Good step
This refers to the news 'let coaching centres function till students appear in the exam'. It is really a welcome step. This will help students to prepare with zeal. The government ban followed by strike by coaching centres association had threatened the future of many students. Allowingcoaching centres More

Destroying creativity
This refers to the article titled “Destroying Creativity” by Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad. The other main factor for destroying creativity of Kashmiri innovators is that government is yet to establish a patent information center which results in the discouragement of our intellectuals.Rahila Rashid More

Contractual lecturers
The culture of recruiting contractual lecturers may be of some help up to higher secondary level but to engage recent pass-outs as contractual lecturers in professional colleges is disgusting and that too when such unexperienced contractual lecturers are assigned to teach the final year students. More

SSB Advertisement
This refers to the Advertisement by SSB for different posts. Till Now 1,53,000 forms have been sold earning an amount of Rs 3 crores. Where did this amount come from, simply from the pocket of unemployed youth.Najeeb Ahmed najeebahmed39@gmail.comMore

Admirable move
This refers to the notification issued by the higher education department according to which the candidates including those having M.Phil degrees are supposed to go through a written test.This is an appreciable steps by the authorities. The meritorious candidates with lower percentages can at least figure More

Civil Society
Apropos "Expectations and Indian Civil Society" by Z.G.Muhammad (GK 21-01-2013). We are again and again deceived by the Indian Civil society. Then why should we trust them Rouf Ahmad BhatR/O Safa Kadal Srinagar More

Universal value
It was good to read "Democracy as a universal value'. Though Democracy has formally been recognised as a universal value, it is its unqualified acceptance as a paragon of virtue that liberal scholars like Amartya Sen must be alive to. Syed Rashid Mohi ud dinBramree kupwaraMore

Better late
The decision to raise the annual cap on LPG cylinders from six to nine is a welcome move by the government. It has resulted in a sigh of relief to a common man. Although the scheme will be implemented from April 1st but the consumers can have access to 5 cylinders instead of three as per the previous More

Remembering Shyamji
This refers to an irreparable loss we have suffered in the form of Shyamji's death. Today my heart is full of emotions, eyes full of tears, mind full of your memories, ear full of your advices. I want to cry loudly, my soul solutes you.Dear Shyamji death is the law of nature  but the death of More

  • Kashmir

‘JK yet to register 98.5% eligible old persons under national scheme’


Srinagar, Jan 23: The J&K Government is yet to register 98 per cent old persons under a centrally-sponsored scheme on pension, a study has revealed.The study conducted by the National Level Monitoring More

  • Srinagar City


Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations


 Srinagar, Jan 23: In connection with Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW) celebrations, the Traffic department has finalized traffic route plan to ensure smooth movement of vehicles to and fro Dargah Hazratbal More

  • Jammu

Govt employee commits suicide


Jammu, Jan 23: A Jammu and Kashmir government employee Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his office in Samba district, about 32 kms from here.Kartar Chand, More

  • PaK

PaK PMs spend Rs 32 million on copter rides


Muzaffarabad, Jan 23: Helicopter jaunts by three former prime ministers of Pakistan administered Kashmir have cost more than Rs 32 million to the region’s taxpayers during July 2006 to July 2011, according More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Understanding value based education

Let’s encourage students to question the conventional wisdom and discover the meaning of personal and civic values



Everyone here in Kashmir would agree that our schools should nurture good values and attitudes in students. This general concern has influenced the school curriculum. The student, as a result, often receives More

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