Promotion of IPS officers approved

Srinagar, Oct 17: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the placement of two IPS officers of 2004 batch namely Atul Kumar Goel and Bhim Sen Tuti in the Selection Grade of IPS w.e.f. 01.01.2017. The SAC also accorded sanction to the […]

SAC approves hike in SPOs’ honorarium

Srinagar, Oct 17: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik approved increase in the honorarium of Special Police Officers (SPOs) of Jammu and Kashmir Police with effect from 26th September, 2018. The SPOs have been engaged in the Police Department from mid-nineties to assist […]

69 per cent of 598 wards in Kashmir Valley did not witness polling

69 per cent of 598 wards in Kashmir Valley did not witness polling

Srinagar, Oct 17: The just-concluded urban local body polls in Kashmir recorded a poor voter turnout but it will perhaps be remembered as nearly 70 per cent of wards did not witness any polling as there was no candidate at all or some of them winning unopposed. According to data compiled by the election department […]

Ahead of winter, authorities issue fire safety advisory

Ahead of winter, authorities issue fire safety advisory

Ishtyaq Ahmad Srinagar, Oct 17: As the colder nights are fast approaching, the people have been urged to be careful when using heating appliances, outdoor open flames and disposing of smoking materials. Over the years it has been seen that mishandling of heating gadgets during the winters leave dozens of people homeless. The authorities said […]

MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations

MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations

New Delhi, Oct 17: Union Minister MJ Akbar, accused by multiple women of sex harassment in a tidal wave of #MeToo stories shared on social media, has resigned. Just two days ago, Akbar had sued one of his 20 accusers for defamation, accusing her of “intentionally making fabricated allegations” to harm his reputation. Announcing his […]

Kashmiri students defer decision to leave AMU en masse

Aligarh, Oct 17: Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University have deferred their decision to surrender their degrees and leave the campus en masse Wednesday following revocation of the suspension order of the two students by the varsity. The suspension order was revoked Tuesday night after a three-member enquiry panel set up by the varsity […]

Municipal elections conclude in JK

Municipal elections conclude in JK

4.2% polling recorded in final phase Srinagar, Oct 16: The four-phased Municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir that started from October 08 culminated in the state on Tuesday. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) J&K, Shaleen Kabra Tuesday evening said that overall 4.2% polling was witnessed in the 4th and Final Phase of Municipal Polls-2018 in […]

Parts of Srinagar, Ganderbal observe shutdown

Parts of Srinagar, Ganderbal observe shutdown

BJP candidate among several injured in stone pelting Qasim Bazaz Srinagar, Oct 16: A Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) candidate was among several people injured in clashes here, as a shutdown called by joint resistance leadership (JRL) against the conduct of municipal and local body polls crippled life in parts of Srinagar and Ganderbal districts. Reports […]

Zero turnout in Soura ward

Srinagar, Oct 16: Three candidates, an electorate of 11,265 but not a single vote cast through the day. That was the ‘zero sum’ story of Srinagar Municipal Corporation’s Soura ward in the fourth and final phase of elections to Jammu and Kashmir’s urban local bodies Tuesday. Although low voter turnout in Srinagar and many other […]

13 Cong candidates elected unopposed in Dooru-Verinag municipal committee

13 Cong candidates elected unopposed in Dooru-Verinag municipal committee

Srinagar, Oct 16: Thirteen Congress candidates have been elected unopposed in Dooru-Verinag municipal committee, the polling for which was scheduled today. Voting was not held for any of 17 wards of Dooru-Verinag municipal committee as 13 Congress candidates were elected unopposed following withdrawal of nomination by ten BJP candidates. No nominations were filed for the […]