Geelani demands reopening of advocate Regoo’s fake encounter case

Geelani demands reopening of advocate Regoo’s fake encounter case

SRINAGAR: Paying a tribute to advocate Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Regoo on his 18th death anniversary, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Tuesday demanded reopening of his murder case. Geelani, in a statement issued here, described Regoo as a brilliant advocate and a staunch supporter of Kashmir struggle “who was arrested in a joint operation […]

Teenager attempts immolation to protest demolition drive in lakes’ interiors

Teenager attempts immolation to protest demolition drive in lakes’ interiors

SRINAGAR: A teenage boy attempted to immolate himself on Monday in protest against the demolition drive launched by Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) in the interiors of Dal and Nigeen lakes at Ashai Bagh and Saidakadal localities here. A student of class 12, Manzoor Ahmad Darzi set himself on fire during a demonstration at […]

Traffic police crack whip on passenger vehicles

Traffic police crack whip on passenger vehicles

Srinagar: Traffic police on Monday crack whip on passenger service vehicles for overloading, intermittent wrong stops, without driving licenses and board/de-board of passengers other than designated stops. In its special drive, the traffic police imposed 138 challans with fine realisation to the tune of Rs 47,500 besides 15 vehicles were seized. “To ensure convenience to […]

City vendors oppose relocation order, demand rehabilitation

City vendors oppose relocation order, demand rehabilitation

Srinagar: The vendors in the city centre Lal Chowk on Monday opposed the relocation order issued by the authorities and said they will not follow the order until rehabilitation. Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) had warned action against shopkeepers and vendors who encroach upon roads or footpaths in Srinagar city. “All the shop keepers, traders, street […]

Pro-freedom leaders remember Wamiq Farooq, 2010 martyrs

SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom leaders on Sunday paid tributes to Wamiq Farooq, a teenager who was killed by government forces in 2010, even as they participated in the congregation prayers (Dua-e-Majlis) organised at martyrs’ graveyard here, on his 6th anniversary. On the occasion, the heads or delegations of Democratic Freedom Party, JKLF (H), Islamic Political Party-JK, […]

JKEEGA demand redressal of their issues

Srinagar: J&K Electrical Engineering Graduates Association (JKEEGA) on Sunday accused the government of ignoring their “long-pending legitimate demands” including the engineers at all levels. According to statement issued here, the JKEEGA said the “regularisation of engineers at all levels, running pay grade, non-filling of vacant posts at all the cadres by way of promotions, is […]

At SKIMS, few medicos prefer work over vacations

At SKIMS, few medicos prefer work over vacations

SRINAGAR: While most doctors in the government-run hospitals of Kashmir have proceeded on vacations, a few medicos have chosen work over comfort. Most professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and lecturers at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, are on winter vacations these days. But for a few among them, like professor and head Community […]

Children’s hospital doctors denied promotion

Children’s hospital doctors denied promotion

SRINAGAR: Lecturers at the children’s hospital here haven’t been promoted by the government unlike their counterparts posted in other tertiary-care hospitals in Kashmir Valley. As per the norms set by the Medical Council of India, doctors are to be promoted after every three years. But at the children’s hospital no promotional post has been created […]

Court restrains Bemina shopkeeper from using Mughal Darbar’s name

Court restrains Bemina shopkeeper from using Mughal Darbar’s name

SRINAGAR: A court here on Saturday restrained a shopkeeper from Bemina continuing his business under the name and style of Mughal Darbar Bakery and Confectionary. The Court of City Munsiff, Sheikh Gowhar Hussain, passed the directions after Mughal Darbar Bakery and Confectionary of Residency Road here, through its proprietor Kaiser Ahmad Grustoo approached it, stating […]

Old city witnesses clashes

Old city witnesses clashes

SRINAGAR: Parts of old Srinagar witnessed clashes between youths and government forces on Friday. Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that youths, carrying green flags and raising pro-freedom slogans, appeared in the streets at Nowahatta after the prayers. They tried to take out a rally, and pelted stones at the police and paramilitary CRPF men deployed in the […]