New time-table: Classes only 3 days a week

New time-table: Classes only 3 days a week

Budgam: A staggered school time-table in which classes will be held on alternate days has been devised in Budgam district by school authorities in collaboration with community elders and the district administration. Students of Class 12 would now have their classes on the first three days of the week, while students of Class 11 would […]

Common thread in Budgam health centers is official apathy and lack of space, staff

Common thread in Budgam health centers is official apathy and lack of space, staff

Budgam: The health centers in central Kashmir’s Budgam district are functioning in complete or partial violation of the norms set by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The infrastructure built for housing the medical facilities lack proper equipment and staff. However, instead of equipping the existing buildings with facilities, the authorities constructed new buildings and […]

Policeman runs away with four rifles in Budgam

Policeman runs away with four rifles in Budgam

Budgam: A policeman posted at Food Corporation of India’s guard room in Budgam on Saturday evening decamped with four assault rifles. The cop identified as constable Syed Naved of Shopian’s Nazninpora was posted at FCI godown in Nasrullahpora village in the district. Shopian is one of the four districts in south Kashmir where militancy has […]

Villagers lock school

Villagers lock school

Budgam: Villagers at Takyibal in Beerwah area locked the government middle school in the village to protest “shortage of staff and absenteeism” and staged a sit-in protest outside the school on Thursday. Chief education officer Budgam, Inderjeet Sharma, told Kashmir Reader, “I will personally intervene into the matter and will resolve it.” Following student complaints, […]

Family goes to SSP office for FIR against ITBP troops

Family goes to SSP office for FIR against ITBP troops

Budgam: Turned away from police station Beerwah, the family of Akeel Ahmad Wani, the 17-year-old boy shot dead at Attino in Beerwah area of Budgam district by Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on the day by-elections were held for the Srinagar parliamentary seat on April 9, has now submitted an application at the office of […]

Army tries to intimidate students inside college

Army tries to intimidate students inside college

Budgam: Students of Degree College Magam in Budgam district arrived to an unusual scene in the morning: army soldiers were standing everywhere, even in classrooms, and were brandishing their guns. “The army soldiers had surrounded the classrooms from all sides and were trying to catch hold of students,” a student of the college said. Principal […]

Schoolteacher arrested on charges of molestation

Schoolteacher arrested on charges of molestation

BUDGAM: Police on Wednesday arrested a government schoolteacher on charges of molesting students. The teacher of government girls’ high school Kawoosa Khalisa was lodged at police station Magam and will be produced before court on Thursday, police sources said. The teacher was arrested after two girls from the said school in Narbal zone approached the […]

Budgam residents resent cordon, frisking spree

Budgam residents resent cordon, frisking spree

Budgam: Random frisking and search operations have returned to the central district Budgam in the wake of prevailing situation. The locals say that the emerging situation reminds them of the situation that prevailed in the region in early 1990s. The government forces, especially the army has erected barricades at several places to regulate vehicular movement […]