Recruitment policy
It is encouraging that the government in a major policy decision hasmodified J&K Medical Education (Gazetted) Services Recruitment Rules, 1979, relaxing norms for promotion to the posts of Professor,Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the state medical and dental colleges to More

RKD outbreak
This refers to the article (GK 29-12-2012) regarding the so called RKD outbreak in district Baramulla. In this regard it is to bring in your notice that this district has reported only one confirmed incidence of RKD in the broiler farm of Tameel Ahmed located at Diver Parihaspora Pattan. A cluster More

Double standards
No one in his right mind would ordinarily think that an act of rape can be ignored or even defended. The anger and disgust against the attack on this young student in Delhi is near-universal, including among Kashmiris. But how many times, how often, have you heard, accepted, even believed and further More

Towards excellence
This refers to G.N.Wadoo's `Towards excellence' wherein the writer has tried to highlight the causes of poor performance of government schools. I agree with his viewpoint that parents don't take the education of their wards admitted in government schools seriously. But the schools which he has named More

Tragic death
It is indeed pathetic to learn about the tragic death of a girl who was brutally assaulted in Delhi a few days back. The victim was a courageous and brave person who fought very hard to stay alive. She stands an iconic symbol for those women who are afflicted with such grave immoralities.Suhail More

  • Kashmir

‘JK’s food shortage growing severe’

Report Attributes Problem To Low SRR, Poor Irrigation, Yield Stagnation


Srinagar, Jan 1: With agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir witnessing “gradual slump”, the State is likely to face food insecurity in future if it does not take measures, an official report has warned.   More

  • Srinagar City

Road Safety Week inaugurated

‘Spread awareness about traffic rules’

Srinagar, Jan 1: The Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo on Wednesday underscored the need for strict adherence of traffic rules and spreading awareness about safe driving.  “I impress upon up More

  • Jammu

Fire extinguishers scam surfaces in Edu deptt

2 CEOs, 4 ZEOs among 10 officers land in vigilance net


Jammu, Jan 1: Vigilance Organisation has booked Chief Education Officer Jammu and Chief Education Officer Doda among ten other officials of education department for allegedly purchasing fire extinguishers More

  • Court Watch

Ban on gutka: High Court directs JK Govt to file response


Srinagar, Jan 1: The J&K High Court has issued a notice to the state government for its response on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking ban on manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results



It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More

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