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INQUIRY REPORT ON SPURIOUS DRUGS LIKELY BY TUESDAY

Civil Society Rejects Govt Probe As Eyewash; 10 Medicines Substandard: DAK

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 19: The much-awaited report of the probe initiated by the government into supply of spurious drugs to the valley hospitals is likely to be made public in a couple of days. The civil society, has, however, rejected the inquiry on the pretext that only a judicial probe into the “horrendous More


Recommendations on upgrading labs gather dust

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 19: Believe it! Amid raging controversy over surfacing of spurious drugs in the valley hospitals, the recommendation to upgrade drug testing laboratories in the state are gathering dust for the past 10 years.The report ‘Strengthening of Drug Testing Laboratories in JK’ which is in More


Demonstrations in Handwara

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 19: A day after the members of civil society held protests in Srinagar and Islamabad (Anantnag) against the supply of spurious drugs to Kashmir hospitals, people of Handwara town in district Kupwara Friday held strong protest demonstrations demanding judicial inquiry into the scam.
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Protests illegal: Sham Lal Sharma

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Apr 19: Terming the ongoing protests over surfacing of spurious drugs as “illegal” and “unjustified”, former Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma Friday said that the alleged spurious drug Maximizin was supplied to hospitals in both the regions and was not confined at Valley hospitals. Sham, however More


Mafia sabotages Medical Supplies Corporation

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 19: Pointing towards non-serious approach of the authorities towards replacing the faulty drug procurement system in the State, the proposal to set up J&K Health and Medical Supplies Corporation has been pushed into cold storage again. Even as two Chief Ministers – Mufti Muhammad More


Bar to suspend work today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 19: The High Court Bar Association Srinagar has decided to suspend work on Saturday against the ‘inaction’ of the government against those involved in spurious drug trade.Condemning the ‘inaction’ of the government against the culpable, the Bar Association has said it amounts to More


PALHALLAN MOURNS MILITANT’S DEATH

2 Injured In Clashes, Private Gypsy Set Ablaze

ALTAF BABA/CNS

Pattan (Baramulla) Apr 19: Palhallan area in this north Kashmir district observed a complete shutdown on Friday to mourn the death of a local militant, Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, killed in an encounter with forces in Sopore area on Thursday.Shops and business establishments remained closed while traffic More


Baramulla residents thrash trouble makers

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Apr 19: Troubled by repeated disturbances in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town over the past some weeks, local residents here caught hold of some youths who were creating panic by throwing stones towards police station Friday afternoon.According to reports, a group of youth Friday afternoon More


Yasin Malik, others held at Lal Chowk

JKLF Vows To Continue Protests Under MMM Banner

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 19: The Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, along with 17 others was arrested today while leading a protest rally at Lal Chowk here.Hundreds of people led by Malik marched towards Lal Chowk from Maisuma here on the call of Mutahida Majlis-i-Mashawarat More


Musharraf arrested, moved to PHQ

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Apr 19: Pakistan’s former military leader, Pervez Musharraf, was arrested and moved into police custody on Friday.The 69-year-old cocky ex-commando, who ruled the country with a firm hand for 9 years till 2008 after seizing power by toppling the civilian government headed by Nawaz Sharif More


Cabinet to meet today

Jammu, Apr 19: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will chair a crucial cabinet meeting here on Saturday morning, the last one in Jammu before the Durbar moves to summer capital of the state.Official sources said that besides shifting around 35 officials in the civil administration, including some commissioner More





  • Briefs

Woman electrocuted in Budgam

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Apr 19: A post-graduate student died of electric shock in central Kashmir's Budgam district, police said today. Tabasum Rashid, 25, received severe electric shock while repairing a heater More



  • National

5-yr-old girl raped, battling for life

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 19: A five-year-old girl raped allegedly by a neighbour after holding her captive for four days is battling for life after she contracted infection from foreign objects inserted into her More




  • Opinion

Why Hartal politics?

Spurious drugs is a serious issue. But I can't understand the logic of Hartal

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Why we have been asked, rather ordered, to observe again a useless Hartal today?  The futility of reactionary Hartal politics has been discussed, many a time. How come a call of reason can have any More



  • GK Weekend

Kashmir’s contradictions

MY TAKE

M.ASHRAF

The most difficult thing for an outsider is to understand the contradictions one often encounters in Kashmiri behaviour. Quite often the assessments made by them prove completely wrong and they feel frustrated More




  • Letters

KUTA responds

Apropos the article, Replacing Talent with Corruption, by Prof. Muhammad  Aslam,’’ (Greater Kashmir April 18, 2013, Wherein it was alleged  that the admission policy for PG programmes in the More



  • Editorial

NHPC issue, NC and PDP

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has raised a new pitch on the refusal of NHPC to return the key power projects to J&K state. His assertion that the state will not allow any further standalone power projects More



  • Business

CAG slams JKPCC for ‘lack of commitment’ to achieve targets

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Apr 19: The Comptroller and Auditor General today slammed Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) for "lack of commitment" and its failure to achieve the desired objectives More



  • Sports

CUK -B continues winning streak

ONE-OFF CRICKET MATCH

Srinagar, Apr 19: The Central University of Kashmir Team-B defeated Central University of Kashmir Team-A in a close contested cricket match at Bemina ground here. Winning the toss and electing to More



  • Kashmir

Human Rights activists call on Geelani

Assure Support To Kashmir Struggle

Srinagar, Apr 19: Over 30 human rights activists from different states on Friday called on the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani at his Haiderpora residence here.  Interacting More



  • Srinagar City

7 years on, 3 bypass bridges await completion

Traffic forced to ply on incomplete,risk-prone tracks

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Apr 19: Much against the satisfaction expressed by the ruling coalition over execution of public works in the summer Capital, chronic delay in the completion of three bridges on the south City More




  • Jammu

Mufti’s outburst sign of frustration: NC

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 19: Strongly reacting to Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s remarks over the conduct of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference on Friday termed these as signs of “frustration and admission in More



  • GKeducation&career

Working on a salary of Rs. 25 per month

In Bandipora sweepers employed in government middle schools and school caretakers are paid a monthly ‘salary’ of 25 rupees for their work

EXPLOITATION

MAJID MAQBOOL

In 1988, when Muhammad Subhan Wani was employed as a sweeper on a monthly salary of Rs 25 in middle school, Chak Arsulla Khan, Bandipora, he had hoped for a respectable salary in the years ahead. For allowing More



  • World

Boston bombing suspect dead, hunt for another 'armed' man

YOSHITA SINGH

Boston, Apr 19: One of the suspects believed to be responsible for bombings at the Boston Marathon was today shot dead while the police pursued the second suspect in the Boston region which saw itself More




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