Girl students still paying fees despite govt’s waiver order

Girl students still paying fees despite govt’s waiver order

Srinagar: Last year the Mehbooba Mufti government announced free education to girl students in government-run schools in the state. That promise has not been fulfilled. Girl students are still paying several kinds of fees and establishment charges to government schools in Kashmir. An order issued by the Commissioner Secretary of the Education Department, Shaleen Kabra, […]

CPEC appears to Kashmiris as link to both past and future

CPEC appears to Kashmiris as link to both past and future

Srinagar: Leaders of the business community of Kashmir are keen to become part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The under-construction $46 billion economic corridor that is being built on Kashmir’s borders in Pakistan aims to connect Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan with Xinjiang in western China. The project is a collection of […]

At the PDP headquarters, journalists given a royal snub

At the PDP headquarters, journalists given a royal snub

Srinagar: The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) kickstarted its election campaign on Sunday at a closed-door ceremony in Srinagar for which an invitation was sent to media persons, who were made to wait outside for about 25 minutes before they were allowed to enter the hall where the ceremony was held. Behind the four walls […]

Candidates uncertain about contesting panchayat poll

Candidates uncertain about contesting panchayat poll

Srinagar: The 2016 anti-India uprising and the recent killing of a former sarpanch in Pulwama have created a sense of insecurity among those planning to contest panchayat elections in the Valley. Members of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) who spoke to Kashmir Reader on the sidelines of a presser, said that they had […]

Sizeable number of Kashmiris colour-blind: Research

Sizeable number of Kashmiris colour-blind: Research

SRINAGAR: Researchers at Government Medical College Srinagar have found that a good number of local residents are suffering from a vision disorder known as Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD) or color blindness– a type of disorder where people face problems in recognizing colors. The research conducted by the department of physiology, GMC Srinagar says that about […]

Civic heritage that served the past abandoned by the present

Civic heritage that served the past abandoned by the present

Srinagar: Once upon a time there used to be long queues of women waiting for their turn to fill their earthen pots with water at the public taps that were installed in the early twentieth century under the Maharaja’s rule. Before the taps were introduced, streams, springs and rivers were the primary source of water […]

Comedy of errors- KU students scurrying from classes to exam centers to serve ‘academic calendar’

Comedy of errors- KU students scurrying from classes to exam centers to serve ‘academic calendar’

SRINAGAR: The students writing examinations for undergraduate paper – Interpretation of Quran – in Srinagar and Pulwama centres had to wait for more than one hour because the question papers had not been delivered at the designated centers. After the students raised hue and cry over the callousness of the university officials, the question paper […]

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