Amidst the unrest in NIT Srinagar campus, outstation students have demanded that academic activities in the institute, including the Minors (exams), beginning today, be deferred until normalcy returns.
Fresh protests today rocked the National Institute of Technology or NIT in Srinagar as some outstation students took out a march in the campus to press for their demands including a call to shift the institute out of Kashmir.
Union Education Minister Smriti Irani has assured students that examinations will be conducted in a "secure environment" at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar, where student protesters were lathicharged by the police during clashes on Tuesday evening.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday asked PDP and the BJP to inform the people of the state the reason for the delay in announcing the date for the swearing-in ceremony of the ministers of the new government.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said while the "evident" Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-BJP coalition in the state was a foregone conclusion, there was an inexplicable delay in government formation.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today scoffed at speculations over government formation in the state, saying they were nothing more than well-crafted smoke and mirrors, and decried criticism of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti.
Ghalib Guru, son of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru who was hanged three years back, has scored 95 per cent marks in the Class X standard examinations conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Examination.
Snowfall swept the higher reaches of Kashmir while rain lashed the plains of the Valley for the second straight day today even as the weatherman predicted another spell of wet weather over 48 hours beginning Friday.
Srinagar city today witnessed the season's first major snowfall along with the rest of Kashmir, bringing respite from the prevailing chill as the mercury settled above the freezing point in most places of the valley for the first time in the last fortnight.