Biswas posted as DC Anantnag, Shah Faesal is DC B’pora

JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here Saturday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ordered following transfers and postings in the administration. Baseer Ahmad Khan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, against an available vacancy. Saleem Mohammad, IAS, awaiting […]

Curfew likely across Kashmir today

Srinagar: Curfew is likely to be imposed in many major towns and districts of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday to prevent possible protests on the first anniversary of Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged and secretly buried in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9 last year. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that series of […]

Afzal never regretted joining the ‘freedom movement’: Wife

Afzal never regretted joining the ‘freedom movement’: Wife

Sopore: A year after Mohammad Afzal Guru was hanged and buried in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, his wife Tabassum Guru says he never regretted having joined the “freedom movement of Kashmir,” and that she hopes the people of Kashmir continue efforts to bring back his mortal remains. Tabassum spoke to the Kashmir Reader, her first interview […]

J&K Bank earns 11% profit in q3

SRINGAR: J&K Bank has reported growth in its net profit by over 11 percent during the third quarter (Q3) ending on December 31. Banks’s net profit grew to Rs 321.29 crore in third quarter of 2013-14 as against Rs 289.40 crore during a year ago. Commenting on the result, Bank’s Chairman and CEO Mushtaq Ahmad […]

India, Pak must take up LoC trade issue at higher-ups level: KCCI

SRINAGAR: Expressing its disappointment and resentment against what it called ‘callous ineptitude’ towards handling the cross-Line of Control trade imbroglio, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) has impressed upon the government of India and Pakistan to take the issue at higher decision making level for immediate resumption of trade. “KCCI seeks to impress the […]

J&K SSC snaps affiliation of six ‘defaulting’ associations

SRINAGAR: Failing to submit their audit reports, Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council has withdrawn the affiliation of major six associations in the state. Officials said that the council has cancelled the affiliations of the associations for not complying with the rules and directives of the sports body. Those which were stripped off form the […]

J&K Budget 2014-15: FM holds pre-budget consultation with farmers

SRINAGAR: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Thursday said that agriculture is the important sector of the state economy and government is committed to revolutionise it by providing all possible facilities to the farmers of the state. Rather, according to an official spokesperson, was addressing a pre-budget interactive session here, which was attended by progressive farmers […]

‘Restrictions likely from Feb 9 to 11’

Srinagar: Authorities are likely to impose restrictions across Kashmir valley on February 9 and 11 in wake of strike call and protests called by pro- pro-freedom groups to commemorate the death anniversaries of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru. The decision, according to a local news agency GNS, has been taken by the authorities […]

Sorry, you can’t wear pheran in Kashmir’s ‘apna bank’

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Bank has banned entry of people wearing pheran, a symbol of Kashmiri culture, into its corporate headquarters here. Besides its employees, clients of the bank too have to take off the pheran and deposit it at the gates where they also undergo a security check. On Wednesday, the controversial practice, […]