Govt school students excel in Class 12 results

Govt school students excel in Class 12 results

Srinagar: The J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) on Thursday announced the results of the Class 12 examinations, in which 55,163 students – 29,330 boys and 26,332 girls – had appeared and 33,893 of them passed. The qualified students include 17,280 boys and 16,612 girls. Of the students who failed, 2,522 were boys, with […]

Government lagging on education for children with special needs

Government lagging on education for children with special needs

SRINAGAR: Sitting near a window in his room, Junaid Ahmad Dar, 10, resident of Rainawari, is trying to grip a pencil in his hand. He is struggling to hold the pencil between his fingers but it falls from his hand. Rukhsana, his mother helps him by placing the pencil between his fingers and thumb. Diagnosed […]

Maths teacher volunteers to teach poor and orphaned students in old Srinagar

Maths teacher volunteers to teach poor and orphaned students in old Srinagar

SRINAGAR: At a time when coaching institutes are charging hefty amounts from students, a teacher from Nawa Kadal locality of Srinagar is providing free coaching to students from poor backgrounds, even though he has to pay a heavy rent for the tuition centres. Muneer Ahmad Changoo, 32, began to offer free tuitions to poor students […]

PET scan ready at SKIMS, but waiting for inauguration

PET scan ready at SKIMS, but waiting for inauguration

SRINAGAR: Even after the much-awaited installation of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan machine at SKIMS Soura, doctors and patients are still waiting for its inauguration, for which no date has been given yet. The PET scan helps in detection of cancer, heart problems and nervous disorders. The hospital administration expects around 300 patients to undergo […]

Unchecked use of antibiotics makes chicken risky to eat in Kashmir

Unchecked use of antibiotics makes chicken risky to eat in Kashmir

Srinagar: How safe is the chicken meat that we consume in Kashmir? There’s no knowing, for neither is there any study, nor any monitoring process in the Valley to check the use of antibiotics in the poultry industry, which can lead to antibiotic-resistance among humans, making even simple illnesses incurable. Of late, there has been […]

Candidates fail to get admit cards, SSB says can’t help

Candidates fail to get admit cards, SSB says can’t help

Srinagar: Around a dozen candidates from various districts who had applied for the posts of Female Multipurpose Health Worker (FMHW) have not received their admission cards for the examination scheduled on December 21. The candidates who spoke to Kashmir Reader over telephone said that they approached Service Selection Board head-office regarding their issues but were […]

Jammu and Ladakh boast art galleries, Kashmir has none

Jammu and Ladakh boast art galleries, Kashmir has none

SRINAGAR: Despite boasting an Institute of Music and Fine Arts (IMFA), established first as a hobby centre in 1965, Kashmir lacks an art gallery where artists and art students could showcase their work. The absence of an art gallery and lack of other facilities reflect the official indifference the art scene faces in Kashmir. “There […]