H&ME Deptt issues appointment orders of 921 Medical Officers

H&ME Deptt issues appointment orders of 921 Medical Officers

JAMMU: To augment health care facilities in the rural and far flung areas of the state, Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department today issued appointment orders to 921 Medical Officers recruited on fast track basis. To fast track the recruitment process, the H&MEM Department had made relevant provisions in the rules and SRO, which paved […]

Kashmiris being used to score political points by national parties, Mehbooba

Kashmiris being used to score political points by national parties, Mehbooba

Srinagar: Questioning the timing of filing charge-sheet in Jawahalal Nehru University (JNU) case, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said Kashmiris are being used to score extra political points by the national parties. The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, who headed a coalition government with BJP till June last year, said she was […]

Governor launches role model Scheme in JK

Governor launches role model Scheme in JK

JAMM: J&K Role Model scheme introduced by Special DG, J&K Zone CRPF was formally launched by Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor also felicitated the role models on the occasion. Lauding the role being played by the CRPF in maintaining security in the State, Governor appreciated the role of CRPF […]

Normal life crippled in parts of south Kashmir

Normal life crippled in parts of south Kashmir

Srinagar: Normal life was on Sunday crippled in twin south Kashmir districts of Kulgam and Shopian against the killing of two militants, including a top Al-Badr commander, in an encounter with security forces on Saturday evening. A police spokesperson said that there were no restrictions in any part of south Kashmir though security forces have […]

Provide free swine flu vaccine to high risk groups: DAK to authorities

Provide free swine flu vaccine to high risk groups: DAK to authorities

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday urged health authorities in Kashmir to provide free swine flu vaccine to high-risk groups like elderly, children younger than 5 years of age, pregnant women and persons with medical conditions. “Free vaccination will increase vaccine uptake that would protect these vulnerable individuals from dying,” said DAK President and flu expert […]

Sajjad Lone, Imran Ansari meet Governor

Sajjad Lone, Imran Ansari meet Governor

JAMMU: Sajjad Gani Lone and Imran Raza Ansari former Ministers and ex-MLAs, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan the other day. Discussing various developmental issues of their respective areas, they projected demands including sanctioning of Water Supply Scheme for Parihaspora, expansion of Imambara, Zaidibal, compensation to the fire victims of Handwara whose […]

No option for India but to talk to Pakistan, says ex-FM Kasuri

No option for India but to talk to Pakistan, says ex-FM Kasuri

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri has said that long-lasting peace between Pakistan and India was possible through people-to-people contact. “We have taken the Kartarpur initiative believing that no progress can be achieved regarding peace between the two countries without people-to-people contact. In fact, long-lasting peace is only possible through this, but unfortunately […]

Advisor Ganai inaugurates Lohri Festival, greets people

Advisor Ganai inaugurates Lohri Festival, greets people

JAMMU: Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, inaugurated the Lohri Festival with traditional fanfare amid a large gathering of people on the banks of River Tawi, here this evening. The festival marks the beginning of the end of winter season and celebration of arrival of longer days. Secretary Tourism, Mr. Rigzin Samphael, Director […]

Zeenat-ul-Islam among 2 militants killed in Kulgam

Zeenat-ul-Islam among 2 militants killed in Kulgam

Srinagar: Two militants of Al Badr including outfit’s top commander were killed in an encounter with government forces at Katpora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir on Saturday. Reports reaching GNS said that a joint team of army’s 34 RR, SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Katpora area of Yaripora at around 5:30 p.m. […]