Disunity weakened us before Delhi: Omar

Disunity weakened us before Delhi: Omar

Says ‘laanat’ on political leaders if they are still after ‘chair’ Srinagar: Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that disunity among the region’s political parties in the past had made their voices weaker and New Delhi’s job easier. Speaking to party workers at the headquarters of the National Conference in Nawa-e-Subah complex […]

NIA raids NGOs, newspaper office in Kashmir

NIA raids NGOs, newspaper office in Kashmir

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out raids on 10 locations in the valley including offices of NGOs, residences of human rights defenders and journalists, and the premises of daily newspaper Greater Kashmir in Srinagar. Among the places where raids were conducted were the office and residence of human rights activist Khurram […]

BJP emerges on top with 15 seats in LAHDC polls

BJP emerges on top with 15 seats in LAHDC polls

Congress secures 9 seats, AAP fails to open account Srinagar: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged on the top securing 15 seats in Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) polls on Monday. According to the Leh electoral office, BJP has won 15 seats out of total 26. It had contested from all the seats and lost […]

Non-profit organisation in Srinagar resumes work after attack by ‘local goons’

Non-profit organisation in Srinagar resumes work after attack by ‘local goons’

Srinagar: After being attacked by “a bunch of local goons”, SRO, a non-profit organisation in Srinagar, has resumed its work of helping people in distress. SRO has done yeoman’s service during the Covid-19 pandemic, reaching out to people who needed food and money, and now its volunteers are supplying oxygen cylinders free of cost across […]

BJP after our territory, one day they will fall on our feet: Mehbooba

BJP after our territory, one day they will fall on our feet: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday was all up in arms against her former alliance partner, BJP, accusing it of wanting the “territory” of J&K. In her first press conference after being released from detention, Mehbooba said that for the BJP the people in JK are expendable. […]

LAHDC polls record 65 percent voter turnout

LAHDC polls record 65 percent voter turnout

Srinagar: Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) elections saw about 65 percent poll voter turnout on Thursday. With two regional parties National Conference and PDP staying away from the polls, the contest was between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party. As per the figures, more than 54,000 people voted in the elections […]

Kashmir’s leading journalists offer to work free for embattled newspaper

Kashmir’s leading journalists offer to work free for embattled newspaper

Overwhelmed by gesture, says Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin SRINAGAR: Several eminent Kashmiri journalists have come forward to do their bit for the Kashmir Times newspaper, which is under attack from the government for taking up the cudgels on behalf of the Kashmir media. The journalists have offered their professional services for free as their […]

Kashmir Times office sealed, editor says ‘will fight’

Kashmir Times office sealed, editor says ‘will fight’

Srinagar: The government on Monday sealed the Srinagar office of Kashmir Times, one of the oldest newspapers published from Jammu and Kashmir. Its executive editor Anuradha Bhasin told Kashmir Reader that the office was locked from the outside by the Estates Department on Monday evening without any eviction or cancellation notice. “There was no technical […]

False alarm? Covid situation in J&K nowhere as grim as forecast

False alarm? Covid situation in J&K nowhere as grim as forecast

Most hospital beds for Covid patients lie vacant, recoveries at 90%, new cases declining every day Srinagar: After seven months of Covid-19 fight, the recovery rate of patients in J&K has gone up to nearly 90 percent, so much so that hospitals now have plenty of vacant beds for Covid-19 patients. Only 8,677 active cases […]

Funding under Prime Minister’s employment scheme proves elusive

Funding under Prime Minister’s employment scheme proves elusive

Govt forms committee to identify reasons why so many cases are rejected Srinagar: If you are an entrepreneur banking on the government for funding, your expectations are badly misplaced irrespective of how good your idea is. This is because various institutions, from banks to government departments, block funding to businesses for unknown reasons. Ahmad Muhammad, […]

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