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Start of DNB broad speciality courses at district, sub-district hospitals a great beginning: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today in a communique stated that start of DNB broad speciality courses at various district and sub-district hospitals by state government is a very great initiative and is definitely going to address shortage of specialist doctors on fast track basis and will help in overall improvement and strengthen of health care delivery

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More than 3000 dental surgeons unemployed, no dental surgeon posts advertised in 10 years: DAK

Anantnag 6 April :  Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today held a meeting at Government Medical College Anantnag and discussed various issues confronting medical fraternity. The meeting was chaired by president DAK, Dr Suhail Naik and attended by all executive members of DAK south Kashmir including Dr Owais H Dar, General Secretary, Dr Fayaz Ah Bhat,


‘Selfitis’ – know the Disease

    By Zia Darakshan   Social networking websites are powerful tools more powerful with a smartphone, a deadly combination. They not only impact lives for good but have had a huge impact on the psychology as well. One effect of it is that everyone is opinionated, makes one believe that he or she too

Land sinking, walls cracking, PHC Gulmarg in shambles

Baramulla: Primary health centre Gulmarg is a threat to lives of many including the patients.   “The walls are cracking and may collapse anytime.Adding to it the land is sinking from several years,” employees wishing anonimity said. Locals and tourism associators have already pleaded authorities to shift the health centre to a safer place.   “Both


Stop using Lopamidol Inj. USP (K-Scan 370): Govt

Drugs & Food Control team inspects medical stores, diagnostic centres   SRINAGAR, JUNE 09: A team of officers/officials of Drugs & Food Control Organization carried out surprise checks/raids at various Drugs Sale Establishments in and around the vicinity of SMHS Hospital Karan Nagar Srinagar. The drive was conducted pursuant upon the sale and supply of Lopamidol

Ajeevika Evam Kaushal vikas Diwas celebrated in Kulgam

Kulgam, 5 May: AEKVD Celebrated in Kulgam, In this regard RSETI Kulgam in collaboration with J&K Bank, LEAD Bank Kulgam organised function at town Plaza kulgam with the aim to increase the reach of rural Households to livelihood skill development schemes of Govt. DDC kulgam Sajad Hussain was chief guest on the occasion. The others


E-Cigarettes: ‘tumour promoter’, can cause neurodegeneration and damage to foetus

 New Delhi: E-cigarettes too are dangerous for health as a ‘tumour promoter’ and can have adverse effects on the development of the foetus during pregnancy’. “As per a report prepared by WHO, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) (also known as e-cigarettes) emits nicotine, the addictive component of tobacco products,” Minister of State, Health and Family

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Cesarean births in valley are plummeting, we all should be worried

By Tabish Khan   Woman opting for cesarean sections is skyrocketing in Kashmir and there is every reason that we all should be worried about the phenomenon. Having a C-section might seem easier and safer way to give birth but doctor’s claim the ‘short cut’ parents and doctors are opting for, comes with a price

Friendships may be your defense against diabetes

  Tuesday: You probably lean on your friends in tough times. Now, new research suggests your pals might even help you prevent one very big health problem — type 2 diabetes. In a study of nearly 3,000 middle-aged to elderly people in the Netherlands, researchers found that people who had social networks of 10 to

Sub Health Centre Narastan Tral depicts failing rural health care

Tral: Shortage of infrastructure, paucity of space, medicine and inadequate staff at decades-old Sub Health Centre and Family welfare (SHCFW) Narastan, in Aripal tehsil of Tral sub district, depicts how rural health care infrastructure is failing. Locals told the INS that the said health centre was established decades back in a private building but “till the

Lives of political prisoners in risk after ‘ghastly act’ of thrashing in Tihar: JRL Urges Int’l HR Bodies To Take Note of It, Facilitate Treatment Of 18 Kashmiri Inmates Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the thrashing of Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar jail, underlining that the “ghastly act” has put the lives of

Crackdowns given name of CASO to mislead public opinion: NC

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference on Monday said that crackdown encompassing bigger areas than 1990s, when militancy was at its peak, are carried contemporarily in Kashmir Valley and it has been named CASO (cordon-and-search-operation) to mislead the public opinion. In a statement, party’s Additional General Secretary Dr Mustafa Kamal said that due to the non-resolution of

