• TOP STORIES

SHRC chides Govt over spurious drugs

‘Putting Lives Of People At Risk Grave Human Rights Violation’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Apr 10: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday took serious note of supply of sub-standard and spurious medicines in government hospital in Kashmir saying putting lives of people at risk is a grave human rights violation.The Commission’s Division Bench comprising More


Mera Qatil Hi Mera Munsif Hai

Officer Who Facilitates Purchase Of Spurious Drugs To Probe The Scam

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 10: In a bizarre and precipitous move, the state government has appointed an officer, who allegedly facilitated the purchase of spurious drugs for Valley hospitals, as a member of the probe-panel to enquire into the noxious scam.The government has nominated Controller, Drug and Food More


Performance speaks for itself: Omar

Sadhotra Presents Memorandum Of Demands For Marh

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 10: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that four years’ report card of his Government on peace and development fronts amply substantiates its sincere intention to make Jammu and Kashmir a model State in the country with public empowerment and transparency.“The historic initiatives More


Power Crisis: SERC summons PDD bosses

Seeks Detailed Report On Energy Scenario

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 10: Taking a strong note of the prevailing power crisis in the Kashmir Valley, the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) Wednesday sought detailed report from Power Development Department (PDD) over the issue and summoned Power Development Commissioner for hearing on the matter More


JK has 6 lakh illegal connections

43% Electrified Houses In Jammu, 27% In Kashmir Using Power Illegally

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 10: What could be seen as failure or complicity of Power Development Department (PDD), Jammu and Kashmir has about 6 lakh illegal electricity connections with Jammu region topping the list.As per official documents, around 6 lakh households accounting for 35.62% of the total electrified More


JK to add another chopper to its fleet

State Already Has 1 Fixed-Wing Aircraft, 2 Helicopters

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Apr 10: Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating to add one more helicopter to its air-fleet, which has cost around Rs 12 crore to the State exchequer during the last three years.Official sources said the Government is contemplating to purchase Agusta-109, a twin-engine helicopter More


HC asks State to file report on Shoukat Paul

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 10: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Wednesday directed the State counsel to file a comprehensive report on the status of investigation into the case on Lawapora youth Shoukat Ahmad Paul. Shoukat’s mother has filed a petition in the High Court stating her son is in Army custody while More





  • Briefs

Attention Hajj pilgrims-2013

Srinagar, Apr 10: According to Executive Officer, J&K State Hajj Committee, Srinagar, all aspiring Hajj pilgrims of Kashmir division who have deposited their Hajj Application Forms for Hajj 2013 have More




  • Opinion

Kashmir’s Political Parasites

Over the years a new breed of politicians has risen in Kashmir which lives and fattens itself on the sacrifices of the people given for goals other than those proclaimed by these parasitical leaders!

MY TAKE

M.ASHRAF

Kashmiris have been under the rule of outsiders for more than four centuries now. There have been many attempts at rebellion to get rid of the foreign occupation but most were unsuccessful. Many people More



  • GK Magazine

CURBING THE MENACE OF SPURIOUS MEDICINES

Causes whatsoever, there is a need to curb this menace in the right earnest

MATTER OF CONCERN

DR GEER MUHAMMAD ISHAQ

Shocking news about antibiotic supply from a government hospital testing negative is not only adversely affecting the health and well-being of patients who use such medicines but is also wrecking havoc More




  • Letters

Power cuts

The dismal power situation in Srinagar has irked one and all. The unexpected, inexplicable unscheduled, frequent power cuts have made our life miserable. Even metered areas are notspared. If reports are More



  • Editorial

Unemployment Rising

The growing ranks of the educated unemployed in the state is emerging as the single most threat to the social stability in the state. According to the figures, there are around six lakh unemployed youth More



  • Business

Govt floats fresh ‘global tender’ for Kashmir sapphire

ANIL BHAT

Jammu, Apr 10: The state government has floated a fresh global tender to tap the potential of high-grade and world-famous sapphire (mined) in Kishtwar belt of the state. J&K Minerals Ltd, a state More



  • Sports

12 Kashmir players to get SK Sports Award

Srinagar, Apr 10: The J&K Sports Council has selected 12 international players of Kashmir province for the prestigious Sher-e-Kashmir Sports Award. The council has selected the top 12 players More



  • Kashmir

JK parties gear up for battle

1977-arrangement on seat sharing no binding: We’re free to contest at will: PDP; We’re everywhere: Congress

PARLIAMENTARY POLLS

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 10: The eccentric postures of Congress has prompted the ruling National Conference to make it clear that the seat sharing agreement of 1977 over Parliament constituencies was no binding on More



  • Srinagar City

Amid Srinagar neglect, Govt missing the boat on revival of lost glory

FATE HANGS ON ONGOING MASTER PLAN REVAMP

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Apr 10: The ongoing revamp of Master Plan for Srinagar could prove a blessing in disguise for the ruling coalition to clear the air over neglect of this historic City and equally help in progressive More




  • Jammu

Lack of staff affects SIC functioning: Report

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Apr 10: Taking a dig at the government for not providing enough staff to it, the Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commission (JKSIC) has said its working has been affected as some positions have More



  • GKeducation&career

Who cares for Government-run schools?

Most of the government middle schools in the city are without proper infrastructure and lack basic facilities for students

SCHOOL EDUCATION

UMER BEIGH

A government school teacher with a book in hand is sitting on her chair teaching a class outside the school building. The students, with their notebooks open, listen to her carefully while sitting on the More




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