KAS Aspirants up in arms against JKPSC over irregularities in evaluation

KAS Aspirants up in arms against JKPSC over irregularities in evaluation

Since the results of Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS) were declared on 4 December, almost every day now, hundreds of aspirants’ throng the streets to protest against the alleged “discrepancies” by Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (PSC), the top body...
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Schools continue to violate ‘No Homework’ order

Schools continue to violate ‘No Homework’ order

In a recent notification, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development directed all states that there should be no homework for classes up to Class II, but these directions are not being followed in Kashmir schools. Parents said schools were...
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As mercury continues to decrease, parents seek early winter break in schools

As mercury continues to touch the freezing point in Kashmir, parents have demanded an early winter break for lower classes in schools, saying they lack heating arrangements. Mohammad Altaf, a resident of Baramulla, said children shiver in classes in the...
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Share admission details of poor students: SHRC to Private schools

Share admission details of poor students: SHRC to Private schools

State Human Rights Commission chairman Justice Bilal Nazki (retd) has issued notice to leading private schools of Kashmir directing them to provide admission details of students belonging to financially weaker backgrounds. In the notice, the schools have been ...
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Fleecing students, panel set to tighten noose around private schools

Fleecing students, panel set to tighten noose around private schools

The Directorate of School Education, Jammu, has taken note of the parents being allegedly forced by private schools to purchase textbooks and uniforms from designated shops at exorbitant rates. It has constituted a four-member committee to take action against ...
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Kashmiri Students heading home post Jalandhar arrests

Kashmiri Students heading home post Jalandhar arrests

Following the arrest of two Kashmiri students of St Soldier College here last week in connection with the Maqsudan police station blast case, students from the Valley have either vacated their paying guest (PG) accommodation or have gone on extended...
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Kashmiri students returning home frightening of police profiling in Punjab

Kashmiri students returning home frightening of police profiling in Punjab

Kashmiri students studying at various colleges in Punjab have started returning home to the valley fearing harassment and arrest, alleging police were profiling them. The students and their parents said Punjab police have issued “forms” through college adm...
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1200 Kashmiri Students in AMU threaten to return home on October 17

1200 Kashmiri Students in AMU threaten to return home on October 17

Kashmiri students studying in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have threatened to leave for their homes on October 17, if the sedition charges against three of them are not dropped. In a letter to AMU vice-chancellor, AMU students union former vice-president...
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Parents accuse schools of charging hefty amount as donations for admission

Parents accuse schools of charging hefty amount as donations for admission

The school education department has failed to regulate the private schools in Kashmir as the elite private educational institutions continue to charge hefty amount as donations from parents at the time of admissions in the school. Most of the private...
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Kashmir Board exams between Oct 17-Nov 16

Kashmir Board exams between Oct 17-Nov 16

The J&K Government is mulling to hold Class X and Class XII examinations in Kashmir in-between the the municipal and panchayat elections. To avoid any delay, officials said the board examinations would be held between October 17 and November 16....
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