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 […]

GMC says its bio-medical waste ‘properly’ disposed of – without a single segregation bin in sight

GMC says its bio-medical waste ‘properly’ disposed of – without a single segregation bin in sight

SRINAGAR: Flouting laid-down norms for segregation of bio-medical waste, the Government Medical College, Srinagar, has no proper mechanism for segregating the bio-waste produced in its laboratories. As per norms mandatory for health institutions to follow, bio-medical waste must be segregated into four separate bags – coded yellow, red, blue and white – to prevent infections […]

KU to hike fee after every two years, students, faculty resent the decision

KU to hike fee after every two years, students, faculty resent the decision

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir University has decided to increase academic fee of students by ten percent every two years after the authorities failed to impose unilateral hike in the fee due to strong resentment from the student community. The latest move has also unnerved the students who describe it as a step towards weeding out students […]

Cattle get free pastures at Burzahom Neolithic site

Cattle get free pastures at Burzahom Neolithic site

SRINAGAR: A world-famous historical site would be a place well-preserved and –painstakingly maintained by those responsible for its upkeep; visitors too would be attracted to the site in huge numbers. Or so one would expect. But this, unfortunately, is not at all the case with Burzahom, a site of tremendous importance to both Kashmir and […]

No policy as child labour goes unchecked in Kashmir

No policy as child labour goes unchecked in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: J&K government’s assertion that not a single case of child labour has been detected in Kashmir in 2016-17 has more to do with the lack of proper policy than the absence of such cases. Experts say that thousands of child labour cases are found in Kashmir, but the existing anti-child labour laws are full […]