Social media ban is over

Social media ban is over

Srinagar: After a period of a month, the government on Friday lifted the ban on social media in Kashmir. Home secretary RK Goyal confirmed that the ban stands revoked. The government had banned 22 social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Youtube for a month in Kashmir valley. Telecom service providers were  directed to […]

Shutdown, protests again on Mehbooba’s visit to Kelam

Shutdown, protests again on Mehbooba’s visit to Kelam

Mohammad Suhail                                                                                          Kulgam: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti visited Kelam village in Kulgam district on Thursday after more than six months and like her previous visit in December, a complete shutdown was observed in the area along with stone-pelting of government troops. Mehbooba also faced sloganeering from flood victims in the village, who asked her to […]

Students have right to protest but not on streets, says Bukhari

Students have right to protest but not on streets, says Bukhari

SRINAGAR: Education minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday defended the students’ right to stage protests but asked them to express their resentment within the confines of schools without hitting streets. He said no teacher has backed the recent student unrest and there was no proposal to identify any teacher in this regard. “I admit that […]

Private schools must look inward, improve quality and infrastructure

Private schools must look inward, improve quality and infrastructure

SRINAGAR: While private sector is seen as a major contributor to education in Jammu and Kashmir, government is concerned that profit making was taking priority over quality of education in private schools. At an education conclave organised by the joint committee of private schools at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre here, secretary education Farooq Ahmad Shah […]

‘Boycott T-1 exams, discuss T2’

‘Boycott T-1 exams, discuss T2’

RINAGAR: The private schools in Kashmir have decided against conducting term first examinations for the VIII standard but indicated that the conduct of term second examinations would be discussed with the government. “We will not follow any government diktat. The government orders are like tissue papers,” President of Kashmir Private Schools association, Ghulam Nabi Var […]

Students burn cop’s bike in Pulwama

Students burn cop’s bike in Pulwama

SRINAGAR: Students in Pulwama town on Tuesday beat up a policeman who was dressed in civil clothing and burned down his motorbike, during protests that turned into street battles between stone-throwing students and government troops who fired teargas shells at them. The street clashes led to a shutdown in the main market of the town. […]

Students march in KU for release of journalism student

Students march in KU for release of journalism student

SRINAGAR: Students marched across the Kashmir University campus on Tuesday to demand the release of journalism student Tahir Mir, who has been booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). A KU student told Kashmir Reader that at about 11am, nearly 200 students assembled at the Naseem Bagh ground and then marched to the Vice-Chancellor’s […]

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 […]

Police harassing, arresting students: Jama’at

Police harassing, arresting students: Jama’at

SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir has expressed “deep concern” over the arrest of students from various educational institutions and their homes which has created a “reign of terror” throughout the valley. Jama’at in a statement said, “This unjustified attitude of police has become a basic cause for uncertainty here. Students are demanding the release of their […]

Posing as students, policemen arrest 3 at SP College

Posing as students, policemen arrest 3  at SP College

Srinagar: A crime drama-like scene unfolded at SP College on Monday when policemen dressed in civil clothing posed as college students and participated in student protests, before catching hold of three students and whisking them away to Kothibagh police station. “The policemen, who were deployed at SP College, posed as students and participated in protests. […]

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