Govt teachers flouting ban on tuitions in Budgam

Govt teachers flouting ban on tuitions in Budgam

By Ishfaq Reshi Budgam: Despite a government ban, private tuition centres are openly employing government teachers in the main town of Budgam. Kashmir Reader received reports about many centres operating in Chadoora, Magam, Budgam and other towns of the district, where government teachers were running the show, wholly or partially. At some centres, students said, […]

‘Jammu artificial lake an integrated tourism project’

‘Jammu artificial lake an integrated tourism project’

JAMMU: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Monday said the Artificial Lake in Jammu is an integrated project being executed by the Irrigation & Flood Control Department, Housing and Urban Development Department and the Tourism Department. Responding to the queries of the media-persons outside the Legislature complex regarding the progress of the project, the Minister said […]

Outdated public libraries struggle to engage readers

Outdated public libraries struggle to engage readers

SRINAGAR: Nouman Nabi, a 19-year-old student from Soura Srinagar has been paying frequent visits to a public library in his locality hoping to borrow a few books. But the books he has been looking for, Nabi says, are not available at the library and whatever is available, is either “too old or of little relevance” […]

Half the govt school students yet to receive textbooks

Half the govt school students yet to receive textbooks

By Insha Latief Srinagar: The new session in government schools has started but half the students have not received textbooks yet. “How will our children study without books? They have nothing to read. In such circumstances, what will they do except idle,” said Mohammad Ikhlaq, parent of a Class 3 student. The new academic session […]

Amid vacation, KU law department directs students to attend classwork

Amid vacation, KU law department directs students to attend classwork

By Insha Latief SRINAGAR: Kashmir University’s Law department has directed the students to attend classes even as the varsity has suspended classwork in view of inclement weather. The campus announced suspension of classwork from January 18 to 29 because of snowfall and rains. A law department student Aasif Wani said, “Students are really annoyed over […]

Don’t Sanitize Kashmir’s History

Don’t Sanitize Kashmir’s History

Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar has said that the government would consider including more information in school history textbooks about the steps taken by Dogra rulers for welfare and overall development of the state. Akhtar added that , ‘updating education curriculum is a continuous process and the education department will recommend introduction of chapters in history […]

Govt to consider making Dogra rulers’ contributions part of school history books: Akhtar

Govt to consider making Dogra rulers’ contributions part of school history books: Akhtar

JAMMU: The government would consider including more information in school history textbooks about the steps taken by Dogra rulers for welfare and overall development of the state, education minister Naeem Akhtar told Assembly on Wednesday. The minister said updating education curriculum is a continuous process and the education department will recommend introduction of chapters in […]

Winter vacations cancelled, but no electricity in university

Winter vacations cancelled, but no electricity in university

SRINAGAR: Work at Kashmir University has almost come to a standstill due to lack of electricity. Unscheduled power cuts and erratic supply in the past fifteen days has disrupted academic work and left students, teachers and non-teaching staff at their wits’ end. Work has been most affected in the scientific departments. “We have not been […]

All community school students clear board exam

All community school students clear board exam

SRINAGAR: All the Class 10 students who studied at what came to be known as a resistance school in Rainawari area of downtown Srinagar have passed the board exam with flying colours. Locals of the Hasnabad area in Rainawari started the school in a mosque and seminary after the 2016 Burhan-triggered anti-India uprising shut all […]

Winter classes without heating facility: Polytechnic students complain

Winter classes without heating facility: Polytechnic students complain

By Insha Latief SRINAGAR: Students of polytechnic colleges complain that they are facing tough time attending winter classes without adequate heating facilities. The government has announced winter vacations for all colleges but the polytechnic colleges were exempted so as to enable them to finish their syllabus. Haris Hussain, a student of Kashmir Government Polytechnic said […]

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