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Emergency drugs under cloud at Chest Diseases Hospital

Doctors Find Several Medicines Ineffective; D&FCO Fails To Check Efficacy

AILING HEALTHCARE

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 29: The emergency medicines supplied to patients at Chest Diseases Hospital here have come under scanner after doctors found them ineffective in treating different disorders in patients.According to doctors, hundreds of patients admitted to the hospital including those put on ventilator More


Spurious Ampicillin supplied to SMGS Hospital

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, May 29: The drug and food organisation of Jammu and Kashmir has found antibiotic injections administered to children and pregnant women at the SMGS Hospital Jammu as "sub-standard" and seized a significant quantity of it.According to the Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr Dara Singh, a More


ANSARI LAMENTS MUSLIM PLIGHT

‘India Can’t Emerge As Modern Developed Nation Without Its Largest Minority Being Part Of Growth Story’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Mumbai,May 29: Lamenting low representation of Muslims in central and state public services including police and armed forces, Vice President Muhammed Hamid Ansari Wednesday said India cannot emerge as a modern, developed nation without its largest minority being a part of the growth story.Ansari More


Asiya,Neelofar remembered

MM Organizes Seminar;Shopian Observes Strike

KHALID GUL

Shopian, May 29: On the fourth anniversary of Shopian double rape and murder, speakers at a commemoratory seminar here described it as a war crime and apprehended that such incidents would continue to happen in ‘military occupations’ like Kashmir.The seminar titled “Struggle for Justice: A tribute More


Govt grapples with mounting vacancies

90 KAS Officers Promoted On Officiating Basis; 99 Vacancies Referred To PSC

ADMINISTRATIVE INERTIA

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, May 29: Jammu and Kashmir government is working overnight to fill the vacant posts of Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) in order to streamline the civil administration and check the “menace of adhocism”.Official sources said that on the instructions of the Chief Secretary Muhammad Iqbal More


Kashmir has to move forward: Raju

‘Will Look Into Delay In Disbursement Of Scholarships Under PMSSS’

Peace Conference

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, May 29: Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Dr M M Pallam Raju Wednesday said Kashmir has witnessed lot of trouble over the past two decades and it is time to move ahead as young “India holds a big promise” for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. Raju also said till recently More


Confusion mars PMSSS implementation

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 29: The Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) meant to provide higher educational opportunities to Jammu and Kashmir students is threatening to boomerang as confusion continues over its implementation even two years after it was rolled out.Students studying in many More


JK youth highly talented: Guv

Srinagar, May 29: Governor N N Vohra Tuesday said the youth of J&K had a great talent despite the fact that State witnessed violence over the past two decades.Speaking at the Conference organized by J&K Peace Foundation at SKICC here, the Governor said besides huge human and economic losses More


PDP seeks action against Dr Farooq in JKCA ‘scam’

Srinagar, May 29: Describing Dr Farooq Abdullah's defence of the beleaguered BCCI chief N Srinivasan as part of his “cover-up to escape punishment for alleged embezzlement in the J&K Cricket Association scam,” opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday said state government had deliberately More





  • Briefs

Lok Adalats settle 181 cases in Srinagar, Budgam

Srinagar, May 29: A Lok Adalat was held in the premises of Sadder Court Complex, Srinagar under the supervision of Principal District and Sessions Judge, Srinagar, Muhammad Shafi Khan here today.  More



  • National

Broadcasters to stick to 12 minute ad per hour rule from Oct 1

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 29: In view of Telecom Authority of India's (TRAI) tough stance, broadcasters have decided to reduce the air time for advertisements shown on channels to 12 minutes by October 1. Sources More




  • Opinion

Engaging with the extremes

INKSIGHT

MEHMOOD UR RASHID

Swamy’s views on Kashmir are not just incorrect, they are dangerous!What is the precise way of measuring the relationship between Thinking and Extremes. Does thinking produce extremes or extremes shape More



  • Gk Readings

The cry of my soul

Emile Zola’s letter to the President of the Republic

MUHAMMED MAROOF SHAH

 I reproduce some passages from a famous letter titled “I Accuse” by Emile Zola, one of the greatest writers of all times who wrote in 1898 to the President  after wife of unjustly convicted More




  • Letters

Community hall

Government spent crores of rupees on the construction of Shah Hamdaan Community Hall  near Khankah-i-Moulla but is hesitant in spending peanuts to make it user friendly. Despite promises by Ali Muhammad More



  • Editorial

AFSPA Consensus

So, there are no more differences between the coalition partners National Conference and Congress over the revocation of AFSPA from the state. State Congress president Saif-u-Din Soz says there is no need More



  • Business

Kashmir craft to adorn Mumbai International Airport

CM to unveil mural in Srinagar before sending it to Mumbai

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 29: In a major boost to its handicraft industry, traditional craft works of Kashmir will soon adorn the new terminal of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. The state-of More



  • Sports

Mirwaiz Umar declares 5th Shaheed-e-Millat cricket tournament open

‘Shahr-e-Khaas Hub Of Sports Activities, Talent’

Srinagar, May 29: The Chairman Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday declared the 5th Shaheed-e-Millat T20 cricket tournament open at Islamia College ground, here.  The event which More



  • Kashmir

Saroori in Accountability Commission net

Anti-graft body initiates inquiry against former R&B minister for ‘acting as mute spectator to illegal allotment of works’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar,May 29: The premier anti-graft body, State Accountability Commission (SAC), Wednesday initiated a regular inquiry against the former cabinet minister and MLA Inderwal GM Saroori for being a “mute More



  • Srinagar City

After 6 years of delay, bypass bridges inaugurated without lighting

Majid Wani throws open 3 facilities on south City highway, 1 link named after Mir Lasjan

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 29: After six years of delay in project execution, the government on Wednesday dedicated three bridges on the south City highway to public. Driving down the new facility, however, is feared More




  • Jammu

Kichloo reviews developmental works in Kishtwar

Kishtwar, May 29 : The   Minister of state for Industries & Commerce and Home, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo reviewed the status of  development works and welfare schemes here at a meeting of More



  • South Asia

China to give US$ 448 mn

Neelum-Jhelum project in PaK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, May 29: Notwithstanding India's concerns, China has agreed to provide Pakistan USD 448 million for the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project, currently underway in Pakistan-administered Kashmir ( More



  • GKeducation&career

Seven Myths About Civil Service Examination

The exam is not as tough as it is made out to be

DEMYSTIFYING IAS

NAVEED TRAMBOO

Civil service examination is quite an arduous task as most would agree – not only because of the tough competition, but also because of the lengthy time process, which stretches to over a year. Clearly More




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