Govt Orders Closure Of Coaching Centres

Srinagar—In order to remove distractions in and around schools and to put in place a regulatory mechanism for improving the academic environment in the State, Minister for Education, Finance and Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Sunday said all those private tuition centers which offer tuitions upto class 12th will be closed for time being […]

Aadhaar seeding must for bank accounts under KYC norms: RBI

Mumbai—The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has made linking of national biometric ID Aadhaar to bank accounts mandatory as part of its updated ‘Know Your Customer (KYC)’ guidelines. This, however, will be subject to the final decision of the Supreme Court on making of Aadhaar mandatory, RBI said in a circular late last night. Till […]

Cabinet approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet Saturday approved a proposal to promulgate Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018 that provides for confiscating properties and assets of economic offenders like loan defaulters who flee the country, sources said. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on March 12 but could not be passed due to […]

A View from Pakistan: Rethinking the Kashmir policy?

The ongoing violence in the Indian Controlled Valley of Kashmir raises a fundamental question: why Pakistan is not approaching the UN General Assembly and Security Council to take notice of serious human rights violations by the Indian security forces and reaching the final settlement of an issue which is lying with the United Nations since […]

Is Hurriyat Right In Calling for UN Intervention?

It’s undoubtedly the increasing criticism of the Hurriyat’s over-obsession with shutdowns that provoked Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik to raise this issue while addressing a seminar organised by the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) last month to pay tributes to slain advocate and noted human rights activist Jalil Andrabi. In […]

Dal, Anchar, Khushallsar lakes deteriorating for ‘lack of funds’

Srinagar—Even though hun­dreds of crores have been spend so far on conservation and manage­ment projects, the condition of Dal, Khushallsar, Anchar lakes here continues to be deteriorating. People believe that there are various aspects which are respon­sible for snatching the glory of these water bodies. “It is shocking that the authorities are not inter­ested in […]

Justice for Kathua minor: Lal Chowk observes one-hour shutdown

Srinagar; Protests and clash­es continued at many places across State on Saturday in de­mand for the justice to minor Kathua girl who was raped and murdered in January. Reports reaching GNS said that shopkeepers in city center Lal Chowk here downed the shutters on Saturday afternoon and ob­served one-hour shutdown – from 3 pm to […]

Submit list of registered sumo stands within 10 days:DC City to officials

Srinagar—Deputy Commis­sioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Saturday chaired a meeting of the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) Srinagar discuss­ing various matters relating to public transport in the district. The DC who is the chairman of RTA Srinagar directed for sub­mitting the list of registered sumo stands and the number of sumos registered with them […]

J&K in ruins under PDP-BJP Govt: NC

Srinagar—National Confer­ence Saturday said with PDP BJP government in power, peace and stability in the state is in ruins while communal po­larization is at an all time high. Addressing NC women’s wing party convention at Nawa e Subah, party General Secre­tary Haji Ali Mohammad Sagar said, “Three and a half year rule of Mehbooba Mufti […]

Court of Passenger tax rejects bail plea of 2-accused in ATM theft-cases

Srinagar—A court on Sat­urday rejected the bail plea of two accused persons who as per the charge sheet are involved in ATM theft cases. Court of Passenger Tax Judge, Sudhesh Sharma while hearing the bail plea said that “adverting to the facts of the case, charge sheet against the accused persons is a serious and […]

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