India drops two places to stand at 138 in Press Freedom Index

New Delhi, Apr 25: India’s ranking in the Press Freedom Index has dropped two places to stand at 138. The latest ranking was released on Wednesday. The annual report was released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The organization pointed that Gauri Lankesh death was one incident that hit Indian media situation hard. In its statement […]

Dineshwar Sharma calls on Chief Minister

Dineshwar Sharma calls on Chief Minister

Jammu, Feb 25: The Centre’s Special Representative for Jammu & Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, who is in the winter capital, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here Wednesday. During the meeting, Sharma apprised Mehbooba Mufti about his recent interactions with a cross section of society in different areas of the State.

Lay down criteria for entitlement of accommodation to various categories: SAC to Govt

Lay down criteria for entitlement of accommodation to various categories: SAC to Govt

Srinagar, Apr 25: The State Accountability Commission (SAC) has asked the Government to lay down criteria for entitlement of Government accommodation to various categories of people who are to be allotted Government Accommodation. Undertaking scrutiny of the Estates Department, a Full Bench of the Commission comprising its Chairperson Justice B.A. Khan and Members Justice J.P […]

Militants attack police post decamp with four rifles in Budgam

Militants attack police post decamp with four rifles in Budgam

Srinagar: Suspected militants on Wednesday night attacked a police post in Goripora area of Hyderpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam district and decamped with four rifles. Official sources said that a group of militants believed to be seven in number barged inside the police post manned by four personnel and decamped with four rifles at Goripora. […]

Peace, human rights precondition for development: UNGA chief

Peace, human rights precondition for development: UNGA chief

United Nations, Apr 25: Peace and upholding of human rights are preconditions for development and, therefore, the UN has to put a priority on peacebuilding to prevent conflicts from arising, said General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak. “We made it very clear that you cannot speak about peace in separation from development and from human rights,” […]

Pay hike at last

Finally Jammu and Kashmir government has given its nod for the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations and employees are all set to draw higher salaries from next month. The decision of the government to make its employees comfortable is a welcome step and they deserved a hike as the growing inflation and the […]

Govt transfers inquiry officer probing Kangan youth’s killing

Kangan, Apr 25: In a surprising move, Jammu and Kashmir Government Wednesday ordered that the transfer of ADC Ganderbal Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari and shifted him to Srinagar as project officer ICDS. Bukhari was appointed as inquiry officer to probe the killing of Gowher Ahmed Rather of Kangan who was allegedly killed earlier this month near […]

Why Magistrates not deputed to monitor student protests, observes SHRC

  Srinagar, Apr 25: State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notices to Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Director General of Police directing them to file a detailed report about the procedure of dealing with the student protesters. SHRC’s response came in the backdrop of a petition filed by International Forum for Justice Chairman, Muhammad Ahsan […]

Road safety activities held in Anantang

  Aman Malik Anantnag, Apr 25: Assistant regional transport officer (ARTO) in collaboration with civil defence Anantnag organised basic life support system for drivers in homeguard lines, Wednesday. Remember the awareness programme is one of the components of 29th Road Safety Week 2018. During accidents how can a driver play an important role in saving […]

Police public meeting held at Police Station Nowhatta

  Srinagar, Apr 25: A PCPG (Police Community Partnership Group) meeting was held at Police Station Nowhatta. With an aim to strengthen relations with public & also to establish mass contacts, Police station Nowhatta convened a public interaction meeting in which a number of respectable citizens of Nowhatta area and trade members of the area […]