GMC principal says lack of coordination may delay tuberculosis fight; TB officer disagrees

GMC principal says lack of coordination may delay tuberculosis fight; TB officer disagrees

SRINAGAR: Lack of coordination among doctors convinces the Government Medical College (GMC) principal to believe that the state will not achieve the goal of tuberculosis eradication, but the officer concerned is certain that the state is on track. Speaking at the Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on tuberculosis at the GMC here, the principal of […]

‘Time to introduce cadaveric donations in Kashmir’

‘Time to introduce cadaveric donations in Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: Head of the Urology department at SK Institute of Medical Sciences  (SKIMS), Dr Mohammad Saleem Wani, on Saturday said it was the high time for cadaveric donations (a procedure involving organ transplant from a brain-dead person) to be implemented in Kashmir. He said such transplants were already taking place in other parts of the […]

J&K has highest rate of soil erosion in India

J&K has highest rate of soil erosion in India

SRINAGAR: The state government on Saturday said that average soil loss – 20 tonnes/hectare/year- in the state is higher than the Indian national loss of 16.37 tonnes/hectare/year. In a calling attention notice, during an ongoing assembly session, the government said that 32 percent of the state is affected by various soil degradational problems out of […]

GMC Srinagar organises seminar on Vit D deficiency

SRINAGAR: A seminar on “Vitamin D Deficiency: A Silent Pandemic- Causes and Consequences” was organized today by Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College Srinagar Auditorium. Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir, Prof. Mehraj-ud-din Mir who was Chief Guest on the occasion, complimented the GMC for organizing the event. He appreciated doctors for their commitment in […]

Inam, Israr posted in CM’s secretariat

Srinagar: The Government Saturday posted Inam-ul-Haq Sidiqui, KAS, Personnel Officer in the office of PCCF as Deputy Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. Similarly Israr Ahmed, Under Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, has been posted as Under Secretary in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

Guantanamo-like prison matter of grave concern: Hurriyat (M)

Guantanamo-like prison matter of grave concern: Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Friday termed the reports about the state’s intention to set up a Guantanamo-like prison in Kashmir as “a matter of grave concern”. Commenting on the report in Kolkata-based new per The Telegraph, a spokesman of the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led conglomerate said, “The government of India’s plan of setting up of […]

Regularization of 1563 ReZs approved

SRINAGAR, MAY 27: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today approved regularization of 1563 Rehbar-e Zirats (ReZs) who were working in the Agriculture Department since 2006. The decision in this regard was taken in a meeting which he chaired on May 16, 2016. The Minister had given instructions to the Agriculture Production Department to […]

Naeem Akhtar moves motion on Governor’s address in LC

SRINAGAR: The Minister of Education and Leader of Upper House Naeem Akhtar today moved Motion of Thanks on Governor’s address in Legislative Council, which was seconded by legislators Firdous Ahmad Tak, and Yasir Reshi. Speaking in favour of the motion, the Member of Legislative Council Firdous Ahmad Tak said that government should use dialogue, reconciliation, […]

Peer Bagh Murder case: Police complained against for handcuffing accused

Peer Bagh Murder case: Police complained against for handcuffing accused

SRINAGAR: Counsel for the three railway policemen facing trial in the murder of Owais Bashir Malik, an engineering student from Peer Bagh, Srinagar, have complained to court against police’s practice of handcuffing the accused. The three lawyers have moved a joint application before the judge at Budgam District Court against the practice, which has been […]