Interlocutor’s meeting with people ‘just a formality’: Farooq 

Kathua: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday meetings of New Delhi’s Special Representative Dineshwar Sharma with people are just a formality. “What happened to the reports formulated by the earlier interlocutors including the present Governor of the State? The meetings of interlocutor with people are just a formality and the peace will emerge only when

Resistance camp reiterates call for shutdown tomorrow   

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday reiterated call for complete shutdown tomorrow, November 27, in Kashmir against “unabated atrocities” by government forces in the Valley. “The gruesome atrocities committed by Indian forces across North and South Kashmir, are crossing its limits. The condition of thousands of innocents languishing in jails and police stations is also worsening day by day,”

Amnesty to stone pelters drafted in Nagpur, a mere political stunt: Geelani 

Srinagar:  Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday termed general amnesty to first-time stone pelters, announced by the government, as a mere political stunt. “(It has been) drafted in Nagpur headquarters in a bid to label those pursuing freedom movement as stone pelters,” Geelani said. “Indian authorities and their ‘puppets’ in state

CM Mehbooba Mufti, ex CM Omar Abdullah condemn Army man’s killing in Shopian

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and ex CM Omar Abdullah, took to social networking website ‘twitter’ to condemn the killing of an Army man, whose bullet riddled body was found Saturday morning in Wothmula Nad area of Keegam, Shopian District of south Kashmir. Condemning the killing of Territorial Army soldier, identified as Irfan Ahmad Dar CM

Release all political prisoners if ‘there’s really change of heart’: Mirwaiz tells ‘those in power’ 

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday asked “those in power” to release all political prisoners, restore their freedom and withdraw all draconian laws such as AFSPA and PSA if they are serious and there’s really change of heart. Addressing the Friday congregation at the historic Jamiaa Masjid here, Mirwaiz said that

Srinagar: Dineshwar Sharma, the Centre's special representative for talks on Kashmir, at a guest house in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo by S Irfan (PTI11_6_2017_000069B)

Delhi’s ‘special representative’ meets CM 

Delhi’s ‘special representative’ meets CM Jammu: The Special Representative of the government of India, Dineshwar Sharma, who reached here on a four day visit to the State, called on Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, an official spokesman said on Friday. “During the meeting, Sharma briefed the Chief Minister about the schedule of deliberations during his stay

Silence of graveyard by military might is not peace: Resistance camp 

Srinagar: The silence of graveyard by military might is peace, Joint Resistance Leadership said on Thursday while announcing to hold a public rally in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on December 15. “A fascist government in power, inspired by Joseph Gobbles’ malicious propaganda techniques is trying to paint the brutal pacification of Kashmir as peace and return of

Withdrawing FIRs against stone pelters: Mehbooba hails GoI, pats herself  

Withdrawing FIRs against stone pelters: Mehbooba hails GoI, pats herself Srinagar: Amid reports about amnesty to first-time stone pelters in Kashmir Valley, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said it reaffirms the government of India’s commitment towards changing the narrative in J&K and creating a reconciliatory atmosphere for sustained dialogue “It gives me immense satisfaction

Pakistan calls for negotiated end to Afghan war

New York: Pakistan has called for a negotiated end to the Afghan war, claiming that neither side could “impose a military solution” on the other, Dawn reported on Wednesday. “Neither the coalition and Kabul nor the Afghan Taliban can impose a military solution on each other,” Dawn quoted Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Lingering Kashmir ‘dispute’ root cause of bloodshed: Hurriyat Conference (M)  

Lingering Kashmir ‘dispute’ root cause of bloodshed: Hurriyat Conference (M) Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said that lingering Kashmir ‘dispute’ was root cause of the bloodshed this part of the globe. While paying glowing tributes to Adil Ahmed Chopan, who was killed in an encounter with government forces in Seer

India’s leadership has moral duty to resolve Kashmir issue: Farooq  

Srinagar: It’s the moral duty of the India’s leadership to resolve Kashmir issue without any further delay, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah said on Tuesday as he blamed successive governments at New Delhi for present “crisis” in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to various public delegations that called on him at party’s Head Office here, Farooq

