Kashmir

JKBOSE readying to hold annual 2024 exams
Kashmir, State

JKBOSE readying to hold annual 2024 exams

Srinagar, Nov 7: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) is gearing up for the annual 2024 regular examinations for students of secondary and higher secondary classes in both hard and soft zones across the region. The board has officially released the academic calendar for the 2023-2024 academic session, outlining the dates for the submission of examination forms and the tentative examination schedules for students in classes 10th, 11th, and 12th across Jammu and Kashmir. As per the academic calendar issued by the Director of Academics in JKBOSE, the process for submission of examination forms for class 12th students in soft and hard zones of J&K would commence from the third week of November. For class 10th the process would begin in the first week of Decembe...
Land conversion, climate change threatening J&K’s agriculture sector: Govt report
Kashmir, State

Land conversion, climate change threatening J&K’s agriculture sector: Govt report

Srinagar, Nov 7: The latest comprehensive government report has revealed that land conversion, dwindling natural resources, and climate change are posing a significant threat to the agriculture sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The report, which includes a SWOT analysis of the sector, sheds light on various strengths and weaknesses while identifying key opportunities for the region’s agricultural development. The government’s SWOT analysis highlights several critical weaknesses in the agriculture sector, including marginal and fragmented land holdings, low levels of mechanisation, and poor resource use efficiency. The report points out the existence of non-existent and underdeveloped value chains, uncertain and unstable markets, and the detrimental impact of unplanned and irrational ...
BANDIPORA DAIRY – Greater Kashmir
Kashmir, State

BANDIPORA DAIRY – Greater Kashmir

Bandipora College students struggle in absence of transport facility The Hassan Khoyihami Memorial (HKM) Government college students in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district are irked over the inadequate availability of transport. The majority of the students, especially girls of the college, are demanding the college provide them with more buses so that their travel daily is made easy. The students said there was a single bus operational that would ferry them from Main Chowk Bandipora to College located in Pautshai village. The students claim the bus ferries passengers on the way at times making it difficult to find a seat. Even the private transporters were refusing to take them to the college. The college which is more than a kilometer away from the main road also has a tough te...
Land acquisition cases for Z-morh, Zojila tunnel projects reviewed
Kashmir, State

Land acquisition cases for Z-morh, Zojila tunnel projects reviewed

Ganderbal, Nov 6: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shyambir today convened a meeting to review the status of land acquisition for the construction of Z-morh and Zojila Tunnel projects. At the outset, DC sought details of all pending land acquisition cases, rent agreements coming under the construction of Z-morh and Zojila tunnel projects. While reviewing the status of land acquisition, the DC directed the official of NHIDCL to ensure consent is taken from the land owners for acquiring the land besides all agreements with the land owners shall be notarised at Sub-Registrar Office. He also directed the concerned to disburse the compensation amount in the cases where final awards have been issued and asked for clearing the pendency with regard to the acquisition of land with...
5 drug peddlers arrested in Baramulla, Kulgam | Contraband substance recovered
Kashmir, State

5 drug peddlers arrested in Baramulla, Kulgam | Contraband substance recovered

Srinagar, Nov 6: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 5 drug peddlers in Baramulla and Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession besides freezing the bank account of a notorious drug smuggler in Bandipora. In Baramulla, a police party of Police Post Palhallan headed by Incharge Police Post Palhallan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan at a checkpoint established at Palhallan Pattan, intercepted a vehicle (Swift) bearing registration number JK01M-7247 with 4 persons onboard. During their search, 265 grams of Heroin like contraband substance was recovered from their possession. They were identified as Ashiq Illahi Parray resident of Lawaypora HMT Srinagar, Mohammad Asif Bhat, Bilal Ahmad Bhat both res...
DSEK initiates verification of service particulars of 88 employees
Kashmir, State

DSEK initiates verification of service particulars of 88 employees

Srinagar, Nov 6: The School Education Department (SED) has initiated verification of 88 employees of the department whose initial appointment orders are not available on Human Resource Management System (HRMS) of the department. The move comes after the General Administration Department (GAD) flagged that the initial appointment orders of these employees were not available with the department. In wake of this, the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), on the directions of the administrative department on Tuesday (November 6) communicated to all the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) to submit the requisite information in respect of the officials of the department figuring in the list of the GAD. “The information be submitted along-with the connected documents and your recommend...
Senior citizens present Dogri play
Kashmir, State

Senior citizens present Dogri play

Jammu, Nov 6: Senior Citizens Support Service Club, in collaboration with Viraj Kala Kendra Monday presented a Dogri play ‘Shah-Shani’ at their premises at Chowadi, Jammu. This play highlights the significance of Dogri language and the culture which strengthens and unites the people across borders, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. The play, with a comical touch, revolves around two individuals who got separated during 1947 and met after 60 years and that too just for a day or so. Rajneesh Gupta and Meera Tapsavi touched the hearts of the audience with their performance. The hilarious play made all the senior citizens laugh and revel in its essence. Dr Kasturi Lal, chairman, made all the arrangements for the play. Ashok Gupta delivered the welcome address while Maj Gen ...
2-day Kashmir fest Shikara concludes
Kashmir, State

2-day Kashmir fest Shikara concludes

Srinagar, Nov 6: The two-day Kashmir fest Shikara aimed to promote Kashmir and Kashmiriyat concluded in Delhi on Monday.Lieutenant Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha inaugurated the event on November 4, 2023.A statement from the organisers Kashmir Education, Culture, and Science Society (KECSS) issued here said that the event was also attended by Shikha Rai and witnessed a live performance by Aabha Hanjura, which left the crowd mesmerised. Cabinet Minister of Delhi Government Saurabh Bharadwaj also attended the event. The event had around 16 niche stalls to showcase Kashmiri cuisine and culture including artefacts, handloom, clothing, and spices.The event witnessed a huge turnout on both days and the crowd was a great mix of people from all communities and religions. “This event wa...
4 cops injured in Kulgam accident
Kashmir, State

4 cops injured in Kulgam accident

Kulgam, Nov 6: Four policemen were injured in an accident in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday. An official said that the incident occurred in Mohipora village, 5 km from Kulgam town. He said that a vehicle carrying the policemen skidded off the road, causing injuries to four policemen. “They were shifted to District Hospital Kulgam for treatment,” the official said.Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Kulgam, Gulzar Ahmad told Greater Kashmir that two of the four injured were later sent to Government Medical College (GMC), Anantnag. Source
Institute to preserve, promote Kashmiri language, literature, culture to come up in Delhi
Kashmir, State

Institute to preserve, promote Kashmiri language, literature, culture to come up in Delhi

Srinagar, Nov 6: The Delhi government is considering establishing an institute dedicated to preserving and promoting the language, literature, and culture of Kashmir. This initiative has received support from the J&K administration.The announcement was made by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Vinai Kumar Saxena after receiving representation from various organisations including the Jammu and Kashmir Welfare Society (JKWS), Kashmiri Samaj Delhi (KSD), Samporan Kashmir and other members. These associations were led by Sunil Shakdher, a resident of J&K who initiated the request with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.Talking to Greater Kashmir from New Delhi, Shakdher briefed about the meeting with LG Saxena.He said that the representatives were invited by the LG of Delhi to the...