NC-Cong agree on seat sharing, ‘friendly contest’ in JK

NC-Cong agree on seat sharing, ‘friendly contest’ in JK

Jammu: Sealing an alliance after days of hectic parleys, the Congress and National Conference Wednesday announced they will fight two and one Lok Sabha seats respectively, while agreeing on a “friendly contest” on the rest three constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint press conference here, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and NC patron […]

Party’s resolve is to fight against abolishing special identity, integrity of J&K: Farooq

Party’s resolve is to fight against abolishing special identity, integrity of J&K: Farooq

Srinagar: The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday asserted that party’s resolve is to fight against abolishing the special identity and integrity of the state, saying with the active support of people – NC will never allow such intrigues to get materialised. “Forces as inimical to the special constitutional status of our state will […]

Army holds meet with JK SIDCO management to sensitise them on security issues

Army holds meet with JK SIDCO management to sensitise them on security issues

SRIN AGAR: The Army Tuesday held a meeting with management of the Jammu and Kashmir State Industrial Development Corporation and factory owners of Lassipora industrial estate in Pulwama district to sensitise them on various security issues including presence of foreigners posed as labourers there. “In continuation of relentless efforts to establish peace and building a […]

Northern Army commander visits forward posts at Siachen

Northern Army commander visits forward posts at Siachen

Srinagar: Chief of Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, visited forward posts on the Siachen glacier Wednesday to review operational preparedness in the sector. He was accompanied by Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding, Fire & Fury Corps. Singh interacted with troops deployed at the forwards posts and complimented them for their high morale. […]

Constitutional amendments applied to J&K challenged in High Court

Constitutional amendments applied to J&K challenged in High Court

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday issued notice to both the central government and the state government for filing their objections to a petition challenging Amendments made through the Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 and the Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order 2019. The court of Justice Rajesh Bindal issued […]

Shah Faesal launches old wine in new bottle, labelled JKPM

Shah Faesal launches old wine in new bottle, labelled JKPM

SRINAGAR: On the inaugural day of his political party – the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) – on Sunday, former bureaucrat Shah Faesal, who was claiming to give “new politics” to Jammu & Kashmir, said and promised only that which existing political parties have been saying and promising in the past 70 years. Faesal, […]

Emboldened BJP to contest all seats in Kashmir

Emboldened BJP to contest all seats in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: The right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to contest from all the parliamentary constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir, a development that was unimaginable a decade ago. Government formation with the PDP post-2014 elections and a large number of seats won in the recently held Urban Local Bodies elections is what […]

Hiked customs duty halts supply of surgical instruments to J&K

Hiked customs duty halts supply of surgical instruments to J&K

Srinagar: Many dealers of surgical instruments have refused to supply fresh surgical items to hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir due to escalating prices following the hike in customs duty to 200 percent on all products imported from Pakistan. Sources told Kashmir Reader that many Punjab-based suppliers of surgical instruments have communicated to their representatives in […]

Dearth of migrant workers hit building activity in Kashmir

Dearth of migrant workers hit building activity in Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir has been left facing an acute shortage of migrant workers this year with the building activities in the valley taking a severe burnt. Though officials have no explanation for this unusual development, locals widely believe that the migrant workers may be shunning the valley, fearing reprisal against them due to attacks on Kashmiris […]

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