Defensive medicine, coming soon to a clinic near you

Doctors, once held in high esteem, are now often approached with skepticism or even disdain by Indian patients. The doctor-patient relationship in India is rapidly changing. One of the most important aspects of this evolution is an exponential increase in the number of medical negligence cases in recent years. This is likely to have a […]

Where Are We Going?

Does anyone remember Ghulam Jeelani Bhat belonging to Shalimar area of Srinagar? A State Roadways Transport Corporation bus driver, this unfortunate person was on Panchayat poll duty on 25 April 2011, when he incurred the wrath of a protesting mob at Azad Gunj in Baramulla district for venturing out with his bus on a hartal […]

Death by a thousand cuts

The recent mob attack on Christians in Lahore, resulting in the burning down of over one hundred Christian homes while the police stood by, is a reminder of how unsafe Pakistan has become for religious minorities. The attacks on Christians follows a rising tide of attacks on Pakistan’s Shia Muslims, sometimes mischaracterised in the media […]

No Curfew on Saturday

SRINAGAR: Expressing satisfaction over the by and large peaceful situation that prevailed across valley on Friday, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Asghar Samoon tonight said there would be no curfew on Saturday in any part of the valley. “No curfew will be imposed on Saturday but minor restrictions will be put in place in some down town […]

No Curfew on Saturday

SRINAGAR: Expressing satisfaction over the by and large peaceful situation that prevailed across valley on Friday, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Asghar Samoon tonight said there would be no curfew on Saturday in any part of the valley. “No curfew will be imposed on Saturday but minor restrictions will be put in place in some down town […]

Shabir Shah Booked Under PSA; Shifted to Kot Balwal

SRINAGAR: The state government today invoked Public Safety Act (PSA) against Democratic Freedom Party leader Shabir Ahmad Shah. Shah, who was under detention at Srinagar Central Jail has subsequently been shifted to Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu, family sources said. Meanwhile, expressing serious concern over deteriorating health of Shabir Ahmad Shah, family members of the […]

Kashmir: Best Tax Collection State in India

JAMMU: Minister for Finance Abdul Rahim Rather today said the Jammu and Kashmir has been tagged as best tax collection state in the Country. Maintaining that Jammu and Kashmir is moving forward in right direction to minimize the fiscal deficit as per the guidelines and principles laid down in the J&K Fiscal Responsibility and Budget […]

No Friday prayers in historic Jamia masjid

SRINAGAR: No Friday prayer was offered on the second consecutive week in historic Jamia masjid and some other major mosques in the Kashmir valley, where indefinite curfew remained imposed for the second straight day today. Friday prayers were however offered in small mosques in the interior areas of the city. All the gates of Jamia […]

Indian Parliament tells Pak to keep off Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Indian Parliament on Friday rejected Pakistan National Assembly’s resolution on Afzal Guru and said that it amounts to interference in India’s internal affairs. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar moved the draft resolution in the House and while unanimously adopting the resolution said, “House rejects the interference into internal affairs of India. The entire […]

Violence in Kashmir not an answer and killings must stop: UN

UNITED NATIONS: Reacting to the latest escalation of tensions over Kashmir, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said violence was not the answer to any problem and the killings must stop. “What he (Ban) has said in cases such as this; violence is not the answer, violence should come to an end and that the killings […]

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