Stay away from elections, Malik tells Kashmiris

SRINAGAR: Describing elections in Kashmir as “instrument of occupation”, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik Tuesday asked people to stay away from the poll process. “The history of Jammu and Kashmir bears witness to the fact that the pro-India elections and assemblies have always been instrumental in snatching our freedom,” Malik […]

‘105 hectares of forest land diverted for Kishenganga project ‘

Jammu: Minister for Forests and Environment  Mian Altaf Tuesday said that 105 hectares of forest land had been diverted for the construction of 330 MW Kishan Ganga Hydel Project in Gurez  while 20 hectares of land  had been diverted for construction of underground tunnels for the project. The Minister was replying to a Calling Attention […]

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, […]