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 […]

Communication blackout, shutdown takes toll on Sunday market

Vendors say summer-wear remains unsold

Communication blackout, shutdown takes toll on Sunday market

AASIM BASHIR BHAT SRINAGAR: The vendors at Srinagar’s Sunday market say that communication blackout and continuous shutdown has taken a heavy toll on their earnings as most the summer-wear has remained unsold. While many vendors have managed to get the winter-wear that is now in demand at this weekly market that operates along the residency […]

40 lakh post-paid mobiles to start ringing from Monday: Govt

Restrictions lifted from 99 percent areas, says Kansal

40 lakh post-paid mobiles to start ringing from Monday: Govt

Srinagar: The government on Saturday announced to ease the communications ban by restoring post-paid mobile services from Monday noon. The announcement follows more than two months after the government blocked mobile telephony in Kashmir. The government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said that 40 lakh post-paid mobile phones will be activated from October 14. However, mobile phones […]

8 injured in grenade attack in Srinagar

8 injured in grenade attack in Srinagar

Srinagar: At least eight civilians including a woman were wounded in a grenade blast at Srinagar’s Hari Singh High Street on Saturday. The grenade exploded on a roadside in the market, injuring eight people, he said, adding that the wounded were rushed to a hospital here. According to the official, the explosion also damaged windows […]

Dentists resent Sunday duty roster

SRINAGAR: A group of dentists on Saturday resented the recent order by Zonal Medical Officer Batamaloo asking dental surgeons to attend emergency duties on Sundays which they say is the violation of medical and service rules. The dental surgeons (DS) told Kashmir Reader that they don’t come under the category of emergency staff as they […]

Board exams to commence from October 29

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Friday issued date sheet for class 10 and 12 annual examinations. The date sheets come a day after the state government said that it would conduct the annual examinations in the last week of October. The class 10 annual examinations will begin on […]

Scab infection attacks apple crop in south Kashmir

Scab infection attacks apple crop in south Kashmir

RAASHID HASSAN SHOPIAN: A scab infection is attacking apple crop in south Kashmir, adding to woes of farmers, who are already facing a terrible time due to uncertain situation and communications blockade in the Valley. The ‘secondary stage scab infection’ has spread in the apple crop in several areas of southern Kashmir. Experts say the […]

Free passes no more at Kashmir’s toll plaza

Free passes no more at Kashmir’s toll plaza

Suhail A Shah Anantnag: The government seems to have gone back on its promise of toll tax exemption for people living in the vicinity of the newly established toll tax plaza at Chechkoot, along NH-44, here in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The announcement was made in April this year, by the government, soon after the […]