Exams on Hold, Dreams on Pause: BOSE’s Bizarre Decision Leaves Students in Despair

Exams on Hold, Dreams on Pause: BOSE's Bizarre Decision Leaves Students in Despair

Uncertain Futures: J&K Students in Limbo as Board Rejects Exam Forms Thousands of students in Jammu and Kashmir are facing an uncertain academic future after the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) refused to accept their class 10th examination forms. This controversial decision, shrouded in legal complexities, has sparked outrage and anxiety among students, parents, and educators. The saga began in 2022 when the J&K government amended the Education Act 2002, setting new guidelines for land and building usage by private schools. This led to a government order…

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Kashmir Chamber of Commerce Pushes for Progress on Key Issues with Economic Advisor

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce Pushes for Progress on Key Issues with Economic Advisor

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce Presses Government for Expeditious Action on Trade Facilitation Measures Srinagar, December 15, 2023: Following a constructive meeting with Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in March, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) held a follow-up discussion with Reenu Lata, Economic Advisor at the Department of Commerce. The KCCI delegation sought concrete progress on several vital issues impacting the export sector and overall economic development of Kashmir. Pre-export Pashmina DNA Lab: The KCCI emphasized the critical need for a NABL-accredited Pre-export Pashmina DNA Testing Lab in Srinagar…

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High Uric Acid: A Deep Dive into Symptoms, Causes, and Comprehensive Management

High Uric Acid - A Deep Dive into Symptoms, Causes, and Comprehensive Management

Unmasking the Mystery: Understanding High Uric Acid High uric acid, a metabolic byproduct of purine breakdown in the body, can pose significant health challenges if it accumulates beyond a healthy threshold. This condition, known as hyperuricemia, requires careful attention and proactive management to prevent complications like gout, kidney stones, and other chronic ailments. As a senior medical consultant specializing in metabolic disorders, I aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of high uric acid, its symptoms, causes, and evidence-based strategies for effective control. Symptoms: A Spectrum of Discomfort and Dysfunction: Elevated…

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Amid Article 370 Debate, China Renews Assertions of Historical Rights in Ladakh Region

Amid Article 370 Debate, China Renews Assertions of Historical Rights in Ladakh Region

China has said that it doesn’t recognise the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Narendra Modi government’s decision to carve out a separate Union Territory for Ladakh from erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state. This is the second consecutive time that China has reacted to the Indian apex court’s verdict backing the Union government’s move to repeal Article 370 and strip the Himalayan state of its special autonomy and other privileges. ‘China never recognised Ladakh’ In a press briefing on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning said that the verdict…

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Winter Wonderland Turns Icy Nightmare: Kashmir Valley Shivers Under Record-Breaking Cold Snap

Winter Wonderland Turns Icy Nightmare: Kashmir Valley Shivers Under Record-Breaking Cold Snap

The intense cold wave conditions in Kashmir valley has resulted in freezing of several water bodies while water supply pipes in many areas have been jammed Kashmir is freezing under intense cold wave with Srinagar city recording the coldest night of this season even as the minimum settled several degrees below freezing point across the valley, officials said on Thursday. Srinagar city — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — recorded a low of minus 5.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday night which was slightly lower than previous night’s minus…

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Collateral Seizures and Loan Recovery Tactics Spar Tensions: J&K Industries Seek Chief Secretary’s Help

Collateral Seizures and Loan Recovery Tactics Spar Tensions: J&K Industries Seek Chief Secretary's Help

The Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) has urgently requested Chief Secretary Atal Duloo’s intervention, stating, “We seek to curb the perceived oppressive and draconian measures taken by Jammu and Kashmir Bank authorities against defaulting businesses, including MSMEs, and restore the trust and confidence of the business community.” In strong condemnation, FCIK voiced their disapproval, stating, “We condemn the decision of the Bank authorities to employ third-party agents for loan recovery and the seizure of property provided as collateral by business enterprises. Such actions may lead to potential misunderstandings…

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Kashmir’s Political Landscape Under Scrutiny: PDP Highlights Discrepancies Between Government and Occupation

Kashmir's Political Landscape Under Scrutiny: PDP Highlights Discrepancies Between Government and Occupation.

“A government strives to empower and enrich, whereas an occupation’s aim is to disempower, dispossess, and exploit.” The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has issued a strongly worded statement in its monthly newsletter, saying that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are increasingly being treated as occupied rather than as citizens. Specifically, the party has stated that people are grieving over the Supreme Court’s recent 370 verdict and reeling from lengthy powercuts but with the discovery of lithium reserves in Kashmir, “a feeling of doom has gripped the region”. “As Indian…

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