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 Jahangeer Ganaie

5 months on, Pulwama village awaits snowfall compensation

Pulwama: More than five months since the untimely snowfall damaged orchards across the valley in November last year, district authorities in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have failed to compensate the orchardists of Zahidbagh village. While orchardists from neighbouring villages had received the compensation “months ago”, the aggrieved orchardists from Zahidbagh complained that authorities had failed […]

 Bilal Ahmad

Class 9 student dies falls unconscious, dies

Sopore: A class 9 student from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday died mysteriously after falling down unconscious earlier in the day. Reports said that Mueet Naseer Parray, a 16-year old, son of Naseer Ahmad of New colony Sopore died while he unconsciously fell down near general bus stand Sopore. Eye witness […]

 KV Correspondent

Kids toil: Govt fails to suggest measures on reducing weight of school bags

Kids toil: Govt fails to suggest measures on reducing weight of school bags

Srinagar: The school education department is delaying issuance of guidelines for reducing weight of heavy bags carried by the school going children. An official said the panel constituted to submit recommendation to reduce weight in school bags has submitted its report to the administrative department a month ago but the report has been shelved again […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

M Tech student among two militants killed in Shopian

M Tech student among two militants killed in Shopian

Shopian: Two militants were killed in a brief shootout with government forces in Pargochi area of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Saturday afternoon, police sources said. They said that acting on specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a joint team of army’s 44 RR and SOG launched a search operation […]

 KV Correspondent

KU residential quarters present a ‘slum like’ look

KU residential quarters present a ‘slum like’ look

Despite earning 4 Cr as rent, authorities fail to renovate flats

Srinagar: The residential quarters allotted to Professors in Kashmir University (KU) continue to face official neglect. The quarters allotted to varsity professors continue to be poorly maintained despite earning a revenue of worth Rs 4 crores per annum. The Professors in varsity said the lack of facilities and low maintenance by the authorities have turned […]

 KV Correspondent

Flop show: PMSS scheme finds least takers in Kashmir

Flop show: PMSS scheme finds least takers in Kashmir

Srinagar: The much hyped Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) launched in 2010 for the benefit of the young students in Kashmir has failed to impress the them as most of the seats in outside colleges remain vacant every year. A top official said the scheme has failed to evoke the expected response from JK […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

PDP leader’s relative among two youth take up arms

PDP leader’s relative among two youth take up arms

Shopian: Two more youth including a close relative of a PDP leader have joined militant ranks in this restive south Kashmir area. Despite increased encounters and attempts by forces to curb militancy in Kashmir, the youth in south Kashmir area are still showing a growing inclination towards militancy. Reports said that two more youth from […]

 KV Correspondent

Aspirants seek fair play in selections at SKUAST

Allege that rules are not being followed while making appointments

Allege that rules are not being followed while making appointments Srinagar: The aspirants of various teaching posts in Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir on Monday accused the authorities of not following the guidelines set by University Grants Commission (UGC). The agitated candidates said the varsity invited applications for the recruitment of […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

Wasawhal-Hajipora road in shambles, authorities turn a blind eye

Shopian: Residents of Wasawhal, Shangran check, TungdanKharwar, Chotigam and its adjacent areas in Watchi constituency of Shopian district are up in arms against the Road and Building department (R&B) for failing to macadamise the Wasawhal-Hajipora road from the last 15 years. According to the locals the road is in shambles and authorities have turned a […]

 KV Correspondent

Innovative: Govt mulling to setup coaching centres in degree colleges

Innovative: Govt mulling to setup coaching centres in degree colleges

Srinagar: In a significant development, the higher education department is mulling to setup coaching centres in all the degree colleges of J&K state. In this regard the officials have given directions to the college principals to explore the possibility of setting up coaching centres within campuses which would cater to various competitive exams and specified […]