J&K signs MoU with GoI for generation of 7500 MW solar power in Ladakh

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India for implementation of Solar Power Projects with capacity of 7500 megawatts. The signing of memorandum was performed at a meeting of the senior officers of the state government and MNRE, GoI, […]

JCCI calls on financial commissioner Industries Deptt

JAMMU: A delegation of Jammu Chamber of Commerce headed by President YV Sharma and President Industrial Association Gangyal Balbir Gupta called on Financial Commissioner Industries and Commerce Khurshid A Ganai here on Monday, according to an official spokesperson. The Delegation put forth various issues of the entrepreneurs including clearances, pollution guidelines, sales tax, VAT reimbursement […]

130 Kashmiri students asked to leave UP university for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan’s victory

SRINAGAR: A university in Uttar Pradesh state has asked at least 130 Kashmir students to leave the campus for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan’s victory over India in the cricket match on Sunday. The students belonging to many parts of Kashmir and studying in Meerut’s Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) said they were watching the nail-biting contest alongside […]

Soldiers stab youth in Gulmarg; 3 troopers among 5 arrested

Srinagar:  A youth from Bhaderwah was stabbed Sunday by some Army soldiers after Pakistan defeated India in the ongoing Asian Cup cricket tournament in Bangladesh. Reports said a scuffle took place when the troopers belonging to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports, Gulmarg, were watching the crunch game in Hotel Shahra. “As […]

3rd installment of 6th Pay Commission to pensioners released: Govt

Srinagar: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather on Monday said that order has been issued to the concerned for release of 3rd installment of arrears of 6th Pay Commission in favour of the pensioners. Replying to a question in the Legislative Assembly, Rather also said that Pay Anomaly Committee has submitted […]

Govt finds ‘fake’ appointment in Horticulture Deptt

SRINAGAR: Government has found an appointment order in Horticulture Department as fake and has recommended investigation by Crime Branch of Police. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that Under Secretary GAD on Monday sent a communication to Director, Horticulture, Jammu regarding the ‘fake appointment’ of Pardeep Singh Baju, son of Harnam Singh Baju, of Bhagwati Nagar, […]

‘Kejriwal to lead march in Kashmir’

‘Kejriwal to lead march in Kashmir’

Srinagar: Aam Admi Party(AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will arrive in Kashmir in the first week of April  and lead a march  from Chrar-e-Sharief to Ganderbal, the party’s candidate for Lok Sabha polls in Srinagar Dr Muzafar Bhat said Sunday. Bhat also rejected Huriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s remarks about AAP being no different […]

One killed during house demolition

Tral: An elderly man was killed while three others were injured during the demolition of their house in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Sunday. 60-year  old Ghulam Mohammad Dar son of Abdul Aziz Dar  was killed while Ghulam Nabi, Touseef Ahmad and Ghulam Rasool Dar  were injured when their  house at Pinglish Tral […]

Hope for the girl child

SRINAGAR: While a lot of criticism has been done of the Kashmiri society wherein the female foeticide is said to be on the rise, girl child may not be the hated progeny among the couples in Kashmir  Valley, after all. In an interesting case, a couple parent to a 5-6 year boy has been trying […]