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Concluding function of Workshop on Astronomy, Sky Observations held at Media Complex

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SRINAGAR, MARCH 24: A two-day workshop on Astronomy and Sky Observations concluded here today at Media Complex Srinagar.
The workshop was organized by Science Teachers Association in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar (New Delhi), Astronomical Society of India (ASI), Directorate of School Education and SPEAK NGO.
Commissioner Secretary, Relief, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Talat Parvez while addressing the function said that Science subject should be made popular in educational curriculum.
On the occasion resource persons from Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education, Mumbai and Astronomical Society of India threw light on the subject and highlighted the importance of knowledge of astronomy, Telescope optics and sky observations.
Dr Ankiet Sule, Secretary International Olympiad Association and also a member of Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education said the teachers here need to develop an interest in astronomy.
Chairperson Science Teachers Association, Dr Seemin Rubab said “more teachers need to come forward and participate in these types of workshops to have sound knowledge in the interesting subject.”
She added that the workshop was conducted with the aim to train teachers in the state so that they can impart training of handling of the telescope and teach sky observation to the budding astronomers here.
Director School Education, Kashmir Dr. G.N.Itoo also addressed the concluding function.
Pertinently the workshop was attended by Science teachers from both Jammu and Kashmir divisions besides astronomy enthusiasts.
A sky observation session was also held for the teachers.


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Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz

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Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.

“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.

He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.

 
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Two electrocuted to death in Poonch

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Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.

Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.

SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.

 
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World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup

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Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.

The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.

Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.

 

Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.

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