HC asks govt to reveal rehab policy for people affected by stone quarry ban

HC asks govt to reveal rehab policy for people affected by stone quarry ban

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has granted the state government two weeks time for disclosing policy for rehabilitation of those persons affected by ban on stone quarrying in the state. A division bench of Justices Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and B S Walia granted the time as sought for by the counsel representing the government. The […]

Officers to be ‘personally responsible’ for any lapse in Jhelum dredging: HC

Officers to be ‘personally responsible’ for any lapse in Jhelum dredging: HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday warned the government authorities against any lapse in the dredging of river Jhelum and removal of encroachments along its course, saying it may “definitely give rise to a catastrophe” similar to the devastating floods in 2014. “The concern shown by the Chief Engineer (Irrigation & Flood Control Department) […]

HC seeks info on reconstruction of burnt schools

HC seeks info on reconstruction of burnt schools

SRINAGAR: The J&K high court has sought information from government about the repairing and reconstruction of schools burnt down in Kashmir Valley last year. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Justices Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Janak Raj Kotwal passed the direction after perusal of an affidavit filed by amicus curie in […]

HC seeks monthly report from IOC on auto LPG station in Valley

HC seeks monthly report from IOC on auto LPG station in Valley

SRINAGAR: Terming the explanation by Indian Oil Corporation on non-installation of Auto LPG Dispensing Station (ALDS) as “not plausible and unacceptable”, the J&K high court has directed it to file monthly status report about the progress in setting up of the facility in the Kashmir Valley. The directions by a division bench of Justices Mohammad […]

HC directs govt to make all roads to Srinagar ‘motorable’ within 10 days

HC directs govt to make all roads to Srinagar ‘motorable’ within 10 days

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday directed the government to make all roads leading to and within Srinagar “motorable” within ten days. “Generally, it is noticed that due to harsh weather and other circumstances, most of the roads are in a bad condition. Until macadamization process is taken up at an appropriate time, the […]

Court upholds bail to Alam

Court upholds bail to Alam

Srinagar:  A Bandipora court on Monday rejected a review petition filed by ruling PDP-BJP government against Chief Judicial Magistrate’s February 21 order granting bail to Muslim League chairman and senior Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam Bhat in a case registered against him in a police station Sumbal in 2010. Allowing the contention by Alam’s counsel […]

Human, eco losses in Tosa Maidan: HC asks govt to reply to a PIL

Human, eco losses in Tosa Maidan: HC asks govt to reply to a PIL

Srinagar: The J&K high court on Monday issued a notice, calling Indian Home Secretary and state’s chief secretary, to file response within six weeks to a Public Interest Litigation, seeking directions for a detailed survey to assess loss and damage to human life and the environment of the Tosa Maidan due to artillery and other […]