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NAAC inspection of GCW MA Road begins

NAAC inspection of GCW MA Road begins

The two-day inspection of Govt. College for Women, M. A. Road, Srinagar by a National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team began on Tuesday (June 11, 2019).
The team will assess the college for renewal of its NAAC accreditation and rank it according to its performance in seven basic parameters including-Curricular Aspects, Teaching-learning & Evaluation, Research, Innovations & Extension, Infrastructure & Learning Resources, Student Support & Progression, Governance, Leadership & Management, and Institutional Values &  » Read more about: NAAC inspection of GCW MA Road begins  »

Kashmiri youth emotionally surcharged, need parental touch of Mother India: Sharma

Kashmiri youth emotionally surcharged, need parental touch of Mother India: Sharma

When the former Director of the Intelligence Bureau, Dineshwar Sharma was appointed as the interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir in October 2017, it evoked mixed reaction from the civil society. Over one year after being assigned the sensitive job, Sharma spoke to Harbinger’s Roomi Nazir. Here are the excerpts.
RN: How acquainted do you think you are with Kashmir now that you have visited and interacted with people extensively?
DS: I think I am fairly acquainted by now about Kashmir.  » Read more about: Kashmiri youth emotionally surcharged, need parental touch of Mother India: Sharma  »

Bakshi Stadium Likely to Become International Football Stadium

Government has decided to turn Srinagar’s Bakshi stadium into an International Football Stadium with FIFA norms under National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) with the budget of 50 cr., officials said on Friday.
The stadium according to officials will be completed within a year. It will be hosting International Football Premier Leagues and tournaments.
Secretary at J&K State Sports Council, Waheed ur Rehmaan Para, told Rising Kashmir that they are preparing this stadium to host International football tournaments with an aim to provide footballers international facilities as well as international coaches.  » Read more about: Bakshi Stadium Likely to Become International Football Stadium  »

Bahrar, Kashmir’s last colony for Lepers

Bahrar, Kashmir’s last colony for Lepers

A woman, probably in mid-fifties, was busy washing the clothes under what seems to be a common tap of her colony. Engrossed in her work, the movements of footsteps compelled her to look at this reporter. Without seeking many details, she could sense the purpose of the visit. She breaks into a kind smile, “Achatorumfikriwalew be nimavzithannish.”(Oh got it, let me take you to the elders) she says while pointing to a group of elderly men chatting under the Chinar.  » Read more about: Bahrar, Kashmir’s last colony for Lepers  »

Family Forgetfulness

Family Forgetfulness

“Don’t shift to Ward 3” reads the green Medical Record Department (MRD)file of Naveed, 22, a patient at Institute of Medical Health and Neuro-Sciences (IMHANS), Rainawari, Srinagar. Ward 3,  is a closed ward where the male patients without attendants are kept.
Son of a State Forest Corporation employee from Baderwah (Doda), Naveed was first admitted to IMHANS on January 3, 2014, for drug-induced psychosis. Three months later, his condition had improved. Records make a mention of his Mental Status Examination on April 17,  » Read more about: Family Forgetfulness  »

Gender Crisis

Gender Crisis

In Srinagar’s Basant Bagh, the door of a modest home’s room has not been opened since the onset of militancy. Seemingly claustrophobic, the 6 x 3 ft room resembles a torture cell. It has the lone inmate, Muhammad Sultan Dar, known locally as Sul Maam, a septuagenarian transgender.
Reduced to a corner where he cooks, it needs a serious effort to get Sul Maam’s attention. “Bea Chusow Goub Bouzaan (I am hard of hearing),” Sul Maam said,  » Read more about: Gender Crisis  »

38 die in fire incidents in 2017

38 die in fire incidents in 2017

Thirty-eight persons lost their lives while property worth Rs 64.33 crore was destroyed in a total of 2914 fire incidents which involved 1888 structures across Kashmir last year.
The official documents reveal that the property worth Rs 582 crores was saved during the rescue operations by Fire and Emergency Services in Kashmir in 2017.
“The total number of fire calls received by the department in 2017 was 2917, out of which 39 calls were fake.  » Read more about: 38 die in fire incidents in 2017  »

Kashmir largest trout producer

Kashmir largest trout producer

Jammu and Kashmir has over 513 units of trout farms of with Kashmir alone accounting for 404 units making the valley as the largest trout fish producer in India having
The Valley also consumes 482 tonnes of fish every year.
Muhammad Hussain Wani, Senior Project Officer of fisheries department said that the demand for quality fish is increasing in Kashmir due to high protein and low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits.
“The demand for fish has increased in Kashmir as they have become health conscious and want to make many preparations,” said Wani.  » Read more about: Kashmir largest trout producer  »

Kashmir is more than you watch on TV

Kashmir is more than you watch on TV

Solo women travellers who enjoyed their stay and trips to Kashmir at every turn of the road defy all negative portrayal of Kashmir.
Many women have enjoyed their solo trips to Kashmir over the past few years.
A solo traveller, Kanika Gupta, on a social travel platform Tripoto writes in her blog titled ‘How Safe is Kashmir’ writes: “Kashmir is everything that you read in the papers and see in the news channels, but oh it is so much more.”
“We can write songs about their hospitality,  » Read more about: Kashmir is more than you watch on TV  »

Kashmiri transgenders are a tormented lot!

Kashmiri transgenders are a tormented lot!

Rafeeq Ahmad looked like a male but loved to dress up as a woman due to which she had to face harassment and social discrimination since childhood. Rafeeq’s plight is shared by hundreds of other transgenders of Kashmir valley.
Transgenders are part of the society, but unlike men and women they don’t get the same treatment or respect. They are denied the rights and opportunities other genders avail.
As the 52-year-old transgender, Rafeeq says: “I wanted to study but the society never provided me with the liberty to do so.”
Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity,  » Read more about: Kashmiri transgenders are a tormented lot!  »

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