Tuition centres take students, parents for a ride

Fail to provide basic facilities, charge exorbitant fees

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 8: In a small room having an area of 10 X 20 square feet in Shaher-e-Khaas here, 92 students huddle together to attend class in a tuition centre. In absence of any monitoring by authorities, this norm is followed by most of the tuition centres in Srinagar city.  Despite charging More

DSEK forms committee
Srinagar: Director School Education, Muhammad Shafi Rather said a committee headed by Joint Director Elementary schools has been constituted to inspect the tuition centres.   “I held meeting with the tuition centre owners and asked them to apply for registration cum permission. Once More

‘Obey rules or face action’

Police directs tuition centre heads

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Jan 8: In the aftermath of recent acid attack on a woman in Parraypora area here, police Tuesday directed heads of tuition centres to strictly obey rules and regulations set by the Government.   Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Syed Aashiq Hussain Bukhari held More

Shaher-e-Khaas reels under unscheduled power-cuts

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 8: The traders and inhabitants of many areas of Shaher-e-Khaas have expressed strong resentment over erratic power supply.  A delegation of  the Jamia Masjid Traders, Nowhatta, Gojwara, and adjacent areas said for past over a month, PDD is resorting to unscheduled power More

RTO launches awareness

PASSENGER FARE

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 8: The Regional Transport Office Kashmir today launched an awareness drive by pasting stickers of fare on passenger vehicles.  “In order to strictly implement the fare for the passengers, we on the direction of Minister for Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon have started pasting stickers More

‘FIR registered in Palpora incident’

Police refutes SMC claim

Srinagar, Jan 8: Police has refuted the statement of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) that policemen at Safa Kadal police station had refused to register FIR against the persons who had assaulted the Corporation’s officials at Palpora on Monday.  We have registered FIR No: 7/2013 under More

Drive against encroachments on temple land

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Jan 8: Authorities have started a drive against removing encroachments from land in summer capital belonging to temples and Hindu trusts and registered cases against two violators so far, officials said.  Revenue authorities assisted by a squad of Srinagar Municipal Corporation More

Demise condoled
Srinagar, Jan 8: A pall of gloom descended on directorate of school education, Kashmir, here when the news about the death ofa senior assistant of DSEK, Bashir Ahmad Rather of Zethyar, Nishat,reached the office.Bashir Ahmad Rather, 47,breathed his last at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Monday at 9.30 a.m.Hundreds More

7 gamblers arrested
Srinagar, Jan 8: Police arrested seven gamblers near Ali Jan Road here and recovered stake money of Rs. 95,230 from the gambling site, police said. In a statement a police spokesman said a police party of Soura police station raided a place along Ali Jan Road and arrested seven gamblers from More

  • Kashmir

Centre okays Mughal Road as alternative power corridor to Kashmir

New Link Will Cater To Future Load Growth, Solve Outage Problems During Winter: DCP

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Jan 8: In a significant development, a Government of India panel on transmission planning in northern India has approved construction of alternative power corridor to Kashmir valley from Northern More



  • Srinagar City

Tuition centres take students, parents for a ride

Fail to provide basic facilities, charge exorbitant fees

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 8: In a small room having an area of 10 X 20 square feet in Shaher-e-Khaas here, 92 students huddle together to attend class in a tuition centre. In absence of any monitoring by authorities More




  • Jammu

JK: Biting cold takes toll on people’s health, daily chores

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Jan 8: The extreme cold conditions prevailing across Jammu and Kashmir are not only affecting the daily activities of a common man but are also taking a toll on the health of people. The number More



  • South Asia

8 killed in US drone attacks in Pak tribal region

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Jan 8: Stepping up missile attacks in the restive Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan's northwest, US drones targeted a Taliban training camp in the area, killing at least eight militants including More



  • Ganderbal/Tangmarg

3 yrs on, Lala Sahib bridge awaits repair

Locals seek CM’s intervention

PARVAIZ RESHI

Ganderbal, Jan 8: Residents of Duderhama, Warpora, Malapora, Arampora, Chekpora, Arch, Dudhkanth, Babosipora and other adjoining areas in this north Kashmir district are up in arms against the administration More



  • GK Features

‘Ironically, being in Kashmir is most dangerous for Kashmiris’

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

In May 2010, Chris Giamo, an independent documentary filmmaker with a background in human rights and South Asian Studies, traveled to India with his brother. They decided to visit Kashmir to shoot a documentary More



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