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Crime Branch nabs another accused from New Delhi

Ashok Raina Remanded To Police Custody

FAKE DRUGS SCAM

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Apr 22: Crime Branch has arrested another accused in connection with supply of spurious drugs to government hospitals. Amardeep Raina was arrested from New Delhi late last night, hours after his brother Ashok Raina was nabbed from Jammu, a senior Crime Branch official said.Amardeep, who More


2 other drugs under suspicion

Patients Develop Allergy Due To Ceftriaxone Injection, Normal Saline

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Apr 22: While the government is still coming to terms with the spurious drug scam, a fresh supply of Ceftriaxone Injections and Normal Saline has reportedly caused severe allergic reactions in patients at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.Patients admitted in the hospital including those put on More


Patients consumed 180,000 fake Maximizen tablets

Authorities Took 2 Months To Analyze And Seize The Spurious Stock

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 22: The state of affairs in state Drug and Food Control Organization is so muddled that it took the department two months to declare Maximizen-625 spurious, but not before patients across Kashmir had consumed more than one lakh eighty thousand of its tablets.According to the supply More


JK CONSUMERS PAY HIGHEST ELECTRICITY DUTY IN INDIA

Against 22% In The State, It’s Between 3 To 13% In Other States

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 22: Even as J&K holds the ignominious distinction of imposing harshest power cuts on its consumers, they are, surprisingly, being charged three times more electricity tariff as compared to consumers other states.While consumers have to pay 22 percent electricity duty that goes More


168 militants killed in JK in last 2 years

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 22: A total of 168 militants were killed by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir in the last two years, Defence Minister A K Antony informed the Lok Sabha today.In a written reply to the House, Antony provided the figures relating to militants killed in the state along the Line More


Poll boycott helps NC: Baig

‘SEPARATISTS UNWITTINGLY ASSISTING THE PARTY TO MANIPULATE ELECTIONS’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 22: Senior PDP leader and former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig Monday said that by calling for poll boycott, separatists were doing no good to the people except helping National Conference as it’s is the only party that has always benefitted from boycott politics.“It More


JK voices concern

Have Written To Union Govt: Kichloo

CHINESE INCURSION

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 22: Jammu and Kashmir Government has voiced concern over the reported Chinese incursion in its Ladakh area and has taken up the matter with the union government.“As far China is concerned, it has come long way inside (our territory). We have last week informed Government of India.... More


Army Chief arriving on 2-day visit

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 22: In the backdrop of Chinese incursion in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Bikram Singh will be arriving in Jammu on a two-day visit to the state to review the security situation, official sources said.General Singh will reach the winter capital tomorrow morning More


JK mulls tough anti-rape law

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Apr 22: Jammu and Kashmir government today said it was in the process of bringing in a strong legislation to curb incidents of rape in the state.“Incidents like this (rape of a five year old girl in Delhi), which are happening time and again, was raised in the Assembly. The Chief Minister More


Khan shifted to Kot Balwal

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 22: Police today shifted the senior separatist leader and National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan to Kot Balwal Jail, Jammu, from SKIMS here where he was undergoing treatment on court orders.“Khan, who is undergoing detention under PSA, was brought to Srinagar court on April 17 More





  • Briefs

Shabir Shah seeks Rs 30 lakh compensation for his ‘illegal detention’

HC Asks Govt To File Objections

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 22: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday issued notice to the state government asking it to file objections to the petition filed by the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Chairman Shabir More



  • National

'Rape cases up by 158 pc this year in Delhi'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 22: Delhi has witnessed a surge in crime against women this year with rape cases recording 158 per cent rise while molestation and eve-teasing incidents went up by 600 and over 700 per cent More




  • Opinion

The Afghan Fiasco

Dalrymple’s beautiful and lifelong obsession with history

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

I am grateful to a friend for loaning me William Dalrymple’s magnum opus “The battle for Afghanistan- 1839-42”, an unmistakable treasure trove for anyone wanting to understand the region and its complicated More



  • GK Readings

Muhammad Zahid - An English Poet in the Making from Kashmir

`Giving nothingness a local habitation and a name', that is what Zahid does so excellently

APRIL 23: THE WORLD BOOK DAY

JAN MUDASIR GUL

Muhammad Zahid, a bank manager by profession, hails from Anantnag, Kashmir. But, his passion lies in literature. He was born in 1977 and has been writing poetry in English when he was just thirteen; probably More




  • Letters

Risking lives

This refers to the supply of spurious drugs to the valley hospitals. How these life taking drugs can be supplied to Kashmir without the involvement of the heads of such commissions. Everybody must struggle More



  • Editorial

Wake up

People in Kashmir are scared. With skeleton after skeleton tumbling out of the cupboards of the Health Department, they have started believing that death waits for them in the state run hospitals.  More



  • Business

Kashmir's famous food street is favourite hunt for barbecue lovers

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 22:  A stone’s throw from the city centre Lal Chowk is Kashmir’s popular food street at Khayyam Chowk which over the time has become synonymous with barbeque (seekh tuji) market.  More



  • Sports

3rd Run for Shahr-e-Khaas on May 7

‘2500 Athletes To Participate In The Run Organised By JKSDA’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 22: Buoyed by success of previous editions, the J&K Sports Development Association (JKSDA) is going to organise ‘2nd Run for Old City’ (Shahr-e-Khaas) on May 7. The run will be flagged More



  • Kashmir

LeT module busted in Sopore: IGP

‘3 MURDER CASES SOLVED’

GHULAM MUHAMMAD

Sopore, Apr 22: Police on Monday said that with the arrest of top Lashkar-e-Toiba Commander Fahadullah here in north Kashmir and subsequent arrests made on his revelations many cases, including the Doabgah More



  • Srinagar City

TOO MANY VCs SPOIL MASTER PLAN REVAMP

Frequent transfers in SDA top brass hinder work at critical juncture

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 22: If too many cooks spoil the broth, something similar is coming true for the much-awaited revamp of Srinagar’s Master Plan vis-à-vis revival of the lost glory of this historic City. In More




  • Jammu

CAG points out illegal mining in JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Apr 22: Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has pointed to granting of mining leases by Jammu and Kashmir government in protected areas in contravention of Supreme Court orders.  More



  • South Asia

Pakistan interim govt refuses to put Musharraf on trial for treason

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 22: In a temporary relief to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's caretaker government today informed the Supreme Court that it would not file treason charges against him, More



  • World

Myanmar waging ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslim: HRW

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Bangkok, Apr 22: Myanmar has waged a campaign of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims, a leading human rights group today said, appealing to India to press its eastern neighbour to put an immediate More



  • GKeducation&career

Battling for survival

Survey depicts Kashmiris are gradually losing their mother tongue

KASHMIRI LANGUAGE

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Mother tongue is considered to be the essence and identity of a nation and its citizens. Irrespective of different places of their birth, religion and cultural moorings, children learn their mother tongue More




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