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JK Rowling reaches a 12 y/o Kashmiri girl after she writes essay for author. April 29, 2018, 7:23 PM IST. JK Rowling reaches a 12 y/o Kashmiri girl after she writes essay for author. JK Rowling.Pic: Twitter (@jk_rowling). New Delhi: A first generation English learner from Kashmir's Doda village, 12-year-old Kulsum wrote ...

Four youth were arrested during a night raid by the government forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, reports said today. They said that the youth were arrested in Karimabad village of the district for alleged involvement in anti-state activities.
Srinagar, April 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said that Kashmiri students, pursuing studies in different states and cities of India are being intimidated and harassed. The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said pursuing education is a basic right; ...
Doda, Jammu and Kashmir: A government middle school in a remote village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir is in dire need of attention as only two ... The school located in the hill village of Dhadkai, five kilometers from Gandoh town, has been facing the staff shortage for a very long time ... Teachers
She observed a pattern: many of those killed were passed off as rebels by the Indian police and army, and strangers in unrelated villages were forced to bury the dead ... Ghulam Mohammad Mir is a caretaker of single and mass graves in Kichama village in Baramulla district of India-administered Kashmir. Kashmir Iraq

The city, however, has just 287 hectares (5,673 kanals) of such space spread over 169 parks in it. The information was revealed in a 'Draft Action Plan for Augmentation of Organised Green Spaces in Srinagar', a document recently formulated by Urban Development Department's Chief Town Planner, ... Kashmir Iraq
Protests by angry students spread to towns and villages of Kashmir early this month after four more civilians were killed in encounters. Now, they have only swelled after a public furore over lawyers trying to scuttle Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch from submitting a chargesheet against the eight ... Kashmir Iraq
Clashes broke out at two places in Shopian and Pulwama districts on Monday after protesters in Jammu and Kashmir pelted stones at army personnel at these places. Informed sources in the police said protesting youth pelted stones at an army vehicle in Shopian's Pinjora village prompting the army ... Kashmir Iraq
Srinagar: Clashes erupted in the Kashmir valley on Monday as people protesting against the rape and murder of a young girl pelted stones at soldiers. A student sustained pellet injuries in Anantnag town. The youth, identified as Wamiq Aijaz, was taken to a hospital. "He has sustained pellet injuries," a ... Kashmir Iraq
Baramulla: Over 50 houses have been damaged in landslides and flash floods in several areas of this north Kashmir district since Wednesday. 38 houses were damaged in a landslide at village Frasthar but there was no report of any casualty, an official spokesman said. Baramulla Deputy Commissioner ... Kashmir Iraq
The draw kept LoneStar, who next face Real Kashmir FC on April 26, at the bottom spot with 2 points from 7 games. From as many games, Delhi United are currently on fourth spot while equal on points (7) with FC Pune City and the two sides come face to face on May 5. Currently topping the group are ... Kashmir Iraq
Jammu: Ceasefire violation was reported along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir today as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages in Poonch district, police said. The indiscriminate shelling from across the border started in Digwar sector around 7.30 am, prompting strong and ... Kashmir Iraq
RASANA: There are no Muslims left in the village of Rasana, which has become a symbol of India's rape crisis after the brutal murder of an ... Her anonymous grave in orange earth partially covered by weeds is in a nearby village in Kathua district, about 60 kilometres from the region's main city Jammu. Kashmir Iraq
When she went missing on 10 January, her family was living in a village around 72km (45 miles) east of Jammu city. On that afternoon, her mother recalls, Asifa went to the forest to bring home the horses. The horses returned but Asifa did not. Ms Naseema informed her husband. He and some neighbours ... Kashmir Iraq
The 23-year-old says while he was walking along with his friends towards Kachdora village when the group of boys were hit by a volley of pellets fired by Indian security forces. Three villages, including Kachdora, in southern Kashmir's Shopian district, was the scene of a bloody encounter on Sunday in ... Kashmir Iraq
In many volatile parts, including the old parts of Kashmir's main city, Srinagar, hundreds of security personnel guarded the streets in light of the restrictions ... were killed in three villages of south Kashmir's Shopian district and one fighter was killed in a brief gun battle in Dialgam, a village in Anantnag district. Kashmir Iraq

