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Spurious Drugs: Kashmir shuts in protest

Demos In Bandipora, Sopore; Protesters Seek Action Against Culprits

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 20: With reports of sporadic protests from various places, Kashmir Saturday observed shutdown on separatist call against the supply of spurious drugs in Government hospitals.Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani had called for a general strike against supply of spurious More


JK SLEPT OVER HEALTH MINISTRY’S ALERTS

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 20: The State Government ignored repeated alerts from the Union Health Ministry to abolish present system of drug procurement and shift over to generic medicines, believed to be less liable to spuriousness.Not only did the Government shelve the repeated reminders from the Ministry More


GOVT HANDS OVER CASE TO CRIME BRANCH, VO

Guilty Officials To Be Charge-Sheeted

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Apr 20: Facing the heat over the supply of spurious drugs to Kashmir hospitals, the government, on the basis of preliminary report of the inquiry committee, today decided to hand over the case to Crime Branch and Vigilance Organization for further probe.The government also made it clear More


Outrage in Delhi over child’s rape

AZAD MEETS VICTIM’S FAMILY

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 20: In a throwback to days of December last, Delhi Saturday seethed in anger over the rape of a five-year-old girl and police insensitivity in dealing with it as protests erupted demanding justice for the victim and removal of Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.On a day the accused More


Omar facilitated Afzal hanging: PDP

Ansari Rubbishes CM’s Claim On Drawal Of TA, DA By Party Legislators

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 20: Terming Muhammad Afzal Guru a “martyr”, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday said the party will make Chief Minister Omar Abdullah “answerable and accountable” on the secret hanging as the party can’t see Guru’s family “live in a state of shock and despair.” They blamed More


Junaid Mattu appointed PC spokesman

Qadri Is District President Srinagar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 20: Peoples Conference on Saturday appointed its district president for Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu as the party spokesman.A senior PC leader said the decision to appoint Junaid as the spokesman was taken during a meeting of the Srinagar district committee chaired by PC Chairman Sajad More


Another administrative overhaul

FARHAT IS SECRETARY LAW; SARMAD DC GANDERBAL; MIR TARIQ DIRECTOR EDUCATION KASHMIR

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 20: The State Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordered another reshuffle in the state administration.Sonali Kumar, IAS, Financial Commissioner (Coordination), J&K Government, New Delhi, has been transferred and posted as Principal More


VICTIM COMPENSATION SCHEME APPROVED

Jammu, Apr 20: The State Cabinet today approved implementation of Victim Compensation Scheme (VCS) in J&K State. The decision was taken following Supreme Court’s intervention in the matter wherein it had asked the State Governments in coordination with Central Governments to prepare schemes in More


Central offices under JKRTI Act purview: CIC

SIC Quotes State’s Special Position In Judgement

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 20: In a landmark judgment upholding the supremacy of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir and the State Right to Information Act, a Division Bench of State Information Commission (SIC) headed by Chief Information Commissioner G R Sufi Saturday ruled that offices of the Central Government More





  • Briefs

Durbar Move arrangements reviewed

Srinagar, Apr 20: To finalize arrangements for Durbar move to summer capital, Srinagar, Director Estates, Muhammad Hussain Malik took stock of the accommodations being made available to employees here More




  • Opinion

The Drug Debate

Calling it `genocide' sounds genocide of reason

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The spurious drug scam is generating a lot of action. The two ministers hurl accusations against each other like the proverbial pot and kettle (keeping us guessing who is blacker). Taj accuses Sham  More



  • GK Magazine

Global Weather Effects and Kashmir

So, will we see shoulder deep snow in Kashmir, and will tourists flock annually to the frozen Dal?

LANDSCAPE KASHMIR

BIRINDAR.R. SINGH

During a wintry December in Kashmir, many decades ago it was, as the snow floated down out of the clouded sky, I asked the Farash of the Circuit house where I was putting up, ‘How much will it snow’? “ More




  • Business

Govt sits on Rs 1,838 cr AC bills of 41 departments

CAG fears misappropriation

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Apr 20: With Jammu and Kashmir government sitting on Rs 1837.91 crore Abstract Contingent (AC) Bills, the Comptroller and Auditor General “fears misappropriation of the huge amount involved.”  More



  • Sports

Taj distributes awards among participants

20TH NATIONAL TT CHAMPIONSHIP CONCLUDES

Srinagar, Apr 20: Minister for Medical Education, and Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-din on Saturday emphasized upon the participating players to act as ambassadors of peace and communicate the More



  • Kashmir

Chinese Army enters Ladakh

Have come eight kilometers inside: DC

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 20: The Government Saturday  admitted that Chinese Army had erected three tents in Indian territory in Daulat Baig sector of Leh in Ladakh region and reinforcements have been rushed More



  • Srinagar City

10,000 auto-rickshaws but no stands to operate from

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Apr 20: Notwithstanding the government claims that due attention was being paid to streamline traffic flow in Srinagar, over 10,000 auto-rickshaws plying in the City have no stands to operate More




  • Jammu

KAS officers call on CM

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 20: A delegation of KAS Officers Association called on the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in his Office Chambers at Civil Secretariat here on Saturday, a spokesman of the Association said.   More



  • South Asia

Musharraf sent to 14 days in judicial custody

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 20: Facing the threat of prosecution on treason charges, former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf today appeared before an anti-terrorism court here which sent him to 14-day judicial More



  • World

7.0 magnitude quake hits China, 156 killed

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing, Apr 20: At least 156 people were killed and more than 5,500 injured when a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest China's Sichuan province today, flattening more than 10,000 homes 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




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