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 […]

Militants attack police vehicle in Shopian

Militants attack police vehicle in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Suspected militants on Thursday morning attacked a police vehicle in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, SSP Shopian Tahir Saleem told Kashmir Reader. He said militants fired upon a police Rakshak of Deputy SP Shopian near Harmain Hajipora on Anantnag-Shopian road. Police also fired some shots in retaliation. However no one was injured. He said the […]

World Tuberculosis Day: TB is still a taboo for many

World Tuberculosis Day: TB is still a taboo for many

By Nazima Sidiq/ Insha Latief Budgam: Zamrooda Begum was suffering from mild fever, cough, muscle pain, and fatigue for a month but she didn’t tell anyone from her family, not even her husband. When her condition started deteriorating, she visited a medical shop where the person told her to attend a camp organized by District […]

As doctors commemorate Tuberculosis Day, patients wait in a long queue

As doctors commemorate Tuberculosis Day, patients wait in a long queue

Sopore: As the World Tuberculosis Day was observed on Thursday, the patients visiting Tuberculosis Hospital in Sopore had to endure a longer wait, with only one doctor available and the rest of the staff busy attending an official event in Baramulla. The hospital was, however, decorated to commemorate the day, and a large hoarding announced, […]

Radio Kashmir bags ladli media award

Radio Kashmir bags ladli media award

Srinagar: Radio Kashmir Srinagar has won ‘ladli media award’ for highlighting gender sensitive issues. The public broadcasting institution bagged the award for a drama titled “beti aayee, khushyan layee” produced by Muhammad Tariq Zargar. The drama was written by Bashir Ahmad Buchh, a prominent writer and broadcaster. Zargar received the award at a ceremony in […]

3 drug smugglers arrested in Lar

3 drug smugglers arrested in Lar

Ganderbal: Ganderbal police recovered around half a kilogram of contraband brown sugar from the possession of a group of drug peddlers in Lar area of Ganderbal district on Thursday. Police said a vehicle bearing registration number JK16/5313 was intercepted during Naka checking at Manigam Crossing and three persons were taken into custody. Police recovered 480 […]

Div Com orders immediate shifting of Dachigam Sheep Breeding Farm

SRINAGAR:  Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Thursday called an emergency meeting to take stock of arrangements for shifting of Sheep Breeding Farm, Dachigam. Additional commissioner Kashmir Tasaduq Hussain Mir, additional deputy commissioner Srinagar, Poornima Mittal, joint director sheep husbandry department, chief wildlife warden, deputy director planning, deputy director SRTC, executive engineer R&B and […]

Journalists, activists leave for UAE to watch Kashmir cricket

Journalists, activists leave for UAE to watch Kashmir cricket

Srinagar: A group of Kashmiri journalists, businessmen, and social activists on Wednesday left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to felicitate Kashmiris who have organized a cricket tournament in the country. The group which will be on the three day visit is scheduled to attend the final match of the Kashmir Super League (KSL) of […]

Unhygienic washroom forces students to bunk school

Unhygienic washroom forces students  to bunk school

By Nazima Sidiq SRINAGAR: Rukiya Farooq (name changed), a 9th class student of Government Girls High School Malik Sahib SafaKadal has to take off a week from school every month as the school has only one washroom for boys and girls. The lone washroom is mostly dirty and unhygienic, as there is no one to […]