An Open Letter to the Education Minister, Mr. Altaf Bukhari

An Open Letter to the Education Minister, Mr. Altaf Bukhari

By Meer Rehmat Dear Sir, With humble respect and regards, I want your esteemed self to listen and feel the pain through which I am going since a very long time. I am working as a Contractual Lecturer in the Higher Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir, the portfolio which is under your supervision. No […]

Hajin protests, demand degree college

Hajin protests, demand degree college

BANDIPORA: Traders federation Hajin on Thursday took out a protest march demanding Degree College in their area. The protesters led by their president Mushtaq Ahmad Parray assembled at main market Hajin carrying posters displaying “college Hamara Haq Hai, Hajin Ko College do”. Talking to Kashmir Reader Parray said that the college is their right. “The […]

Improving the Quality of Education has to be a Holistic Endeavour. Mere Focus on Technology Won’t Do

Improving the Quality of Education has to be a Holistic Endeavour. Mere Focus on Technology Won’t Do

By Sheikh Maqbool A significant development since the previous Education policy of 1986/92 is the emergence of Information and Communication Technologies (NIOS) which has brought in new dimensions in the field education. New possibilities have opened up for use of information technology in different ways, not only to manage the sector, but also directly assist […]

Hajin people desperately wait for degree college

Hajin people desperately wait for degree college

Hajin: With the official announcement of opening seventeen new colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, the residents of Hajin town in north Kashmir’s Bandipora and adjoining areas have pinned hopes on the government that this time they would not be let down. They said that the previous government deceived them by erecting a bogus sign board […]

BJP castigates Bukhari

BJP castigates Bukhari

JammuThe BJP on Monday asked Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Ahmed Bukhari “not to lock horns with the Army chief”, two days after he said Gen Bipin Rawat should “do his own job” and not meddle in the state’s affairs. Rawat had on Friday said social media and government schools in the state were […]

Matriculation: A Botheration?

Matriculation: A Botheration?

JAVEID HASSAN MALIK Since my childhood days, I have been listening to this maxim, matriculation is a botheration for students. While I am not sure about its universal applicability but for Kashmiri students it certainly is, was and will remain. Every Kashmiri mother’s first wish is to see her child pass the matriculation exam as […]

Student barred from exam; Edu dept orders probe

Student barred from exam; Edu dept orders probe

Handwara: A day after Kashmir Reader reported that a video clip has gone viral on social media in which a student from a poor family alleged that the headmaster of Government High School Haril in Handwara stopped him from sitting in the 10th class examinations, the Education department has ordered a probe into the incident. […]

JKLF chief denounces army chief’s remarks

JKLF chief denounces army chief’s remarks

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said Indian military occupation is the “biggest curse” from which the people of Jammu Kashmir are suffering for the last more than seventy years. Malik in a statement made these remarks while reacting against the statement of Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat […]

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