KVIB recruitment scam: 9 months on, inquiry still incomplete

KVIB recruitment scam: 9 months on, inquiry still incomplete

SRINAGAR: The high-level probe into the dubious selection process at Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB) is yet to complete even as nine months have passed since it was ordered by the then government. The inquiry was ordered by the former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on February 25 following the controversy over the selection of […]

Without proper heating, hospital stays in Sgr turn terrible for patients, attendants

Without proper heating, hospital stays in Sgr turn terrible for patients, attendants

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of patients are facing a terrible experience in associated hospitals of Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar, as the authorities have failed to provide the wards with non-stop heating arrangement in the winter’s bone-chilling cold. According to patients and attendants, the central heating system usually remains shut during night hours in all the tertiary-care […]

55% of juveniles in conflict with law are ‘stone-pelters’

55% of juveniles in conflict with law are ‘stone-pelters’

Srinagar: Nearly 900 children sent to Kashmir’s lone Juvenile Observation Home since 2011 were accused in “stone-pelting” cases. They constitute above 55 percent of the total number of juveniles who stayed in the home in the past eight years. According to officials, the Observation Home at Harwan received nearly 1,626 kids between September 23, 2011, […]

Juveniles in conflict with law star at Children’s Day event

Juveniles in conflict with law star at Children’s Day event

Srinagar: Dozens of juveniles in conflict with law on Wednesday participated in a unique Children’s Day event here. Boys of different age groups and backgrounds presented their creative talent and skills to the audience at Kashmir’s lone Observation Home for juveniles at Harwan. The day began with craft and fun activities, including role plays which […]

Above 100 dealers stop drug supply to Medical Supplies Corp

Above 100 dealers stop drug supply to Medical Supplies Corp

Srinagar: More than 100 dealers of essential drugs and medical equipment have stopped supplies to the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) following delay in payment for the past three years. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that JKMSCL dealers have decided to stay away from the tendering process of drugs and medical equipment. […]

Crime Branch begins probe into NHM scam

Crime Branch begins probe into NHM scam

Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir has started investigations into the alleged scam in National Health Mission (NHM), related mainly to kickbacks for contractual appointments and choice postings during the years 2017 and 2018. The investigating agency has sought voluminous records from the current NHM Director, Bhupinder Kumar, about employees recruited and transferred during the tenure […]

Scam in NHM put on back burner

Scam in NHM put on back burner

Srinagar: The scam over recruitment and transfers in the National Health Mission (NHM) J&K has been put in cold storage by the government. Complaints registered with the State Vigilance Commission and the JK Police’s Crime Branch, accusing former NHM directors of serious corruption, have been left as pending. As per official documents, nearly 122 contractual […]

Snowfall brings added troubles to patients in Valley hospitals

Snowfall brings added troubles to patients in Valley hospitals

Srinagar: Hundreds of patients admitted in hospitals of Srinagar had to face tough situation due to the absence of medical staff, lack of central heating and transport facilities. According to attendants, all health institutions including tertiary care hospitals SKIMS Soura, SMHS, Lal Ded, GB Pant and CD Hospital here remained affected causing immense inconvenience to […]