Kashmir and Chennai Floods: ‘Chocking of Water Bodies Main Cause’

New Delhi:  Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Director Sunita Narain Thursday said that urban sprawls of India, including Srinagar (Kashmir) Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkatta have not paid adequate attention to the natural water bodies that exist in these cities.  “Each of lakes of these cities including Srinagar and Chennai has a natural flood discharge […]

2 million cases await justice for decade

When the Gujarat government decided to build a municipal market in Vadodara in the early 1980s, it acquired land from a man we will call Mr X, who said he was paid nothing. His family does not want him identified because the case is—as they say in legal parlance—sub-judice. This is the way it has […]

3 Infiltrators killed on LOC: Army

Poonch: Army on Thursday claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid by killing three militants along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. “The operation was launched in the evening hours when the infiltration bid was detected by surveillance devices and alert soldiers manning the fence foiled their attempt. The area […]

Chinani-Nashri tunnel to be ready by May 2016

JAMMU: Minister for Roads and Broadcasting (R&B), Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has asked the authorities of Revenue, R&B, Forest and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to settle all the land compensation issues within 10 days and handover the land to the executing agencies for timely completion of prestigious 4-laning of Jammu-Srinagar national highway.  He […]

India committed to holding plebiscite under its Constitution as well: Bar

SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association Kashmir Thursday termed New Delhi’s possibility of reviving the “Talks Process” with the pro-freedom leadership of the state, as “a futile exercise” and described the same as a “superficial slogan to mislead” the world community. In an executive committee meeting yesterday, a Bar statement said: “It was stated that […]

Have option to take ration or cash in lieu

JAMMU: Minister for Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Relief & Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari has reiterated the commitment of the government to address the grievances of Kashmiri migrants related to relief and other basic facilities. The Minister stated this while chairing a meeting to discuss the issues concerning Kashmiri migrants, here today. Commissioner Secretary Relief […]

Education Department mulls examination reforms to make evaluation student-friendly

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Government is all set to bring effective reforms to streamline the examination system and subsequent evaluation process to enable students get what they deserve for their performance. Chairing a high level meeting here today, Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar called for zero tolerance against the officials found negligent at various levels of […]

Div Com discusses operationalization of IIT Jammu

JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal today convened a meeting with Campus Operationization Committee  (COC) and officers of concerned departments to discuss establishment of temporary campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Jammu at Jagti (Nagrota).

‘Sang Parivar holds sway; trying to hurt, humiliate Muslims’

SRINAGAR: Terming the detention of a civilian, Fayaz Ahmad Rather, under the Public Safety Act for leading the funeral prayers of a LeT commander Abu Qasim as the “extreme of the autocratic policies of Mufti government”, Chairperson of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said that participation in the funeral prayers is […]

Mufti felicitates Justice Thakur on becoming CJI

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Thursday felicitated Justice Tirath Singh Thakur on being elevated as the 43rd Chief Justice of India (CJI). He attended the oath-taking ceremony in the union capital where Justice Thakur was sworn in by President, Pranab Mukherjee, as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.