State Minority Commission to be set up in J&K

New Delhi, Mar 12: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday agreed before the Supreme Court to set up a State Minority Commission by identifying the minorities in the state. The apex court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by lawyer, Ankur Sharma, related to the Minority Rights of non-Muslims in the state of […]

Court grants bail to Kamran Yousuf

Court grants bail to Kamran Yousuf

New Delhi, Mar 12: A court on Monday granted bail to photojournalist Kamran Yousuf who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in an alleged funding case six months ago. Additional Sessions Judge Tarun Sherawat allowed the bail plea of Yousuf, asking him to furnish two sureties of Rs 50,000. Yousuf was summoned to […]

Several delegations meet Sharma in Kargil, demand talks with separatists

Several delegations meet Sharma in Kargil, demand talks with separatists

Leh, Mar 12: Several delegations, including religious and political organisations, met Centre-appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma on Monday in the border town of Kargil and voiced for dialogue with separatists on Kashmir issue. Sharma — who is a former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief — is on his maiden three-day visit to Ladakh region, after being appointed […]

Chief Justice releases annual newsletter of JK State Judicial Academy

Chief Justice releases annual newsletter of JK State Judicial Academy

Jammu, Mar 12: Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Badar Durrez Monday said that the Judicial Academy should be a vibrant institution where people come and debate fearlessly. Justice Durrez said this during a function organized here today by Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) wherein Chief Justice along with Chairman J&K State […]

J&K facing darkest period of its history: Congress

Srinagar, Mar 12: Senior Congress leader Mohinder Bhardwaj has said that the sensitive state of Jammu and Kashmir is facing the darkest period of its history with vertically split regions and society, on religion and caste lines, facing the ignominy of poor governance and utter neglect that flows from the so called strong BJP-led Government […]

PDP appeals Govt to waive off artisans’ loan

  Srinagar, Mar 12: The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday appealed the government to waive off the loans of the Kashmiri artisans who have been reeling under the uncertain times and finding it hard to earn livelihood for their families. A delegation of Kashmiri artisans led by their president Riyaz Ahmad Shah on Monday met […]

Zulfkar reviews physical, financial achievements of FCS&CA, Tribal Affairs deptts

Zulfkar reviews physical, financial achievements of FCS&CA, Tribal Affairs deptts

  Jammu, Mar 12: Minister for Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS& CA) and Tribal Affairs, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today convened a joint meeting of officers of different departments to review the physical and financial status of various ongoing works under FCS&CAD, Legal Metrology Department (LMD) and Tribal Affairs Department in the state. Commissioner […]

Razdan pass, Phirkiyan top still closed

  Srinagar, Mar 12: Dozens of far flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) remained cut off with their district and tehsil headquarters due to closure of Razdan pass and Phirkiyan top in north Kashmir, where Sadhna and Z-Gali are open for traffic. The Razdan pass, connecting Bandipora with border […]

Polytechnic college in Bandipora works from rented accommodations

  Bandipora, Mar 12: The government polytechnic college, inaugurated in 2012, here is functioning from three different locations. While the building for the college is still under construction officials say they will have their own campus by August 2018. The college according to students was launched with much ‘fanfare’ but ‘with a divided campuses’ students […]

Sericulture casual labour protest in Kupwara

Kupwara, Mar 12: Demanding release of their pending salary for the last Nine months and demanding regularisation, casual labour of Sericulture development department Kupwara Monday protested outside the sericulture department office Kupwara. “The protestors raised slogans in support of their demands.” Protestors threatened to disrupt the working if their salary is not released within days. […]