Jammu and Ladakh boast art galleries, Kashmir has none

Jammu and Ladakh boast art galleries, Kashmir has none

SRINAGAR: Despite boasting an Institute of Music and Fine Arts (IMFA), established first as a hobby centre in 1965, Kashmir lacks an art gallery where artists and art students could showcase their work. The absence of an art gallery and lack of other facilities reflect the official indifference the art scene faces in Kashmir. “There […]

Private school & Children welfare body organises national meet in Srinagar

Private school & Children welfare body organises national meet in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Private Schools and children welfare Association Saturday organised 2nd National council meet at Srinagar The meet discussed present and future strategy of education sector in Kashmir. In the event National president of private education Syed Shameal Ahmad , joint Sectary of private association Education M.Y Wani, Secretary OF Private education M.Cowell and state president […]

Pulwama militant’s parents come to Srinagar to appeal him to return

Pulwama militant’s parents come to Srinagar to appeal him to return

SRINAGAR: The family of a militant from Malangpora village of Pulwama district on Thursday came to Srinagar’s press enclave near Lal Chowk and appealed to their son to return home. Adil Bilal Bhat, 21, had left home to join militant ranks on October 7 last month, they said. According to the family, Adil disappeared from […]

Cherished ‘Khoj-e-Digar’ prayers offered at Khwaja Naqshband sahib’s shrine

Cherished ‘Khoj-e-Digar’ prayers offered at Khwaja Naqshband sahib’s shrine

Srinagar: Thousands of people participated in the special Asr prayers, traditionally known as Khoj-e-Digar, at the Khanqah-i-Naqshbandiya shrine in Khwaja Bazaar in downtown Srinagar on Wednesday. Later, Touba-e-Istegfaar, special prayers of repentance, led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were offered at the shrine. People from Srinagar and outskirts came out in large numbers despite the bitter […]

Elevator at Lal Ded hospital dysfunctional for 9 months

Elevator at Lal Ded hospital dysfunctional for 9 months

SRINAGAR: The elevator in the largest state-run maternity health facility, Lal Ded hospital—is dysfunctional for the past nine months leaving hundreds of patients and their attendants in trouble. The lack of facility is harsher for the patients who undergo Caesarian sections in the hospital. The expecting women have to take a long flight to stairs […]

CDI students attempt self-immolation, demand affiliation renewal

CDI students attempt self-immolation, demand affiliation renewal

Srinagar: The students of Craft Development Institute (CDI) held protests demanding implementation of the Kashmir University inspection report by the department of handicrafts. The students demanded that the post of director and faculty members must be advertised as per the KU recommendations in accordance with the University Grants Commission guidelines. The students also demanded that […]

SMC lagging far behind on drainage project

SMC lagging far behind on drainage project

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is lagging far behind in its work on a storm water drainage system in city localities under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. Out of 37,656 meters length of drains to be constructed under the plan by December 2018, the authority has so far completed only […]

CDI lost KU affiliation in 2012, forgets to renew it

CDI lost KU affiliation in 2012, forgets to renew it

Srinagar: Craft Development Institute (CDI) has lost its affiliation with Kashmir University. Since 2012, the affiliation has not been renewed since, and the institute is now scrambling to get one after student protests at the campus and at Kashmir University brought the issue to light. Anxious students, who have seen the university set syllabus and […]

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