Authorities risk lives of teachers, students by opening schools on shutdown days

Authorities risk lives of teachers, students by opening schools on shutdown days

SRINAGAR: On last Saturday, Kashmir observed shutdown against braid-chopping over pro-freedom groups’ call. A group of youth attacked a girls’ higher secondary school in Soura that was functioning normally. The school’s principal was seriously injured after being hit by a stone. The incident has, however, raised serious questions over the functioning of schools on days […]

Lack of oxygen forced fish to come on surface, says report

Lack of oxygen forced fish to come on surface, says report

Srinagar: After reports that fish are in distress and are coming to the surface from Nawakadal to Chattabal on Sunday, preliminary report ordered into the incident has revealed that it was because lack of oxygen in water column caused by higher pollution and low rainfall. Following the incident, water and fish samples were taken by […]

Many colours of the BJP’s maiden youth convention in Srinagar

Many colours of the BJP’s maiden youth convention in Srinagar

Srinagar: On Sunday, the ruling Baratiya Janta Party (BJP) held its first-ever ‘youth convention’ at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar. Te event began on an embarrassing note when two low-rung Kashmir BJP members indulged in verbal brawl over tress-passing in each other’s role. One member, Wasim Baari who claimed to be the district president of […]

‘Separatists gaining most from braid-chopping’

‘Separatists gaining most from braid-chopping’

SRINAGAR: In a live-streaming video interaction on Facebook, Kashmir Inspector-General of Police Muneer Khan said on Friday that anti-militancy operations had been badly affected due to continuing incidents of braid-chopping in the Valley. “Militants and OGWs (Over-Ground Workers) are using this thing to their advantage. Our 99 percent resources are going into dealing with this […]

‘Zero headway’ made in child protection scheme in 4 years

‘Zero headway’ made in child protection scheme in 4 years

Srinagar: Four years have passed by since the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) was signed between the J&K government and the Government of India (GoI), but there has been no progress on the ground even though crores of rupees were released for the scheme a year ago. All […]

Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project in limbo for lack of relevant experts

Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project in limbo for lack of relevant experts

SRINAGAR: Eight years after Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project was conceived in 2009, is yet to take baby steps because the department of Irrigation and Flood Control has not a single expert in Water Resources Management (WRM). With objective to increase disaster resilience in targeted areas of the Jammu & Kashmir and the capacity […]

The life-altering effect of braid-chopping in Kashmir

The life-altering effect of braid-chopping in Kashmir

Srinagar: About a week ago, when Abdul Rashid went out for his routine work of selling cosmetic products as a hawker in Srinagar, little did he know that he would return home with muscles broken and arm injured. For the more than 15 years that he has been in this profession, Rashid says, he has […]