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Spurious drug scam serious issue: Centre

Drug Controller General Of India Says Procurement, Testing System Faulty In JK

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 5: The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr GN Singh on Sunday termed the drug scam in Kashmir as a “serious issue” and pointed fingers at the faulty procurement and testing system in place in the state. He maintained that people involved in the scam would be sent to jail.& More


DHSK gets proactive to 'foil' strike

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, May 5: Directorate of Health Services Kashmir is leaving no stone unturned to foil the daylong shutdown called by various apolitical groups on May 6 against the supply of spurious drugs to government-run hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir.  Terming Medical Employees Joint Action More


Sham Lal denies role in procurement

‘Purchase Committees Constituted During Governor’s Rule In 2008’

Srinagar, May 5: A beleaguered Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma Sunday clarified that he had no role in the purchase of drugs during his tenure as the state’s Health Minister between 2009-13. Days after Medical Education Minister Taj Mohiuddin rushed to New More


Durbar opens today amid tight security

Adequate Arrangements Put In Place: IGP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 5: The authorities have put in place elaborate security arrangements in view of re-opening of biannual Durbar move offices here on Monday. The security at the Civil Secretariat here has been tightened to fend off any disruption during the reopening of the Durbar in the summer More


China-India stand-off ends in Leh

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Leh/New Delhi, May 5: In a sudden development, India and China pulled back their troops from the stand off point at Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in Ladakh, where the Chinese forces had intruded nearly three weeks back, official sources said tonight. A battalion of Chinese troops estimated More


Govt mulls ministerial team on relief measures

QUAKE AFTERMATH

GAZI TAK

Bhaderwah, May 5: Day after the state government came under severe criticism from the Union Health Minister and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for “inadequate” response to the damage caused by May 1 earthquake in the Chenab Valley region, Jammu and Kashmir government now contemplates to constitute More





  • Briefs

2 die, 2 injured in road accidents

Srinagar, May 5: At least two persons, including a three year old minor girl, died and two others were wounded in different road accidents across the Valley, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman More



  • National

Rashid Alvi dropped as Congress spokesperson

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, May 5: Rashid Alvi was dropped as Congress spokesperson with the AICC today bringing in a new team of eight spokespersons, retaining existing three and inducting five fresh faces. The new More




  • Opinion

Of A Caged General

His popularity has increased in Kashmir

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

I cannot say if he is ‘more sinned against than sinning’- that be left to history.  The 13th Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf came to power through a military coup in 1999 More



  • GKeducation&career

Libraries without readers

The government run libraries have failed to attract readers despite holding many seminars

STATE OF LIBRARIES

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries,” reads a banner outside Sri Pratap Singh Central Library, Lal Mandi, Srinagar. With a collection of 65000 books More




  • Letters

Punish guilty

This refers to the every minute rape happening in India. Recently in a shocking incident, a six year old girl was sexually assaulted. Indian government must think and change the legal system so that criminals More



  • Editorial

Readying for Poll Battle

Congress has held a modest rally in Ganderbal, the constituency of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, a sign of growing confidence of the party in the run up to 2014 polls. An estimated 1800 people attended More



  • Business

Govt, tourism players hail initiative

Al-Khuddam Tourism Conclave

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 5: In its endeavor to create awareness about Al-Khuddam Tourism Conclave, a curtain raiser function was organized to unveil its Logo. The Logo for the conclave was unveiled by the Divisional More



  • Sports

JK Bank beat Forest-XI

Saffron Football Tourney

Srinagar, May 5: JK Bank football club defeated JK Forest-XI by 1-0 in the one off exhibition match of Saffron football tourney at Iqbal Sports stadium, Pampore on Sunday.The first half turned out to be More



  • Kashmir

Police, SSB personnel treat Sindh Nallah as open sewer

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, May 5: The Police Training School (PTS) Manigam and the Battalion headquarters of the armed police at Haripora (Ganderbal), 29 Kms from here, on Srinagar-Ladakh highway, are, according to locals More



  • Srinagar City

Traffic signals go down with sunset

People get stuck in gridlocks

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, May 5: As if the traffic stops plying with the sunset that the authorities switch off the electronic signal system at 7:30 PM, when huge rush of vehicles is witnessed on the City roads.  More




  • Jammu

JK FAILS TO DEVISE EFFECTIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT POLICY

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, May 5: Jammu and Kashmir Government has failed to devise an effective system to respond to the natural and manmade calamities despite adopting State Disaster Management Policy about a year ago.& More



  • PaK

APHC AJK Chapter concerned over safety of detainees

Muzaffarabad, May 5: Leader of APHC AJK Chapter and vice-chairman Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Tufail Altaf Bhat on Sunday expressed concern over the attack on a Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah More



  • World

Malaysians vote to decide fate of world’s longest-ruling coalition

REUTERS

Johor Baru, May 5: Malaysians voted in record numbers on Sunday in an election that could weaken or even end the rule of the world’s longest-ruling coalition, which faces a stiff challenge from an opposition More



  • South Asia

JKLF stages protest in Pak capital

Arrest of Yasin Malik in New Delhi

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, May 5: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front PaK and Giligit Baltistan Zone on Sunday condemned what it termed as use of brute force against the Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and his associates More




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