Students have right to protest but not on streets, says Bukhari

Students have right to protest but not on streets, says Bukhari

SRINAGAR: Education minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday defended the students’ right to stage protests but asked them to express their resentment within the confines of schools without hitting streets. He said no teacher has backed the recent student unrest and there was no proposal to identify any teacher in this regard. “I admit that […]

Private schools must look inward, improve quality and infrastructure

Private schools must look inward, improve quality and infrastructure

SRINAGAR: While private sector is seen as a major contributor to education in Jammu and Kashmir, government is concerned that profit making was taking priority over quality of education in private schools. At an education conclave organised by the joint committee of private schools at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre here, secretary education Farooq Ahmad Shah […]

‘Boycott T-1 exams, discuss T2’

‘Boycott T-1 exams, discuss T2’

RINAGAR: The private schools in Kashmir have decided against conducting term first examinations for the VIII standard but indicated that the conduct of term second examinations would be discussed with the government. “We will not follow any government diktat. The government orders are like tissue papers,” President of Kashmir Private Schools association, Ghulam Nabi Var […]

Eight years down, still a squeeze for space at Srinagar ITI

Eight years down, still a squeeze for space at Srinagar ITI

Srinagar: The space-crunch for the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Bagh-i-Dilawar Khan, which was set to resolve several years ago after a projected relocation to Zainakote, seems unlikely to end. Eight years after the project started, most of the infrastructure at the 484 crore ITI campus in Zainakote is incomplete. Officials blame the delays on […]

Faulty patchwork fails to remove bumpiness on roads

Faulty patchwork fails to remove bumpiness on roads

Srinagar: Roads in Srinagar are undergoing ‘patchwork’ – potholes being filled with a layer of tar – which road experts say causes more trouble than it solves, leaving the roads bumpy and uneven. “If patchwork is done with proper method, it will be successful but unfortunately the field officers do it in a haphazard manner. […]

Commuting in a dusty city

Commuting in a dusty city

SRINAGAR: The dusty streets of Srinagar are giving a tough time to its residents, with many terming daily commutes through the city as horrifying. Dust forms a sizeable portion of the air pollution in the city, and health experts say it make people prone to infections Waseem Ahmad, a resident of Pantha Chowk, used to […]

Poplar seed grips valley again

Poplar seed grips valley again

SRINAGAR: With spring season in full bloom, Kashmir valley is again in the grip of seeds shed by poplar trees. Like the past, the cotton like stuff is causing allergies and various respiratory disorders. While Kashmir’s agricultural sciences university has failed come up with a solution – the institution had promised a remedy last year […]