J&K HC notice to govt on preservation of Bangus valley

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court Monday issued notice to the government over plea seeking Master Plan and sustainable development for Bangus valley. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed by the advocate Mir Umar. The case was listed before a division bench led by Chief Justice and Justice Moksha Khujuria Kazmi. The petitioner … Read more

Over 2600 teachers in JK have ‘below secondary’ level qualification

‘66 Percent Such Teachers Teach Students At Primary Level’ In Jammu and Kashmir more than 2600 teachers are having below secondary level qualification and are teaching students at all levels. Ironically, among the total number of such teachers with below secondary level qualifications, over 1700 are teaching the primary level classes. According to the news … Read more

Tourist Season: Railways to run 3 summer special trains to ferry Vaishno Devi pilgrims, tourists rush in J&K

Ahead of tourist season with ensuing summer vacations in the schools and other institutions across the country, Northern Railways has decided to run three special trains from New Delhi to Jammu-Udhampur-Katra from June 2 to July 30. Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the special trains will be pressed into service form June 2 … Read more

Meteorite And Volcanic Particles May Have Driven Origin of Life on Earth: Study

Particles from meteors or volcanic eruptions on Earth around 4.4 billion years ago may have generated the precursors of the molecules needed for the origin of life on the planet, according to a study.  Previous research has suggested that the precursors of organic molecules—hydrocarbons, aldehydes and alcohols—may have been delivered by asteroids and comets or … Read more

Big Loss: Above 3000 Islamic books, seminary building gutted in Lolab fire incident

In a heart-wrenching incident, at least three thousand Islamic literature books at a religious seminary at Chandigam Sogam in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district were gutted in a fire incident on Saturday morning. A seminary staffer informed the news—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the fire broke out early Saturday morning from the rooftop engulfing the top … Read more