Rs 8,000 cr earmarked for completion of pending projects in J&K: Guv

Rs 8,000 cr earmarked for completion of pending projects in J&K: Guv

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said Rs 8,000 crore has been earmarked for completion of all developmental projects which have been hanging fire for decades for want of adequate resources. He directed the administration to gear up for completing the projects within the set time frame. “Rs 8,000 crore has been earmarked […]

Rajouri: BJP wins 23 wards of 5 municipalities, Congress and Independents win 20 each

Srinagar: Bharatiya Janata Party has secured 23 wards of five municipalities of Rajouri district. The municipalities include MC Rajouri, MC Thanamandi, MC Sunderbani, MC Nowshera and MC Kalakote. Officials said that Congress and independent candidates have won 20 wards each in the five municipalities of the district. In the 17 wards of Municipal Committee Rajouri […]

Trump denies cover up allegations, seeks full report on Khashoggi

Washington: President Donald Trump has denied “giving cover” to US’ “important ally” Saudi Arabia in the suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi and sought a full report from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the dissident Saudi journalist’s mysterious disappearance. Khashoggi, 60, is feared to have been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The incident […]

Civic polls: As polling ends, Ganderbal records 11.3% turnout

Srinagar: Ganderbal municipal committee on Tuesday, in the final phase of the Urban Local Bodies polls, recorded a turnover of 11.3 percent at the end of the polling time. Officials said that Ganderbal recorded a turnout of 956 voters out of 8491. Pertinently, 12 wards of the municipal committee went to polls on Tuesday. Gangerhama-B, […]

Civic polls: Srinagar records 3.36% turnout, Ganderbal 10.19% till 3 pm

Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Committee on Tuesday recorded 3.36% turnout in the last phase of ongoing Urban Local Bodies Polls, while Ganderbal municipal committee recorded 10.19% voter turnout till 3 pm. In Srinagar, 8121 votes were polled till 3 pm while 859 votes were polled in Ganderbal district, officials said. Polling started on Tuesday at 6 […]

NIA raids Kashmiri businessman’s residence in Old City

Srinagar: The NIA sleuths on Tuesday carried out a raid at the residence of a prominent businessman in old city of this summer capital. Early morning, a team of NIA officials raided the house of Ajaz Ahmad Hakak in Nowhatta and carried out extensive searches, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. Hakak is a prominent businessman. The […]

Geelani asks Hurriyat’s smaller constituents to merge into larger parties

Geelani asks Hurriyat’s smaller constituents to merge into larger parties

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has asked the smaller constituents of the amalgam to unite or merge to form larger groups. Sources in the amalgam told Kashmir Reader that the Hurriyat patriarch has suggested the office holders of smaller parties “united by ideologies” to merge their parties under a single banner. “I […]

Prayers barred at Jamia, Mirwaiz detained

Prayers barred at Jamia, Mirwaiz detained

Srinagar: Government forces on Friday foiled Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s scheduled programme to give the Ashura sermon, by detaining him at his Nigeen residence. The authorities also disallowed congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar. Mirwaiz, according to the spokesperson of Hurriyat (M), was scheduled to deliver the annual Ashura sermon at Alam […]

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