• TOP STORIES

Who manufactured spurious tablets?

Affy Parenterals Says Its Brand Name ‘Faked’

DEADLY DRUG RACKET

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 8: Yet another shocking revelation has come to fore vis-à-vis 2 lakh tablets of spurious antibiotic supplied to Valley hospitals. A Jammu-based distributor had to supply the antibiotic manufactured by M/s Medley Pharmaceutical but, instead, it supplied spurious tablets purportedly manufactured More


Viral disease outbreak in Rafiabad village

130 Children Affected; Medical Teams Rush To Area

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Apr 8: A viral disease is believed to have hit Kambar village in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district after around 130 people most of them children in the age group of 2-12 years fell sick during the past three days.These patients had been diagnosed with fever, vomiting, abdominal pain More


Beleaguered Govt pranks people on power crisis

Himachal Nails JK’s Lies On Breakdown Of Naptha Jhakri Power Project

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 8: Nailing the lies of Power Development Department (PDD) and Jammu and Kashmir Government over the prevailing power crisis in the Valley, officials of Naptha Jhakri power project in Himachal Pradesh Monday said there was no breakdown in the project.On Sunday, PDD officials had said More


People take to streets

Distress Cuts To Continue: PDD

UMER MAQBOOL/KHALID GUL

Srinagar, Apr 8: Growing resentment against extended unscheduled power cuts spilled onto the streets Monday with people staging massive protests across Kashmir against the Power Development Department (PDD) for plunging the entire Valley into darkness. Even as protests were held across north and south More


Valley consumers pay highest power tariff

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Apr 8: Notwithstanding repeated sermons of PDD to clear their dues, the consumers of Kashmir – facing tortuous load-shedding for the past few weeks - are the highest power tariff payers in domestic category as compared to other pockets of the State. Not only this, the average monthly tariff More


NC Sarpanch shot dead

KHALID GUL

Pulwama, Apr 8: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a National Conference Sarpanch at Kulpora here in south Kashmir on late Monday evening.A Police official said the gunmen fired upon Ghulam Muhammad Lone, 50, an NC Sarpanch for Liddermand, in the compound of his residence injuring him critically. “ More


Cabinet Secretary to visit JK on April 13

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 8: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir alongwith a delegation of Union Secretaries from April 13.A team, according to official sources, will review various infrastructure development projects in the state.The team, comprising secretaries from More


Kashmiris tortured in Jaipur Jail: Aasiya

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Apr 8: Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Monday alleged that the incarcerated Kashmiris in Jaipur Jail were subjected to extreme physical torture and shifted to some unknown place.Expressing apprehension over the safety of these detainees, Aasiya in a statement demanded More





  • Briefs

Hurriyat (G) ridicules Farooq’s statement on Afzal Guru

Srinagar, Apr 8:  Ridiculing National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah’s statement on Afzal Guru, Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday said that nation can’t forget its thousands of martyrs include More



  • National

Prabhat is new CRPF IG in Kashmir

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Apr 8: Senior IPS officer Nalin Prabhat has been appointed as CRPF Inspector General (IG) in Jammu and Kashmir. The appointment of Prabhat, a 1992-batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre More




  • Opinion

The Bangladesh crisis

Sheikh Haseena should be more reconciliatory than vindictive

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

I hope I am not being over-optimistic when I say the economy of Bangladesh has lately been on an upswing. In fact it has been so for some length of time now, coinciding almost with the downslide in most More



  • GK Readings

Scarred Values

Aakh is a Sad Commentary on the Way Kashmir Society has Fallen Apart

Book Review

PROF. MUHAMMAD ASLAM

Kashmir society has undergone a sea-change during the past twenty years or so. Things have fallen apart in our society in the same way as the Igbo society that Chinua Achebe depicts in his famous novel More




  • Letters

Talented cricketer

With the inclusion of valley's youngster Parvez Rasool in the 30 probables of Champions Trophy squad, he has become the lone hope of valley to represent us at international level. The sharing of dugout More



  • Editorial

Fake drugs

Spurious medicine and drug trade – the two have now almost become synonymous in the state. Some two years back a leading cardio-thoracic surgeon of the country at a medical conference in Srinagar stated More



  • Business

Omar 'thrilled' as tourism picks up in Kashmir

AGENCIES

Srinagar, Apr 8: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Monday said he was "thrilled" with renewed tourist arrivals in the valley after two months of uncertainty that followed Parliament attack More



  • Sports

THAKUR IS AIFF EXECUTIVE MEMBER

Srinagar, Apr 8: J&K Football Association (JKFA) President, Zamir Ahmad Thakur along with former JKFA President, Nazir Ahmad Khan has been inducted into All India Football Federation as executive member More



  • Kashmir

From Ikhwan bastion to pro-Azadi slogans, Hajin comes a long way

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Hajin, Apr 8: The execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru on February 9 this year seems to have changed the ‘behaviour’ of this north Kashmir town—once dubbed as a pro-Ikhwan (pro-renegade) bastion.  What More



  • Srinagar City

Now, power crisis fuels traffic mess as electronic signals breakdown

SMC, PDD CAUGHT NAPPING ON BACKUP

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Apr 8: The ongoing power crisis in Kashmir has hit the summer capital on yet another front –as the traffic signals at most of the sites are down with backup trouble –triggering chaos on the busy More




  • Jammu

Govt mulls to establish Fast Track Courts: Saifullah

Jammu, Apr 8: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Mir Saifullah represented Jammu and Kashmir at the Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts at New Delhi yesterday More



  • South Asia

Ensure Musharraf does not leave Pak: SC tells govt

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Apr 8: The Pakistan Supreme Court today directed the government to ensure that former President Pervez Musharraf does not leave the country as it ordered him to appear before it tomorrow to More



  • World

'Iron Lady' Thatcher dies of stroke at 87

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, Apr 8: Britain's first and only woman Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, referred to as Iron Lady, today died of a stroke here at the age of 87, leaving an iconic stamp on world politics as one More



  • GKeducation&career

Who cares for Government-run schools?

Most of the government middle schools in the city are without proper infrastructure and lack basic facilities for students

SCHOOL EDUCATION

UMER BEIGH

A government school teacher with a book in hand is sitting on her chair teaching a class outside the school building. The students, with their notebooks open, listen to her carefully while sitting on the More




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