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 Jahangeer Ganaie

Sordid saga: Languishing in custody since 2006, Verinag youth booked for stone pelting

Sordid saga: Languishing in custody since 2006, Verinag youth booked for stone pelting

So far HC has quashed 13 PSA’s against him, but he continues to be in jail

Anantnag: A youth hailing from Verinag belt of Anantnag district is languishing in jail from the last 12 years as he is accused of hurling a grenade at Kapran during a government function. The youth according to the family is being booked under the dreaded Public Safety Act (PSA) even though his family says that […]

 KV Correspondent

Letdown: Out of 4983 only 2863 kitchen sheds come up in schools under MDM scheme

Letdown: Out of 4983 only 2863 kitchen sheds come up in schools under MDM scheme

Srinagar: The school education department continues to be lagging in completion of kitchen sheds in government schools. The department has missed several deadlines in completing the target. The department under centrally sponsored scheme- Mid-Day Meals (MDM) was supposed to construct the kitchen sheds in schools however, the lethargic approach of the concerned authorities has hit […]

 KV Correspondent

Aiming higher: KU all set to start two admission sessions

Aiming higher: KU all set to start two admission sessions

Srinagar: After years of mismanagement in securing the academics back on track, authorities in the Kashmir University (KU) have decided to have two admissions in the varsity to accommodate more students in the institution of higher learning. The move will also streamline the admission session in the varsity which was derailed during the past few […]

 Bilal Ahmad

Earth Day celebrations: North Kashmir athlete runs 50km from Sopore to Srinagar

Sopore: To mark the ongoing Earth Day celebrations in his own unique way, an athlete from North Kashmir ran an incredible distance of 50km from the region’s Sopore town to Srinagar on Friday. Manan Hassan Wani- better known as the ‘solo cyclist and one of Kashmir’s emerging athletes-started the run at 7 in the morning […]

 Press Trust of India

2.9 million Children in India miss first dose of measles vaccine: UNICEF

2.9 million Children in India miss first dose of measles vaccine: UNICEF

New Delhi: India has 2.9 million children who have missed out on the first dose of measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017 despite over 80 per cent of immunisation coverage, the UNICEF said on Thursday. India, with its large annual birth cohort of 25 million, is followed by Pakistan and Indonesia – 1.2 million each, […]

 KV Correspondent

Govt fails to provide libraries in schools, colleges

Govt fails to provide libraries in schools, colleges

Recent survey says that 40 percent high schools do not have a library

Srinagar: The up gradation of the libraries and its culture in schools has always remained a distant dream in government educational institutions. Besides, the reading habit among the students has also failed to improve over the years. As per norms, the school education department is supposed provide proper library facilities to students at elementary level […]

 KV Correspondent

Excelling in academics, school in Sopore village fails in facilities

Excelling in academics, school in Sopore village fails in facilities

Srinagar: Contradicting the tall claims of the successive regimes to fill in the infrastructural gaps in the educational institutions across the state, hundreds of schools across Jammu and Kashmir are functioning without permanent buildings. Not only SSA schools, scores of state-run schools are yet to get their permanent campus since their establishment in the state. […]

 KV Correspondent

SSA Teachers allege delay in regularization by DSEK

SSA Teachers allege delay in regularization by DSEK

Srinagar: In a bizarre move, the school education department has created a regional divide among SSA teachers by setting different yard sticks for the regularisation in the department as Grade II teachers. The SSA teachers in Jammu division have been given their regularisation orders months ago without seeking any additional formalities while as the teachers […]

 Bilal Ahmad

Mysterious blast creates panic in Sopore

Mysterious blast creates panic in Sopore

Sopore: A mysterious blast on Monday afternoon created panic in Sopore town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said that the blast was heard near 179 battalion of the CRPF stationed at a camp at Iqbal Market Sopore. The blast caused fear and panic in the area with people thrown into a chaos. However, there […]

 KV Correspondent

School operating from two rooms fails to attract new admissions

School operating from two rooms fails to attract new admissions

‘Even the rent for these two rooms is unpaid for years together’

Srinagar: Belying the tall claims of the school education department to revolutionize the education sector in J&K state, a government middle school in Budgam town continues to represent a blot on the face of the government. The Government Primary School (GPD) Chowdary Bagh is situated near the Baramulla-Banihal railway track in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. […]

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