Students suffer as COVID curve refuses to flatten; online classes, self study only options  

Students suffer as COVID curve refuses to flatten; online classes, self study only options  

    Afaq Bhat Srinagar, July 1: Reopening of educational institutions in Kashmir in near future looks impossible as the COVID-19 cases are increasing with each passing day. The educational institutions in Kashmir have remained closed for the past 10-months and student fraternity has suffered. Prior to COVID-19 lockdown, schools and colleges remained closed in […]

Parents lock horns with private schools, seek fee waiver

Parents lock horns with private schools, seek fee waiver

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 30: Parents of children studying in private schools are at loggerheads with the managements of these institutions over fee being charged by these schools amidst lockdown. Parents are demanding that the private schools should waive off the tuition fee till the schools reopen but private schools are not relenting. According to […]

Why are we being pushed to wall, ask transporters

Why are we being pushed to wall, ask transporters

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 29: Transporters in Kashmir have been pushed to the wall. Their operations have been hit since August 5, 2019, when the Centre announced its decision to revoke J&K’s special status and bifurcated it into two union territories. A transporter while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “Our vehicles have been stranded for […]

Maintain social distancing, wear masks to save yourselves from COVID-19: Experts   

Maintain social distancing, wear masks to save yourselves from COVID-19: Experts   

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 28: People not taking enough precautions to keep themselves safe during the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic is a cause of worry. “It’s unfortunate that people are not wearing masks and seem least bothered about maintaining social distance. This is not going to help anyone. People should understand that COVID-19 curve has not […]

Galwan Valley Clashes Aftermath: BJP leaders suggest surgical strikes, boycott of Chinese products, closure of restaurants

Galwan Valley Clashes Aftermath: BJP leaders suggest surgical strikes, boycott of Chinese products, closure of restaurants

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 19: Leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are suggesting that Indian should carryout surgical strikes against China to avenge thekilling of 20 soldiers in a clash at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. Other suggestions like boycotting Chinese goods and even closing down the restaurants which serve Chinese food are […]

COVID-19: Changed attitude of doctors makes people anxious, medico suspended for refusing to treat patient  

COVID-19: Changed attitude of doctors makes people anxious, medico suspended for refusing to treat patient  

Afaq Bhat Srinagar, June 16: Doctors ostensibly refusing to treat patients without the COVID-19 test report has added to the anxiety of the people in Kashmir. They fear that “changed attitude” of doctors could lead to more people dying of ailments other than COVID-19. According to the media reports doctors in many places across the […]

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