Didn’t obstruct police from filing chargesheet: Jammu Bar Association

Didn’t obstruct police from filing chargesheet: Jammu Bar Association

NEw Delhi, Apr 25: The Jammu & Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has not obstructed police from filing charge sheet in the Kathua minor rape and murder case. Filing an affidavit before the apex court, the Association vehemently denied that its President, senior advocate B.S. Salathia, and […]

Sense of inclusivity needs to be restored in Muslims: Dr Farooq

Sense of inclusivity needs to be restored in Muslims: Dr Farooq

Srinagar, Apr 25: National Conference patron and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday urged to “build a consensus at the national level so that Jammu and Kashmir can be ushered into a corrective era of peace and stability”. Senior Abdullah was reacting to former Union minister Salman Khursheed’s remarks, who had stoked a controversy […]

CM committed for welfare of common citizen: PDP

Srinagar, Apr 25: PDP Chief Spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir while welcoming the recent cabinet decisions of the state government said that the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is committed for welfare of a common citizen and was determined to ensure that governance is transformed for bringing transparency and efficiency. He said that the Chief Minister Mehbooba […]

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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Four JeM militants, soldier, SOG man killed in Tral gunfight

Four JeM militants, soldier, SOG man killed in Tral gunfight

Srinagar, Apr 24: Four militants, a soldier and a policeman were killed in an encounter at Tral forest area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. Official sources said that the joint team of forces along with the additional reinforcement intercepted the militant group at the upper side of the Goiytengo forests who earlier fled […]