Unidentified person drowns in Jhelum in Pampore, inclement weather halts rescue op

Pampore: An unidentified person drowned in river Jhelum on Saturday evening at Zinpora Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Local residents told Kashmir Reader that the person drowned while he was fishing in the river. They said a lady saw him drowning and raised an alarm which alerted other residents who immediately launched a rescue […]

First-ever online music concert by Kashmiri artists on Sunday

Srinagar: The famed Kashmiri music artists are coming together for the first-ever virtual concert in the Valley to connect people from across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic and keep the art and culture alive. Named ‘Qarar’ (Solace), the three-hour (6-9 pm) concert on Sunday by Kashmiri vocalists and instrumentalists on Facebook will try to […]

CBSE to be ready with rationalised curriculum within a month, says board chairman

New Delhi:The Central board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is working on rationalising the curriculum to make up for academic loss caused by COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced syllabus will be ready in a month’s time, board chairman Manoj Ahuja said on Friday. “We cannot bring sudden changes in the education system and create confusion and […]

Indonesian army helicopter crashes, killing 4

Semarang, Jun 6 (AP) An Indonesian army helicopter crashed on the main island of Java on Saturday, killing four of the nine people on board, officials said. The Russian-made MI17 helicopter was carrying nine soldiers on a training mission when it went down and burst into flames in Central Java province’s Kendal district about an […]

Boy kills self after a nightlong PUBG session: Police

Kota, Jun 6  A 14-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself to death on early Saturday morning shortly after he stopped playing PUBG throughout the night and went to sleep, said police. Railway Colony police station’s in-charge Hansraj Meena said the boy, a class 9 student and son of an Army man, was found hanging from the […]

3rd COVID-19 death in a day in J&K

Srinagar: An elderly man from Kupwara district died on Saturday at SMHS Hospital hours before testing positive for novel Coronavirus, officials said. They said the 70-year-old man from a Handwara village breathed his last today afternoon at SMHS Hospital while his samples detected Covid19 positive in the evening. He became the 39 victim of the […]

Reduce syllabus by 30 pc, reopen schools with reasonable precautions: Sisodia to HRD minister

New Delhi, Jun 6  Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia pitched for a 30 per cent reduction in syllabus for all grades to make up for the loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and advocated reopening of schools wih reasonable precautions. In a letter written to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Sisodia asserted that since […]

Downloading, decoding of black box of crashed Pakistani airplane complete: French investigators

Islamabad, Jun 6  The downloading and decoding of the black box of the Pakistani airplane that crashed in a densely populated area last month has been completed, the French investigators have said. The Airbus A320 aircraft of the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had 91 passengers and a crew of eight when it crashed […]

DAK condemns ‘abusive’ behaviour of BMO Handwara, demands his removal

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday condemned what it called the “abusive behaviour” of Block Medical Officer Handwara with staff and public amid COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued here, the doctors body alleged that BMO Handwara has used “demeaning, abusive and unparliamentary language” with the staff of Block Handwara and public. It said […]

4 SSB personnel injured in Awantipora mishap

4 SSB personnel injured in Awantipora mishap

Awantipora: Four personnel of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) were on Saturday injured in a road accident in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said. The injured personnel have been identified as Tsewang Narboo, Sachin, Surash Kumar and Sunil Kumar, officials said. SHO Awantipora Madasir Naseer told Kashmir Reader that the mishap occured […]

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