Ladakh reels under intense cold wave

Ladakh reels under intense cold wave

Srinagar: Leh experienced the coldest night of this winter with the minimum temperature settling around 15 degrees Celsius below the freezing point, as the mercury continued its downward trend in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region. Leh town, in the frontier Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 15.2 degrees Celsius […]

Jammu and Ladakh boast art galleries, Kashmir has none

Jammu and Ladakh boast art galleries, Kashmir has none

SRINAGAR: Despite boasting an Institute of Music and Fine Arts (IMFA), established first as a hobby centre in 1965, Kashmir lacks an art gallery where artists and art students could showcase their work. The absence of an art gallery and lack of other facilities reflect the official indifference the art scene faces in Kashmir. “There […]

Prez Kovind visits Leh; Guv, CM receive him

Prez Kovind visits Leh; Guv, CM receive him

LEH: President, Ram Nath Kovind on Monday arrived here on his maiden visit to the desert district Leh. On his arrival at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport Leh this morning, the President was accorded warm welcome by Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, Education Minister Sayeed Mohammad Altaf […]

CM inagutrates KU satellite campuses in Ladakh

CM inagutrates KU satellite campuses in Ladakh

KARGIL/LEH: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti who is on a three day visit of Ladakh region inaugurated the two satellite campuses of University of Kashmir here. The setting up satellite campuses at these two places was a long pending demand of the people of the area, given the inhospitable terrain of the area. Both the campuses […]

China blames Indian troops for Pangong Lake incident in Ladakh

China blames Indian troops for Pangong Lake incident in Ladakh

BEIJING: China on Monday blamed Indian soldiers for “violent action” against its troops during a standoff at Pangong Lake in Ladakh on August 15 leading to scuffles and stone pelting, and has lodged a protest with India. Indian border guards had foiled an attempt by the Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, resulting […]

Rush of expenditure in last quarter allows indiscipline, waste, corruption

Rush of expenditure in last quarter allows indiscipline, waste, corruption

Srinagar: Rush-hour expenditure during the last quarter of the fiscal year is being done “deliberately”, insiders say, in a number of government departments to allow for irregularities in allocation and release of funds. Sources within the state administration told Kashmir Reader that departments of Revenue, Planning, Ladakh Affairs, Power Development, Industries and Commerce, Public Works, […]

United Front

United Front

Contrary to myths and perceptions trotted out by vested interests, support for keeping Article 35 A and not abrogating it is emerging from all regions and quarters of Jammu and Kashmir. This debunks a certain narrative which claims that resistance to scrapping of the said Article is only restricted to Kashmir. Support for maintaining Article […]

Strong support for 35A in Jammu, Ladakh as well

Strong support for 35A in Jammu, Ladakh as well

Srinagar: Several community leaders in the Jammu region, including Hindus and Sikhs, have said they are against the scrapping of Article 35A. They and most of the Muslim community leaders in Jammu said they were with the people of Kashmir in their fight against the RSS-BJP’s efforts to undermine the state’s special status. Gujjar civil […]

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