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 […]

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 […]

Hardepanzoo teachers without salary for 5 months

SRINAGAR: Frequent transfer of Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) and delay in payment of salaries of ReTs has irked the School Education staff in Hardepanzoo in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. “In past three to four months, six new ZEOs were appointed in the area. These frequent transfers are drastically affecting the working of the system,” a […]

Creation of new administrative units

SRINAGAR: Debate over the creation of new administrative units in the state ratcheted up further with a verbal spar between the ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Cabinet Sub-Committee’s(CSC) meeting here Monday. The PDP also sought a special session of the Legislative Assembly to discuss the Mushtaq Ganai-led Commission’s report […]

Summoning VK Singh will serve no purpose: Soz

Srinagar: Disapproving of the move to summon former army chief V K Singh before the legislative council privileges committee, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said that the move would not serve any purpose and he should be given “some respect” for the position he held. He said there are courts to […]

Creation of new administration units

SRINAGAR: After receiving feedback and suggestions on the creation of new administrative units from public representatives in south Kashmir, the Cabinet Sub-Committee, (CSC) on Sunday visited Baramulla district in north Kashmir to receive the local demands and suggestions for creation of new administrative units in Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora Districts. An official spokesman said in […]

Inter-district burglars’ gang busted, 3 held: Police

Srinagar: Police Wednesday said they had busted a gang of burglars active in Hazaratbal and adjoining areas here for the past two years with the arrest of three persons and recovered stolen goods worth Rs 25 lakh. “Around 15 cases of thefts which occurred during the last two years have been solved. We have got […]

Sopore attack: Army, SOG intensify search for militants

Mushtaq Ahmed Baramulla: Army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of police conducted searches for the second consecutive day Wednesday in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district, a day after a police officer was killed and three cops injured in a brief gun-battle with militants. On Tuesday, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Kafeel Ahmed (43-SPR) was killed, […]

Dip in night temp, Leh reels at minus 17.4

Srinagar: The mercury continues to be in a free fall in Kashmir and Ladakh divisions as Leh was the coldest recorded place at minus 17.4 degrees Celsius in the state. Last night Leh recorded a plunge of almost 10 degrees from the previous night?s minus 7.9 degrees Celsius, an official of the MET Department said […]

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