Day 3: Rafiabad school stays locked

Day 3: Rafiabad school stays locked

Baramulla: The Government Middle School Dogripora in Barmulla’s Rafiabad area stayed locked for the third consecutive day on Thursday. Villagers of Dogripora said they would not allow the lock to be removed until the education department deputes at least three teachers to the school. On Thursday morning, dozens of villagers reached the school and stopped […]

‘Ghost’ shuts down government school for 6 years

‘Ghost’ shuts down government school for 6 years

Poor state of education By Raashid Hassan    Shopian: A government primary school at Votterpora village in Shopian district has no teacher and no students. The school is closed for the past six years. Locals say that there was a ghost in the school building. All the children who studied there would fall sick. According […]

Rafiabad school stays locked for second day

Rafiabad school stays locked for second day

Officials turned away Baramulla: Residents of Dogripora village in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district on Wednesday did not allow the Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) to open the school that villagers had locked on Tuesday. Reports said that a large number of people, including the student boys and girls of Government Middle School Dogripora, took to […]

Govt orders restructuring of Board examination system

Govt orders restructuring of Board examination system

JAMMU: School Education Department has restructured the existing examination system to increase class work days and save academic year of students. As per an order issued by the school education department move has come following large number of representations, inputs received from stakeholders seeking reforms in the Board Examinations,  re-scheduling of the Annual and Bi-annual/private […]

Students protest shortage of teachers in Kangan school

Students protest shortage of teachers in Kangan school

GANDERBAL: The mass transfer by Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) on February 27 involving as many as 6299 teachers has done more harm than good to the government run schools in center Kashmir’s district Ganderbal. The transfers have not only affected teachers, but left some of the schools in Ganderbal with no teachers, some […]

Lifting of polythene ban: Govt in contempt of HC?

Lifting of polythene ban: Govt in contempt of HC?

SRINAGAR: Has the government overridden the High Court’s order by allowing use of polythene in Jammu and Kashmir? Yes, say legal experts. Through a service rules order, SRO-45, the forest ministry headed by Chaudhary Lal Singh recently permitted the manufacture, sale and use of polythene above 50 microns. The High Court had earlier issued directions […]

Div Com meets protesting NHM employees, assures meeting with CM

Div Com meets protesting NHM employees, assures meeting with CM

By Nazima Sidiq SRINAGAR: The continued strike of the doctors, paramedics and management staff of the national health mission (HNM) has impacted the functioning of health facilities across Kashmir Valley especially bringing the immunization programmes to a near collapse even as the divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan and deputy commissioner Dr Farooq Lone visited the […]

Govt, forces among top PDD defaulters

Govt, forces among top PDD defaulters

SRINAGAR: The state government, armed forces, NGOs and top business houses have figured in list of defaulters of Power Development Department’s (PDD). According to the list, the consumers who have not paid their dues since 2012 include Army Good Will School Lodroo, Pahalgam which owes Rs 24.44 lakh to PDD, Gh Nabi Nadaf owner of […]