Film on Rehman Rahi’s poetic resistance premieres in Srinagar

Film on Rehman Rahi’s poetic resistance premieres in Srinagar

Srinagar: A film based on Kashmiri’s well-known poet, Prof Rehman Rahi was on Tuesday premiered at Tagore Hall auditorium amid huge gathering. The film ‘The Poet of Silence’ by independent filmmaker Bilal A. Jan documents various aspects of Prof Rahi’s poetry and tries to break the myth of some critics that the poet has been […]

Doctors, civil society decry appointment of Dr Sediqui as LD Hospital MS

Doctors, civil society decry appointment of Dr Sediqui as LD Hospital MS

Srinagar: Reacting to the recent appointment of Dr Shabir Sediqui on the post of Medical Superintendent of LD Hospital, the Jammu and Kashmir Doctors Coordination Committee (JKDCC) said on Sunday that such an appointment discourages hardworking medical professionals. “It’s a serious issue concerning all of us, especially those associated with the medical profession, because the […]

Task force suggested many reforms in health sector, none of which took off

Task force suggested many reforms in health sector, none of which took off

Srinagar: The J&K government has not acted on recommendations of the special health task force that was formed nine years ago to suggest reforms in the sector. The Task Force on Health Sector Reforms had recommended a slew of measures to improve healthcare, including public-private partnerships, a state university for medical education, generic drug stores […]

‘Forces snatched smile of cheerful Shabnum’

‘Forces snatched smile of cheerful Shabnum’

SRINAGAR: A 15-year-old Pulwama teenager has been left with serious damage to one of his eyes after government forces allegedly fired pellets at him during a crackdown in a neighbouring village. Shabnum Shabir of Goosu, Pulwama in south Kashmir told Kashmir Reader that he was playing in the neighbouring Choye Kalan village with his friends […]

Abandoned, mauled newborn administered anti-rabies vaccine

Abandoned, mauled newborn administered anti-rabies vaccine

Srinagar: The abandoned newborn rescued from stray dogs on Wednesday has been given anti-rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin medicine. He is the first infant in Kashmir to receive or even require this treatment. According to doctors, the two-day-old baby boy found in a garbage dump at Lal Ded Hospital, Kashmir’s lone maternity care centre, has been […]