Amit Shah Richer, Irani Still Undergraduate

Ahmedabad—BJP chief Amit Shah’s assets grew three times in five years while Union minister Smriti Irani has not completed her graduation, according to their affidavits for the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat. BJP’s Balwantsinh Rajput, who recently resigned from the Congress, has emerged as the richest candidate with assets worth Rs 315 crore. In her […]

Attacks on Dalits, Muslims: Veteran Armymen Write to Modi

New Delhi—The recent attacks on Dalits and the Muslim community in the country is drawing flak from people from all walks of life. Condemning the recent spate of attacks, a group of 114 veterans of the Indian Armed Forces have penned an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Voicing concern over the recent incidents, […]

‘Govt Shouldn’t Target Those Who Don’t Agree With It’

Srinagar—Syed Naseem Geelani, the younger son of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, said on Monday that the government shouldn’t only “target” those who don’t agree with it and that the same yardstick should be used for everybody. Naseem has been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with investigations into the […]

NIA Summons Geelani’s Second Son for Questioning, Arrests Lawyer

Srinagar—Piling up pressure on Hurriyat Conference, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Monday summoned Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani’s second son to Delhi for questioning in the alleged terror funding case. NIA has now summoned Syed Naseem Geelani, Hurriyat leaders younger son for questioning, ANI reported quoting unnamed NIA sources. Geelani’s elder son Syed Naeem Geelani, […]

Clashes Erupt During Shopian Cordon

Srinagar—Clashes erupted between protesters and Government forces on Monday in Keller area of Shopian in south Kashmir after forces launched search operation in the area. Sources said  hat following specific information about presence of militants in village Batpora in Keller, a joint search operation was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police and Army in the area. […]

Jaitley Introduces 2 Bills in LS to Extend GST to J&K

New Delhi—Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced in the Lok Sabha two bills that would extend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to Jammu and Kashmir. The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017, would provide for levy of the GST on goods sold and services rendered in […]

World Bank Assures ‘Neutrality’ on Indus Water Treaty

Washington—The World Bank has assured its neutrality and impartiality in helping India and Pakistan find an “amicable way forward” during talks over issues related to two of India’s hydroelectricity projects under the Indus Waters Treaty.  Welcoming the participation of India and Pakistan in the talks to be held here, World Bank’s Vice President for South […]

J-K Yet to Complete 938 Projects for Rs 4,484 Cr: CAG

Jammu— The Jammu and Kashmir government has crossed the deadline for completing 938 developmental projects costing Rs 4,484 crore across four of its departments, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found. The incomplete projects had a total sanctioned cost of Rs 3,944.45 crore which was revised to Rs 4,484.68 crore, reveals the latest CAG […]

After HC Rap, Govt Appoints Commissioner Food Safety 

Srinagar—The State government on Monday appointed Dr Pawan Kotwal (IAS), Principal Secretary to the Government Health and Medical Education Department, as the Commissioner of Food Safety in addition to his own duties. A notification in this regard was issued by the government under Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 and comes two weeks after the […]

HC Chides SWD for ‘Lengthy’ Procedure In Availing SMAS Benefits by Poor-girls

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday chided the state’s Social Welfare Department over “lengthy procedure” in availing the benefits of State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS) by the poor girls in the state.    Hearing a suo-moto Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Ali Mohammad Magrey […]

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