SHAH KHALID

Taking RTI Act to the young generation!  

Taking RTI Act to the young generation!  

The Article 19(1) of J&K RTI Act gives every citizen right to freedom of speech and expression. The law is embedded with this theme that the citizens are real masters as they posses right to make Government and other allied agencies accountable. This Act has been declared, by the Hon’ble Apex Court, as a fundamental […]

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Economic intervention with political undercurrents!

Economic intervention with political undercurrents!

A day after dissolving the Assembly on November 22, the Governor administration had declared J&K Bank as a Public Sector Undertaking and this decision was received with a strong criticism from every walk of life. There was widespread opposition to the decision with political parties and also the bank employees, terming it as a move […]

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Scrutinizing private schools for public good!

Scrutinizing private schools for public good!

It is a fact that the private schools are nowadays acting like mafias, only grabbing the hard earned money from people in the name of quality education by dotting the hoardings of their schools on intersections and inner lanes.  All leading national and regional dailies are abuzz with the advertisements for marketing tactics, to increase […]

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Industrial Sector in Limbo!

Industrial Sector in Limbo!

In Jammu and Kashmir state, the large and small scale industries are in doldrums courtesy officials negligence, bureaucratic delays, corruption as well as poor infrastructure, which is equally responsible for the decline in manufacturing process. According to local print media reports, the Jammu and Kashmir state has 86 large and small-scale industries, which provides employment […]

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Introducing Open admissions

Introducing Open admissions

Recently, the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) proposed to the government to introduce an open admission system for diploma courses to increase gross enrolment ratio in polytechnic Engineering colleges across the state, to “revamp the admission policy” after witnessing the “considerable decrease” in the enrolment ratio since the past few academic sessions. While revamping the […]

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The Book of Gold Leaves…A Love Story set in conflict

The Book of Gold Leaves…A Love Story set in conflict

All love stories set in wartimes must negotiate hazardous terrain. Why should we care about a couple of thwarted sweethearts in the midst of so much death and despair? Great love-in-war novels must nurture both themes simultaneously. And the love must be the kind that can only be born out of war: forbidden, desperate and […]

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The unholy nexus of private schools

The unholy nexus of private schools

Various Private schools and missionary schools running in Kashmir Division, despite being under the category aided schools and established on Government land provided to them on lease, are violating the norms as well as contempt of Hon’ble Apex court’s landmark judgment under “Right to Education”, that talks about social integrations and inclusiveness by reserving 25 […]

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Introducing ‘Open Book Examination’

Introducing ‘Open Book Examination’

In the previous academic session, the Government Medical College Srinagar started new-pattern of Medical Examination by introducing in its Pre-final MBBS tests. This was the first such Medical Examination being conducted here in Kashmir, as it promotes “higher order skills” in students and attempts to discourage rote learning. While quoting as per the print media […]

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DSM: Does it work for J&K PDD?

DSM: Does it work for J&K PDD?

Demand Side Management (DSM) is used to describe the actions of a utility, beyond the customer’s meter, with the objective of altering the end-use of electricity –whether it be to increase demand, decrease it, shift it between high and low peak load periods or manage it when there are intermittent load demands- in the overall […]

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Remembering a Visionary

Remembering a Visionary

Syed Ali Shah Bukhari, alias Sir Syed Sani, Chirag-e -Beerwah, who is remembered with love and respect in Beerwah, Budgam, was an exemplary personality who brought many reforms in education. He sat down the foundation of modern and moral education in Beerwah and its adjoining areas. Despite sufferings, he never gave up his conviction to […]