• TOP STORIES

AZAD TAKES CONTROL

Central Team Arrives In JK

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

MUDDASIR ALI/UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 23: The Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad seems to have taken control of the things and is personally monitoring the developments in the wake of surfacing of stinking spurious drug scam in Jammu and Kashmir. He has deputed a team from Central Drugs Control Organization to the State More


Raina remanded to police custody

Jammu, Apr 23: A local court here today remanded second accused arrested in the spurious drugs scam to seven days police custody.The accused, Amardeep Raina, was produced before Forest Magistrate (Duty Magistrate) Jammu, Adnan Sayed, by Crime Branch after he was arrested from New Delhi and brought More


Cotton supplied to hospitals turns out to be substandard

INTERNAL PROBE ON: MINISTER

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Apr 23: While the stinking ‘spurious drug’ scam refuses to die down, in yet another bizarre revelation, it has come to fore that the cotton supplied to government hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir is of substandard quality.Official sources said that following the latest revelations, the Health More


Mannitol Injection of poor quality

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 23: With fresh disclosures coming to the surface, the spurious drug scam is turning out to be a full-fledged mafia allegedly run by some “unscrupulous” pharmaceutical distributors in league with officials of the health department and drug control organization.In a related development More


Centre chides JK on PMGSY implementation

MRD Points Out Improper Monitoring, Paltry Spending, Poor Quality Of Works

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 23: The Union Ministry for Rural Development has pulled up J&K Government for its dismal performance in execution of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), threatening to stop funding to the State under the program.In a 4-page letter (D.O P-17025/73/2012/RC) written to Chief More


Cabinet to meet today

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 23: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will chair a crucial meeting of the State Cabinet here on Wednesday morning.Official sources said that the Cabinet would meet at 9:30 AM at the civil secretariat. Besides routine agenda, the highest decision-making body in the state is likely to order More


INDIA ASKS CHINA TO MAINTAIN STATUS QUO

Local Commanders Hold Flag Meeting

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 23: India today asked China to revert to the status quo position in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in Ladakh where troops of both countries were in a face-to-face situation after Chinese forces intruded nearly 10 kms inside Indian territory eight days ago.“We have asked the Chinese More


Army Chief reviews situation

Meets Governor,CM

Jammu, Apr 23: Amid mounting tension along Indo-China border in Ladakh, Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Tuesday reviewed counter-infiltration and security measures in Jammu and Kashmir and visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC). The Army Chief, who is on a two-day visit to the state More


West Bengal businessman arrested from Sonamarg

Chit Fund Muddle

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 23: In a major breakthrough in West Bengal’s chit fund muddle, Sudipto Sen, the chairman and managing director of the Saradha Group, was arrested from the tourist resort of Sonamarg in district Ganderbal on Tuesday alongwith two of his associates.“We have detained Sudipto Sen and More





  • Briefs

Malik to lead protest march at Sopore on Friday

Srinagar, Apr 23: Following the call for protest given by the Mutahida Majlis-e- Mashawarat after Friday prayers, a protest march led by chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik will be organized at Sopore town More



  • National

3 arrested in Bangalore blast case

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai, Apr 23: Chennai Police have arrested three persons in connection with last week's blast near the BJP office in Bangalore that left 16 persons injured. According to top police sources, Karnataka More




  • Opinion

A Congress Government

Kingmaker party could very well be the king in 2014

POINT OF VIEW

RIYAZ AHMAD

In a scenario that is loaded with profound irony for the state, the only party in J-K that looks forward to 2014 polls with confidence is Congress. Its state president Saif-u-Din Soz hopes the party will More



  • GK Magazine

TRIPURA - the state with a difference

Like Kashmir they too have a rich historical, social and cultural heritage, but unlike us they care a lot about themselves and their development

TOUR AND TRAVEL

MALIK MEHBOOB WILLAYAT

Cradled in a landscape dotted with hills, lush green valleys crisscrossed by rivers, sprawling lakes and pristine forests, Tripura is a land of antiquity in the north-eastern tip of peninsular India. This More




  • Letters

Leadership frustration

Ajaz ul Haque while concluding his Sunday column, (Write Hand April 21,2013) has rightly pointed to the politics played in the name of genocide via spurious drugs. The latest shutdown, in my opinion, reflects More



  • Editorial

Grave Concern

Something that should concern us all is the rising graph of rape incidents in many Indian states, particularly in Delhi. The horrendous rape of a five-year old girl in the capital city has come barely More



  • Business

JK Trade Policy on cards

Omar reiterates demand for rail coach factory

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 23: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday reiterated the demand for rail coach factory in the state to overcome the economic stress and address unemployment problem caused due to 20 years of More



  • Sports

GAYLE CARNAGE:TAKES PUNE BY STORM

Bangalore, Apr 23: It was a Chris Gayle (175 not out and 2/5) show as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Pune Warriors in convincing fashion in Bangalore today. There was a slight delay early on due More



  • Kashmir

HCBA releases book on Dr Qasim Faktoo

GKNN/CNS

Srinagar, Apr 23: High Court Bar Association (HCBA) Kashmir Tuesday released a book on Dr Muhammad Qasim Faktoo, “The Victim of Political Vendetta” here.  The book carries the statement of Dr Faktoo More



  • Srinagar City

Rather assumes charge as VC SDA, reviews Master Plan

‘Technical Committee to Review Land Use Plan Before It Goes To Cabinet’

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Apr 23: Muhammad Shafi Rather (IAS) Tuesday assumed charge as Vice-Chairman, Srinagar Development Authority (SDA). Outgoing VC and District Development Commissioner, Er Farooq Ahmad Shah was More




  • Jammu

Taj attaches HoD for non-utilization of funds

Jammu, Apr 23: Minister for Medical Education, Taj Mohiuddin today ordered inquiry into non-disbursement of money meant for free medication of cancer patients at GMC, Jammu. He also ordered attachment More



  • World

Boston suspect charged with using WMD, faces death penalty

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Boston, Apr 23: The lone surviving Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspect has been charged with conspiring to use a "weapon of mass destruction" and faces death penalty, as a criminal complaint filed by 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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