Family accuses JLNM hospital of negligence causing stillbirth

Srinagar: Srinagar: A Srinagar family has accused the doctors at JLNM Hospital of medical negligence leading after a woman delivered a dead baby at Lal Ded Hospital last week. The 35-year-old Nuzhat Akhtar of Hawal area in Srinagar had a stillbirth at LD Hospital on September 26 hours after she was referred to the maternity […]

Intelligent traffic signals project await completion in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The 100 days project of introduction of intelligent traffic signals in Srinagar city with an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore was started in the month of June this year and is yet to be completed. The officials blame continuous shutdown. The introduction of Intelligent Traffic Signal System (ITSS) will ease traffic flow on […]

PDD employees hold sit-in against privatisation of dept

SRINAGAR: The employees of Power Development Department (PDD) on Thursday held a sit-in here against the process of un-bundling of the department by government The protesters from various districts of the Kashmir assembled at PDD complex at Jahangir Chowk under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir Power Employees Coordination Committee (JKPECC). They chanted slogans “privatisation […]

Communications blockade affects work in government offices

Communications blockade affects work in government offices

SRINAGAR: The two month long communications shutdown affecting mobile and internet has severely hit work in government departments. Power Development Department, Horticulture, Irrigation and Flood Control are classic examples to describe the impact of the gag. Power Development Department (PDD) which is facing revenue deficit every year has not received monthly dues from its consumers […]

Roadside petrol vending thrives as filling stations remain shut during day

SRINAGAR: Roadside petrol vending is thriving in the city these days as filling stations remain shut during daytime owing to the crippled life, which has led unemployed youth to come up with alternative and earn some bucks. In different parts of downtown including Safa Kadal, Saki Daffar, Darish Kadal, Kak Sarai, Habba Kadal, Fatha Kadal, […]

Grenade hurled at Nawa Kadal

Srinagar: In the first attack on government forces in the valley since abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, militants hurled a grenade at CRPF personnel in downtown Srinagar on Saturday but missed the target. The grenade was hurled at CRPF’s 38 battalion personnel deployed on law and order duty in Nawa Kadal area of […]

Restrictions in Srinagar after nocturnal protests

Junaid Nabi Bazaz SRINAGAR: Nocturnal protests erupted in Srinagar on Friday soon after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan concluded his address at UN General Assembly. This resulted in restrictions during daytime on Saturday and minor stone throwing incidents at some places in the city. Eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader that as soon as Khan ended his speech, […]

Health department abandons free of cost medical examinations scheme for patients

Director cites fund shortage

Manzoor-ul-Hassan Srinagar: The government of India’s ambitious health scheme ‘Free Diagnostics Service Initiative’ for providing free of cost medical examinations to patients in Kashmir has been abandoned. Consequently, patients have to cough up money for major tests except for 18 examinations which on papers are done free of cost at government-run hospitals. The tests are hemoglobin […]

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