80000 jobs: Fact or bait?

Only 19000 Posts Referred To SSRB, PSC; Recruitment Stuck In Formalities



Srinagar, Apr 29: Jammu and Kashmir government is under fire for failing to fill the promised 80,000 vacancies in various departments as only 19,000 posts have so far been referred to recruiting agencies which too have got stuck in technical hitches.Only 1000 to 1300 posts have been referred to More

Chinese troops set up more tents in Ladakh

‘You Are In China’: Reads Banner Hoisted Outside Camp


Leh/New Delhi, Apr 29: Showing no signs of withdrawing from the Indian territory after their incursion in Ladakh two weeks ago, Chinese troops have erected an additional tent in the Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector raising to five the number of such structures in the area.The Chinese troops have also More

Parliamentarians voice concern


New Delhi, Apr 29: Government today came under sharp attack in the Lok Sabha over Chinese incursion in Ladakh, with its crucial ally Samajwadi Party accusing it of acting in a “cowardly” manner and objecting to the upcoming visit of External Minister Salman Khurshid to Beijing.Taking the lead More


‘JK Needs Inclusive Govt’; Ganderbal Victim Of NC’s Exploitative Politics: Baig


Ganderbal, Apr 29: Projecting Ganderbal as the epicenter of change for 2014 political battles, PDP patron and former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday urged voters here to support and strengthen his party “to transform the people’s destiny.” He said in view of its diversity, Jammu and Kashmir More

Spurious drugs not confined to govt hospitals alone

Chemists Part Of Menacing Racket; 1200 Unlicensed Medical Shops In JK


Srinagar, Apr 29: While the health sector in Jammu and Kashmir is faced with the serious problem of unregulated flow of substandard and spurious drugs, the state government continues to be mum over “unabated sale” of counterfeit medicines by private chemists.According to sources, some unscrupulous More

Police remand of accused extended


Jammu, Apr 29: A local court here today extended till May 4 the police remand of three accused arrested in connection with the supply of spurious drugs.Partners of M/s Life Line Pharmaco Surgicals- Ashok Kumar Raina, Amardeep Raina and Akhil Gadoo- were produced before Forest Magistrate (Duty More

Joint Forum calls shutdown


Srinagar, Apr 29: Seeking immediate action against the culprits involved in the spurious drug scam in Jammu and Kashmir, an amalgam of doctors and paramedics today called for a statewide shutdown on May 6 when the Durbar Move offices reopen in Srinagar.The amalgam, named Medical Employees Joint More

School timing changed

Srinagar, April 29: According to Director, School Education, Kashmir, the school timings both in government as well as recognized private schools within the Municipal limits of Srinagar City has been rescheduled and shall be from 8 am to 2 pm while outside Srinagar Municipal limits the timings shall More

CEA team in Valley

Reviews Progress Of Power Schemes Under PMRP


Srinagar, Apr 29: A three member team of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is on a visit to Kashmir to review implementation of power works under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Program (PMRP).Sources said the team headed by CEA Director VK Mishra arrived in Kashmir on Sunday and visited More

  • Briefs

Sumjhi ridicules Aiyar’s statement

Srinagar, Apr 29: Hurriyat Conference (G) general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi on Monday termed senior Congress leader and Member Parliament  Mani Shankar Aiyar’s statement as ‘ridiculous and bundle More

  • National

Relieve Army from counter-insurgency operations: Parliamentary Panel


New Delhi, Apr 29: Observing that deployment in counter-insurgency operations was straining the resources of the Army, a Parliamentary panel on Monday said the force should be relieved from these tasks More

  • Opinion

The grand Chinese pattern

Where lies the challenge for our limping Manmohan Singh government



The shorter Oxford English Dictionary meaning of a Chinese compliment is a pretended deference to the opinion of others, where one’s mind is already made up. And when the Chinese emissary presents China More

  • GKeducation&career

Returning home to set up an IT company

Three Kashmiris left their lucrative careers to set up an IT company in Kashmir that is empowering youth and successfully conducting business with global companies



About 10 years ago Tahir Qazi, a US based technology executive with extensive international business experience, along with two other friends having years of experience in IT sector, thought that it was More

  • Letters

Fake drugs

I was shocked to know that government hospitals are supplied spurious drugs. It would not have been possible without the connivance of employees of drug controller departments and politicians. It clearly More

  • Editorial

Second Term

The appointment of N.N .Vohra as governor for the second term has been hailed by most of the mainstream political parties in the state. Enthusiasm for his re-appointment is largely rooted in their belief More

  • Business

JK Bank inks pact with SKUAST for apple project


Srinagar, Apr 29: With a view to extend technological guidance to the apple growers, J&K Bank today entered into a tie-up with Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST More

  • Sports

Islamia College celebrate sports day

Srinagar, Apr 29: The Islamia College of Science and College, Hawal celebrated its sports day at college campus here on Monday. On the occasion Principal, Dr Tariq Kawoosa distributed prizes among More

  • Kashmir

Jan Aushadhi Project fails to take off in JK

Drug Mafia Blocking Introduction Of Generic Medicines


Srinagar, Apr 29: At a time of huge public outcry over the spurious drug scam in Jammu and Kashmir, the drug mafia continues to hamper the much hyped project of Union Health Ministry to open fair price More

  • Srinagar City

File status report on PIL seeking hawker-free Srinagar: HC tells Govt


Srinagar, Apr 29:  The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday directed the government to file status report within a week to the Public Interest Litigation seeking directions for making Srinagar, a hawker More

  • Jammu

Pilot phase of library automation project to miss second deadline


Jammu, Apr 29: Even after lapse of over one and half year since its launch, Rs 16 crore pilot phase of the much hyped project for computerization and e-linking of 136 libraries in Jammu and Kashmir is More

  • South Asia

Pak officials dismiss report about sending Sarabjit abroad


Lahore/Islamabad, Apr 29: Pakistan today said that the "best possible care" is being given to Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh - comatose in a Lahore hospital after a brutal assault - and that there More

  • World

Pro-Khalistan group's proximity to US lawmakers raises concern

Washington, Apr 29: A marginalised Sikh group, which in the past had known supporters of Khalistan, have once again gained access to the powerful corridors of the Capitol Hill, raising concerns for India More

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