Kashmiri Students booked for pro-Pak slogans in UP college

A police complaint has been lodged against some Kashmiri students at a dental college here for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and uploading objectionable picture of the Indian cricket team on social media after the ICC Champions Trophy final. Two complaints have been received, one by students of Kalka Dental College and Hospital and the other by Bajrang Dal activists, the police said. The right wing activists have demanded the arrest of the students, the police said, adding that a probe had been launched. The administration of the college, located in…

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Install CCTVs in schools, colleges to curb student protests: Police

With student protests in colleges and schools refusing to die down in Kashmir, the educational institutions in north Kashmir have been asked to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to check what the police have termed as “interference by outsiders” on the premises during law and order problems. In a recent report, accessed by Kashmir Post, Baramulla SSP has conveyed to the authorities concerned “that during the ongoing riots by students in various colleges and schools, it has been noticed by the authorities that there were apprehension of interference by…

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23 Degree Colleges without permanent buildings in J&K

Belying the tall claims of successive regimes of Jammu and Kashmir on upgradation of infrastructure in education sector, as many as 23 colleges in the state are without buildings. Officials in the Higher Education Department said around 41 colleges were sanctioned during the past eight years under various centrally sponsored schemes and state plan, however the construction work is yet to be completed on 23 Government Degree Colleges (GDCs) in the state. The officials said the government has started different under graduate courses in all these colleges however the students…

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No class work in Colleges, Higher secondary schools today: Adminstration

Class work in degree colleges and higher secondary schools in central and south Kashmir districts shall remain suspended on Thursday, a government spokesman said. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone said there will be no teaching activity in degree colleges and higher secondary schools in Srinagar district on Thursday. But, he said, the staff has to remain present. Meanwhile, district administration Budgam ordered suspension of class work in higher secondary schools and colleges in the district on Thursday. An official spokesman said class work in government degree college Ganderbal, government…

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14 JK candidates qualify UPSC-2016 examination

At least 14 candidates from J&K have qualified the Union Public Service Commission-2016 examination whose result was declared on Wednesday. Dr Bilal Mohiuddin Bhat, a resident Unsoo Waipora in north Kashmir’s Handwara area has bagged the 10th position in the IAS examination. Bhat has earlier qualified the Kashmir Administrative Service examination in 2013 and later qualified the IFS in 2014. He joined as DFO in Forest Department Lucknow and is presently working there. Meanwhile, Nandini K R has topped the UPSC Civil Services examination. She has a BE in Civil…

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Schools and Colleges across Kashmir have been shut on 60 percent of working days since July 2016

Every time her seven-year-old son returns from school, Rayeesa Akhtar, a young Kashmiri mother who lives in uptown Srinagar’s Bemina area, thanks God and prays for schools to remain open through the summer. Hundreds of thousands of parents across Kashmir share her worries–children including Akhtar’s son stayed home on 130 days last year, when the July 8, 2016, killing of militant commander Burhan Wani had led to a series of curfews imposed by the police and strike calls issued by Kashmiri separatists. In all, 2016 witnessed 2,690 incidents of stone-pelting,…

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90% State students pass CBSE Class XII exams

Students of the state excelled with a pass percentage of 90 per cent in the Class XII examination-2017, the results of which were declared by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) today. However, it witnessed a slight decline of 2 per cent in the pass percentage this year as compared to last year (92 per cent). The Jammu region also fared well in the board exams. Mustan Tyagi of Jodhamal Public School, Sainik Colony, topped the science stream (medical and non-medical) in the Jammu region with 98 per cent…

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Army Goodwill schools gaining popularity across Valley

Educational Institutions set up by the Army are gaining popularity among the people here as nearly 15,000 students are studying in these schools which continue to function smoothly despite uncertain atmosphere in the Valley. Established in 1983, the most prestigious school is Army Public School (APS), Srinagar. It is a part of a chain of 134 schools across the country that are run by the Army Welfare Education Society. The school has about 1,000 students, mostly locals, on its rolls. “The APS is primarily meant to provide education to the…

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Five Educational institutions remain shut post Clashes

Five schools and colleges remained shut today against the backdrop of clashes in the Valley. The Srinagar Deputy Commissioner said the classwork at Sri Pratap Higher Secondary School remained suspended on Friday as a precautionary measure. Students of Government College for Women, MA Road, and Sri Pratap Higher Secondary School had clashed with security personnel on Tuesday, triggering a shutdown in the commercial hub of Srinagar, Lal Chowk. The Srinagar DC said that in the said institutions, the classwork would remain suspended tomorrow also. In Budgam district, which witnessed clashes…

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Promote, Safeguard educational interests of students: Governor

Governor NN Vohra today reviewed adherence to educational schedules and protection of students from involvement in law and order incidents in a meeting with Education Minister Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, vice chancellors of Kashmir-based universities and other senior officers. The Governor reiterated his concern that the educational interests of the entire student community must be vigorously promoted and safeguarded and, under no circumstances, should the future careers of the student community be allowed to get exploited or jeopardised in any manner. In the context, he recalled the severe academic losses suffered…

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