17 FIR’s against Asiya Andrabi: Dukhtaran-e-Millat

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said that as many as 17 FIR’s are registered against the Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Syedah Aasiya Andrabi in various police stations of Jammu and Kashmir. A spokesperson of the amalgam said: “In its status report the Police through chief prosecuting officer informed Ist Additional Sessions Judge in the

Killing of 190 militants big loss, national tragedy: Geelani  

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Monday expressed shock and grief over forces reports about the number of militant causalities during current year, saying it is a “big loss and a national tragedy”. In a joint press conference, police, army and CRPF officers said here that 190 militants were killed in

SVC to hear complaints onNov 22/23 at Sgr

SVC to hear complaints onNov 22/23 at Sgr JAMMU, NOVEMBER 21- The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) is holding sittings on 22nd and 23rd of November, 2017 at its Srinagar office situated at Old Assembly Complex, Srinagar in connection with hearing of complaints. The concerned parties are informed to remain present on these dates. Further, if anybody is interested to

Bar welcomes UNSA resolution on right to self determination  

Bar welcomes UNSA resolution on right to self determination Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Sunday welcomed unanimous resolution by the United Nations General Assembly, reaffirming that the universal realization of the right of people to self-determination as a fundamental condition, for the effective guarantee and observance of Human Rights. The resolution, sponsored by

Accession with India on 3 subjects only, history has been distorted: Farooq 

Jammu: National Conference president and former three-time Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said that accession of Jammu and Kashmir with Indian domain was essentially on three subjects—defense, communication and foreign affairs and that history has been distorted. “The history has unfortunately been distorted and the version the young minds are being fed is far from facts,”

Geelani hails right to self determination resolution in UNGA

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani hailed Pakistan for a resolution in UN General Assembly on right to self determination, saying it will send a good message to all subjugated nations. “It is encouraging and we feel delighted that world body has acknowledged and accepted the Pakistan sponsored resolution,” Geelani said in a statement


“Aap ki Baat CM ke Saath”, Mehbooba reaches Samba

  Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday held a darbar at Samba in Jammu division under her outreach programme “Aap ki Baat CM ke Saath” Chief Minister with her cabinet coulleagues and a battery of officers listened to people’s problems and issued on spot directions for their redressal.     She has earlier reached out

J&K unique, fallout of reaping Art 35A would be disastrous: Farooq

Jammu: Stating That Jammu and Kashmir was unique state, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday reiterated grant of regional autonomy to different regions in Jammu and Kashmir to assuage the aspirations of people. “J&K is a unique state and needs special dispensation in terms of regional autonomy to satiate the urges of various regions”,

Vohra laments damage to “Khanqah-e-Moula” shrine due to fire 

Jammu: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed sadness over the damage to the Holy Shrine of Khanqah-e-Moula in a fire incident on the Wednesday night. He has urged the State Government and all other concerned authorities to see that no time is lost in restoring the Shrine to its pristine glory. Raj Bhavan Spokesperson stated that

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Omar questions MoS Home’s statement on Pak

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and National Conference president Omar Abdullah on Thursday questioned India’s Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir for his statement that due to “mistakes of the previous governments that Pakistan continues to administer Kashmir. “And in ‘previous governments’ do you include Vajpayee Sb’s (Atal Biahari Vajpayee’s) decision to respect sanctity of

Farooq for reversing clock to 1953 

Srinagar: Time has come to reverse the extension of all central laws that were extended to J&K post-1953 through “pliant regimes” that were installed in J&K through covert and undemocratic machinations, Opposition National Conference Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday. Addressing a public meeting in Uri today, Dr. Farooq Abdullah also urged New Delhi and Islamabad

GoI’s rigid approach turning peaceful youth to armed resistance: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar:  Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday due to the rigid approach of Government of India, Kashmiri youth are turning in large numbers from a peaceful means of struggle to armed resistance. “Due to the rigid and brutal approach of New Delhi, Kashmiri youth are turning in large numbers from a peaceful

Mehbooba’s statement insult to people, their supreme sacrifices: Resistance camp

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday termed Chief Minister Mehbooba’s statement, calling people of Kashmir “agitators first and beggars later” as insult to them and their supreme sacrifices. In a joint statement, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani ,Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that “the love for chair has completely blinded her.”

