Storekeepers protest flawed digitisation of ration cards

Storekeepers protest flawed digitisation of ration cards

OWAIS FAROOQI BANDIPORA: The flawed process of digitising ration cards in Bandipora forced the storekeepers of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Department to burn thousands of forms in protest. The storekeepers burnt the files outside the deputy commissioner concerned Sajad Hussain’s office after they found the details in the records didn’t match the […]

DC Pulwama felicitates 12th class topper

PAMPORE: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama Niraj Kumar along with Tehsildar Pampore Mohammad Maqbool, felicitated Higher Secondary Part-II topper Bushra Amin, on Saturday, at her residence. Bushra Amin of Khankah Bagh in Pampore of Pulwama district has topped the list securing 489 marks out of 500 in the science stream. As a token of encouragement, Kumar […]

‘Observe India’s Republic Day as Black Day’

‘Observe India’s Republic Day as Black Day’

SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom of Kashmir leadership on Friday appealed people to observe January 26 as a “Black Day”. Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, while calling for shutdown on the day, said: “The republic day of a nation that has snatched freedom of a poor nation can never be a day of […]

Hurriyat (M) delegation detained on way to Pulwama

Hurriyat (M) delegation detained on way to Pulwama

SRINAGAR: Police on Friday detained a Hurriyat Conference (M) delegation heading towards the Naina, Pulwama, at Lassipora. The delegation, according to a statement issued here by the conglomerate, was going to visit the bereaved families of slain youth Parvez Ahmad Guru and Hizbul Mujahideen militant Shakir Ahmad. “The delegation…was stopped and detained at Lassipora, Pulwama, […]

Kashmir observes Urs of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA)

Kashmir observes Urs of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA)

Owais Farooqi SRINAGAR/BANDIPORA: The annual Urs of Muslim saint Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) was observed in Kashmir Valley on Friday. The main function was held at the Dastigeer sahib shrine at Khanyar in old Srinagar. The shrine witnessed a rush of devotees throughout the day. They participated in the prayers and glimpsed the […]

12th class toppers share their secrets of success, dreams

12th class toppers share their secrets of success, dreams

Junaid bazaz /Bilal habib SRINAGAR: A day after 12th class results were declared by the J&K Board of School Education, Kashmir Reader on Friday talked to the toppers in various streams to know their secrets of success and their future plans. Most of them seem to have relied upon consistent efforts to achieve the feat. […]

River bank collapses at Hajin; locals blame authorities, fear floods

River bank collapses at Hajin; locals blame authorities, fear floods

Owaiq Farooqi /Gowhar Maqbool   Hajin (Bandipora): A stretch of the Jhelum river bank at Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district collapsed on Friday. According to the locals, about half-a-kilometer stretch of the bank near Sheikh Mohalla, Hajin, collapsed suddenly in the morning, forcing the authorities to close the road and divert the traffic to […]

Man arrested with over 24 kg poppy straw

Man arrested with over 24 kg poppy straw

JAMMU: A person was arrested and over 24 kg of poppy straw was recovered from his possession in this district of Jammu and Kashmir today, a police official said. During a surprise raid, a police team apprehended a car coming from Anantnag district towards Jammu near the Jawahar Tunnel area on the Jammu Srinagar National […]

Gawkadal Massacre 26th anniversary

Gawkadal Massacre 26th anniversary

Gawkadal Massacre 26th anniversary

SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom leaders on Thursday paid tributes to martyrs of the Gaw Kadal massacre on the 26th anniversary of the January 21, 1990, incident, while several of them questioned the rights bodies silence over it. The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, said Kashmiris have witnessed dozens of massacres “carried out […]

Tributes paid to Pulwama civilian, militant

Tributes paid to Pulwama civilian, militant

SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom camp on Thursday paid tributes to Hizbul Mujahideen militant Shakir Ahmad and civilian Parvez Ahmad Guru who were killed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district by government forces on Wednesday. Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, said the killing of an innocent youth has made it clear that the forces have […]