Hit & Run Cases:Govt Finally Implements Solatium Scheme After SHRC Orders

SRINAGAR — Following directions by the State Human Rights Commission, the Government has established mechanism for implementation of Solatium Scheme 1989 regarding hit and run accident cases in Jammu and Kashmir. According to the human rights body, the implementation of the scheme has been delayed by three decades.  Secretary SHRC said a “historic order” was […]

Women’s Police Station Receives 176 Complaints This Year

SRINAGAR — Women’s Police Station Rambagh has received 176 complaints so far during the current year and 19 of them have been converted into FIR, officials said. The information was revealed by the officials to the Chairperson J&K State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (SCPWCR), Mrs Vasundhara Pathak Masoodi during her visit […]

DCs Asked To Identify Land For Solid Waste Management    

SRINAGAR — Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday asked Deputy Commissioners to identify “suitable land” in all areas which are falling under Municipal Committees for solid waste management. They were also asked to “immediately furnish a report as per prescribed proforma to the Divisional Commissioner’s office for necessary action,” an official spokesperson said.  Khan directed […]

2 More Amarnath Pilgrims Die

SRINAGAR —  Two Amarnath pilgrims died in the past 24 hours en route to the holy 3,880 metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in this year’s pilgrimage to 16, official sources said Monday.   A woman pilgrim from Rajasthan died at the Baltal base camp due to a cardiac arrest, while a […]

Chenab,Tawi Pollution:Fine on Gammon India,HCC raised to Rs 2 cr each

NEW DELHI — Noting repeated failures, the NGT has raised the penalty slapped on Gammon India and Hindustan Construction Company to Rs 2 crore each for damaging the environment by dumping construction debris into Chenab and Tawi rivers in Jammu and Kashmir.  The green panel, which had slapped an environment compensation of Rs 1 crore […]

KEG Backed Body Sweeps Kashmir Press Club Election

SRINAGAR — First ever Kashmir Press Club (KPC) elections held on Monday were swept by an alliance led by the Kashmir Editors Gulid by winning 10 of the 11 positions. It however lost the top post by a solitary vote. Results for the maiden election to KPC were announced Monday evening and Shuja-ul-Haq was declared elected as president […]

Traffic Management In City:Officials Asked To Speed Up Acquisition Process

SRINAGAR — Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday stressed upon the concerned authorities to speed up the rehabilitation process and clear the pending cases immediately so that the widening work of the city roads takes place at earliest for the benefit of commuters besides ensuring smooth traffic management in Srinagar.  The Divisional Commissioner made these […]

Passport Bhawan In Srinagar Soon: Official  

SRINAGAR — Passport Office Srinagar has received 1, 27,940 passport applications, since February 2018, out of which 1, 27, 000 Passports have been issued so far. Releasing the data in a press conference here on Monday, Consular Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs in Ministry of External Affairs, Sanjiv Aroara said that he was in Kashmir […]

Sincerely Want Pandits To Come Back: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (G) Monday said it always welcomes the “homecoming” of Kashmiri Pandits and encourages every move which helps their return.  “Let them come back and live as they previously used to, along with their Muslim brothers,” a Hurriyat (G) spokesperson said in a statement .  “We wholeheartedly and sincerely want them to […]

Kathua Rape And Murder: Police Seeks Adjournment Of Trial

JAMMU —  J&K Police’s crime branch Monday moved a plea before a juvenile justice board hearing the case of an accused in the gangrape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua, seeking deferment of the trial as the state high court is yet to decide whether he is a minor or not. Appearing before the […]

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