Valley chemists and druggists hold protest at Lal Chowk



Srinagar, Nov 26: Chemists and Druggists of the Valley on Saturday held a massive demonstration in Lal Chowk here against unscrupulous persons for what they said maligning their profession by trading in spurious and sub -standard drugs’ and running a campaign against the genuine people. “ More

7 miscreants arrested: Police
Srinagar: Police today arrested at least seven persons for allegedly forcing closure of the medical shops in the Karan Nagar area. “We have arrested some miscreants for closing the medical shops forcefully,” SDPO Shaheed Gunj told Greater Kashmir.  More

Drug squad raids 2 shops in Chadoora
Srinagar, Nov 26: A special squad of Drug and Food Control Organisation raided two shops in Chadoora Budgam on specific complaints of indulging in alleged sale of psychotropic drugs. The squad had been constituted by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Samoon. The squad headed by Assistant More

USG Clinic sealed in Shopian
Shopian: The Chief Medical Officer, Shopian sealed a diagnostic centre here which was functioning illegally.  In an official handout, the CMO Shopian said the USG clinic namely Khansa Diagnostic Centre, Shopian was functioning illegally in the district.  “The Diagnostic Centre was already More

Urban bodies employees stage protests in Bandipora

Demand salaries as per new scale


Bandipora, Nov 26: Hundreds of employees of Urban Local Bodies staged protests here today to press for their longstanding demand of releasing their salaries in accordance with the new pay scale.    The employees staged the protests under the banner of J&K Urban Local Bodies More

Police statement on Sopore incident political game: Hurriyat (G)
Srinagar, Nov 26: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Saturday termed the police statement about the November 11, Sopore incident as its political game. “It is unfortunate that the police have so far failed to arrest the military intelligence sleuth who had come in the public meeting at Sopore with a More

HCBA resents transfer of registration powers of documents

‘It will affect collective interests of legal fraternity’

Srinagar, Nov 26: The general secretary of High Court Bar Association G. N. Shaheen has expressed serious concern over the transfer of registration powers of documents to revenue authorities. “It has been observed that the transfer of registration powers from registration courts to revenue More

Arrests cause agony to families



Srinagar, Nov 26: Following the massive crackdown against the protesting youth in old city here on Friday, dozens of families Saturday were waiting anxiously outside Police stations to seek  release of their wards.  Several families told Greater Kashmir that Policemen were not providing More

Katju seeks report from Omar


New Delhi, Nov 26: In the wake of reports that some journalists covering protests were thrashed by force personnel in Srinagar, Press Council Chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju today wrote to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah enquiring about the steps being taken to ensure that the media can work More

PDP,ACHR condemn assault


Srinagar/New Delhi, Nov 26: Condemning the assault on Journalists allegedly by government forces, the Peoples Democratic Party Saturday accused the state government of being hell bent to muzzle freedom of expression in the Kashmir valley. In a statement here, the chief spokesman of the party More



Srinagar Nov 26:  A local court on Saturday send 21 juveniles to juvenile home while 17 boys were sent to various police lock ups on remand till December 3. The accused were arrested from different localities of old city in Srinagar on Friday. The remand court also directed the Investigation More

DeM condemns arrests
Srinagar, Nov 26: The Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi has condemned the arrest of several youth and beating of journalists by forces in old city on Friday. In a statement today, Asiya said, “Several innocent school children who were either coming from or going to the examination centres More

Bandipore faces 16-hour power cut


Bandipore, Nov 26: With the onset of winter this north Kashmir district is facing severe power crisis as most of the villages are facing power cuts for nearly 16 hours daily, while low voltage prevents alternatives like inverters from being recharged. Most villages in the district, particularly More

CrPC amendment move draws flak

* Move aimed at giving permanent role to army: KBA* It has exposed real intentions of CM: JKLF* It will erode state’s autonomy further: Er Rasheed


Srinagar, Nov 26: State government’s proposal to restore two provisions of CrPC to provide army and other forces legal protection in JK has evoked a sharp reaction from different quarters.     Kashmir Bar Association (KBA) while reacting to the proposal alleged that the provisions More

Civil Society group castigates CM



Srinagar, Nov 26: Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Chairman of International Forum for Justice (IFJ), a civil society group, on Saturday castigated Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for suggesting incorporation of two provisions of  Criminal Procedure Code in state’s CrPC  to provide legal cover to the More

Confiscate property of Hajeej owner: Enquiry officer

Tour Operators To Obtain NOC From Hajj Committee


Srinagar, Nov 26: The enquiry officer in Hajeej ‘fraud’ case Saturday recommended the government to confiscate the immovable property of tour operator owner. “Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Muhammad Akbar Ganai, who was heading the magisterial probe, has recommended the government More

‘Implement recommendations in letter and spirit’
Sringar, Nov 26: Welcoming the recommendations of magisterial enquiry, the duped Hajj aspirants have demanded its immediate implementation. “The government should implement the recommendation in letter and spirit and compensate our loss,” a victim of Hajeej ‘fraud’ Abdul Hamid Lone, told GK More

Cold wave grips Valley, night temp dips to sub zero


Srinagar, Nov 26: Amid prolonged dry weather conditions, the severe winter chill gripped Kashmir valley on Saturday as minimum temperature recorded was below sub zero. According to local Met department, the minimum temperature in Srinagar was recorded at minus 0.2 degrees Celsius, while the More

KOS organises CME prog

‘Ophthalmologists need to update their knowledge’


Srinagar, Nov 26: In its endeavour to update the knowledge of ophthalmologists of Kashmir with the latest innovations in technology and medical research, Kashmir Ophthalmological Society today organised a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme here at SKICC. “The aim of this education More

RTI Movement organises workshop in Tangmarg
Srinagar: To create awareness about Right to Information (RTI) Act, a workshop was organized at Tangmarg by J&K RTI Movement in collaboration with Awami Insaf Committee Kunzar Tangmarg today.  On the occasion, teachers, lawyers, panchayat members and Anganwadi workers participated in the More

Bandipora Bal Ashram partially gutted



Bandipora, Nov 26: A Bal Ashram of the Social Welfare Department was partially gutted in a fire incident here today. However no loss of life was reported in the incident. Reports said the fire broke out in the Ashram’s upper storey and spread to other parts of the building. At the time of More

Rare surgery conducted at SDH Budgam

Docs successfully remove ovarian tumor

Srinagar, Nov 26: A first-of-its-kind surgery was performed at the sub-district hospital Beerwah in which an ovarian tumor was successfully removed by a team of doctors there.   In a statement, the Block Medical Officer Beerwah said the patient Haseena of Aripanthan was admitted in the More

  • Kashmir

Valley chemists and druggists hold protest at Lal Chowk



Srinagar, Nov 26: Chemists and Druggists of the Valley on Saturday held a massive demonstration in Lal Chowk here against unscrupulous persons for what they said maligning their profession by trading in More

  • Srinagar City


This wheel of artwork is turning slow with each passing day

GHULAM MUHAMMAD BHAT is busy turning the wheel with a stick in one hand as he holds finished wet clay in the other, in the heels of picturesque mountains in Harwan area on the outskirts of Srinagar City More

  • Jammu

PDP polices for all sections of society: Mufti


Jammu, Nov 26: Reiterating resolve of his party to aggressively pursue the agenda of peace and equitable development to change the system, former Chief Minister and Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti More

  • World

Anti-Military sentiments mount in Egypt


Cairo, Nov 26: The uneasy calm in Egypt was shattered today after a protester was killed in renewed clashes when pro democracy demonstrators prevented the new prime minister from entering his office, mounting More

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