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Nilofer Khan appointed as first woman Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University
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Nilofer Khan appointed as first woman Vice Chancellor of Kashmir University

Khan, who had the distinction of being the first woman to be appointed as Dean of Student Welfare at the university a few years ago, has been appointed as vice chancellor for a three-year term

Jammu and Kashmir: Varsity professor, police constable among three govt employees sacked for terror links
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Jammu and Kashmir: Varsity professor, police constable among three govt employees sacked for terror links

Those sacked are Altaf Hussain Pandit, chemistry professor at Kashmir University, Mohammed Maqbool Hajam, teacher in the school education department, and Ghulam Rasool, a constable

Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: One year since abrogation of Article 370, education sector worst affected
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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: One year since abrogation of Article 370, education sector worst affected

“The most badly affected sector because of the abrogation of Article 370 is the education sector.”

Kashmir University student accuses Engineer Rashid of intimidation after video questioning ex-MLA's separatist politics goes viral
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Kashmir University student accuses Engineer Rashid of intimidation after video questioning ex-MLA's separatist politics goes viral

Aqib Malik, 26, a student at Kashmir University, claims he received intimidating messages from phone numbers known to be in use by former legislator Engineer Rashid after he student questioned Rashid's politics in a video

Kashmir limps back to normalcy after three days of protests over killing of seven civilians by security forces
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Kashmir limps back to normalcy after three days of protests over killing of seven civilians by security forces

Life has returned to normal in most parts of Kashmir, including in the central and the northern districts, officials said. They added that shops, offices, fuel stations and other business establishments opened on Tuesday morning and normal traffic was witnessed on the roads here in the summer capital of the state

India's water crisis: Surrounded by glaciers, Kashmir faces drought-like conditions as precipitation levels dwindle
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India's water crisis: Surrounded by glaciers, Kashmir faces drought-like conditions as precipitation levels dwindle

Kashmir's public health engineering dept, which supplies water to households, said that the state faces problems of both water quality and availability.

Kashmir University professor Rafi Bhat gets killed within 40 hrs of joining militancy; students, colleagues in shock
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Kashmir University professor Rafi Bhat gets killed within 40 hrs of joining militancy; students, colleagues in shock

Lecturer-turned militant Mohammad Rafi Bhatt, who survived for less than 40 hours in his new incarnation as a militant, was perhaps the most educated militant in 27 years of insurgency in Kashmir Valley

Shopian encounter: Top Hizbul commander, Kashmir University assistant professor among five militants killed
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Shopian encounter: Top Hizbul commander, Kashmir University assistant professor among five militants killed

Five Hizbul Mujahideen militants including a top commander and a fresh recruit – a university professor – were killed in an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions continue in Srinagar, parts of Valley after extension of separatist-called shutdown
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Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions continue in Srinagar, parts of Valley after extension of separatist-called shutdown

Restrictions continued in parts of Srinagar and some other places in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday after separatists extended their protest shutdown against the killings of four civilians in Shopian district on Sunday

In tense Kashmir, students face the brunt of a stagnating education system, delayed exams
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In tense Kashmir, students face the brunt of a stagnating education system, delayed exams

The students in Kashmir grapple with delayed exams, merged semesters and confusion with regards to their future, owing to security issues and political uncertainty | #FirstCulture

Jammu and Kashmir police uses tear smoke shells to disperse students protesting 'mass failure'
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Jammu and Kashmir police uses tear smoke shells to disperse students protesting 'mass failure'

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Kashmir University said that the "poor results" were due to students not completing the formalities like filling the OMR answer sheet correctly.

Kashmir terror funding case: NIA questions trader body head and Kashmiri student, names Hurriyat factions in FIR
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Kashmir terror funding case: NIA questions trader body head and Kashmiri student, names Hurriyat factions in FIR

The NIA Monday examined the head of a traders' body and a Kashmir University PhD student in connection with a case related to the funding of terror activities in Kashmir, officials said

Kashmir terror funding case: NIA summons PhD student, trader body head and two Hurriyat leaders
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Kashmir terror funding case: NIA summons PhD student, trader body head and two Hurriyat leaders

The NIA has issued summons to a Kashmir university PhD student, the head of a trader's body and two Hurriyat leaders to appear before it on Monday in connection with a case related to the funding of terror activities in Kashmir, officials said on Sunday.

Kashmir losing its agricultural land to rapid urbanisation and unplanned construction, reveals revenue report
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Kashmir losing its agricultural land to rapid urbanisation and unplanned construction, reveals revenue report

Kashmir is losing its prime agricultural land and wetlands to rapid urbanisation and faulty land-use, according to a December 2016 state policy document on land use.

Colleges remain closed for third day in Kashmir in wake of students' protests
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Colleges remain closed for third day in Kashmir in wake of students' protests

Classes in colleges across Kashmir remained suspended as a precationary measure for the third consecutive day on Thursday in wake of the students' protests against the alleged high-handedness of security forces.

Kashmir unrest: New students outfit in the Valley leads peaceful protests against government
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Kashmir unrest: New students outfit in the Valley leads peaceful protests against government

Students behind the wide spread protests in the valley say that they are fighting the “heinous and brutish acts of forces,” being committed against Kashmiris and will continue to do so in the future.

Kashmir unrest: Valley remains tense as students protest against security forces' 'excesses'
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Kashmir unrest: Valley remains tense as students protest against security forces' 'excesses'

Thousands of college students on Monday took to the streets of Kashmir to protest the security forces' 'excesses'. On Saturday, as many as 50 students were injured in clashes with local police and paramilitary forces; some were hit by pellets.

Kashmir human shield: Hurt to Kashmiri psyche will make it harder to win hearts and minds
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Kashmir human shield: Hurt to Kashmiri psyche will make it harder to win hearts and minds

This much is clear about the curious case of the young citizen who was paraded around several villages in Budgam district on the bonnet of an army jeep on 9 April: It was done by an army major. The panicked security staff at a polling booth had appealed to the army to save them. The booth was under attack with a barrage of stones.

PM Modi clears proposal for handing over army land for development projects in Kashmir
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PM Modi clears proposal for handing over army land for development projects in Kashmir

The army holds nearly 2005.24 kanals of land in Anantnag district since early 1990s.

Space lovers witness Mercury transit in Delhi; Srinagar residents disappointed
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Space lovers witness Mercury transit in Delhi; Srinagar residents disappointed

The Mercury transit was a rare astronomical event that takes place roughly only 10 times in a century. Last time it was sighted in 2006.