Mother Tongue: From Apathy to Empathy

Mother Tongue: From Apathy to Empathy

When a language dies we lose not just a medium of conversation, we lose knowledge, we lose culture, we lose a worldview Let’s begin with an incident from Bangladesh. The year was 1952. Back then the country was called East Pakistan. Its government had imposed Urdu on the Bangla-speaking population. They were told Urdu and […]

Policeman killed, 4 more injured in Bandipora grenade attack

Policeman killed, 4 more injured in Bandipora grenade attack

Hundreds participate in funeral of slain cop in his village amid sobs and tears Bandipor: aA policeman was killed while four government forces personnel were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Bandipora town on Friday. A police official said that militants hurled a grenade on forces comprising Police and Border Security Forces (BSF) […]

Traders, locals protest in Sumbal against delay in completion of footbridge

Traders, locals protest in Sumbal against delay in completion of footbridge

Sumbal: Scores of traders accompanied with locals in Sumbal division of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday staged a protest demonstration against authorities for delay in construction of the footbridge. The aggrieved shopkeepers who assembled near the footbridge site raised slogans against adminstration and demanded early completion of the bridge. President Traders Federation Sumbal, Nazir […]

Traders Federation Sumbal Sonawari hold oath ceremony

Sumbal: Traders Federation Sumbal Sonawari on Saturday held an oath ceremony for recently elected executive members of the Federation. The function of an oath ceremony was held at a Dak Bunglow Sumbal which was attended by majority of the shopkeepers, traders associated with the body. Renowned Trader from Sumbal Nazir Ahmad was elected as- President […]

Protest against power department at Sonawari

Sumbal: The residents of Sarie Dangerpora Sonawari on Tuesday held a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) for failing to repair the transformer . Dozens of residents assembled on the road and blocked the Srinagar –Bandipora highway which affected the traffic for hours together to press for their demands . The protesters said that […]

Hajin residents stuck with potholed, water-logged roads

Hajin residents stuck with potholed, water-logged roads

Incomplete, badly executed drainage project main cause of mess Hajin: Come winter and Hajin town becomes a mess, with frequent water logging and dilapidated condition of roads causing huge inconvenience to the people. As per the locals, the nearly dysfunctional and incomplete drainage project in Hajin is causing the most trouble. The administration has failed […]

SABQAS Academy to conduct mega scholarship test on Thursday

Hajin: Well known coaching institute of Bandipora district SABQAS Academy Hajin is going to conduct a Mega Scholarship Test on Thursday for the outgoing class 10th. CEO SABQAS Academy Waseem Majazi while talking to Kashmir Reader said that the aim of this test is to attract underprivileged students to come forward and get a chance […]

Grenade attack leaves 6 civilians injured in Sumbal

Grenade attack leaves 6 civilians injured in Sumbal

Sumbal (Bandipora): At least six civilians were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday. Police sources told Kashmir Reader that about at around 10am, unknown gunmen hurled a grenade on an army convoy near Sumo taxi stand Sumbal. However, it missed the target and exploded […]

40 fall ill after consuming Wazwan in Bandipora village

40 fall ill after consuming Wazwan in Bandipora village

BANDIPORA: More than 40 people have fallen ill after consuming Wazwan at a marriage party in Check Lawaypora village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. Reports said the villagers complained of vomiting and dysentery soon after they consumed the feast at the marriage party. All the people who had consumed the food fell sick. According to […]