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Nab all accused: Court directs Govt

Police Asked To Execute Non-Bailable Warrants By May 27

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

DA RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 24: Taking note of the spurious drug scam in Jammu and Kashmir, a local Court here on Wednesday ordered immediate arrest of all the 15 persons whose names cropped up during investigations conducted by the state authorities into the horrendous racket that has triggered massive public More


Central team ‘raids’ hospitals, collect samples

MUDDASIR ALI/UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 24: A team of experts from Central Drugs Control Organization Wednesday visited various hospitals in Kashmir and collected samples of many drugs as part of the investigation ordered by the Union Health Ministry into the spurious drug scam in Kashmir.The Deputy Drug Controller (North More


Medicines flood Budgam rivulet

GKNN/CNS

Srinagar, Apr 24: At a time when spurious drug scam has rocked Kashmir, thousands of bottles of various syrups, tablet strips and other medicinal items were seen flowing in a rivulet in Budgam.According to reports, people were surprised to see the huge quantities of medicines flowing in the rivulet More


NC, Congress ministers spar over police transfers

Peeved CM Leaves Cabinet Meeting In A Huff

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Apr 24: Jammu and Kashmir Government had to put the much-awaited reshuffle in the Police department on hold, second time in a week, as serious differences erupted between the ministers of National Conference and Congress during the Cabinet meeting held here Wednesday.Official sources told More


16 KAS officers transferred

Jammu, Apr 24: Government has ordered transfer and posting of around 16 KAS officers, serving in various departments.As per the order issued by GAD Abdul Aziz Bhat, KAS, Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Baramulla has been transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, vice More


Government bans re-employments

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Apr 24: The state cabinet on Wednesday imposed a blanket ban on reemployment of government officials.The cabinet which met under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Jammu this morning issued directions to the General Administration Department (GAD) not to entertain More


Medicines disappear from SMHS Hospital

CENTRAL TEAM IN KASHMIR

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Apr 24: A day after Central team landed here to collect samples of various doubtful drugs from the government-run hospitals in Kashmir, many life saving medicines disappeared from SMHS here with authorities claiming that drug shortage has hit the hospital.According to the sources the More


Stand up to China: Omar tells Delhi

‘TAKE UP ISSUE OF INTRUSION STRONGLY’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Bani (Kathua), Apr 24: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday asked the Union Government to give clear cut message to China on intrusion issue adding that these kind of situations have always put the people living in frontier areas under difficulties besides hampering the process of development.
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Beijing adamant, denies incursion

K J M VARMA/PTI

Beijing, Apr 24: Ignoring India's demand to revert to a status-quo in Depsang Valley, China today firmly stuck to its stand that it’s troops have not violated the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh region.“I want to reiterate here that the Chinese border troops have been acting in strict compliance More


Parleys on to resolve issue amicably: Antony

India To Rush Reinforcements To Border

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi/Bangalore, Apr 24: India Wednesday said negotiations are in progress at “various levels” to resolve the incursion issue with China peacefully.“Negotiations are going on at various levels to resolve the issue peacefully,” Defence Minister AK Antony told reporters in Bangalore.“Our More


Trying to avoid escalation: Army

General Bikram Singh Concludes JK Visit

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 24: With the reports pouring in that more troops would likely to be sent Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) area in Ladakh region, Army Wednesday said they have asked to Ministry of External Affairs to arrange meeting with China so that matter is resolved amicably.A  platoon-strength contingent More


Kawoosa elevated

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: The government has appointed Additional Advocate General Javeed Ahmad Kawoosa as Senior Additional Advocate General to represent the state in Jammu and Kashmir High Court.Kawoosa is known as an expert in Civil, Constitutional, Service, Tax and Insurance matters. More


Traffic restrictions on highway

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 24: To facilitate Durbar Move, there shall be one-way traffic on national highway from Jammu to Srinagar on April 27 and 29 and on May 4 and 5, 2013.In this regard, no vehicle shall be allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu on the said dates, an official handout said. More





  • Briefs

Woman beaten to death

Srinagar, Apr 24: A 40-year-old woman died after she was allegedly beaten by four persons in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.  Jameela Begum, a resident of Rayal Baderkote village, succumbed More



  • National

JUH urges EU to reconsider decision

ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST MYANMAR

New Delhi, Apr 24: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) on Wednesday sharply reacted to the lifting of trade and economic sanctions against Myanmar by the European Union foreign ministers amidst ethnic cleansing More




  • Opinion

JK energy on Coals

Thermal substitute for hydroelectric power. No win strategy for J&K, win win for national grid

WRONG POLICY

DR. JAVID IQBAL

Imagine a state rich in hydroelectric resources being asked to use coal instead of water to generate electricity. JK energy may not be taken to be only proverbially on coals, the energy sector has virtually More



  • GK Magazine

Watershed Management: Slogan or Solution?

It's all about three things - soil water and vegetation

SHEIKH MODASIR JEELANI

The rain-fed agriculture contributes 58 per cent to world’s food basket from 80 percent agriculture lands. As a consequence of global population increase, water for food production is becoming an increasingly More




  • Letters

Punish them

This refers to the recent news about the spurious drug scam. It is a serious issue and Government should take swift action against the guilty. It is a direct attempt to murder. Many innocents have already More



  • Editorial

Look Inward

Union health ministry has finally woken up to the unfolding drug scam in the state. The health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has constituted 11-member team headed by Deputy Drug Controller (North Zone) Ghaziabad More



  • Business

Pashmina wool shortage impacts livelihoods in Kashmir

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 24: In a major jolt to already beleaguered Pashmina industry in Kashmir, the death of more than 20,000 Changra goats in Ladakh’s Changthang area has caused severe shortage of wool.   More



  • Sports

'Tense' Tendulkar cuts 40th birthday cake

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Kolkata, Apr 24: An epitome of calmness on the cricket field, Sachin Tendulkar said he felt "tense" cutting his 40th birthday cake even as he humbly thanked his millions of fans world over for showering More



  • Kashmir

PM’s special scholarship scheme for JK in doldrums

Only 663 Beneficiaries Since 2011, HE Dept To Seek Extension

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Apr 24: The special scholarship scheme for the students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir announced by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has proved to be a damp-squib.    The dismal More



  • Srinagar City

OOPS! LAL CHOWK BEAUTIFICATION PROVES UGLY

3 years on, Govt discovers City centre chocking; starts demolition of park

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Apr 24: What started amid hype as “revival of lost glory” by the ruling coalition –the Lal Chowk Beautification –has proved wastage of Rs two odd crores with state government finally discovering More




  • Jammu

JK Govt approves Rs 15 cr child mortality reduction plan

Jammu, Apr 24: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday approved an action plan worth Rs 15.36 crore under the 13th Financial Commission to bring down the child mortality rate in the state. The plan More



  • South Asia

6.2-magnitude quake shakes Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 24: A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake today shook the Pakistani capital and many northern parts of the country though there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said.  More



  • World

Over 100 killed in Bangladesh building collapse

ANISUR RAHMAN

Dhaka, Apr 24: Over 100 people were killed and 800 others injured today when an eight-storey commercial building that housed several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on the outskirts 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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