Internet blockade in Budgam puts students in distress

Internet blockade in Budgam puts students in distress

BUDGAM: Internet blockade in Budgam district over past several days is taking a toll on students and businessmen, who are appealing authorities to restore the services at the earliest. On Sunday, internet services were snapped in Budgam district and have not been restored yet. Students preparing for entrance examinations for postgraduate, undergraduate courses and competitive […]

Shutdown in city, no internet on election day

Shutdown in city, no internet on election day

Srinagar: A complete shutdown was observed on Thursday to boycott the Lok Sabha election for Srinagar constituency. On the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik, shutdown was observed by people but there were no barricades, no frisking, and no checking on roads as […]

Slowdowns follow shutdowns: Frequent Internet blockades causing hardship to students, businesses

Slowdowns follow shutdowns: Frequent Internet blockades causing hardship to students, businesses

Srinagar: The frequent internet blockades in the Kashmir valley are causing huge losses to a wide cross-section of people including traders, businessmen, entrepreneurs and students. Speaking on behalf of the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), its president, Muhammad Yasin Khan, said that valley traders have so far suffered a huge loss of Rs 20 to 25 […]

Mobile internet services suspended in most parts of Kashmir

Mobile internet services suspended in most parts of Kashmir

Srinagar: Mobile internet services were Saturday suspended in most parts of Kashmir while the network speed was throttled in other parts as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order, officials said. Mobile internet has been suspended in south Kashmir’s four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama and central Kashmir’s Srinagar and Budgam districts, […]

With internet shut, south Kashmir B.Ed students fail to submit examination forms

With internet shut, south Kashmir B.Ed students fail to submit examination forms

Srinagar: Scores of students from south Kashmir districts enrolled at private colleges are staring at a loss of their academic year after missing out on submitting online application forms of their Bachelors of Education (B Ed) examination because of frequent and long internet suspensions. The last date for online form submission for 3rd and 4th […]

Notes on the Digital Curfew

Notes on the Digital Curfew

Fida Hussain Sodagar The internet is under siege again in conflict tormented Kashmir. A digital curfew has been imposed in the valley, especially in South Kashmir. The frequent blockade of the internet has caused an economic breakdown. Apart from this, students have been kept away from the current affairs and updated study material for competitive […]

The Constant Battle between 4G and South Kashmir

The Constant Battle between 4G and South Kashmir

By Basharat Rashid 4G in Kashmir has become an important need for netizens, but south Kashmir continues to face its suspension with users expressing resentment against the same, as low speed internet is irking them badly. The prevailing conditions in the valley let authorities to suspend 4G in the most volatile South Kashmir, where back […]

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