Restore communication in Kashmir: US Congressmen

Washington:  Indian-American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal along with 13 other US Congressmen have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address concerns over the human rights situation in Kashmir and lift the communications blackout. A statement, addressed to Prime Minister Modi, was issued jointly by Congressmen Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr, Judy Chu, Pramila Jayapal, Carolyn Maloney, Gerald […]

Restrictions in Srinagar after nocturnal protests

Junaid Nabi Bazaz SRINAGAR: Nocturnal protests erupted in Srinagar on Friday soon after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan concluded his address at UN General Assembly. This resulted in restrictions during daytime on Saturday and minor stone throwing incidents at some places in the city. Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that as soon as Khan ended his speech, […]

E-tendering hit by internet blockade

Contactors question logic of online mode during internet shutdown

Nazima Sidiq Srinagar: E-tendering adopted off late by the government as the sole medium of tendering, has been hit by the communication blockade in Kashmir, which has left the internet and mobile phones defunct in Kashmir for the last two months. While, some departments are extending dates for filing tenders (e-tenders), many contractors are questioning the […]

Health department abandons free of cost medical examinations scheme for patients

Director cites fund shortage

Manzoor-ul-Hassan Srinagar: The government of India’s ambitious health scheme ‘Free Diagnostics Service Initiative’ for providing free of cost medical examinations to patients in Kashmir has been abandoned. Consequently, patients have to cough up money for major tests except for 18 examinations which on papers are done free of cost at government-run hospitals. The tests are hemoglobin […]

China raises Kashmir issue at UN; India reiterates ‘internal matter’

United Nations/New Delhi: Raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, China has told the General Assembly that the “dispute” should be peacefully and properly addressed in accordance with the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions and the bilateral agreement. China, a close ally of Pakistan, also stressed that no actions should be taken that would unilaterally […]

Let’s Become Environmental Protectionists!

Dr. Shahid Amin Trali It’s very alarming to find the unending disturbances to our environment. Man’s foul play with the nature is not going well with the present as well as our future. The environmental problems are mounting towards a bigger trouble in future but we are yet to recover from deep hibernation/sleep mode. This […]

Towards a Happy and a Fulfilling Childhood

Naveed Shafi Khaja In our society children are considered as an inseparable part of individual and societal existence. A married couple without a child feels incomplete and emotionally distraught. Perhaps such may not be the level of longing for a child in the West given the fractured structure of their families and extremely individualistic lifestyles. […]

On Goodness

The dictionary defines goodness as the state or quality of being good(https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goodness). While the intensity and copiousness of what it means to be good might vary across time, space and cultures, but it’s defining features and attributes essentially remains the same. Goodness and being good call for and warrant higher standards than the prosaic and […]

CRICKET ROW: Barring few, Meerut varsity willing to readmit expelled students, says Matoo

SRINAGAR: National Conference youth leader Junaid Azim Matoo, who was sent to  Meerut by  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after 67 Kashmir students were expelled  from Swami Vivekananda Subharti University for cheering Pakistan against India in a cricket match, Friday  said that barring couple of students the university is ready to readmit all the students. He […]