Court gives govt a week to fix gaps in report on burnt schools

Court gives govt a week to fix gaps in report on burnt schools

SRINAGAR: Coming down heavily on the state government over the issue of schools burnt down during the 2016 summer uprising, the J&K High Court on Tuesday gave the government a week to come up with a proper status report failing which, the Director, School Education, Kashmir, is to be present at the next hearing. Hearing […]

Court gives health secretary additional charge of food safety

Court gives health secretary additional charge of food safety

Srinagar: With the government failing to fill the post of commissioner, food safety, the High Court on Monday intervened by giving additional charge to secretary health and medical education. Hearing a suo-motu Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey asked why the government is lagging […]

HC pulls up govt for lackadaisical approach on heritage, monuments

HC pulls up govt for lackadaisical approach on heritage, monuments

Srinagar: The high court on Monday directed the state government to retrieve the copy of holy Quran from the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s era that was stolen from the department of Archives, Srinagar way back in 2003. The Quran, calligraphed by the emperor was written using the ink blended with gold and saffron. The stolen Quran […]

Ten-year jail to father for raping minor daughter

Ten-year jail to father for raping minor daughter

SRINAGAR: A trial court in Srinagar sentenced Nazir Ahmed Sheikh, a resident of Rainawari to 10-years imprisonment for raping her minor daughter. The court also imposed a fine to Rs 10,000 on the convict, and recommended state government to pay Rs 3.00 lacs to the victim as compensation. The 2nd additional sessions judge Sham Lal […]

Division bench snubs govt over sloppy, evasive details on Rajbagh bridge

Division bench snubs govt over sloppy, evasive details on Rajbagh bridge

SRINAGAR: The High Court on Friday snubbed the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) for submitting a ‘vague report’ regarding construct of Rajbagh bridge. The court asked the executing agency to submit a detailed report with relevant diagrams on the construction of the bridge on river Jhelum opposite Presentation Convent School at Rajbagh. The division bech of […]

High Court tells government to act fast on saving Dal Lake

High Court tells government to act fast on saving Dal Lake

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to file a response regarding quality and volume of water, treatment of sewerage, and process of de-weeding in and around Dal Lake. It also directed the government’s Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to provide a detailed project report for conservation of […]