India-Pak vetting expansion of trade list: Pak Commerce Min

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan are examining the possibility of expanding the list of items traded through the Wagah border. “To address logistics related issues in promoting economic ties between India and Pakistan, commerce secretaries of both the countries are examining all possibilities for expanding the list of items traded currently through Wagah Border,” Pakistan […]

Pak decries Bikram Singh’s ‘provocative’ remarks

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday described Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh’s remarks about retaliating against any possible ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) as “provocative and unfortunate”. “The (chief military spokesman) has already given a statement. Yesterday (Wednesday) even (Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the premier on Foreign Affairs) said it was a regrettable […]

…and first position goes to north Kashmir duo

 Mushtaq Ahmed Baramulla: Two students from Handwara town of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, who bagged first position in Cass 12 examinations, the results of which were announced Thursday, attributed their success to hard work and dedication. Faizan Mushtaq Sofi, son of Professor Mushtaq Ahmad of Jamia Qadeem, and Junaid-ul Islam, son of Mohammad Ashraf Bhat […]

New admin units: CSC’s final report to take some time

 Marouf Ahmad Parray Srinagar: The Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC) on creation of new administrative units in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday wrapped up first leg of its multi-task exercise by completing interaction with interested people and representatives across the 22 districts of the state. The CSC headed by senior Congressman and Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand has […]

‘Challenges exist since 1990’, police on Army’s 2014 threat talk

Jammu: In the backdrop of Army terming 2014 as the year of challenge for security establishment, police on Thursday said there was challenge since 1990 and “challenges have never gone down.” “As far as the issue of challenges is concerned, yes, we have faced the challenge since 1990 and challenges have never gone down (with […]

CET scam: BOPEE serves ‘show cause’ notice to 12 ‘Munna Bhais’ of GMC

Marouf Ahmad Parray Srinagar: The Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) has served notice to 12 students identified by the Crime Branch of police to have fraudulently qualified the Common Entrance Test in 2012. Sources told Kashmir Reader that the Under Secretary to BOPEE dispatched a letter to Principal of the Government Medical College Srinagar […]

Kill the Mocking Tongue – (I)

BY ZAHIR-UD-DIN O, you who believe! Let not one group of people make fun of another, perhaps the (ones being made fun of) are better than them. And let not women make fun of other women, perhaps the (woman being made fun of) is better than them. And do not insult one another, and do […]

Hypocrisy as Ideology

As a nation, we began by declaring that “all men are created equal”. We now practically read it “All men are created equal, except Negros.”      -Abraham Lincoln Hypocrisy is defined as ‘the practice of claiming to have higher standards or beliefs to which one’s own behaviour does not conform’. This definition, more or […]

Railway tableau to showcase Qazigund rail link

New Delhi: Establishing all-weather connectivity through rail network with Kashmir from Jammu region over the Pir Panjal mountain range will be showcased by railways at the Republic Day parade this year. The colourful tableau depicting the culture, art and crafts and music of the Valley will roll down the Rajpath on January 26. The 18-km-long […]

Shooting for Saif-starrer ‘Phantom’ underway in Gulmarg

Srinagar: The snow-bound famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir was agog with activity Thursday as Sajid Nadiadwala’s upcoming action-thriller ‘Phantom’, starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, commenced shooting near the resort. Saif joined the crew and the shooting is underway at Kangdoori in the periphey of the resort, 55 kms from here, […]