Vodafone facilitates education of ‘underpriviledged’ children in Kashmir as part of ‘Ramzan Initiative’

Vodafone facilitates education of ‘underpriviledged’ children in Kashmir as part of ‘Ramzan Initiative’

SRINAGAR: Continuing its tradition of celebrating the holy month of Ramzan in its true spirit of ‘giving’, Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, organised its annual ‘Giving Initiative’ on ‘Ramzan’. Now in its fifth year, this annual initiative by Vodafone saw a total of Rs 6.8 lakh being raised for facilitating education […]

Mehbooba grieved over Atiqa Bano’s demise

Mehbooba grieved over Atiqa Bano’s demise

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the passing away of noted educationist, heritage activist and former Director, Education and Libraries, Atiqa Bano, who breathed her last yesterday evening at Sopore. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister, who is also the President of J&K Academy of Art, Culture & […]

Elementary Training College scam: HC aghast over sluggish investigation

Elementary Training College scam: HC aghast over sluggish investigation

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to submit an updated status report of the investigations in ETT (Elementary Training colleges) scam. The court also directed the state to file an updated chart indicating the institutions which have been closed and those permitted to function. The cousel representing the […]

Court asks Women’s college to hear employees disengaged on allegations of stealing answer sheets

Court asks Women’s college to hear employees disengaged on allegations of stealing answer sheets

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High court has directed state government to allow representation from former need based employees of Government College for Women, M A Road, who were disengaged from services on allegations of stealing answer scripts of B.A. Final examination from the college in July. The court directed the college authorities and state […]

Education is More Important than Musical Concerts

Education is More Important than Musical Concerts

By Ashraf Lone I will not delve into the concept what “music is to the soul” or what are its benefits. The question that arose in my mind when I heard about another music concert being organized by Government next month was about the need of these shows. (This comes after we have been through […]

Srinagar’s model school operates from building declared unsafe by R&B

Srinagar’s model school operates from building declared unsafe by R&B

Srinagar: Two years after it was declared unsafe by the Roads and Buildings Department (R&B), the four-storey building of Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Khanyar continues to host classes. Manzoor Ahmad Baba, the school principal, said that the floods of September 2014 damaged the building. The school had 20 rooms that housed classrooms, library, […]

Lean days for Kashmiri labourers and a busy autumn for outsiders

Lean days for Kashmiri labourers and a busy autumn for outsiders

Sopore: On a sunny autumn morning, hundreds of Kashmiri labourers wait patiently on either side of the road near Sopore town’s old government bus stand to get picked up for work. Most days are not equally promising for them for at least half will return home for the day without being selected. On the other […]

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