SC For Speedy Trial For Prisoners, Slams GoI

NEW DELHI —The Supreme Court Thursday came down heavily on the Centre for not taking appropriate steps itself for ensuring speedy trial for undertrial prisoners but “criticising” the criminal justice system and the judiciary for it. Making hard-hitting observations, a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said the government authorities do not want to […]

HC Asks Govt To Dismantle Toilets Close To Water Bodies Forthwith

SRINAGAR — The Jammu Kashmir High Court has directed authorities to ensure that the toilets which are in close proximity to water bodies are forthwith dismantled. A division bench of the court headed by Chief Justice Gita Mittal passed the orders after report by Member-Secretary of the State Pollution Control Board. “The human excreta flowing into […]

Train To Chug Upto Kupwara

JAMMU —In a significant initiative to expand connectivity in J&K, the Government of India has approved extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link upto Kupwara in north Kashmir. “I am glad to inform you that Railways has prioritized the extension of rail link from Baramulla to Kupwara and has sanctioned an updated survey for the new link,” […]

Govt Deptts Fail To Complete Corruption Inquires

SRINAGAR — The Departmental Vigi­lance officers (DVOs) have failed to complete the inquiries of cor­ruption due to which officers con­tinue to extract money even for petty jobs. Official sources said that that there are hundreds of corruption inquiries pending for the last 10-years with vigilance officers of government depart­ments in the state. A top official of […]

J&K Among 8 New States With 100% Electrification

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir is among the eight new states in India which have achieved 100 percent electrification. The other states which have achieved 100 per cent household electrification un­der Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana Saubhagya are Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Sikkim, Telan­gana and West Bengal. Speaking to media […]

2 Die In Langate Slab Collapse  

SRINAGAR — At least two labour­ers died after a slab collapsed in Langate area of frontier district Kupwara. Seven others were also injured in the incident. Of the injured, four were referred to Sri­nagar for specialized treatment. As per reports slab of a commer­cial complex building collapsed and one of the labourers who was identified as […]

People Have Emotional Equity In J&K Bank: Drabu

SRINAGAR — Former finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu on Thursday said that treating J&K bank as a public sector undertaking (PSU) is against economic interest of the state.  “@jandkgovernor ofcourse I have personal interest in @JandKBank. We have emotional equity in it. Ur decision is against economic interest of the state which is against my political […]

Can Use Strike Drones In Kashmir: Army Chief  

NEW DELHI — The Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that they can use drones in Jammu and Kashmir only if people are willing to accept “mistakes and the collateral damage,” said a media report. Gen Rawat made the remarks while responding to a query whether India will use drones as the United States […]

Ready To Hold Talks With Modi,No Military Solution To Kashmir: Imran  

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said he was ready to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Khan’s remarks came a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj categorically ruled out possibility of holding talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross-border militant activities. “It is not in our interest to allow use […]

Pak ‘Offers’ Opening Up Travel For Sharada Peeth, Mehbooba Welcomes  

SRINAGAR — PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday welcomed Pakistan’s offer on opening several shrines, including Shardapeeth, to devotees from India, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi should consider the offer. “Great initiative of offering peace through these channels. PM @narendramodi ji should consider the offer by PakPM (Pakistan Prime Minister) @ImranKhanPTI for opening of SharadaPeeth in […]