Intrigue at NIT: faculty members stall recruitment to favour their own

Intrigue at NIT: faculty members stall recruitment to favour their own

SRINAGAR: Back in 2014, the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development directed all NITs (National Institutes of Technology) to adopt a four-tier flexible faculty cadre – a set of rules for recruitment and promotion of faculty, one among them being that PhD would be the minimum qualification for candidates applying for the post of Assistant […]

Scrapping Article 35A would be violation of Geneva Conventions

Scrapping Article 35A would be violation of Geneva Conventions

Srinagar: The territory of J&K by virtue of being an internationally recognised dispute between India and Pakistan comes under the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations of 1907, of which India is a signatory along with 195 other nation states. Any move to alter the demographic character of this disputed region would violate international laws […]

Pollution check ‘eyewash’, fraud rampant in ‘all checking centres’

Pollution check ‘eyewash’, fraud rampant in ‘all checking centres’

Srinagar: Almost all the Pollution Checking Centres (PCC) in Kashmir have been found to be using “fraudulent means” and violating rules set by the Jammu & Kashmir Motor Vehicles Department (MVD). Manipulation of software, checking equipment, and overcharging are some of the fraudulent means being used by the centres in what officials have described as […]

Air quality in Srinagar ‘highly alarming’, reveal SPCB’s monitoring devices

Air quality in Srinagar ‘highly alarming’, reveal SPCB’s monitoring devices

Srinagar: The Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) installed recently at five different locations in Srinagar by State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has revealed that the pollution level in city has reached a “highly alarming level”. As against the permissible level of 60 micrograms per cubic metre, the data collected by the board from […]

Women passing by a protest against PDD shot at with stun-grenade

Women passing by a protest against PDD shot at with stun-grenade

SRINAGAR: Skull-fractured, teeth broken, half shaved head swathed in bandage, multiple stitches on shoulder, lacerations in mouth and tongue – this is a brief description of a middle aged woman’s condition after police fired a stun grenade during a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) on Sunday. Even the survivors from encounters manage to […]

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