Mirwaiz Nails Govt’s ‘No Funds For Drug Testing’ Lies

“Doctor-Pharma Company Nexus Deplorable, Impartial Probe Needed” SRINAGAR: Tearing into the government’s “lack-of-funds”  excuse in stringent drug testing, the chairman of the Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Friday said that doctors, chemists and medical representatives also could not absolve themselves of blame in the supply of sub-standard pharmaceuticals in Kashmir. In his Friday sermon […]

4 Policemen Killed In Militant Ambush

‘Trapped By Hoax Call Over Theft In Village’ SRINAGAR: Four policemen were killed in a deadly militant attack in the Hygam area on the outskirts of Sopore town on Friday. Unconfirmed reports said that the attackers had decamped with the weapons of the slain policemen. The strike came a week after government forces arrested a […]

Chinese Troops Camping Inside Ladakh: Govt

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday told a parliamentary committee that Chinese troops have pitched tents 19km deep inside the Indian territory in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and that efforts are underway to ensure that the status quo is maintained.  Defence secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and some other senior officials informed the parliamentary […]

Don’t link Chinese incursion to Tourism: Omar

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday rubbishes media reports that the Chinese incursion in Ladakh has affected tourism trade in the area. “When we use the words “Chinese troops & tourists” in the same sentence we create doubts where none existed,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site twitter on Friday. He said that the Chinese incursion […]

Goswami New Union Home Secretary

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS officer, Anil Goswami, has been appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Goswami, Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for a period of two years from […]

Budshah Srinagar Defeats Shaheen Pattan by 30 Runs

 T 20-SNW CRICKET TOURNAMENT STARTS PATTAN: Tenth SNW Cricket Tournament was inaugurated today  at Chanderhama Pattan in district Baramulla .  The tournament is an annual feature, organized by Shaheen Sports Association  Chanderhama Pattan at SNW Memorial Ground Chanderhama which has been developed by Department of Youth Services & Sports.  Inaugural function was attended by president […]

Fried Chicken Outlet ‘Bangs’ Now In City

Kashmir Vital Market For Us: MD SRINAGAR –To the great satisfaction of the food buffs, India’s first Domestic Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Brand, Bangs, has launched its first outlet in the summer capital, Srinagar. The newly launched Bangs Restaurant is spread over 1200 square feet situated at Lal Chowk Srinagar. The menu in Srinagar consists […]

Of Kashmir, Counterfeit Medicines, and Medicos…

There seems to be a wake up call on part of the several sections of the state castigating the spurious drugs menace. Height of parsimony as now it’s something where we should not give in. I guess people have angst but some sort of reluctance is there, may be because people are now used to […]

Salahudin’s Curse!

Love him or hate him, but you just can’t fault the United Jihad Council (UJC) chief and Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) supremo Syed Sallahudin on his brilliance in successfully accomplishing whatever he sets out to do. And it is due to this quality of his that he has ensured that even when the ‘global war against […]

The last of Kashmir’s royal stags

On 16 March, Wildlife Institute of India scientist Parag Nigam tranquilized and radio-collared a hangul in the Dachigam National Park on the outskirts of Srinagar. The enigmatic Kashmir stag has never been radio-collared before, and its nervous disposition doesn’t make it the ideal subject for tranquilization. Indeed, a plan to collar three more stags has been deferred […]

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