RBI Board Agrees To Further Examine Governance Framework Of Central Bank

MUMBAI — The crucial central board meeting of the Reserve Bank, the first under the new governor Shaktikanta Das, on Friday agreed to discuss the governance framework of the central bank further. The meeting, which lasted for nearly four hours, also reviewed the current economic situation, both global and domestic challenges, matters relating to liquidity […]

Sextortion Now Offence, Non-bailable, Jail Up To 5 Yrs

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir has become the first state in the country to have a law banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant. The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik Friday approved the ‘Prevention of Corruption […]

As J&K Heads To Prez Rule, Budget Likely Today 

SRINAGAR — Ahead of the imposition of president’s rule on December 19, the government is likely to announce a budget for next financial year on Saturday. Sources said that the bill authorising expenditure of government funds has been sent governor for his approval and the budgetary proposals would come into effect with the governor’s assent to […]

FCSCA Shrinks Further, Even Poor Consumers Won’t Get Sugar Now 

SRINAGAR — Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, previously CAPD, is one of the historic departments of Jammu and Kashmir. Created in 1931 by Maharaja Hari Singh, the department was meant to ensure that the people of the state get ration and other amenities at affordable price, and also to control food prices. This historical […]

Policy Ambiguity Stalls J&K’s Environment Policy

Athar Pervez After dithering over it for years, Jammu & Kashmir’s Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment  uploaded the draft of the State Environment Policy (SEP) 2018 on its website in the second week of August this year, inviting comments and suggestions from various government departments and civil society within four weeks through email. The J&K government had […]

Municipal Limits !

Official encomiums to the charms of Kashmir are seldom complete without harking back to the words of a smitten emperor – as if they have a magical pull to draw people to the valley despite glaring evidence to the contrary. Since there is little to show for what has been done for Kashmir in modern […]

Organic Food Can Have Adverse Effects On Climate: Study

LONDON — Organic food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required, according to a study. Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden developed a new method for assessing the climate impact from land-use, and used this, along with other methods, to compare organic […]

SAC approves JK Transplantation of Human Organ (Amendment) Bill

JAMMU — The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor,Satya Pal Malik approved the‘Jammu and Kashmir Transplantation of Human Organ (Amendment) Bill, 2018’. The Bill seeks to amend the various provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1997, to remove the difficulties faced by the State and bring the provisions of […]

Hurriyat (G), JKLF Protest Against HR Violations

SRINAGAR —The Hurriyat (G) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday held separate protests in Srinagar against the human rights violations in Kashmir. In a statement, Hurriyat (G) said that it organized a peaceful protest at Hyderpora Srinagar against “state-terrorism.” The protestors said that the growing aggression “against unarmed and peaceful people was alarming.” […]

SMC Removes Traffic Booths

SRINAGAR — A team of officials of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Friday removed the traffic police booths which had been set up “unauthorisedly.” Deputy Mayor along with senior officers of SMC and some Corporators visited various areas of the city to remove traffic police booths set up at various places across the city. An anti-encroachment drive […]

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