Condition of sub-district hospital Shopian going from ‘bad to worse’

Condition of sub-district hospital Shopian going from ‘bad to worse’

SHOPIAN: Even as the residents of Shopian are waiting for the creation of district level hospital, the condition of existing sub-district hospital (SDH) is going from “bad to worse”. The hospital is also a big mismatch for the volatile district, where dozens of persons injured in confrontations with government forces are brought in every other […]

Twelve years on, Shopian ITI incomplete for want of Rs 11 lakh

Twelve years on, Shopian ITI incomplete for want of Rs 11 lakh

SHOPIAN: More than 12 years have passed since construction was started in 2006 on a new building for the Industrial Technical Institute (ITI) Shopian at an estimated cost of Rs 1.75 crore. But despite over a decade having passed, the building is still incomplete, forcing the ITI authorities to run operations from the institute’s hostel […]

NC demands 70 percent reservation in central government offices in JK

NC demands 70 percent reservation in central government offices in JK

Jammu: Opposition National Conference on Sunday sought 70 per cent reservation in the central government establishments and public sector undertakings functioning in Jammu and Kashmir. “The state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir should get adequate openings in the central government departments, banks, railways, paramilitary and defence forces and a specified quota needs to be allocated […]

Budgam girls’ school squeezes 1,400 students into space for 400

Budgam girls’ school squeezes 1,400 students into space for 400

Irshad Khan Magam: In contrast with the School Education Department’s trumpeting the current financial as the “year of infrastructure”, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Magam, in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, demonstrates the consistent official apathy towards schools in the Valley. ‘Upgraded’ almost a decade and half back in the year 2004 from high school to […]

Footpaths dug up, evenings unlit: Boulevard losing former glory

Footpaths dug up, evenings unlit: Boulevard losing former glory

Sheikh Uzair SRINAGAR: Boulevard: ‘a wide road in a city, typically one lined with trees. This definition is an understatement when compared with the Boulevard Road of Srinagar – the scenic thoroughfare from Dal Gate to Nishat Garden. What sets Srinagar’s Boulevard apart from other, similarly named ones around the world is that it runs […]

Half school, half cattle-shed

Half school, half cattle-shed

Gurez: Situated amid lush green meadows, a government primary school in the picturesque Gurez valley serves students and cattle under a common roof. The school is in village Jurneel, home to about a thousand inhabitants. Built in the traditional style from wood logs and mud, the one-storey school has 14 students on its roll and […]

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