DAK ‘distressed at use of social media mundane purposes’

SRINAGAR: The Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) Monday said it was “distressing” to see people using social media for “mundane purposes” instead of “propagating the cause of freedom movement.” “It is distressing that our people are using social media sites for uploading and sharing personal and family photos, junk videos, and messages about mundane and […]

Geelani calls 3-day strike for return of Guru, Bhat’s mortal remains

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference(G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Monday called for a three-day shutdown to press for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru. “Kashmiris will not rest until the Government of India returns the mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru,” Geelani said while calling for a complete shutdown in […]

Shutdown, curbs mark R-Day in Kashmir

Shutdown, curbs mark R-Day in Kashmir

Srinagar: A protest shutdown called by pro-freedom groups and restrictions imposed by authorities marked the Republic Day in Kashmir on Sunday. Shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic remained off the roads in most parts of the Valley, eyewitnesses and reports said. In Srinagar, major market wore a deserted look in wake of the […]

JKTDC eyeing MNCs, business houses to use upcoming facilities at Pahalgam, Patnitop

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Development Corporation (JKTDC) is eyeing Multi National Companies and business houses to utilize their upcoming assess at Pahalgam and Patnitop for holding of promotional events and conferences. The Corporation is expecting to open the Pahalgam Club by April this year, hoping that this heritage club to become a premier […]


SRINAGAR: Condemnations continued to pour in Saturday against the army’s decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case with the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference announcing a week-long programme “to raise forceful voice against the deplorable act.” A spokesman for the Hurriyat Conference (M) said that the amalgam had charted out a week long programme […]

EDB, NABARD hold credit camp

JAMMU: Ellaquai Dehati Bank (EDB), in association with NABARD and Priyadarshani Indra Mahila Block Society, Jammu, conducted a credit camp at village Dharp, Satwari here on Saturday, a spokesperson of the EDB said. This was a part of NABARD’s ambitious village Development Programme, which entails initiatives from financial inclusion and access to credit, infrastructure development […]

‘J&K Budget 2013-14’: FM holds pre-budget consultation with Kashmir Inc

SRINAGAR: Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather in preparation of Jammu and Kashmir Budget for financial year 2013-14 Saturday kick-started his pre-budget consultation with holding first interaction with Kashmir business community, an official statement here said. Rather held detailed interactive sessions with Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI), Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir, Kashmir Traders […]

Unemployment global challenge, needs multifaceted approach: Chief Minister

JAMMU: Saying that tackling unemployment, which is a global challenge, needs multifaceted approach to address, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said hat his focus on entrepreneurship development through the innovative scheme of SKEWPY is to enhance the orbit of livelihood generation for youth of the Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah, who according to an official statement […]

Joint Chamber urges India, Pak to resume LoC trade

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the latest standoff on cross-LoC trade, the Jammu and Kashmir Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JKJCCI) on Friday urged the Indian and Pakistani authorities to immediately facilitate the return of stranded drivers along with their trucks and resume the trade. “The Joint Chamber appeals to the Indian and Pakistan […]

Security heightened across Valley ahead of Jan 26

Security heightened across Valley ahead of Jan 26

Srinagar: Security was tightened Monday in this summer capital and other major towns of the Valley in run up to January 26 . Paramilitary CRPF personnel and police have been deployed in strength for R-day functions across the Valley, official sources told Kashmir Reader Monday. A contingent of troopers and policemen carried out day long […]