With only a day left for the assembly session,ruling NC-Congress coalition is yet to decide on the name of the speaker for the assembly.
In Lal Ded hospital,valley’s only maternity hospital,corruption is not an evil but an institution. There are set rates of bribes for everything in the hospital.
There is no labour room here,no emergency,no Intensive Care Unit (ICU),no incinerators,and not even needle destroyers. There is almost nothing to call it a general hospital.
Nawaz Sharif claimed that there was a major breakthrough to resolve the Kashmir issue during his premiership but the gains were ‘turned upside down’ by Musharraf.
Jammu and Kashmir National Panther’s party Chairman is all set to field its candidates in five of the legislative council seats where victory for the ruling NC-Congress coalition is guaranteed.
The Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital is one of Jammu’s oldest but it also has the dubious distinction of being one of the most overcrowded ones in the state.
At the Government Chest Diseases Hospital in Jammu,where biomedical waste including used syringes,is littered just on the hospitals doorstep.
In the first such incident after the Omar Abdullah-led coalition Government came to power in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Government Maternity Home at Sant Nagar is cocooned in silence; no women cry out in childbirth here; and no babies make their first sounds here.
Gun-wielding commandoes of the Special Security Group mount down from the police vehicle.
Forcibly sent across to PoK once,the last wish of a PoK national was fulfilled when his body was buried in his ancestral graveyard with authorities granting permission for his burial in Poonch.
After one of its MLAs defied the party whip and voted for NC in the Rajya Sabha polls,Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers party has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh,the hospital’s cleaner for over 19 years,says cleaning up of official apathy is as essential as cleaning the corridors.
J-K police has ‘picked’ up three of his men for ‘selling arms and ammunitions seized from militants’ in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has sought additional IAF sorties for airlifting essential commodities to Bhaderwah,Kishtwar and Doda.