Budget is pro-village, pro-poor, pro-farmers: Modi

New Delhi: (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Budget is pro-village, poor and farmers with focus on bringing about qualitative change in the country and alleviate poverty through a slew of time-bound programmes. Commenting on the Budget 2016-17, he said special attention has been paid to agriculture, village infrastructure, healthcare, employment generation […]

Cricbuzz signs Virender Sehwag as its Expert for ICC World T20

Mumbai:(PTI) Swashbuckling former India opener Virender Sehwag has been roped in by Cricbuzz as its in-house expert analyst for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20, which will kick off on March 8th. Sehwag, who has appeared as a panelist on several television-based cricket shows, will be making his first appearance on a wraparound show […]

Guv reviews disbursement of relief to Kashmir traders

Guv reviews disbursement of relief to Kashmir traders

Jammu: Governor N N Vohra on Sunday reviewed disbursement of relief to the traders whose business establishments were adversely affected due to the September 2014 floods in the Valley. The Governor has been informed by the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir that an amount of Rs 6.54 crore was disbursed during the last three days in various […]

Mirgund wetland losing attraction for migratory birds

Mirgund wetland losing attraction for migratory birds

By SYED RAFIYAH SRINAGAR: A few decades ago, a vast stretch of Mirgund wetland in the outskirts of Srinagar city on Tangmarg-Narbal road was an attractive site as thousands of migratory birds would fly over and cackle around in winters. The attraction is diminishing every year. This year it was the least. The wetland is under […]

MeT predicts wet weather on Wednesday

MeT predicts wet weather on Wednesday

SRINAGAR: Meteorological department on Sunday predicted wet weather on March 2, a day after educational institutions will reopen in Kashmir Valley. A MeT spokesman said a fresh Western Disturbance (WD), originating in Arabian sea and entering the region through Afghanistan and Pakistan, could result in scattered rain on March 2 followed by isolated rains during […]

Pulwama’s Koil village sans drinking water, electricity

Pulwama’s Koil village sans drinking water, electricity

ANANTNAG: Koil, one of the most populous villages of Pulwama district is reeling under darkness for the past two weeks causing tremendous difficulties to the population. As if groping in darkness was not enough, the people have been cut the requisite water supply as well. Some aggrieved villagers told Kashnir Reader over phone that they […]

Registration for Amarnath Yatra starts today

Registration for Amarnath Yatra starts today

JAMMU: The advance registration of pilgrims for this year’s Amarnath Yatra will start tomorrow through 432 designated bank branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank and YES Bank across India. The 48-day Yatra shall commence simultaneously on both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes from 2nd July 2016 and culminate on Raksha Bandhan, the […]

Train services resume in Kashmir

Train services resume in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Train services in the Kashmir resumed this morning after remaining suspended on Saturday for security reasons following strike call by pro-freedom groups in protest against the arrest of JNU students and harassment of Kashmiris outside the state. This was the fourth time that train services were suspended in the Kashmir during the past about […]

Rifle stolen from shop in Jammu

Rifle stolen from shop in Jammu

JAMMU: A 12 bore rifle was reportedly stolen from an armoury shop on city outskirts of Jammu, police said on Sunday. “A woman lodged a complaint this morning that one 12 bore rifle was stolen from an armoury shop was being run by her in Gadigarh area of South Jammu,” a police official said. He […]

Seminar on ‘Crime against Women’ organised

Seminar on ‘Crime against Women’ organised

Srinagar: Voice for Rights, Jammu, on Sunday organised a one-day conference on ‘Crime against Women’ with special reference to Rape Law. The event, organised in collaboration with district administration, Srinagar, HELP Foundation J&K College of Education, M A Road, Srinagar, was attended by prominent lawyers, police officers, media persons, students, teachers and others. On the […]