Water logging cripples city’s nerve centre

Moazum Mohammad Srinagar: Rains during the past 24 hours inundated several busy streets and roads of Srinagar besides low-lying areas and houses, underscoring the government’s ill-preparedness even after the worst-ever flood caught it unawares six month ago. Rainwater inundated Srinagar’s nerve centre Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Naz Chowk, Magarmal Bagh, Exhibition Crossing and […]

March 30, 1990: Ishfaq took my questions to grave

March 30, 1990: Ishfaq took my questions to grave

Srinagar: A week before JKLF commander Ishfaq Majid Wani left for the eternal world, my friend Shakeel Ahmad Bakshi called me. “Yasin Malik is a heart patient and Sheikh Abdul Hamid is also not feeling well since he got injured. Please interview them. Islamic Students League (ISL) will preserve the tape for future generations,” he […]

Ghost of Kishtwar riots haunt Sajjad Kitchloo yet again

Jammu: Fifteen months after exonerating former minister of state for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo in his interim report, Justice RC Gandhi (retired) has indicted him, former IGP Jammu Rajesh Kumar, then DIG Doda-Kishtwar range Ashkoor Wani and then Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Mohammad Saleem in Kishtwar communal violence that left four persons dead. The news of […]

Minister’s guard flees with two AK-47 rifles

Minister’s guard flees with two AK-47 rifles

Constable was part of R&B minister Altaf Bukhari’s security detail for past 1 month Srinagar: Roads and building minister Mohammad Altaf Bukhari’s personal security officer (PSO) fled with two rifles on Friday night, prompting the police to launch a major manhunt across the Valley. Constable Naseer Ahmad of 11th Battalion of the Jammu Kashmir Armed […]

Missing cop’s family blocks highway

SHEIKH ANEES Ganderbal: Family members of assistant sub-inspector of police Mohammad Shafi Parry, who went missing on Thursday, blocked Srinagar-Leh highway against “the police inaction to trace him”. The police resorted to baton charge to disperse them. Parray’s family, which hails from Wusan, Ganderbal, said the police were not pursuing the case seriously. Parray, posted […]

‘Experts’ redefine Islam at govt-sponsored lit fest

Wasim Khalid Srinagar: Insiniuating that the youth of Kashmir who have picked up arms against the state were practising “radical Islam”, speakers at a three-day, government-sponsored Sonth Literary Festival said “Kashmir had the best type of Islam”. The festival is organised by Lehar (NGO) and the Directorate of Tourism at SKICC. Senior journalist Prem Shanker […]

Flood-hit high, higher secondary schools in city

Flood-hit high, higher secondary schools in city

Junaid Nabi Bazaz SRINAGAR: The reconstruction of all high and higher secondary government schools, which were damaged in the last year’s floods in Srinagar, will take at least one academic session, director education Kashmir Showkat Beigh said. However, Beigh told Kashmir Reader, that repairs of the damaged primary and middle schools will be completed by […]

CMs oppose food security act but govt ‘working on’ implementing it

Srinagar: Although former chief minister Omar Abdullah and his successor Mufti Mohammad Sayeed have opposed the implementation of the National Food Security Act in the state, the consumer affairs and public distribution department says it has been “working on implementing it”. Mufti had voiced his opposition to the Act in his recent address to the […]

Transfer of power projects to J&K

Transfer of power projects to J&K

Jammu: For the first time since the Budget session began, the Legislative assembly on Friday got disrupted and witnessed noisy scenes after the Opposition accused the PDP-BJP government of misleading the people on transfer of power projects to the state from the Centre. Ruckus broke out in the House after former chief minister Omar Abdullah […]