Rajya Sabha Clears Quota Bill

NEW DELHI — The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday cleared bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically poor among the general category. The bill, which was pased by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday evening, will now have to be signed by the President. Introduced by Minister of Social Justice […]

Indian TV Content Damages Our Culture: Pak SC 

ISLAMABAD —  Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the country’s Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”. Nisar’s remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against the High […]

Police Duty Bound To Protect Life, Says High Court  

SRINAGAR — Any person having attained the age of majority is entitled to contract the marriage as per his or her wishes and the police department is duty bound to protect the life and liberty, if approached, the state high court has said. The observation was made by the court’s single bench of Justice Sanjeev […]

Protests Erupt Over Gang Rape Of A Minor Muslim Girl

JAMMU — Massive protests erupt­ed at Ramsoo on Srinagar-Jam­mu highway against the rape of a minor Muslim girl. Leaders of religious organiza­tions, social activists and mem­bers of several NGOs held sepa­rate protests in the district office complex against the rape of the girl. The girl who is three months into her pregnancy is currently undergoing treatment […]

Minor Killed In House Collapse 

POONCH — A minor boy was killed and six months old baby injured after a kitchen of a house collapsed in Mendhar area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. Reports said that Kamran Ahmad (1) son of Mohd Reyaz of Changari Mankote and Aneeka daughter (6 months old) of Mohd Javid  of Changari Mankote were […]

Govt Seeks Speeding Up Of Work On New GMCs

SRINAGAR — Advisor to Governor, Vi­jay Kumar today inspected patient care facilities at district hospitals (DH) and ongoing work at Govern­ment Medical Colleges, Anantnag and Baramulla. During his visit to Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beigh Me­morial District Hospital, Anantnag, the Advisor reviewed the status of arrangements for running Govern­ment Medical College there. The Advisor directed the JKPCC […]

J&K Bank Launches First Digital Banking Lobby In State

SRINAGAR — In its endeavour to provide unparalleled customer experience and give a competitive edge to its operations by adopting new innovations, Chairman and CEO J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed inaugurated a one-of-a-kind digital banking lobby- the Apex Digital Lobby in the corporate headquarters of the Bank at Srinagar. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the digital lobby would […]

BJP Seeks 10 Percent General Category Quota For JK Poor  

SRINAGAR — The BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit Wednesday urged the president to extend to the state 10 per cent reservation for the general category poor. Welcoming the passage of the bill in the Lok Sabha, state BJP president Ravinder Raina told reporters that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had fulfilled his promise of empowering all […]

Prices Of Essential Commodities Sky-Rocket In Sgr  

  SRINAGAR — The prices of essential commodities have sky-rocket­ed in Srinagar with consumers blaming the enforcement agen­cies for their “failure” to keep the rates under check. After the recent snowfall the Consumer Affairs Public Distri­bution (CAPD) department had issued a rate list for sale of vege­tables and fruits in the retail mar­ket. But the […]

GP Fund Account Reconciliation Sought

SRINAGAR — Chief Accounts Officer (CAO) district fund office Srinagar has asked the concerned of­fices to depute assistants for the reconciliation of the GP Funds accounts of their officials. “In view of the circular instructions issued by Finance Department, all the DDOs whose GP Fund Accounts are being maintained in this office are requested to […]

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