Navroz is also occasion for ‘leech therapy’

Navroz is also occasion for ‘leech therapy’

By Shafat Mir    Anantnag: The beginning of the Persian calendar on Navroz marks the first day of spring season in Kashmir. On this day, besides planting new tree saplings, people throng the practitioners of leech therapy — it is believed that leech therapy is much more effective on this day. The European medicinal leech, […]

Court asks police to probe 18-year-old murder by Ikhwan

Court asks police to probe 18-year-old murder by Ikhwan

Srinagar: A court in Ganderbal has directed police to set up a special investigations team to investigate the murder of one Ghulam Mohammad Lone by government sponsored Ikhwan militiamen 18 years ago. In a statement, Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) said Lone was killed by members of the Ikhwan led by Nazir Ahmad […]

SC grants court more time to wrap up BOPEE scam trial

SC grants court more time to wrap up BOPEE scam trial

By Aqib Ahmad   New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has granted more time to special judge anti-corruption Srinagar to conclude trial into multi-crore cash-for-paper scam of Common Entrance Test 2012 which was allegedly engineered by the former chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Peer. “Extension of time, as has […]

Prefab classrooms, borrowed building makes Utersoo degree college

Prefab classrooms, borrowed building makes Utersoo degree college

By Shafat Mir Utersoo (Anantnag): Five years after a degree college was established at Utersoo village in Shangus area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir, the college is still functioning in prefab sheds inside the premises of a local secondary school. The government established the Utersoo college in 2012 but the college sans its own […]

No sweeper, toilet facility at Safakadal Middle school

No sweeper, toilet facility at Safakadal Middle school

By Nazima Sidiq Srinagar: Two decades after a middle school was established at Safakadal in old Srinagar in a rented building, the authorities have failed to install proper washroom facility much to the inconvenience of the students and staff. The school lacks proper infrastructure to cater to the needs of enrolled 72 students including girls […]

Awami Itehad to ‘boycott’ by polls

Awami Itehad to ‘boycott’ by polls

SRINAGAR: Awami Itehad Party (AIP) led by Er Rasheed has boycotted the by-poll Indian parliamentary elections for Anantnag and Srinagar constituencies. In a statement issued here, Rasheed said, his party will not participate in upcoming parliamentary by-elections because it is not the proper time as “terrible events” of last eight months in particular have proven […]