US nudging Indo-Pak to re-engage in talks, reduce tension  

  New Delhi: The US is quietly nudging Pakistan and India to re-engage as the Trump administration seeks to defuse tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, according to a media report today. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took up the issue with the leadership of both Pakistan and India during his recent visit to the

Geelani castigates Farooq for ‘Azadi no option’, ‘stale autonomy’ remarks

Srinagar: Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday castigates Farooq Abdullah, the former three-time chief minister, for his remarks that “Azadi was no option” for Jammu and Kashmir. “People are offering sacrifices to achieve their right to self-determination and not for their stale theories or so-called autonomy,” said Geelani said in a statement issued here and

You forget conditional accession and claim Pak: Farooq tells GoI  

Srinagar: National Conference patron and former three-time Chief Minister of the state, Farooq Abdullah on Saturday accused New Delhi of betraying people of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a youth convention here, Farooq, who is also incumbent member parliament from Srinagar, also accused the government usurping the constitutional and democratic rights of people the Jammu and Kashmir. “India

Bring Tulail under cellular coverage area, Mehbooba urges Communications Minister

Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has impressed upon the Indian Communications Minister, Manoj Sinha to take measures for bringing Tulail village of Gurez valley into the cellular coverage area. In her communication to the Minister, the Chief Minister stressed upon the locational disadvantage of the area which is far away even from Gurez and generally

Mehbooba hails Sri Sri’s ‘Paigam-e-Mohabbat’ initiative 

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday hailed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s for “peace initiative” named Paigam-e-Mohabbat that “provides platform for closure and reconciliation to the family members of martyrs, victims of cross-firing and slain militants.” “Such programmes are imperative to understand the agonising pain endured by the people of Jammu  and Kashmir. The civil society in

BJP can’t pick parts of instrument of accession that suits its politics: Omar 

Srinagar: Former minister in NDA government and working president of National Conference Omar Abdullah on Friday said that BJP can’t pick the parts of the Instrument of Accession signed by the Maharaja that suits its polices and eschew responsibility for the rest. “I love how when it suits them they quote the Instrument of Accession signed by

GoI representative Dineshwar Sharma meets Mehbooba Mufti 

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 9: The Special Representative of Government of India, Dineshwar Sharma met Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu on Thursday evening. Sharma, according to official handout,  briefed Mufti about his visit to the State. “He also informed her about his deliberations with various groups and individuals in the Valley,” official handout said.

J&K was never part of India: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday Jammu and Kashmir was never a part of India. Addressing a seminar here, Geelani also accused New Delhi of using NIA to create fear psychosis among youth. “The youth are being arrested on fabricated charges,” Geelani said and asked youth to face these “intimidations” with bravery, persistence

Guv tells interlocutor to hear those ‘holding contrary convictions’

 Jammu:  In an apparent reference to Hurriyat Conference leaders, the governor NN Vohra on Thursday asked New Delhi’s Special Representative, Dineshwar Sharma, to sustain the dialogue and “hear one and all, particularly elements of the society who apparently held contrary convictions.” Sharma, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday evening. Sharma

Ambassador of Bosnia-Herzegovina meets Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Ambassador of Bosnia-Herzegovina to India, Sabit Sbuasic, on Thursday met Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), at his residence at Nigeen here. “Mirwaiz discussed with the visiting envoy several issues and acquainted him in detail about the ongoing freedom struggle in historical and geographical prospective,” a spokesman of the amalgam said in a statement

GoI interlocutor Sharma trying to meet Hurriyat leaders

Srinagar: Government of India’s appointed representative to Kashmir, Ex IB director Dineshwar Sharma on Wednesday said that he was trying to meet Hurriyat leaders. Sharma made these comments after a meeting with Communist Party of India (M) leader Yausuf Tarigami. “I am also trying to meet Hurriyat leaders,” he said. “My meetings were very good.

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