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Despite being attached by Govt., Secretary SMC continues to function on his post     

Despite being attached by Govt., Secretary SMC continues to function on his post     

Srinagar: Secretary, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Hilal Dewani, who was attached by the government pending an inquiry, is freely operating from his office. “He is working as usual,” sources told The Kashmir Press. “Despite orders he has not been removed from his post. He continues to function from the office as secretary SMC”. Sources said […]

Elections 2019 in South Kashmir: PDP on a Slippery Slope

Elections 2019 in South Kashmir:  PDP on a Slippery Slope

Anantnag: Since the party’s inception in July 1999, the South Kashmir region comprising four districts Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian has remained bastion of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), but the situation is completely different now. The PDP is fighting for its survival and relying on party President Mehbooba Mufti’s win in Anantnag parliamentary segment, […]

Asif Sultan among 10 ‘Most Urgent’ cases of threats to Press Freedom around the world: One Free Press Coalition

Asif Sultan among 10 ‘Most Urgent’ cases of threats to Press Freedom around the world: One Free Press Coalition

Srinagar: Aasif Sultan, a Kashmiri journalist arrested on “anti-state charges” in August 2018, a freelance reporter missing in Tanzania, a newspaper editor facing censorship in South Sudan and two journalists detained in Nicaragua are all among those on this month’s list of the 10 Most Urgent threats to press freedom. The list — released monthly […]

USG machine kept ‘out of order’ deliberately for 4 months at CD hospital, probe finds

USG machine kept ‘out of order’ deliberately for 4 months at CD hospital, probe finds

Srinagar: The Ultra Sonography (USG)  machine in the Chest Disease Hospital has been “deliberately kept out of order” from December 20 last year, making it inevitable for patients to depend on private sector for the diagnostic facilities. While poor patients continued to suffer, it took administration four months to determine “deliberate attempt by the in-charge […]

Illegal dealings between private labs & doctors: MS SMHS say probe “on,” GMC principal says “no such thing,” complainant  

Illegal dealings between private labs & doctors: MS SMHS say probe “on,” GMC principal says “no such thing,” complainant  

Srinagar: Despite more than twenty days have passed when the shocking episode of illegal nexus between doctors and a private diagnostic center surfaced, the SMHS hospital authorities and Government Medical College (GMC) are passing the buck at each other instead of initiating the probe to look into the serious issue. “The report about SMHS doctors […]

Cross LoC trade suspended via Salamabad, Chakan-da-Bagh in JK

Cross LoC trade suspended via Salamabad, Chakan-da-Bagh in JK

Srinagar: Government of India has ordered the suspension of Cross-LoC trade via both routes in Jammu and Kashmir “for being misused by Pakistan based elements”. According to an order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has ordered the suspension of trade via Salamabad and Chakan-da-Bagh routes, saying that the trade is being […]

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