Twin attacks: Security heightened across Pulwama

Srinagar: Security has been beefed up across  south Kashmir’s Pulwama district following  two attacks on Monday that left two policemen dead and two more injured. The security was further tightened Wednesday in the south Kashmir district, where 2 cops were shot dead and two injured in two attacks that took place on Monday  in a […]

Hurriyats slam govt for acting as ‘mute spectator’

SRINAGAR: The parallel Hurriyat factions led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday expressed concern over the “expulsion”  of Kashmiri students from the Swami Vivekananda  Subharti University (SVSU)  in Meerat , Uttar Pradesh, saying the government was  acting as a “mute spectator” despite repeated instances of harassment of Kashmiri students studying in various […]

Tunnel projects on highway to be complete in 2016

Jammu: Two major tunnel projects on Jammu- Srinagar  Highway to reduce the distance between twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar, would be completed in 2016, the state Legislative Council was informed Tuesday. Work on Banihal-Qazigund tunnel and Chenani-Nashri tunnel projects is in progress. These projects are likely to be completed by June, 2016 and […]

Panchayati Raj Bill among five passed

Jammu: The Legislative  Assembly Tuesday passed the JK Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill which seeks to allow payment of honorarium to chairpersons of District Planning and Development Boards and chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of Block Development Councils. Six bills were moved in the House of which five were passed while the remaining one was referred to the […]

200 stranded passengers rescued in Kupwara

Srinagar: Nearly 200 stranded passengers, including women and children, were rescued in a night-long operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s frontier district of Kupwara, police said Tuesday . The passengers were stranded near Sadhna Top along Kupwara-Karnah road following landslides, triggered by heavy snowing, last night, a police spokesman said. Over three-ft of snow fell on […]

‘Media misquoted me’

Jammu: Refuting reports about his remark over people of Kashmir, whom he dubbed as ‘maha chor’, National Conference chief  Farooq Abdullah Monday said he was misquoted by the media. “Kashmiri (people of Kashmir) are not only thieves, but maha chor (biggest thieves),” Farooq had said at a function in Delhi on Sunday over the issue […]

Hurriyats slam Farooq’s ‘maha- chor’ slur against Kashmiris

Srinagar: Parallel Hurriyat factions led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani Monday castigated National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah’s purported remark about Kashmiris being “maha-chors(big thieves).” “Faroooq Abdullah has cast a slur on the honour and character of Kashmiris  by calling  them as thieves,” a spokesman for the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat said in  a statement […]

‘Kejriwal to lead march in Kashmir’

‘Kejriwal to lead march in Kashmir’

Srinagar: Aam Admi Party(AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will arrive in Kashmir in the first week of April  and lead a march  from Chrar-e-Sharief to Ganderbal, the party’s candidate for Lok Sabha polls in Srinagar Dr Muzafar Bhat said Sunday. Bhat also rejected Huriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani’s remarks about AAP being no different […]

Inqilabi condemns Lolab killings

SRINAGAR: Chief Patron of Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA) Muhammad Azam Inqilabi Sunday condemned killing of seven alleged militants in Lolab forests by forces last week. In a statement, Inqilabi said, “Indian imperialists martyred six lakh Kashmiris since 1947.” “No Kashmiri is safe in the presence of sword of Indian imperialism which enjoys impunity under the […]

KAS aspirants seek rescheduling of General Studies paper

Srinagar: The Kashmir Administrative Service aspirants appearing in the Mains examination Sunday appealed for rescheduling of their postponed General Studies paper. A delegation of the aspirants that visited Kashmir Reader said the Public Service Commission (PSC) has postponed the General Studies paper till March 10—a day before they are to appear in examination of Urdu […]

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