Exam controversy;’Not in hurry to declare syllabus relaxation’

Srinagar: Chairman Board of School Education (BOSE) Zahoor Ahmad Chatt Wednesday said that authorities are not in hurry to announce syllabus relaxation for class 10 and class 12 for planned exams as “students know what to read and what not.” “I don’t know why people are worried about the syllabus relaxation. We are working on […]

‘Teachers are not cops who will protect schools during nights’

Srinagar: AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rashid today expressed his deep anger and anguish over the orders issued by Govt. that teachers along with Chowkidars will have to stay during night in the schools to protect them from burning.  In a statement issued to PTK, he said there can be nothing condemnable and insulting […]

Meaningful engagement, dialogue the only way forward: PDP

Srinagar: Calling for a meaningful debate on the issues related to education, environment and social ethos, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated that any forward movement is impossible unless the whole society comes together to fight every design which aims at disintegrating and weakening it. “Over the last four months what we have seen […]

Peace Can’t Be Achieved by Filling Jails, Says Congress

SRINAGAR: J&K Unit of All India Congress on Wednesday said that slapping draconian PSA on teenagers and other youngsters would ruin their career, besides harming the peace initiatives that are underway to restore calm in the Valley. Congress condemned slapping of uncountable PSAs on youngsters by the State Government and warned that peace cannot be […]

Education Official’s residence gutted in fire

Srinagar: A mysterious Fire damaged official residence of a senior officer of District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) in south Kashmir district of Shopian early this morning. A Fire and Emergency Service (F&ES) official said that fire broke out in single story of official residence of Deputy Chief Education Officer of DIET at Shopian […]

After civilian injuries in Soura;Evening markets shut in Sgr areas

Srinagar: Various city markets remained closed in evening, during the relaxation call given by separatist leaders, to protest the forces action against civilians at Soura here. According to KNS correspondent, the markets remained closed in the evening at various places to mark a protest against the use of force in Soura today where authorities had […]

After NC criticism of Mirwaiz, separatists hit back

Srinagar: A day after the National Conference launched a scathing attack on moderate Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the separatist amalgam today accused the opposition party of playing their “old tricks” of creating suspicion in the minds of people through personal attacks. “Hurriyat strongly condemns (NC working president and former Chief Minister) Omar Abdullah for […]

Several deputations call on CM

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the Government is responsive to the people’s problems and is working judiciously and in a transparent manner to fulfill their aspirations and expectations. The Chief Minister said this while interacting with several deputations who called on her here today to seek speedy redress of their grievances and demands. […]

Govt Ruins Separatists’ Rendezvous

Srinagar:  Police on Wednesday foiled a meeting between chairmen of both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The three separatist leaders had planned to hold a joint meeting at the residence of Geelani at Hyderpora this afternoon to […]

Day 117: Dozens Hurt in Soura Clashes

Srinagar: Intense clashes were reported from Soura area of Srinagar city when over 35 people including a police officer and some security personnel were wounded. The clashes erupted after government forces cordoned off Anchar area and conducted door-to-door searches to arrest stone-pelters. Residents, however, alleged that shortly after the launch of operation, forces resorted to […]

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