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SC orders trial in Civil Court

SETS ASIDE HIGH COURT VERDICT THAT ALLOWED ACCUSED BSF MEN TO BE TRIED IN FORCES’ COURT

ZAHID FAROOQ KILLING

MUDDASIR ALI/D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 25: In a significant development having consequences on numerous similar incidents in conflict areas across India, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the BSF men involved in the killing of a Kashmir teenager in 2010 shall face trial in a Srinagar criminal court.The Supreme More


NIA records statements of Liyaqat’s wives

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Apr 25: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Thursday recorded the statements of two wives of former Hizb militant Syed Liyaqat Shah before a local magistrate here.A team of NIA led by Dy SP Shrinivasan recorded statements of two wives of Liyaqat, Amina Begum of Sever, Lolab, and Akhter More


Central team takes samples from South Kashmir

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 25: A team of experts from Central Drugs Control Organization Thursday visited various hospitals in South Kashmir and collected samples of many drugs as part of the investigation ordered by Union Health Ministry into the spurious drug scam in Kashmir.Official sources More


SHRC accuses Government of carelessness

‘Officers Taking Drug Scam Casually’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Apr 25: Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Thursday censured the State government for observing its directions in breach on supply of spurious medicines in government hospitals in Kashmir.The Commission on April 10 had termed the supply of spurious drugs as a human More


Police handover case to CB

More Arrests On Cards: IGP

SPURIOUS DRUG SCAM

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Apr 25: In a surprise move, the government has issued orders for transfer of the spurious drug case from the police to Crime Branch (CB). The Crime Branch sleuths have been asked not to drop any charge against the accused, especially the attempt to murder.A case was registered in Police More


No parking space?Can’t own a car

Govt To Restrict Registration Of New Vehicles; Mulls Amendment In MVA

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Apr 25: Planning to get a new vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir? Produce documents showing where you plan to park it, as the government is considering not to register any vehicle before the owner shows that he owns a parking slot.Official sources said the government is giving serious thought More


Govt to institute Drug Purchase Corporation

CM Convenes Meeting On Opening Day Of Durbar Move

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 25: Facing widespread criticism over the shoddy drug procurement system for government-run hospitals in the wake of surfacing of spurious drug scam, Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to make the much-delayed State Drug Corporation functional. While Chief Minister Omar Abdullah More


Substandard Mannitol injection sneaks into SKIMS

Under Brand Name Ashtol, Drug Administered To Patients Regularly

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Apr 25: With every passing day, the spurious drug scam is turning out to be an organised racket with a substandard drug making its way to SKIMS, Kashmir’s premiere tertiary-care facility.According to sources, Mannitol injection (100 ml) with brand name Ashtol, recently supplied to SKIMS More


‘We’re not scared of China’

India Says Incursion Issue To Be Over Soon

SAGAR KULKARNI

Almaty, Apr 25: Asserting that India was "not a pushover", External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today said he was confident that the issue of Chinese incursion in Ladakh would be resolved before he visits Beijing on May 9.Khurshid, who arrived here in the Kazakh capital for an international More


WE DIDN'T PROVOKE,SAYS CHINA

K J M VARMA

Beijing, Apr 25: Sticking to its stand that Chinese troops have not caused any provocation by violating the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, China today said the incident will not affect bilateral ties or disrupt peace at the borders as both sides are trying to resolve it in a friendly manner More


Army told to adopt ‘non-aggressive approach’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 25: India will increase the number of its troops if the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) enhances the strength of its soldiers in the Indian territory of Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in eastern Ladakh, government sources said today, even as Army has been asked to adopt ‘non-aggressive More





  • Briefs

2 Hizb OGWs arrested: Police

KHALID GUL

Islamabad (Anantnag), Apr 25: Police on Thursday claimed that it arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujhahideen (HM) and recovered four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs More




  • Opinion

The deserted General

The man who once was the be-all-end-all of Pakistan cries for help. Is anybody there

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

He who would swear by his uniform claiming it to be his second skin never to shed it off – and on the strength of which has staged a military coup, packing an elected prime minister to exile and had vested More



  • GK Features

The widows of Dardpora

The widows of Dardpora continue to live miserable lives decades after losing their husbands and sons

UNHEALED WOUNDS

MAJID MAQBOOL

“WE do not want to talk to you,” the widows of Dardpora in Kupwara district, around 130 kms north of Srinagar, say they have had enough of talking after losing their male family members. With around 300 More




  • Letters

Drugged valley

This refers to the news about the presence of spurious drugs available in the valley hospitals. It is quite pathetic to learn about how the concerned authorities are playing with the lives of people. They More



  • Friday Focus

Appearance and Reality

PROF G R MALIK

From the simultaneous existence of the two planes of action – the human and the Divine – certain results follow of which the most important is the inevitable irony that arises from the possible contrast More



  • Business

NIFT to train Valley youth in fashion designing

Will open campus in Kashmir shortly

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Apr 25: In a bid to provide technical education and generate employment opportunities for local youth, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) will open a campus in the Kashmir Valley More



  • Sports

Budgam mountain running C'ship held

Srinagar, Apr 25: The District Budgam Mountain Running Association on Thursday organised Budgam mountain running championship at Sheikhpora, Budgam.  In the event held in junior boys and senior category More



  • Kashmir

Wearing black clothes, PHE daily wagers hold unique protest

Srinagar, Apr 25: Threatening to intensify their agitation, employees of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department Thursday said that they would protests in New Delhi if their demands were not met forthwith More



  • Srinagar City

PDP goes hammers and tongs at NC over Lal Chowk mess

Show single project of significance in City or give up further destruction: Karra dares CM

Srinagar, Apr 25: Expressing dismay over the ongoing demolition of concrete-park erected in the middle of Lal Chowk at a cost of Rs two odd crores, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) on Thursday More




  • Jammu

Centre not supporting JK over Panchayat empowerment: Omar

Says Decision On Pre-Poll Alliance In 2014

SUMIT BHARGAV

Kalakote (Rajouri), Apr 25: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday accused union government of not helping the state government to empower Panchayati Raj institutions in the state.    & More



  • PaK

TeM founder member passes away

Muzaffarabad, Apr 25: One of the founder members of Tehreek-e-Mujahideen Abdullah Ahad Ganie alias Ali Baba of Dolipora Handwara passed away here. He is survived by a son, his wife and mother.   More




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