SHRC takes cognizance, puts govt on notice

SHRC takes cognizance, puts govt on notice

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday took serious note of braid-chopping incidents across Kashmir and directed the State police to submit Compliance Report (CR) within two weeks. The commission directed the inspector general of police (Kashmir range) to submit updated status report on FIR’s registered against the incidents and also file report […]

‘Decrease in tolerance’ leading to matrimonial disputes

‘Decrease in tolerance’ leading to matrimonial disputes

Srinagar: Matrimonial disputes in Kashmir are apparently witnessing an upward trend, with experts citing decreased tolerance among married couples as the reason. More than 212 matrimonial dispute cases have been registered at the J&K State Women’s Commission (SWC) from January 2017 to September 2107. Last year 114 cases were registered at the commission. These include […]

Srinagar’s model school operates from building declared unsafe by R&B

Srinagar’s model school operates from building declared unsafe by R&B

Srinagar: Two years after it was declared unsafe by the Roads and Buildings Department (R&B), the four-storey building of Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Khanyar continues to host classes. Manzoor Ahmad Baba, the school principal, said that the floods of September 2014 damaged the building. The school had 20 rooms that housed classrooms, library, […]

Drug addicts take over Khanyar school after teachers and students call it a day

Drug addicts take over Khanyar school after teachers and students call it a day

SRINAGAR: Even though it is mandatory to have basic facilities in schools under the Right to Education Act, the Government Boys Middle school Daribal in Khanyar area of old Srinagar presents a grim picture and degrading condition of the institution. The school lacks the basic facilities of power supply, computers, playground and fenced accommodation. The […]

AYUSH doctors absent from OPD for second day

AYUSH doctors absent from OPD for second day

SRINAGAR: For the second consecutive day on Thursday, scores of patients suffered due to the non-availability of doctors at Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Siddha and Homeopathic (AYUSH) unit in Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) hospital, Rainawari. As reported by Kashmir Reader, doctors were attending meetings and making preparations for the reception of a minister, leaving […]