Editorial

April 20, 2024

Educating Adults

As part of efforts to enhance education and infrastructure in the union territory, the Jammu and Kashmir government is aiming to educate 3.5 lakh adults through New India Literacy Programme in 2024-25.…
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April 18, 2024

Game Changer

High-density plantation has emerged as a game-changer in the realm of fruit cultivation, particularly in regions like Kashmir, renowned for its apple orchards. This modern agricultural practice offers a plethora of benefits,…
April 17, 2024

Textbooks Shortage

The New Education Policy (NEP) was introduced with an aim to transform the educational system in the country. In this regard, the J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) is supposed to prepare…

Market Checking

The Legal Metrology Department (LMD) has realised a whopping amount of Rs 4.22 Crores as penalty during the previous financial year 2023-24. One of the primary functions of the Legal Metrology Department…
April 16, 2024
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Regulating Mutton Prices

The conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan and Eid festivities in Kashmir has brought to light a pressing issue that has been plaguing residents for far too long: the exorbitant prices…
April 13, 2024

Strict Implementation

Due to the rising occurrences of human-animal conflicts, the wildlife department has released an advisory, urging individuals to adhere to its guidelines. To effectively address the increasing incidents of man-animal conflict and…
April 9, 2024

Fee Regulation

The education sector is once again grappling with a concerning issue: the practice of charging admission fees in schools and hiking fees without approval from the authorities. This unethical practice has drawn…
April 6, 2024

Road Rage

Preventing road accidents is a critical endeavor that requires joint efforts from government agencies, law enforcement, road users and community organisations. Over the past five years, J&K has witnessed a total of…
April 4, 2024

Watermelon Controversy

Despite clearance from the Food Safety Department, watermelon sales have plummeted during the ongoing fasting month of Ramadan. Amidst the traditions of fasting in the Kashmir valley, the consumption of watermelons has…
April 3, 2024
Migratory birds fly over wetland Hokersar, 16 kms north of Srinagar November 19, 2013.

Avian Diversity

Jammu and Kashmir has always remained a haven for avian enthusiasts and ornithologists. The recent study published in Indian Birds, a journal of South Asian Ornithology has reported a significant surge in…
March 30, 2024

Worrisome Surge

Srinagar city has been witnessing a worrisome surge in fire incidents in recent months. The increase in fire incidents has primarily been attributed to electric short circuits and LPG leakage. According to…
March 28, 2024
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Beyond Tulips

As the temperatures are about to soar in other parts of the country, Kashmir valley emerges as a haven for tourists seeking joyous holidays in the cool spring months. Historically, the onset…
March 26, 2024
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Mitigating Conflicts

Residents in the Kashmir valley are yet again finding themselves in precarious encounters with the wildlife. The news of leopard attacks in residential areas of the valley have become alarmingly frequent during…
March 21, 2024
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