Fresh fare list for autos: an exercise in futility

Fresh fare list for autos: an exercise in futility

SRINAGAR: Regional Transport Office Kashmir has released a fresh list of auto-rickshaw fares in the valley, a ritual the department has been performing for years without any effect on ground. “Auto drivers do not run meters so how will the rate list help?” said Sanaullah, a resident of Batamaloo. “There should have been a mobile […]

Court directs police to expedite investigation in Handwara youth’s killing

Court directs police to expedite investigation in Handwara youth’s killing

Srinagar: A subordinate court has asked police to complete investigation into the killing of a youngster in Handwara within three months besides submitting fortnightly progress report. The court however rejected the plea of the slain youngster’s family to register second FIR into the killing of Bilal Ahmad Denthoo, one of the first youngsters slain during […]

Serfs still, the Mallekhosh are going down with the dead

Serfs still, the Mallekhosh are going down with the dead

SRINAGAR : In the land reserved for the dead, old feudal ways are still alive. The Malakha, the largest graveyard in Srinagar on the southern slope of Hari Parbat, was once the site of an Islamic seminary and several fruit orchards. The owner of the land was Sheikh Baba Is­mail Kubrawee, the teach­er of Makhdoom […]

Top level engineers protest against government

Top level engineers protest against government

SRINAGAR: Top level engineers working with state held a protest against the government on Monday for not hiking their salaries since they have been appointed. The one day sit-in protest was held in the twin capitals of the state and was also attended by chief engineers. Peerzada Hidayatullah, the president of J&K Electrical Engineering Graduates […]

Family of disabled son beaten by troops in dire straits

Family of disabled son beaten by troops in dire straits

SRINAGAR: The financially humble family of a physically challenged youth who was allegedly beaten by government forces last year is struggling to meet his medical bills and their day-to-day expenses. Mushtaq Ahmad, the injured youth of Soura’s Ganai Mohalla has three family members – his mother, father and brother. His brother had a job that […]

Smoking ban in civil secretariat, GAD sore over observance in breach

Smoking ban in civil secretariat, GAD sore over observance in breach

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has asked the civil secretariat employees and the commoners visiting the offices to desist spitting chewing tobacco and its products in the premises or face penalty. In a circular issued by general administration department on Wednesday, the government observed that some of the employees and visitors have been seen […]

Lifting of polythene ban: Govt in contempt of HC?

Lifting of polythene ban: Govt in contempt of HC?

SRINAGAR: Has the government overridden the High Court’s order by allowing use of polythene in Jammu and Kashmir? Yes, say legal experts. Through a service rules order, SRO-45, the forest ministry headed by Chaudhary Lal Singh recently permitted the manufacture, sale and use of polythene above 50 microns. The High Court had earlier issued directions […]

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