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Valley shuts in protest against ‘custodial killing’

Valley shuts in protest against ‘custodial killing’

Srinagar: Normal life in Kashmir was affected Wednesday due to a strike called by separatists to protest against the custodial death of a youth. Schools, colleges and universities remained closed due to the strike called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), an amalgam of separatist groups, to protest against the death of Rizwan Pandit in […]

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Infrastructural deficiencies crippling growth prospects of education sector

Infrastructural deficiencies crippling growth prospects of education sector

ASER 2018 survey paints grim picture, reveals many ills

Srinagar: Negating the tall claims of the state’s education department to take education sector to new heights, most of the schools are facing accommodation crunch in the state. The deficiency has been noticed at a time when the governor’s administration claims to fill the infrastructural gaps in government schools by the end of this month. […]

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Students at KU stage protests, class work suspended in IUST

Srinagar: The custodial killing of a teacher in Awantipora on Tuesday triggered student protests in Kashmir University (KU) besides suspension of class work and postponement of exams at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora. An official said the authorities in IUST on Tuesday morning notified postponement of exams and stopped playing of […]

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Mirwaiz pays tributes to founder of Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam

Srinagar: Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam president Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq paid tributes to the founder of the institute Mirwaiz Alama Ghulam Rasool Shah on his 110th death anniversary. Mirwaiz as per a statement issued here said the contributions of Mirwaiz Alama Rasool Shah on social, religious, political and educational fronts continue to be the torch bearer for […]

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Pathetic: 200 kids enrolled in a middle school jostle in a two room space

Pathetic: 200 kids enrolled in a middle school jostle in a two room space

Srinagar: Signifying the poor state of affairs in the school education department, a Middle School in Srinagar outskirts is functioning from a shabby two room structure. The department has left the school unattended despite having enrolment of more than 200 students in the school. Government Girls Middle School (GMS) at Boatman Colony in Bemina area […]

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Exposure to violence, armed conflict hitting education sector

Exposure to violence, armed conflict hitting education sector

By Hakim Mohammad Ilyas Education plays a positive role in peace promotion and heals the wounds of war, solve youth unemployment, deliver decentralization and democracy, build peace and promote economic/social development. Unfortunately since last 30 years of conflict in Kashmir, the education sector has been badly hit. Unrest and violence has affected young minds the […]

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Pupil teacher ratio still a concern in govt schools

Pupil teacher ratio still a concern in govt schools

Srinagar: Bellying the tall claims of the school education department to streamline the pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) in government schools, the educational institutions in Kashmir are overstaffed in most of the district while the student enrollment is going down drastically. In Srinagar district the enrollment in government schools has decreased this year by 35 percent as […]

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Permanent campuses for KGBV residential schools fail to come up in JK

Permanent campuses for KGBV residential schools fail to come up in JK

Srinagar: There seems to be no headway in the completion of the permanent campuses for the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) residential schools. More than seven year have passed but the successive regimes have failed to complete the construction of the buildings, leaving the girl students without proper accommodations and hampering the implementation of the […]

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Forest Flower Festival declared open

‘Event to focus on Conservation of Floral Biodiversity & Innovations’

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar has said that the ancient wisdom and knowledge of medical practices can be used as a complement to modern medicine and collective efforts need to be undertaken to carry out research for developing medicinal plants and taking out benefits from them. The Advisor said this after inaugurating the […]

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Reopening of schools: Snow accumulation hinders class work in far off areas

Reopening of schools: Snow accumulation hinders class work in far off areas

Srinagar: Despite the passage of four days since the class work resumed in schools post three month long winter vacations, dozens of government schools continue to remain surrounded with huge mounds of snow causing inconveniences to the students and the staff in these institutions. Given the accumulation of the snow and no approach road to […]

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