A library in Dal Lake

The only library in Dal maintained by a school dropout

Majid Maqbool

In a modest cottage near gate number one in the interiors of Dal, a small wooden door opens into the only library in Dal Lake. Named ‘Travelers Library’ by its passionate 43-year-old owner, Muhammad Latif Oata, the library houses an eclectic collection of over 500 books in many languages, including More

Using Technology in Education

Will technologies replace teachers?

Pupinder S Bali

It is only a matter of time before technologies come in to replace teachers entirely. The song Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd is perhaps best remembered for the lines that exhort the teacher to “leave us kids alone”. That captures the state of education, in terms of content and delivery, for millions More

Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities

GK Careers

Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme The University of Cambridge offers approximately 80 Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academic year. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants considered by their More

  • Kashmir

Government to tune-up ‘ramshackle’ administration

4 IAS Officers On Central Deputation To Return In March

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Nov 11: What could bring about some relief to the J&K Government, at least four IAS officers who are presently on deputation at the Government of India are set to return to the State in March More



  • Srinagar City

NC treating Srinagar as bonded territory: PDP

Mufti bashes Govt on skewed bridge, says silly project disastrous for The Bund

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 11: Laced with facts and figures, the Peoples Democratic Party Sunday came down heavily on the ruling National Conference led government with the PDP patron and former Chief Minister Mufti More




  • Jammu

Polytechnic lecturers made to work for peanuts

25 year service fetches them Rs 5700 per month

RANJANA CHARAK

Jammu, Nov 11: It may sound strange, but it is true- a teacher who has trained 25 batches of Polytechnic College is getting a meager emolument of Rs 5700 per month. This is not the story of one consolidated More



  • South Asia

31 killed in Pak violence

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Karachi, Nov 11: At least 31 people, including members of the minority community, have been killed in various incidents of target killings in Pakistan's commercial city of Karachi and Balochistan's capital More



  • World

Syria warplanes strike near Iraq border, clashes near Turkey

Beirut, Nov 11: Syrian warplanes on Sunday launched air strikes on the eastern town of Albu Kamal near the Iraqi border and pounded rebel lines near Damascus and in the northern city of Aleppo, a watchdog More



  • Health

‘Mehndi may cause serious side effects’

INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE

New Delhi, Nov 11: Applying chemical-laced 'mehndi' (henna) on the hands can cause serious side effects including skin infection, doctors said, cautioning girls and women against using it. Mehndi More



  • Pahalgam

Aru craves for basic amenities

Locals, tourists suffer, govt mute

Pahalgam: Notwithstanding tall claims of the Government of undertaking equitable development in Kashmir, Aru a famous tourist spot here sans basic amenities causing immense hardships to tourists and locals More



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