Outrage over temple desecration in Jammu

Outrage over temple desecration in Jammu

SRINAGAR: The opposition and BJP created uproar in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday over discretion of a temple in Jammu. The BJP legislator Ravindra Raina, while seeking a response from the government, demanded that the House should condemn the sacrilegious act in Jammu’s Janipur area. “Someone has ransacked a temple at Janipur. The incident created […]

Not shifting Zainakote CRPF camp: Govt

Not shifting Zainakote CRPF camp: Govt

SRINAGAR: The government on Friday told the House that it was not shifting the CRPF camp located in the HMT factory in Zainakote area on the outskirts of Srinagar. The government’s written reply to PDP legislator Noor Mohammad Sheikh betrays the assurance to move the CRPF camp out of Zainakote after a young man Gowhar […]

High incidence of ‘inter-caste’ marriages in J&K

High incidence of ‘inter-caste’ marriages in J&K

SRINAGAR: The ‘Indian Human Development Survey-II’ has reported that 35 percent of marriages in Jammu & Kashmir are inter-caste. However, the survey is being questioned by some Kashmiris on the grounds that the Indian system of caste does not exist in Kashmir. Conducted by the Delhi-based National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in collaboration […]

20-year-old school has 1 teacher for 5 classes

20-year-old school has 1 teacher for 5 classes

Baramulla: Primary School Tilgam in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has a single teacher to teach five classes, exposing the state’s claims that every step is being taken to promote school education in rural areas. The school has more than 50 students enrolled in classes 1 to 5th. Gulam Mohammad, a resident, said: […]

Kashmiri students ‘avenged’ in Jodhpur for NIT

Kashmiri students ‘avenged’ in Jodhpur for NIT

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri students studying in Vyas Institute of Higher Education in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district said on Friday that to avenge the police action on non-Kashmiri students at the NIT, Srinagar, they were thrashed by their fellow students and outsiders on Thursday. “About 40 persons armed with knives, baseball bats, hockey sticks and musical fire tongs […]

Pakistan, China, Iran top executioners in 2015: Amnesty

Pakistan, China, Iran top executioners in 2015: Amnesty

SRINAGAR: China, Iran, Pakistan are among the world’s top executioners of 2015, Amnesty International’s Death Sentence and Executions report says. Including Saudi Arabia, 90% of all the executions have taken place in these countries. The report states that at least 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries in 2015, while most of death penalties have […]

No cause celebre in Kashmir

Srinagar: Swearing-in of Jammu and Kashmir’s first woman chief minister was marked by indifference matched in coldness only by the damp, chilly weather in the Valley, PDP’s constituency. Not a firecracker was burst anywhere in the Valley, or south Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti’s home turf. There were no celebrations even at PDP offices. Before 1990, pageantry […]

Time out: Who Will India Cheer For?

Time out: Who Will India Cheer For?

The Caribbeans are unique. Even their anthem seems to be more like the chest-roll, the gangnam, the Champion. While the English are calmer, disciplined and rely more on textbook cricket. The Sunday encounter, World Twenty20 final, is something what hosts had never craved or expected: may be the one preferred by England, who had the […]

Geelani released; family vows to fight for justice

Geelani released; family vows to fight for justice

SRINAGAR: Two days after being granted bail by a Delhi Court, former Delhi University professor SAR Geelani was on Monday released from Tihar Jail. “We received his (Geelani) release orders from the court and after completing jail formalities he was released at 9:50 pm,” Additional Inspector General Tihar Mukesh Prasad told Kashmir Reader. “The release […]

SAR Geelani released from Tihar Jail

SRINAGAR: Two days after being granted bail by a Delhi Court, former Delhi University professor SAR Geelani was on Monday released from Tihar Jail. “We received his (Geelani) release orders from the court and after completing jail formalities he was released at 9:50 pm,” Additional Inspector General Tihar Mukesh Prasad told Kashmir Reader. “The release […]