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 KV Correspondent

Power connections elude schools as govt gropes in the dark

Power connections elude schools as govt gropes in the dark

Srinagar: At a time when examination halls are being asked to be provided with lighting facilities for the students more than 50 percent government schools in Baramulla district are without electricity connection. As per the official figures, there are around 1459 government schools in the district out of which only 700 are electrified so far. […]

 KV Correspondent

Schools directed to publish list of curriculum books

Schools directed to publish list of curriculum books

Parents free to purchase books from open market, says Director School education

Parents free to purchase books from open market, says Director School education

 KV Correspondent

After World Bank’s help, damaged schools to witness reconstruction

After World Bank’s help, damaged schools to witness reconstruction

Srinagar: After four years of delay, the school education department has finally initiated the process for reconstruction of school buildings that were damaged during 2014 floods. The funds for the construction of the buildings, according to officials will be provided by the World Bank. “We have identified the flood-affected buildings which need to be reconstructed […]

 Jahangeer Ganaie

Saffron Mission that failed: Saffron yield fails to cheer up growers as no increase recorded

Saffron Mission that failed: Saffron yield fails to cheer up growers as no increase recorded

Pulwama: The saffron production in Kashmir is persistently decreasing due to the non-availability of irrigation system to the cultivating areas, say growers. National Saffron Mission, a Rs 400 crore worth project that was started by central government in the year 2010 to tackle the problems faced by cultivators has completely failed as the locals’ claim […]

 KV Network

Over 20 Quintals of Fukki seized

Anantnag: Police on Thursday seized more than 20 quintals (2000 kilograms) of fukki during a raid at Sangam. Acting on specific information, a police party of Police Station Bijbehara headed by SHO Bijbehara under the supervision of SSP Anantnag Altaf Ahmad Khan raided the house of Tufail Ahmad Bandh, son of Abdul Rahim Bandh resident […]

 Irfan Tramboo

Drug De-addiction policy: Medicos, cops to come together to weave success

Drug De-addiction policy: Medicos, cops to come together to weave success

Srinagar: The government finally seems to be in a mood of making some progress to curb the substance abuse and the subsequent de-addiction process. It will be, in the coming days, putting in place an ‘effective’ monitoring mechanism at different levels. The mechanism, in the shape of committees, will be a total mixture of cops, […]

 KV Correspondent

Text books prescribed by private schools cost a fortune

Text books prescribed by private schools cost a fortune

Parents resent as government fails to regulate

Srinagar: The state administration has failed to put a control on the nexus between the private schools and publishers who are fleecing parents by selling textbook and notebooks at exorbitant prices. The government’s failure has resulted in massive public outrage. On an average, the textbooks of Class 6th costs Rs 2000 to Rs 3000, while […]

 Irfan Tramboo

Govt all set to roll out ‘Ayushman Bharat’ health insurance scheme

Govt all set to roll out ‘Ayushman Bharat’ health insurance scheme

Scheme to be set in motion from Dec 1 in JK

Srinagar: While the ‘Ayushman Bharat’ health insurance scheme has been launched in rest of the states last month, the Jammu and Kashmir government is still inching towards setting all the requirements in place in order to roll out the ambitious health insurance scheme on December 1. The government has, so far, completed the empanelment of […]

 Irfan Tramboo

Draft on ‘Drug De-Addiction policy’ admits lacunae

Draft on ‘Drug De-Addiction policy’ admits lacunae

Srinagar: The Policy Draft for Drug De-Addiction which is out in the public domain, has admitted the existing gaps in the Drug de-addiction mechanism which is in place and subsequently the prevention of the same. The Draft Policy has pointed out at multifaceted gaps that have led to the sorry state of affairs when it […]

 Irfan Tramboo

JKRPD bill 2018: Govt plans endless ‘benefits’ to specially abled

JKRPD bill 2018: Govt plans endless ‘benefits’ to specially abled

Srinagar: The government is set to provide several benefits to the persons with disabilities in terms of healthcare, rehabilitation and social security which are in accordance to the Jammu and Kashmir Rights of Persons with Disabilities (JKRPD) bill, 2018—the Bill that has been put out by the Department of Social Welfare for suggestions. Ranging from […]