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 […]

Killer Highway!

Killer Highway!

The Srinagar Jammu highway has yet again consumed the lives of people. Eleven people, including four women and five children, were killed and four others injured when a cab they were travelling in skidded off a road and fell into a deep gorge in Ramban district. The SUV, carrying 15 passengers from Chaderkote to Rajgarh, […]

Kashmiri shawl seller wounded with sword, robbed in centre of Kolkata

Kashmiri shawl seller wounded with sword, robbed in centre of Kolkata

BUDGAM: In a horrific incident, a Kashmiri shawl seller was allegedly attacked with swords and looted of almost Rs 2 lakh by a group of people in Kolkata city Friday evening. Shakoor Ahmad Shah, hailing from Daharmuna village of Budgam district, was returning from Sealdah to his rented accommodation in Jadavpur when he was intercepted […]

PCI seeks state’s response on ad denial to Kashmir newspapers

PCI seeks state’s response on ad denial to Kashmir newspapers

Srinagar: The Press Council of India (PCI) has sought response from J&K government on the advertisement ban to two leading newspaper of Kashmir. Soon after February 14 Pulwama blast, the government unofficially banned advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader. Kashmir Editors Guild, a grouping of owners and editors, had penned a letter to PCI […]

SHRC seeks report on arrest, imprisoning of Yasin Malik

SHRC seeks report on arrest, imprisoning of Yasin Malik

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday called for a report from Commissioner Secretary Home, J&K Government, with respect to detaining and imprisoning of JKLF chief Yasin Malik in Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu under the Public Safety Act (PSA). SHRC chairperson Rtd Justice Bilal Nazki called for the report in response to […]

KU students protest against ban on Jama’at

KU students protest against ban on Jama’at

SRINAGAR: The students of Kashmir University on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against the Government of India’s ban on Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir. Scores of students marched from varsity’s History department up to Humanities block carrying banners and chanting slogans denouncing the ban on Jama’at, a student told Kashmir Reader. He said the protesters later dispersed […]

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