Muslim bodies mulling campaign against ‘interference in religious affairs’

Muslim bodies mulling campaign against ‘interference in religious affairs’

Srinagar: Following the Supreme Court verdict outlawing instant triple talaq, Muslim religious bodies in Kashmir are considering to launch an awareness campaign about Islamic laws to avoid further interference. Many Islamic scholars and clerics had referred to the SC verdict as interference in their religious affairs. Chairman of the Karwan-e-Islami, Ghulam Rasool Hami, told Kashmir […]

Social Welfare Department fails to approve pension for persons enlisted in 2017

Social Welfare Department fails to approve pension for persons enlisted in 2017

Srinagar: After tiresome efforts to get enlisted as deserving persons for financial assistance from Social Welfare Department, more than 600 old aged persons from underprivileged class were due to get financial assistance. But for “unknown reasons” the list was withheld. Sources in the department told Kashmir Reader that the minister of state for Health & […]

Rush of expenditure in last quarter allows indiscipline, waste, corruption

Rush of expenditure in last quarter allows indiscipline, waste, corruption

Srinagar: Rush-hour expenditure during the last quarter of the fiscal year is being done “deliberately”, insiders say, in a number of government departments to allow for irregularities in allocation and release of funds. Sources within the state administration told Kashmir Reader that departments of Revenue, Planning, Ladakh Affairs, Power Development, Industries and Commerce, Public Works, […]

Intrigue at NIT: faculty members stall recruitment to favour their own

Intrigue at NIT: faculty members stall recruitment to favour their own

SRINAGAR: Back in 2014, the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development directed all NITs (National Institutes of Technology) to adopt a four-tier flexible faculty cadre – a set of rules for recruitment and promotion of faculty, one among them being that PhD would be the minimum qualification for candidates applying for the post of Assistant […]

Scrapping Article 35A would be violation of Geneva Conventions

Scrapping Article 35A would be violation of Geneva Conventions

Srinagar: The territory of J&K by virtue of being an internationally recognised dispute between India and Pakistan comes under the Geneva Conventions and the Hague Regulations of 1907, of which India is a signatory along with 195 other nation states. Any move to alter the demographic character of this disputed region would violate international laws […]