Dissection of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)

The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 12th April 2005, to provide accessible, affordable and quality health care to the rural population, especially the vulnerable groups. The Union Cabinet vide its decision dated 1st May 2013, has approved the launch of National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) as a […]

Why the world needs a new internet

In their path-breaking attempt to explain the workings of the internet, Tim Wu and Jack Goldsmith in Who Controls The Internet narrate fascinating stories of the web’s challenge to government rule in the 1990s, and its ensuing battle with global politic. A lot has changed since the book first came out in 2006. Social media […]

Five years on, victims of Budhshah Nagar Murder case await justice

Srinagar:—Victim’s family of the infamous 2012 Budshah Nagar Murder case has been awaiting justice since past five years, hoping that the accused would be brought to the book soon. Ghulam Muhammad Shah and his three family members were injured on being attacked with rods by family of their neighbour on July 4, 2012. Shah, who […]

DC city calls for ensuring evening transport in Srinagar

Srinagar—Taking cognizance of complaints of unavailability of public transport facilities in the evenings in the district, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Wednesday convened a meeting with transporters representing different transport associations operating in the district. The DC, while acknowledging the concerns of the transporters operating in the district, gave clear-cut instructions to […]

DC Srinagar flags off cycling program ‘Pedal for Democracy’  

Srinagar—In a bid to ensure maximum participation of people in the electoral process, an awareness cycling program “pedal for democracy” was today held under Systematic Voter Education Electoral Participation (SVEEP). The program was flagged off by DC Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah who is also Srinagar District Election Officer. The cycling started from Tourist […]

Creation of independent Medical University a welcome step: DAK

Srinagar—Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday appreciated and welcomed the initiative of state government to create an independent Medical university. “The state has more than two dozens of medical institutions, including medical and dental colleges, para-medical colleges/schools, which are currently affiliated to Kashmir and Jammu universities” said DAK president Dr Suhail Naik in a statement […]

BOSE Office Magam Takes Students for A Ride

Srinagar—Secretary Incharge Board of School Education, Sub Office Magam has banned Kashmir Observer from the office and refuses to entertain public notices published in the newspaper by the students. KO has been receiving frequent complaints from students that the in-charge BOSE Sub-Office Magam forces students to publish public notices in a particular newspaper only. The […]

Ripe Time For India, Pak Dialogue: Dr Farooq

Srinagar—National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said time had come for India as the bigger country to find ways of talking with Pakistan and finding a solution to the Jammu and Kashmir problem. War has not and cannot provide a solution to the problems as confrontation only leads to increase in tragedies, the former Jammu […]

Licence Suspension For Cellphone Use During Driving

Srinagar—Senior Superintendent of Traffic City Srinagar Tahir Saleem Khan Wednesday said that the license of those found using their mobile phones while driving would be suspended for at least three months or more under section 19 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 read with Rule, 21 of Central Motor Vehicles Rule, 1989

3 Killed North Kashmir Mishap

Bandipora—In a road accident on Gurez-Bandipora road in North Kashmir, at least two persons died while the driver suffered critical injuries. Sources said that a vehicle (JK01F-8179) rolled down into a gorge resulting into the death of two passengers. Sources added that one of the slain passengers is non-local while another is a local from […]

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