1 IAS, 3 KAS officers transferred

SrinagarThe Government Wednesday ordered transfer of Bhupinder Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Doda and placed his services placed at the disposal of Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board. As per the orders issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Bhawani Rakwal, KAS, Director, Horticulture, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Doda, vice Bhupinder Kumar. […]

HC Seeks Report About Illegal Structures in Srinagar

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday granted authorities two more weeks to file latest status report regarding structures and buildings including shopping complexes and malls in Srinagar city which have been raised in violation of building permission and Master Plan. The state Government recently extended moratorium on the structures and buildings which […]

HC Seeks Response on developing parks, green space in Srinagar 

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir has directed Srinagar Development Authority and others authorities to file response within two weeks to a letter by former chief justice and incumbent chairperson of State Human Rights Commission regarding need for earmarking areas for parks and green space in Srinagar city.    “We are informed by the Advocate General that an […]

Now Cross LOC Traders in NIA Net

Srinagar—The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted raids in different parts of Kashmir Valley including Srinagar city in connection with funding case. “NIA teams searched 11 locations in Srinagar and five in Delhi. Most of them are businessmen involved in Cross LOC trade, sources said. [[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”23921″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”}]] The raids were conducted on the premises of […]

2 Men Sent to 10-day NIA Custody

Srinagar—Two men, including a freelance photo-journalist, arrested on Wednesday for alleged stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley and mobilising support against security personnel through the social media, were on Wednesday sent to 10-day NIA custody for interrogation. District Judge Poonam A Bamba allowed the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to quiz Javed Ahmed Bhat from Kulgam and Kamran […]

Dal Should Be Visible With No Weeds: HC

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday asked Lakes and Waterways Development Authority to keep Dal Lake “visible” by continuing de-weeding process to clear the upper surface of the water body, a flagship of Kashmir’s tourism. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Ali […]

HC Seeks Details on Condition of Kashmir Wetlands 

Srinagar–The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday sought response from various authorities about the condition of wetlands in the state. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation initiated on the directions by the Supreme Court of India, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey arrayed Chief Secretary as party […]

Rohingya violence: ‘All stakeholders must work to preserve Myanmar’s unity’

Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)—India said today that it shares Myanmar’s concerns over “extremist violence” in the Rakhine state and asked all stakeholders to preserve the country’s unity and territorial integrity, as Prime Minister Narendra Modiheld talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. Modi’s first bilateral visit here comes at a time when the Myanmarese government led […]

Nocturnal Clashes in Pulwama Village

Pulwama—After the alleged escape of two militants from Karimabad village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Government forces allegedly unleashed a reign of terror and damaged property worth lakhs while thrashed people irrespective of their age and gender. Locals from Karimabad village alleged that government forces comprising 55 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army, 182 and 183 […]

Journalist Silenced: Amnesty Flags Concern Over Free Speech

Bengaluru—The killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh by gunmen outside her residence in Bengaluru “raises alarm” about the state of freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International India said today. Gauri, who was known for her strident anti-establishment views and writings against Hindu fundamentalists, was never afraid of speaking truth to power, the rights body said. “Her […]

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