Mob lynching SC asks Parliament to enact new law

New Delhi, Jul 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Parliament to consider bringing a new law to deal with offences of mob violence and provide deterrent punishment to offenders amid rising attacks by self-styled cow vigilantes and crowds in the country. “Citizens cannot take the law into their hands and cannot become the law […]

Govt exploring possibilities of holding panchayat polls in Sept-Oct

New Delhi, Jul 17: The government is exploring the possibility of holding panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir in September-October after Governor N N Vohra directed the state administration to prepare the ground for the polls, officials said Tuesday. The initiative has been taken in view of the 2011 experience when a record 80 per […]

Army-police top brass discuss ways to prevent militant recruitment

Srinagar, Jul 17: The top brass of army and Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday held a meeting in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district to discuss ways to control the militant recruitment. Talking to reporters, Srinagar based General Officer of Commanding 15 corps, Lt General AK Bhatt said: “Our main purpose to meet today was to […]

PDP can return to power: Baigh tells legislators

PDP can return to power: Baigh tells legislators

Srinagar, Jul 17: Breaking the silence over the fall of the Mehbooba led PDP-BJP coalition government for the first time PDP’s founder leader and member parliament Muzaffar Hussain Baigh on Tuesday appealed all party legislators to unite and exuded confidence that PDP can return to power any time. Talking to a news agency, Muzaffar Baigh […]

Situation returning to normalcy in JK: BJP

  Srinagar, Jul 17: The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday claimed that situation in Jammu and Kashmir was returning to normalcy since the Governor’s rule was imposed in the State. Talking to a news agency, BJP’s newly appointed Chief spokesperson and state president; Ravinder Raina said that the Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed […]

Senior advocate Zaffar Shah bereaved

Srinagar, Jul 17: Aamina Shah, younger sister of senior advocate Zaffar Shah passed away on Tuesday afternoon following a brief illness. Funeral prayers were offered at Rawalpora mosque which was attended by large number of people. Later, she was laid to rest at her ancestral graveyard at Malataing, Drugjan.

J&K hospitals face staff deficiency

Creation of doctors, paramedic posts awaits Govt approval Ishtyaq Ahmad Srinagar, Jul 17: With the health institutions in the state facing a severe shortage of manpower, the health department’s proposal for creation of new posts of doctors, paramedics in the state awaits government’s approval. Sources said that Health Department had given nod for creation of […]

Waterfall accident: Death toll rises to 8

  Jammu, Jul 17: A 50-year-old woman, who was injured in the Siar Baba waterfall accident in the district, succumbed to injuries on Tuesday at a hospital in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the death toll in the incident to eight, officials said. A huge boulder had rolled down a 100-feet high waterfall […]

Governor chairs SAC meeting

Srinagar, Jul 17: Governor, N N Vohra on Tuesday chaired the 5th meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) at Raj Bhavan. Advisors to the Governor, B B Vyas, Shri Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai besides Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam attended the meeting. The SAC deliberated upon the various proposals submitted by […]

Interviews for Class-IV Posts abolished

  Srinagar, Jul 17: In a decision with far-reaching consequences, the State Administrative Council (SAC) abolished interviews for all Class IV posts in the State. This comes into effect immediately except for those posts for which selection process has already been initiated. In future, all recruitment for Class IV posts under State, Divisional and District […]