A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule shut down most of Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday, a day ... Authorities also imposed a curfew in some towns in southern Kashmir and in the old parts of the disputed region's main city of Srinagar, the urban ... Kashmir Iraq
On May 27, 2017, Indian troops martyred 11 Kashmiri youth including a top Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Sabzar Ahmed Butt, in Indian occupied Kashmir. The troops killed eight youth in Rampur and Uri areas of Baramulla and three others including Sabzar Ahmed at Saimoh in Tral area of Pulwama. Kashmir Iraq
Srinagar—The unending construction work coupled with apathy of authorities, have aggravated the woes of commuters in Srinagar city here. It is been seen that dusts lying scattered over several roads in the city. “When a vehicle passes through the roads, suddenly a cloud of dusts appear and leave the ... Kashmir Iraq
The Metro Train and Smart City projects, costing Rs 18,781 crore, are in the pipeline for summer capital city, Srinagar, Minister of State for Health ... total Rs 4.29 crore to beautify the area around historic Jamia Masjid premises including developing market and improving light system in the down town city, ... Kashmir Iraq
Kashmir: New Hurriyat chief Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai's son joins Hizbul; image of him holding AK-47 goes viral ... Junaid, who has an MBA from Kashmir University, hails from Tikipora village in Kupwara, which is also the village of Mannan Wani, an AMU Ph.D student who recently joined the Hizbul. Kashmir Iraq
Hari Parbat Fort to be 'cynosure' of Srinagar city tourism: Minister. By reader on March 25, 2018 No Comment ... project at Hari Parbat Fort and Bagh-i-Sadiq in the city. Tassaduq Mufti stressed preserving and promoting the pristine glory of the monument so that it emerges as an epitome of Kashmiri heritage magnificence. Kashmir Iraq
Security forces on Saturday killed two suspected militants in Anantnag district's Dooru town in Jammu and Kashmir. The two men were Pakistani and belonged to ... The gunfight began late of Friday in Shestergam village in South Kashmir, according to the Greater Kashmir. A joint team of Indian Army's 19 ... Kashmir Iraq
JAMMU: The security forces on Saturday launched a massive search operation in the border villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said. Schools have been closed in these areas for the day after the villages were cordoned off late Friday evening. Police sources said the search operation ... Kashmir Iraq
Jammu: The security forces on Saturday launched a massive search operation in the border villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said. Schools have been closed in these areas for the day after the villages were cordoned off late Friday evening. Police sources said the search operation ... Kashmir Iraq
Artists and performers in the valley of Jammu and Kashmir have collaborated to create a subtle platform 'Kashmir Art Quest' to cushion their struggle for freedom against Indian rule. 'Kashmir Art Quest' also works to revive the indigenous Kashmiri artwork. Over the years it has established a worldwide ... Kashmir Iraq
Two serene villages in the remote area of north Kashmir are mourning the death of two security personnel, who lost their lives in the two-day-long gunfight ... and Mohammad Yousuf Baja (45), a special police officer (SPO) of the Special Operations Group of the J&K Police from Kachhama village in Kralpora ... Kashmir Iraq
She stood three and a half feet tall, completely defenseless. While protests of outrage have erupted in cities across India, and even internationally, here in Rasana, the village in Jammu and Kashmir State where the girl was killed in January, the mood is different. Rasana is tiny, about 20 homes, and ... Raped Hindus
The seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales has been home to a gang of long-haired Kashmiri goats since the 19th century who usually keep to themselves on the Great Orme. But the wind direction, rivals on the hill and recent poor weather has given the animals a taste for adventure, causing quite ...
RASANA: Rasana, a village 60 kms from Jammu has been polarized after the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl. The 14 Hindu and five Muslim families that were living in harmony for decades are now looking at each other with suspicion. Fault lines have emerged and these are growing, ...
In a court in Indian Kashmir town of Kathua, where the premeditated crime was allegedly committed in January, the accused pleaded not guilty and asked to undergo chemical ... Over the weekend, protests and gatherings were held in several Indian cities and towns, including Delhi and Mumbai. People ...
