The Sealing Touch?

The die has been cast. Kashmir is only one day away from having a BJP-PDP coalition at the helm. The coalition has been in the making for more than two months now, and though at times it appeared to be making little headway, it was almost a foregone conclusion that it would finally materialize. Notwithstanding […]

Pursue Case Seriously

The government has finally challenged the acquittal of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, the so-called faith-healer who had been arrested last year and put on trial on charges of rape. The government has filed an appeal against the trial court’s decision probably because of the severe public reaction his acquittal had triggered off, having had to take […]

HC forms panel to restore Jhelum to its original width

HC forms panel to restore Jhelum to its original width

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has constituted a high- level committee headed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir for restoring river Jhelum to its original width and removing encroachments along its banks. With the Divisional Commissioner as head, a division bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar and Ali Mohammad Magrey said that the members of the committee […]

Swine flu: Lack of immunization puts doctors, paramedics at risk

Swine flu: Lack of immunization puts doctors, paramedics at risk

SHABIR AHMAD/ Shafaq Shah SRINAGAR: Doctors and paramedical staff dealing with swine flu patients at Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura say they are at risk of catching the deadly infection due to lack of immunization. The swine flu vaccines received by the healthcare facility have been allegedly used by the senior officials […]

Will give a ‘healing touch’ to JK: Mufti

Will give a ‘healing touch’ to JK: Mufti

Srinagar: A coalition government comprising PDP and BJP, a combination the people of Kashmir were led to believe was inconceivable a couple of months ago, will become a possibility on Sunday when Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will take oath as the Chief Minister and lead a cabinet half of whose members will be from the saffron […]

Mufti to lead a jumbo cabinet

Srinagar: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be heading a 25-member cabinet when he takes oath on March 1. A Srinagar-based BJP leader said the cabinet will have 12 ministers from each party. Former J&K Bank chairman Haseeb Drabu, who was the chief interlocutor in the negotiations between the two parties, and fertilizer magnate and first-time MLA, […]

Soldier falls to swine flu in Jammu

IQBAL KIRMANI Srinagar: An army man posted in Jammu died of swine flu Friday, taking the death toll caused by the influenza in the state to nine. “Soldier Havildar Dangar Bavan Danabhai, who was serving under Crossed Swords Division, died of swine flu at the Military Hospital Satwari on Friday,” said army’s Jammu-based spokesman Lt […]

Extend winter vacations: DAK

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) president Dr Nisar ul Hassan Friday urged the Directorate of School Educa¬tion (Kashmir) to extend winter vaca¬tion in view of ongoing H1N1 outbreak in the valley. In a statement, he said that flu activ¬ity was increasing across the valley. “The number of H1N1 positive cases is an underestimated figure as […]

Shopian gunfight: Slain militant had quit govt job to join militancy

SHABIR AHMAD/ MUSHTAQ-UL-ISLAM PULWAMA: Ashiq Hassan Dar, who was killed in a 28- hour long gunfight with government forces on Wednesday had been shortlisted for two posts in two different government departments after he joined militant ranks. Coming from a middle class but educated family of Turkwangam Shopian, Ashiq quit a government job last August […]

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