J&K Bank Case: ACB Files FIR Against SMC Deputy Mayor, Bank Officials

SRINAGAR —The Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case against Sheikh Imran, the businessman-turned-politician who is the Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), officials of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank and government for alleged illegal appropriation of crores of rupees from the state exchequer, a spokesman said Saturday. During investigation, it was revealed that Imran, […]

J&K Bank Implements RTI, CVC Guidelines 

SRINAGAR — The Board of Directors of J&K Bank on Saturday took some important and significant decisions towards improving governance and bringing more transparency in the functioning of the Bank. While meeting for the first time under the Chairmanship of its interim Chairman & Managing Director Rajesh Kumar Chhibber the Board took major decisions in this […]

Pak To Hold Talks With India In ‘Dignified Manner’: Qureshi

BISHKEK — Pakistan will hold talks with India on the “basis of equality” and in a “dignified manner”, and it is up to New Delhi whether to engage with Islamabad to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. Qureshi, who was in the Kyrgyz capital to attend the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation […]

First-Of-Its-Kind ‘Back To The Village’ Prog From June 20

SRINAGAR — The government has embarked on an ambitious initiative of reaching out to the people at the grassroots level through a programme named as ‘Back to the Village’, an official spokesperson said Saturday.  The programme is being organized from June 20-27, 2019 across all Panchayats of the state. To describe the contours of the programme, […]

Kargil To Get Airport For Commercial Flights

NEW DELHI — Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Saturday held a meeting here with Union Secretary, Civil Aviation and other Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials including Member Planning, AAI for development of existing Kargil Airport for full operation of commercial flights including Boeing, Airbus, etc. To finalize the requirements of additional land and other […]

CUK Hosts International Conference On Social Justice

SRINAGAR — The Department of Politics & Governance, Central University of Kashmir started the two-day International Conference on “Social Justice: A Mirage or Reality in Plural societies” starting on 13th and 14th June at the Green Campus, Ganderbal. The Conference was financially supported by the J& K Bank.  The inaugural session of the conference on 13th […]

Govt To Check Withdrawal Of Funds Against Already Executed Works

SRINAGAR — In a bid to prevent embezzlement of funds against already restored works, the government has ordered photographic record of all completed works with GPS coordinates. Besides, it has ordered ensuring engineering certificate of completion by concerned Executive Engineer or appropriate level while Planning, Development & Monitoring Department has been asked to develop a Map […]

Protest Against Alam’s PSA Order:7 Hurriyat Affiliates Face Prosecution

SRINAGAR — The state government has accorded sanction for prosecution against seven Hurriyat Conference affiliates in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district for protest in 2015 against the detention under PSA of chairman Muslim League Masarat Alam.  According to order issued by state’s Home Department, on 24 April 2015, Police Station Hajin received information […]

Review Cannot Be Used As Tool For Changing Court’s Opinion: HC 

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has said the power of review cannot be confused with appellate power which enables a superior Court to correct all errors committed by a subordinate Court. “The power of review is exercised when some mistake or error, apparent on the face of the record, is found,” a bench […]

Gang Of Burglars Busted In Srinagar, Five Held

SRINAGAR — Five persons were arrested and stolen property worth lakhs of rupees recovered on Saturday after a gang of burglars was busted here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.  Srinagar SSP Haseeb Mughal told reporters here that a complaint was received at Safakadal Police Station regarding a burglary at a godown […]