First ever Kashmiri opera ‘Shaam-e-Sama’ held at SKICC

SRINAGAR: “Shaam-e-Sama” an opera of Kashmir’s ancient music and dance performances was presented for the first time on stage by at least 100 music, theater and media professionals from Valley. On the backdrop of a spectacular set at SKICC, ‘tv2 communications’ and ‘the Wings’ team up to showcase visual presentation of Kashmir’s history and folk […]

Clashes, shutdown rock Khrew, Pampore over killing of 2 Pakistani militants

Clashes, shutdown rock Khrew, Pampore over killing of 2 Pakistani militants

SHABIR AHMAD Pampore: Amid a complete shutdown, protests and clashes erupted Monday in Pampore and Khrew townships of southern Pulwama district over the killing of two Pakistani militants in the area on Sunday. People from Khrew and its adjoining villages took to streets on Monday morning and staged protests. Raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, the […]

Aircel launches 3G services for Baramulla and Katra

SRINAGAR: Telecom operator Aircel, Monday launched 3G services for Baramulla and Katra. Sundeep Talwar, Circle Operations Head – J&K, Aircel, said that Aircel is one of the market leaders in J&K with 2 million subscribers. “It gives us immense delight to expand our 3G footprint in the region,” Talwar said adding that the aim of […]

Situation hasn’t reverted to ‘90s: Omar

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday sought to play down spurt in militancy-related incidents in Kashmir, saying situation has not reverted to the nineties. “With just an incident or two, you are reacting in a manner as if situation has reverted to nineties,” Omar told a Delhi-based television channel. He was responding to a […]

Educated women in Srinagar pessimistic about elections

SRINAGAR: Most of the educated women in Srinagar appear not to be interested in casting their vote during upcoming parliamentary elections, citing reasons like less rights and privileges which the women enjoy. Many educated women who chose to speak to Kashmir Reader said they fervently believed their vote won’t make any difference. Lawyer Narjees Nawab, […]

HC dismisses petition seeking compensation for IWT losses

Jammu: The J&K High Court has dismissed a petition seeking directions to Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Government of India to compensate people of Jammu and Kashmir on account of loss due to Indus Water Treaty (IWT) of 1960. Besides, the petition had sought directions to state government to take steps for forcing Punjab […]

Has govt transferred 6400 kanals at Tosmaidan to Army?

SRINAGAR: Of the 11, 200 hectares of Tosmaidan meadow leased out by the state government, around 6400 kanals of the land have been transferred to the Indian Army, the Tosmaidan Bachao Front (TBF) claimed on Monday. The government, however, denies it. “Apart from the Tosmaidan leased to the Army, a vast area adjacent to the […]

Geelani arriving on Wednesday

SRINAGAR: Huriyat Conference (G) is going to make public its roadmap vis-à-vis poll boycott campaign after the amalgam’s chairman Syed Ali Geelani returns from Delhi on April 16. Geelani is scheduled to arrive in Valley on April 16 after which he will chair an important meeting of his amalgam wherein the strategy of poll boycott […]