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 lost their lives due to consumption of these fake drugs. Especially the previous year deaths More

Scoring points
This refers to Sajad Lone's recent statement against Geelani. Sajad has been trying to score political points over Geelani. He has been trying hard to get closer to New Delhi.Dr Rayees BhatDoabgah, Rafiabad. More

Book day
This refers to the recently celebrated "book and copyright day" . The day falls on birth and death anniversaries of great poets like Shakespeare, Inca Garcilaso, Maurice Bruon etc. The aim of celebrating this day is to develop sprit of reading among people, particularly youth.Shakeel ur Ramzan More

Technical Education
This  refers to the recently held cabinet meeting by the Government in which the Ministry of Technical Education, Vakir  Rasool Wani had said that they are going to upgrade the newly created polytechnic colleges in all the districts by adding more courses like Medical Lab technology, food More

Severe punishment
The scandal of “fake drugs” in Kashmir is not a new phenomenon. I have come across this criminal activity of marketing counterfeit medicines by drug representatives in Kashmir in 1972 when I was a medical officer. The most appalling practice of prescribing these drugs by qualified doctors and compounders More

Criticizing Geelani
This refers to Sajad Gani Lone's criticisim of Geelani Sahab. It was only Geelani Sahab who had predicted that Sajad will participate in elections. Geelani remained firm but Sajad changed. Morever Sajad described Geelani as PDP halqa president, but if Geelani urges people to boycott PDP too, how can More

Infant deaths
This refers to the news ‘ Infant deaths coincided with supply of fake injections.’ I failed to understand this confession of GB Pant Authorities. Had they confessed this thing at the time of occurrence of deaths, many infants could have been saved. Rouf Sadiq TantraySKIMS Soura 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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