Rural hospitals suffer shortage of vital drugs, blame JKMSC for disarray

Rural hospitals suffer shortage of vital drugs, blame JKMSC for disarray

Anantnag: Even as the government made operational the Jammu and Kashmir medical supplies corporation (JKMSC)  last year claiming it will ensure accountability, quality and time bound arrival of drugs to the hospitals at fair rates, the major rural hospitals continue to face the shortage of important drugs, laboratory reagents and surgical items. Officials working in […]

Health employees without salaries for 10 months

Health employees without salaries for 10 months

Srinagar: Thousands of employees of health and family welfare department in the state are without salaries for the past ten months. They said that the situation has led their families virtually to the verge of starvation. “We are more than three thousand employees working in the department in different districts of the valley. All of […]

Protests after troopers beat villagers in Bijbehara

Protests after troopers beat villagers in Bijbehara

ANANTNAG: Thrashing of a middle aged man, by government forces in Kanelwon village of Bijbehara Friday night, triggered protests and shutdown in the area on Saturday. Eyewitnesses said that the man, identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Teeli of Banderpora, was severely thrashed in the main market at Kanelwon by army men belonging to 3 Rashtriya Rifles […]

Donipawa villagers tried all politicians, but their land still with the army

Donipawa villagers tried all politicians, but their land still with the army

Anantnag: When the 2014 assembly elections were held, Donipawa village with a population of five-thousand defied threats and the boycott call of pro-freedom leaders to cast votes. There was a reason why it did so: pro-India politicians had promised that villagers would regain the land occupied by the army in the village. Three years later, […]

Nine Rohingya families told to vacate land on which they live

Nine Rohingya families told to vacate land on which they live

SRINAGAR: Scores of Rohingya Muslim refugee families who were beaten and threatened by a group of goons in Jammu a couple of days ago are facing expulsion as the land owner who had provided them space for erecting makeshift shelters is forcing them to vacate the land. A group of about fifteen goons had burned […]

Hostellers at Anantnag college angry at being ousted

Hostellers at Anantnag college angry at being ousted

ANANTNAG: Government troops are still occupying the students’ hostel of Government Degree College Anantnag even though the by-polls in Anantnag constituency have been deferred to May 25. The presence of the troops has left dozens of students fuming, as they have been forced either to rent rooms for accommodation or to live with their local […]

BJP wants to install everyone with anti-Muslim mindset in power: Azad

BJP wants to install everyone with anti-Muslim mindset in power: Azad

ANANTNAG: Former chief minister and leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said that BJP wants to include all the people with anti-Muslim and anti-minority mindset in its government. “Since BJP government headed by Modi sahab was formed an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty prevailed. And then when Amit Shah was […]

Jhelum dredging stopped, private firm demands hike in rates

Jhelum dredging stopped, private firm demands hike in rates

SRINAGAR: The dredging of river Jhelum is likely to be delayed further as the Kolkata-based private firm tasked with the job has halted work, demanding a hike in the rates for dredging. The demand has been rejected by the flood control department. The contract for the dredging work was allotted to ‘Reach Dredging Limited’ in […]

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