Aptech offers full sponsorship to Clas 12 toppers for pursuing IT

SRINAGAR: Ilm Infinity – Aptech’s regional centre in Kashmir- Friday announced that it will sponsor the toppers of Class 12, Faizan Mushtaq and Junaid-ul-Islam in pursuing career in IT through Aptech Ltd, if they desire. “Ilm Infinity will fully sponsor both the students for any professional course they choose among Aptech’s wide range of career […]

Business community worst hit by present power crisis: Kashmir Inc

SRINAGAR: With extended electricity cuts and Power Development Department not even sticking to its proposed power curtailment schedule in the Valley, traders and businessmen here say they have lost all hopes on government, as they are facing huge economic losses due to electricity shortage. “The unkind and callous attitude of the state authorities has resulted […]

Class 12 results out; 48% fail to qualify

SRINAGAR: The J&K State Board of School Education on Thursday declared the results of Class 12 examinations with little more than half of the enrolled students qualifying the exams. According to result notification, 51,391 students had appeared in the examination, and 20,019 students will have to reappear in the examination this year while around 4609 […]

Dobighat fire victims battle freezing cold, govt apathy

Dobighat fire victims battle freezing cold, govt apathy

SRINAGAR: Sixty-year-old Nazir Ahmad Dar sits in distant corner of a classroom in Girls Higher Secondary School Hazratbal here. Shadows conceal wrinkles on the face of shabby looking, bearded Dar. He leans against a pile of mattresses and quilts behind him, frowns, and then sighs. Consumed in some thought, he is almost unmindful of Jana, […]

Govt mulling to close privately held CAPD fair price shops

SUHAIL PUNJABI JAMMU: In a move which would leave hundreds of youth jobless in Jammu and Kashmir, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Department is intending to close all the fair price shops (ration depots) run by the private dealers in the state, highly placed sources told Kashmir Reader. The sources said that CAPD Department […]

Shopian killings: CoI allows CRPF to file reply by Jan 18

Srinagar: The one-man judicial commission probing the killing of four civilians in two separate incidents of firing by paramilitary CRPF in Shopian district in September last year, on Wednesday granted the CRPF time, till January 18, to file its reply about the incidents. As the Commission headed by Justice (Retd) ML Kaul began the sitting […]

Unite or step aside, Kashmiri intelligentsia tells pro-freedom camp

SRINAGAR: “…if they are tired, let us respectfully ask them to step aside and rest,” says a Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez. He went public with his remarks on Facebook which is witnessing passionate debates on relevance of United Nations’ resolutions on the Kashmir dispute. “Now Kashmiris are in catch 22 situation, unable to […]

Now, Mushtaq Peer under ED scanner

Now, Mushtaq Peer under ED scanner

SRINAGAR: Former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, who is in jail for his role in the multi-million cash-for-paper scam in 2012 Common Entrance Test (CET), has now come under the scanner of New Delhi’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) for holding assets worth Rs 25 crore in the Indian capital […]

Hurriyat (M) swears by 1993 constitution

SRINAGAR: Reiterating that Kashmir issue shall be resolved through either the United Nations resolutions or tripartite dialogue, Hurriyat Conference (M) Monday said its stand or policies are “in the larger interest of the movement” and are taken on the basis of “agreed collective view”. “Being representative of the people, every stand of Hurriyat Conference is […]