Sub-standard drugs may have caused infant deaths last year

Health Ministry Finds Antibiotic Ampicillin Spurious; Major Supply Consumed In GB Pant Children Hospital


Srinagar, Apr 5: In yet another shocking disclosure, patients at the Government Medical College Srinagar and its allied hospitals have been taking substandard antibiotic injections approved by a Jammu-based Central Purchase Committee last year. Major supply of the spurious drug has been consumed in More

Lifeline Pharmaco blacklisted, case registered: Shabir Khan


Jammu, Apr 5: Minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmed Khan has said that Government has constituted a three-member Committee to investigate the issue of substandard antibiotic Maximizin-625 supplied by M/S Lifeline Pharmaco Surgical Ltd. and Controller Drug Stores Kashmir has been placed under suspension More

DAK demands Sham Lal’s resignation


Srinagar, Apr 5: Accusing the former Health Minister, Sham Lal Sharma, of being directly responsible for the fake drug menace in the state, Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) Friday demanded Sharma’s resignation from Assembly and also resignation of Director Health and head of Central Purchasing More

Kandiwara in shock, bereaved families say ‘lost everything’


Kandiwara (Anantnag) Apr 5: “We were busy burying the children till midnight. This is a huge tragedy. We lost everything,” says Mukhtar Ahmad Shah of this remote village in south Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district, where nine children lost their lives in a road mishap yesterday.As you enter More

Skipped daughter’s funeral to save son, couldn’t


Kandiwara (Anantnag) Apr 5: Muhammad Rafiq Shah, an ex-serviceman, lost his son and daughter in Thursday’s accident here. He says they were not provided with ambulance, bandage and oxygen at the Anantnag (Islamabad) district hospital.Shah lost his daughter Uzra Jan, a 5th class student and son More

Panel to review school transport service: Speaker


Jammu, Apr 5: In wake of the death of nine school children in a road accident in south Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district on Thursday, the Speaker Mubarak Gul Friday ordered constitution of a high-level committee to review the safety measures adopted by schools for ferrying students to and from More

Chief Minister’s wish list: ‘AFSPA revocation, return of power projects’


New Delhi, Apr 5: Phase-wise revocation of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and return of power projects to Jammu and Kashmir are the two most ‘important wishes’ of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.Participating in the Mindmine Summit 2013 here, 43-year- old Omar was asked to list More

JK minimizes drawal from Northern Grid

Govt’s ‘Financial Constraints’ Hurting Kashmir Consumers


Srinagar, Apr 5: With power crisis worsening in the Valley in the wake of Power Development Department resorting to unscheduled cuts over last few days, the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) on Friday said they would raise the matter with the State Government as “consumers can’t be subjected More

Prof Ishaq Khan passes away

Srinagar, Apr 5: Noted historian Prof Muhammad Ishaq Khan passed away at the SK Institute of Medical Sciences here on Friday. He was 67.After suffering heart attack a few days back, Prof Khan was admitted to the SKIMS Intensive Care Unit, where he breathed his last.Formerly Dean (Academic More

94% LeT recruits view JK as fighting front: US report


Washington, Apr 5: A staggering 94 per cent of fresh recruits of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) see Jammu and Kashmir as a “fighting front” and hail mostly from Pakistan's Punjab province from families having links with the powerful army and intelligence network, according to a US military report.The eye More

Bukharis bereaved

Srinagar, Apr 5: Mother of Syed Muhammad Iqbal Bukhari and grandmother of senior PDP leader Muhammad Altaf Bukhari passed away here on Friday.She was laid to rest at her ancestral graveyard at Ladoora Rafiabad in north Kashmir. Mourning would be observed for four days and her congregational Fateha More

  • Briefs

Hut catches fire, kid charred to death

Srinagar, Apr 5: A one-year-old boy was charred to death and his parents received severe burn injuries when a fire engulfed a hut while the family was asleep in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday More

  • News

India starts visa on arrival for Pakistani senior citizens


New Delhi, Apr 5: Giving a new fillip to its relations with Pakistan, India has started visa on arrival facility for senior citizens of that country. The facility, which was supposed to start on January More

  • Opinion

We the confused

How many contradictions do we carry in ourselves



Kashmiri is a highly complex personality. Kashmiri psyche is a muddle of extremely divergent features. It’s a deep paradox; a profound sentiment for freedom has somehow got enmeshed with the deep desires More

  • GK Features

Two brothers who disappeared from Nepal

Father of two sons who disappeared in custody more than a decade ago in Nepal has only one wish—to see his sons once



Muhammad Shafi Rah, 35, and Mushtaq Ahmad Rah, 30, were working in a leather factory in Nepal after the two brothers shifted to Kathmandu, Nepal in 1995 from Srinagar to earn a living. But all their dreams More

  • Letters

Cable TV

This refers to digitization of cable TV network. The cable owners are taking people for a ride by not being clear on the channels they are going to beam and the monthly fee on the channels. It is impossible More

  • Editorial

Reservation and governance

A number of states in India today are debating the utility of caste-based and other reservations in their states and their implications on the quality of governance. There is an increasing realisation More

  • Business

CAG highlights ‘poor’ financial health of JK


Jammu, Apr 5: With revenue expenditure rising by 22 per cent, expenditure on salaries and wages amounting to around 47 per cent of the total expenditure and fiscal deficit touching 5.9 per cent, Jammu More

  • Sports

Police Public School organizing Cross Country Run today

Srinagar, Apr 5: Police Public School, Bemina Srinagar is organizing a Cross Country run for its students on Saturday .The Cross Country Run will be flagged off from Nehru Park at 8 a m and will conclude More

  • Kashmir

Guru’s execution has hit mainstream parties: Omar

‘Liyaqat is innocent; No militant will come with family’


Srinagar, Apr 5: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday candidly admitted that the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru has hit the mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir. He also said Liyaqat Ali More

  • Srinagar City

Rawalpora grid station AWAITS DISASTER

Continued waterlogging, Netagiri feared to trigger deadly short-circuit as water seeps into power cables; South City consumers to plunge into darkness for weeks


Srinagar, Apr 5: The Rawal Pora grid station in south City feeding thousands of power consumers is a disaster-in-waiting. Due to continued waterlogging in the area, a massive short-circuit is feared in More

  • Jammu

Bill seeking life imprisonment for rape introduced in LA


Jammu, Apr 5: A bill proposing life imprisonment for offenders involved in sexual offence against girls was on Friday introduced in the Legislative Assembly. The Government had decided to amend the More

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