Death Penalty Only for Terror Cases

Law Commission Recommends  New Delhi: The Law Commission on Monday recommended by a majority “swift” abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases, noting it does not serve the penological goal of deterrence any more than life imprisonment. The recommendation by the 9-member panel was, however, not unanimous, with one full-time member and two government […]

Petrol Price Cut by Rs 2 Per Litre

NEW DELHI: Petrol price was cut by Rs 2 per litre and diesel by 50 paise a litre on Monday, the third reduction in rates this month on fall in global oil rates.  The new rates will be effective midnight, said Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the nation’s largest fuel retailer.  Price of petrol in Delhi […]

JK officials using Facebook draw court ire

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar has warned judicial officers -actively using Facebook – of action under rules of conduct and has termed their activities on social media as ‘misdemeanour’ after receiving complaints. “It has come to the knowledge of the chief justice that judicial officers have developed a practice of Facebook […]

Muslim population growth no threat: Farooq Abdullah

JAMMU: National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah has said that there was “no threat to Bharat” with the growth of the Muslim community. “I don’t know about their (RSS) statement but I can tell you one thing that India belongs to all of faiths- whether we are Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs or Christians.  Whoever is an […]

Kashmiri footballer gets German coaching course invite

SRINAGAR: The State’s first and only international football coach Sajid Yousuf Dar has been selected by German Football Association to attend a 3-week course of the coaches at Hennef, Germany. The course will start from 7th September 2015. The governing body of the game “All India Football Federation” had recommended Sajid’s name for the course.  […]

Fresh guidelines for private schools issued

SRINAGAR: The Joint Committee of Private Schools (JCPS) Monday laid down certain guidelines to streamline and tone-up the private education system with an aim to evolve a self regulating mechanism. The meeting decided no school shall henceforth appoint or utilise the services of any staffer—teacher, lecturer, driver etc—without the proper verification of the antecedents of […]

Hashim Qureshi’s defamation case:

Last chance for Ex-RAW officer to be in court SRINAGAR:  In a defamation suit filed by Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party Chairman, Hashim Qureshi against R. K. Yadav, former RAW officer and author of the book, ‘Mission R&AW’, and the publisher of the book, Court of Additional District and Sessions judge, Srinagar Saturday directed […]

Scarcity of water in school invokes students’ protests

PULWAMA: Students mostly females of Government Higher Secondary School, Rohumu, Pulwama, staged a demonstration to protest against the alleged lack of basic facilities including the scarcity of water in the school washrooms and lavatories. They came out the school premises in large numbers and staged a sit-in causing roadblocks at many places. They were agitated […]

Police in Kashmir treat people as cattle: CBI officer

Officer manhandled, choicest invectives hurled upon  SRINAGAR: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday accused police of manhandling and abusing one of its top officers in Srinagar on Sunday evening. An official from CBI informed that a couple of police constables from police station Pantachowk not only tried to manhandle DySP S.K.Sharma but also hurled choices […]

HM felicitates new Amir Jamat, asks for support

SRINAGAR: Congratulating Ghulam Muhammad Bhat for being elected Amir Jammat, militant outfit Hizbul Mujadheen Monday said it hopes that Jamat-e-Islami being the Cadre-based religio-political organization will continue to play a positive role and will support Kashmir Cause on political and diplomatic front. In a statement to CNS, Salim Hashmi, spokesperson Hizb while quoting United Jihad […]