Unexploded shells adding to scare in Uri villages

Unexploded shells adding to scare in Uri villages

MUSHTAQ AHMAD Baramulla: Several unexploded shells from cross-LoC fire have piled up in villages along the Line of Control in Uri over the last two months creating fear among the residents. The tense situation on the LoC has forced many villagers to abandon their houses while those who stay behind say unexploded shells have made […]

Gunmen open fire in Baramulla market

Gunmen open fire in Baramulla market

Mushtaq Ahamd Baramulla: Panic gripped Auqaf Market Baramulla after some unidentified gunmen fired some shots outside a jewellery store. Locals said that some gunshots were heard in the market after which people panicked and scoured for safety. Later searches were conducted in the area by the government forces, till last reports came in.

Pen drives make comeback after internet blackout

Pen drives make comeback after internet blackout

AASIM BASHIR BHAT SRINAGAR: With the internet blackout hitting third month, pen drives have once again emerged as the main carrier of data in Kashmir with students, businessmen and journalists relying on these devices. These drives, according to many, had remained idle for a long, with people relying on hassle-free data transfer through mails and […]

Day 73: Markets shut, transport off roads

Day 73: Markets shut, transport off roads

Srinagar: Normal life continued to be suspended in Kashmir for 73rd straight day as markets and public transport remained off the roads. The disruption has caused massive economic losses to businesses in the Valley and also academic loss to students. Educational institutions comprising schools, colleges and universities are virtually shut since August 5 when the […]

Hours after mobile phones ring in Valley SMS services suspended

Hours after mobile phones ring in Valley SMS services suspended

Srinagar: A few hours after restoring mobile telephone services partially in Kashmir the government stopped its SMS (text) services, leaving subscribers handicapped again. Officials said it was done as a ‘precautionary measure’, but subscribers said that barring SMS services rends them unable to use several service like processing card or online online payments. “SMS services […]

BUDGET SPLIT: Finance Commissioner discusses proposals with Administrative Secretaries

BUDGET SPLIT: Finance Commissioner discusses proposals with Administrative Secretaries

SRINAGAR: Financial Commissioner Finance Department, Arun Kumar Mehta Tuesday chaired various meetings to discuss budget proposals for the remaining part of the financial year 2019–2020 (November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020) with the Administrative Secretaries of different departments. The budget for the current financial year has to be segregated in two parts i.e seven […]

Exorbitant fee leaves parents dismayed with new school

Exorbitant fee leaves parents dismayed with new school

SRINAGAR: Residents of Pampore and adjoining areas in Pulwam district say they have been left disappointed by the exorbitant fee structure of a newly opened private school in the area. A delegation of parents from Pampore told Kashmir Reader that they were delighted to hear that ‘Birla Open Minds International School’ had come up in […]

Mobile services partially restored in Kashmir after 71 days

Internet blackout continues

Mobile services partially restored in Kashmir after 71 days

Srinagar: Postpaid mobile services in Kashmir were restored after being blocked for 72 days hours before the government of India abrogated Jammu and Kashmir of its special constitutional status. Internet and prepaid mobile services, however, continued to be suspended across the Valley. The government had announced on Saturday that postpaid mobile phones will be resumed […]

Driver killed, truck set ablaze in Shopian

A truck driver was killed by unidentified gunmen in Sirnoo village of Shirmal area in Shopian district on Monday evening and his truck was also set on fire. Police sources identified the driver as Mohammad Sharif Khan, hailing from Alwar Rajasthan. Sources said that suspected militants appeared in an orchard in Sirnoo where a truck […]