For eight years Tangmarg villagers wait for completion of hospital building

For eight years Tangmarg villagers wait for completion of hospital building

Baramulla: Eight years after the construction work started at double storey public health centre (PHC) in Chandil area of Tangmarg in Baramulla district, the locals are waiting for the day when the facility is declared functional. The residents said there are dozens of villages including Baderkoot, Ringawali, Brarikhood, Darakasi, Zandpal, Machikhud Chanchck, Check Frastreshi, Boomkul, […]

Bla admn reaches out to Uri villages

Baramulla: To get first hand appraisal of public issues and grievances a Public Darbar was held at Uri in Baramulla District. The Public Darbar was represented by Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Nissar Ahmad Naqash, Chief Medical officer Baramulla (CMO),District Social welfare officer, District Punchyat officer, Sub divisional magistrate Uri, XENs of R&B, PDD, PMGSY, PHE, I&FC […]

Ten days on, Dogripora school shut in standoff

Ten days on, Dogripora school shut in standoff

Srinagar: Ten days after residents of Dogripora Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district locked the Government Middle School Dogripora protesting shortage of teaching staff, the school continues to remain shut in the standoff. The residents told Kashmir Reader that the department had ordered two teachers associated with Total Literacy Campaign to join the school but […]

MGNREGA employees stage protest at Pattan

Baramulla: Hundreds of contractual employees of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act(MGNREGA) Wednesday staged a protest in North Kashmir’s Pattan town demanding Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s intervention in regularization of their jobs. Scores of employees assembled in premises of Block Development Office, Pattan and protested against what they called ‘government’s non serious attitude’ towards […]

Rajwar villages sans drinking water

Rajwar villages sans drinking water

Baramulla: On the world water day, the scarcity of drinking water is haunting several villages in Rajwar pocket of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Residents of Bhat Mohalla and Wani Mohalla of Ahgam Rajwar are struggling for drinking water facility for the past three decades but the government has only served them promises. In 2015, a […]

Four houses gutted in an Uri village

Four houses gutted in an Uri village

Baramulla: Four houses were gutted in a fire incident in a border village in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday night. A senior police officer said that fire broke out in Marya-Kamalkote in Uri close to the line of control on Monday night resulting to burning of four residential houses. There was […]

Staff and space crunch is main feature of GMS Wanigam, Patan

Staff and space crunch is main feature of GMS Wanigam, Patan

Baramulla: Over a hundred students studying in eight different classes are huddled in three separate rooms of Government Middle School (GMS) Wanigam in Tangmarg area of district Baramulla. Worse, the school has six teachers only including the headmaster. “There is single floor three room building for this middle school where over 100 students are enrolled.  […]

Thousands participate in army recruitment rally in Baramulla

Thousands participate in army recruitment  rally in Baramulla

Baramulla: Thousands of unemployed youth from two Baramulla and Kupwara districts of north Kashmir participated in an army recruitment rally at Baramulla on Monday. Sources said that over four thousand unemployed youth of Baramulla and Kupwara reached at the Gantamulla Colony in Baramulla early in the morning and appeared in physical tests for the recruitment […]

In Rafiabad, degree college functioning inside a school

In Rafiabad, degree college functioning inside a school

Baramulla: The state of education in Kashmir can most aptly be described as being in a shambles. Here is another example of the gulf that lies between the claims and the reality. Official records say that the government established a degree college in the middle of Rafiabad area at Hadipora village on the Baramulla-Kupwara highway […]

Cesspool in front of govt school

Cesspool in front of govt school

Baramulla: The government high school in Andergam in Pattan area of Baramulla district is surrounded by dirty water and in front of it is a big cesspool. In this cesspool all the dirty water from the school ground and from the nearby streets collects. The dirty water has now accumulated higher than the ground level […]

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