Collective efforts needed for traffic decongestion: HC

Collective efforts needed for traffic decongestion: HC

Srinagar: The J&K High court on Thursday passed directions to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation, the Divisional Commissioner and the Transport Commissioner to comply with the ten points forwarded today by Sargun Shukla, SSP Traffic Srinagar, in her status report submitted to the court. The court directed that the compliance should be done by the next […]

JKCA scam: HC grants CBI more time, but asks for fresh report

JKCA scam: HC grants CBI more time, but asks for fresh report

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a fresh report in its investigation into a multi-crore scam in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The court also granted more time to the CBI to conclude its investigation into the scam. A division bench of Justice […]

HC pulls up social welfare department on sordid state of orphanages

HC pulls up social welfare department on sordid state of orphanages

Srinagar: The J&K high court on Monday directed law secretary and social welfare department to file a status report regarding facilities provided to the children at the orphanage centres on next hearing. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey remarked it is the right of the children […]

‘All issues settled’, PIL for 2014 flood victims disposed of

‘All issues settled’, PIL for 2014 flood victims disposed of

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has disposed of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking proper relief and rehabilitation for 2014 flood victims. The court remarked that the counsels from both sides have complied with the court’s directions and all issues related to the flood rehabilitation process appear to have been settled. “It appears from the […]

High Court asks for report on juveniles in jail

High Court asks for report on juveniles in jail

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed the law secretary and the social welfare department to submit a fresh status report on the number of juveniles lodged in jails in Jammu and Kashmir within two weeks. The court also directed the law secretary to file a response regarding creation of 22 posts of munsifs […]

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 […]

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 […]

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