Asiea Naqash inaugurates NTPHCs in Chewdara, Ratsun

Asiea Naqash inaugurates NTPHCs in Chewdara, Ratsun

BUDGAM: Minister of State for Health & Medical Education and Urban Development, and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash on Thursday said that the newly constructed health centers in Budgam that have not be thrown open for decades would be made functional on priority. Talking to media, Asiea said that the public never complained of poor health […]

CASO in Khansahab village

CASO in Khansahab village

BUDGAM: Government forces on wee hours of Monday launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Rawalpora village of Khansahab in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Sources said that army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police launched the CASO after inputs about the presence of militants. He said a cordon was laid in early hours and house-to-house searches […]

Army vehicle hits motorists, two injured

Army vehicle hits motorists, two injured

Budgam: Clashes erupted between government forces and villagers at Soibug Sunday afternoon after a motor cycle was hit with an army vehicle in Hanjibug neighbourhood of the Soibug. The motorists, identified as Muneer Ahmad Bhat and Ashraf of Gariend Khurd, were hit with an army vehicle at Hanjigund, seriously injuring them. “Soon after the news […]

Kashmiri language teachers to be imparted special training

Kashmiri language teachers to be imparted special training

Budgam: The directorate of school education is contemplating special training for teachers with diploma or degree in Kashmiri language. The teachers will be trained so that they can in turn teach the Kashmiri subject upto higher secondary level. This was told by director school education Kashmir Gulam Nabi Itoo during interaction with media persons on […]

University raises MCMP tuition fee by 20 percent, students angry

University raises MCMP tuition fee by 20 percent, students angry

SRINAGAR: The students of Mass Communication and Multimedia Production (MCMP) in Women’s College are aghast over cluster university’s exorbitant fee hike. Students claim that the move puts their colleagues from weaker socio-economic background at a severe disadvantage, and in certain cases forces them to quit the undergraduate program midway. “The fees for the second year […]

Beerwah’s garbage makes way into Sukhnag stream

Beerwah’s garbage makes way into Sukhnag stream

Beerwah: Heaps of garbage and solid waste have been dumped along the shores of Sukhnag rivulet flowing through the Beerwah sub-division of central Kashmir’s Budgam district causing resentment among the environment conscious people against the local municipal committee. The Kashmir Reader has captured pictures of the municipal committee employees carrying the garbage in tractors and […]

Top teaching, admin positions vacant in Budgam, schools suffer

Top teaching, admin positions vacant in Budgam, schools suffer

BUDGAM: Students and teachers in the central district are aghast with the education department for failing to fill up the vacant posts of teachers in different schools of Budgam. In four educational zones, dozens of government schools have been functioning without a regular principals or school heads for the last many years. Four educational zones […]

CASO in Budgam villages

CASO in Budgam villages

BUDGAM: A massive cardon and search operation (CASO) was launched in several villages in Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district during Tuesday night, police said. They said a joint team of army and special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir police held a CASO at Nagbal, Eidgah Mohallah, Khag and several quarters of Astan, […]

Budgam police warns rumour-mongers on braid-chopping

Budgam police warns rumour-mongers on braid-chopping

Budgam: Police warn anti-national and anti-social elements who have been spreading braid-chopping rumours on social media and said that those who spread rumours will be “caught and punished” as per law. Addressing media persons at Budgam Senior Superintendent of Police Budgam, Tejinder Singh said that except few incidents, most of the cases have been hyped […]