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Strike Over Spurious Drugs Hits Life In Valley

SRINAGAR: Business remained disrupted in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday due to a strike over the supply of spurious and sub-standard drugs to hospitals. Shops in main commercial centres of Srinagar and outlying towns remained shuttered, schools closed, and public transport off the roads due to a call by the Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali […]

Crime Branch to Probe Spurious Drugs Scam

Vigilance deptt to ascertain involvement of officials: Minister JAMMU-Minister of State for Health, Mr Shabir Ahmad Khan said that spurious drug ‘Amoxicillin Trihydrate’ IP batch No.PBT-1583 supplied to Health institutions in the state was referred to Crime Branch for detailed investigation adding that in parallel the matter is being referred to Vigilance Department to ascertain […]

GoI Provoking Kashmiri Youth: Navlakha

Indian HR Groups Pay Tribute To Aasiya Jeelani, Meet Mirwaiz SRINAGAR: Noted human rights activist Gautam Navlakha on Saturday accused the government of India of “provoking” Kashmiri youth, and said that the voices of the Kashmiri people were going unheard even after they shunned the path of violence. Heading a visiting 30-member team of human […]

Omar Underplays Minister’s Slap on Officer

Says Kitchloo’s conduct unbecoming JAMMU: Reacting to the manhandling of a government official by one of his ministers, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday noted that such a conduct was unbecoming of a public representative and the minister has been asked to “amicably” sort out the matter.  CEO of Kishtwar Development Authority RiyazChoudhary had alleged […]

MLA Threatens Gherao Of CM’s Residence

‘Throw out guilty from cabinet or put them in jail’ SRINAGAR: MLA Langate Er Rasheed has threatened that he will gherao  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s residence and will not allow him  to enter the civil secretariat on first day after the offices reopen in Srinagar ‘if his government does not take concrete action against those […]

Making Of A Militant: Father Describes How Son Turned Into Militant

SRINAGAR: The family of slain militant Shabir Ahmed Shiekh, who hailed from restive Palhalan village in north Kashmir, Saturday blamed Pattan Police and an SOG officer for killing of their son.  “Deputy Superintendent of Police SOG, Gowhar Ahmed and Pattan Police compelled my son to join militant ranks. DySP SOG physically and mentally tortured my […]

The ‘True’ Aesthetic of Islam

Does art have to be consonant with the religious dictates of Islam? In Egypt, orthodox and secular Muslims cannot agree on whether and what extent art should serve a moral purpose. By Joseph Croitoru Long before the revolutions in the Arab world, conservative Muslims had already begun positioning themselves against secular art concepts. The Palestinian […]

Book review: The Parchment of Kashmir

THE PARCHMENT OF KASHMIR Edited by Nyla Ali Khan Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 The Parchment of Kashmir gathers together a wide range of essays on the subject of Kashmir. It is a compelling and stimulating book for a number of reasons. First, it interrelates a range of disciplines from political science and sociology to history, philosophy, and English. […]

Another rape: Anger rises, protests spread in Delhi

NEW DELHI: New Delhi: The shocking rape case of a five-year-old girl child in Delhi has shamed the nation once again. The incident came little over four months after the Delhi gang-rape case that made headlines worldwide.   The child was allegedly raped by her neighbour who held her captive for four days. She has […]

Baghdad cafe bomb kills 27

BAGHDAD: Violence spiked as Iraq readied on Friday for its first elections since US troops withdrew, with 27 people killed in a late-night bombing at a Baghdad billiards cafe frequented by young men. The attack raises further questions about the credibility of Saturday’s provincial elections, with 14 candidates already having been killed and a third […]