Health Minister Molests Lady Doctor, Quits

Doctor says, Shabir made advances after summoning her to secretariat  SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan stepped down from his post Friday after facing charges of molestation by a senior government doctor.  Khan, a Congress legislator, was asked by his party to step down on Friday, after police registered a case of […]

Doctors Call For Day Long Strike

SRINAGAR: Demanding immediate arrest of health minister Shabir Khan and inquiry by a judicial commission, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) called for suspension of routine work at Kashmir hospitals on Saturday.  “Shabir should be hanged so that our daughters feel safe and people repose faith and trust in sacrosanct institutions” DAK said in a statement.  DAK […]

No safety for women in Kashmir: Mehbooba

JAMMU: Demanding strict action against the tainted minister Shabir Khan, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Friday said that the complaint of sexual assault lodged by a doctor depicts the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir.  “It is very unfortunate that a ‘responsible’ minister acts in a lewd way and has tried to tarnish […]

Major reshuffle on cards as Cabinet meets today

SRINAGAR: With the parliamentary elections scheduled in mid April and almost around 30 senior officers (IAS, KAS) due to retire by the end of March this year, a massive reshuffle in civil and police administration is on cards, as the state cabinet is scheduled to meet in Jammu Saturday. Around 30 senior officers are due […]

Malik goes in hiding to avert arrest

Says will lead Lal Chowk March on Feb 9 despite restrictions SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front said Friday that its chairman Yasin Malik has gone underground to avoid his arrest by police in the wake of its Lal Chowk chalo call for Feb 9.  A JKLF spokesman said that police has been raiding the home […]

‘MAQBOOL’ film screening thwarted

SRINAGAR: The screening of a documentary based on the life of Maqbool Bhat has been cancelled, reportedly “due to  objection of state authorities”.  The screening was scheduled for Satarday at a local hotel here, but the filmmakers said the hotel authorities have informed them that the booking has been cancelled.  “We were informed Friday morning […]

Kashmir Inc Demands Resumption Of LOC Trade

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCC&I) Friday called for immediate resumption of trade across the LOC and said the matter should not by left to the “wisdom and compulsions of the lower rung officers”  In a statement issued here KCCI said the matter should  be taken up seriously  at higher  decision making […]