How Kashmiri children UNderstand India

How Kashmiri children UNderstand India

SRINAGAR: Organisers of a three day conference, aimed at stimulating discussions on India’s quest for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council, faced an embarrassing situation on Monday when the audience, mostly students, openly expressed their disliking for stars of the Indian Cricket and Bollywood. The conference is being held at Green Valley Educational […]

Govt has no data on Pandits who returned to Valley

Govt has no data on Pandits who returned to Valley

Srinagar: At a time when the government appears to be working on the return of Pandits on war footing, the assembly was told on Saturday that the government has no data on the number of migrant Pandit families that have returned to their native places in the Valley. The details are still being collected, compiled […]

Rs 10.8 lakh compensation for Rs 1,568-cr loss to fruit farmers

Rs 10.8 lakh compensation for Rs 1,568-cr loss to fruit farmers

Srinagar: Fruit growers in the Valley suffered an estimated loss of about Rs 1,570 crore during the 2014 flood and they are yet to receive any compensation, the assembly was told on Friday. The damages to fruit crops had been estimated at Rs 1,568 crore. Of this amount, the government of India was supposed to […]

Fed-up villagers plant rice on dug-up road

Fed-up villagers plant rice on dug-up road

SRINAGAR: The residents of Reshipora village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district have planted rice saplings on the Mirgund-Reshipora road as a protest against “official apathy” towards the dilapidated road. Bashir Ahmad, one of the villagers, told Kashmir Reader over phone that after receiving no response from the roads and buildings department, they planted rice saplings […]

Clouds cleared: BOPEE to conduct CET in July

Clouds cleared: BOPEE to conduct CET in July

Srinagar: The Board of Professional Entrance Examinations finally cleared the air on the entrance examination for MBBS and BDS courses, saying it will conduct Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test for the courses in July. The decision to conduct JKCET was taken at a high-level meeting convened by minister for ARI and Trainings and Science […]

Raids, arrests ahead of Azadi camp’s strike on Thursday

Raids, arrests ahead of Azadi camp’s strike on Thursday

Srinagar: The police on Wednesday arrested several pro-freedom leaders while putting others under house arrest ahead of the strike called on Thursday by three leaders of the pro-freedom camp against ‘townships for Pandits, Sainik colonies, shelters to homeless outsiders and the new industrial policy’. In a raid on JKLF headquarters at Abi Guzer, the police […]

BOPEE to conduct new CET, if GoI defers NEET

BOPEE to conduct new CET, if GoI defers NEET

SRINAGAR: Officials on Monday said that fresh Common Entrance Test (CET) would be held for MBBS and BDS courses if Indian president gives nod to the ordinance seeking deferment of all India level NEET exams for this academic year. The Government of India cleared the ordinance in cabinet and sent for president’s approval after several […]

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