Calls for Talks with Hurriyat at Mumbai Event

MUMBAI: Congress leader Saifuddin Soz on Saturday said he feels that irrespective of his background and RSS connections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants a solution to the Kashmir issue. “I personally think, Hurriyat should be kept in the loop at the time of talks. Tomorrow they may be irrelevant, but today they represent the anger […]

PDP Backs BJP on Hurriyat Talks Issue

Srinagar—Backing their alliance partner for having no dialogue with separatist leadership, People’s Democratic Party Saturday said that talks in surcharged atmosphere were not possible. “We can’t blame them (BJP) when they refuse to talk to Hurriyat leaders. The atmosphere is not conducive for talks. Even in Agenda of Alliance it has been mentioned that talks […]

Book release function postponed

Srinagar—The function to release book ‘The Shia’s of Jammu & Kashmir’ by Justice (Rtd) Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain which was slated to take place on Monday, July 10 at Tagore Hall, Srinagar has been postponed due to prevailing adverse situation in the Valley.  The next date, according to Justice Imtiyaz, will be announced soon.

J&K Has Lost Economic Autonomy to India: NC

Srinagar—Accusing People’s Democratic Party of robbing the contents of Section 5 of Jammu Kashmir Constitution and eroding Article 370, National Conference Saturday said that proprietary rights of a ‘fruit garden’ owned by Jammu Kashmir was handed over to India. “Imposition of taxes was our jurisdiction and sole domain. It was like a fruit garden owned […]

CS reviews progress of Rakh-i-Arth project

Srinagar—Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Saturday chaired a meeting here to deliberate upon the submission of business proposals for the construction of dwelling units atRakh-i-Arth under the PPP mode for the rehabilitation of Dal dwellers. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Commissioner Secretary, H&UD, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, MD, JKPCC, MD, J&K Housing Board, MD, Police Housing […]

Minor girl alleges abduction, forced marriage

Srinagar—A minor girl who was allegedly abducted by a man in 2015 and forcibly married to him, now faces violence. Tabish who hails from Sumarbug, New colony of Pantha Chowk Srinagar was 13 years old when Ashiq Ahmad Khan of Banihal Ramban abducted her and forcibly married her. Tabish said that her parents complained before […]

Governor Accords Assent to New Law

Srinagar—Governor, N. N. Vohra has given his assent to the enactment of “Jammu and Kashmir Civic Laws (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2017.” The Bill was passed by both the Houses of the State Legislature on 7.7.2017. It is to be recalled that the Jammu and Kashmir Civic Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2014 was enacted and […]

SLSA Lok Adalats settle 6926 cases

Srinagar—J&K State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) Saturday organized National Lok Adalats across the State during which 6926 cases were settled amicably. The Lok Adalats were held under the patronage of Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Badar Durez Ahmad, who is also patron-in-chief of SLSA. According to the Member Secretary J&K State Legal Service […]

Taxmen can’t visit shopkeeper’s premises without authorisation

New Delhi—No tax officer has been authorised to visit premises of traders and shopkeepers without prior permission and any deviation should be reported to a complaint helpline, the government today said. The finance ministry came out with a clarification after reports suggested that some unscrupulous elements posing as GST officers have tried to fleece shopkeepers […]

RBI tells customers to report fraud in 3 days to avoid losses

New Delhi—Customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported within three days and the amount involved will be credited in the accounts concerned within 10-days, the Reserve Bank has said. In case the third party fraud is reported with a delay of four to seven working days, a customer will […]

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