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SVC to probe spurious drug scam: Omar

‘Graft Allegations Against Ministers Unsubstantiated, Wonder Where Indian Troops Have Withdrawn In Ladakh’

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, May 6: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the newly constituted State Vigilance Commission (SVC) would probe the spurious drug scam in Kashmir and whosoever is found involved in it would be brought to justice.“The Vigilance Commission has been asked to inquire into the More


Geelani threat to law & order: CM

‘WILL LIFT RESTRICTIONS IF HE ASSURES PEACE’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 6: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s freedom was curtailed since his speeches and programs create law and order problems.“We are not afraid of him (Geelani),” Omar said. “By and large he is free to do whatever he wants to do More


Ready for probe: Khoda

Srinagar, May 6: Hours after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced that the state government has decided to ask newly constituted State Vigilance Commission (SVC) to probe the drug scam, Chief Vigilance Commissioner Kuldeep Khoda Monday said the Commission was prepared for the task.“We would More


Kashmir shuts in protest

MEJAF Rejects Chief Minister’s Statement

SPURIOUS DRUGS

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, May 6: Normal life across Kashmir was affected on Monday due to the strike called by Medical Employees Joint Action Forum (MEJAF) and Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) against the alleged failure of the Government to act against the people involved in spurious drug scam.Shops and businesses More


Purchase Committee members charge-sheeted

2 Accused Sent To Judicial Custody

Srinagar, May 6: Health and Medical Education Department has served charge-sheet to all members of Central Purchase Committee-2 and Verification Boards for their alleged role in the supply of spurious medicines to government hospitals.A top official of the Department told Greater Kashmir that More


Drug Corporation gets going

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 6: Stung by widespread criticism over the surfacing of counterfeit medicines in government-run hospitals in the state, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday accorded go-ahead to the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation (JKMSC) to do away with the existing purchase More


CBI admission triggers political storm in Delhi

‘Paragraph Critical Of PMO Changed’

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, May 6: The problems for the beleaguered Congress-led UPA Government in New Delhi further compounded on Monday with CBI admitting afresh that certain changes were made in a draft report related to coal mines allotment scandal and that a paragraph critical of the Prime Minister’s Office was More


Geelani gets in touch with PM over safety of prisoners

Rushes Email; Received With Thanks: Acknowledges PMO

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 6: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday dashed a letter to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to ensure safety of Kashmiri and Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails “in accordance with international covenants.”“His Excellency, Manmohan Singh Prime Minister More


Gandhi’s killers taking over India: Yasin Malik

‘POST 2008, GoI HAS HARDENED ITS STAND ON KASHMIR’

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, May 6: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, Monday came down heavily of Government of India, accusing it of using force to suppress the peaceful movement of Kashmiris for right to self-determination.“By harassing innocent Kashmiris, booking youth More


Governor, CJ Secretariats reopen in Srinagar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 6: The Governor’s Secretariat commenced functioning in the Raj Bhavan here today following opening of Durbar in Srinagar. The Secretariat had closed on in Jammu on 26 April.According to an official handout, Governor, N N Vohra, went around various wings of the Raj Bhavan Secretariat More


Durbar opens in Srinagar

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, May 6: Government offices resumed functioning today as the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Secretariat opened here after shifting from winter capital Jammu.Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was accorded guard of honour by a police contingent on his arrival at the Civil Secretariat.He was received More





  • Briefs

Inspections on to curb sale of spurious agro chemicals

Srinagar, May 6: Government Monday held an inspection drive to curb sale of spurious agriculture inputs and ensure availability of quality seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. An official spokesman More



  • News

No deal with China: India

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Beijing/New Delhi: A day after India and China ended their three-week long face-off in Ladakh, the Indian government said on Monday there was no "deal" with China.  The govt also confirmed that the More




  • Opinion

When US talks

The worry is they have not learnt their lessons. Time to watch out in Afghanistan and Syria!

X-PRESSIONS

M.L. KOTRU

American President Barack Obama last week sounded as if someone, read President Bashar al Assad, was about to cross the ‘red line’ in the US-backed civil war in Syria. To go by the tone set later that More



  • GK Magazine

Deconstructing (Un)popular Discourse

PG Rasool’s book exposes the real villains of Kashmir Politics

POLITICAL HISTORY

PROF. MUHAMMAD ASLAM

Kashmir politics is a checkered history of more than six decades. Seen from a/n (un) ‘popular’ perspective, it has had two important players—the Dogra monarch and Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah—who seemingly More




  • Letters

Press Freedom

This refers to "World Press Freedom Day" recently observed to inform the international community that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights. This days is also celebrated More



  • Editorial

Save Sindh Nallah

There has been a lot of drum beating, for the past many years about persevering and protecting water bodies of the state. To ensure protections of environment and ecology, the government has established More



  • Business

Hoteliers announce 30 % discount, Go Air spl fares

MIR UBAID

Srinagar, May 6: In a welcome initiative aimed to make Al-Khuddam Tourism Conclave a success, Kashmir-based major hoteliers’ bodies today announced a special 30 per cent discount for outside tourism players More



  • Sports

Srinagar Mountain running championship held

Srinagar, May 6: The first District Srinagar Mountain running championship organized by J&K Mountain Running Association was held at Kohi Sulieman hillock in Srinagar on Saturday. In the event More



  • Kashmir

Government acts, Omar announces free ration

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, May 6: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday announced three months free ration for earthquake affected families of the erstwhile Doda district. He sanctioned release of Rs 25 crore for restoration More



  • Srinagar City

AMID HARTAL SMC’S BEAUTIFICATION GREETS DURBAR

Road to Civil Secretariat frequented by VIPs goes flowery

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, May 6: While Kashmir by and large observed a strike against the drug scam on Monday when the Durbar Move offices reopened in the summer Capital, something picturesque greeted the reopening of More




  • Jammu

3 quakes, 13 aftershocks in 6 days

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, May 6: Chenab valley region of Jammu has recorded three earthquakes and 13 low intensity aftershocks during the past six days, including a fresh tremor on Monday measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale 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

INSPIRING KASHMIRIS

MAJID MAQBOOL

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




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