People rue unhygienic toilets in G. B Pant hospital

Srinagar: With most hospitals, mainly government ones, unable to maintain hygienic standards and take proper infection control measures, people visiting valley’s lone children specialty GB Pant Hospital, alleged that they are facing health problems due to unhygienic conditions at the hospital. Scores of patients who talked to KNS said that there is need for quick […]

NCI approves establishment of 2 Nursing Colleges

Srinagar: Nursing Council of India (NCI) has approved establishing of two Nursing colleges under the patronage of J&K Muslim Wakaf Board at Charar-i-Sharief and Awantipora, Vice Chairman of the Board, Peer Mohammad Hussain said. He said that it was the mission of late Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, to establish Nursing Colleges in every district […]

Jamia Masjid Out Of Bounds For Prayers On 17th Consecutive Friday

SRINAGAR: Authorities in the Old City Friday sealed all entry points leading to the historic Jamia Masjid disallowing thus the mandatory congregational prayers for the seventeenth consecutive here today. According to the reports, all roads leading to Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar, were closed with concertina wire while the top cleric and Hurriyat (M) chairman, […]

Sealing Grand Mosque Won’t Do Any Good: Owaisi

New Delhi:Castigating both State and Central Governments for sealing Kashmir’s Grand Mosque for 17 consecutive weeks, president All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi Friday said that such measures from the state government will not help restoration of normalcy in Kashmir Valley. “There is civil unrest in Kashmir. By sealing mosques, not opening up educational institutions […]

Anchar Brings Distaste To Hopes Of Normalcy

Srinagar:Even as police believed that the crackdown on youth in Anchar locality of Soura here on November 2 would help in restoring law and order, the action has ended up doing more damage rather than any good as was expected. Highly placed sources said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has taken a serious note of the […]

Female Teachers to Double as Chowkidars at Schools:Govt Diktat

Srinagar: In a recent circular issued by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), the heads of various Government run institutions have been asked to prepare a duty rooster for their teaching and non-teaching staff to protect the school buildings from arsonists.The order has come under severe criticism since it includes the female teachers too […]

Exam Row:Students offered Both Choices—Nov 2016 or Mar 2017

SRINAGAR: In a fresh deal to the agitating students of class 10th and 12th, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) on Friday offered exams in March next year with a rider that those taking the exams will have to answer questions from complete syllabus. The announcement by the BOSE comes a day […]

End Arson Attacks On Schools, Forces’ Occupation: AI

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir state government should bring to justice those responsible for the burning of schools in Kashmir and end the occupation of schools by security forces, Amnesty International India said on Friday. “Schools should be safe spaces under all circumstances. The vicious arson attacks on schools end up denying children in Kashmir […]

LeT-linked Kashmiri Youth Surrenders After Mother’s Appeal

Srinagar:An emotional appeal of a mother persuaded a Kashmiri youth, who had joined militant outfit Lashker-e-Taiba(LeT), to surrender in an interior area of Sopore late on Thursday night after the army with the help of other security agencies laid a siege of a locality after intelligence inputs indicated presence of a militant in a house. […]

Scarred By Pellets, Kashmir Girls Face Uncertain Future

SRINAGAR:Inside the ophthalmology ward at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital (SMHS) in Srinagar, four teenage girls between 12 and 19, lie on parallel beds with their eyes shut. Hit in the eyes with lead-based pellets, they are the latest victims of the “non-lethal” projectiles used by Kashmir Police and paramilitary CRPF as a method […]

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