arose in the Valley due to torrential rainfall on Thursday, volunteer groups swung into action to start work for rescue operations. The Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba J&K, the largest student organisation in Kashmir that is inspired by the doctrine of Islamic ideologue Abul Ala Maududdi, was the first […]

Anantnag college ‘taken over’ for by-poll

Anantnag college ‘taken over’ for by-poll

SRINAGAR: Journalism students at Government Degree College Anantnag have been asked by the district administration to vacate one of the two classrooms they study in, for polling staff who will use one room ahead of the Lok Sabha by-poll scheduled on April 12. “A few days ago, some officials, who identified themselves as from the […]

Contractors’ boycott halts Durbar beautification works

Contractors’ boycott halts Durbar beautification works

SRINAGAR: This year, the return of Darbar to Srinagar might not be welcomed by dusted roads, painted footpaths and clean drains because all civil contractors have boycotted government works in protest against delay in payment of pending bills. Ghulam Jeelani Burza, chairman of JK Contractors Coordination Committee, told Kashmir Reader that they have boycotted the […]

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