Kupwara, February 20: The Special Operations Group in Kupwara, busted a terrorist hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Lashtiyal village. On Monday night, based on specific information, army's 41 Rashtriya Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 98 Bn collectively, seized large cache of arms ...
This Sunday, Budgam district was awarded for promoting cashless economy and Lanura was again hailed as the “first village in Jammu and Kashmir to go cashless”. “At least one member of each household has been trained in EPS (Electronic Payment System). Thirteen merchants have been brought ...
Those officials insist that Mr. Yousuf is part of an international terrorist gang conspiring to wage war against the Indian security forces in Kashmir. They said he ... Mohammad Abu Bakar, another young Kashmiri photographer, said he has taken fewer pictures of stone-throwing and more of dry official events.
Srinagar: Talib Hussain, the Gujjar activist who has been rallying for justice in the horrific case of rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, has alleged that the village head of Kotah area in Hira Nagar has started profiling and threatening the nomad Gujjar and Bakerwal communities of the village.
Sources from Nullay-Poshwari told Kashmir Reader that several gunshots were heard in the village orchards when the forces were conducting ... Senior Superintendent of Police, Shopian, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar told Kashmir Reader that a SADO operation was conducted by a joint team of forces in ...
Islamabad says the boy was killed on Monday in Jijot Bahadar village in the Khuiratta region of Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir. Pakistan claims that so far this year, Indian forces have violated the cease-fire dividing their respective sectors of Kashmir more than 335 times, killing 15 civilians and ...
PAMPORE: Many residents at Andrusoo and Gundibal villages of saffron-rich Pampore belt in south Kashmir's Pulwama district have been without drinking water ... He told Kashmir Reader that the rich people of the village have dug tube wells and those who did not own tube wells have to beg for water.
The attack began around 4:55 a.m. Saturday as four militants dressed in army uniforms and armed with AK-47 assault rifles and grenades descended on Chenni, a small village on the outskirts of Jammu City, said Abdul Rehman Veeri, the parliamentary affairs minister of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Speakers took the pledge that Kashmiris will never scum to pressure tactics and use of brutal force by New Delhi as they are seeking resolution to Kashmir dispute through Right to self determination for the larger interests of people of the sub continent." ...
In the evening, I stopped by Haal, an idyllic village where once Pandits and Muslims lived in harmony. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp fortified the road leading to a cluster of abandoned and dilapidated houses that once belonged to the Pandits who lived there. The houses were in a ruinous ...
Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - recorded an increase of 3.5 degrees Celsius last night and the mercury at a low of zero degrees Celsius, the official said. He said Qazigund – the gateway town of the valley - in south Kashmir registered a low of minus 1.8 degrees Celsius. The official ...
SRINAGAR: Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and some other parts of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday to prevent separatist-called protests to mark the ... Meanwhile, Saima Wani, 18, injured during gunfight in Shaigam village of Shopian district on January 24, succumbed in a Srinagar hospital.
Jammu: A woman was killed on Saturday when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said. Parveen Akhter was killed when she was hit by a bullet fired by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Pkukherni ...
The tectonic shift in global power alliances during the last decade, especially in last five years is evident. While Russia is cozying up to its one time sworn enemy Pakistan, US seems to have crossed centuries in embracing India as its friend and natural ally. Today, Russia supports talks with Taliban to give ...
Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - A fierce gun battle at an army base in Jammu city of Indian-administered Kashmir has entered the second day leaving at least six people, including five soldiers, dead, officials said. Official figures released on Sunday said that three attackers have been killed and 11 ...
Srinagar: For the second time in a week midnight gunshots triggered panic in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, sources said on Thursday. Local sources told Kashmir Reader that panic gripped the apple town when sudden gunshots were heard during midnight at around 3:30 am from ...
The student, aged around 19 years, was thrashed by the accused in Mullana town in Ambala yesterday after which the university ordered suspension of one ... A student hailing from Kashmir's Sopore area was allegedly beaten up by some fellow students near the campus of a private university in Haryana's ...
Kashmir villages 'destroyed' by Pakistan army shelling ... People living in the village of Jora Farm in Indian-administered Kashmir say their homes have been destroyed by shells fired by the Pakistani army over ... It has forced over a hundred people to leave their village and seek refuge in a makeshift camp.


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